Party with new range

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WEL­COM­ING a new range and cel­e­brat­ing a birthday means dou­ble cel­e­bra­tions for Gi­ant Noosa this week.

Gi­ant has just re­leased it’s 2018 line-up and Coast res­i­dents will get a pre­view of the new lean ma­chines ahead of their in-store ar­rival over the com­ing months.

Gi­ant Noosa’s Ian Vant said the new model year range was re­vealed re­cently on the Gold Coast, which en­abled easy tran­si­tion of some of the star bikes to Noosa for an ex­clu­sive show­ing.

“The Gi­ant range is over 150 bikes...we picked the lat­est and great­est,” Ian said.

Among those on show will be the new TCR road­ies, An­them 29 cross-coun­try moun­tain bikes, the Reign en­duro of­fer­ings and Liv’s new Langma road bike.

Ian said one of the most sought-af­ter is the TCR Ad­vanced SL 1 Disc. De­signed for pro race teams, this bike screams high per­for­mance, with the in­te­grated seat­post, new Ul­te­gra R8000 Di2 11-speed elec­tronic driv­e­train along with Ul­te­gra disc brakes.

The disc brakes are be­com­ing com­mon­place across the road bike range and soon rim brakes will be in the mi­nor­ity.

“It’s been com­ing over the past cou­ple of years, now they are le­gal for club rac­ing that was the fi­nal hur­dle. Get­ting them ap­proved re­ally opens up that mar­ket,” Ian said.

“It means the lat­est bike they buy in the shop they can now race on week­ends.

“Disc brakes add about 600 grams. But the ben­e­fits are brak­ing force, mod­u­la­tion and con­trol. Once you use them it feels a step back when you go to a rim brake.”

An­them 29ers are ex­pected to be hot prop­erty. Gi­ant spent two years re­fin­ing this model, fea­tur­ing 90mm of rear sus­pen­sion travel and 100mm up front.

De­signed to be a smooth cross-coun­try ma­chine which en­ables con­trolled speed with an ad­vanced-grade com­pos­ite main­frame and rear tri­an­gle, it’s avail­able in two spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

Mean­while, the all-new range of Reign en­duro bikes come with up­dated Mae­stro sus­pen­sion tech­nol­ogy and re­fined frame ge­om­e­try that is lower and longer than the out­go­ing model. Aimed at com­pet­i­tive en­duro rac­ers, big-moun­tain ad­ven­tur­ers and any­one who loves to tackle ag­gres­sive trails, the new Reign comes to mar­ket with pro off-road per­for­mance in its DNA.

The rear sus­pen­sion fea­tures 160mm of travel and some key im­prove­ments to shock per­for­mance and the over­all han­dling. A new trun­nion mount al­lows for a longer shock stroke and a lower lever­age ra­tio, which im­proves small-bump com­pli­ance and ped­alling ef­fi­ciency.

Every model in the new Reign range fea­tures new frame ge­om­e­try in­clud­ing an ag­gres­sive 65-de­gree head-tube an­gle and 73-de­gree seat-tube an­gle, en­gi­neered for 160mm of sus­pen­sion travel front and rear.

Then there’s the Langma in the Liv range, a light­weight road bike es­pe­cially for women. It’s avail­able in four spec­i­fi­ca­tions, de­signed for any climb, race or ride.

Gi­ant Noosa will cel­e­brate its first birthday with a spe­cial VIP evening on the Fri­day night, fol­lowed by a spe­cial event on Satur­day morn­ing when ev­ery­one is in­vited to take a look at the 2018 range and grab some birthday cake while in store. There will be some great deals avail­able on out­go­ing mod­els in stock, as well as pre-or­der spe­cials on the 2018 range.

The Gi­ant TCR Ad­vanced SL 1 Disc is al­ready hot prop­erty, with disc brakes and Di2.

Save your en­ergy on the Gi­ant Dirt-E+. Com­bine pedal power with an in­stan­ta­neous boost. The lithion-ion bat­tery en­ables you to ride stronger and longer, even on steep and chal­leng­ing trails.

Liv's 2018 Langma.

The Gi­ant An­them 29ER 1 has been to­tally re-en­gi­neered.

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