2016 Giant and Liv Bikes Preview


Neil attended the launch of the 2016 Giant Bikes range on Tuesday 11th August. He was one of the first UK Giant dealers to see the new bikes and came back full of enthusiasm. Giant have been working hard on their Giant mens bikes and Liv range of ladies bikes and the bikes are about to arrive at Moonglu. 

The launch was headlined by the new TCR, their fabled and flagship road bike has received a long awaited makeover and the results are stunning. A lighter chassis, slimmed down tubing and cleaner lines achieving a lighter but stiffer bike. The whole range features Advanced SL (T800) and Advanced grade Toray T-700 composite frames with internal cable routing and all Advanced SL and Advanced Pro model bikes excluding Advanced Pro 2 are equipped with full carbon clincher wheels as standard. The best part is the pricing, the flagship bike is £1500 cheaper than 2015 whilst maintaining DuraAce Di2 components and carbon wheels. 

Some standout bikes in the TCR range. 

TCR Advanced Pro 0 - £3799

  • Advanced Pro grade frame and fork
  • SLR0 carbon clincher wheels
  • Shimano DuraAce drivetrain and brakes with 52-36 chainset and 11-28 cassette
  • Stunning bike weighing in at 14.75 Ibs


TCR Advanced 2 - £1199

  • Advanced grade composite frame
  • Shimano 105 11 speed drivetrain
  • Really high spec bike, hard to beat at this price with a good solid colour scheme

Defy 1 Disc - £999

  • Aluxx SL grade aluminium frame with composite fork
  • New chassis with Tektro Spyre disc brakes
  • Shimano 105 11 speed gearset with 50/34 chainset and massive ratio 11-32 cassette
  • Really eye catching bike, bang on the money for Cycle to Work Scheme

Defy 4 - £525

  • Giant's entry level road bike just got better
  • Class leading Aluxx aluminium road frame now with carbon fork
  • Shimano Claris 2 x 8 speed drivetrain with massive ratio 11-32 rear cassette
  • Vibrant black and orange colour scheme

Defy Advanced Pro 3 - £1999

  • New lower entry price point for hydraulic disc brakes
  • Advanced Pro grade frame and fork
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain and 105 level hydraulic brakes
  • Giant SL 1 Disc Wheel System with 140mm rotors

Defy Advanced 3 - £1149

  • A fantastic £1149 for a disc brake equipped full carbon road bike
  • Featuring the brand new Shimano Tiagra drivetrain and Tektro Spyre cable disc brakes
  • Lovely carbon, silver and red colour scheme.

    Propel Advanced Pro 0 - £3599

    • Advanced Pro grade award winning aero road frame
    • Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic gearset
    • Shimano SLR0 Aero full carbon wheel system
    • £400 cheaper than the 2015 model

     TCX SLR 2 - £999

    • Fancy a dig at cross racing, this is the bike for you.
    • 2016 bike now under £1000, ideal for Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Aluxx SLR grade race ready cross frame
    • Tektro Spyre cable disc brakes, Shimano 105 drivetrain
    • Twin bottle cages and mudguard eyelets make this a true all rounder
    • Instock now in time for winter cross season

    Liv Brava SLR - £999

    • Full on ladies version of the TCX with race geometry and sizes down to XS
    • Aluxx SLR lightweight frame and carbon fork
    • Tektro Spyre cable disc brakes
    • Shimano 105 drivetrain.
    • Bottle bosses and mudguard eyelets


    Liv Brava SLR

    August 15, 2015 by Neil Dunkley
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