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Does Giant have a good rep?

Old 06-13-08, 03:19 PM
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Does Giant have a good rep?

Is Giant considered top tier in quality? Do they race at the international level? Thanks.
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Old 06-13-08, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Derailleur View Post
Is Giant considered top tier in quality? Do they race at the international level? Thanks.
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Old 06-13-08, 03:23 PM
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They are one of the largest bike manufactures in the world.
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Yes.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...tcr_advanced08
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T-Mobile is now Team HighRoad and they still ride Giant.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post



They are one of the largest bike manufactures in the world.
I think they manufacture small and medium bikes, too.
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Loved the ONCE team black and yellow giants.
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Giant is the biggest bicycle company in the world. They are popular in many different countries. In the past (not sure about currently), some big name USA companies contracted with Giant to make bicycles for them. Giant makes a very wide range of bicycles. Their cheapest stuff is mediocre (you get what you pay for). Their high end stuff is world class (you get what you pay for). Most of the Giant bicycles you see on the road fall into the first category. Around where I live, people paying $3000 or more for a bicycle are much more likely to buy Trek or Specialized than Giant.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post



They are one of the largest bike manufactures in the world.
This photo speaks well of the strength of their frames.
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
I think they manufacture small and medium bikes, too.
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I heard riding a Giant makes you fat.
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Originally Posted by jeff^d View Post
I heard riding a Giant makes you fat.
They should try getting Michael Rasmussen to ride one, out of scientific curiosity...
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
I think they manufacture small and medium bikes, too.
Fail, thats not funny.
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They are good enough for Ryanf
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na... Giant just rebrands generic carbon frames.

Giant = Trek =

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Giant = BH = Generic
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Originally Posted by Dr. Derailleur View Post
Is Giant considered top tier in quality? Do they race at the international level? Thanks.
Some might disagree, but I don't believe there is a better bike for the money than the TCR C1 and OCR C1. There is plenty of positive reviews on www.roadbikereview.com and glowing reviews in Bicycling magazine. And yes, the former TMobil now Team High Road rides them, so they are raced at the international level.

So do yourself a favor and test ride one
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Old 06-13-08, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by OnTheRivet View Post
Giant = BH = Generic


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Giant does a lot of manufacturing for trek and specialized as mentioned, as well as a lot of other companies. They don't have the reputation that some companies do, but it means you aren't paying for the name (for awhile at least they were making some colnagos)
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Giant produces the Colnago CLX. If Colnago reckons Giant-produced carbon frames are good enough to flog in the market then maybe its good enough for you.
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Giant is generally recognized as the best manufacuturer of CF bikes, and makes more in their factories for sale as Giants, or rebadged as Colonagos etc, than any other manufacturer in the world.

Anecdotally, my LBS sold Trek and Giant for years. They have never had a single warranty claim for a Giant CF frame, and have replaced a number of Trek frames under warranty.

Not to bash Trek, but Giant's manufacturing process for CF is as good as it gets.
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giant company

Giant are the biggest and the best period
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Giant is generally recognized as the best manufacuturer of CF bikes, and makes more in their factories for sale as Giants, or rebadged as Colonagos etc, than any other manufacturer in the world.

Anecdotally, my LBS sold Trek and Giant for years. They have never had a single warranty claim for a Giant CF frame, and have replaced a number of Trek frames under warranty.

Not to bash Trek, but Giant's manufacturing process for CF is as good as it gets.
Meh, i'll take this
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Originally Posted by OnTheRivet View Post
Giant = BH = Generic
um, Giant would be the manufacturer, BH would be the client.

Giant also manufacture many other brands... and they are the largest and probably most experienced carbon lay-up shop there is.

yes, I've been to the factory, yes i ride a Giant myself, yes they sponsor my team, but no, they're not paying me to say this. they just develop and make great and very under-rated frames. (they also make a lot of very cheap welded aluminum and steel stuff but that's where the majority of the market is, and it's not a reason to dismiss their carbon frames.)
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