With the majority of its performance mountain bike line sporting 27.5-inch wheels, new models in the ‘off-road adventure’ category, and its flashiest colors and graphics yet, Giant showed retailers who attended the company’s annual dealer event, The Link, that it’s pulled out all the stops for 2014.
What’s most striking about Giant’s 2014 lineup is that all but two of its performance mountain bike models are available with 27.5-inch wheels. In addition, ALL of its women’s Liv/Giant mountain bikes are 27.5-inch, from a hard tail carbon race bike and on up the line.
The 2014 Liv/Giant bikes have been redesigned from the ground up, featuring revamped geometry and new model names. The decision to eliminate the popular full-suspension women’s 29er—and all 29-inch wheels in the Liv/Giant line—ultimately came down to a matter of fit and handling.