Bike Shop LA carries Giant Bicycles, the biggest bike brand in the world! This is definitely a case of bigger is better. Giant Bikes gets great reviews for their road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and electric bikes (all of which you can buy from Bike Shop LA).
The History of Giant Bicycles
Giant Bicycles is a Taiwanese bicycle and equipment manufacturer founded in 1972 by businessman King Liu and several friends. Originally, Giant was an equipment manufacturer, and they made bicycles to be sold under other brand names (such as Schwinn).
In 1981, the first Giant-branded bikes started hitting shelves (and the pavement). They first raced into Taiwan, then into Europe, North America, and other well-traveled places around the globe.
Giant Bicycles Compact Road Design
Giant Bicycles is known for the Compact Road design which features a sloping top tube as well as a smaller rear triangle. By combining those, Giant made your frame lighter, stiffer, and more responsive.
You'll get more torsional steering stiffness from Giant bikes because they have tapered head tubes (known as OverDrive). If all that sounds confusing to you, visit us at Bike Shop LA to take a test ride,
While you’re in Bike Shop LA, we'll talk to you about what kind of bike suits your needs best.
You'll be able to handle the most rugged off-road terrain with Mountain bikes from Giant. They’re obviously built tough with aggressive knobbly tires, and you'll get good traction on almost any surface. Plus, powerful stopping control is literally in oyur hands with motorcycle-style disc brakes.
To ride fast on paved roads, saddle up on one of Giant Bicycles’ road bikes. Since road bikes are all about riding on surfaced roads, you'll get maximum speed for less effort on a Giant road bike than other styles. They’re sometimes called “endurance” bikes because you’ll want to go on big mile rides.
Take a spin on a hybrid bike from Giant Bicycles if you're more of a casual rider. They’re called hybrid bikes because they take the comfort of riding a mountain bike and unite it with faster rolling wheels and a frame that’s lighter. Yup, those are qualities of a road bike.
Your newest option is an electric bike from Giant Bicycles. You’ll still be pedaling AND you'll get an extra push from the electric bike's motor. Electric bikes are great for commuters (saving you from sweat and getting you there faster), or for people that encounter lots of hills on their rides… or for just plain fun.
Read about Bike Shop LA’s selection of Giant Bicycles here or by stopping by our shop!