Our next Bike LIVE demo day takes place at Cannock Chase on Saturday 8th April 2017 and we’ve got some great bike brands lined up for you, including Whyte, Wilier, Canyon, Cube, Rose and Ribble.
We’ve previously listed some of the shiny new bikes that Ribble will be bringing along to the demo event, and today we can tell you what bikes Giant will be offering up for test rides.
Giant will be bringing the following bikes:
An impressive lineup indeed and one that'll be available in a range of sizes.
We’ve tested many of Giant’s latest road bikes over the years. The Defy endurance model is one of its most popular bikes and in 2015 was given a complete overhaul with an all-new carbon frame providing more comfort. It was the first time a big manufacturer had completely moved over to disc brakes. We like it a lot.
If riding fast into the wind flicks your switch then the Propel aero road bike is for you. It’s a fast and reactive aero bike packing the latest aero design in a package that is good value for money.
The TCR Advanced is the lightest bike in its range, ideal for racing, fast sportives and climbing mountains. The latest incarnation is lighter than ever, yet just as stiff and comfortable.
Liv is Giant’s women’s brand with a range of bikes in female specific geometry covering everything from racing to entry level road machines like the Avail 4 we reviewed a short time ago.
The Avail Advanced Pro 1 is an endurance based bike for those long rides where you want comfort but plenty of speed too. This model has a full carbon frameset and is equipped with Shimano Ultegra groupset with hydraulic disc brakes.
The Envie range is all about full on speed though with the Advanced Pro 1 being available on the day. An aero race machine with a long and low, aggressive position, it certainly looks quick without even moving.
In collaboration with our sister site ebiketips Giant will also be bringing along its latest range of e-bikes including the Dirt E+ 1, Full E+1 and Road E+1. The latter is a bike we’ve already ridden, and you can read about what it’s like to ride an e-bike up Austria’s toughest mountain right here.
For those of you who like to leave the tarmac then Giant are working with our soon to be launched off-road.cc site to make a range of four MTB’s available.
The Anthem 1 is a fast trail bike with 110mm rear travel and 120mm up front though if you need more bounce then you could also try out the Reign 1 which comes with 160mm front and back.
Continuing with the trail theme Giant's Trance 1 will be available too with this model coming in at a cool £3449.
The XtC Advanced 29er 2 (above) will also be available for demo, an all new hardtail which can be converted from its standard 29er setup to 27.5+ wheel size and can also be run as a singlespeed if that's your thing.
For the women there will also be a Liv Pique 3 option as well, an alloy framed XC trail bike which comes with Shimano Deore 20 speed gearing.
Bike LIVE Cannock Chase takes place at:
Birches Valley Forest Centre
It is about 25 miles north of central Birmingham and about nine miles from the M6 motorway.
There is plenty of parking along with toilets and a café.
Cannock Chase has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a mix of natural woodland, coniferous plantations and open heathland and we have designed routes for all of the different types of bike, check out the videos here.
Bike Live Cannock Chase takes place on Saturday, 8 April 2017.
It starts at 9:30am and you can stay right through until 4:30pm.
These brands will be at Bike LIVE Cannock:
• Beat Bike
Booking your place is simple. Head over to our booking page to get your ticket.
With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for road.cc back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!