By Adam Newman
We’re excited to see more bikes coming around for the kind of riding we love the most: rambling adventures from the city to the mountains. The Giant AnyRoad might not have an innovative name, but the design is perfect for a huge segment of the bike-riding market. The aluminum frame offers a hugely sloping top tube for standover clearance, room for 700x48c tires, a carbon fiber fork and fender mounts.
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There are two versions available: the AnyRoad 1, pictured here, which retails for $1,225 with a Shimano Tiagra 10-speed group; and the AnyRoad 2, which has a 9-speed Sora group. Both models use Disc brakes with SRAM BB7 or BB5 brakes, respectively. The AnyRoad is also equipped with new Giant tires, the P-RX model seen here, in a 700x28c size.
Another cool feature is these wing-shaped bar-top brake levers that can increase confidence for beginner riders.
Though a 2014 model, early AnyRoad models have already shipped to dealers.
Correction: An earlier version of this story had listed an incorrect price for the AnyRoad.Tweet Print