Aerodynamic, Efficient, Adjustable, Composite, Race-Ready
Well, here we have a machine built not just for speed, but for speed when it truly matters. You see, the prowess of the Giant Propel Advanced Pro isn't something that's just stumbled upon. It’s the product of a focused, relentless pursuit of perfection.
The sleek frame is handcrafted, not simply produced. It uses advanced-grade composite – a high-performance carbon material that’s designed in-house. This kind of craftsmanship results in a lighter, swifter machine that doesn't just navigate the wind, it slices through it like a hot knife through butter.
Now, pay attention to this beauty's remarkable curves and sleek lines. This isn't a vanity project. Every single tube shape has been optimized through Computational Fluid Dynamics and wind-tunnel data. What does that mean? It means this bike is designed to deliver superior aerodynamic performance, each detail tailored to cut through the air and reduce drag.
Then we have this marvelous Overdrive Aero technology. Its D-shaped fork steerer tube inside the head tube, alongside the corresponding spacers, do more than just turn heads. They provide an aerodynamic and easy-to-service system of internally routed brake and derailleur cables.
And take note of the PowerCore. This isn't some buzzword, it's the name for a massively oversized bottom-bracket and chainstay area. The result is more stiffness on the driveside for power transfer and stability on the non-driveside for control.
Of course, it wouldn't be complete without some brilliant tech. The frame is ready to accept the Giant RideSense sensor, turning this machine into a sophisticated piece of training gear. Plus, with tubeless tires, you’ll experience fewer flats and greater traction.
Now, let's talk about sizing. Just like a finely tailored suit, this bike comes in various sizes, from XS to XL, each with meticulous attention to geometry and dimensions. It's important to get this right, as it dictates not just comfort, but performance too.
Two builds are offered, both ringing in at a cool $8,000. The Propel Advanced Pro 0 AXS and Propel Advanced Pro 0 Di2, are identical in terms of frame, fork, handlebar, grips, stem, seatpost, and so on. Where they differ, however, is in their drivetrains and braking systems. The AXS features SRAM Force eTap AXS components for shifting and braking, while the Di2 relies on Shimano's premier electronic groupset.
In summary, we have a sleek, purposeful machine designed for riders who crave speed and efficiency, but also value the fine artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating a truly exceptional ride. It’s a head-turner and a show-stopper, and riding it feels like nothing less than poetry in motion.
- Advanced Composite Technology: The use of high-performance grade raw carbon material in the frame results in a lightweight yet stiff bike that optimizes power transfer and control.
- AeroSystem Shaping Technology: The bike's tube shapes have been optimized for aerodynamics through Computational Fluid Dynamics and wind-tunnel testing. This contributes to enhanced speed and performance.
- Integrated Adjustability: With its new cable routing design, adjusting the cockpit components and fine-tuning the performance and riding position is more accessible than before.
- Tubeless System: The bike comes with a tubeless system that reduces the risk of flat tires and promises a smoother, faster ride.
- PowerCore and Overdrive Aero: These technologies provide better stiffness on the driveside, stability on the non-driveside, and an aerodynamic and easy-to-service system of internally routed cables.
- Multiple Sizes and Builds: With sizes from XS to XL and two different builds, the bike caters to a wide range of riders and their specific preferences.
- Price: At $8,000, the bike is quite an investment, which may not suit all budgets, especially for hobbyists or beginner riders.
- Complex Assembly: Given its advanced features and technology, assembly might be complex and may require professional assistance.
- Maintenance: Due to its high-end components, maintenance could be more expensive and time-consuming compared to simpler, lower-end bikes.
- Weight Information: The weight of the bike is not provided, which could be a deciding factor for some riders.
- Tire Width: The bike comes with 700x25c tires which may be a bit narrow for riders who prefer wider tires for comfort or gravel riding.
- Limited Color Options: Currently, the bike is only available in the Black Currant/Chrome color, which may not suit everyone's aesthetic preferences.