The all new ToughRoad range from Giant for 2016 has been well received, and have been heading out the door already. We are frequently asked if we have a proper touring bike. Our answer is now "yes!"
To explain what the ToughRoad is, "it’s a lightweight quick and efficient go-anywhere 29er adventure bike." Running a 29" wheel over a traditional 700c wheel offers more stability off-road and more flexibility in where the bike can be ridden. The flat handlebars provide confident handling in variable conditions and terrain.
There are 2 options in the ToughRoad, the SLR 1 and SLR 2. Both models have Giant’s ALUXX grade SLR aluminium frame and composite fork to ensure the ride is smooth. But more impressive is the weight with the SLR 2 weighing in at just 11.5kg for a medium frame! Both models have rack mounts on the frame and fork, with the SLR 1 coming equipped with racks from the get go. The SLR 1 also gets an upgraded drivetrain with SRAM's new GX 2x10.
You’re welcome to view the ToughRoad at our Papanui store.