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A fat-tyred, disc-braked, multi-surface aluminium bike that might never make it to the UK

Check out the Giant Anyroad 1 that we spotted at Taipei Cycle. This is a bike that looks like it means business, but it’s currently only available to Asian markets and might not ever reach the UK.

It’s an aluminium X-road bike. Maybe you’d call it a gravel road bike, or you might describe it as being closely related to a cyclocross machine, perhaps. Whatever you call it, the Anyroad (you have to say it like a Northern comic) comes with a curved top tube that magically transforms into a pair of seatstays, along with disc brakes and beefy tyres.

Instead of a standard seat clamp, it uses a wedge arrangement and you get some very cool looking auxillary brake levers attached to the tops of the handlebars. The Anyroad 1 has a Tiagra level group while the Anyroad 2 gets mostly Sora.

We’ve know about the Anyroad for a while but Giant UK aren’t currently bringing it into the country. They’re considering it for next year, but they have another secret bike up their sleeves so the Anyroad might never make it to these shores. Shame! It might have been a lot of fun.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Tjuice [203 posts] 3 years ago
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Not sure I see a read use for this, but I'm sure Martyn Ashton would have fun with it...

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bigmel [116 posts] 3 years ago
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Nose-up saddle lower than the bars?

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notfastenough [3695 posts] 3 years ago
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I hope it's good at whatever it does, because bejesus that is ugly.

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Jerm [39 posts] 3 years ago
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I like such bikes but that is Definately the fruit of the ugly tree

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monty dog [457 posts] 3 years ago
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Quote: "very cool ... auxiliary brake levers" - clearly the bike reviewer has never used a pair in anger because they are completely useless offroad - much like the suicide levers they used to put on old 10-speeds.

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Mat Brett [626 posts] 3 years ago
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monty dog wrote:

Quote: "very cool ... auxiliary brake levers" - clearly the bike reviewer has never used a pair in anger because they are completely useless offroad - much like the suicide levers they used to put on old 10-speeds.

Reading errors. It says, "very cool looking", no reference to performance. Plus, it's clearly not a review.

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Forester [117 posts] 3 years ago
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Probably an optical delusion as the front wheel is a lot larger than the rear!

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stealth [254 posts] 3 years ago
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More wronger than wrong Bob Mcwrong, Mayor of Wrongton.