Eye-catching Bike of the Day II: Giant Anyroad 1

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

by Mat Brett   March 21, 2013  

Giant Anyroad

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.

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Not sure I see a read use for this, but I'm sure Martyn Ashton would have fun with it...

posted by Tjuice [104 posts]
21st March 2013 - 13:21

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Nose-up saddle lower than the bars?

Gravity - it won't let you down.

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posted by bigmel [65 posts]
21st March 2013 - 16:39

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I hope it's good at whatever it does, because bejesus that is ugly.

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2892 posts]
21st March 2013 - 16:52

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I like such bikes but that is Definately the fruit of the ugly tree

posted by Jerm [39 posts]
21st March 2013 - 19:28

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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.

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [358 posts]
21st March 2013 - 21:59

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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.

posted by Mat Brett [1808 posts]
22nd March 2013 - 4:27

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Probably an optical delusion as the front wheel is a lot larger than the rear!

New Forester

posted by Forester [82 posts]
22nd March 2013 - 16:10

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More wronger than wrong Bob Mcwrong, Mayor of Wrongton.

Currently going slower than I'd like...

posted by stealth [170 posts]
24th March 2013 - 20:26

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