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TECH NEWS LIVE: Demo a Giant 2017 road bike next February

Come to LIVE next February and test ride Giant's 2017 road and e-bikes

The inaugural LIVE demo day takes place in Bath on Sunday 26 February 2017 and we’ve got some great bike brands lined up for you, including Scott, Specialized, Canyon, Cube, Giant, Rose and Ribble. 

We’ve previously listed some of the shiny new bikes that Specialized and Scott will be bringing along to the demo event, and today we can tell you what bikes Giant will be offering up for test rides. 

Your complete guide to Giant’s 2017 road bikes

Giant will be bringing the following bikes:

  • Propel Advanced Pro 2
  • Defy Advanced Pro 1
  • TCR Advanced Pro 1
  • Avail Advanced Pro 
  • Envie Advanced Pro 1
Giant Defy Advanced SL - riding 1

A nice lineup indeed. Which one would you be wanting to test? We’ve tested many of Giant’s latest road bikes over the years. The Defy endurance model (above) is one of its most popular bikes and in 2015 was given a complete overhaul with an all-new carbon frame providing more comfort. It was the first time a big manufacturer had completely moved over to disc brakes. We like it a lot. 

If riding fast into the wind flicks your switch then the Propel aero road bike is for you. It’s a fast and reactive aero bike packing the latest aero design in a package that is good value for money.


The TCR Advanced (above) is the lightest bike in its range, ideal for racing, fast sportives and climbing mountains. The latest incarnation is lighter than ever, yet just as stiff and comfortable.


And in collaboration with sister site ebiketips, Giant will also be bringing along its latest e-bikes, including the irt E+ 1, Full E+1 and Road E+1. The latter is a bike we’ve already ridden, and you can read about what it’s like to ride an e-bike up Austria’s toughest mountain right here.

Like the sound of that lot? Then make sure you get a place at LIVE by registering your interest here (link is external)

The LIVE event will be held at Bath's Odd Down circuit. It's a custom-built 1.5km road circuit, and the event has exclusive use of the pristine tarmac all day. No fighting with the traffic on your test rides! 

Attending LIVE costs just £30, but there are a limited number of early bird tickets available for just £20 - be quick though, these early bird tickets are selling  very quickly. 

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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