Giant FastRoad CoMax 1 (2016) (Composite/Red)
Fast, smooth and ultra-versatile, the Giant FastRoad CoMax is a lightweight, flat-bar road bike for fitness riding and commuting. Engineered with Giant’s CoMax composite technology, the frame offers a light, lively and supremely comfortable ride. The vibration damping D-Fuse seatpost, flat handlebar and 700c wheels put you in control, whether you’re zipping through the city or sweating out the miles to get fitter and faster.
- CoMax composite frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost
- Composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer
- Giant PR-2 Disc rims, Giant Performance Tracker Disc hubs, Sapim Race spokes
- Shimano 105 11-speed shifting
- Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M,ML, L, XL
Frame: CoMax Composite Technology
Fork: Composite, with alloy OverDrive steerer
Handlebar: Giant Connect XC, Flat, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse, Composite
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Shifters: Shimano RS700
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Brakes: Shimano M395, Hydraulic disc, 140mm
Brake Levers: Shimano M395, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano 105 11x32, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11
Crankset: Shimano RS500, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Rims: Giant PR-2 Disc
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Road Disc, Sealed bearing, 28h
Spokes: Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires: Giant P-R3 All-condition, 700x25, Front and rear specific, Deflect 3
Extras: RideSense, Bar-ends
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Features: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
Benefit: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Compact Road Design:
In the late 1990s Giant pioneered a radical new frame shape to give its professional road racers a competitive edge. Driven by a desire to create lighter and faster bikes, Giant's Compact Road Design changed the look—and the performance capabilities—of competitive road bikes forever.
Now, 17 years later, Compact Road Design is still the standard in high-performance bikes. The concept is simple: A toptube that slopes downward from the headtube to the seattube reduces the size of the front and rear triangles. Smaller triangles create a lighter, stiffer bike.
Whatever the frame material, aluminum or composite, Compact Road Design improves the ride. Here's how:
Compact Road’s most distinctive feature, the downward-sloping toptube, results in smaller front and rear triangles on the frame. Because the triangles are smaller, less material is needed. Less material equals less weight.
Picture two triangles made from equal diameter tubing. The smaller, more compact triangle uses shorter tubes. The larger triangle requires longer tubes. It’s easy to see which is more structurally sound—the smaller triangle is stiffer, less susceptible to flexing and twisting. And on a performance road frame, stiffer is faster.
With traditional geometry, builders increase stiffness by using stiffer material. That might help you sprint faster but it also makes for a less comfortable ride. With Compact Road, Giant engineers are able to design frames with just the right amount of vertical compliance. You get a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Because of the sloping toptube and lower standover height, it’s easier for riders of all sizes to get the perfect fit. With greater adjustability and up to six sizes per series, even Giant’s most demanding pro athletes, women and men of all different heights, always have a perfect fit with stock-size frames.
Compact Road Sizing:
Giant’s all-new chainstay-integrated, wireless data transmitter. The removable transmitter sends wheel-speed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer
The proprietary “D” shaped composite seatpost dampens vibration—resulting in a smooth, compliant ride.
CoMax Composite Technology is an all-new frame material from Giant, the world leader in composite engineering. With a balanced blend of comfort and light weight, CoMax framesets are built and tuned to deliver a better cycling experience for sport and fitness riders.
Optimized blend of Performance Grade raw carbon material and fiber-reinforced polymer delivers a ride experience that is both smooth and efficient.
Performance Formula resin features a high level of void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining good strength characteristics.
Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. Modified Monocoque eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.
CoMax framesets offer up to 10 percent better compliance compared to aluminum framesets.
CoMax framesets are up to 200 grams lighter than comparable aluminum framesets.
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This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2016.