Last year while Tyler was visiting Taiwan, he spotted a peculiar Giant road bike with disc brakes and big tires. Called the Giant Anyroad, it was based on an upright geometry road bike with loads of tire clearance that seemed like it would be perfect for dirt, gravel, well, any road really (hence the name). There was only one problem, the Anyroad was not available in the US.
Now, 6 months and a lot of positive comments on our original article later, Giant has confirmed that there will be select models of the Anyroad coming to North America this fall.
While not a road bike, and not a cross bike, the Anyroad sits somewhere directly between Adventure/travel and commuting according to Giant. The bikes Tyler saw in Taiwan did have a few braze ons to add racks, but the type where you have to use a monostay at the brake arch. We’ll see what comes to production in the US. One interesting spec – both bikes will ship with 700×32 tires.
Rumored to be only arriving on our shores in two models, specification will be limited to a 10 speed Shimano Tiagra model, and lower end 9 speed Shimano Sora bike, both with Avid disc brakes – BB7s and BB5s respectively. As Tyler originally pointed out, the beautifully swoopy frames may look carbon-esque, but they are Giant’s Aluxx aluminum with a carbon fork w/alloy steerer. Also, the hidden seatpost bolt and integrated seat clamp look to carry through, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a threaded BB on these bikes as well.
Anyroads will be offered in 6 sizes – XS, S, M, ML, L, XL. Final pricing and availability is still to be determined, but expect us to bring you more later this summer!