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Giant gravel bikes: Which is right for you?

By Bruce Lin

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Giant Revolt

For road cyclists looking to expand their repertoire — as well as their available route options — Giant gravel bikes offer a high-value, high-performance entryway into the world of dirt. In this overview, we’ll cover Giant and Liv gravel bikes, as well as their cyclocross counterparts. Of course, gravel and cyclocross are not synonymous, but these wide-tire rides are all great options for getting off the pavement and exploring the (dirt) road less traveled. 

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Gravel gravel bikes

Giant Revolt / Liv Devote

The Giant Revolt and Liv Devote gravel bikes are designed to provide speed and confident handling on rough terrain. Compliant full composite forks, D-Fuse seatposts, and D-Fuse handlebars all help absorb bumps and vibrations. This offers a smoother ride on bumpy gravel at high speeds. 

These frames have clearance for large gravel tires, up to 45mm wide for maximum compliance and traction on loose or rough roads. They also include clever frame details like the X-Defender down tube protector and Giant’s smart mount system for racks and accessories. The Giant Revolt and Liv Devote come with either a lightweight carbon frame (they will be named the Revolt Advanced or Devote Advanced) or a more affordable aluminum option. They are high-performance all-rounders perfect for everything from gravel racing to bikepacking.

Who it’s for: Performance-oriented gravel cyclists, adventure riders, anyone who wants to get out on everything from smooth dirt to light singletrack.

Giant cyclocross bikes

Giant TCX / Liv Brava

The Giant TCX and Liv Brava are cyclocross bikes that can handle everything from World Cup competition to local weekend CX races. They are designed for speed, handling, and versatility in all conditions. 

The new TCX Advanced and Brava feature redesigned, lighter frames with asymmetrical chainstays for optimal power transfer. They use level top tubes for easy shouldering on run-ups and there’s ample tire clearance for the muddiest of ‘cross conditions. High bottom brackets and agile geometry help riders pedal through tight corners and through other obstacles. These bikes can even transition to road or gravel riding when race season is over.

Who it’s for: Cyclocross racers and gravel riders looking for more agile cyclocross handling.

Giant, of course, makes a lot more bikes than these. You can read our overview of Giant mountain bikes here if you’re interested in riding mountain bike trails that require suspension. For those specifically wondering whether they’d be better off with a gravel bike or hardtail MTB, this comparison article is worth reading. And if you ultimately determine you’re better off sticking to pavement, Giant has a range of speedy road bikes.

Check out our Giant collection and Liv collection to see all the Giant and Liv bikes we offer.

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