There's a lot of buzz out there about the new 2015 Giant Reign 27.5, we're really glad it's here.
This bike is really dialed in. It offers 6.3 inches of Maestro rear suspension travel and a longer, lower chassis than its 26-inch-wheel predecessor, which improves stability and handling on rough terrain without sacrificing stiffness or adding weight. The Reign 27.5 model also features an OverDrive steerer tube design for added front-end stiffness and steering precision, along with a new 12x142 rear thru-axle design and 27.5-specific geometry. Internal cable ports give it a sleek, uncluttered look.
Pictured is the the 2015 Giant Reign 2. MSRP is $3400.
The 2015 Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 (pictured, top) is the top model of the composite Anthem 27.5 line. This bike features a Fox CTD Factory fork with 15mm axle, a Fox Float CTD Performance rear shock, a full Shimano XT drivetrain, and Giant's new P-XCR1 Composite wheel system. Giant's claimed weight for their wheelset is 1580 grams. This large weighs in just under 26 lbs. on our shop scale. MSRP is $4850.
The 2015 Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 (pictured, center) marks the entry to the composite Anthem 27.5 line. This build features a Rockshox Reba RL fork with 15mm axle and Pushloc lockout, a Rockshox Monarch RL rear shock, and a X7/X9 drivetrain. This medium weighs in at an impressive 26.61 lbs. MSRP is $3600.
Another great option is the 2015 Giant Anthem 27.5 3 (pictured, lower) with aluminum frame. This build features a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain, a RockShox Recon Gold RL Solo Air fork with 15mm axle, and a Rockshox Monarch R rear shock. This large weighs in at 29.37 pounds. MSRP is $2125.
RSD The Mayor Fatbike features a spacious rear end (190mm) to let you run the widest fat tires available. It’s double-butted 6061 aluminum frame and carbon fork helps keep the weight under 30lbs. MSRP is $1999.
Established in 2012, RSD Bikes is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They started out with a small line-up of urban bikes, and over time they've expanded and created mountain bikes in their product lineup, which is their true area of expertise.
Brand new for this year, it's the 2015 Juliana Roubion Carbon C Women's mountain bike.
The lightweight carbon frame combines 150mm of suspension travel and incredible pedaling efficiency thanks to VPP™ technology. The Roubion can be built with high end kit options and upgrades such as carbon ENVE wheels and Cane Creek’s Double Barrel Air shock.
Roubion X01 Build Specs (shown in photo):
The 2015 Juliana Furtado Carbon combines a unique geometry, spec and design not found anywhere else in the women's bike industry. With 125mm of VPP™ suspension technology and the new 27.5" wheel standard, the Furtado gives a snappy, agile ride that climbs efficiently and descends with ease.
The Furtado carbon frame is available in two options, to bring prices down on entry level carbon builds. Shown here is the lower cost carbon frame.
S Build Specs (shown in photo):
Giant has completely redesigned the Defy road bike for 2015. Made to suit a wide range of cyclists and their riding needs, the Defy is one of the lightest, stiffest, most versatile road bikes on the market.
For starters, we have a 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 in sizes medium & med/large. MSRP is $2075.
Highlights of the new Defy:
The 2015 Kona Process 111 29er is back, and with a great new look. We're loving the deep purple.
Last year Kona redefined what a 29er can do with the introduction of the Process 111. The geometry combines short chainstays (430mm) with a low BB. Add to that 111mm of rear suspension, lots of standover, a short stem with a roomy rider cockpit, and you've got a 29er that's made for major fun on the trails.
MSRP is $4099.
We got our first big shipment of 2015 Giant Bicycles in at the end of last week - 59 bikes in total We will post more pics as they get built up.
Here are a few 27.5" wheel models for starters.
The 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2 (MSRP $2550) and 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 3 (MSRP $2125) were made to inspire confidence over technical terrain. 140mm of suspension in the front and rear plus several frame technologies including the OverDrive steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket. Climbing or descending, pinning it at high speed or crawling through the tech stuff, this bike does it all.
The 2015 Giant Anthem SX 27.5 (pictured, lower left) is a lightweight ALUXX SL full-suspension alloy frame with 120mm of travel up front and 100mm of Maestro Suspension in the rear. It’s a great choice for technical XC race courses or epic singletrack riding. MSRP is $3000.
The new 2015 Giant Stance 27.5 2 (pictured, lower right) makes its debut this year. 120mm of FlexPoint suspension travel, stable geometry, and low cost make this a great full-suspension option for those new to trail riding. MSRP is $1450.
The 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon with RXC build (in either burgundy/white or satin black/aqua blue). Build kit includes a curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore, and SRAM components. MSRP is $3399.
Santa Cruz has been working with an exclusive manufacturing partner in an effort to get cost down on carbon frames without sacrificing quality or durability. For 2015, they have a new lower cost carbon frame option that retains the same strength with a different grade of carbon material that results in a minimal weight gain of approximately 250-280 grams (0.6 lbs) and a lower price point.
Santa Cruz calls this new lower cost carbon option their "Carbon" frame. They are still offering their original, high quality carbon frames as well, now under the name "Carbon C".
The Path Bike Shop will always offer both "Carbon" and "Carbon C" frame options in both shops.
The 2015 Lust 3 (pictured, right) is a great all-around cross country bike. 4" of rear suspension, a 15mm front thru-axle for front end stiffness and control, 27.5" wheels, and plenty of standover height for added confidence on technical trails. MSRP is $2125.
The 2015 Tempt is a perfect entry-level hardtail to get you started in the sport of mountain biking. It's got an aluminum frame with geometry that's designed specifically for women, 27.5: wheels, suspension fork, and lots of standover height.
2015 Tempt 3 (not shown) in size small - MSRP is $680
2015 Tempt 4 (pictured below) in sizes X-small, small, and medium - MSRP is $575
The 2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er hardtail has a stiff and light advanced composite frame and stable 29er handling, great bike for XC racing or fast XC riding. Both models have the same great frame and geometry, only the part specs are different.
The 2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er 1 comes with Fox Float CTD Evolution 100mm travel fork with 15mm thru-axle, Shimano SLX/XT 10-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes brakes, and Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires. MSRP is $2650.
The 2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er 2 comes with RockShox Recon Gold 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle, SRAM X5/X7 10-speed drivetrain, Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes, and Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires. MSRP is $2125.
Today's new arrival: a 2014 Knolly Warden! This is Knolly's enduro bike with 6" of travel and 27.5" wheels. Lots of standover and a short, tapered headtube with zero-stack headset to keep things low with an aggressive riding feel familiar to a 26" wheel bike.
Tricked out with a fantastic build kit:
This size medium pictured is the only one in stock at the moment. MSRP is $6841.