Cyclocross season is on the horizon. The anticipation of heart-pounding efforts and skill-challenging courses invokes eager excitement. Every weekend is a new challenge. A different course born from the imagination of the course designers who take the landscape and transform it into a cyclocross playground.
We've long touted Giant's carbon bikes as the strongest ones that we offer, and possibly the strongest on the market. Now, in addition to the lifetime warranty attached to their frames and forks, Giant is launching a new support plan covering any composite frame, fork, or component they make (wheels, stems, handlebars, seatposts...).
You might have noticed those little markings on your bike that say something like “5-6 N.m.” This is the “Torque-Spec” of a particular bolt or screw. Manufactures are getting better about calling out the specifications by engraving or painting the Torque-Spec right on the part. It’s important to follow these call outs, as improper torque can lead to slipping, crushing, cracking, or other failures.