Giant started in 1972 with one goal: Create a better cycling experience for people around the world.

The founders of Giant were craftsmen and engineers. They understood their strengths. So to make cycling more enjoyable and accessible to people around the world, they did what they knew best. They set out to improve the cycling experience by following three guiding principles: craftsmanship, innovation and inspiration.

It began with lightweight aluminum frames. Giant’s ability to produce high-quality bikes at an affordable price allowed more riders to experience cycling in a whole new way. Since then, Giant has pioneered advancements in both aluminum and composite engineering. We introduced the first affordable carbon fiber bike, the Cadex 980 C, and transformed high-performance road bikes with our Total Compact Road design. In mountain biking, Giant’s Maestro Suspension established a new level of performance for off-road riding and racing.

Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive.

Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better place.



About Liv

Liv is the first cycling brand completely dedicated to women. We offer the only comprehensive product collection designed specifically for female cyclists, ranging from beautiful apparel to premium bicycles.

No matter the rider’s level or style, Liv provides the best products to help women discover new possibilities through cycling.

Meet Liv.

She is the most confident woman in the room because she supports those around her rather than tearing them down. She empowers belief in self!

She doesn’t need to compromise her authenticity by trying to live up to the standards of beauty magazines and curated social lives — she knows who she is and that’s enough.

She never boasts or brags, over promises or over sells. There is just an inherent optimism in how she sees the world.

She is driven and is fulfilled by the joy of riding with her friends or just appreciating the simple pleasure of breathing in and out. She lives her life on her own terms, pursues her passions and appreciates the moments on her bike. She is free-spirited, willing to take risks and is quick to laugh.

She simply loves to ride. She is Liv.



#NoShortcuts.  It's how we design.  How we ride.  How we think.  We could talk all day about specs, features, technologies, innovations and on and on - and some days we do.  But the truth is, the reason we do what we do is because we're just as obsessed with the road, the trail and with every challenge and triumph that happens in the saddle as you are.  We make bikes for those who want to get lost in the experience.  For some SCOTT athletes,  that means reaching the pinnacle of the sport and wearing the Maillot Jaune or World Champions Jersey.  For others, it simply means taking the long way home after work.  Whether it's maximizing efficiency at both 27.5" and 29" or getting the absolute most out of every gram of carbon on our frames, when we say "No Shortcuts," it's not just the way we build our bikes, it's also how we hope you use them...

We make bikes for those who measure life in pedal strokes.



Xtracycle ignited the cargo bike revolution that’s spreading around the world. Xtracycles are designed with the belief that virtually anything in your life can be accomplished with a bike and a sense of adventure. Realize your dreams. Sweeten your days. One pedal stroke at a time.

Twenty years ago, an idealistic Stanford engineering student, Ross Evans, landed in war-torn Nicaragua. In a tin and cinder-block shed, he welded together a revolutionary invention: a long-tail cargo bike that empowered farmers to pedal their produce to market.

Returning to California, Ross founded Xtracycle with a vision for transforming American transportation. Together with countless early riders, Xtracycle ignited a cargo bike movement that is spreading across the globe.

Today, the pioneering Xtracycle EdgeRunner design leads the way in the LongTail category that was created right here.

Origins and Anatomy

EdgeRunner is more than the quirky name of our original longtail cargo bike line. The name is inspired by a small but mighty force in nature. Luminary mycologist Paul Stamets uses the term edgerunner to refer to the profound role mycelium (a rather beneficial fungus) plays in our earth’s ecosystems as it goes to work at the edges of biological possibility in order to advance life.

Throughout history there have been courageous people who cared to contribute to lasting positive change. They bucked the status quo. They were willing to do the hard work of aligning their actions with their values in order to build something of enduring beauty. We call them edgerunners. Adopting a new, bicycle-based routine takes practice. And until you’ve lived with an EdgeRunner, you can only imagine the wonders that lie in store for you. (Smiling this much while doing your dailies isn’t normal!)

Passenger Perfect

Before Xtracycle, very few people in the US considered carrying more than one child on a bike, and it was basically illegal to carry an adult. Bikes wobbled with kids aboard, loading and unloading was an exercise fraught with risk of tipping over, and just when you got the hang of it, along comes (another) baby. The EdgeRunner changes everything. Do things you might never have considered possible on a bike: take your date to the movies, or whistle while riding with your child and their two best friends.

Mountain and Adventure bikes from Salsa

Mountain, Touring and Adventure bikes from Surly

Trikes and Recumbents from Sun

Car racks from Thule

GBS on College Avenue

Established in 1971, the Great Bicycle Shop has helped multiple generations of families and athletes get the right bike for their needs.  Over the years, the brands and equipment have changed, but our commitment to our customers hasn't.  We have a full selection of bikes, parts, apparel and accessories along with knowledgeable staff that will make sure you get what you need.