Giant’s new Surge Pro is said to be the brand’s “lightest and most efficient” road shoe yet.
The 2022 Giant Surge Pro has a new carbon sole and hugs the foot as evenly as before, according to Giant.
Said to be for everything from “steep climbs to decisive attacks… and the long hours in between”, the Surge Pro remains a racer’s shoe.
Giant-sponsored WorldTour Team BikeExchange-Jayco are wearing the Surge Pro this season. Liv Racing Xstra WorldTeam are using the Macha Pro, women’s version of the shoe.
Giant says the new Surge Pro delivers “superior toe-heel stiffness” to maximise pedalling efficiency.
An extra layer of carbon has been added to the 2019 Surge Pro ‘ExoBeam’ sole, creating a ‘dual-beam’ plate.
In the ExoBeam design, a narrow piece of carbon links the wide forefoot plate to the heel plate. As a result, a spine forms between the toe and heel of the shoe, making the uppers more rounded.However, Giant says it redesigned the single-layer ExoBeam system following complaints from riders that the single-layer sole was not sufficiently stiff and didn’t fit wider, flatter feet.Giant claims the new structure enhances power transfer while also flexing to reduce lower-leg strain.Giant’s Ewan Campbell said the dual-beam design was first incorporated into the brand’s Charge Pro cross-country / gravel shoe in 2019.“We demonstrated that we could still maintain the general torsional flexibility and secure toe-heel position of the mono-ExoBeam system while using a two-beam design for increased stiffness and power transfer, and more natural fit for more riders,” he added.At […]