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The new 2023 Giant Propel is a sub-7kg disc brake aero road bike

The new 2023 Giant Propel is a sub-7kg disc brake aero road bike

Hot off the back of two stage wins at the 2022 Tour de France , Giant has launched the latest iteration of the Propel, its…

Thursday, Aug 18

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Hot off the back of two stage wins at the 2022 Tour de France , Giant has launched the latest iteration of the Propel, its dedicated aero road bike .

The 2023 Giant Propel is claimed to be lighter, stiffer, more compliant and more aerodynamically efficient than its predecessor, the Giant Propel that launched in 2018 .

On top of this, Giant says its new OverDrive Aero cable routing system makes the new Propel easier to adjust, while still effectively hiding any cables from the wind.

Although we first got our hands on it at the Grand Depart of the 2022 Tour de France , we unfortunately weren’t allowed to weigh the new Propel at the time.

That’s all changed now, though, because we’ve got a top-spec model in to test and can confirm it weighs 6.91kg for a size ML, making it one of the lightest disc brake aero road bikes currently available. 2023 Giant Propel key stats

The claimed weight for a size medium 2023 Propel Advanced SL frameset is 1,429.5g, with complete bike weights from less than 7kg

The new Propel is claimed to be 2.6 per cent more aerodynamic and 9.2 per cent stiffer than the previous version A slimmed-down rear-end is claimed to offer an enormous 85 per cent improvement in compliance compared to the old Propel Frame and fork clearance has been upped to accommodate tyres up to 30mm wide The best stiffness-to-weight ratio of any aero bike? Professional riders from Team BikeExchange-Jayco (the WorldTour team Giant […]

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