giant beefing up presence in mtb racing   Giant Beefing Up Presence in MTB Racing

Bike manufacturer Giant is looking to establish a stronger presence in mountain bike racing for this year, with the formation of the new Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team and the expansion of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team.

The two MTB teams now boast of an elite collection of Olympians and world champions, plus a powerful squad of free-ride stars. These riders will also be playing a major role in the testing and development of Giant equipment, particularly in the tough competitive environment of professional racing. Such equipment will include Maestro suspension bikes, XtC hardtails, and TCX cyclo-cross bicycles.

The Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team is the latest addition to Giant’s MTB lineup, with Olympic rider Adam Craig headlining the young squad together with Emil Lindren, Fabian Giger, and Henk Jaap Moorlag. Giant is looking to do a full-time racing schedule for its cross-country and cyclo-cross riders all throughout the season, with XC racing…

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