Giant is the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer and is based in Taiwan.

The company started out in 1972 and originally just produced bikes to be branded by other companies such as Schwinn and Nishiki.

The number of bikes produced by Giant is astounding; more than 4,700,000 were built in 2002, for example.

An important part of the company’s focus and branding is its participation in marquee cycling events like the Tour de France.

Giant sponsors the Rabobank professional road cycling team, which will be a big chance to take out the 2009 Tour de France.

Giant’s flagship road bike is the highly rated TCR model, which is ridden by Team Rabobank and is said to handle like a dream.

Another popular riding choice from Giant is the OCR range, which is less expensive than the TCR series and is more suited to commuting and weekend riding.

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