Aero has been the new black for the past couple years, so to speak, and Giant has just introduced this stylish hue into it's lineup, launching the all-new Propel aero road bike Down Under in the Southern Hemisphere (where the wind blows the opposite way, so we hear) at the Santos Tour Down Under. Laying claim to the title of "World's Fastest Aero Bike," (according to Giant, at least), Giant appears to have done its homework, bringing some impressive performance numbers to the table.
Source: Giant Bicycles
Sprint finishes. Solo attacks. Breakaways. Proven through third-party wind-tunnel tests to be more aerodynamic from every yaw angle tested when compared to other leading aero road bikes, the Propel Advanced SL sets a new standard. Tests also showed that, at 40 kph, the Propel Advanced SL saves 12-36 seconds over 40 kilometers. With innovative new technologies including AeroSystem Shaping frame tubes and the SpeedControl SLR brake system — plus class-leading light weight and supreme steering and pedaling stiffness — the Propel Advanced SL is faster from every angle.