Giant's Seek 1 blends the versatility of a mountain bike with the smooth efficiency of a road bike for the ultimate city riding machine. The upright, back-friendly position on this aluminum steed gives you a great view of the road ahead, and the Shimano Alfine internal 8-speed drivetrain ensures effortless shifting and super low maintenance. Plus, the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes give you exceptional stopping power in any weather, and the 700c aluminum wheels wrapped in durable Schwalbe balloon tires will get you comfortably to your destination in no time! Giant even included a top tube protector so the frame doesn't get damaged when it's locked to a pole or fence as well as rack/fender mounts so you can customize it to meet your needs.
Internal hub gearing is a gearing system built into the rear wheel hub. It allows you to shift at any time, even when not pedaling, like at a stop sign. Because the majority of parts are housed within the hub, the gearing mechanism is protected from weather and grime, and therefore requires almost no maintenance. Plus, with less external parts than a derailleur system, you’ll get consistently smooth, reliable shifts.
|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/ top tube protector and eccentric bottom bracket|
|Hubs||Front: aluminum; Rear: Shimano Alfine 8-speed|
|Tires||Schwalbe Big Apple, 700 x 50c|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M395|
|Brakes||Shimano M395 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|