After countless years producing quality road, mountain and hybrid bicycles, Giant has entered into the upright city bike market for 2011. A unique steel diamond frame with twin top tubes that curve at the seat tube to form seat stays on the “men’s” version work to create a very distinct look (see below). On the higher-end models, the Via 1 and Via 1 W pictured here, you’ll get 3 speed Shimano Nexus internal gear hubs as well as fenders and either a rear or front rack.
The Giant web site suggests that the low end of the Via line will retail for $399 and the high end tops off at just $599 making these both functional and affordable.
Giant Via 1 silver photo via Bikes For The Rest Of Us other photos via the Giant web site.