CADEX Cycling: A comprehensive range overview

Cadex Range Overview
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The first CADEX cycling product was launched back in 1987, when Giant lifted the veil on its CADEX carbon-fibre bike frame. This lugged carbon fibre frame was quite a feat because it was one of the first to be produced on a mass scale. Since then carbon bikes have become the norm, and the CADEX name drifted off into obscurity. 

A little over a year ago, Giant revied the CADEX moniker but you won’t find it written on the downtube of a bike frame, but wheels, tyres, and saddles instead. Designed in collaboration with the CCC Team, the products under the CADEX name are targeted at the higher end of the spectrum, and have the kitchen sink’s worth of Giant’s manufacturing knowledge behind them — they have the price tags to match. 

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Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.