Giant has a long history of supporting the world’s top off-road racers, dating back to 1995. This year’s roster includes 10 riders representing six different nations.
Downhill: The two downhill national champions, Marcelo Gutierrez of Colombia and Jacob Dickson of Ireland, are joined by American Eliot Jackson. These three DH riders are focused on World Cups and other major events. The downhill squad is coming off a strong season that saw Gutierrez land two World Cup podiums and win the Garbanzo DH event at Crankworx Whistler for the fifth year in a row.
Enduro: The team's enduro squad sees the return of some familiar faces this year. Australian Josh Carlson and Canadian Mckay Vezina are again focusing on Enduro World Series events. Joining those two is Rae Morrison of New Zealand, who is also part of Liv Cycling’s extensive roster of global riders.
Regional: In addition to the global riders, the 2018 Giant Factory Off-Road Team includes a group of North American regional athletes led by veteran XC racer Carl Decker. These racers will focus on a variety of major enduro, XC and gravel racing events in North America. Joining Decker on the regional squad are XC racers Stephan Davoust and Cole Paton, plus enduro racer and BMX Olympic medalist Mike Day.