2013 Giant GFR FW First Look

With time-tested geometry and tough components, GFR is designed to help young BMX riders get rolling-and to grow with each rider as his skills advance.

The Giant GFR FW is a great BMX to start practicing the art of BMX dirt and street riding. This whip is tough and will allow a lot of room for your tactical decisions, be it trickery or just a bit of extra power for speed.

All in all if you are a beginner the GFR is an ideal bike to go through the motions on, it is not heavy and has a nice 19.5 inch frame that is very well balanced. A great bonus is the price that is quite a lot cheaper than many BMX bikes on the market currently with a similar specification.

Specs – The frame is a TIG welded high tensile steel Giant design for 2009, with high tensile steel forks and a Chromoly steerer. The handlebars are again in tough high tensile steel with a slightly shorter 6.55 inch rise. The brake system is the aluminum Tektro U-brake with Tektro Aluminum Lever. You get a 1 piece Chromoly GT crank with 39 teeth chain ring and 16T freewheel which features VP resin pedals.

Also you will be getting a very solid set of Aluminum forged hubs with 48 spokes and 3/8 axle at the front and rear, all housed within a great set of Kenda K-Rad tires, again at both the back and front of GFR FW.

Conclusion – The Giant GFR FW very nicely designed BMX dirt and street, made with beginners in mind. Of course experienced riders may choose this bike because of its exceptional value for money and maybe just to try out something different with their customization skills.

The bike performs well in both dirt and on the flats; buy may need some modification to hit the slopes with it. The bike comes in a variety of colors that includes blue, cherry red and a very tasty looking white.


  • Fork with chromoly steerer, high-tensile legs
  • Freewheel for more experienced riders
  • Tektro direct-pull cantilever brake with black pads for powerful stopping
  • Size: 20″ wheel
  • Colors: Grey/Teal, Blue/Orange



Sizes20″ Wheel
ColorsGrey/Teal, Blue/Orange
FrameComplete High-Tensile, Seatstay V-Brake Mounts
ForkChromoly Steerer, High-Tensile Legs


HandlebarSteel, 6.55″” Rise
StemGiant Front Load Alloy, 1-1/8″
SeatpostSteel Micro-Adjust, 25.4mm
SaddleUltralight, 8mm Rails
PedalsGiant Plastic, Looseball


Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurN/A
BrakesTektro Direct-Pull Cantilever, Black Pads
Brake LeversTektro Alloy
ChainKMC Z410
Crankset1-Piece Steel, 36T
Bottom BracketRetainer Ball


RimsAlloy, Brushed Sides
HubsAlloy, Nutted, 36h
SpokesBED Stainless
Tires[F] Kenda K-Rad 20×2.125, [R] Kenda K-Rad 20×1.95


WeightHow much does this bike weigh? It’s a common question, and rightly so. But the truth is, there are no industry standards for claiming bike weights—and this leads to a lot of misinformation. Variances exist based on size, frame material, finish and hardware. And as bikes get lighter, these differences become more critical. At Giant, we believe the only way to truly know the weight of any particular bike is to find out for yourself at your local retailer.


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