The Omnium is Giant's latest track frameset and as the name suggests (omnium racers compete against each other on the track in five different disciplines), it's designed as a do-it-all bike rather than a pure sprinter or pursuit machine.
Giant say their aim was to create the stiffest and most aerodynamic frame possible; they weren’t too worried about the weight because they had to stick within UCI limits.
The result is a totally new chassis crafted from Giant's Aluxx SL aluminium tubing, with a huge down tube that tapers internally (and complies with the UCI's 3:1 rule).
Other features include an Overdrive tapered head tube and fork steerer (1 1/8in - 1 1/4in), and a new fork that’s similar to the one found on the new Trinity time trial bike but with a thinner profile and no cable routing.
According to Pierre-Henri Medas, Giant’s global category manager for road bikes, the Omnium "isn't truly a sprint bike or a pursuit bike; it's supposed to do it all perfectly". It should be available in six weeks. UK RRP is £850.