Hybrid Bicycles - Opinions on Giant Roam XR0
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08-14-11, 02:20 AM
I am needing a new ride. Basically I am looking for something comfortable and fairly quick. Took a test ride on 2011 Trek Montare and it seemed to be quite fast and light, but the rims and tires felt a little too light (roads around here are exceptionally poor), and I'm actually wanting to spend somewheres around $2000. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had opinions on this bike
or had any other suggestions. I am in a smaller center, and LBS choices are limited (basically Giant, Trek, Norco, and Specialized dealers only). I ride 30-40 miles per day in one ride, 95% road and 5% groomed trail, don't really like mountain bikes (gears are too low) or bikes that put too much weight on wrists and shoulders.
08-14-11, 04:07 PM
Looks awesome. What is an integrated headset?
11-18-11, 06:25 PM
The Roam XR1 is top of the range for us in Australia in 2012, new bikes have just arrived. I did a review:
Hope it helps!
I like the whole concept. Personally, I wish they'd drop the cheap fork and put a rigid on. It seems like they're making them a 29er lite. The XT group really needs no improvement. Good luck on the search.
11-19-11, 05:59 AM
Component wise, it's a great bike!!! I too looked at the Roam series when I was looking for a new bike recently. The ONLY drawback that I could find is that this bike is a little heavier then similar bikes. Besides that, awesome bike!!!!!! :thumb:
11-21-11, 08:14 PM
I have the Giant Roam XR0 and it is my favorite bike. All XT equipment and I only changed the sadle to the Specialized Avatar gel and switched over to the Panaracers slicks. This bike is really designed for long distance riding. This bike I use mainly on paved parktrails and biking along the Toronto waterfronts. It is a good complement to my Giant XR1. The XR0 is pretty light. About 22 pounds. I like the instant hydraulic lock of the front shocks. I had bought the XR2 initially but after two months I traded that one in for the XR0 and paid only $400 after the discounts and no sales taxes. It made sense to do this especially getting all the XT stuff. I got full refund for the XR2 thanks to my decision to always buy at this wellknown Toronto sports store that emphasizes customers service and satisfaction. Anyone buying the Roam will be a happy rider for many years.
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