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Old 08-07-11, 11:19 PM   #1
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2012 giant roam 1

ok so im new here. i just bought the new 2012 giant roam 1. my LBS failed to tell me what the knobs on the suspension are for. i know one is the lockout knob. but i dont know what the other one is for? its +/-. How do i use it and when do i use it?
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Old 08-08-11, 12:03 AM   #2
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Turn it one way should make it stiffer, and the other way to make it softer.

Too stiff and it won't move and might end up almost rigid. Too soft and you'll hit the bottom repeatedly. Put it somewhere in the middle. When you are riding, you want the suspension compressed some.

BTW, you should make the subject line more specific and describe the subject of the post. Putting 2012 Giant Roam 1 as with your other thread is very vague.

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Old 08-08-11, 11:20 PM   #3
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ok so im new here. i just bought the new 2012 giant roam 1. my LBS failed to tell me what the knobs on the suspension are for. i know one is the lockout knob. but i dont know what the other one iws for? its +/-. How do i use it and when do i use it?
I just got my '12 Roam 1 last Thursday. Loving it so far. As above, yes, it is to change the stiffness to match the terrain. Locked for smooth pavement to give you a more efficient ride without fork compression to eat up some of your energy and effort. Unlocked when terra is bumpy, rough, and you need to absorb the harshness to smooth out the ride. Softer if you are on a smoother ride....stiffer when the road is rougher and more absorbtion is needed.

It would be nice if the bike had a more comprehensive product specific instruction manual. It would be helpful to know about care/maintenance of the various components.

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Old 08-09-11, 07:58 PM   #4
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pics please. What's the color scheme with the 2012s?
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Old 08-09-11, 08:50 PM   #5
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pics please. What's the color scheme with the 2012s?
Matte black with red detailing (with white logos)


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Old 11-18-11, 06:27 PM   #6
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It's black on black for 2012, I put some pics here:
http://kingerzexperience.blogspot.com/
The company's pics usually show it with white wheels but as you can see it's different now.
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Looks like the 2012 model comes in 2 different colors!
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Old 11-19-11, 04:30 AM   #8
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WOw! The Roam looks like the 8.5's long lost cousin!
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I had bought the Giant Roam XR2 intially earlier this year and after two months I traded up for the XR0 and paid only $400 for the trade-in . I even got full 100% refund for the XR2 and it was the best decision I made. The XT components are amazing not that the XR2 was lacking in equipment. For 2012, I feel like Giant opted for a different strategy. To sell more of this amazing bike at a lower price but by downgrading some of the equipment...
But, anyone who buys the Roam will not be disappointed. It is my favorite bike. I also have the XTC1 from Giant.

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