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  1. After just going though a frame replacement on my...

    After just going though a frame replacement on my Giant due to a small head tube crack, I can say I will still ride my bike and love every mile I put on it. Now if I was looking to buy a used carbon...
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    I'm very pleased at this point. For 30 years my...

    I'm very pleased at this point. For 30 years my wife and I lived in the Woods of Maine and only could receive 2 ota stations even with an outside receiver. Along came the internet and dial up was the...
  3. Updates on the frame issue can be found here: ...

    Updates on the frame issue can be found here: http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/972247-giant-rx-composite-cracked-head-tube.html
  4. Well Giant did their job!! The new frame arrived...

    Well Giant did their job!! The new frame arrived at my LBS yesterday and after our ride this morning my bike was dropped off for a little surgery. Hope to have back later today for tomorrow's ride....
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    Well that certainly was a bummer. Maybe I'm just...

    Well that certainly was a bummer. Maybe I'm just lucky but these are the best tires I have ever run. You can see in the pictures I provided on the reverenced thread that the rear tire did indeed wear...
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    Well I installed 700x28 Continental Grand Prix...

    Well I installed 700x28 Continental Grand Prix 4-seasons tires on both my and my wife's Giant Escape RX Composites and posted this thread a while back... The front tire btw has about 8k on it and...
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    That's going to fit right in on the...

    That's going to fit right in on the Withlacoochee:thumb:. Looking forward to seeing YOU and the new ride on the trail SOON.
  8. Actually, I waited quite a while for the RX...

    Actually, I waited quite a while for the RX Composite due to the fact I like to have a rear rack for use (my wife and I ride every day and travel quite a bit). The RX was the only frame on the market...
  9. I would not be too worried about it. This kinda...

    I would not be too worried about it. This kinda of thing can happen to any bike frame. The key is not that it happened but how Giant and my LBS are handling it. It speaks volumes about both. The joy...
  10. Giant RX Composite with a cracked head tube

    Sorry for the double post. I first put this in my RX Composite thread. But thought it might be of interest to others out there owning a carbon fiber hybrid or wanting one.

    Well as I posted on the...
  11. Well as I posted on the Foo board a couple of...

    Well as I posted on the Foo board a couple of days ago Mrs. DowneasTTer and I just returned from our summer trip. While cleaning my bike sometime during the summer I discovered what looked like a...
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    Mrs. DowneasTTer and myself are lucky. Being both...

    Mrs. DowneasTTer and myself are lucky. Being both retired, living in Florida for 9 months and traveling in our motorhome during the summer, we try to ride 30 to 40 miles per day. So far this year...
  13. 3 Months, 90/86 days, 2 countries, 13 states/prov, and 7,091/2,646 miles. An Awesome

    3 Months, 90/86 days, 2 countries, 13 states/prov, and 7,091/2,646 miles. An Awesome summer!

    Well the Rialta is back in the driveway getting unpacked and the road bikes have already been on our...
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    Well around here, North Central Florida, law...

    Well around here, North Central Florida, law enforcement patrol the local paved rail trails MUPS with patrol cars, and ATVs. On top of that the county sheriff's have citizen patrols running older...
  15. Here's the one I used a Topeak Explorer, but I...

    Here's the one I used a Topeak Explorer, but I think any one would fit. I just like the Topeak system and have a couple of bags to attach to it. That said I don't care for the Topeak supplied...
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    Have you thought about going the ebay route? A...

    Have you thought about going the ebay route? A used Garmin Oregon series hand held can be had for between $100 and $150. Then purchase a Ram mount for the bike. Maps can be loaded for free. I used a...
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    I think I'll set this season out. I really...

    I think I'll set this season out. I really enjoyed my 2013 RX 0 and love my 2014 RX Composite. Since I upgraded my Composite to full 105 drivetrain not just FD and RD I feel I'm ahead of the game....
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    Welcome from yet another Floridian,,, misplaced...

    Welcome from yet another Floridian,,, misplaced as I'm really a Mainer at least for 62 years of my 65 on earth. My wife and I moved to FL a few years ago because of all the trails. We live near Ocala...
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    Both my wife and I have interactive RoadIDs. That...

    Both my wife and I have interactive RoadIDs. That way you can change anything on your profile with no need to purchase an updated bracelet. I also carry both our entire medical histories on a usb...
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    Sticky: Only did 30 miles today. But that was on our...

    Only did 30 miles today. But that was on our mountain bikes in Fredericton, NB, Canada. City of Fredericton - Trail Information We are currently a 3 month RV/bike trip through the North East and...
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    Thanks that's very good to know. I'll probably...

    Thanks that's very good to know. I'll probably wait until one of the UK on-lines have a component sale as they always do. Shimano now has a MTB version coming out. It looks like the shifters and the...
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    Just to be curious. What shifters are you using...

    Just to be curious. What shifters are you using with the 11 speed conversion? And where did you buy the pieces or entire group set? I'm planing on doing the same to my Giant Escape RX Composite....
  23. I'll play as it's a rainy day here in Bar Harbor,...

    I'll play as it's a rainy day here in Bar Harbor, Maine

    Whats your avg speed? My wife and I ride between 10 and 14 mph

    What are you riding? We both have 2014 Giant Escape RX Composites

    Whats...
  24. Sorry to be late to the party. But, my wife and I...

    Sorry to be late to the party. But, my wife and I are currently on a 3 month RV Trip through New England and Atlantic Canada and have spotty access to internet. On top of that we have our mtn bikes...
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    Monster miles on a set of tires....

    Last year my wife and I purchased a couple of Giant Escape RX 0's in Jan. The original set of tires lasted about 1800 miles on the rear and 2800 on the front. I replaced them with another set which...
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