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Old 09-27-15, 05:39 PM
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Giant Anyroad 2

Sold the wife's road bike this week. She was never going to be a pure roadie - no matter how much I encouraged her. She likes greenways and fireroads and rails to trails and Cade's Cove.

Probably going to order her an Anyroad 2 tomorrow. She likes the 2015 colorway best. According to LBS guy a week or two ago - they still had some.

Not going with the Liv 'cus the colors suck - and the components are a downgrade.
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Old 09-27-15, 06:20 PM
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Most people want to go on the roads, cowpaths, rails to trails and fire roads.

Few people want to stay strictly on pavement.

The gravel road/adventure bike market has really exploded.

Good call with the Giant Anyroad 2! Your wife will love its versatility and a do-it-all-bike is cool and hip these days.
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We ordered the Anyroad 1 instead of the 2 this evening. She (and I to be honest) hated the color of the 2016 Anyroad 2 - and the 2015s that were available just two weeks ago - are gone.

The 2016 Anyroad 1 has a compact Tiagra set up (vs triple Sora for the 2) - and a color very similar to the 2015 Anyroad 2 that she loved.

Should be in next week - shipping from Giant Central - in Chicago. We got her the Small size. She's 5' 6 ".
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Congratulations!

I have the feeling she'll ask the shop to install a Dimension stem riser. The stock stem will be 3" too low for comfort.
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I absolutely love my Anyroad 1. I have put over 1000 miles on it so far this year and plan to put many more on it. The only drawback I have found is the stock tires are great on asphalt but terrible on the trails. They can't handle loose gravel and damp trails. I upgraded the rubber to Clement LAS 700 X 34's and it feels like a completely different bike. Much faster and handles a lot better on dirt and gravel.
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Congrats and good luck with your Anyroad 1. I love mine too! Such a comfy and versatile bike. I bought mine this Spring and have had a great time with it.

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Originally Posted by NormanF
Congratulations!

I have the feeling she'll ask the shop to install a Dimension stem riser. The stock stem will be 3" too low for comfort.
Our shop is owned by a fit guru. He'll make all the proper adjustments and swap out anything that needs swapped. The wifey is flexible has long arms so I'm thinking not much will need to be changed. Maybe a seat upgrade. We'll see how she bonds with it.
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Originally Posted by Canadian_giant
I absolutely love my Anyroad 1. I have put over 1000 miles on it so far this year and plan to put many more on it. The only drawback I have found is the stock tires are great on asphalt but terrible on the trails. They can't handle loose gravel and damp trails. I upgraded the rubber to Clement LAS 700 X 34's and it feels like a completely different bike. Much faster and handles a lot better on dirt and gravel.
Wifey is a greenway/rails to trails kind o' gal. Good to know that the stock tires work well on asphalt. I was going to order her a set of gatorskin 32s. May hold off.
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Originally Posted by Sundog3478
Wifey is a greenway/rails to trails kind o' gal. Good to know that the stock tires work well on asphalt. I was going to order her a set of gatorskin 32s. May hold off.
The Giant P-RX2 tires have flat protection. When I had them on the bike, they didn't get a single cut. These tires are pretty tough. Save your money and buy her a good seat, the stock seat isn't for everyone.
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Originally Posted by Canadian_giant
Save your money and buy her a good seat, the stock seat isn't for everyone.
Yeah - it looks a little sad.
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I ran stock tires for about 500 miles then got a nasty puncture one night. Couldn't find the culprit but judging from the hole in the center of the tire I hit it square, and whatever it was would have likely punctured the best of tires. This happened on a commute home. I generally liked the stock tires but thought this would be a fine time to try something different.

I ran Gatorskins 700x32 through the summer and they were great on the road but less so on some of the looser gravel I like to ride. Of course I'm riding these gravel roads at asphalt tire pressure so that had something to do with it too. Great all around tire, particularly since I do a lot of road riding (commuting). I'll keep them in rotation.




Last week I switched to Challenge Gravel Grinder Race 700x38. I was missing the feel of the stock tires but wanted something more aggressive for the off-road. I'm only 15 miles in with these but so far they feel virile, vigorous, and potent. And they look tough as hell. Can't wait to get more time on these.



I don't mean mean to blow up your thread with all my pictures, but I thought you might like to hear from another owner - and it's fun to talk about my bike! I hope your wife loves the bike. I'm sure she will.

p.s. My saddle was the first thing to go. It just hurt.
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Originally Posted by Supermau
I don't mean mean to blow up your thread with all my pictures, but I thought you might like to hear from another owner - and it's fun to talk about my bike!
I don't mind at all. I'd like to see more discussion on this subforum.
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You folks that have an Anyroad - what size is yours - and does it have one or two bottle cage mounts?
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I am 5'8" and have a medium frame. The Anyroad only has 1 cage mount. For long rides I have a Camelbak hydration pack.
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Good call on switching to all-around tires.

If you intend to ride pavement, slicks are fine but they can be limiting if you want to venture off-road.

You have a great ride in the Giant Anyroad. Enjoy the adventure and have fun!
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Originally Posted by Sundog3478
You folks that have an Anyroad - what size is yours - and does it have one or two bottle cage mounts?
Medium, 1 bottle cage. I've seen two on Comax frames.
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