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Originally Posted by Bag302 View Post
After six months, I still totally love the bike and recommend it without reservation. It's not a racer, but it's very versatile and very comfortable with its compliant frame and multiple hand positions.
Hi,
I'm still a noob when it comes to bikes, so what do you mean when you refer to your bike having a compliant frame?
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Hi,
I'm still a noob when it comes to bikes, so what do you mean when you refer to your bike having a compliant frame?
I just mean that the frame is not too stiff and punishing going over bumps or rough pavement. The composite frame offers a little bit of shock absorption and vibration isolation compared to aluminum.
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Originally Posted by Bag302 View Post
I just mean that the frame is not too stiff and punishing going over bumps or rough pavement. The composite frame offers a little bit of shock absorption and vibration isolation compared to aluminum.
Thanks. I get what you mean now.
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These are great-looking rigs. Kudos, all.
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I just picked up my Anyroad Comax yesterday after 6week wait. Apparently the shipment was being sold along the way so container(s) probably all arrived sold. LBS said they're very popular and I witnessed their turnover in smaller sizes. Giant may generally have underestimated demand. Somewhere on net I saw mention it's a Chinese made frame, but frame is made in Taiwan. Also heard of carbon shortages, but LBS denied this. I understand, from reading on the net, that the bike has its roots in Asia, where there's a ready demand for road/dirt given dirt roads are often not far away or weather damaged bitumen. Good to see a growing thirst for cycling in places closer to where this great stuff is made!

Not having ridden a carbon roadbike or anything near 105 drivetrain, the bike's just fantastic to me. I'll be changing tyres to probably 28mm for better commute speed. It was to replace a stolen 2004 Giant OCR3 (the cheapest road bike they made back then) and wife gave permission to spend up a bit. My needs it meets include "one bike does it all" ie dirt track capable, drop bars, disc brakes, more upright stance, and connectors for rack/kids seat. Top brake levers really got me cause my first two bikes had them and I'll be using them big time. Almost bought the carbon Defy.

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Congrats to the AnyRoad owners in this thread. Of all the bikes I've seen online recently, the AnyRoad stands out. I'd love to get one, but funds don't allow it.
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I have one on order.. We'll see what happens. Last run is all for sold bikes I don't think any more are available til 2016 models come out.
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I wonder where the inspiration is for the Anyroad Comax?.....Liscio II | Volagi Cycles Just saw one in the office bike storage area and realised my comax is not unique design after all!!
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This spring I dragged out my 2000 era hard rock that I had stuffed in the back of my horse shed years ago. Got hooked riding some gravel roads and decided to ride more and maybe commute the 11+ miles to work a few days a week. Talked to Giant and Cannondale factory reps at a bike swap and they recommended I go with a cyclocross because of the types of riding I envisioned myself doing. Two weeks later, at the LBS ,I test road the Anyroad and a couple other bikes. After several tryouts swapping between them I decided on the Anyroad just based on comfort, smoothness of ride and shifting. Also I liked the stopping power of the discs on the downhills. I've only put on a couple hundred miles so far but I'm really happy with my decision. Handles great, shifts smoothly and has been a great commuter so far. I've added lights, a clamp on Giant rack and a Giant bike bag. I'm 6' and was 200 lbs at the time. I went with the XL frame.

I know nothing of the specs of the bikes I compared nor had any preconceived preference or brand loyalty. Basically I went with what my butt and legs told me.

At 53 I don't plan on racing or see a need to upgrade in the future so this bike is supposed to be "it" for me. My hard rock will see some off-road use or be used when my wife wants to go for a ride somewhere which will be a leisurely paced ride.
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Today I was finally able to test ride a comax at LBS in my size & promptly put down a deposit. So in a week I'll have my new gravel bike - so psyched!
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I know this is digging up an old tread, but I have a couple of questions about this bike that I can't seem to find anywhere. As mentioned, information seem hard to get on it for some reason. Anyway, first question is how is pedaling efficiency in regards to stiffness and climbing? Also, is the front hub a 15mm thru-axle, or a standard QR? This bike along with the GT Grade Carbon 105 seem to on my short list at the moment. So any insight that you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
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In my opinion, the frame isn't the stiffest, so you will lose a little efficiency however, I haven't done any massive climbs, only gravel trails with slight gradient changes. The plus side is the frame soaks up a lot of the smaller bumps without the rider even feeling any effects
The front axle is QR. but hasn't been a problem for my riding terrain.
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Old 09-26-15, 07:18 PM
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I'm thinking about getting one of these, so I can do my commutes a bit quicker than on my Cube Stereo mountain bike. I'm 6'3", and my mtb is a 22 inch , but looking at the shape of the frame of the Anyroad, I'm wondering whether I'll be able to get the saddle to go high enough, and still keep enough seat post in the frame.

So would anyone with the XL frame be able to measure from the centre of the bottom bracket up to the top of the saddle (along the seat tube), with the seat post raised all the way to the minimum insertion line - I'm looking to get 88 cm or just under 35 inches. Otherwise is game over!

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In Dorel's brand lines, the road bike seems to be disappearing.

As gravel road/adventure bikes become mainstream, we'll see road bikes become a niche category.

If you already have a do it all bike, a road bike seems like an extravagance.
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I am 6'3" and ride a large Anyroad comax. I bet a xl will fit you plenty well. I also ride an xl hybrid and fat bike.
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I am 6'3" and ride a large Anyroad comax. I bet a xl will fit you plenty well. I also ride an xl hybrid and fat bike.
Hope so - I do have lanky long legs and ride with a pretty straight leg too.
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Originally Posted by Bag302 View Post
After spending some time with it, I made some modifications. First was to add some 42mm Continental Top Contact II tires and some reflective tape on the rims since I ride a MUT at night during the week.
Great bike which I am thinking about bying myself. I see that You have managed to put 42 mm Continental tires on this bikes (the exactly te same as I am using on my Trek 8.5 DS). But looking on the pictures i see that rear tire has very little clearence left. How is this working for You in real life? Don't You have problems when the wheel starts to wobble a little?
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Great bike which I am thinking about bying myself. I see that You have managed to put 42 mm Continental tires on this bikes (the exactly te same as I am using on my Trek 8.5 DS). But looking on the pictures i see that rear tire has very little clearence left. How is this working for You in real life? Don't You have problems when the wheel starts to wobble a little?
I don't think the tire clearance is as tight as the picture shows and I haven't had any issues so far. Still absolutely LOVE this bike one year later.
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Originally Posted by cdyer77 View Post
In my opinion, the frame isn't the stiffest, so you will lose a little efficiency however, I haven't done any massive climbs, only gravel trails with slight gradient changes. The plus side is the frame soaks up a lot of the smaller bumps without the rider even feeling any effects
The front axle is QR. but hasn't been a problem for my riding terrain.
I agree with this. But am very happy with the efficiency / comfort balance.
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Originally Posted by cdyer77 View Post
In my opinion, the frame isn't the stiffest, so you will lose a little efficiency however, I haven't done any massive climbs, only gravel trails with slight gradient changes. The plus side is the frame soaks up a lot of the smaller bumps without the rider even feeling any effects
The front axle is QR. but hasn't been a problem for my riding terrain.
Speaking to a LBS owner, Giant made this frame with more resin and less carbon fibre, so it would soak up the trail buzz. It would have to be more efficient than my full suspension MTB though. :-)

Still haven't seen an XL in the flesh yet though...
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I am 6'2" with a 33" pants inseam, and I ride a L frame comax. I was worried about it being too small, but it is working out perfectly.
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Cheers allroader55 - I've now sat upon a XL frame and they are a big bike indeed!
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I have not gotten around to messing with the stem and drop on my bike yet (still using stock stem at top of the fork steerer tube - was kind of thinking about a new drop bar before getting into that), but I am sure now that an XL would have been too big. I could probably make it work with a short stem, but there would be little room for adjustment, especially if I want to drop the bars down into a more aggressive position and/or to ride with a shorter reach.

Just based on my experience and preferred fit, a rider would need a 34-35" inseam to move up to the XL. This is basically in line with most brand's bike fitting.
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Originally Posted by allroader55 View Post

Just based on my experience and preferred fit, a rider would need a 34-35" inseam to move up to the XL. This is basically in line with most brand's bike fitting.
I've never really measured my inseam accurately, but as you can see from my set up on my 29er mtb, it's long! :-)

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Originally Posted by Wolfhaven View Post
This spring I dragged out my 2000 era hard rock that I had stuffed in the back of my horse shed years ago. Got hooked riding some gravel roads and decided to ride more and maybe commute the 11+ miles to work a few days a week. Talked to Giant and Cannondale factory reps at a bike swap and they recommended I go with a cyclocross because of the types of riding I envisioned myself doing. Two weeks later, at the LBS ,I test road the Anyroad and a couple other bikes. After several tryouts swapping between them I decided on the Anyroad just based on comfort, smoothness of ride and shifting. Also I liked the stopping power of the discs on the downhills. I've only put on a couple hundred miles so far but I'm really happy with my decision. Handles great, shifts smoothly and has been a great commuter so far. I've added lights, a clamp on Giant rack and a Giant bike bag. I'm 6' and was 200 lbs at the time. I went with the XL frame.

I know nothing of the specs of the bikes I compared nor had any preconceived preference or brand loyalty. Basically I went with what my butt and legs told me.

At 53 I don't plan on racing or see a need to upgrade in the future so this bike is supposed to be "it" for me. My hard rock will see some off-road use or be used when my wife wants to go for a ride somewhere which will be a leisurely paced ride.
Hi! I'm planning to get the Anyroad (Invite for female version) as well, and also planning tour around with it, however would like to ask whether can a rear rack mount on it? As the LBS told me they can't do anything with it...and kept on pestering me to get another bike with more expansive price (which comes with the rack originally) which kind of annoyed me...Therefore would like to get some advise from you.

Thanks!
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