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My Giant Anyroad Comax

Old 01-27-15, 09:27 AM
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My Giant Anyroad Comax

Moved to FL from the Northeast about 15 years ago. After riding a Cannondale Mountain bike that I slowly converted over to a fitness/hybrid bike for mostly road riding, I was looking for a bike with the following criteria:
-Drop bars - I live near the coast and wanted to be able to tuck under the wind
-Sturdy - I'm over 200lbs
-Comfortable - didn't want a road racing posture, but didn't want to be too upright either
-Disc brakes
-Accommodate wide city tires - Don't want flats, roads here are rough, comfort
-Through frame cable wiring
-Decent price / value

After some research, the Giant Anyroad seemed to be what I was looking for. I ended up paying a little more for the Anyroad Comax which featured a more comfortable carbon/composite frame and 11speed 105 group and took delivery in early November.

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.



Added two Magicshine clones. One with a diffuser and one without for long throw.

Wired up two batteries in a storage container that I can slip into a bottle cage when needed. Easy removal for charging also.

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Old 01-27-15, 09:49 AM
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Made a mount for my iphone 6+ out of a cheap Amazon case that had a belt clip

It's zip tied on and even rotates to landscape

The bluetooth speaker mounts securely with industrial velcro

Swapped out the 175mm 50/34 cranks for 170mm Ultegra 46/36 along with a 12-25 cassette. This combo is working great for my flat, but windy rides. I spend most of my time on the big ring in the middle of the cassette.


Zip tied a Planet bike super flash to the seat


That's about it. After three months with this bike, I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it anyone looking for something similar. It's very versatile.

Even though, a fitter would recommend an L frame to me, I chose an XL to get a longer wheelbase and more compliant frame. The top tube angle makes stand over height a non-issue. I did have to go with a shorter stem though.
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It looks very nice!

How are the mechanical disk brakes working? Any issues in wet conditions?
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Old 01-27-15, 01:00 PM
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It looks very nice!

How are the mechanical disk brakes working? Any issues in wet conditions?
Brakes work fine but not stellar, like hydro discs. About the same to me as Avid V-brakes with good pads. Don't forget, I don't have hills to contend with so I haven't put them through the wringer. No issues when wet - better than V brakes in this regard.
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Looks great. I was looking at this bike before deciding on my new raleigh.
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What was the weight of this bike stock?
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Old 02-01-15, 01:32 PM
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What was the weight of this bike stock?
Good question. I didn't personally weight mine, but I saw it published at 21.8lbs for the Anyroad Comax vs 24.7lbs for the aluminum version
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I was interested in getting the Giant Anyroad 2. Went to test ride it and its really really smooth. Was just looking for a bike to ride in wet weather/bad roads. So took the cheaper route and just put 28mm Gatorskins on my Giant Fastroad SLR instead.
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Old 02-10-15, 10:53 PM
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I own a AnyRoad as well. I love it so much. Heres my bike O.P. I might get those decals for the wheels do you know where you got them from ?
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Old 02-11-15, 01:16 PM
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I own a AnyRoad as well. I love it so much. Heres my bike O.P. I might get those decals for the wheels do you know where you got them from ?
Hi. I just bought a roll of 3M reflective tape and cut each piece to fit. 2" tape worked good.
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotchlite-...eflective+tape
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Do you know how narrow of a tire this bike would take? Could it go down to 25s?
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Has anyone looked into fenders or a back rack? Thinking about one of these for my commuter.
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I'm looking at buying this bike!! Did it come with the extra brake levers or did you put them on??
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You lost me at "speaker mounts"
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I just got the anyroad 1 for commuting/ long rides on country roads. I put toppeak mtx rack on and works great so far takes minor bumps like champ. The extra brake handles come stock.

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I can't believe how much I like this bike. I love my TCR but this one is becoming my go-to bike! I plan on putting a lot of miles on this one!
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So what's your inseam and height that you chose a XL over a L? Any follow up thoughts? Thank you for the review!
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No response eh? Bummer. I'm sure you're busy with life and riding your bike, but it certainly is hard to find much info on the Anyroad. Hopefully I can scrap together enough pennies to try one before it gets discontinued like the Giant OCR Touring.
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it certainly is hard to find much info on the Anyroad.
isn't that the truth.
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isn't that the truth.
I'm on the fence about getting one but I'm not sure about sizing. If I bite the bullet I'll post my thoughts!
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Originally Posted by yuoil View Post
I'm on the fence about getting one but I'm not sure about sizing. If I bite the bullet I'll post my thoughts!
yeah, I like the looks of them, I really like the upright riding position, but finding one at any of the Giant dealerships in the area is next to impossible. I rode a basic Anyroad 1 last November(ish) and I was not pleased with it, but that was an aluminum, low-end version, or so I interpret it.
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I own an Anyroad Comax as well. Ordered it in January, got it in February, started riding it in April. I also got my wife the Liv Invite (female version of the Anyroad). That one took 3 months to get here





I got a Size L, I am 5'6", 180lbs(or so... ) 30" inseam.
I haven't put too many miles on it, as life doesn't allow for rides every weekend...

but overall, I am very happy with its ride, quality of components and responsiveness. It isnt the lightest bike, but it's pretty sweet....much lighter than the steel-framed mountain bike I had for 15 years before this one.

I didn't outfit it with any extra do-dads save for Mako 150 headlight and Cherry-bomb tail light, Ant+ computer, 2nd bottle cage, storage bag, and SPD pedals. So far, it is excellent as-is.

Feel free to ask any questions if you are looking to buy one! (and even questions on the Invite)

I agree that it is hard to find good user info on these bikes, so I guess we are the first! I've been checking magazines for articles or reviews, but only see other, more known brands reviewed, like Specialized Diverge. I think it will take a while before these bikes get more widely known. The guy who sold me these bikes at my LBS said "usually, reviewers want to write something bad about bikes....maybe its a good thing that there aren't any reviews....nothing bad to write about."

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The comax is a great looking bike - I started looking around for 1 to test ride and every LBS in 30 miles of me doesn't have one & apparently Giant is long out of stock. Also, no one seems to know when the 2016's are coming in either.

how does the bike ride & handle? What is the overall weight of the bike? Any feedback would be appreciated
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I test-rode an Aluminum Anyroad first, as my LBS had 3 of them in stock. The Comax was in an order-basis, not sure why, perhaps Giant didn't foresee a large demand for them. But my LBS has a few Comax versions of the FastRoad...

The bike handles very well. On my test-ride, I was aggressively turning and slaloming at about 20mph, and it responded superbly. The chosen fear set of the 105-11 components are very useful and allows easy climbing of steep terrain.

If you can test even an Al version, I think you will be impressed.
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So what's your inseam and height that you chose a XL over a L? Any follow up thoughts? Thank you for the review!
Sorry about the late reply. I haven't logged on in a while.

My inseam is just under 32" and height is just under 6'.

After debating between L and XL, I chose an XL because
1) Pictures of riders on the Anyroad looked cramped to me
2) The XL frame matched up to the measurements of the bike I was previously riding
3) The shop only XL in stock and no L's in the foreseeable future

In hindsight, I believe the Large frame would have been the better fit as I had to swap out the stem to an 80mm and changed the cranks to 170mm. Also, the standover height disappeared after I put on the taller tires. I can still stand flat footed over the low part of the top tube, but that's it.

I was really worried about being too cramped when I bought it.

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. If I wanted to put skinnies on it and dropped the bars, I could get pretty aero. But I'm 44yo and just like to ride solo for fitness and recreation.
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