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So I bought a Giant Anyroad Comax

Old 10-02-16, 03:00 PM
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So I bought a Giant Anyroad Comax

the LBS had an amazing deal on 2016 Giant Anyroad Comax (1500 CAD) so I couldn't resist. I put my Cannondale CAADX on CL and came home with the Anyroad Comax. I did two small rides this weekend. It's definitely slower and heavier bike than my Giant Defy Advanced 2. I will not break any speed record with it. I also notice it takes more power to propulse the bike forward. My heart rate was a little higher than usual at the same speed. On the other hand, the bike is extremely comfortable. It a little bit more upright position but I really like the additional brake lever. It's very practical when you are the urban jungle. I did a little bit of gravel and grass riding with it and it felt very smooth. I think I will enjoy this bike a lot.

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Old 10-02-16, 03:25 PM
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Different tires may offer a faster feel . but worry about that after spring thaw.. next year..
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Old 10-02-16, 05:53 PM
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Anyroad Comax

I was looking at this bike HARD earlier this year before settling on the Defy Advanced 2. I didn't like the fact that there were a number of people that had their frames crack where the top tube meets the seat tube. Now I'm no structural engineer or anything, but given how far down the top tube meets the seat tube, it kinda makes sense to me that if someone has their seat post adjusted fairly high, and they ride on the rear part of the seat, that would cause the junction where the top tube and seat tube meet to crack, and that's exactly where everyone who had cracks said their cracks were at. Giant was always really good about honoring the warranty and gave them all new frames, but it still just seems like a design flaw to me. I really liked the bike a lot but was put off by that possibility of cracking the frame. I'd appreciate an update a few months down the road on how the bike is holding up and the type of riding you're putting it thru as this bike is still on my radar.
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Originally Posted by R3K View Post
I was looking at this bike HARD earlier this year before settling on the Defy Advanced 2. I didn't like the fact that there were a number of people that had their frames crack where the top tube meets the seat tube. Now I'm no structural engineer or anything, but given how far down the top tube meets the seat tube, it kinda makes sense to me that if someone has their seat post adjusted fairly high, and they ride on the rear part of the seat, that would cause the junction where the top tube and seat tube meet to crack, and that's exactly where everyone who had cracks said their cracks were at. Giant was always really good about honoring the warranty and gave them all new frames, but it still just seems like a design flaw to me. I really liked the bike a lot but was put off by that possibility of cracking the frame. I'd appreciate an update a few months down the road on how the bike is holding up and the type of riding you're putting it thru as this bike is still on my radar.
I am only 72kg. I'm not sure how much pressure I'm going to put on that seat post.
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Old 10-03-16, 05:39 PM
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Different tires may offer a faster feel . but worry about that after spring thaw.. next year..
I agree I got some older 23c wheels and tires for my hybrid and it makes a HUGE difference over the 28's I ride on the dirt. I have a feeling smaller tires will not only make it just as fast it may make the bike faster.
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Old 10-04-16, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by R3K View Post
I was looking at this bike HARD earlier this year before settling on the Defy Advanced 2. I didn't like the fact that there were a number of people that had their frames crack where the top tube meets the seat tube. Now I'm no structural engineer or anything, but given how far down the top tube meets the seat tube, it kinda makes sense to me that if someone has their seat post adjusted fairly high, and they ride on the rear part of the seat, that would cause the junction where the top tube and seat tube meet to crack, and that's exactly where everyone who had cracks said their cracks were at. Giant was always really good about honoring the warranty and gave them all new frames, but it still just seems like a design flaw to me. I really liked the bike a lot but was put off by that possibility of cracking the frame. I'd appreciate an update a few months down the road on how the bike is holding up and the type of riding you're putting it thru as this bike is still on my radar.
From what I understand this happened to a particular batch of frames for the 2016 model. My LBS didn't say it specifically to me, but they did say Giant improved their CF composite for the 2017 model. Also, to mitigate this you may want to look at the sizing more closely and maybe go with the next size up and or adjust the seat post lower.
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It is undoubtedly one of the coolest-looking gravel bikes out there ... i don't need one, but if I wanted a gravel bike this would get first look.
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