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Old 01-03-17, 07:27 AM
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Looking at a 2016 Giant AnyRoad 1

Hello,

I'm currently looking at a 2016 Giant Anyroad 1. The LBS gave me a price of $1000 because the 2017 are in. I have a 2006 Giant TCR2 which is a size too small for me that they are giving me $300 in trade.

I was curious on what the group thought about the deal and the bike.

I am not a racer, I've been looking at gravel bikes because I want to be able to do road and crushed limestone trails. I plan on taking a 4 day 300 mile trip this summer and the Anyroad has the potential of adding racks. I would say the normal ride for me would be 20 miles or less with a few long rides now and then. I normally ride alone.

When I first saw the bike, I wasn't impressed with the look of the compact frame, but I think it is growing me and the reviews seem positive. I think I'll probably get the bike because of the discount.
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Old 01-03-17, 07:17 PM
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Everybody don't respond all at once now… I test drove it today and I did like it I think I will be ordering it on Friday
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Well, if you like the bike and the price, Rock On! New bikes are fun!
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Looks like a decent bike, I personally wouldn't buy it, I think the shimano components are average, and it would be a bit too heavy for me. It all depends on what you want out of the bike. I don't ride on dirt trails or anything, so a light carbon road bike is my preference.

But there's just something about buying a brand new bike, and seeing that brand new paint, and shiny, clean chain and cassette.

Hope it works out!
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I bought a Giant AnyRoad 1 last September, and I have only very positive things to say about it.


I noticed that another poster had reservations about the Shimano component group. My bike has had no problems with the shifters, and they feel 'better' than the SRAM shifters on my Cannondale F5 (my only other bike).


The AnyRoad came with 32 mm tires on it, and while I have mostly ridden this bike on paved roads, I have done some short stretches of real gravel with it. One stretch I hit at about 17 mph (didn't see it in time to slow down), and the bike and tires came through without any trouble.


I really like this bike.


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Originally Posted by decentdrummer91 View Post
Looks like a decent bike, I personally wouldn't buy it, I think the shimano components are average, and it would be a bit too heavy for me. It all depends on what you want out of the bike. I don't ride on dirt trails or anything, so a light carbon road bike is my preference.

But there's just something about buying a brand new bike, and seeing that brand new paint, and shiny, clean chain and cassette.

Hope it works out!
2016 Giant Anyroad 1 has 10S Tiagra (4700 series if I am not mistaken) which is excellent group for the money. The only average part are BB5 brakes but they are pretty solid setup and easy to upgrade with either BB7s or Spyres.
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
2016 Giant Anyroad 1 has 10S Tiagra (4700 series if I am not mistaken) which is excellent group for the money. The only average part are BB5 brakes but they are pretty solid setup and easy to upgrade with either BB7s or Spyres.
I guess its just preference, I would not go for it
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Old 01-04-17, 12:06 PM
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I guess its just preference, I would not go for it
Bike itself is not my cup of tea too :-) I just would not call new Tiagra average, solid mid-range in my opinion
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Old 01-04-17, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
Bike itself is not my cup of tea too :-) I just would not call new Tiagra average, solid mid-range in my opinion
I hear ya
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Old 01-04-17, 03:12 PM
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Tiagra 4700 is a solid, dependable groupset. Won't impress the people who try to impress people, but screw all that noidse anyway ... I have a bike with 4700 Tiagra and it impresses me that I never even think about it, because it always works.

I like the somewhat odd look of the Anyroad sometimes .... but I don't need a gravel bike, which is pretty much what the Anyroad is, IMO .... a serious go anywhere with trails bike. As far as a go-anywhere bike, where you won't ever have to worry about it .... seems like a really good choice.

That price is a bit high ... unless the Actual out-the-door sale price is $700 after the trade---because the bike retailed at $1300 new, and with a $300 trade they would be getting full price.

However .... if you like the bike and don't care to haggle or shop around ... then it is worth what it's worth To You. if you think it is worth what they want, it is.

And for $700 that is a good deal.
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I ordered it today. I was given $275 on trade for my bike and a sale price of $1000 leaving my cost at $760 after taxes. I'm excited to try it out when it comes in, unfortunately it is -2 degrees here in Wisconsin right now.
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Old 01-17-17, 05:17 PM
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I thought the yellow handlebars would be kind of cool, added GPS, mirror, water bottle, saddle bag, and changed the seat.
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Originally Posted by bomski99 View Post
I thought the yellow handlebars would be kind of cool, added GPS, mirror, water bottle, saddle bag, and changed the seat.
That is a nice looking beast.


With the handlebars being higher than the traditional road bike, it looks like it would be a great bike for someone who hasn't enjoyed the drops on road bikes, to give drop bars another go.


At least that is what I will probably do in a few years.
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I actually like it too...

Curious...What made you look at this more than the Revolt?
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Nice looking bike. I would ride it proudly.
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Old 01-17-17, 06:31 PM
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I actually like it too...

Curious...What made you look at this more than the Revolt?
I never looked at the revolt. The LBS that I've liked had the 2017 Anyroad in yellow which I didn't like and they told me I could get a deal on the 2016.
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Congratulations on the new bike OP, it's awesome. I have been looking at either the Anyroad 1 or 2 myself.

I think the colors of the 2016 are nicer than the 2017 green and the 4700 Tiaga is solid. People also have fairly good things to say about the Giant disc wheelset.

AFAIK, the bike has clearance for up to 700x48c tires, so you have a lot of good options in that regard, particularly for light mixed surface riding. I have Schwalbe Little Big Bens that I love, but there are lots of good options, depending on what you want to do.

If you ever want a rack, you could look at the Axiom Streamlimer Disc. It attaches to the rear QR skewer or to mounting holes as well as to the bolt hole in the seat stay arch. The Minoura rack with included pannier bags is another option.

Enjoy your new bike.
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I have liked the Anyroad since I first saw it, and yours is a particularly nice example. The yellow tape really sets it off, picking up the frame striping and fork text.

I don't need a gravel bike, but if I could justify buying one ....
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Congratulations on the new bike OP, it's awesome. I have been looking at either the Anyroad 1 or 2 myself.

I think the colors of the 2016 are nicer than the 2017 green and the 4700 Tiaga is solid. People also have fairly good things to say about the Giant disc wheelset.

AFAIK, the bike has clearance for up to 700x48c tires, so you have a lot of good options in that regard, particularly for light mixed surface riding. I have Schwalbe Little Big Bens that I love, but there are lots of good options, depending on what you want to do.

If you ever want a rack, you could look at the Axiom Streamlimer Disc. It attaches to the rear QR skewer or to mounting holes as well as to the bolt hole in the seat stay arch. The Minoura rack with included pannier bags is another option.

Enjoy your new bike.
Thanks for the tip, the LBS said I would have to get Giant's rack due to the odd hole placement. Good to have options!
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Nice looking machine. Bike companies are finally getting that we don't all want to be pretend Tour riders (well, at least not all the time). Looks like a good all rounder!
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Co grate and cool beans. I assembled a couple of those a couple of years ago. Probably 2015s. Seemed like something I might enjoy. Funny how much old guys like me go thru to get our bars high enough. I could just buy a gravel bike eh?
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Nice bike! Looks good with the yellow handlebars!
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Yup, that yellow bar tape really ties it together. Good luck with it!
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Great lookin ride you have there! I have had mine for almost a year now and absolutely love it! Hope you enjoy yours as much as i have mine so far.
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