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Old 07-18-16, 01:19 PM
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So my seat post issue seems fine now that they replaced it. Now thou I hear a clicking but only when I am putting pressure or going uphill, I checked the bolts on the stem, the crank etc... they all appear tight. I hate to go back to the bike shop but starting to get annoyed that I am hearing noises. I have a defy and have never had a single issue. This is minor stuff and I ride this bike hard but come on Giant it's supposed to be made to ride hard.
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Old 07-18-16, 07:58 PM
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I'm in exactly the same boat, I've only had mine 4 months too! It's been like that since the very early days!

How do you find the bike otherwise ? I think it's fantastic but I have had a couple of issues here and there. I have had the freehub body replaced, and the bike was stripped down and cleaned/re-greased as it was making some seriously bad squeaking in the front fork, and crank area. I think these days bike manufacturers put a minimal amount of grease on the bikes to save money. LBS have been great though.


I have had the same issue now for two weeks! I have only had the bike almost 4 months. With your posts I have lubed the wedge that locks the post in place and the creaking while peddling has stopped. If this was crank creak like stated above it would have continued after lubing the seat post wedge. I have contacted Giant with the problem and urge those of you with the problem to do the same.
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Old 07-19-16, 08:27 AM
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I have had the same issue now for two weeks! I have only had the bike almost 4 months. With your posts I have lubed the wedge that locks the post in place and the creaking while peddling has stopped. If this was crank creak like stated above it would have continued after lubing the seat post wedge. I have contacted Giant with the problem and urge those of you with the problem to do the same.
Glad it's not just me! My LBS have once again gone beyond the call of duty and are contacting Giant for a replacement D-Fuse part, as they believe this will cure the issue. Fingers crossed!

Gonna stick some 700 x 32c Marathon Greenguard's on the bike soon! Will post a pic when it's all sorted and clean! :-)
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Old 07-21-16, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by acdc2704 View Post
So my seat post issue seems fine now that they replaced it. Now thou I hear a clicking but only when I am putting pressure or going uphill, I checked the bolts on the stem, the crank etc... they all appear tight. I hate to go back to the bike shop but starting to get annoyed that I am hearing noises. I have a defy and have never had a single issue. This is minor stuff and I ride this bike hard but come on Giant it's supposed to be made to ride hard.
I had the same issue with mine. Bottom bracket was loose...
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Old 07-22-16, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post
"You should list the full changes you made to the stock bike"

Here's the list.

Shimano XT 1x11 Groupset (SLX Brakes, XT Ice Tech 180mm F, 160mm R, Rotors)
Stan's Notubes Arch EX 29" Wheelset
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I've now seen two people post in here that have bought Stan's Notubes Arch EX 29" wheels. Why are thes ethe wheels worth getting? I just got my new 2016 Toughroad SLR 1 and am extremely disappointed in the rolling resistance of the 29x1.5 vittoria roadster tires that I got from the LBS. the bike was slower and more difficult to peddle than my old 2001 Schwinn Mesa GSX with a rock hopper (26x1.5).

I bought some new schwalbe pro ones (EZ tubeless) hoping they will be better. Should I get new wheels for these tires? What wheels should I get? I like to be able to ride fast and I like little rolling resistance but do want enough grip for any sharp turning paved trails.

I also took it back to the LBS because I felt like the bottom bracket was just not sturdy. I felt my old schwinn had better grip between the peddles/bike/chain

Feedback would be great!
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Old 07-23-16, 05:50 AM
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Stan's Notubes Arch EX 29" wheels are the wheels, not the tires. What happened to the Maxxis Maxxlite tires that came on your bike?
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Old 07-24-16, 01:20 AM
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Stan's Notubes Arch EX 29" wheels are the wheels, not the tires. What happened to the Maxxis Maxxlite tires that came on your bike?
I get that they are wheels...I am trying to explain that I feel there is way too much rolling resistance with the tires that came with the bike. I want it to be quicker and easier to peddle. My current bike has a much better feel when you peddle and it is a pretty ****ty bike but has decent slick tires.

I bought some schwalbe pro one tubless tires to make it better. I know I can run the tires with a tube but I am wondering if i should get new wheels as well. People seem to be getting the stans notubes arch ex and I was wondering why.
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Old 07-24-16, 05:15 AM
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As prj71 asked: What happened to the Maxxis Maxxlite tires that came on your bike?
They seemed to zip along the streets nicely for me.
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Originally Posted by FrozenBiker View Post
As prj71 asked: What happened to the Maxxis Maxxlite tires that came on your bike?
They seemed to zip along the streets nicely for me.
The rolling resistance felt much greater than the bike I was upgrading from. Still have them but they feel slow. I'm actually going to trade mine in for a fastroad comax. I think i just want a better bike for the road but want a more comfortable position.
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Old 07-24-16, 03:18 PM
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Ok. I give. What is the third image?
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Ok. I give. What is the third image?
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Old 07-25-16, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Trewim View Post
I had the same issue with mine. Bottom bracket was loose...
That's what it was had it to the shop today. I hope this is it, maybe there's some bugs since this is the 1st year for this bike.
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Old 08-02-16, 05:16 AM
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Anyone else had issues with the front brake caliper hitting the spokes whilst pedaling out of the saddle or with sharp turns ? At first I thought it was the split pin so i bent that back a bit and put a cable tie around to keep it from moving towards the spokes. That has helped a bit, but i'm pretty sure the caliper is hitting too. :-)

Have tried moving the caliper and taking off the wheel and realigning it but this hasn't helped. :-(

That ticking sound along with the seatpost clicking is starting to get really annoying....
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Old 08-04-16, 09:25 AM
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Anyone else having sizing issues between the large and medium? I am 6foot flat and have a large at the moment which I purchased a couple weeks ago. I've stuck a 60mm stem on it and the reach feels about right but the standover seems higher than I'm used to (could just feel weird unclipping from full saddle height as I am used to my dropper post on my trail bike). I'd obviously prefer to stick with the large considering the amount of upgrades I've already done and the hassle of asking the shop to swap it out for a medium frame so I'm wondering if anyone else had similar sizing issues, being on the cusp of a medium/large, and whether there is really a noticably difference the two (considering the fact that the reach issue is sorted by using a shorter stem - which I find improves handling in any event)? Any advice appreciated
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Old 08-08-16, 09:48 AM
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Two months in...

Hi everyone - I got the bike in early June. Took up biking after a long time and absolutely loving it. Mostly weekends though, wish I had the energy to ride during the work week!

I changed the saddle, grips and pedals and all 3 made a huge difference. I mostly bike on easy trails close to home or in one of the dozens of conservations within half an hour drive. I find the bike mostly handles these quite well. Couple of times I did the 22 km waterfront loop by the lake (its a paved surface, where people in packs zoom past you on fast road bikes), and the bike held up decently.

Thinking of checking out a 2nd set of wheels with thinner tires for the paved surface - have to make sure a) it makes a decent enough difference and b) swapping tires is not a pain. I find I'm enjoying the paved surface ride a bit more but I do want to keep going to the light trails as well. So either a 2nd set of wheels or maybe a new road bike!
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Old 08-08-16, 10:00 AM
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That is one handsome beast you got there.


Could you please tell me the exact name and model of your kickstand, I really need to get one for my Toughroad.
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That is one handsome beast you got there.


Could you please tell me the exact name and model of your kickstand, I really need to get one for my Toughroad.
Thanks. The kickstand is Filzer KS-1. Very solid, nicely built. Here's the link where I got it from (here in Canada, though):
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5024-9...rsal-Kickstand
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Thanks. The kickstand is Filzer KS-1. Very solid, nicely built. Here's the link where I got it from (here in Canada, though):
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5024-9...rsal-Kickstand
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Even if I can't get that exact same model, I'll go for something in the same style.


I have two kickstands at home, but for reasons I won't bore you with, just won't fit to a Toughroad.
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Even if I can't get that exact same model, I'll go for something in the same style.


I have two kickstands at home, but for reasons I won't bore you with, just won't fit to a Toughroad.
Canadian dollar is about 75 cents to the US dollar these days so even if you ordered from Canada, you'd be alright.
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Canadian dollar is about 75 cents to the US dollar these days so even if you ordered from Canada, you'd be alright.
They charge $50 for deliveries to Australia.
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Old 08-08-16, 06:43 PM
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They charge $50 for deliveries to Australia.
Ouch! I'm sure there's something similar out there. Whereabouts in Oz? I spent 4 years in Melbourne in the 90s. What a little piece of heaven.
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Ouch! I'm sure there's something similar out there. Whereabouts in Oz? I spent 4 years in Melbourne in the 90s. What a little piece of heaven.

I'm 1,000 miles away from Melbourne in sunny Brisbane.
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I'm 1,000 miles away from Melbourne in sunny Brisbane.
I've seen some great cricket out there. You're a lucky man.
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Hi all,

What is it in this bike that justifies this price? Compared to a Giant Talon 29-er with about the same price tag, the Talon is equipped with at least Deore (or even SLX,XT on doscounted, older models). Is it the carbon fork, the frame itself, or the tires? I'm really in love with this bike, but i could get an entry level Talon 29er for less than 70% for this price, and still have bucks to upgrade towards full rigid, 1x10.

Everyday usage would be on flat, mixed terrain with some mountain rides at the weekends, and i would like to have only one bike.

Thanks for the help!
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