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10-02-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 56,254
Posted By RickGr4

The CoMax 2 has met all of my hopes, dreams,...

The CoMax 2 has met all of my hopes, dreams, expectations and more. My story should validate why you want to do business with a Local Bike Shop. The owner of my LBS (Kip at Bike King in Inver Grove...
10-01-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 56,254
Posted By RickGr4

Now that this thread has been resurrected, I...

Now that this thread has been resurrected, I probably should update it.

I no longer have a 2015 Fastroad SLR1. I now have a 2016 Fastroad CoMax 2.

I really liked my 2015 SLR1... with one big...
08-28-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By RickGr4

Wheels and tires? Gearing? Lose some weight?

Wheels and tires?
Gearing?
Lose some weight?
08-28-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By RickGr4

I had an EXTREMELY poor experience with a Fuji...

I had an EXTREMELY poor experience with a Fuji dealer in Florida (now closed) which was compounded by the fact that the Fuji USA importer does not appear to do a very good job of "policing" their...
08-21-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By RickGr4

I bought the Giant because I thought the frame...

I bought the Giant because I thought the frame looked cooler and it represented newer thinking in the design. I also really like the shop I bought it from.
08-06-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,429
Posted By RickGr4

I had the 2015 SLR1 for four or five months. I...

I had the 2015 SLR1 for four or five months. I asked my LBS (local bike shop) to "buy me out of the bike" because the way Giant routed the cables inside the frame tubes created rattles which my LBS...
08-06-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,429
Posted By RickGr4

I owned a 2015 SLR 1 but I ended up exchanging it...

I owned a 2015 SLR 1 but I ended up exchanging it for a 2016 CoMax 2. There is a difference in the ride. I believe the comparison of the two bikes is similar to comparing the typical German made car...
08-04-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,692
Posted By RickGr4

On my 2015 SLR1 (I no longer have it) there was...

On my 2015 SLR1 (I no longer have it) there was plenty of room in the front to go with a larger tire however the back is a very different story. The mount hole for the rear fender is not far away...
08-04-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,429
Posted By RickGr4

Not sure this will help but I am almost 6'4 and...

Not sure this will help but I am almost 6'4 and my inseam is around 35". I bought an XL 2016 Comax 2 and while I like it a great deal, at times it feels a little "long" for me. I wish a would have...
07-31-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By RickGr4

Interesting. I would not consider buying a bike...

Interesting. I would not consider buying a bike without disc brakes.


I am a big guy and disc brakes inspire far more confidence. They have better feel and are more powerful.
07-25-16, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,063
Posted By RickGr4

When I bought the Fastroad, I was looking a...

When I bought the Fastroad, I was looking a hybrid that was primarily a road bike. I have another hybrid that is better suited to off road use.

I have not been riding nearly as much as I would...
04-28-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,243
Posted By RickGr4

This might be the most vague question I seen...

This might be the most vague question I seen posted in this forum.

What are you really asking?
04-25-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,518
Posted By RickGr4

In my humble opinion, the Giant Anyroad and...

In my humble opinion, the Giant Anyroad and Fastroad frame design is simply ahead of any comparably priced competition. It seems like they know more about bike frames. Yes, I am aware they are the...
04-09-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,688
Posted By RickGr4

You need to decided for yourself but I sure like...

You need to decided for yourself but I sure like my 2016 Comax 2.
04-05-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,244
Posted By RickGr4

When I was shopping for bikes roughly this time...

When I was shopping for bikes roughly this time last year, I decided to buy a Giant even thought the largest bike shop chain in my town pushes Specialized pretty hard. I looked at Specialized very...
04-04-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,799
Posted By RickGr4

I think you are being a bit rude to the OP. He...

I think you are being a bit rude to the OP. He has already narrowed it down to two bikes and needs a final push. I see nothing wrong with that.

Where I have an issue is the people that jump into...
03-29-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,176
Posted By RickGr4

If Fuji has issues here in the Twin Cities then...

If Fuji has issues here in the Twin Cities then they have issues elsewhere and I cannot defend them on this issue.

Feel free to defend Fuji all you wish. Sorry but I think your position in...
03-27-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,873
Posted By RickGr4

Nice bike!!! Whenever I look at pictures of...

Nice bike!!!

Whenever I look at pictures of new Giant bikes such as AllRoad, AnyRoad and FastRoad I think this company knows more about bike frame design than the other companies do.

When it...
03-26-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,289
Posted By RickGr4

Nice build Walrus. It is extremely cool...

Nice build Walrus. It is extremely cool...
03-24-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,176
Posted By RickGr4

I think you missed my point. My LBS has not...

I think you missed my point. My LBS has not charged me for one single dime for any adjustments and tweaks to my Giant bike. I suspect if someone showed up with a Fuji that was purchased over the...
03-24-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,176
Posted By RickGr4

I looked at the this bike a year ago. Nobody had...

I looked at the this bike a year ago. Nobody had them in stock and every LBS in my area treated Fuji like they a were a dirty word.

At first glance a Fuji bike seems like a great buy. But if you...
03-22-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By RickGr4

I think this is a very interesting concept,...

I think this is a very interesting concept, especially if they follow through on their promises. They certainly took a different path to differentiate themselves.
03-22-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,694
Posted By RickGr4

I may be able to add some insight to this topic....

I may be able to add some insight to this topic. In the spring of 2015, I bought a 2015 Giant Fastroad SLR1 (aluminum frame). In the fall of 2015 (with the help of my LBS) I decided to exchange that...
03-22-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,688
Posted By RickGr4

I may consider a different seat. I haven't put...

I may consider a different seat. I haven't put much thought to it but now that spring is here...
03-21-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By RickGr4

I don't see how anybody could accurately answer...

I don't see how anybody could accurately answer this question. There are too many variables. Ride your bike and work up a good sweat every time you go out riding. Unless you are over eating you...
03-21-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,688
Posted By RickGr4

Trust me.. I tried plenty of external solutions...

Trust me.. I tried plenty of external solutions in regards to noisy cables. The problem was INTERNAL not external. In my case, external fixes did not solve the problem. My local bike shop took the...
03-21-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,688
Posted By RickGr4

I had a 2015 Fastroad SLR1 and I really liked it....

I had a 2015 Fastroad SLR1 and I really liked it. But the cables rattled around inside the main tube an it developed a clicking sound from the crank that really bugged me so last fall I asked my...
11-09-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,955
Posted By RickGr4

Maybe this site will help you ID the bike:...

Maybe this site will help you ID the bike: BikePedia (http://www.BikePedia.com)
11-08-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,955
Posted By RickGr4

My '02 Jamis Tangier. It's been a great bike and...

My '02 Jamis Tangier. It's been a great bike and I still ride it often. I added a stem extender. I replaced the seat with a super soft one and replaced the stock tires because I kept getting flats...
11-07-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,377
Posted By RickGr4

X2 on the Fastroad Comax. I am lovin my 2016...

X2 on the Fastroad Comax. I am lovin my 2016 Comax 2...
10-29-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By RickGr4

Actually... I bought a Third Avenue from...

Actually...

I bought a Third Avenue from Walmart two years ago as an X-mas present for my GF. Yes it is a bit heavy and yes it rides a bit firm but my GF loves it and we haven't had to spend any...
10-29-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By RickGr4

I agree with Norman here and personally I think...

I agree with Norman here and personally I think this is the big problem with shopping used bikes. It's never a good deal if the bike doesn't fit... Sometimes I believe people who are shopping used...
10-24-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By RickGr4

Wondering why you would start a new thread when...

Wondering why you would start a new thread when you have a nearly identical and very recent thread already running...???
10-08-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,551
Posted By RickGr4

Possibly but I suspect it is readily available.

Possibly but I suspect it is readily available.
10-06-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,622
Posted By RickGr4

Looks like a nice bike but you may have answered...

Looks like a nice bike but you may have answered your own question. The Roam 2 has 9 speed rear with a wider gear ratio spread which would be important to me. Not sure but I believe the Roam 2 brakes...
10-05-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

Like I said, you are obviously hung up about bike...

Like I said, you are obviously hung up about bike weight. This post proves it. I don't care about bike weight. I know how much it costs to cut bike weight. Once again, I don't care. My CoMax 2...
10-04-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

Apologies to the OP. Point taken...

Apologies to the OP. Point taken...
10-04-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

How and where did I berate the OP??? Also,...

How and where did I berate the OP???

Also, how do we know my info is truly incorrect? I admitted I guessed. I could be right. When I said "I don't care" that was not directed at anyone and the...
10-04-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By RickGr4

Ultimately, you and your LBS need to answer the...

Ultimately, you and your LBS need to answer the question about frame size. However if you are 5'6 a "large" frame doesn't seem like a good fit to me.

If your inseam is 29.5 you fall CLEARLY in...
10-04-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By RickGr4

I think the inseam measurement is key here. Have...

I think the inseam measurement is key here. Have you checked that?

I gotta ask... Have you looked into other bike brands? Both Giant and Specialized make bikes similar to this bike in roughly the...
10-03-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

Yes it is probably too small and what is the...

Yes it is probably too small and what is the "great deal" you are talking about? Is it a 2015 or a 2016 bike? Why do you think it is a great deal?
10-03-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,551
Posted By RickGr4

Yes, I agree and this is the reason for UMRP...

Yes, I agree and this is the reason for UMRP pricing in the first place.

I want to reinforce that I paid MSRP for my Fastroad CoMax 2 but my LBS (Bike King in Inver Grove Heights, MN) has more...
10-03-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,551
Posted By RickGr4

In the USA, a manufacturer can set a price but...

In the USA, a manufacturer can set a price but they cannot dictate what price a store or dealer sells the product for. HOWEVER the manufacturer CAN dictate what price a store or dealer can ADVERTISE...
10-02-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,551
Posted By RickGr4

Not sure I agree here. I suspect the bike you...

Not sure I agree here. I suspect the bike you bought was in very low demand and readily available... Also, more expensive bikes carry greater markup.

Sorry but I don't think your comment is...
10-02-15, 04:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,551
Posted By RickGr4

I paid MSRP for my last bike. It should noted the...

I paid MSRP for my last bike. It should noted the bike I bought was rare and in high demand. However I told the owner of my LBS that I rarely pay MSRP for anything and if I was going to pay MSRP, I...
10-01-15, 05:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

I read the comment on Giant's web site. As I...

I read the comment on Giant's web site. As I stated earlier, I had a chance to weight both bikes at the same time but forgot. My initial reaction when I first lifted the CoMax was that it was...
09-29-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,147
Posted By RickGr4

You seem to be hung up on bike weight and picking...

You seem to be hung up on bike weight and picking arguments with other forum members.... I don't care about bike weight. I am much more concerned about my own weight than the weight of my bikes.
...
09-29-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,147
Posted By RickGr4

As much as I like my 2016 CoMax 2 and I HIGHLY...

As much as I like my 2016 CoMax 2 and I HIGHLY recommend it, I consider it to be a "road bike" and that is exactly what I bought it for. My CoMax 2 may never see anything but hard pavement. I have...
09-26-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

I have not ridden a "current" bike with a steel...

I have not ridden a "current" bike with a steel frame. My 30+ year old "classic" 10 speed bike has a steel frame and it rides like a dump truck. My frame of reference is my 2002 Jamis (6061 aluminum...
09-26-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,361
Posted By RickGr4

Having owned an SLR 1 in XL frame size and now...

Having owned an SLR 1 in XL frame size and now having a CoMax 2 in the XL frame size I can assure everyone the CoMax 2 is lighter by three, possibly four pounds. It's a SUBSTANTIAL difference. My LBS...
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