Giant Tran Send EX Commuter Bike

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $760.00

Product Description

  • Fork: InSync Odessa Magnesium
  • Cassette: 8-speed internal drive
  • Spokes: Stainless steel
  • Stem: 3D Forged Alloy Ahead, 15 degree rise
  • Pedals: Alloy/Kraton Comfort Platform

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sliderule43 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2010

Strengths:    Well made. Easy and firm adjustments. Great shifting. Disc brakes. Good riding position for rec rider. Internal hubs minimize adjustments. Adjustable handlebars.

Weaknesses:    Heavy. Rear rack is attractive, but not that useful. Looks great though for neighborhood riding.

Bottom Line:   
Well made bike with internal hub. My first Giant bike and I really like the quality. Perfect bike for retiree (me).

I liked the back rack when I bought it, but not that practical. Purchased twin briefcase bags made for this rack-$90. Wish I replaced the rack, as the first reviewer did.

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Favorite Ride:   Trail, Neighborhood.

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Roll-the Greene

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn 3 speed internal hub. Absolutely no comparison to this Giant.

Bike Setup:   This is the Trans Send EX with disc brakes. Removed the front fender. Scraping. They look metal but are plastic.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by krynn9000 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2009

Strengths:    -disc brakes, fenders, chain guard (mandatory items for me on a commuter)

Weaknesses:    -stock mechanical disc brakes don't stop very well and are noisy
-bike is extremely heavy
-heavy no name wheels
-vertical drop outs require goofy Alfine chain tensioner

Bottom Line:   
This is a solid commuter and comes fairly close to my "ideal commuter" bike. After looking at TONS of options for commuting, I guarantee you that NO bike has every feature that a commuter needs; all are lacking in some way. This bike does a good job! Disc brakes, chainguard/fenders, rack, and Alfine 8spd rear hub make for a solid commuter. Honestly, the only way to get the perfect commuter is to build one yourself from the ground up.

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Favorite Ride:   anything not windy

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Roll: Easton, Columb

Similar Products Used:   looked at various commuter bikes. The Specialized Globe models come close, but don't have disc brakes!

Bike Setup:   -replace rear rack with a Topeak disc compatible one (much more solid)
-spray paint fenders and chain guard black
-upgraded brakes to Shimano Deore hydraulics
-Blackburn system x6 front and Mars 3.0 rear lights (both very bright and solid)
-OnGuard Bulldog U-lock keeps the bike mine.

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