Giant FCR 3 Hybrid Bike

4.1/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $520.00


Product Description

  • Frame: ALUXX butted aluminum
  • Shifter: Shimano ST-R221
  • Brake Levers: Shimano ST-R221
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-830 11-28T
  • Seatpost: Aluminum, 27.2x300mm


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Paul a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2013

Strengths:    Sturdy aluminum frame, comfortable seat, brakes worked well.

Weaknesses:    The shifters were junk. Did'nt like the cage pedals. COuld have come in more colorful frame choices. I bit pricey for what you get

Bottom Line:   
The FCR3 was my first hybrid bike. I really didn't know what was out there back in 2009. I ended up buying the cheapest hybrid bike my LBS had in stock. I paid $550 and first thing I did was replace the pedals. THe shifters were giving me problems from the get-go. They were junk shifters. Had 3 front gears and had tyrouble shifting between all 3. The rear shifters worked fine. The fork is made of chromoly steel. There was a bit of weight to the bike. If your a serious cyclist- spend more and get a better bike. THis bike is made for occasional weekend enthusiasts. Not meant to take on long bike hikes. I recently sold mine for a 2014 Giant Escape RX composite full carbon hybrid.

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Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   LBS in Saginaw MI

Bike Setup:   Stock except I changed the pedals.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ted keirnan

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2013

Strengths:    Comfortable and easy to ride. Affordable and has held up great.

Weaknesses:    Can you put arrow bars on it???? Not a road bike.

Bottom Line:   
Bought the FCR3 about 5 years ago and used it for commutIng to work and back, 12 miles total, 4 to 5 days a week.
For the price and durability it has been well worth it. It is also a good bike for distance riding if you want to use it for
Exercising. Did change the pedals because I wanted clip on's. The stock pedals were fine if that's what you want. Never
Changed the seat.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Thought everyone would be interested in knowing what the weight is on the Giant FCR3 25.57 lbs on a calibrated scale.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas Bennett a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2010

Strengths:    Wide gear range. Ez shifting, Good brakes,and nice fit and finish.

Weaknesses:    seat just doesn't fit right. Braze on's for bottles and pumps could be located in a different spot. Cable for the rear could be routed differently. Altus deraileur looks clunky.

Bottom Line:   
This is for a 2009 FCR3. Good bike, nice components, Grip shape takes some getting use to. Bought to get back into shape after medical treatments. Bottom line is would buy again.

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Favorite Ride:   around town

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Spin City

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   stock.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B007dep1 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2010

Strengths:    Light weight buttery smooth performance.

Weaknesses:    like everyone change the pedals out. The original wheels were bad but I think they are discontinued anyway. warranty replaced them for free. Alexrim DA22 are the replacement wheels and I haven't had any problems at all with them. They have some bad reviews but mine are awesome so far.

Bottom Line:   
My bike was bought in 09. Best bike I have ever owned for comfort and speed.

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Favorite Ride:   Giant FCR-3

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Jones Bicycle Long B

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale 2002 mountainbike 2000 bucks in
2002. I like the giant better.


Bike Setup:   standard set up.



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