Giant FCR Hybrid Bike

4.74/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $800.00

Product Description

The FCR model is the ultimate training and fitness bike. Fast, light and a comfortable riding position.
  • frame: ALUXX butted aluminum, Compact Road Design and Integrated Forged Headtube
  • fork: Composite w/aluminum steerer

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stephen a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 21, 2015

    Strengths:    I have owned and ridden it for several years, and it has held up well, and looks good. It's a fun ride. I ride the Siskiyou (metric) Century every year, and its a great ride.

    Weaknesses:    Pedals, stem, tires and seat. Pedals I exchanged for to enable shoe clips. Exchanged the stem for a high rise to shift my posture for comfort (am an older rider). Put on Continental Gatorskin to help combat against goathead thorns prevalent in our area. The seat was OK, but I think the

    Bottom Line:   
    Ordered mine after considerable review of what I wanted/needed. The items I exchanged (above) were what I would say are comfort items. Not expensive and I expect I'd want to replace them on most any bike I'd get. I have many thousands of miles on it, and rather than trade it in on an expensive new complete bicycle, I'd rather upgrade the gearing and wheels. I'm not a racer, I'm a rider, and this bike goes the distance, 10, 20, 65 miles, day after day. Used to use it for commuting home from work (rail and bus to work), 24 miles along the American River. Wow, them were the days. Highly recommend it for commuting with and general riding, especially distance. Now that I am retired I'm considering riding it to NY (from CA). Not sure if I'm up to it, but I'm sure the bike is.

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    Favorite Ride:   Siskiyou Century; Crater Lake Century (metric, that is)

    Price Paid:    $580.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom W

    Date Reviewed: November 11, 2013

    Strengths:    This bike is now going on seven years and still going strong. The only thing left of the original is the frame, front fork and stem. I really like the weight and riding position. For what I have paid for upgrades I could have bought a good carbon. However, I like the push/pull gearing and the ride.

    Weaknesses:    All of the weaknesses have been upgraded from pedals to crank, cassette, chain, derailleurs and wheels. With the upgrades I took off about pounds and it wasn't a heavy bike to begin with. However, it still has the same ride only better

    Bottom Line:   
    Obviously there are newer bikes with higher end materials. I have been tempted but nothing I have seen so far has tempted me to change.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg Shaw

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2012

    Strengths:    Price.. Cost US$260 here in China. Wow!!!! Eat your heart out guys!. Tyres narrow enough to keep up with a road bike. Clean lines, simple, no frills. Shinao gears etc.

    Weaknesses:    As yet, undiscovered. Oh, come on guys, the pedals on all bikes are only there to let you ride it home! Get real. You need to buy ones that you use bike shoes with. Duh!

    Bottom Line:   
    I used to ride 10,000 km a year, when I was in training, so think I know bikes a little. My own one is top of the line Giant, Durace, Carbon fibre etc etc.. Bought this for my girlfriend, because it was "love at first site". (Bike, not her). She was used to riding a mountain bike, so this suited her perfectly. We had almost bought another mountain bike at another shop, but they would not let her test ride it! Crazy. So it was fortunate we walked out in disgust and went to the next shop. Thinking of buying one myself, as a "knock around bike".

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Craig Radhuber

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 2012

    Strengths:    Light weight, fast enough for all around street riding and a great gear ratio.

    Weaknesses:    Pedals that come with this bicycle are useless so I changed them out for a cheap pedal and I am very very happy with the bicycle.

    Bottom Line:   
    I think I have owned this bicycle for about 3 years now and I thought it was time to write a review. I am 58 years old and I have been riding bicycles almost everyday since I was 5 years old. I live in New Jersey by the Hudson River and I ride in rain sleet and snow. This is one of the three bicycles that I own and I really enjoy riding this bicycle the most. It is very light and maneuvers easily around the many hazards that we have here. I like the upright position of the handle bars and with the extensions it is great for climbing hills. The gears shift very smoothly and the range of gears are great for where I live. I also like the carbon front fork that makes for a smoother ride.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeff a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2008

    Strengths:    Fast, dependable, shifts well for lower end parts..(not bad though)

    Weaknesses:    The stem.

    Bottom Line:   
    Best dang bike I've found for the money. I take it with me just about everywhere. The only things I've done to it is swap out the stock rubber for something better in the same size.. Pedals next. Oh...added Freddy Fenders too and nuked the adjustable stem. I really highly recommend the shop I bought it at too. ICS in Indy.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anywhere..commute

    Price Paid:    $430.00

    Purchased At:   ICS in Irvington (In

    Similar Products Used:   Trek 7.3

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