Giant Rapid 2 Hybrid Bike

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: Giant ALUXX-Grade butted-aluminum
  • Hubs: Formula (front), Shimano 2200 (rear)
  • Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700 x 28c
  • Crankset: FSA Omega Mega Exo
  • Chainwheel: 50/39/30

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 16, 2018]
FedupGIANTuser


OVERALL
RATING
1
Strength:

Strengths: I have enough money never to have to ride this balsa-wood-death-vehicle any longer.

Weakness:

This bike is an overpriced piece of junk. If I could give it a zero I would. I own FOUR GIANT bikes and this is by far the worst. It is four years old and it is serviced every year by an authorized dealer. The seat post broke last year and it cost 400$ to replace. Just now the rear derailer fractured off of the frame (and idiot design flaw) and ripped up the back spokes and basically demolished the frame and the wheel. If I would not have been charged for pollution I would have thrown this thing in the lake. And there is no way to contact GIANT directly to raise concerns.

Price Paid:
severl thousand
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2016
[Oct 06, 2012]
Kfoltz
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Brakes, shifters, 700c, carbon fork, bar ends

Weakness:

pedals, seat is okay but will probably change out

I mostly ride mtb but I picked this bike so I can still ride when the trails are to muddy. I also commute to work with the rapid as well. The thing that I like the most is it has the same shifters as my mtb. Not that it would be a huge problem to have the a different shifter, but there are times when I come down off the mountain, and jump on the rapid and head for town. Compared to the 26" bikes i've had in the past the 700c flies. All around been a great bike. Have rode with groups that have a lot more expensive bikes but i can keep up just fine and haven't had any mechanical fails during a ride so I don't know what more to ask from the ol' girl. pedal on!

[Oct 02, 2012]
Robert M
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lite, excellent geometry, great crank set and rear gears, rapid fire shifters, brakes, peddles.

Weakness:

Stock grips and the seat.

For the money this is an excellent bike. I use mine primarily for morning exercise and fairly long weekend treks. The shifting is smooth, even when you are pushing it. Corners well and handles the road and potholes well. Excellent front gear set, which gives you a great choice of gear sizes the front being a 23 for the biggest. The rear runs an 11 tooth for the smallest gear, stock. Front brakes work well even when wet. After a year I am still completely happy with this bike.

If you are like me and like that morning 5 a.m. exercise ride maintaining pace and sprinting for as long as your legs can take it, this is the bike for you. Those weekend 15+ mile trips it holds its own with those $1500+ bikes.

For me it is way more comfortable than the traditional 10 speed handlebars, sitting a little higher and a wider grip.

I bought a gel seat and ergonomic grips. The stock seat like all those skinny hard stock seats had to go my arse would get so sore after less than 5 miles, and the grips had to go the ergonomic ones take that numbness out of the equation.

After a year I have had not reason to change anything, it is all stock. If I did change anything it would be the front crank to a 25 tooth, but that would not change much.

It is an excellent commute bike, weekend joy ride bike, and exercise bike.

Similar Products Used:

I used a Giant Rainer, Trek and Cannondale Road bikes. In the same price range the Giant offered more bang for the buck, better crank and rear gear sets, better smoother shifters. I was upgrading from my Trek, which I was not happy with at all. I shopped and road, Giant, Trek, and Cannondale. Like my Mountain Bike, Giant won out as the Best.

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