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Upgrading Giant Roam 2 Crankset

I am having Giant Roam 2 Disc 2022 SouthEast Asia Model with the following Spec: Stem Giant Sport 8 Degree Front Derailleur Shimano Acera FD-T3000 2×9 Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio RD-...
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How to install Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages onto the Giant TCR frame?

I bought two Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for my Giant Advanced SLR frame. I have difficulties installing the vertical bottle cage, as the front derailleur mount blockes the space for the ...
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Giant Power Pro chainring compatibility

I have Giant Power Pro on Ultegra R8000 crankset. Does anyone know if the Giant Power Pro is compatible with other chainrings?
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increase stem height of giant tcr advanced 2

Is it possible to increase stem height of the Giant TCR advanced 2? I want to make the bike less aggressive so I don't have to bend down so much don't care about being aero. https://www.giant-...
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How much do bikes improve over the years? [closed]

I have a Giant Escape 3 hybrid from 2013. I am curious if I were to buy a Giant Escape 3 2021 model, would it be equivalent to a 2013 Giant Escape 1 or even better? How much do bikes improve over ...
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Can I upgrade my flat handlebars to drop handlebars [duplicate]

I have a Giant Escape 3 Disc https://www.martinsbike.com/product/giant-escape-3-disc-383035-1.htm I usually ride about 10 miles every day, and I really like the look and feel of drop handlebars. is it ...
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What size tires/tubes for a Giant cypress dx 6016?

Anyone know what size tubes and tires to get for a Women's 15in Giant cypress dx 6016? The bike is older, I'm guessing 2006-2008 but I'm not positive.
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Identify hub / freehub body on Giant FCR 2 2008

The rear wheel bearings on my 2008 Giant FCR2 need replacing, and the freehub body is feeling a bit notchy, so while it's all in bits I'd like to be able to have the option of replacing. I understand ...
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Giant Sedona with elliptical crank

I am trying to determine the model suffix and yr for my giant Sedona. It has an elliptical crank, no seat tube shock, and no front fork shock. It was made in Taiwan, the frame that is, it is an 18-...
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Where is the light harness connection on Giant Roam E bike?

I gather that my Roam E has the wiring to enable me to add a light to run from the light switch on the controller. I have looked at various videos, but the set up on my Roam E is different. Does ...
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Falling over on carbon frame bike -- likely to cause damage?

As per my last post, I'm learning how to use clipless shoes. First 3 days of practice went fine, but on the 4th I came to a stop and couldn't get my foot out in time -- in truth, I got one foot out, ...
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What are the differences between a horizontal suspension and vertical suspension MTB?

Currently, I've got a hardtail mountain bike and love to upgrade to a full suspension one. But when web surfing, I found out there are two types of full suspensions: 1. Vertical Suspension 2. ...
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Can I run an internal dropper post on a small size 2014 Giant XTC Advanced 2 (2014)?

The specific bike model is this one: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/xtc-advanced-27dot5-2-2014 The dropper post I am looking at is this one: Brand-X Ascend CX Dropper 105mm I was thinking I could ...
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Are these Giant bikes fake?

There's a second hand bike I'm looking at. Photos are here: Giant defy 1 2017. The seller says it's a giant defy 1 2017, purchased last year. I noticed the stem says something like raceface which ...
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Recommendations for 'upgrading' gravel bike with road tires?

EDIT: Several people have commented that I shouldn't ask for shopping recommendations -- fair enough, but really all I want is a more general discussion of the topic: whether it's a reasonable goal ...
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Does anyone know what model/approximate year this Giant bike is?

Does anyone know the model and approximate year of this Giant bike? Thanks!!
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Headset upgrade, problem finding headtube dimensions for my 2020 Giant ATX 3

It's a 2020 Giant ATX 3. Does any one know how to find this info? Thx.
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Which bike light, aren't that to be seen kind enought? [closed]

I just bought a giant escape 2 and have been using it to go to work. When is time to come back home is already dark and I'm planning to get a light. Asked about one in nearby bike shop and they ...
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Giant ATX vs Escape?

I'm planning to buy my first bike as an adult, mainly to go to work (about 6 km far from home). Today I went to the bike shop and tried a Giant Escape and and Giant ATX. From my unexperienced point of ...
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Rear cassette replace 11-30 with 11-32, or 11-28?

I have an 11 speed 11-30 rear cassette that I would like to replace but cannot seem to find an 11-30 anywhere. Can I safely replace this with an 11-28 or an 11-32 without replacing my rear derailleur?...
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How to tell if a hub uses sealed bearings or loose ones?

My rear hub is dead. Tt has tons of play and I'm planning to replace it with a new Shimano one. Everyone suggests me to get one with sealed bearings, how can I tell if a hub uses sealed or ...
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Any idea which model & year my Giant bike is?

I bought my giant bike a few months ago and want to sell it and upgrade. Do you guys have any idea the year or the mode from the photos. Ignore the decals as I put them on myself. Serial is - gp101947
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Giant conduct compatible stem

Does anyone have any experience with the Giant conduct system (semi hydraulic brakes) and compatible stems? My partner bought a bike which came with a conduct 100mm stem. She feels that the reach is ...
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Carbon steerer tube scratch (inside the tube) - how bad is it?

Today I looked into my steerer tube and saw this: Since Im new to carbon frame, I cannot decide if this is a serious problem which has to be fixed asap, or just a minor scratch on the surface. It ...
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Replacing front chainring on my old bike

I have an old Giant Peloton Lite. Certainly considering its age, it's a very nice bike. The front chain ring is a bit worn out, however, and I'm looking to replace it. I have a few questions about ...
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How can I find the year of these Giant XTC 2 bikes?

New to mountain biking so please forgive my ignorance. I’m trying to figure out the year of these bikes and having trouble as the components don’t match what I’ve been able to find doing online ...
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Finding compatible thinner street tires for Giant ATX

I am trying to get a pair of thinner road tires for my Giant ATX (Disc). I have tried to look up resources to see what tires would be compatible with the bike but could not find anything. Can ...
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Can anyone help me with identify this Giant bike?

I need a name for this bike so I can look into it. It's going to be sold to me but I don’t want to get ripped off. Thanks!
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What are the main differences in Giant's Toughroad and Revolt drop-bar bike series?

I'm at a bit of a loss trying to decide what sort of a (Giant) bike I should be looking towards. I used to have a Ribble Sportive 7005 from 2014 to 2017. I am now looking for something that would ...
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Why can compact frame in road bikes be made in less sizes than the traditional frame?

When I read about Giant, they talked about how in the past road bikes have to be in like 10 incremental sizes, but Giant had an idea from a mountain bike (which usually only have S M L sizes) to make ...
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Do these parts fit my Giant Escape 2 2018?

This is my bike Giant escape 2 2018 I want to change the groupset (for fun) for this one aliexpress link, Basically it's a Shimano Deore M6000 2x10 groupset (without the brakes) I'm almost sure that ...
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Does anyone know the model and year of this giant?

I was wanting to know what year and model this giant is. Looking into buying and also wanted to know what size wheels I could fit on it was hoping to put bigger tires on.
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Help me identify this specific Giant XTC

I bought this bike a couple of years ago and I'm looking to sell it. I don't know what year it was, nor the frame size, but it's in really good shape. I pulled the serial number from the bottom of the ...
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Can I use Giant Talon as a road bicycle?

I bought a Giant Talon bike and I got thinner tires. Can I use it for road and streets now?
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Tips for packing electrical cables near Giant Quick-E bottom bracket

I've been having major trouble getting all the cables back in after removing the bottom bracket electric motor from my Giant Quick-E. It's a rat's nest down there. There are cables coming from the ...
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I am always having a broken spoke once in every 500Km

I have a Giant Escape hybrid bike, which I bought as a secondhand bicycle. After I had bought it, once in every 500km, according to Strava records, I am always having a broken spoke in rear wheel. ...
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Freewheel is not making noises [closed]

Freewheel on my bike is not making any clicking sounds like it used to when I bought the bike from the bike shop. I got the bike serviced last month due to brake making screeching noises and the rear ...
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How to reinstall a freehub with cartridge bearings?

My road bike's freehub has an issue - the outer part of the body has about 1mm of play against the axle, resulting in a wobbly cassette. The freehub still functions but it needs replacing. It's a ...
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Fitting 1-1/8" straight fork in Giant Overdrive headset

I have a 2013 Giant Defy 3 with a broken fork. The original steerer tube is tapered: 1-1/8" on top and 1-1/4" on the bottom. I'm trying to figure out how to replace the fork with a more common 1-1/8"...
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Giant Trance 4 2016

Has anybody tried to fit a fox float X2 in a giant trance 4 2016.Because im trying to buy a new rear shox for my Giant trance
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Replacing Giant Defy 4 2013 alloy steerer fork with Giant carbon steerer fork

I am planning on making the above replacement. The original fork is the composite fork with alloy steerer, however the replacement (from Giant) has a carbon steerer. Can I still use the same original ...
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Giant Toughroad SLR 2 for 200 miles in two days, will it make it?

I own a Giant Toughroad SLR 2 bike, it's an hybrid bike and I'm planning to register myself in a Seattle to Portland ride. It's a 2 day - 200 miles ride from Seattle to Portland. The question is ...
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Can I install/convert a Giant Quick-e+ 2019 to use an Alfine 11 speed IGH?

I have a Giant Quick-e+ 2019 and would like to install either a Alfine 11 speed di2 IGH. My first question is, is it compatible? I've been looking at the measurements and it seems all ok. But when I ...
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I can't extract sealed bearings out of the wheel

I face the problem again of extracting the bearings, this time out of the wheel of my Giant XTC Advanced 29” 1.5 2017, Giant wheel system, hub OEM manufactured by Formula. Once removed caps and ...
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Tacx Thru Axle for Giant TCR

I ordered a Giant TCR Advanced 1 (2018) and it's on its way. I just remembered that I need to get a thru axle that fits my Smart Trainer (Tacx Flow Smart. Sadly I can not seem to find the measurements ...
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Light for Giant Quick e+ 2018

I purchased a 2018 Giant Quick e+ for commuting. Giant uses a modified yamaha PW-X system they have branded "syncdrive pro". The bike is great but the headlight it comes with stinks. I would like ...
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Giant Defy 2018 front brake cable routing problem

I have a feeling that there is something very obvious I am missing. Just got my Giant Defy Advanced 2. Fitted the front wheel and found the way the front brake cable is routed means it is in the ...
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Any knowledge on LaFree Electric Bicycle?

I have this LaFree Electric Bike, all I really know about it is that it was made by Giant. I am an Electrical Engineering student and I am looking at bringing new life into it, would it be worth ...
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Rear Bike Rack for Full Suspension?

I have a Giant Warp DS3 and id like to get a rear rack but am struggling to find anything decent & compatible. is there such a rack? 2001 Giant Warp DS3 from Bicycle Blue Book.
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Highest gear "jumps" under load

When I'm in the highest (smallest) gear and pedaling hard, it sometimes "jumps". I'm not sure if that's the right word, but I feel a bump in my feet for a moment and then I continue pedaling. It ...
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