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Are my brakes overheating?

I'm riding a Giance Stance E+1 eMTB and recently had the brake pads and the rear rotor replaced by my Giant dealer, the brakes were worn out and the rotor had gotten damaged. Only a few rides in on ...
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heavy and want to ride again

I bought a street hybrid 2010 Giant Seek 0 a decade ago. It has maybe 30 miles on it. The bike has a 700c 25mm tires and solid Aluxx frame. I want to ride again but I'm 300 lbs. (136 kg) I'm ...
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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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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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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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Does Giant Contend 1 support 9 or 18 speeds?

I bought a Giant contend 1 for winter training. The specs can be best found here. It came pre-configured with 9 speeds only. This means that the bigger ring can only access the lower 4 cogs while the ...
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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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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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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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Cartridge bottom bracket with lockring on one side only

NB There is an edit to this post added 06.02.2017 I need to replace the 68/118 BB on my Giant Rock (made around 2000 I think). It has a locking ring on one side only as shown in the photos. The ...
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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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Front derailleur at limit, but still heavy chain rub on cage

Back story: I bought a Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 second-hand, with Shimano Ultegra components. The previous owner had used it with different components and had the original ones re-assembled before ...
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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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Giant Power Pro no longer reading power on right crank after washing bike

2020 Giant TCR Advanced Pro. I washed the bike and per the title, the right side power reading has gone to zero. The right side still lights up and charges, and I was able to use RideLink to update ...
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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 good are last year's model bikes

I'm looking for a road/commuter bike my local shop has the Giant Contende 3 2021 for basically 10% or $100 off so $949 to $859. Is there basically no difference between 2021 and 2022 or 2023 in terms ...
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Trying to match up a new seat for my bicycle and having difficulty finding one that will work

Could someone please help me identify this bicycle? I cant find anything that looks like this on the internet. The reason I'm asking is because it needs a new seat, as the plastic has broken off from ...
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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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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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Giant Rack-It Front Rack experience + bow vs. "bow-free" front racks

I'm looking at getting a front rack for my Kona Dewey 2015, which has two sets of mounting points on the forks. Specifically looking at getting the Giant Rack It front rack (https://www.giant-bicycles....
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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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how to remove the freehub on a 2020 "Giant Two" hub from a CXR-1 wheelset?

I've got a 2020 CXR-1 wheelset with a hub branded "Giant Two", and want to lube the freehub but it's not clear how to remove that. I haven't found any info about that hub. It doesn't seem to ...
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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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Giant TCR advanced ( 2016 ) Carbon Seatpost

I have been considering making a foray into road bikes and ended up picking up a pretty pristine Giant TCR advanced 2016 bike for a bargain. I bought a size M and ended up figuring out that I actually ...
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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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Giant SLR1 Hookless Rims Issues

I recently purchased a Giant Propel Advanced Pro and the bike comes with Giant's new tubeless-ready SLR1 hookless rims with Cadex tyres. Since purchasing, I have had a few punctures and have decided ...
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I just bought a Giant TCX SLR 2, but I still have money to spend. Which parts should I upgrade?

I am new to bicycling. I bought this bike because it had good reviews and ratings and it fits the area where I am living. I am not intending to use this in a cyclocross race, but maybe in the future. ...
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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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Upgrading tires on my road bike

I'm very new to the complex world of bicycles, so apologies ahead of time... I have a 2012 Giant Defy 1 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-1-2012) and am looking to upgrade the wheels to ...
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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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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 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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Industry standard weight limit for suspension forks and carbon fiber forks?

I followed the advice of people on this forum and upgraded to wider tires on my hybrid instead of buying a suspension fork. Thank you everyone that was a big help. I went from 32mm to 47mm on front ...
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Can a dropper post be added to a Giant bicycle with D-Fuse?

I just bought a Giant Revolt that comes with a D-Fuse seat post. I really hate this mechanism, I have to remove the seat frequently to store the bike. I was wondering if it's possible to change to a ...
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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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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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Giant Toughroad SLR 1 for long distance tour [closed]

I will be undertaking a cycle tour of around 2700km (~1800 Miles) in Europe this summer (Early July to the middle of August) and have been looking at the Giant Toughroad SLR1 as the bike to go for. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannondale SAVE frame technology in entry price [closed]

I'm wondering if the so called "SAVE" technology from Cannondale makes any difference in the enry-mid price such as Cannondale Trail 4? (they publicize as a micro-suspension technology). In concrete ...
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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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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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