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Giant Roam 3 £269.99 @ Rutland Cycles
Giant Roam 3 £269.99 @ Rutland Cycles

Giant Roam 3 £269.99 @ Rutland Cycles

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Link to Giant website describing the bike giant-bicycles.com/gb/…016

Good price for a "budget" hybrid

Frame - Aluxx Grade Aluminium
Fork - SR Suntour NEX HLO Lock Out, 63mm Travel
Shock - n/a
Number of Gears - 24
Shifters - Shimano EZ Fire 51 24 Speed
Chainset - SR Suntour XCT 48/38/28T
Chainrings - 48/38/28T
Cassette - Shimano HG31 11-34T
Chain - KMC Z8
Front Derailleur - Shimano M191
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Acera
Bottom Bracket - SR Suntour Cartridge
Pedals - One-Piece PP
Rims - Giant GX02 Aluminium, Double Wall
Front Hub - Formula Sealed
Rear Hub - Formula Sealed
Front Tyre - Giant S-RX4 700x40c
Rear Tyre - Giant S-RX4 700x40c
Front Brake - MTB Alloy Linear Pull
Rear Brake - MTB Alloy Linear Pull
Brake Levers - Shimano EZ Fire 51
Handlebars - Giant Sport, 30mm Rise
Grips - Included
Headset - Included
Stem - Giant Sport
Saddle - Giant Connect Upright
Seatpost - Giant Sport, 30.9mm
Post Clamp - Included
Weight - Not Available
Brand - Giant
Model - Roam 3
GTIN/EAN - 601522

New model is out and approx £400

Hope this helps someone

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specs - Weight - Not Available

small black out of stock

I gave up on my order after seeing delivery to Northern Ireland is £79.99.

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dwl99

specs - Weight - Not Available



It's because Giant don't declare a weight and instead have this text

"The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality."

I think the text is a bit of a cop-out, they could have given an average. But if Giant the manufacturers don't declare it then can't expect resellers to do so either.

That being said Dr Google suggests it weighs around 13 kg.

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RamiresJ

small black out of stock



will update post

Tempted by this - I have a cheapo steel-framed bike which weighs a ton and am thinking of getting something lighter and better for general exercise rather than any serious cycling. Would this fit the bill? Is there any other make I should consider for round about the same price or less?

Thanks

PS also 3.45% Topcashback, can also try code 25OFF for further £25 off


Edited by: "dwl99" 25th Feb

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dwl99

Tempted by this - I have a cheapo steel-framed bike which weighs a ton … Tempted by this - I have a cheapo steel-framed bike which weighs a ton and am thinking of getting something lighter and better for general exercise rather than any serious cycling. Would this fit the bill? Is there any other make I should consider for round about the same price or less?ThanksPS also 3.45% Topcashback



Similar situation to me, I was torn between the Giant and this one from Wiggle
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-division-2-2016/

The Giant won because it's a more respected brand and slightly more mountain bike features. The Verenti (Wiggle own brand) is more road focused.

I have the roam 2 paid £495 for it when it was new, this is a bargain

Damn you HUKD. Again. Ordered for £244.99 with code 25OFF

Thanks, ordered

Bike arrived yesterday. Really pleased with it, thanks for posting.

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dwl99

Bike arrived yesterday. Really pleased with it, thanks for posting.



Glad you liked it - I picked mine up on Sunday and tested it on Monday - really happy with it too.

For the money it's superb - can see why it's worth £400 RRP

Picked up the Boardman hybrid comp last week for £338, was this a better deal? Know stuff all about bikes. Just went for it as had hydraulic brakes for my bafang motor

dwl99

Tempted by this - I have a cheapo steel-framed bike which weighs a ton … Tempted by this - I have a cheapo steel-framed bike which weighs a ton and am thinking of getting something lighter and better for general exercise rather than any serious cycling. Would this fit the bill? Is there any other make I should consider for round about the same price or less?ThanksPS also 3.45% Topcashback, can also try code 25OFF for further £25 off



Wouldn't you get more exercise on a heavy bike?

fallout51

I gave up on my order after seeing delivery to Northern Ireland is £79.99.



For that price I'd expect a bloke to be cycling it all the way to your house.

Good price for decent hybrid, personally don't think shocks are necessary and just add weight. Also shocks don't really take much abuse if you use this as a daily tcommuter in all weathers. But as a fair weather bike for a bit of it will be good.

Is this better than the carrera parva for £40 less at halfords? Using for commuting and such.

13 KG for a bike without disc brakes seems very heavy to me. Pretty much at it's money for me with this low spec. Never worth any more.

You'd be better off at Decathlon, Halfords with their various discounts or if you know what you are looking for spending out 2nd hand.

Forks weigh this down and are completely superflous.

You could get a lot better bike from Wiggle and Chain Reaction own brands. Paying for the name

I was consiering this Trek 7.3FX from Evanscycles evanscycles.com/tre…060 - but this is £150 cheaper. Only thing that puts me off is the shocks though. Decisions, decisions!

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baggielad

I was consiering this Trek 7.3FX from Evanscycles … I was consiering this Trek 7.3FX from Evanscycles https://www.evanscycles.com/trek-7-3-fx-2016-hybrid-bike-EV217060 - but this is £150 cheaper. Only thing that puts me off is the shocks though. Decisions, decisions!



There isn't much difference in components between the two. Except one is a lot more expensive The shocks are the only item that's an issue, and it was an issue for me too. I was not too keen, but figured if they put on 0.5kg then it's not the end of the world and maybe it gives me a little more scope in the future.

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KareemSaid

13 KG for a bike without disc brakes seems very heavy to me. Pretty much … 13 KG for a bike without disc brakes seems very heavy to me. Pretty much at it's money for me with this low spec. Never worth any more.You'd be better off at Decathlon, Halfords with their various discounts or if you know what you are looking for spending out 2nd hand.Forks weigh this down and are completely superflous.You could get a lot better bike from Wiggle and Chain Reaction own brands. Paying for the name



Hello I spend a lot of time at Halfords, Decathlon, Wiggle etc (even taking trips to my local decathlon and halfords) and I couldn't see anything there better.

I was tempted by the Triban 500 Flatbar but it's a road bike rather than hybrid. Decathlon hoprider are ugly (in my opinion) and they are a lot heavier.

There was nothing in Halfords that matched the spec and brand for the price.

Do you have names/links or just general "I could get it cheaper" comment?

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jaydeeuk1

Picked up the Boardman hybrid comp last week for £338, was this a better … Picked up the Boardman hybrid comp last week for £338, was this a better deal? Know stuff all about bikes. Just went for it as had hydraulic brakes for my bafang motor



Think the Boardman is a better bet but it's £70 more. And out of my budget (£300). It's always a case of spend a little more and get more. In either case I think you got a good deal.

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wedgec

Is this better than the carrera parva for £40 less at halfords? Using for … Is this better than the carrera parva for £40 less at halfords? Using for commuting and such.



I think so. Better components but probably marginal.

Just paid £500 for Giant Escape. I am devastated.

Have heat!

youknowwho

It's because Giant don't declare a weight and instead have this text"The … It's because Giant don't declare a weight and instead have this text"The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality."I think the text is a bit of a cop-out, they could have given an average. But if Giant the manufacturers don't declare it then can't expect resellers to do so either.That being said Dr Google suggests it weighs around 13 kg.



Try the Giant Germany website. Usually posts the weight of each bike. Same with Giant Japan site too.

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LuckyDavid

Try the Giant Germany website. Usually posts the weight of each bike. … Try the Giant Germany website. Usually posts the weight of each bike. Same with Giant Japan site too.



I did check the Giant website, Giant doesn't declare the weight.The text I quoted was from the site.

giant-bicycles.com/gb/…016 if you are interested.

13.65kg on giants german website 2017 version of roam 3

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Now out of stock!

Still loving mine!
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