Giant 2000 Rincon SE Hardtail Bike

4.19/5 (31 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR M7600, 2.5" travel fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adrian a Cross Country Rider from Corner Brook, NL

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2004

Strengths:    very light frame, can ride for hours at a time with comfort. great bike for price

Weaknesses:    front fork bottoms easy (145 lb rider) had to upgrade fork after completely wearing out, brakes wear fast, crank has been replaced 2 times in 6200 km. along with both brackets, and front derallier freys regularly.

Bottom Line:   
buy this bike if you enjoy the casual dirtroad, but mainly on road riding. awesome bike for price. used it for 4 years and loved it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $422.00

Purchased At:   TnT Pro Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   velo sport twister

Bike Setup:   stock other then 2002 RockShox Judy XC Air

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Delhi Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2002

Strengths:    Good bike.... while it worked

Weaknesses:    the bent frame (2x)

Bottom Line:   
this is an update to my previous post. The frame broke today and Giant did not stand behind the warranty for the bike. This leaves me at a conclusion that no one should buy a bike from Giant because they are the worst people to ever try to claim on a warranty. DO NOT BUY A GIANT BIKE!!
Thank You

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Harrington Sports

Similar Products Used:   Klein Mantra (this bike rocks, buy it)

Bike Setup:   broken

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jagger a Cross Country Rider from Davis, CA USA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

Strengths:    Nice light frame, well balanced, nice shocks. A great bike for the commute or the mountain.

Weaknesses:    handlebar grips could be a little better

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bike, especially for the price. It rides nicer than all comparably priced mountain bikes I've ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   pike's peak

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Freewheeler

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher celerity, gary fisher mamba


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Ratchattack a Weekend Warrior from Delhi, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2001

Strengths:    Light, durable aluminum frame, nice wheels.

Weaknesses:    Peice of junk fork, crappy seat, garbage brakes, junk tires

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike for its quality aluminum frame. Change the parts that are junk in the first week you buy the bike (fork, crank, tires, brakes.) Overall this frame rocks! Highly reccomended for XC riders and weekend warriors!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Dick's Hill, Brandy Creek Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Harrington Sports

Similar Products Used:   '95 Diamondback Topanga, '97 GT Outpost

Bike Setup:   New Rock Shox Jett XC fork, new handlebar, seat, tires(IRC Mythos XC), crank, brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chas a Weekend Warrior from Tampa FL

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2001

Strengths:    Durability.

Weaknesses:    Cheap stock fork, uncomfortable seat, & poor paint finish.

Bottom Line:   
I've been riding this bike for 17 months and over 4000 miles (mixed road and trail). The frame is durable - it takes a beating. I have noticed some sizeable areas near the chainstays and drop outs where the paint is flaking away. I replaced the seat only because I couldn't stand the stock Giant seat. The kevlar seams were rubbing my upper legs raw. I also put on Panaracer tires - hands down better than the original no name tires. I wore out the freewheel and the chain - but you can't do anything about that! Overall, solid value. it isn't the sexiest bike in the bike club but it works for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Morris Bridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $325.00

Purchased At:   AJ Barnes in Brandon FL

Bike Setup:   Replaced stock RST fork with RockShox Judy XC; replaced stock tires with Panaracer Fire XCs; headset replaced with fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Cross Country Rider from Montreal

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2001

Strengths:    Light frame, Looks great, For the money it is the best bike available, ask any bike store.

Weaknesses:    Derailleurs could be better. No fork, no disk, don't forget it only costs $300.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great beginner cross country ride with upgradability.

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Favorite Trail:   All Of Them

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Andre Lalonde Sports

Similar Products Used:   ATX 840 2001, Peugeot with X-Vert, NRS 3.

Bike Setup:   Titec stem, Formula disk brake, MARZOCCHI Z.5 100MM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Griggs a Weekend Warrior from Tampa Florida

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2001

Strengths:    Very light, extremely comfortable, fits like a glove, good torque on gears. Good riding for hours at a time. Handles great in dirt and on sidewalks.

Weaknesses:    I replaced the seat after it broke after one year.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for trails and road. I like riding downtown sidewalks and roads,BaJa city style.

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Favorite Trail:   Morris Bridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   AJ Barnes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2001

Strengths:    Price, color scheme, aluminum frame, sturdy seat, decent Shimano components

Weaknesses:    Weak stem (looks like it should be on a hybrid bike), so-so bar

Bottom Line:   
Being an entry level mountain biker, I wanted to start middle of the road in terms of price. Man I scored big with this one. I'm convinced you can't get a better setup for the price. This bike has served double duty for me: banging the crap out of it on the weekends on singletrack trails, and commuting to work on the weekdays (I just change the tires). It has stood up to everything that I have thrown its way, and what's more, it doesn't piss and moan like me the day after a hard ride. Eventually, I will get a better stem and bar. I had been told not to get anything under a Shimano Deore derailleur, but the Shimano Acera that came with it has been a peach. I give it 5 turds-a-fuego all around.

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Favorite Trail:   Victor Falls

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Recycled Cycles

Similar Products Used:   First mountain bike

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Richey Logic pedals and Michelin Wildgripper City tires (for commuting)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stephen Collison a Weekend Warrior from St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2001

Strengths:    The Rincon SE has a good Aluminum frame which is light-weight. The componants make it perfect for bikers that will cycle on paved or light off-road trails. The style of the bike is top-notch. The best thing about this bike is that it is LIGHTWEIGHT so you don't have to be and it is and comfortable bike.

Weaknesses:    Anyone looking for a bike for XC or serious off-road trails, should not buy this product. The front suspension is for light performance making it ideal for road or dust trails but is not suitable for XC off-road racing. It is a comfort bike. It is not a good choice if you plan to race.

Bottom Line:   
The Rincon SE is mostly made for bikers looking for comfort as opposed to speed. This bike is perfect for getting around town. It's lightweight frame and All-Terrain tires make it easy to get up hills comfortably. Plus, added speed and increased handling comes with the SR SunTour M8040 front suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   Castlewood

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $335.00

Similar Products Used:   My first bike was a UNIVEGA Rover 301. My next bike was a bright orange Fuji Taho. The Rincon SE is my third bike.

Bike Setup:   The componants include Shimano Acera rear derailer and an Alivo front derailer. The petals are metal cages. Front suspension is a SR SunTour M8040. The handlebar is raised to increase comfort.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt D from Villa Park, IL 60181

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2001

Strengths:    Awesome Frame! 6061 Aluminum is one sweet ride!
Rims are decent for the price. Sweet colors!
Shimano deraulier is qaulity.


Weaknesses:    SR Suntour fork bottoms out easily and bobs alot.
SR Suntour crank has flexy arms and suffers from hesitant shifts. Tires are soft and crappy.


Bottom Line:   
Good quality for the price
with a few upgrades, this bike makes a great off-road ride.
Probobly the best bang for your buck

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Mill Race Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Giant Iguana. Giant Yukon. Trek 600

Bike Setup:   Upgraded the cheap tires to IRC Notos (the best)
Swapped SR Suntour shock for Judy SL(sweet!)
upgraded Tektro brakes to Shimano LX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Arlington, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, decent components come stock, smooth shifting, comfortable ride, looks pretty sweet (I've got the 2001 model in charcoal and black)

Weaknesses:    tires are a bit soft and the tread will wear out on you pretty quickly, suspension isn't adjustable (but you're not blowing a load of money in the first place)

Bottom Line:   
Like I said, this is my first serious bike since getting into the sport but I've got no complaints about this purchase. I wanted to get something that I could learn some stuff on and would take me through at least intermediate riding and this bike has taken everything I've dished out to it so far. I ride anywhere between 50 and 90 miles a week on paved and off-road surfaces and haven't had a problem yet.
Great bike for the beginner or lower level intermediate that doesn't want to blow any more money than they have to (at least not yet....) :-) Buy the bike...you shouldn't have any problems with it. 5 chilis for value (many props to Giant for not skimpin'), 4 chilis for overall---there are better bikes out there, but they cost a whole lot more.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   My first serious bike

Bike Setup:   Mainly stock--added a set of barends to make longer rides tolerable and a computer. I'll be replacing the tires soon.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nat M. from Canada

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2001

Strengths:    The bike is great! Very light and strong frame, riser bar and sadle keep you in a great position...avoiding fatigue. The suspension...Sr suntour 8040 are extremely worth it, considering their great price, barely bottom out (I'm only a 120pound rider so don't hold it against me)they smooth out the big hits and bottom line their GREAT.

Weaknesses:    The only weakness i found so far is the shifting,if you do not know how to shift properly there will some noise.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line....THE BIKE IS GREAT FOR THE PRICE, if you sre just getting into mountain biking you'll enjoy it so much, I am extremely please with my purchase and I hope to have for a long time.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere challenging

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   first hardtail bike ever owned or really tried

Bike Setup:   extra light ALUXX6061 aluminu frame, sr suntour m8040 suspension, shimano 21-speed, e-zfire shirters..bought stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by biker kid a Weekend Warrior from hamilton,ontario,canada

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2001

Strengths:    tough bike

Weaknesses:    neded better shifters

Bottom Line:   
this bike gets you the biggest bang for you buck. the fork is desent and it has a really tough frame. i beat my bike through the trails and have never had a problem with anything except the seat post is too short.over all this is an amazing bike that deserves a round of applause from everyone that bought it.

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Favorite Trail:   Dundas Rail Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Ancaster Cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Hard core

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Renier Veldman a Cross Country Rider from South Africa

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2001

Strengths:    1: Good sturdy frame
2: Very Light
3: Cool Color
4: Good Brakes


Weaknesses:    1: Awful suspention
2: Crappy tyres
3: Bad Handlebars & Stems
4: Brake pads wear out quickly


Bottom Line:   
A Great bike for a beginner, it's aluminium frame makes
it a very light bike the components are very reliable and the bike handles great. If you just do a bit of upgrading you will find that you will have a top quality mountain bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Eden Track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   Cycle and Sports Centre

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   1: Better suspention
2: New tyres
3: Stronger handelbars and stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Wollongong, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2000

Strengths:    Weight, strength, braking power, sick colours, great pedals,

Weaknesses:    Standard front fork, tyres have a really soft compound - don't skid for too long on tar, paint chips easily. Get some Oury grips on there pronto.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike to fang around on, scrap the tyres and forks and start again, forks are way too soft and tyres, well what can u say ? just crap. Otherwise the aluminium frame is great and it handles great at 85 km/h. Great bike for a great price, and if the aussie dollar was stronger it would be even better !!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh, Specialized and Kona

Bike Setup:   2001 model, with longer stem

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