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Giant 1999 Rincon SE Rigid Bike

3.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $510.00

Product Description

Giant Rincon SE

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Francis a Weekend Warrior from Bethesda, MD, Montgomery

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2003

Strengths:    tough (you can beat the s*** out of it, i have gotten 4 feet of air and landed without any trouble), shifters placed right where you need them

Weaknesses:    seat comes lose from seatpost wich is annoying, petals are slippry when wet

Bottom Line:   
really tough bike! can be a really great bike with a few upgrades. also good for beginers.

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Big Wheel Bilkes

Similar Products Used:   trek 4300, diamondback

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by robert green a Weekend Warrior from yakima

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2001

Strengths:    this bike is the bomb. good frame, cheap, easy to maintain and just a fun bike for a begginer good and streets.

Weaknesses:    the rims sucked and the shoxs were not very good.

Bottom Line:   
it is a good bike just for playing around in the city and and some cross country and just haveing fun. I should suggest getting this bike if you are a begginer. It is a good bike for me and I have really enjoyed it.

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Favorite Trail:   non

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   bicyle centers

Similar Products Used:   none

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Garrett a Weekend Warrior from Newmarket, Ont., Canada

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2001

Strengths:    This bike rocks! It comes with a good quality frame and great beginner components (Acera Shifters, RST 281 front sus.).

Weaknesses:    I didn't like the WORMDRIVE tires it came with when I bought it.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line on this product is that it's one good quality bike. I suggest it for any beginner who's looking for a good quality bike, and they don't want to spend a whole lot of money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $515.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   I haven't used a similar product to this great quality bike.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul Peh a Cross Country Rider from Honolulu, HI, USA

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap,Easy to maintain, smooth on flat trails and not to steep downhills,good components for beginners on a budget and it gets u to and back in one piece.

Weaknesses:    Kinda clunky , not too manueverable esp on steep climb and muddy trails and steep downhills. BRake squeaks a lot over muddy terrain.

Bottom Line:   
If you ride more on street than trails, this is a good bike to get but change the tires to street tires. Best for flat to moderate trails and good for beginners.

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Favorite Trail:   Mililani Babooze,Kaena Point,

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   McCully Bike

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Aluminium 7075 single butted frame 18" men ( a little big for 18"), riser bar, alloy rims, suntour sr m8040 front shocks ( not bad for a cheap shock),dual compound seat, suntour crank set etc..

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Murray Carter a Weekend Warrior from JHB South Africa

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap, fairly good components, fairly strong, easy to maintain.

Weaknesses:    Kak brakes, de-railer jumps

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for a beginner, the right place to start!Does the job to a point but don't expect to be to hard core with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Sizwe

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Johnston Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Trek

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Warren Hillier a Weekend Warrior from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2000

Strengths:    It has a good mix of components which makes it ideal for the entry level rider. It is economically priced.

Weaknesses:    A little bit on the heavy side.

Bottom Line:   
An entry level bike that gives you a decent bang for the buck. The only knock against it is that it is a little chunky! Recommended for those first time buyers looking for a reasonably priced bike that has a good mix of components.

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Favorite Trail:   Durham Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Trial rider XTR a Cross-Country Rider from Arkham Asylum

Date Reviewed: December 30, 1999

When I brocke it Giant sent me an ATX 870.

I am a new rider i haven't done much. My friend introduced me to Trials riding. I broke my frame. the weilding on this thing sux.

Bottom Line:   
Do not buy this crap. i give it one star because it won't let me post without a star so it is there only for that reason.

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Favorite Trail:   
They don't let me out often

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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