When you’re ready to hit the trails, the Terrago’s light AluxX Aluminium Fluid Formed frame, Suntour suspension fork with lock out, 27 speed shifters and Giant MPH disc brakes repsond with confidence. The perfect hardtail for your next adventure.
Key Upgrades (over Rainier):
Suntour XCM 100mm travel fork with hydraulic lock out
Shimano Deore 27 speed shifters and derailleurs
Shimano FCM-443 chain set
Sizes: XS (14”) S (17”), M (19”), L (21”), XL (23”)
Strengths: Mines is a 2007 Model and when looking at in shop noticed some had Hayes Stroker Ryde Brakes ,I asked if I could get one with them instead of Giant MPH's ,this I think was the right move as the Hayes Strokers are pretty awesome in any condition,from what I know the Giant MPH aint so good,that said the bike is solid and well built,the Deore ,Truavtiv , Drivetrain is strong the power spline bottom bracket is heavy but good as for the Suntour XCR forks Ive used em without ever using the lock out and they are Decent forks when you think how much the bike was,they now need a Service but at £40/50 ,great entry level bike built to last then some
Weaknesses: the front Derailuer ,broke when changing up while pedalling hard ,the Presta Valuves on tubes ,saddle was comfy but had to go as looked like a pillow ,the pedals that came with it didnt stay on it either ,looked cheap and Nasty and prefer platforms the grips also aint up to much as when out on a hot summers day they get soft with heat from bars and your hands then move around a fair bit ,they got changed fpr lock ons which makes it a whole lot better as we all know ya gotta keep a firm Grip o your bars
This bike in my view is a classic although mass produced the Qaulity control is good on welds etc ,noticed a few older ones when out and about ,I am at a point were I want to move up a notch get myself something full sus and all mountian , but once I get another bike I will always be using my Terrago as my inner city mode of transport ,well made ,good components list can take a fair bit of rough ridin were it aint meant to ridin and come out other end ,I dare say if looked after like mine and serviced as required this bike will last my lifetime .
Similar Products Used: I would have liked to have bought the Specialsed Rockhopper back then but it was £499 in sale and I didnt have that got the Giant terrago for a mear £ 292.50 ,I think for that Money Brand new out the Box you'd be Hard Pushed to get better
Bike Setup: Origonal 07 Model tyres Specialised Hemesphere's ,a must in city bought them after 9th rear puncture, Azonic Oneal double wall Bars ,Marzzochi Bombers 110mm travel, Lizard skin Lock on Grips WTB Gel Saddle .
from Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date Reviewed: July 10, 2010
Strengths: Strong, pretty cheap, reliable, good loking
great value for money, reliable, but a bit heavy... :D
Favorite Trail: Rašica (hill on the outskirts of Ljubljana)
Duration Product Used: 2 Years
Bike Setup: stock (stock setup on Giant Terrago 2 Disc from 2008)
a Weekend Warrior
from Edinburgh, Scotland
Date Reviewed: January 19, 2010
Strengths: Good strong frame. I have the trail version which can be used for some moderate dirt jumps. Brakes are good when working.(see weaknesses). Strong wheels. Giant A3 bars and stem.
Weaknesses: Standard Suntour XCR fork is poor and lacks adjustability and damping. Kenda tyres aren't great. Breaks are tricky to bleed and pads are to hard a compund for most conditions. Pedals are crap.
Ridden and thrashed for two and a half years and crashed several times. Still rides really well and is great fun to ride. I spend most of my time riding it and loving it.
Tips: Fit slightly shorter stem, but keep wide bars. Don't fit forks longer than 120mm travel as frame damage may result. Fit softer compound brake pads and change the useless Suntour fork
Favorite Trail: Glentress Red route. (Scottish Borders)
Duration Product Used: More than 3 years
Purchased At: Edinburgh Bicycle co
Similar Products Used: specialised Rockhopper pro disk, revolution cullin disc, Carrera Kraken.
Bike Setup: Specialised Sidewinder grips, Continental tires(vertical fnt,Gravity Bk), Gusset slim jim pedals, Rock Shox Tora 302 U-Turn 85-130mm.
a Cross Country Rider
from Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Date Reviewed: January 27, 2009
Strengths: MPH 3 Brakes are very good. Frame is strong and well painted.
Weaknesses: Suntour front shocks are rubbish, Kenda Tyres are poor
The Frame and wheels are very strong if a little heavy. I've upgraded the shock and fitted sintered brake pads. The original tyres were poor so i've put Advantages on it. At £400 in 07 for the '07 model it was good value. I ride about 30 miles a week mainly off road.
Bike Setup: Maxxis Advantage tyres, Bomber ungraded front shocks with LO, Shimano ATB peddles.
a Cross Country Rider
from Warsaw, Poland
Date Reviewed: November 16, 2008
Strengths: geometry is nice. bottom shelf mtb rather then an atb bike. climbs decent. as said before nice bike for a beginner/ ambitious rider. durability so far, especially the wheels which are heavy but i didnt manage to kill them even when i was a heavier and more abusive rider. sometimes this bike really went through hell - low att drops, couple of crashes, walls of rain, mud and puddles up to the hub et cetera. only a crash made me replace the front rim.
Weaknesses: brakes, brakes, brakes! bottom bracket, shifters, stock saddle soaks up quickly in wet conditions. weight.
this is about the'07 version. rider weight circa 190lbs, mildly abusive. bottom line is this is a decent bike but nothing above it. on the other hand it looks good compared to similar quality products by the competition. good value for money if youre a weekend rider and not going to modify, but with current expirience could find smth better in the same price range (thats why 4 chilis). if you a kilometer eater this could not be enough. bottom bracket went first after ca. 1,5 - 1,7k but i had some grease put in it and it works. rear tire (nevegal) lasted about 2k - its still usable but grip dropped dramatically which doesnt matter in the city but is obvious after couple of km's off-road (perhaps rider weight had smth to do with both ;). front derailleur got crushed by the chain after ca. 3k.
what else? brakes are by far the worst part of this bike and are probably the next in line to the garbage bin(unless ill decide to pinch weight from the rear wheel of course ;)). strengh was decent at the beginning but theese times are long gone. modulation almost doesnt exist, disc keeps hitting the brake i suppose due to the sound, also awfuly loud when wet. the lever got much too soft and when you adjust the dial to give more resistance the disc rubs on the blocks more and more with every turn of the dial.
saddle, as said already, soaks fast and the water keeps coming out through the seams making funny noises.
overall i'm quite happy with it although since i started to ride more i feel this just isnt eneough. will be great for a person that rides mostly in urban but sometimes likes to go off road. possible to buy better for similiar a price but imo there arent many. if you ride mainly in rough terrain youll need to spend more ;)
Strengths: It's the '07 model. I got it on a close out offer for 650 euros, which is pretty good for a bike with deore/LX, Rock Shox & hydraulics. Everything's holding up fine after 1500km of all weather riding. Shifting is still smooth, Judy2 fork is good value. Wheels still true despite rocky terrain, only front hub recently needed adjustment. Geometry feels good for climbing, hydroformed tubing looks cool.
Weaknesses: Paint is too sensitive, stock Hayes Sole brakes lack power and feel. Stock tires
A very good choice as a first "proper" mtb that will cover beginners/weekend warriors' needs. Heavier than a XC race bike, but considerably cheaper and still good overall quality.
Similar Products Used: GT Avalance 3.0, some Cannondale hardtail of similar components level
Bike Setup: stock except Avid Juicy 3, BBB lock on grips, welgo platform pedals, Panaracer Fire XC's
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 13, 2008
Strengths: It is actually the '07 model, bought on a closeout offer. Actual price paid was 650 Euros, which was pretty good for a bike with deore/LX, rock shox fork and hydraulic disc brakes. I upgraded the brakes, but everything else is working fine after 1500km and 10 months of use & abuse. The shifting is smooth, Rock Shox Judy2 fork is good considering it's entry level and the hydro formed tubes look cool. Stock wheels are also holding up fine so far despite the rocky terrain. Geometry feels great for climbing.
Weaknesses: Paint job is very sensitive to scratches, Hayes Sole brakes are not strong enough and needed adjustment often. Stock tires were the cheapest kenda (don't remember model name)
A very decent "entry level" bike with nice components that will satisfy the hobby rider/weekend warrior. Not as light as an XC race bike, but considerably cheaper. 4 chilis because of the sensitive paintjob.
Similar Products Used: GT Avalance 3.0, some cannondale hardtail of similar component level.
Bike Setup: Stock except Avid Juicy3 brakes with 180mm front disc, BBB lock on grips, Welgo platform pedals (heavy little b*st*rds), Panaracer Fire XC tires. Thinking about trying spd's
a Cross Country Rider
from Shropshire, England
Date Reviewed: September 16, 2008
Strengths: Solid frame, great all round spec, Hydraulic discs, 27-speed Deore, Reasonable fork for the price, good looking, great geometry.
Weaknesses: Stock Kenda tyres wear quickly and puncture easily, Heavy for an alu hardtail
I chose this based on price vs performance. For £425 its a lot of bike for the money. 27-speed Deore throughout, Hydraulic discs, a good solid frame and an adequate fork. I can't help mentioning that its quite a bit heavier than I expected and noticably heavier than my old bike. This is no lightweight race bike. I think the culprits are the wheels and forks, which are both simple enough to replace, but for now, I can live with it. The tyres are pretty bad though. I've had six punctures in three weeks!! This is a good bike if you are looking for a good value all-rounder for now, with the intention of updating some of components at a later date.
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