Giant 1999 Rincon Bike 1998 or Older

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)


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Giant 1999 Rincon


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cierenberg South-Africa from billyc@wol.co.za

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2002

Strengths:    it's flippin strong!! "foresure" i've done a 10 foot drop to flat, nothing has happend to the frame,nore the components....


Weaknesses:    the orriganal fork(rst 281) the hoopster rims are ok but get flat spots very easy!!

Bottom Line:   
it's a nice bike.. but the stock equipment sucks!!!!!!
get yourself one if you want to experiant's alround riding/ exept down hill! you'll brake the frame in a billion place's!!!!! trust me i've seen it happen, only it was on a free riding session...

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   giant yukon; trek 810; gary fisher.

Bike Setup:   rock shox psylo race(nice fork)/ lx-groupset; mavic rims.. azonic shorty; sdg bel air saddle.. azonic chubby dh bar.. maxxis high-roller tyres, and mr-dirt gizmo chain guide

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from WV

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2001

Strengths:    Stout frame, good brakes, very solid overall

Bottom Line:   
I have thrashed this bike for 2 1/2 years on WV rocks, roots, mud and snow and it still performs like new. I've made some upgrades, but haven't had to replace anything because of breakage or wear. It's a solid bike and a great value for the money. I like it!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   1999 Rincon SE, Marzocchi Z-4 Flylight Air, Thudbuster seatpost, selle italia flight saddle, Tektro brakes, Geax Hook and Warp tires, Shimano Alivio components

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JEREMY SCHAAB a Weekend Warrior from TORONTO, ONTARIO

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2001

Strengths:    Extremely Strong Frame. Have started freeriding with this bike and despite having to replace every part on it the frame consistantly stands up to 4' drops on cement. Great first bike especially when on a college student budget.

Weaknesses:    Weak origional parts but what you would expect in that price range. 1" Steerer tube is poor, forks to fit it are hard to find.

Bottom Line:   
Bike has served me very well for the past 3- years and has stood up to extreme abuse, great for first time bike owners on a tight budget. Replaced it with a 2000 SCHWINN 4 BANGER.

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Favorite Trail:   Mr. Marbles

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Privately (Used 1 year)

Similar Products Used:   Too many hardtails to list.

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Jett XC, XT Brakes, LX shifters/deraillers,Sun Rims, Specialized Cactus Control 2.35 TIRES

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by E. Gross a Downhiller from CharlesTown Pa Usa

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Strengths:    Strong Frame yet it is overall light. Easy on and off.

Weaknesses:    Threaded Headset. POS crank which I wore all the teeth off. hard as a rock no flex. Seat is of poor quality. Rims are minimal quality should upgrade fork and shifter.s

Bottom Line:   
Overall Great begginer bike I loved it until It wore out after 3 yrs of riding I finally grew ou of the bike. Excellent for limited budget or just your average shwmo who knows nothing about bikes nor cares.
Bottomline is that if you need a cheap bike and want a less then comforatble ride this is your choice. Hey spend the money now and in three years you will replace it . Hey Gaint overall you got awesome bike but what happened on this one.

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Favorite Trail:   Log Run

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $219.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh M60


Bike Setup:   Defalt w/ pana tyres and new pedals also new shifters ( halfpipes) and New seat and rear rim. New cables and chain also a new set of derailers.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Mike ThE BiKe a Cross-Country Rider from Cape Town

Date Reviewed: June 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong Frame! (very STRONG) all in all it is a hell of a strong bike! in all aspects!.


Weaknesses:    
Tyres that you get when you buy the bike NEW I suggest you try them and decide cos' I say change them to something better.


Bottom Line:   
Great bike! I still ride it even went on it today!.
I am very pleased with the overall performance after all my wipes it has lasted well. I did do some minor adjustments but all in all I am happy.

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Favorite Trail:   
Paarl Rock, Kenridge Altydgedacht Farm etc.

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Tried many Gary Fishers and them to I have been very very pleased with!


Bike Setup:   
RST 281, Team Series.
Giant Rincon se, new model.

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