Giant Terrago Bike 1998 or Older

4.54/5 (13 Reviews)


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Giant Terrago


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hadgi 1999 a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2010

Strengths:    bombproof mtb,great fun,fast great of on up and down.

Weaknesses:    bb and headset

Bottom Line:   
great bike hats off giant

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Favorite Trail:   fowlmead kent

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   trek 4300

Bike Setup:   xt breaks bb headset rock shoc 318s deore external bb xt cassette orginal shifters deore front and rear drailliers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BigChief123 a Cross Country Rider from Scotland

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2010

Strengths:    strong frame. great bike.

Weaknesses:    Its a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
great bike! very good fer leisure cross country. welp i got mine fer £300 dunno how much it is in dollars but i got £175 aff it. one question. why do americans call football soccer ? u use yer foot dont you. i dinnie ken why tho i appologize fer the scottish words ^^^

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Helensburgh Cycles

Bike Setup:   Sr Suntour forks (xcm V2) Shinamo deore shifters. Lizard skins!!! (chargers) an aw that

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paolopinkbike a Downhiller from durham, UK

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2009

Strengths:    Good components, stiff/strong frame, good all round geometry, adjustability, price, half decent brakes.

Weaknesses:    forks (helluva flex and heavy), poor bottom bracket, crank play.

Bottom Line:   
very happy with the overall quality, as per usual with giant, very good package for the price! more than happy! swapped this for a clapped out old bmx!

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Favorite Trail:   hamsters, edmunbyers loop, farleton knott, walna scar

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Bike Setup:   as stock but with, avid juicy 5 (160mm) front brake, marzocchi xc600 forks, continental/kenda xc race tyres. (new wheelset next month)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Malki a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

Strengths:    I have the Terrago Trail 2008. Just all round good. Best bike I have had. Factory shocks, brakes and wheels are superb and there is no need to upgrade.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet.

Bottom Line:   
If you like mixing between trail, road and downhill then I can see no better bike! Adapts well to all surfaces so will suit almost any rider!
A+++

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Favorite Trail:   Aberdeenshire (kinord)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $470.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Siegfried a Cross Country Rider from Geneva, Switzerland

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2005

Strengths:    This is an update to the first review. I've just changed the frame after it's survived 7 years of hard labour doing ANYTHING.
Bombproof
Excellent brakes (no need to bleed these hydros :D - they still work after 7 years!)
Good wheelset - I've never had to take a second look at the hubs in those many years. But I dented the rear rim taking a curb at too high speed with insufficiently inflated tires... oh well.


Weaknesses:    As mentioned before. (not many)

Bottom Line:   
I've just upgraded my frame to something new. The old one is good, I just wanted some change. Got myself a freeride hardtail frame.
cheers to Giant for all the years of excellent service... i'll be remembering this one.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Giant Granite


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Cross Country Rider from Nottingham, England

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2003

Strengths:    Rock 'ard frame, solid components

Weaknesses:    Hmmmmmm this is a tough one

Bottom Line:   
This review is actually about the '96 terrago but I thought it was worth writing as a credit to giant. This bike has worked its ass off non-stop for 7 years and all I've had to change are the brake pads, a tyre and a headset. No I am not joking. This thing has taken a serious beating and come back for more. It ain't a bad bike to ride either. It's responsive and pretty quick too. If the city got nuked this bike would be the only thing left over. Thanks giant.

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Favorite Trail:   Jacobs ladder

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Olympic Cycles

Similar Products Used:   American Eagle Mammoth, Rocklobster tig team,

Bike Setup:   Stock but with alivio canti's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by graham howsam a Downhiller from england

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Strengths:    deore, good forks, comftormbale seat,

Bottom Line:   
very good

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Je James cycles


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shalom Wulich a Cross Country Rider from Meitar, Israel

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2003

Strengths:    Magura HS11 !!!, rear LX derailleur, weight for 3 years ago, good Michelin tyres, great Rigida Rims, large frame.

Weaknesses:    Weight.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has been with me for the last 3 year and with over 4000 km half of which with 20 kg of luggage on a saddle (Plus my 85 kg). The bike has seen real XC trails and never failed me. When bought my new XtC SE2 could't trade it in or sell it and kept it just because we've been together so long.

If you're about to make long rides its perfect for you (or daily trips to work like I make).
Will do fine on the XC trails although a bit heavy.
As I give it a little break after 3 years I can sum up the experience with it and say that if it is your first real MTB you will not be disapointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Hiran

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Lohman, Amsterdam

Similar Products Used:   Giant XtC SE2, Giant ATX..., Haro

Bike Setup:   Upgraded fork for A RST Gamma EL and replaced rear rim which cracked after 2 years.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Coles a Cross Country Rider from York, UK

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2002

Strengths:    Magura Hs11 brakes with boosters (better than V brakes and better pad life had to change rear pads after 7 months not 8 weeks)
Alux 6061 frame was light and good value
Good spec for price Lx rear mech, StxRc 8 speed shifters


Weaknesses:    chain broke within 3 months (caused by stress fracture)
Front mech
crank flex


Bottom Line:   
Hey for the money it is far better than a Marin or a Trek. Who gives a stuff about the brand name. I've ridden it for 2 years off road (1 year off for foot and mouth) and have had no real problems or failures. This bike is a good starter for getting 'Off road'. Add a front shock and your away. Have now replaced it with a 2002 Gaint AC1 which again was superb value for the spec. (did not pay recomended retail for this one though)

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Favorite Trail:   Cropton to Goathland via Fylingdales

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Local Gaint dealer

Similar Products Used:   Marin Bolinas Ridge
Trek 820 and next model up


Bike Setup:   Have put on clamp headset and stem, 2001 rockshox judy xc and replaced chain and saddle. Otherwise as it came.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bladteth a Cross Country Rider from Lodz, Poland

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2000

Strengths:    + good quality frame (alu 6061 T6)
+ excellent brakes (Magura HS11 hydraulic)
+ wheelsets (Rigida rims, DT spokes, Michelin tires)
+ shifters (STX RC)


Weaknesses:    - crappy chain (Sachs PC20)
- weak cassette (Suntour PowerFlo)
- disposable front derailleur (Alivio)
- flexible crankset (Alivio)


Bottom Line:   
This review is for Giant Terrago '98 (without Suntour fork). I can recommend it to every beginner in MTB but it will not disappoint even more demanding riders. The bike has a few weak points and if you want to buy it do not forget to ask the shop staff to replace the rubbishy chain with something better (at least Sachs PC51 or IG70). Next thing that I think needs replacing is front Alivio derailleur. It has a bad play from the beginning and it only get worse with time, worsen the shifting and causing very irritating noise. On the other hand, Terrago has strong points like good frame and hydraulic brake system. Hubs are quite interesting part of the bike. Although noname, they perform really well.

Terrago has a good price/performance ratio (I bought mine for about $400). Go for it !

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Giant Terrago '98 (what did you expected ? ;-)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by max flavian a Weekend Warrior from antwerp

Date Reviewed: October 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Very solid ride for a good price. Powerfull maguura hs11 brakes.fairly light.Nice control.Good riding position.


Weaknesses:    
lx gears can 'clunk' a little, maybe thats just my setup


Bottom Line:   
Im extremely pleased with the bike, furthermore I managed to buy cheap due to last years colours (I least I think it was a good buy £260) can anyone let me know if the price is OK??
Im going to give this 5 stars for the price I paid, I have ridden better bikes, my brother in law rides for peugot france (downhill), and I sometimes have a blast on his gear. Anyone going biking in france, try Millau, excellent possibilities for loads of outdoor sport ( Checkout the company ROC ET CANYON: excellent advice and gear)Cheers Max

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized rockhopper sport.Marin pine mouantain.Decathalon



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by James Marchant a Cross-Country Rider from Doncaster

Date Reviewed: August 5, 1999

Strengths:    
Magura HS-11 brakes very powerful indeed, able to lock front wheel at high speeds on tarmac.


Weaknesses:    
Have'nt found one yet


Bottom Line:   
Excellant bike found most conditions

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Gary Fisher Tassajara, Univega Alpina 550


Bike Setup:   
LX rear derailleur, SR Suntour MG 80

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Siegfried a Weekend Warrior from Geneva, Switzerland

Date Reviewed: June 5, 1999

Strengths:    
Good overall value for money, excellent brakes (Magura HS-11); nice transmission


Weaknesses:    
Crankset (somewhat too flexible).


Bottom Line:   
Excellent overall rating.
I'm gonna get a fork one of these days :)

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Giant Granite


Bike Setup:   
Rear: LX
Front: Alivio (changed to XT)
STX RC Shifters.
Magura Hydraulic brakes

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