Giant 2000 Rincon SE Hardtail Bike

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

User Reviews (31)

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Eric   Cross Country Rider [Mar 13, 2002]
Strength:

Good bike.... while it worked

Weakness:

the bent frame (2x)

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

Similar Products Used: Klein Mantra (this bike rocks, buy it)
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1
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1
Adrian   Cross Country Rider [Apr 16, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: velo sport twister
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5
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4
Jagger   Cross Country Rider [Jul 24, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

handlebar grips could be a little better

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

Similar Products Used: gary fisher celerity, gary fisher mamba
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5
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5
The Ratchattack   Weekend Warrior [Jul 22, 2001]
Strength:

Light, durable aluminum frame, nice wheels.

Weakness:

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

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!!!!

Similar Products Used: '95 Diamondback Topanga, '97 GT Outpost
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4
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5
Doug M.   Downhiller [May 25, 2000]
Strength:

PRICE!!! GREAT ENTRY LEVEL HARDTAIL!

Weakness:

COULD STAND TO HAVE A LITTLE BETTER RIMS AND FRONT SHOCK

GREAT FOR MILD TRAILS, NOT THE BEST FOR JUMPS, BUT I'VE NEVER RIDDEN A BIKE THAT LANDED SOFT ANYHOW. GREAT VALUE, ESP. FOR SOMEONE LOOKING TO GET INTO THE GAME, BUT NOT WANTING TO SPEND ALOT OF $$$.

Similar Products Used: TREK 820, DIAMONDBACK RESPONSE, GARY FISHER ENTRY LEVEL HARDTAIL, AND SPECIALIZED ENTRY LEVEL HARDTAILS.
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4
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5
Stephen Collison   Weekend Warrior [May 31, 2001]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

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.
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4
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4
biker kid   Weekend Warrior [May 01, 2001]
Strength:

tough bike

Weakness:

neded better shifters

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.

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
5
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5
Matt D   [May 22, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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

Similar Products Used: Giant Iguana. Giant Yukon. Trek 600
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4
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5
Renier Veldman   Cross Country Rider [Jan 15, 2001]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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5
Michael   Weekend Warrior [Nov 22, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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 !!!

Similar Products Used: Raleigh, Specialized and Kona
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4
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5
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