I have a bike special made for the cycle holidays. It is designed to be as much field maintainable as possible. This means no suspention and hydrolic brakes.
|Made in||The Netherlands Utrecht|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Front derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Tires||Schwalbe Hurricane GX 26" dubble defence folding|
|Chain wheel (front)||Shimano XT|
|Chain wheel (rear)||Shimano XT|
|Breaks||Shimano XT Vbrake|
EvaluationThe stability of this bike is much beter than my old giant, even fully packed during bicycle holidays.
ConclusionStable bike with nice driving behaviour. Quality has to be proven in future trips.
I have a Giant Freerider, on this page you find technical information about this bike, also there is a evaluation included about its performance. I stopped using this bike because on bad roads the small tire and 28" wheel size was not suitable any more.
|Made in||The Netherlands (Lelystad)|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano STX|
|Front derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Tires||Michelin Altika (wide=3cm)|
|Chain wheel (front)||Shimano LX|
|Chain wheel (rear)||Shimano Alivio|
|Breaks||Shimano M65/T for Aluminium Wet&Dry|
EvaluationThe stability of this bike is very good, even fully packed during bicycle holidays. The brakes have a good performance during dry & wet conditions.
ConclusionThe price/quality factor of this Gaint bike is good for starting with cycling holidays. For normal use the standard parts are good enough. But for more than normal use you better can spend more money to buy a bike with all Deore LX/XT parts. After 25000 km through several countries: Sweden, Iceland, Holland, New Zealand, China, Germany, Austria, Tjech Republic, England the life time was over. But in 2004 I did a some big maintainance. The rear wheel was given a new ribben and I replaced all spokes my self. After that the bike was used to cycle to berlin.