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Giant ToughRoad SLR 2

Giant ToughRoad SLR 2

2018

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
$910.00
 

Product Details

2018 Giant ToughRoad SLR 2

All-terrain tough.

Fast and smooth on rough, challenging roads. Climb mountains, descend on dirt, do it all on this agile machine.

With its lightweight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame and a smooth-handling composite fork to take the edge off bumpy roads and trails, ToughRoad SLR is made for adventure on unpredictable terrain. Featuring fast and stable 700c wheels and flat-bar rider positioning, it has a ride quality that’s rugged yet agile. The D-Fuse seatpost adds compliance, and the bike is fitted with wide tires to smooth out rough terrain. Powerful disc brakes give you all-weather control, and customized front and rear racks accommodate multiple bags for long trips.

- Top-end ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum frame with D-Fuse seatpost
- Giant composite fork with alloy/composite OverDrive hybrid steerer
- Giant SX-2 Disc wheelset with Giant CrossCut tires
- Shimano Acera 3x9-speed drivetrain
- Shimano M315 hydraulic disc brakes

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum
    Fork Advanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer
    Rims/Wheels Giant SX-2 Disc, Tubeless
    Hubs Giant Sport Tracker Disc, 32h
    Spokes Sapim Leader, 14g
    Tires Giant Crosscut, 700x50
    Crankset Shimano FC-M351
    Chainrings 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge, Threaded
    Chain KMC X9 w/ Missing Link
    Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG-201 11x34, 9-Speed
    Shifters Shimano Acera
    Handlebars Giant Connect XC, 19mm rise
    Stem Giant Connect
    Brake Levers Shimano M315
    Brakes Shimano M315, hydraulic disc, 160mm
    Pedals Platform
    Saddle Giant Contact Neutral
    Seat Post Giant D-Fuse, ALUXX
    Accessories & Extras X-Defender Down Tube and Chainstay protectors

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Matte Black/Neon Red/Charcoal / Large 04712878172951 80055716
    Matte Black/Neon Red/Charcoal / Medium 04712878172944 80055715
    Matte Black/Neon Red/Charcoal / Small 04712878172937 80055714
    Matte Black/Neon Red/Charcoal / X-Large 04712878172968 80055717
    Matte Black/Neon Red/Charcoal / X-Small 04712878172920 80055713
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 6 reviews)

    66%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Comfortable  (2)
    • Breathability 
    • Durable 
    • Fast and nimble 
    • Packs well 

    Cons

    • Cheap and noisy drive terrain 
    • Creaky rear end with rack and panniers?, flimsy 
    • Drive chain 
    • Sub standard wheel set for trekking and touring 
    • Very hard saddle?, sucks 

    Best Uses

    • Comfort 
    • Commute 
    • Gravel road 
    • Paved road 
    • Commuting 

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    A great all terrain bike, and comfortable!

    By Monte

    from Lehigh Valley, PA

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Packs Well
    • Breathability
    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Drive chain

    Best Uses

    • Paved road
    • Gravel road
    • Commute
    • Comfort

    Comments:

    I purchased this after Thanksgiving in 2017. I initially looked for Giant Roam as an all-rounder for my fitness purpose. However, after trying this Toughroad, the comfortable ride immediately swayed me toward this bike. Considering Roam has a front suspension and this one does not, it is amazing! Several strength points: -- Relatively thick tires (700X50c) is comfortable and having solid grips on all different kinds of road surface -- Carbon forks and D-Fuse seatpost add further absorption of bumps and vibrations -- Drive chain (44/32/22 in front, 11X34 9-speed in rear) is more than sufficient -- Relatively light for this kind of all terrain bike (about 12.5kg) -- Flat bar will not lead you seeing a chiropactor -- Hydraulic brakes works fantastically Things to improve: -- Changing gear should be smoother. As a matter of fact, my old Giant Sedona changes gear more smoothly. -- For competitive fast lane bikers, you may want to have a drop bar for more aggressive riding -- I changed D-Fuse Seatpost from original aluminum to composite and found it even more comfortable. I wish it came with factory built composite seatpost. -- I do not mind changing to a narrower tires (eg. 700X38 or 700X32) to exchange for more nimble and faster ride. Mountain riders may oppose, though. I am more leaning to regular road. Overall, a very capable bike! No problem with rough roads. Not too slow on regular roads. This is a great hybrid all around bike out there that you can buy.

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    4.0

    Overall it's a good bike, nice rgged fork.

    By Aj

    from Bend oregon

    About Me

    Pros

    • Powerfull shimano disc brakes
    • Fast and nimble
    • Strong welds and head tube is good designed?
    • Rigged fork is nice
    • Strong had tube

    Cons

    • Very hard saddle?, sucks
    • Creaky rear end with rack and panniers?, flimsy
    • Sub standard wheel set for trekking and touring
    • Cheap and noisy drive terrain

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      It's lighter than my last hard tail, fast and nimble and looks really nice. The Drive terrain is cheap and noisy, shifts good tho, it came with a very loose cassette!!!. I really like the rigged fork, the rear drop out seems flimsy when a rack is on with minimal weight, very creaky rear end reverberating through the frame. Not sure about how tuff the wheels are. I wouldn,'t go on a fully loaded tour on these light sub standard wheels and hubs. I will be up grading to a better quality mavic rims and Shimano XT hubs and drive terrain for sure!

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      5.0

      Love at first ride

      By Clear

      from Santa Clara

      About Me

      Comments:

      What can I say? It's gorgeous, rugged, and a joy to ride. I have a large. It's a big bike, but light. Feels sturdy, but light and flickable, under this 200 pound six footer.

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      4.0

      Giant Toughroad

      By TL

      from Delafield, WI

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Fun To Ride
      • Versitile
      • Brakes

      Cons

      • Drivetrain

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Trails

      Comments:

      Overall a very cool bike. Probably one of the best all around do it all bikes. The brakes are excellent. Big downside for me is that when the chain is on the middle chainring, you get major chainrub on the front derailleur when in either of the smallest three gears on the rear sprocket. Neither Fitchburg or another bike shop (Bike Doctor) could tune it out. Fitchburg stated that it is just the case with triple chainrings. I have ridden other triples that had zero chainrub. The bike mechanic at another shop told me that you should never have chainrub in the middle chainring, but he could not tune it out. Either way, you'll have a loud rattle when using the higher rear gears when in the middle chainring. Consider getting the next model up with the SRAM drivetrain.

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      5.0

      Solid, light, right price

      By Dave

      from Urbandale, IA

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gravel
        • Roads
        • Commuter

        Comments:

        Great bike for the money. The second Giant bike I've owned. Components are fine. Brakes are very good. Love the rigid forks. Looked for a VERY long time to find something like this.

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        5.0

        This bike is Tough!

        By Mike

        from Bakersfield, Ca.

        About Me Intermediate

        Comments:

        I use this bike everyday to get to work and everywhere else. This bike is fast and fun! Looks good and rides great! I'm glad to own it.

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