Giant Roam Complete Range & Overview (Hybrid Bike Review)

Giant ROAM 3

In this article we will discuss Giant’s hybrid bike range, the Giant Roam. Will will provide details on each model – Giant Roam 0, 1 & 2 Disc, and the Giant Roam 3. While outlining the price and unique differences between each model, we also provide contact into hybrid bikes and outline how they are different from road and mountain bikes. Lastly, we link to hybrid bikes for sale on the Bike Chaser platform, including the Giant Roams. 

What is a Hybrid aka Cross Bike?

As the name suggests, a hybrid bike is designed for both roads and rougher terrains and is essentially a mix of mountain and road bikes. These bikes allow riders to comfortably cruise through a variety of terrains without having to buy separate bikes. That’s what makes them general-purpose bikes, which are used primarily for commuting but are still versatile enough to handle rougher terrains.

Hybrid Bikes VS. Mountain Bikes

Hybrid bikes borrow many traits from mountain bikes including a flat handlebar, similar breaking and shifting components and tyres that have a larger volume than road bikes. These similarities make hybrid bikes closer to mountain bikes than regular road bikes.

A hybrid bike is a sensible choice if you are looking for a jack of all trades kind of bike that performs reasonably well in a variety of terrains. Their ability to handle rougher terrains makes them a good option for bikers who basically want a road bike, but also need something for their outdoor adventures.

Commuting hybrid bikes
The hybrid is one of the great commuting bikes. Narrow bike lanes and traffic can make things a little daunting on a road bike. No clips and still relatively narrow tyres to help you get through the morning madness.

Introducing Giant Roam

In addition to being a manufacturer of high-quality bikes, Giant is also a community of cyclists and a catalyst for change. The Giant Roam series of hybrid bikes are designed for multiple terrains and provide comfort, control and lightweight agility, allowing bikers to follow their own routes. You get the best features of both the road and mountain bikes in a single package, including a flat handle bar, lightweight frame and powerful disc brakes.

The Giant Roam series of road-to-trail bikes share many features, including ALUXX aluminum frame, flat-bar frame geometry and front suspension. However, there are differences between different models in terms of specifications that we’ll cover below.

Let’s have a look at the specifications of some of the best Giant Roam Hybrid bikes.

Giant Roam 0 Disc 2019 (Suggested price AUD $1,399)

Giant Roam Disc 0

  • Available in Small (160-170cm), Medium (170-180cm), Large (180-190cm) and XL (190-200cm)
  • Metallic black color
  • ALUXX grade aluminum frame
  • Suntour NCX-E LO Air fork, 63mm travel, with lockout
  • Low rise 31.8mm Giant Connect handlebar
  • 8-degree Giant Connect stem
  • 2mm Giant Connect seatpost (composite)
  • Giant Contact Comfort Saddle (Neutral)
  • 9/16 MTB caged pedals
  • Shimano SLX 22sp shifters
  • Microshift front and Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur
  • Shimano 160mm MT400 hydraulic brakes and brake levers
  • Shimano SLX cassette (11-42T, 11sp)
  • KMC X11-1 chain
  • 32-44T FSA V-Drive crankset
  • FSA sealed bottom bracket
  • Giant SX2 disc rims (tubeless)
  • 28H Sport Alloy disc hubs
  • 14g stainless steel spokes
  • 700×38 c Giant CrossCut tires (AT ERT)
  • X-defender downtube protector

Giant Roam 1 Disc 2019 (Suggested price AUD $1,169)

Giant Roam Disc 1

  • Available in Small, Medium, Large and XL
  • Charcoal, Silver and Pure Red colors
  • ALUXX grade aluminum frame
  • 63mm SR/Suntour 700C NCX-D LO fort
  • 8 Giant Connect XC handlebar
  • 8-degree Giant Connect stem
  • 2 x 375 Giant Sport seatpost
  • Neutral Contact Comfort saddle
  • Deore shifters
  • Deore front derailleur
  • Shimano Deore Shadow + rear derailleur
  • Shimano hydraulic disc BL-MT201 brakes F/R 160 rotor
  • Shimano brake levers
  • 11 x 42 Shimano cassette HG500
  • KMC X10 chain with missing link
  • 32-44 FSA V-Drive crankset
  • FSA MegaExo bottom bracket
  • Giant GX28 disc wheelset
  • 700×38 CrossCut Easy Ride Tubeless tires (AT ERT)
  • DT/CS X-Defender

Giant Roam 2 Disc 2019 (Suggested Price AUD $859)

Giant Roam Disc 2 2019

  • Available in Small, Medium, Large and XL
  • Color choices include Charcoal, Neon Gun Metal Black and Vibrant Blue
  • ALUXX-grade aluminum frame
  • SR/Suntour 63mm NEX HLO fork
  • 8 Giant Sport XC handlebar
  • Giant Sport stem
  • 2 x 375 Giant Sport seatpost
  • Giant Connect upright saddle
  • 3 x 9 Shimano Altus shifters
  • Shimano Acera front and rear derailleur
  • Tektro Hydraulic HD-M275 disc brakes (F/R 160 rotor)
  • Tektro brake levers
  • 11×34 Shimano cassette HG200
  • KMC X9 chain with missing link
  • 26/38/48 Shimano M371 crankset
  • Cartridge bottom bracket
  • Giant GX28 disc wheelset
  • 700 x 38 Giant CrossCut tires with Deflect2 puncture protection
  • DT X-Defender

Giant Roam 3 2019 (Suggested Price AUD $569)

Giant ROAM 3

  • Available in Small, Medium, Large and XL
  • Color choices include Charcoal, Metallic Black and Pure Red
  • ALUXX-Grade aluminum frame
  • SR/Suntour 700C/63mm NEX HLO fork
  • 8 Giant Sport XC handlebar
  • Giant Sport stem
  • 2 x 375 Giant Sport seatpost
  • Giant Connect Upright saddle
  • Shimano 3 x 8 EF500 shifters
  • Shimano Tourney front and Shimano Acera rear (RD-M360) derailleur
  • Linear pull, MTB alloy brakes
  • Shimano EF500 brake levers
  • 11 x 34 Shimano CS-HG31 cassette
  • KMC Z7 chain
  • 28/38/48 crankset (forged alloy)
  • Giant GX02 wheelset
  • 700 x 38C Giant CrossCut tires, 60tpi, anti-puncture, wire
  • DT X-Defender

Which Giant Roam Bike Should You Buy?

Choosing between different Giant Roam adventure bike models depends on your own requirements and budget.  Giant Roam 3 covers all the essentials and provides a comfortable riding experience without breaking the bank. Roam 1 Disc and Roam 0 Disc are targeted at riders who want a better bike for their outdoor adventures, while Roam 2 Disc offers a great balance between urban commuting and occasional trail riding. Lastly, if you intend on riding down some steep hills or cycling to work in the rain, you main want to consider the disc models only. You will get better breaking performance.

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