Pleased others have had a good run
Bought mine in 2018 with the view to riding rail trails and alike.
As many others have mentioned if you intend to ride it for longer periods changing the seat is a must. Not unlike many other bikes the standard seat is pretty average.
For rail trails I feel this bike is pretty well suited but it is heavy and once I started using it as a daily commuter I really found it was not suited to road work. In the time I have had it the front derailleur has required attention on a number of occasions and I have had rear spokes break which in fairness have been fixed under warranty .
Not what I expected from Giant.
My experience with other bikes leads me to believe that this is not a great choice for durability
Purchased in February 2018 for A$700.00.
Most reliable bike ever owned
I have owned my Roam 3 since 2014 and it has never missed a beat. I ride it every weekend and have taken it around the state. It has handling and reliability that brings confidence to every ride.
Purchased in August 2014 for A$650.00.
Best commuter I’ve ever had
Purchased this bike 2 months ago as a commuter to work 30km a day. By far the best I’ve ever had. Great comfy ride and super quick for a bike with an off road there. I prefer riding this over my 3k road bike. Highly recommended to all interested in an all rounder
Great Bike - After 7 Years Use
I bought the bike in 2011, and ride twice a week - usually about 30km - on bike paths, roads and occasionally gravel. On occasions tricky hilly footpaths too.
The bike has performed faultlessly during that period. I am a diligent owner and keep the bike clean. I clean and lubricate the chain and derailleurs regularly.
I have never had the bike serviced professionally yet the gears function just as quickly and accurately as they did when new. The hydraulic discs are just fantastic.
A very well equipped versatile bike: well made at a reasonable price.
Love this Bike!
Bought the Roam 0 because I wanted really good gears - we have plenty of steep little hills around where we live. I have put a basket on the back - which I load up with about 8kgs of shopping.No problem getting up the hills which in the past I struggled with. Great breaks are a bonus - work well in the wet.
Very happy and now my commute preference over my car!
Good all round hybrid bike - Giant Roam 0 2017
-Good 30 gear set ,Deore shimano touring set - I live in very hilly area and gears are a plus
- Suspension is good and great for going over bumps
- go anywhere, stripped down mountain bike but with road capability
- Great hydraulic brakes
- is strong and sturdy
- gears needed a lot of adjustment in first 5 months, had great local bike shop who got it into shape but would not buy online if you did not have this support or you are not a handy bike mechanic
- I am a middle aged bloke - so seat that came with bike was a bit hard for me and I replaced with a comfier one. ...
giant roam 0 -2017
Great bike for general intermediate riding around city paths and trails. Bought it for riding to shops and for longer rides (20km to 80km). It is fitted with parts that are capable of this and happy with it so far. Great looking bike too, lots of good comments. Highly recommend this bike for its intended purpose.
Really good bike , value for money.
I bought my 2017 Giant Roam Disc about a month ago from my local bike shop. I'm 55yo and been cycling for about 20 years , mainly mountain biking with some road but don't like the mamil image. I was looking at upgrading from my 26" mountain bike which my son now rides. I figured I probably wouldn't be doing any " real" mountain biking any more so why ride a strongly made but heavy bike around with forks that have 100mm of travel and I would probably only use 25-50mm max.I did extensive research on bikes in the $600 to $800 price range which fo...r me is the most I would pay bearing in mind I have a $2000 road bike in the shed that rarely gets ridden. The Roam has the same frame shape as the Giant Talon mountain bikes but just thinner tubing so the riding position is good for me.The seat is fine although new riders may find they need to get a more "plush" seat. I'm 6' with an inside leg 31", according to the Giant sizing chart I am on the border of medium / large so I opted for the medium because it felt better. The handle bars are wider than I'm used to but it's an easy job to shorten them, I will give it another month before deciding on that one. The 27 gears are awesome , the cheaper Roam 3 has 24 gears and the gap between is too much especially when going uphill .The shifting is nice and smooth.I put SPD shimano mountain bike pedals on because I like the clipped in feel. The tyres are probably the only let down really,they are Giant Crosscut 700x38mm , sort of a V tread pattern that is slowish and noisey on hard surfaces but not great in the loose. Again not an expensive upgrade as you can get Maxxis Overdrive tyres for around $30 from Velogear or Pushys. So overall it's an awesome bike that does a bit of everything well and the Shimano disc brakes are just brilliant in all conditions. I ride 12 km each way to work and have been doing 25 km leisure rides along river paths and dirt roads in the weekends and the Roam eats up the kms. Get one and get riding.
Great Hybrid city trail bike
I upgraded from another Giant hybrid cycle I had owned for 15 years to this bike. The difference in the bicycle technology is amazing in ,the last decade - lighter frames, quick change gears and handle gear changers. The disc brakes make a real difference in the stopping power, while also making it easier to remove wheels when necessary. Make sure you change to a more comfortable wider seat if you are not a fan of thin bike seats. overall a real enjoyable bike for city paths and parkland tracks.
Light, easy change gears and front lockable forks.
Need a costly collar to raise the handlebars
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