Giant roam 0 diskUpdate on my giant 2017 roam 0 disk i purchased and reviewed on this page in 2016.
6yrs of average light use on gravel walking paths, paved walking paths and supermarket runs.
Split rim near spoke
Worn teeth on casette
Tyres were replaced (very poor original quality)
Cost to replace parts myself, $220 + tools $320
Had my previous mountainbike for 25yrs with zero issues and zero dollars spent on it even had original tyres, only crank bearing got crunchy after taking it to the beach so i sold it because frame was to small.
Thi... Read mores bike from my experience after 6yrs is far from durable. Lighter and less resistance than a mountain bike but i wont be spending $300+ to fix a pushbike. Another casualty of large corporate product built with minimal quality and high profits.
Buy it or cry laterGreat bike .I originally purchased a Giant Talon from Evo Cycles Nelson NZ .It was more of a off road bike and the gearing wasn’t fast enough for me on the road. I swapped it for this bike .Easy to ride and gets up to speed quickly .Quite lite as only have fitted bike stand .Rear derailleur rattles going over bumps .Only one issue I have had is being told by the bike shop that the peddles that come with the bike new are just to get you home.I mean really.Mine started making clicking noises as the bearings had no seals from the weather ..A $900... Read more bike and the peddles need replacing after a week .Thats just a rip off.I purchased some Rockbros peddles from Temu cheaper than what my shop would sell them ..I just think a bike from the Warehouse would be what I would expect but not a $900 Giant bike .Appalling to say the least .
Awesome for rail trailJust completed the great vic rail trail, 150km, the Giant Roam 2 was fantastic, much better than my legs! Sturdy and strong on the rough gravel yet a really smooth ride on the better sections. A true all rounder of a bike, fell in love with it on this ride.
Poor QualityWhile its a good bike to ride, the quality is atrocious. I have had it approximately 18 months and already the front shocks seals need replacing and the front cluster gear change mechanism has failed. It is disappointing as I have always ridden a Giant because of of their quality.
No customer supportGood product but no spare parts available if you need. Just looking for front wheel of Roam 3 and they don't have it. Terrible customer support! Headquarter doesn't have any email address to contact! Show details
Pleased others have had a good runBought 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 Show details
Most reliable bike ever ownedI 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. Show details
Best commuter I’ve ever hadPurchased 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 UseI 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 2017Pros
-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 ha... Read morerd for me and I replaced with a comfier one. - while this is supposed to be a 'best in class' hybrid for weight with butted aluminium it is much heavier than my son's carbon fibre bike and not built for speed. Not a problem for me but might be for some. On the other hand it goes places a carbon firbre bike won't go also. - the handlebars only raise a little - personal preference issue - but I had mine extended up a little with add on bracket from local bike shop. In someways this is a difficult bike for me to review as my previous bike was a cheap no-name hybrid. So I was starting from a low- base anyway and so don't really have any insights into how other brands might perform. But I have had the Roam 0 now for about 6 - 7 months and it is definitely an improvement on what I was riding. The first thing I probably noticed was the great gear set. Because the bike comes with 30 gears, it allows for fast and smail increments in changes up or down - which is helpful in getting you up hills or riding into wind when you want to maintain pace. I also put some MTB cleat pedals on also which gave me more power in riding up hills or building speed. The forks also are well buffered for bumps with great hydraulic suspension and carbon fibre handle bars which helps absorb the bumps. Most of the other hybrids I looked at when I bought this bike did not have this kind of suspension - so this was a plus when buying this bike. The seat post is also carbon fibre which tends to buffer bumps. Good hydraulic brakes also for riding in the wet and reliable stop - also need a lot less adustsment than my old centre pull rim rubber brakes. Tyres might roll a little slow but are rugged and have a puncture protection layer which is a plus for rough riding. I have been going for much longer rides on this bike - over 50 Km - which I could not have done on my previous bike. It is reasonably comfortable - though have noticed some ache in my shoulders after very long rides. Have been back to the bikeshop a few times to adjust seat and handlebars but for most rides this is not a problem. My overall impression of this bike - though it is a hybrid - is that it is probably more mountain bike than road bike (though it is possible to turn the suspension off on the front forks if you want). It is reasonably heavy but then it is also quite strong as well like a mountain bike. What I like about this bike also is it gives me the confidence to ride anywhere. This is helpful on bike paths when I need to take a detour off road to get around pedestrians or roadworks. The roads near me have in places bad pot holes but I have no problems with these as the bike handles any surprises that are thrown up. I have also done a rail trail on sandy soil with this bike and was perfect for this environment. I like the flexibility of being able to use the bike on road or off road - to go up country or just use as a commuter bike to get to work - definitely one of the benefits of this type of bike. In summary I have no problems with this bike - it does what it says it does and more. I would probably give this bike 4.5 stars if rating system would allow as it is probably a little bit better than just 4 stars.
Really good bike , value for moneyI 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... Read morer 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 bikeI 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
Questions & Answers
I bought a roam 2 disk 2020.
I want to know if i can change the front derailleur from 2 to 3?
I didnt recoeve the bike yet, but im pretty depressed about having only 18 gears since my old one has 27 and it was 2 kg lighter than roam 2
Yes, you can, take it to your local Giant shop.
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