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  • Anyone got a Giant Toughroad?
  • Premier Icon markrh
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    Looking at getting one of these to replace my bodged from a mountain bike to gravel bike that i’ve knocking about on for the last 4 years. Any first hand impressions of these or similar alternatives around the £1000-1500 price bracket would be appreciated. Oh, and hydraulic brakes are a must, had enough of fettling cable disks…

    Premier Icon damascus
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    Which model? Straight or drop bars?

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    I have one and I love it. Handles most off road stuff pretty well. It has brakes that are a mix of hydraulic and cable. They are okay but not brilliant and wheels are a wee bit heavy but on the other hand are pretty robust. Think I paid around £800 for it. Overall a great bike though. I ride cut more than any of my other bikes.

    Premier Icon markrh
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    Drop bar version damascus.
    Thanks Kennyp, thats useful info.

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    If KennyP is talking about Giant’s Conduct brake system, I installed it on my Arkose, as the stock brakes were rubbish. I’ve been really pleased with the system. Much better than mechanical disc systems.

    Premier Icon Inbred456
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    Been looking at one of these Vs a Cannondale Tiagra Topstone. Merlin Malt GX Apex1 looks good value.

    Premier Icon dai3015
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    I had a toughroad. Brilliant bike. Unfortunately, I have/had shoulder problems so struggled with drop bars so have got a flat bar version now.
    The drop version makes a fantastic all rounder. I found the frame really comfortable and compliant even though it’s aluminium and the beauty is that you can fit whopping 29er tyres in it and make it a monster cross bike.
    I had 700 x 50c clement tyres in mine and it rode brilliantly

    Premier Icon markrh
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    Thanks dia3015, exactly the feedback I was hoping for after reading the specs of the bike, sounds like just what i’m looking for.

    Premier Icon dove1
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    My wife has a 2019 Toughroad SLR 1. It’s the flat bar version and she loves it.
    It’s a very good bike IMO. Fast enough on the road with the tyres pumped up hard and very capable on single track, fire roads, etc with the tyre pressure dropped for a bit of extra grip and cushioning. It is basically a rigid MTB.
    Shimano hydraulic brakes, 2×10 Deore gears and came with front and rear pannier racks. Got it for £875 in a sale and is great value.

    The drop bar GX versions have slightly different geometry, primarily in reach and head angle but I can’t imagine them being any less capable.

    Giant have now released alloy versions of the Revolt. For your budget I’d have a serious look at one of those as well. A Revolt 0 with 105 brakes and gears is not to be sniffed at.

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