Giant Rincon Mountain Bike Review

4.58 out of 5
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April 17, 2017
Pros: Affordable

Cons: Lower end components

December 17, 2013
Pros: PDS - Price, DURABILITY and Style.

It rode true all the way until the end. The end being, I bought a brand new 29er. Back in it's hay-day, this bike and me would out ride any of guys that i rode with. 80% was the bike and 20% was me. This outperformed all my friend's bikes with regards to durability. Not once did it break down.

Cons: I had to have the new and latest and greatest toy out there, AKA A 29er.

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2010 Disc

Pros: good beginner mountain bike, easily upgradeable

Cons: heavy

Recommendation: Recommended for a beginner rider who isn't too sure about getting into the sport but wants to get his/her feet wet without spending too much cash.

November 8, 2011

Pros: Great Beginner Mtn Bike

Cons: Heavy
shifting issues
front fork needs upgrading

Recommendation: If you looking to get into mtn biking this is a great beginner bike. Not for the serious mtn biker. spend a little more & get a better bike.

August 23, 2010
Pros: The bike handles well has kept it fun riding and rode it a year stock before upgrading so it came with decent components

Cons: Had shifting problems and i didnt like the stock forks. So i upgraded!!!

Recommendation: The rear Derailleur(replaced w/Sram X.5),Shifters/Brake levers(X.4 & avid), Forks(replaced w/Dart 3) and Headset(replaced w/ FSA Pro Pig DH). I just ordered the cockpit from FSA and cant wait. I am not a wt freak so i went for sturdiness. This bike is a great start point for the weekend warrior.

March 23, 2010
Pros: the bike is nice and nimble. I actually might lose my treecrasher title, since I seem to be able to avoid more trees. Guess I will just have to go faster and see what'll happen!

Cons: sometimes gives alittle problem shifting

Recommendation: A good bike for all sorts of riding, it will handle quite a bit of abuse

August 12, 2009
Pros: disc brakes,kenda tires extended hand bars about 400 dollars

Cons: grips wore out to fast and r sliding off

Recommendation: great for any first time mtb and i have the 08 model and i changed out the platform pedals for clipless and i like it more

July 9, 2009
Pros: i like eveything

Cons: grips werent real good

Recommendation: i purchsed the newest modle about a month ago and i have had the greatest time ever riding it. it has great tires and breaks and the shifters are in a perfect spot. it has great handling and so much more. i would recomend it for any body

August 24, 2008

Pros: Disk Brakes, Kenda Tires, 100mm shocks

Cons: Grips could be a little better

Recommendation: I purchased the 2009 model a few weeks ago and riding it has has been a blast. I like having the Disk brakes and the Kenda tires keep the bike stuck to the track. The 100 mm shock take the bump out of the track and handle log pile very well.. I do plan to change out he grips. While the work well, I like a little more cushion. This is a great bike for a beginner or an advanced rider

February 22, 2008
Pros: it was given to me

Cons: grips, brakes, some shifting problems

Recommendation: this was the first mountain bike i ever had. given to me by a friend, very old, don't know what year, before i stopped riding it, it was basically falling apart. it wasn't a bad bike, i just don't think i knew what i was doing. i'm sure the newer models are completely diffrent and 10x better. i'm sure this review isn't really helping anyone. i'm sorry