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Giant Rainier 29er 1 - Women's

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Rainier 29er 1 - Women's
2012

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2012 Giant Rainier 29er 1 - Women's

Giant's Rainier 29er 1 offers women a big-wheeled ride that carves singletrack, climbs steeps and pounces over rough terrain with ease thanks to Giant's quick-handling, responsive ALUXX-aluminum frame. Up front, the SunTour suspension fork takes the bite out of rocky, rooty sections with 100mm of travel. Plus, you're ready to roll any terrain with the Giant 29-inch rims with Kenda knobbies that cruise over nearly anything. Equally impressive is the Rainier's crisp-shifting Shimano/SRAM 24-speed drivetrain and powerful Avid disc brakes that offer all-weather stopping power.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Giant ALUXX butted-aluminum
Fork SR SunTour XCT, 100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC29 2
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Kenda Small Block 8, 29 x 2.1
Crankset SRAM S200
Chainrings 42/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Cogs SRAM PG820, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters SRAM X4
Handlebars Giant Sport
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals MTB Caged
Saddle Giant Performance MTB Women's
Seatpost Giant Sport

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Pros

  • Durable 
  • Versatile 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city 
  • Extreme sports 
  • Mountain biking 

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5.0

amazing women's specific bike

By foxtrout

from Denver, Colorado

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City
    • Extreme Sports

    Comments:

    This is my first 29er. I have been riding roadies and bmxes all my life and finally thought it was about time I got off road with a 29er. I got this bike for the fit. I am 5.4, 106 lbs with a pretty normal length upper body-- shorter legs. Most women specific designs are shorter on the top, designed for shorter arms. I tried specialized and trek women's fit bikes and they were too cramped and less aggressive compared to men's bikes. I was considering a men's fit-- trek mamba and x-caliber but the stand over height was too steep. The rainier (size small) was the closest and most comfortable frame design I could find. The geometry is just perfect for small women like me. I put the seat up to it's highest configuration and changed the stem to 90mm and the fit is absolutely perfect. I've put on about 300 miles on this bike. I've taken it off road in sand, snow and mud and it performed well in all those conditions. The stock tires can get slippery in wetter conditions but lower tire pressure helps to manage this. Overall, this bike performs well. Great beginner/intermediate bike that's a great base for future upgrades.

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