Giant’s 2019 range is a massive fleet of Bicycles covering all major categories of Bicycles. The MTB range from Giant Bicycles has both recreational and hardcore Trail Bicycles. From the 2019 range we got the opportunity to test ride the Giant Rincon Disc (2019) and here is what we thought.
Weight: 14 kgs
Usage: Trails /Fitness/Commute
Giant's experience in aluminium tube shaping technology is used in the ALUXX grade Alloy frame in the Rincon with flowing forms of both the top and down tubes, which provide a rigid backbone for the rest of the chassis. The tubing is practical and well thought out, from the ample ground clearance to the upright riding posture for Urban needs.
The Suntour suspension fork comes with a working travel of 100mm travel is sufficient for flat trails and had a useful suspension lockout which helped ride faster on flat roads.
The Giant Rincon Disc (2019) comes in a Black primary colour with Blue and White as the secondary colours for graphics. The paint job is all matte and is stylish with unique graphics on the top tube. The internal cable routing not only made the bicycle look neat but also saves the cables from wear and tear.
The Giant Rincon Disc 2019 gets a 3x8-Speed Shimano Tourney/Acera drivetrain, with 3 gears in front and 8 in the back, giving you the capabilities to climb steep inclines and go fast on urban roads. These gears are just enough for moderate level climbs and quick shifts on trails. The Shimano SL M310 trigger shifters were easy to operate. For the price of this bicycle I expected to see at least Shimano Altus at the front derailleur in place of Tourney.
This hardtail MTB features Tektro M275 Hydraulic Disc brakes at the front and rear. They are powerful on both wet and dry roads, so you won’t have to worry about Cycling on rainy days. These Hydraulic Disc brakes performed well during the test ride and were powerful enough for moderate trails and rough urban roads.
The Giant raiser handlebar was lengthy with a slight raise from the middle which contributed to the little bit of comfort to the rider in terms of riding posture.
The Rincon Disc (2019) gets Giant’s own brand Quick Cross tires with matching double walled Alloy rims to provide quick and stable rolling. The 27.5” x 1.95” Giant tires were treaded powerfully to give maximum traction on all kinds of roads and on flat rough trails and were fast rolling as well.
The stock Giant Contact Comfort (neutral) Saddle has been designed for Trail rides. The shape and width of the saddle was comfortable to keep the rider comfortable without any soreness and slips.
This Hardtail MTB is comfortable to ride and is good looking as well. The Tektro Hydraulic Disc brakes are powerful and were safe to use on wet and dry surfaces. Mid-level Shimano Acera and Shimano Tourney derailleurs were smooth in shifting. Priced at Rs.42,999 (as on 10th January 2020) the Giant Rincon Disc (2019) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a MTB for Trails, Commutes and Fitness rides.
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