Giant Toughroad SLR 2021 Review

First Impressions Giant Toughroad SLR 1
Tourer or Bikepacker?

From the Taiwanese colossus Giant, here’s a 700cc gravel that looks well fit for touring. Equipped with wide tires, Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, and low gearing it seems a good match if you want something that could handle off-road stretches easily. It comes with Extras X-Defender Front and Rear Rack and it’s available in four different sizes.

The specimens listed in he various linked websites are slightly different, double check before purchasing. The hydraulic disk brakes may be a downside for touring, since they are proven unreliable, would be batter to swap them for mechanichal ones.

The Giant Toughroad SLR 1 great lightweight gravel well equipped for multi-day adventures


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Giant TOUGHROAD SLR review
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Giant Toughroad SLR 1 – Specifications

FrameALUXX SLR-Grade Aluminum, disc
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, alloy OverDrive steerer, disc
ShockN/A
HandlebarGiant Contact XC, 31.8
StemGiant Contact, 8-degree
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, composite
SaddleGiant Contact Comfort (neutral)
Pedalsplatform
ShiftersShimano Deore
Front DerailleurShimano Deore
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore
BrakesShimano BL-MT400, hydraulic disc
Brake LeversShimano BR-MT400, hydraulic disc
CassetteShimano HG500, 11×42

Components

ChainKMC X10 with Missing Link
CranksetFSA V-Drive, 32/44 with chainguard
Bottom BracketFSA MegaExo
RimsGiant S-X2 wheelset
HubsGiant S-X2 wheelset
SpokesGiant S-X2 wheelset
TiresGiant Sycamore S, 700×50, FlatGuard Deflect 2
ExtrasX-Defender protection, front and rear rack
Giant Toughroad SLR/SLR 1 (for 2021!) [+/- $1,000] - Short Review 17

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