Giant's Via 3 has all the features you need for city riding or backroad exploring in a simple, low-maintenance package. The tough, sleek chromoly frame shows attention to detail with features like a split top tube, integrated U-lock holder, and attachment
|Frame||4130 Butted chromoly steel|
|Fork||4130 Butted chromoly steel|
|Tires||Giant S-R3 w/flat protection and reflective sidewalls, 700 x 32c|
|Brake Levers||Aluminum, 2-finger|
|Brakes||Aluminum, dual pivot|
|Saddle||Via, SuperSoft Foam|
|Accessories & Extras||Custom chain guard, fenders, frame-mounted U-lock carrier, and kickstand|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Store SKU|
|Satin Black/Gloss Black / Medium||08717611620337||30028025||VIA31174917K|
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I bought one for a winter bike. Chromoly frame, single speed, upright position all seemed good. I replaced the pedals right away, for better grip and stability. I then replaced the bar grips as the stock ones were pretty poor. I had several spokes break before I went with a new rear wheel (the stock ones aren't very strong and are single-walled, I plan to replace the front one soon too). The saddle wasn't great, either, so that needed an upgrade. The gear ratio is great for light tires in summer, but I had the cog changed to a 20t for more low end in winter. Now, I am happy with the bike, but considering the money and effort of all the upgrades, I likely would have been better served with a bike that came better spec'd in the fist place. It is a nice ride, and for the money a fair bike for casual use. That said, for the price of a few more bus passes or tanks of gas a much better bike can be had. I'd recommend it to a friend only if the were using it lightly, and not commuting or using it as regular transportation.
Aside from a $3 freewheel that needs to be replaced with a [$] freewheel, this bike rules. It feels faster than it should, more comfortable than I need and just super understated and sexy. Put a Brooks saddle and some good pedals on it and you've got a lifer for under [$] Sweet.
I love this bike! It's a perfect cross between cruiser and roadbike. It's really comfortable and rides really well. It's just perfect. Couldn't ask for a better bike for the price.