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Giant Rapid 4 2014 Hybrid Bike

Pre-Order

With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!

Pre-Launch

With Pre-Launch, the date when we expect to receive the product ourselves is still a little too hazy to be confident in accepting Pre-Orders.

So, instead, you can submit your email address against the item you are interested in and we will email you as soon as stock arrives on the system.

Estimated Delivery Dates

Estimated Delivery Dates may be given on Pre-Order and Pre-Launch products. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.

The dates we provide are based on indications given by our suppliers. Whenever we get updated information from our suppliers we will endeavour to update the Estimated Delivery Dates provided on product pages.

The Current Estimated Delivery Dates for Giant Rapid 4 2014 Hybrid Bike is

£499.00
our verdict ...

An affordable way to get fit fast, the Giant Rapid 4 combines a quality Aluxx aluminium frame with durable components and a comfortable, upright riding position.

FULL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
  • Brand : Giant
  • Season :
  • Code : 4241231
  • Weight : 10KG
  • If you want the speed of a road bike without the discomfort then the Giant Rapid 4 is designed with you in mind.

    With its comfortable, upright riding position combined with a mountain bike inspired flat bar and custom geometry the Giant Rapid 4 is one of the most comfortable bikes around. Add a quality Aluxx aluminium construction and a selection of reliable components and you have the ideal bike for pretty much anything.

    Compact Road Design

    In 1997, when riders on the legendary Spanish pro team ONCE rolled up to the start of a race on a compact geometry Giant bike, the competition didn’t quite know what to think. For decades before that moment, the design and geometry of road bikes had remained essentially the same. Giant’s new approach was a radical departure, and we called it Compact Road design. 

    Aluxx

    Lightweight framesets featuring optimised strength-to-weight ratios.

    Key Features

    • Shimano 24-speed drivetrain
    • ALUXX aluminium fork with Alloy OverDrive steerer
    • Giant Sport alloy seatpost, handlebar and stem
    • Giant S-R2 double wall rims, Giant hubs, Stainless Steel spokeswheelset
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    Technical SPECIFICATIONS
    • Sizes - S, M, ML L, XL
    • Colours - Black gloss
    • Frame - ALUXX-Grade Aluminium
    • Fork - ALUXX Aluminium, Alloy OverDrive steerer
    • Handlebar - Giant Sport flat 620x26.0mm
    • Stem - Giant Sport
    • Seatpost - Giant Sport
    • Saddle - Giant Performance Road
    • Pedals - Wellgo w/ toeclip
    • Shifters - Shimano ST-2403 24 speed
    • Front Derailleur - Shimano FD-2403
    • Rear Derailleur - Shimano 2400
    • Brakes - Tektro TK-R359
    • Brake Levers - Shimano ST-R221 rear, Shimano ST-R225 front
    • Cassette - SRAM PG850 11-28
    • Chain - KMC Z7
    • Crankset - FSA Tempo 50/39/30
    • Bottom Bracket - FSA Cartridge
    • Rims - Giant S-R2
    • Hubs - Giant
    • Spokes - Stainless steel
    • Tires - Giant P-R3 All Condition, 700x25mm
    • Extras - Giant One Piece S.S. Bar Ends
    Sizing Information
    Rapid
                               
        Inside Leg length
        27" / 68.6cm 28" / 71.1cm 29" / 73.7cm 30" / 76.2cm 31" / 78.7cm 32" / 81.3cm 33" / 83.8cm 34" / 86.4cm 35" / 88.9cm 36" / 91.4cm 37" / 94cm  
    Height < 5'5" / 165.1cm   S S S                
    5'6" / 167.5cm S S S S S              
    5'7" / 170.2cm   S S S S S            
    5'8" / 172.7cm   S S M M M            
    5'9" / 175.3cm     M M M M M          
    5'10" / 177.8cm     M M M M M          
    5'11" / 180.3cm       M M M/L M/L M/L        
    6'0" / 182.9cm       M/L M/L M/L M/L M/L        
    6'1" / 185.4cm         M/L M/L M/L L L      
    6'2" / 188cm         L L L L L      
    6'3" / 190.5cm           L L L L L    
    6'4" / 193.0cm             XL XL XL XL XL  
    6'5"/ 195.6cm >             XL XL XL XL XL  
                               
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      Words by Adam
      Published on 27/06/2014 17:09:47

      All Bikes Go to Heaven

      That poor lonely bike that sits in the corner of the shed has served you well. You’ve sweated it out together on the climbs, it carried you to and from work for all those years. Yep, together you’ve seen it all; Wind, rain, hail, snow, sunshine. Where would you be without ‘Ol’ Faithfull’? Unhealthier, miserable and short of a companion to listen to you mull over life’s mysteries as you cruise the sun dappled lanes of the English Countryside.

      But these days the spokes break more often, the creaking won’t go away, and rust never sleeps. Whilst you used to look on the old steed proudly like a pedigree animal these days it’s more of a fond look at an old dog with a set of wheels where it’s back legs should be.

      It’s time to do the decent thing and…

      GET MONEY OFF A BRAND SPANKING NEW BIKE.

      As of today you can trade in an old bike in store and get at least 10% (and for a limited time; a special introductory offer of 15%) off the RRP price of a current model bicycle.

      How does it Work?

      So long as the bike is functioning (You can steer, sit on and pedal the bike) then you’re on to a winner, even if you’ve kept it in a pond. If you’ve looked after your bike then congratulations, you may be able to get even more discount.

      The bike must be your property. And if there is doubt we may ask for proof that you are the legal owner of the bike.

      Once you’ve had a look around the shop and spoken to one of our helpful sales advisors you’ll select the bike that’s just right for you. Let’s assume it’s a new Trek Madone 2.3 at £1199.99, nice model, and it’s gone into the workshop to be built and set-up by one of our Cyctech qualified Mechanics. Then the time comes to part ways with the old Claud Butler and after a cursory look under the cobwebs the sales advisor magically reduces the price of the new bike by a cool £120.

      Would you have got £120 on eBay for the thing that you propped the strimmer against in the shed?

      The bike has shuffled onto a better place and you’ve got a serious chunk of money off a smart new bike.

      How long are we offering this service?

      We think that this is such a good idea that we are running this offer for as long as we can. If you keep bringing ‘em, we’ll keep taking’em.

      What bikes can I trade in against?

      We are offering the trade in service against current bikes at full RRP. We can’t offer the trade in against bikes that have already been reduced in price.

      Can I bring in ten bikes and then get a really nice bike completely free?

      Nice try but no. We will only be able to accept one old bike for every new bike. You can bring two old bikes with you so long as you are buying two new bikes, and so on.

      If I want a new road bike do I have to trade in an old road bike?

      Not at all. You can bring us a hybrid for a kids bike, a mountain bike for a hybrid, a road bike for a BMX any combination you like.

      No unicycles though, even if you do bring two.

      I don’t actually want a new bike but I have been eyeing up a new car rack. Would it be possible to trade my old bike against that?

      Sorry we can only accept bike trade in against the value of the new bike and not other items, even if they are part of the same transaction.

      I’ve changed my mind, can I have my old bike back?

      Unfortunately once it’s gone it’s gone but the standard return policy will still apply to the bike you’ve purchased.

      I don’t really need the new bike right now. Can I just get a voucher instead?

      I’m afraid that we will only be able to take a bike in exchange for discount against another bike and no other product including vouchers.

      Can I use this offer in conjunction with a bike to work scheme?

      Bike to work schemes already offer an excellent way to secure a large discount on a bike and we won’t be able to offer the trade in service alongside this.

      I’ve given up cycling and taken up floristry. Can I bring my old bike to you?

      You most certainly can but we will be unable to offer you anything for the bike other than discount from a new bike.

      As an old chapter closes on your cycling life a new one begins with your new ride. You’ll remember the good times you shared with the old Claud Butler but you’ll be looking forward to new cycling horizons too. Don’t feel guilty about your new life, the old bike would have wanted you to be happy.