Friday, September 9, 2011

Giant Sedona Bikes

Here be Da New Giant Sedona DX Bikes as photographed by an unknown tourist at the Taggart Lake Trailhead. We made a deal with the Dornan's Bike Shop that we would sign a rental agreement and then they would tear it up if we decided to buy the bikes.  That way we had over 8 miles of blissful riding to decide if we wanted them or not.  Susun climbed the hill on the main moraine better than she's ever climbed a hill while riding a bike.  She kept raving about the bike.  Frankly, it's THE most comfortable bike I've ever ridden.  For the first time in longer than I can remember my right wrist didn't hurt and/or my right arm didn't go to sleep.  They are a true joy to ride.  Dornan's buys a substantial fleet of various new bikes each spring and rents them out all summer.  Then they sell them for 50% off each fall. We've looked at their bikes each year but were unable to find a matched pair until this year.  Susun has a medium frame and I have a small frame--the last one they had available. They are 24-speeds with really cool index shifting and an adjustable front fork shock.  Click here for the Giant webpage on the bicycle.  Basically, they are the Lay-Z-Boy Recliner of bicycles.  We are very pleased with them. Below are the full specs on the bike for you gearheads.

size  13.5(XS),15(John's S),18(Susun's M),20(L),22(XL)
color Satin Navy Blue, Red
frame  ALUXX Grade Aluminum
fork InSync 323 Suspension, 70mm Travel
handlebar Alloy Mid Rise
stem Alloy Adjustable
seatpost Alloy MDU Suspension, 30.9
saddle Giant Comfort Groove Plus Gel, SuperSoft
pedals Nylon/Kraton Comfort Platform
shifters SRAM X4, Trigger
front derailleur Shimano M191
rear derailleur Shimano X4
brakes Alloy Direct-Pull
brake levers Alloy Comfort 
cassette SRAM PG820 11/30, 8-speed
chain KMC Z72
cranks Alloy 3-Piece, 28/38/48
bb Sealed Cartridge
rims Alloy, Double Wall
hubs Alloy 32H w/QR
spokes Stainless Steel
tires  Kenda, 26x1.95 Multi-Surface
extras Kickstand

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