Giant 1999 Sedona SE Hardtail Bike

4.56/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $470.00


Product Description

1999 Giant Sedona SE, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, RST 281 fork


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from Hamilton

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2004

Strengths:    Nice component mix on bike, capable of more than I can throw at it so far. No failures despite several hundred kilometres with no maintenance when on a trip.

Weaknesses:    Wide bars make some narrow trails impassable. If using as a do-all bike, invest in a second cheap wheelset with slicks to throw on for around town riding.

Bottom Line:   
Good solid bike. Can handle steep uphills, with enough travel in the front to take the downs that follow. An excellent bike for someone looking to get into mountain biking without a huge budget to throw at it. Solid performer that won't complain whether you're hauling an extra fifty pounds of groceries home on it, or cranking up a rock-strewn mountain side.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   Norco Scrambler,
Peugot Dune something or other


Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z3, Deore LX drivetrain & shifters, Avid linear pull brakes, STX cranks, blackspire bashguard (I don't think this bike has a stock setup)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joe d a Cross Country Rider from CT Shoreline

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2001

Strengths:    light (mine's aluminum), solid, takes abuse, most stock components decent.

Weaknesses:    even with large frame (I'm 6'3") geometry seems a little off.

Bottom Line:   
I ride this baby pretty hard through dry creek beds, rocky downhill stuff, technical switchbacks. I love it. this bike can stand up to bumps, grinds, and spills.

My friend wanted to get one. He used to race BMX as a kid and wanted something decent to get back into the game. Too bad Giant made the new Sedona as wussy as the one in the picture up top.

Was a great value. My rating is based on the '99.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   used

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock. Swapped out head, stem, seat, pedals and tires (velociraptor front/enduroraptor back).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Owosso, MI. USA

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2000

Strengths:    Wheelset / tire combo; Frame

Weaknesses:    Stock Indy Front Shock

Bottom Line:   
I have rode the bike for 3 years and over 2500 miles, 90% offroad. Bike is very worthy of upgrading components as they wear out are trashed. Bike is not super light but takes tremondous punishment.

To bad you can't buy this old Chro-mo warrior at your LBS anymore, it is an excellent value. Great point and shoot handling.

Yes, mine looks way cooler than the picture you are trying to pass off as a Sedonna SE.

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Favorite Trail:   Any & All of em

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   House of Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Fuji BLVD

Bike Setup:   WTB Enduroraptor tires (UG from WTB Velocirator); Rockshox Judy XC LongTravel (UG from RS Indy); Shimano XT Rings / Crank / BB (UG from No name); Shimano XTR Rear Derailer (UG from Shimano LX)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Brampton

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2000

Strengths:    Price, components, which seem to varry regionally , as mine had an LX crank,and RS T2

Weaknesses:    Pedals....changed them right away, fork is a little soft but I'm a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to upgrade, but I loved the feel of the bike so instead of buying a new bike I added better components, sure the frame isn't that light , but it would be less costly for me to loose weight. Overall a great bike, and race worthy, I did 3 races last summer with it , she preformed admirably. This year my son was btween bikes and borrowed mine for a race, he loved it and it didn't let him down, BTW where did u get that poor excuse for a "Sedona" in the pic.

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Favorite Trail:   Keepin it for me !

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Rocky's we have 3 of them in the house

Bike Setup:   LX derailers, Avid arch 4.0, Bomber Z5 air, Crow bar, shim 545 clipless, and of course "the Fender"

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Victor Wu a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2000

Strengths:    - great specs for the price; love the mega 9 drivetrain
- pretty light considering it's a chromoly frame
- the bike's shifts are as smooth as butter
- Jett T2 fork won't seize up in cold weather
- easier to steer than my friends $1500 bike!


Weaknesses:    - long settling in period; I had to take the bike to the shop twice to align the brake pads, and they still squeal if they're wet! Wires need some time to stretch as well.
- horrible seat; had to replace it


Bottom Line:   
This bike is one big step up from crappy department store bikes. The extra cogs in the back really come in handy when you're climbing up hills or decending them. For the price of the bike that I got ($850, including mods), plus two years unlimited maintence, it's a steal. This bike is good the the beginner to intermediate rider and also the recreational. Also, that picture of the bike on the page is the wussiest Sedonna that I've ever seen, if it is a Sedonna. Mine looks so much better. Five flaming turds overall!!

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Favorite Trail:   wherever it's not paved

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   98 Schwinn Moab, Jeep TJ Sport(don't buy this department store bike)

Bike Setup:   Mega 9 drivetrain with Shimano Deore LX and STX-RC, aluminium, riser bar, Avocet Gel seat, Jett T2 fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason duguay a Weekend Warrior from Kenora, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2000

Strengths:    For the price, great components. Not the bike pictured, looks way cooler. Great ride. Takes a beating and keeps on ticking

Weaknesses:    No real weakness at all. I'd just be bitching if I nit picked.

Bottom Line:   
As before, great value. If all the bikes I but are this good for the dollar I'll be the happiest guy on two wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   Minaki Yurt Adventures trail system

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   cro-mo, LX, STX-RC, Bontrager comp Crow Bar, Bontrager gel cut-out saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Frogger a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: November 14, 1999

Strengths:    
very nicely outfitted nice mix of shimano components


Weaknesses:    
horribly shaped seat
first thing I changed


Bottom Line:   
Very fun bike to ride and relatively light
considering it's cromo frame. Yah and also that
pansy-assed bike pictured above doesn't one bit resemble the one I bought.

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Favorite Trail:   
adam's run II

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Gary Fisher Big Sur
Giant Rincon
Specialized Hard Rock


Bike Setup:   
Giant Sedona SE
RS Jett T2
mix of LX & STX-RC
components

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rico a Cross-Country Rider from Revelstoke,BC

Date Reviewed: August 22, 1999

Strengths:    
components for price


Weaknesses:    
Hard rock saddle
Generic cage pedals


Bottom Line:   
Brought it to bed with me for two weeks, then decided to test it. I'd probably like a $2000 bike alot more, but for the price, i'm very happy!
Tweaking and tuning is a learning process for me
but the bike has yet to let me down. If this were a car, it would compare with a Mazda 626. Not
bad.

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Favorite Trail:   
hard up/easy down

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
None... Other shops told
me they couldn't match
$695 cdn inc. tax.


Bike Setup:   
Cro-Mo, LX, XTR-RC, Jett
T2

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from Washington, D.C.

Date Reviewed: August 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Aluminum frame, RST 281 suspension fork, kalloy suspension seat post, adjustable stem, precise shifts from derailleur, Price $344
A steal at Bike USA


Weaknesses:    
The adjustable stem creaks after curb hopping and downhilling. Perhaps easily solved with tightening and a teflon base lube.


Bottom Line:   
If your looking for an comfortable all terrain bike with mild off-road usage this is your bike.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Giant Rincon SE, Gary Fisher Marlin, Specialized Hardrock FS


Bike Setup:   
Stock

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