Giant 1999 Sedona SE Hardtail Bike

Giant 1999 Sedona SE Hardtail Bike 

DESCRIPTION

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 15, 2000]
Jeff
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Wheelset / tire combo; Frame

Weakness:

Stock Indy Front Shock

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.

Similar Products Used:

Fuji BLVD

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 15, 2000]
Brian
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Rocky's we have 3 of them in the house

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 10, 2000]
Victor Wu
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

- 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!

Weakness:

- 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

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!!

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 07, 2000]
jason duguay
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

N/A

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 14, 1999]
Frogger
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

very nicely outfitted nice mix of shimano components

Weakness:

horribly shaped seat
first thing I changed

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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Gary Fisher Big Sur
Giant Rincon
Specialized Hard Rock

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 22, 1999]
Rico
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

components for price

Weakness:

Hard rock saddle
Generic cage pedals

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.

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 17, 1999]
Jon
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used:

Giant Rincon SE, Gary Fisher Marlin, Specialized Hardrock FS

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 15, 2001]
joe d
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 03, 2004]
Jim
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Norco Scrambler,
Peugot Dune something or other

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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