The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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I have a Giant Sedona DX from about 3 years ago.
It has served me well.
I have changed the tires to semi-slicks and otherwise rode it stock. I have weighed between 365 lbs and 300 lbs (generally decreasing) since I started riding, and have a little more than 2100 miles on it. I have ridden it in two metric centuries, and regularly ride 20+ miles when I do go out for a ride.
I think it has been a great bike. However, if I were to have the decision again, I would opt for the Cypress because I think I would prefer the 700c wheels.
My only maintenance issue has been a broken spoke.
One additional note, if I were to purchase today, I would try to buy a bike of this type without the suspension fork. I don't mind the weight too much (although it is a fairly heavy bike), because relative to my own weight it is nothing, but it does bother me to have the front end absorb some of my energy when I stand up to climb hills or accelerate.
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