Originally Posted by road1bike
I want to improve the performance of my bike. I only ride on paved roads or the street. Is changing the tires a benefit? Is it possible?
I purchased a used Sedona so here's my opinion.
First, the Sedona is a heavy bike and I have the steel version with no front shock. You're not going to go as fast on this bike as lets say the Giant Excape or Seek. After I purchased mine, I was ready to sell it because the bike felt too heavy. I discovered if the tires were pumped to 70 PSI it improved overall speed while sacrificing some comfort. Furthermore, the bike actually made me stronger as the summer passed one so I was able to pick up speed just by riding more.
I would look first at changing tires that allow higher pressure. You will get stronger and lock out the front shock if you have one. I really haven't rode the bike in a while since I have too many already and I"m using a even slower 3 speed! I didn't sell it because it is the most stout bike I've ever had. To say this bike is strong is an understatment because it's really a mountain bike and a well built one at that. I'm keeping mine for a while but just accept it for what it is and when it's time to upgrade, move to a Giant hybrid and not comfort bike.
Although this comfort bike when up to speed is just as fast as a hybrid.