Went to a LBS yesterday to check out some bikes for the GF. I was looking at the Giant Rincon and right next to this bike they had a Giant Canyon. Both bikes were $499. The Rincon had Alivio and Acera components, but the Canyon had a Deore rear derailleur. The Canyon, was NOT a dual suspension. It was a hardtail. Don't know the year either, but the frame was yellow and silver, while the Rincon was a black and orange frame. I was thinking that for the same price the Canyon has better components, but I can't find any info online for it, other than it's got rear suspension, which this bike did not. I'm kinda confused now.
I'd go back and ask the LBS guy about it, but he was explaining to me and the GF that the Deore rear derailleur on one bike he was showing us, meant that the bike he was showing us(some Fuji thing)was more of a moutain bike than a road bike. Then he showed us a hybrid bike with an altus derailleur and told us that meant that bike was more of a road bike. I almost laughed out loud, but I figured it was good to know that either HE didn't know what he was talking about, or he did and was just feeding us a line of B.S. so asking him about the Giant's probably isn't going to net me the correct answer anyway.