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Old 07-19-09, 09:56 PM   #1
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I am looking at a used Giant Sedona. It is about 1 year old looks to be in great shape , but I am somewhat unfamiliar with bikes at this time. I am riding an older 10 speed .

When I push down on the front shocks, there is a clicking noise. The gentleman said that it was like that since it was new-- the shop told him there was nothing wrong.

The olny other things that I noticed was that the rear brakes would probably need to be replaced-- or the cable may need to be adjusted. Also, I noticed that sometimes, it shifted but sounded something less than perfect- like on my old ten speed when you don't shift exact-- I am thinking that it may need some adjustment.

They are asking 225.00. Are these good bikes overall? Is that a fair price-- if there is nothing major wrong? I will be riding on cement paths and subdivisions almost 100% of the time.

This seems a lot smoother than my 10 speed.

Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-19-09, 10:42 PM   #2
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First off, not a mountain bike, but working at a Giant dealer, I can still help. The current Sedona model costs 380. The Sedona ST is 280, Sedona is 380, and Sedona DX is 480. The price he is asking is not bad, though the suspension sounds kind of weird. It shouldn't do that. I don't know what it means, but sounds like some kind of unwanted stress. I'd go to a bike store and see what they say about it first. If you can't bring it in, just tell them that it clicks and see what they say.
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Thanks.

It is not the ST or DX- just the Sedona.

I was told at another forum that this was a mountain bike so I put it here-- sorry.

Overall, you think that these are good bikes? This one may need some tuning-- possibly. It seems pretty smooth, but I am comparing it to my old Schwinn 10 speed.
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I mean, its a decent bike. And officially it is a "lifestyle" bike - hybrid is the common term - but Giant now uses lifestyle for their hybrids and hybrid for their electric bikes, just to confused people, of course. Anyways, if it works, then go for it. The only thing I'd be weary of is the fork. You could always pick up a rigid fork for it for around $40, if needed.
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