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Old 10-27-09, 01:13 AM   #1
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Giant Long Journey

I was in Phnom Penh last week and saw two touring bikes chained up overnight. One was a stock Kona Sutra. The other one was fascinating: drop handlebars, cross/interrupter brakes, and front suspension - don't think I've ever seen a bike with drops and suspension in the flesh before. The frame seemed to be labelled "Giant Long Journey". It was dark, so maybe I missed some other useful identifying details. The wheels were Alex, and the tyres said "Security" (I think) one them, but that was about all I could make out. Cantilevers front and back. Dura-ace STI shifters.

So, anyone know anything about this bike? Google is not giving me instant gratification.
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<bump> has really no one got any idea about this bike? that makes it even more interesting...
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http://www2.giant-bicycles.com/en-IN...le/3250/34824/

you could try this, it may have been what you saw?
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Ah, I had the name wrong, I knew it had to be something like that.

Now, this one looks closer: drop bars, cross levers, same wheelset. Looks like they upgraded the shifters and maybe drivetrain though. Interestingly, there seems to be three levels of this bike, with the Great Journey 1 using 700C, and the other two 26". The #3 doesn't have drops.

Googling around there's not all that much on it, seems to be sold only in a few Asian countries. Was curious whether I'd come across the owner anywhere.
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