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Giant Revive

Old 07-15-08, 08:57 PM
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Giant Revive

Hi all,

I would like to ask everyone who owns a Giant Revive to post their reviews, likes, dislikes, improvements, pics, whatever you like about your Revive. I've had mine for a month now and would like to hear the experiences of others. I'll post a pic when I get a good one. As for me, I really enjoy mine. Hills are hateful and the small wheels make me pump harder than I'd like, but the ride is pure enjoyment and the handling is quite snappy and safe. I can keep up a good 18 mph on flats and have gotten up to 29.3 mph on a slight hill so the bike CAN move! What say you Revivers?
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Old 07-15-08, 09:36 PM
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I have a new Revive LX. It just might be the most comfortable bike I have ever had. But then I haven’t had a full recumbent or a day6 to compare it to. Like some have said hills are a slow process and all you can do is gear down and spin. For around town it is about perfect even with the 20-inch wheels. Once you have it adjusted correctly it is very easy to ride for quite a distance. I find it to be just a bit skittish trying to ride next to anyone but for me it was almost the perfect bike for someone getting back into bikes. I’ll take a few pictures of it and post them but I think they all look pretty much alike. I do enjoy the twist shifter and I use about 16 of the 21 gears.

The biggest cons to me are the weight of the bike, however I have some pounds to shed myself. Also I wonder how I will find a rack to mount on the car or truck. Also if it happens that you don’t like the seat you are pretty much out of luck. I use a CO-2 cartridge pump because most pumps will not mount on the bike.

It isn’t the fastest bike I have ever had but it isn’t the slowest either. The back rest is a nice addition in my opinion.

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