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Giant Sedona LX Disc Brakes and Rear Rack Compatibility

Old 05-05-05, 11:55 PM
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Giant Sedona LX Disc Brakes and Rear Rack Compatibility

Hi all

Am looking at getting ahold of a new Giant hybrid, possibly the Sedona LX, although I am aware of a problem on pre-2005 Giants with disc brakes whereby you can't fit a standard rear rack as the rear brake unit is in the way. Here in Australia the latest Giant range seems to be redesigned to overcome this problem.

Does anyone know if the latest models in the US are also designed in this way?

Also, anyone had any experience with the Sedona LX? Looking at commuting/touring use.

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I am looking for the same for my '03 Giant Rainier, and I'm in the U.S. Disc brakes make it difficult to find a rack for commuting or touring, but I'm still looking.

I have 'cummuterized' my bike by finding a nice MTB tire with a center bead to smoothen the road rides. A gel seat, and gel handgrips wrapped with foam tape (including bar ends) take the shock out of the bumps and aero bars help on straightaways (must have straigh handlebar for this). I also installed an extra bottle holder for Accelerade, added lights on front and back for those darker months, and voila! I tried a 1.5" slick tire, as most of my commute is on the road, and while it does help with speed it feels nowhere near as stable as the fatter 2.0" MTB tires. Don't forget your basic tools, and base layer to suck up that sweat!
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