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    '09 Giant Seek 1

    Giant pretty much nailed what I wanted out of my next bike, except for the bell. Anybody got one? I'd like to see some real life pics and hear some owner feedback.



    size..................S,M,L,XL
    color.................White
    frame................ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
    fork...................Cro-moly/Alloy steerer tube, w/rack mounts
    shifters..............Shimano Alfine Rapidfire Plus
    front derailleur....NA
    rear derailleur.... NA
    brakes..............Shimano M486 Hydraulic Disc
    brake levers...... Shimano M486
    cassette...........Shimano 20T/Alfine 8-speed Internal
    chain................KMC Z51, Rustproof
    cranks..............Shimano Alfine, 45T
    bb....................Shimano Cartridge
    rims.................Alloy, Double Wall
    hub(F)..............Alloy 36H Disc (R)Shimano Alfine 8-speed Internal Disc
    spokes.............Stainless Steel
    tires.................Maxxis Columbiere, 700x32
    handlebar.........Allloy Low Rise
    stem ...............25.4
    seatpost...........30.9
    saddle.............Giant Unity SuperSoft Venture
    pedals.............Alloy Platform
    Extras.............Bell
    I found a peanut...

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    Maybe on the Internal Gear hub forum

    wrong title...should be more cautious. thought I was on the 29er forum.
    Mistake aside, I'm glad to see a hybrid with hydraulic disc brakes. Most of them come only with V-brakes lately.

    I bought a similar local-brand Alfine bike which came with 39T front and 18T rear. I changed for a 42T front which should give the almost the same gear as this one and was a really good range. By the same token I changed the cranks for a 175mm because it seems that the Alfine-branded cranks only come in 170mm.
    The 36H rear hub is on the strong side (I'd love it to go off-road).

    Last but not least, the drop-outs don't seem to offer any possibility of chain tension, is there an EBB ?
    Last edited by eric_syd; 05-10-2009 at 04:35 AM.

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    Last but not least, the drop-outs don't seem to offer any possibility of chain tension, is there an EBB ?
    That seems to be the case. I really wanted to see one, but the local Giant dealer didn't have one in stock.
    I found a peanut...

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    I think they're pretty slick. Need a new saddle and seatpost before I'd even ride it. I'm curious about the tires. I think the 32c version of those are only available to OEM.

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