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irishgreengables
08-04-2005, 09:55 PM
I posted a while ago (can't find it now) asking about a good bike for a larger person. I had been riding a cheap Target brand old lady bike. Today I got a Giant Suede and am in LOVE -- this thing works the hamstrings, gluts and quads AND has flat foot technology...plus upright handlebars -- so comfy. I highly recommend it to anyone!

http://www.giant-bicycle.com/us/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?model=11083

Thanks for all your input. It helped a lot in making this choice.


Ilene
08-05-2005, 08:12 PM
Congrats on your purchase!! That's a beautiful bike!! Have fun!!

carla49
08-05-2005, 10:08 PM
What is flat foot technology? The bike looks great. I have a hybrid, but changed the handlebars to uprights. Now my neck and back don't get sore. You're going to get SO much pleasure out of your new toy!!!


JuliaTN
08-05-2005, 10:23 PM
What is flat foot technology?
I believe it refers to being able to touch the ground flat footed while seated on the bike. Anyone else feel free to correct me if that's wrong.

carla49
08-05-2005, 10:53 PM
Thanks, Julia! I think you're right.

irishgreengables
08-05-2005, 11:23 PM
Yes that's right -- and since I have 2 fractures in my foot and arthritis in my big to, this is most helpful to me now. Also good when you ahve lots of stops -- like riding with kids.