GENERAL MERCHANDISE GMC Denali Limited Road Bike

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

it is a 63cm. yellow orange bike


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jerseyjay a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2009

Strengths:    Overall great bike. Good speed. Easy shifting. Great breaking.

Weaknesses:    A little on the heavy side, but for the price what can you ask for.

Bottom Line:   
I live in South Jersey (USA). We have a lot of open roads with farms and lakes around. This has been a great beginner bike. I take it out for hours on end. it rides very smoothly, shifts well, and handles hills well. I didn't like the ride until I had a professional tuneup and spokes adjusted (Another $50). So, for a total cost of $175 this has been a great bike. It's not race material, but it is very fast. It weighs around 30lbs, which is pretty good for the price paid. I would highly recommend this bike (Denali 700 series) for the beginner to moderate rider. It's a good way to see if you like the sport. It has a lot of features for a bike under $400. Once you get into it, then you can look into spending well over a grand for a "real " rider. For me this is good enough, for now. Happy riding.

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Favorite Ride:   COUNTRY ROADS

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   PRIVATELY

Bike Setup:   Bought pre-owned, but had it professionally tuned and wheels balanced. Now rides like a charm.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ummer a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2009

Strengths:    Frame, Price.

Weaknesses:    Wheels are heavy due to lots of rubber, lots of spokes and MTB hubs. Aero rims are OK, but are drilled for Schraeders which are painfully difficult to inflate due to the height of rims.

Fork is steel.

Drive train is MTB parts with, by far the worst part being the Revo Shifters. To use these shifters, handlebar is in two pieces held together with a coupling. This bike is a deathtrap as a result. Braze-ons for downtube shifters would have been really nice.

The Medallist comes only in one size. I believe the seatstay is 51.25cm centre-to-centre, which translates to a 54 in most of the bikes I've looked at. It sets up perfectly for me being 5'9".


Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the Supercycle Medallist (identical to GMC Denali).

IT IS WHAT IT IS...

However, a still capable and comfortable bike at a great pricepoint to get you into riding. If you could find such a beast at an LBS, it would certainly be in the $300-450 range.

This bike is about 32lbs as purchased. With new rear tire, SPD pedals and reflectors removed, I'm at 28.9lbs.

The frame is 7005 AL and is designed and welded very well. This frame is well worth every penny I spent.
Everything else is well below standard, but the saddle is tolerable.

I only use this bike on my trainer. Through E-Bay, I've bought a few cheap old-school Shimano 600 components which I'll trade out by spring. This should shed a few pounds and make this bike, at the very least, roadworthy.


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Favorite Ride:   The Garage

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Canadian Tire

Similar Products Used:   My first road bike in 25 years.

Bike Setup:   100% stock except for rear tire and pedals. Reflectors and stickers removed.

About to be installed -- Shimano 600 brake calipers, cranks and derailleurs (<$100 on E-bay).

Searching for some cheap 7sp shifters/brake levers.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peanya a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2008

Strengths:    carbon/aluminum frame with a carbon fork. Very light bike for the price. fairly good quality components at such a low price.
Great starter for training, especially if you're on a budget.


Weaknesses:    Although the frame is very good, the components paired with this type frame are of higher caliber. I don't know of any retailers that sell this pre-assembled, so I recommend you go and get a local shop to tune it for you.

Bottom Line:   
The other review has the incorrect bike. This is the Denali Limited that has a carbon fiber fork and seat stays. For the price, it's an excellent value. This bike is very light, and for the price, has very good components. The shifting system is Shimano's 2200 series which are compatable with the Tiagra series. The wheels are Vitesse aero wheels. One thing I did find unusual in a modern road bike is it comes with tubes that still use the schrader valves. The headset is a threadless one.
The looks of this bike are attractive, it has an orange and metallic gold frame. The handlebar tape (IMO) is hideous - bright orange and yellow striped; black tape is recommended.

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Favorite Ride:   None yet

Price Paid:    $400.00

Bike Setup:   Stock with Look pedals on order.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stlrydr a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2008

Strengths:    The strenghts are the aluminum frame with lifetime warranty. The Sora Sti Shifters.The price is very reasonable. Less than a frame would cost. It is worth upgrading components as needed.

Weaknesses:    The rear hub is a freewheel instead of hyperglide cassette. The headset is 1 in. treaded instead of threadless. The pedals are too narrow, only half the foot is supported. The front derailer is a suntour, and is a little too narrow for the wider 7 speed chain. It had to be bent to a wider gap to stop chain rubbing when on an outer rear sprockets.

Bottom Line:   
This Review is for a Kent GMC Denali Pro Road Bike. It is a 22 inch, 56 CM, aluminum frame, aluminum fork with a lifetime warranty on the frame. The frame says made in Taiwan.It has Sora STI brake lever shifters. Is a 14 speed with 50,39 steel chainrings and a 7 speed 14,28 freewheel rear hub. The front chainrings Sora type. It weighs 26 lbs. The bottom bracket has adjustable bearing cones, is not a cartridge bearing type. It has a square taper axle. Brakes are Tektro 510. The rear deraileur is a Shimano Tourney. As with any mass merchandiser bike, everything needs to be checked before riding it. The rear axle bearings were way to tight and would have ruined the rear hub in short order. After setup, the bike rides very well. Everything has worked fine on the first 100 miles or so of riding. The handling is good. The frame feels solid. Will ride it stock except for the pedals as is until something needs to be replaced. At 26 lbs it is lighter than a lot of bikes Ive ridden.

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Favorite Ride:   Alton River Road

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   WalMart

Bike Setup:   stock except new pedals.



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