Pros: carbon fiber fork and seat stay, costco warranty, cost
Cons: cheap wheels cranks handlebars etc.., local bike shops don't want to work on it, bright colors
Model Number: 37025
"I bought this bike becuase of the carbon fiber forks and seat stay. Those are definetly the high lights of this bike. It's nice to have bright colors to be seen but it's a little too loud. Everything, except the carbon seat stay and fork are low-end accessories. Also if you live in a tight-knit community like me, your going to have a hard time taking it to local shops and getting good service. Thanks to Costco's great policies I'm taking it back tomorrow and getting my money back. If you don't mind run-of-the-mill bikes then this would be great but I'm a littler more into what's in, and in my opinion this bike is not."
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Review 2 for Denali Limited Edition Road Bike
Date:November 21, 2008
Best bike for the money
Pros: quite light, strong, look, value
Cons: the stem and handle bar seem a little cheap
"This bike looks terrific, and has the best value considering the amount of money you pay for it. The carbon fiber fork and seat stay do contribute to the comfort and the overall look of the bike. I would highly recommend this bike to everyone who loves road cycling, but doesn't want to pay a big load of money for a bike."
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Review 3 for Denali Limited Edition Road Bike
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Date:December 4, 2008
Amazing deal, but...
"Before I ordered this bike, I didn't think I had enough information to make a confident decision, however, because of Costco's return policy I decided to order it anyway and see if I like it enough to keep it. I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I opened the box. The colors are much better than is shown in the pictures, the handlebar tape is black which I like better than the yellow and red (but of course that is just a matter of personal taste). The bike comes pre-assembled, but still requires some assembly. I assembled it myself, fine-tuned the brakes, dérailleurs etc. to my liking. The biggest surprise, yet, was the quality of the frame. The aluminum frame is very stiff, which makes pedaling very productive, and the fork and seat tubes are carbon, which makes the bike virtually vibration free. Plus the saddle is of a decent quality. The ride is amazingly comfortable. The turns are precise. You real get the feeling the bike goes where you want it to go. The components are average aluminum/Shimano (as would be expected for the price), but they are very decent nonetheless. You may get a bike for similar price with the same components, but in no way with similar frame. My experience has been a perfect one, but I'd imagine that this would not be a great deal for everyone. For example, if one needs to take the bike to a shop and gets charged for assembly and tuning, and if one needs to switch one or more components to fit his/her size etc. It probably makes more sense to just go to a bike shop that will offer the right fit from the start. My recommendation for anyone thinking about this bike: do your homework on what size frame you need to order etc. and go for it. If you are a carbon (or any high-priced component) junky, you will get a nice frame but you will have to pull out the wallet to fit your needs."
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Review 4 for Denali Limited Edition Road Bike
Date:December 8, 2008
Pros: complete setup for fair price, attractive, costco warrenty
Model Number: 52 cm
"This was my first Road Bike purchase, so I didn't want to get out of hand on the price of a starter for me. I find the bike to be very well made, and it comes with decent componets. I could go without the GMC tag, but the bike is pretty nice looking compared to the very bright picture of it. It also had black wrap on the handle bars - not the ugly one pictured."