Hello and Welcome,
I am very pleased with the way the crank replacement turned out on the Giant Attraction. So much so, that I have decided to go ahead and change the saddle as well. I have a WTB Speed V Comp Saddle that I installed on the Specialized Rock Hopper FS. I have no plans of doing a total restoration on the Specialized. Mostly because it does not need one. So why should I put my favorite saddle on a bike I plan on selling at a minimal profit.(if any) No way! That baby is going on my bike.
Tempo Z1 saddle. I don`t find this saddle to be quite as comfortable as the WTB Saddles. Especially if I am wearing regular shorts. And even with the cycling shorts on, it is not comfortable for the longer rides like the WTB saddle is.
WTB Saddle on the Giant. I also installed this Cannondale seat wedge bag which fits like it was custom made for this saddle. The only drawback is, if I go with this bag I will need to relocate the tail light.
ZeFal headlamp and taillight set.(exactly like the one above) I did not have a flat head bolt, however the round head bolt I used makes the light mount real tight. This I believe will turnout to be a positive.
rear bicycle rack with some "off the shelf" clamp type mounting brackets.
rear derailleur at some point. And I still want to switch the tires for some higher pressure tires in the same size range. Maybe even a little fatter tire would be cool. But basically I have found the look and function I wanted. Now I just have to decide that I`m not going to sell it, and stick with my decision. And when people stop by to see a bicycle, I`ll make sure the Giant is hidden out of sight.
triple crankset especially on the down hill. It does feel different, and did seem to be a little easier on the slight incline on the return ride. But that might just be because I am in a little better shape this spring.