Giant 1999 ATX-1100 Full Suspension Bike

3.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $1500.00

Product Description

1999 Giant ATX-1100

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by z_class zzlr a Downhiller from van,bc,canada

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2001

Strengths:    If you are a good biker then the bike is good.

Weaknesses:    No weakness

Bottom Line:   
Great design

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Favorite Trail:   there isn't a trail for me

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $980.00

Purchased At:   Taiwan

Similar Products Used:   ATX-ONE

Bike Setup:   buy the frame and get disc brake and great shocks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Summerland BC GREAT WHITE NORTH

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2001

Strengths:    It stock brake and lever are sweet. It stock rims have been ok they have been through one bad beating the past 2 years. The frame is very strong and would make for a sweet soup up ride.

Weaknesses:    The rear shock at first was crap untill i blew out the rear shock and now it's butter smooth.(BOTTOMS OUT VERY VERY EASY).If the chain ever falls off on the bottom ring it can get suck in the pivot and chain and makes for a pain in the a$$ to get out

Bottom Line:   
It is a good bike to fix up and put some better parts it has a very nice frame. It has being through a bit of beating. Holds up very nicely. It a great ride a women if she is happy :)

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Favorite Trail:   any trail with dirt

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   The Cycle Path

Similar Products Used:   VPS TEAM DH, and any other bike that moves

Bike Setup:   STOCK

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Lancashire

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2000

Strengths:    Good frame angles. Doesn't appear to be too much pedal induced bobbing.
RST-56 shock on the back seems to be Ok and gets reasonable reviews elsewhere.

Weaknesses:    Rear Triangle not very compliant - seems to take a bit to get it to move (possibly explains the reduced bobbing)
The stock Nitro saddle was bloody torture.
Pedals poor - but usually are on off-the-peg bikes.
Michelin Wildgripper tyres - I've had these on two bikes I've had. Very squirmy when steering and fill up with mud at the mere mention.

Bottom Line:   
As I won this bike in a competition - it was not one I would choose (as you may be able to tell from all the upgrades). It seemed a bit pricey for what you got, however the frame itself seems good and makes the bike quite agile when going downhill.
The front RST461DH shocks benefit from a good greasing when you first get the bike.
I'll give it a middling three on both counts.

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Favorite Trail:   Yorkshire Dales/Howgills and would be the Lakes if it wasn't clogged with ramblers.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Carbon framed hard tail.

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Jr T (from RST 461DH)
Hope 2 pots F+R (from LX V-brakes)
Specialised saddle (from Selle Nitrox)
PlanetX clingon pedals.
Mavic X517/F519 shod with Panaracer Smoke/Darts (aaaaahhhhh)on Hope Hubs (from Mavic X221 on STX-RC/Formula/Wildgrippers)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Downhiller from Carrying Place,Ont. Canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2000

Strengths:    excellent manouverability, very stable under speed,very active suspension design,excellent freeride bike

Weaknesses:    could be a little lighter if using for cross-country but that's not what the bike was truly designed for

Bottom Line:   
other than being a little weighty I can't think of anythign bad to say about the ATX 1100...I absolutly loved the bike from day one....I was getting it all ready for some DH racing this comming season when it was I'm waiting on the DH Team bike from Giant which I am pretty sure I will love just as much if not more

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   waiting on the arrival of a 2000 Giant DH One Team

Bike Setup:   Rockshox Judy XL tripple clamp fork
rockshox deluxe rear shock
XT and XTR 9-speed componentry
lots of Race Face stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Kenmeister bike a Cross Country Rider from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2000

Strengths:    pretty, stiff compared to other Xc fs frames,
in between Xc and DH geometry feeling,
suspension is ok-ish,
nice curvy tubes.
customised titanium and stainless steel (steel is good you alu wimps) shock holding bits (don't know technical name

Weaknesses:    Heavy, XT and LX & xc forks made a 32lb bike 5inch forks made a 35lb bike.
Bolt in shock riped out thread in frame!
Shock is a ROCK SHOX!
don't like the feeling

Bottom Line:   
The rear is stiff but a softer spring makes it too soft and bottoms out on every peadal
this beast looks good but climbs like a dog!
heavy, the bolt that holds the Shock to the swing arm snaps and rips thread ( I made a Titanium bolt for it with stainless steel shock holdy thingy bits on the lathe).
Too expencive for the wieght and the travel combo

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Favorite Trail:   it is not right to pick favorites

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Yeti lawill 6 (dream bike pitty it wasn't mine)
Trek VRX
Giant ATX 1
do my hardtails count?

Bike Setup:   bought Frame only so my own stuff.... good stuff or bad stuff doesn't affect the frames poor proformance

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Mug a Weekend Warrior from The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 22, 1999

Lets skip this. (no strenghts AT ALL!!!!)

A:)Less than 3 inch of rear travel. catalog said 4 inch (a whole difference don't you think)
B:)Bottoms out very easy if you want some comfort.
C:)Pivot points are a joke. As mechanical engineerer I know how to construct this. when I did the first maintenance on this piece if shite I discovered that one rear link was not actually pivoting around the bushing but the bolt wich holds it altogetha was pivoting on the TRHEATH!!!
D:)no comfort at all.
E:)bad servicing after pivot problem.
F:)not stiff. Bike twists under pedal stroke.
G:)Rst 380DH also sucks.
H:)Did 5 derailieurs in 1 year because of a design problem on the chain stay. ME VERY BAD.
so everything sucks

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks not. Don't buy this bike if you are planning to. I'm planning on buying me a new bike. Also if you are goin shopping for a new bike, TESTRIDE gddmit or you may be fooled for a part of your short lifetime. The guy beneath is only a poser, forget his story because i'm saving you're bucks.nill chilliesBE SMART. DON'T BE A RETARD HAPPY X(Y2K)-MAS

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Cannondale hardtails
GT XCR 2000 (sweet)

Bike Setup:   
non stock products are:
the whole drivetrain (Was crap from the day of purchase) tires he he. pedals are now spd 636.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Delsian a Weekend Warrior from Kiev

Date Reviewed: December 11, 1999


Probably pedals but I'm not sure because I broke mine very fast after a hard crash and replaced it with cool VP SPD.

Bottom Line:   
It was a spring when I was firstly asking about ATX1100 bike here. It turned out that it's not much people who know anything about it. But I received some letters from all over the world: Japan, Australia... So I've decided to launch the official ATX1100.COM.UNITY site at the
If you have the ATX 1100 bike (or 1200 or any bike with the similar amazing frame) you are most welcome to JOIN us. To have new friends, to share stories, news, experience etc.
So, see you there.
As I read somewhere: it's about getting together a group of people that:
- Live to ride
- Have stories to tell
- Have opinions to share

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized FSR (Green) - nice bike, much softer then ATX, cool color :)

Bike Setup:   
It was Giant Box Three great bike... I still like it so much. I even made a personal homepage for it.

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