Giant 1999 Warp DS2 Full Suspension Bike

4.24/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00


Product Description

1999 Giant Warp DS2, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR Suntour MG80 fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerald Audet a Cross Country Rider from Poultney, VT

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2007

Strengths:    Fairly light for what it is
Simple
Super Strong
CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP


Weaknesses:    Front Shock
Not super light


Bottom Line:   
This bike is now going on 9 years old now, and the only thing I have replaced is the tires, fork (didn't need to be replaced, but I wanted too), and cables. Drive train is going to have to be replaced next year, and the rear shock the year after if I still have it.

I love this bike, and it's been very dependable. None of the bushing in the rear are loose, nor are the wheel hubs, or the headset, the rebound adjust still works on the rear shock, even the orginal brake pads are still good! Granted I probably only do about 250-350 miles a year on it (I'm mostly a road biker) but it's been great! I don't ride easy stuff, and like to play a little too, and it's been great for that as well.

Bottom line- it's the best mountain bike I've ever had, and while I've owned it I've had serval others as well (specialized, fuji, diamondback, and trek) and they've all died and this one is still rock solid!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Bike Swap

Bike Setup:   Tora U-turn upgraded front, 2.3 tioga tires, everything else original

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brandon Flynn a Downhiller from Katherine, Northern Territory, Austrlia

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2007

Weaknesses:    S#*T, every thing breaks i put marzocchi junior t's and a manitou swinger 6 way and its still crap,
so now m getting a norco vps shore


Bottom Line:   
dont get 1 spend your money on a Norco or a specialized

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Bike Setup:   stock with marzocchi junior t's and a manitou swinger 6 way coil over air, avid bb5 disc brakes xtr shifters, crosser x-pert rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charles Huchette a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2002

Strengths:    nice design, relatively cheap, tuff, nice first all montain bike

Weaknesses:    the paint scratches easily, noisy bushings, HEAVY!, rims are weak

Bottom Line:   
this bike is tuff and is worth his price.. i've had fun with it, i made over 3000km with it

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   don't remember heh

Similar Products Used:   many.. including kona, cannondale, GT, specialized

Bike Setup:   factory default

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David R. a Downhiller from State College, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2001

Strengths:    I haven't broken one thing yet! adjustable rear shock rocks, even if only 4" travel.
I just got 4th in Mens-C DH at the Collegiate Easterns!!! And some people say this bike shouldn't be ridden off road?!


Weaknesses:    Shifting is never right. Even with new shifters! A bit heavy for it's main purpose of a XC bike...

Bottom Line:   
Wicked bike for the money! A bit on the heavy side for XC, but lighter than most DH bikes!

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Favorite Trail:   Campus ;)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Saucon Valley Bikes

Bike Setup:   PsyloRace Fork, 2.5" IRC tires, Avid mech. disc rear brake and Grimeca System 8 front disk. ComfortZone saddle, and stock seatpost for racing.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Downhiller from chandler

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2001

Strengths:    IT CAN TAKE A BEATING

Weaknesses:    THE SWING ARE BUSHINGS LOSEN UP ON ME AND I BENT THE STOCK FORKS LIKE A CHOPPER MOTORCYCLE

Bottom Line:   
it is a great begginer bike but i got to get somthing new i beat mine to crap

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Favorite Trail:   NATIONAL

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   BICYCLE WHEELERS

Bike Setup:   all stock but i got a noleen chubby lt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nikola gasic a Downhiller from vancouver b.c. canada

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2001

Strengths:    i had this bike for over three years and it hasent had any majore problems.

Weaknesses:    the rear gtm 7 shock on my bike fell apart after clearing a 2.5metre gap.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is great for how much money it costs. and when i blew my rear shock up the dealer got my bike back to me fixed the next morning.

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Favorite Trail:   nicoles pole

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   bikes pacific

Similar Products Used:   specilized fsr.

Bike Setup:   dealers package.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ken a Cross Country Rider from Avaino AB Italy

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2001

Weaknesses:    Shifting never in tune! in tune on lowest out on the highset. The chain would often come off, then after tuning wouldn't shift into the closest gear.

Bottom Line:   
The shifting would never stay in tune. Also had a chin break within 1mo. of buying the bike. Don't recomend anyone buy his bike for the cost, there are better bikes out there.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig from Australia

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2000

Strengths:    I found the Giant Warp Ds2 to have great control in tight situations. The rear shock works well, and the front shocks are good value. I think it's the best value full suspension bike you can get for the price. If your looking for a good value bike look no further.

Weaknesses:    The rims seem to bukle easy, and the gears are a bit akwards at times.

Bottom Line:   
It you want a good strong mountain bike and dont want to pay to much the Giant Warp Ds2 is the best value bike going around, I have thrashed to crap out of mine and it's still standing strong. When mine wears out i think i'll get the same bike but newer model.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Similar Products Used:   GT, Marin

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Jett front suspension.
Giant GTM rear shock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by joe rhee a Downhiller from New York

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2000

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    weight, components, noise, awkward shifter (it's works opposite direction), looks


Bottom Line:   
People who buy this bike, in general,are either young kids or first-timers
who don't have much references to compare with. And that explains why it has
earned some favorable reviews. This bike is NOT suitable for off road.
It can be very unstable going downhill. Either you or the bike will break,
whichever comes first...

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Klein Mantra, Specialized Stumpjumper M4

Bike Setup:   Factory default

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Eds - 99 DS2 " warp " a Weekend Warrior from Guam

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2000

Strengths:    it's " Great for the price $552.00
" F/S Frame " comments: HOLDING UP TO ABUSE I PUT INTO IT!
" RST 381DH " comments: I GOT MY MONEYS WORTH!


Weaknesses:    " Components " - all together -






Bottom Line:   
w/added upgards - it a keeper....

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Favorite Trail:   Tank Farm

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   None checks out...


Bike Setup:   "RACE FACE" -CRANKSET/ BOTTOM BRACKET/ 5DEG.STEM/ HEADSET.
" XTR " - 951-(R)& 950-(F) DERAILERS W/RAPID SHIFTERS.
" XTR " - V BRAKES / LEVERS.
" SPIN " - WHEEL SETS.
" Yette " - LOCKJAWS W/GRIPS.
" The " - FENDERS / CHAIN STAY.
" SALSA " - QUICK RELEASE / BRAKE BOOSTER.
" AMOEBA " - DH BAR.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Lenexa Kansas

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2000

Strengths:    Very very good for the money. I have the 1998 model.. and I have upgraded the shiat outta it. I put a Mantiou SX-Ti on the front, Coda seat and bar ends, and a ritchey seatpost, as well as IRC Mythos tires. A damn good bike for $750. I am trying to buy a Ellsworth Truth though! hehe! I think the new ones are friggin' BUTT UGLY though. the 98' model was the prettiest, royal blue and yellow.

Weaknesses:    the thing's HEAVY! UGH! I shaved off 2 LB's just by ditching the RST 381 DH fork! And I have broken the crank's teeth (SR Suntour... EWW), gone through 2 sets of tires, and shreaded the bushings! All in TWO yrs! what!? Since when don't cranks last 2 years? EXCUSE ME!?

Bottom Line:   
Good. I wish I wouldn't of gotten it though. It got me through mountain biking, and it's a damn DAMN good first bike! I bought it when I was 13 (not 15) and it's held up until now. I have a $150 repair bill on it right now (waiting for it to get out of the shop... tick tock.. tick tock) I have Broken the chainrings, broken the monster-pivot's bushings, and busted the rear shock spring. It add's up... I am waiting to put new stuff on it.. and then to sell it.. ANYONE WANT IT!? hehe

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Favorite Trail:   Clinton State Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   I dunno...

Bike Setup:   Manitou SX-Ti Fork, Ritchey Logic Seatpost & Clipless Pedals, Coda Seat & Bar Ends, IRC Mythos, and set on full plushness. MMM.. I race crosscountry.. so...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan from Waterbury, CT

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2000

Strengths:    Great for the price, fun full suspension.

Weaknesses:    Rims, crankset, Alivio rear derailleur shifts when it wants to. Kinda heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike for the money. You can upgrade and have a $1200 bike for $800. 5 chilis for the bad-ass full suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   you know, that one over there

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock, except for new crankset (specialized strongarm, not the son of crap.)Also, new handlebar (profile, black looks a little snazzier.)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by JUSTIN H. a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: December 9, 1999

Strengths:    
FRAME


Weaknesses:    
front suspensions(MG80 fork


Bottom Line:   
for $ 600.00 ...... its the best !!!!

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
GT, TREK


Bike Setup:   
XT, ALIVIO, MG80 fork

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Weekend Warrior from Hobart Tasmania

Date Reviewed: September 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Frame Strengh
Rear Shock
Quality Components for Dollars
Havent broken anything yet, probably wont.
Good Brakes


Weaknesses:    
Front shock (RST381dh)
A bit heavy
Rims


Bottom Line:   
Have done 2000 km in 6 months and put the through hell and havent broken anything. Had a few problems with the rims not being true, will upgrade to some mavic rims eventually. Set of bar ends and Tioga Tyres, stock ones suck, is all I have done to it. Rear shock works really well. Cant get the front one to feel right. Really strong bike, didnt expect it for the dollars. This bike is excellent value for money. Will keep it until I wear it out. 4 stars for the way the bike rides & the 5 th for value.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Diamond back Outlook (1st Bike)
Giant Iguana
Specialized Stump Jumper FSR XC. Mmm nice$


Bike Setup:   
Stock standard
RST381 triple clamp F/forks
GiantGM7 rear shock(nice)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Gavin a Weekend Warrior from Hamilton, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Frame, Weight, Comfort,


Weaknesses:    
frame a bit small for me


Bottom Line:   
Even though its my first full suspension bike i am finding it really awesome. May upfrade shocks though.

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Favorite Trail:   
Te Miro

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
nil, previous bike was a hard tail GT with cheap front shocks


Bike Setup:   
RST 381 triple clamps, giant rear shock, Alvio groupsets

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