Giant 1999 Warp SE Hardtail Bike

3.94/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $440.00


Product Description

1999 Giant Warp SE, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, RST 281 fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from GA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2006

Strengths:    Great frame, shifters and front suspension (SR Suntour). Tires very good for downhill riding

Weaknesses:    RIMS, very weak. Cranks? Creaks real bad when hammering up hills. Unknown origin even at bike shop. Rear Shock setup is terrible. Bottom Bracket built into rear triangle making for highly inefficient pedaling. This was corrected on Later Warp models

Bottom Line:   
For the price, this has been a great bike and I could not have asked for more from a first full suspension bike. It is clearly a downhill bike and I will upgrade because I want do more cross country riding. However, I have truly abused this bike and it is still runing strong. Not good for cross country riding but handles very well on downhill runs. I weigh 225lbs. and this bike supports me very well. The only thing I had to do was tighten the rear shock so it would not budge unless I made a rough downhill landing, probably ruined the spring but absolutely worth it.
Cheap conponents and rear shock should be expected at this price range. This is not a conpetition bike but will take any abuse a recreational rider can put it through. Frame-Outstanding. Overall, this is been worth every dollar paid.

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Favorite Trail:   Own

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Perpectual Motion Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Trek 830

Bike Setup:   Stock with new tires and rebuilt rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Sleeswijk a Cross Country Rider from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2005

Strengths:    Frame

Weaknesses:    The cheap parts

Bottom Line:   
This bike is good, not too expensive and easy to tune up. I use this bike for 5 years now and I have never encountered a problem. I removed the heavy suspension, seatpost, bar, stem and wheels into better parts.

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Favorite Trail:   Rotterdam, Schiedam, Vlaardingen

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Piet Hordijk

Bike Setup:   Giant BoxShock T6061 aluminium frame,
RockShox SID SL 2002 dual air suspension,
Easton EC70 seatpost,
Easton EC70 bar,
Thomson Elite stem 50mm,
Shimano HG50 7-speed cassette,
Shimano HG50 7/8-speed chain,
SRAM 5.0 shifters,
Grimeca aluminium starwheels 5-spokes,
Kenda Klaw 26x2.10 tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Setsuo Kaneda a Weekend Warrior from Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2002

Strengths:    Awesome frame

Weaknesses:    The heavy front fork

Bottom Line:   
This bike is not expensive, because of the cheap parts that you have when you buy this bike (new) in the shop. It's more a beginners bike, but you can always easily tune this bike up.
I use this bike for 2 years now, with many pleasure and I never had any problems. The frame is still as good as new.
Buy it. This is truly a great, awesome bike.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $449.00

Purchased At:   Piet Hordijk

Similar Products Used:   For me, there is nothing similar to this bike. This is a "one and only" bike

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox SID SL, Thomson Elite Stem (100mm), Easton EC90 Monkeylite SL Composite Bar, Easton CT2 Composite Seatpost, Shimano WH-M535 wheels, Tioga Factory DH 2.1 tires, Shimano XTR parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete a Weekend Warrior from Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2001

Strengths:    The whole bike is awesome I wont ride anything but this bike!

Bottom Line:   
The best for the buck I'm sold on Giant thanks to the guys at BIKE FIT I'd reccomend it for anyone that wants a fun low maintenance bike

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Favorite Trail:   Short Hills Provicial Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   BIKE FIT

Bike Setup:   2.2 tire on front 2.1 on rear sometimes 1.65 slicks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Murray Portnoy a Racer from Apple Valley

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2001

Strengths:    fast down hill good control. Lite for price and does will on all terrain. Shifts easily and does not shift on its own down hill on most rough terrain.

Weaknesses:    bike tends to lift up hill. Very hard to stand uphill no matter how you postion your body I am going to try longer stem this year.

Bottom Line:   
good first front sup. bikes

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Favorite Trail:   Terence Hills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Erics

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Will Koenig a Downhiller from melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2001

Strengths:    IT HAD A COMFY SEAT AND GOOD BRAKES FOR A WHILE. THE FRAME LOOKS ALL RIGHT AT FIRST. GOOD FOR YOUNG KIDS AND PEOPLE WHO DONT RIDE HARD VERY OFTEN.

Weaknesses:    COMFY SEAT BROKE AND SO DID THE BRAKES, CHEAP PARTS, I OWNED 1 FOR 6 MONTHS AND CRACKED 4 FRAMES.
ALSO I SNAPPED THE REAR END OFF A TREK 8900SL THERE REALLY WEAK ALMOST AS BAD AS THE WARP. IT ALSO HAS STRANGE GEOMETRY.


Bottom Line:   
The bike really pleased me for a while when i first got into mtb, but once the problems set in i was really angry.
But Giant were really good with the warranty, and in the end they gave me an atx 800 team frame, it was great cause i was only 11 now that im 15 i own a GT lobo which aint to shabby.

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Favorite Trail:   cambells croft

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   lawrencia cycles

Similar Products Used:   REPCO BIKES(PROBABLY STRONGER)
HOLSTAR MONTANNA


Bike Setup:   PUT NEW FORKS AND A-HEAD ON IT. 75MM TRAVEL, NEW TIRES

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rob M a Downhiller from east coast usa

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2000

Strengths:    its a great fram for the money. very strong,catches peoples atention. great geometry for duel slalom. can be mad into a very nice bike

Weaknesses:    cheep components I replaced evey thing on it but the frame.
the fork is worthless I destroyd it in a week


Bottom Line:   
If your a beginer looking for a cheep bike that has a nice frame that can take a good amount of abuse than this is a good choice. it looks realy cool and the frame can handle drops up to 7 feet. but count on spending alot to give it a compleat over haul once you thrash all the parts. I raced duel slalom for a year with it and took it of almost any drop I could find and it lasted for a year and a half untill I snaped the frame. its a great beginer free rider its able to be dirt jumped and it works well with a f=5 inch fork on it. it can be made into one sick bike though I had alot of fun with it and I liked it alot.I only gave it 2 chillies because the only thing that you wont break on this bike is the frame but once you get it set up with nice components it can hand alot this is coming from someone who has riden for a long time and can break any thing. if you can find one buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   any urban riding

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   a local shop

Similar Products Used:   azonic ds-1, kona roast

Bike Setup:   tru vative hussifelts, noleen chubby fork (5inch travle)shimano xt derailer, titec stem, azonic riser bars.tioga tires and sunn rims I set it up for duel slalom and free ride. I brok every origanal part on it

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by idan lackrif a Weekend Warrior from israel\kiriat bialik\

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2000

Strengths:    I loved the brakes and the unusual frame that is not have a lot of waight...

Weaknesses:    the shocker is not the best....
and when i buy the bike they came withgrip shift and a lowsy gir (so i change them)


Bottom Line:   
this bike are not the "expensive" bike and the "best" but i like them......

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Favorite Trail:   ramat hagolan

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   a.a bike

Similar Products Used:   canondail f600(belongs to gal ben yakov),dbr,diamond beck,gery fisher......


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Shaun a Weekend Warrior from Houghton, Mi

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2000

Strengths:    Looks good, very cheap, built for tall people

Weaknesses:    Shifter shifts all the time when not wanted, all gear on it is crap, crank broke, and cables snapped

Bottom Line:   
Good for beginnier, but not advanced person

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brandon Buck a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2000

Strengths:    good solid frame, good value, light Aluminum build, desighn.

Weaknesses:    bad components,bad fork,bad headset, bad rims

Bottom Line:   
this bike is good for the price that I got it at but you have to be prepared to invest several hundred CDN. and admit that you are basicly striping the frame for the frame. Hasn't let me down yet, rides well in the North Shore and is an excellent decending bike as well as a good climbing/ xc bike for a 180lb. 15 year old who is trying to destroy everything in the trail including the bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Stinger/ discombobulator

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   GT performer

Bike Setup:   Judy SLC on WTB laser beams with new headset, bars, shifters, tires,pedels, cassettes, deraileur

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from upstate NY

Date Reviewed: November 30, 1999

Strengths:    
_quality for price. msrp's for 440; got one end of season for 350
-fit me better that most higher end bikes


Weaknesses:    
_cheesy component package. would like to have seen at least a complete bottom end Shimano package on it rather than generics


Bottom Line:   
-i scoured the town with $350 in pocket and this was the best bike for the cash. my riding partner just dropped $3200 and the Giant keeps up just fine. :)

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Favorite Trail:   
hey, what's over there?

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mongoose Sycamore
'90 Diamiondback


Bike Setup:   
stock. when i break something i'll replace it with something better

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by jonesy a Cross-Country Rider from perth

Date Reviewed: October 10, 1999

Strengths:    
this bike is a strength i dont care what anybody else says this bike is bloody cheap can be upgraded into an allround kikass bike and bloody joy


Weaknesses:    
the weaknesss with this bike is the shocks but these nmay not bother you but can be upgraded easily


Bottom Line:   
this is a bloody good bike if thinking of it just buy go for it it rocks

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Favorite Trail:   
wembley lot

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
not many as giood


Bike Setup:   
the set-up of this bike is great it has been built tough and striong

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by MR_DH a Weekend Warrior from victoria, australia

Date Reviewed: August 8, 1999

Strengths:    
come again


Weaknesses:    
rides like a drunk elephant
cheap components
weak rims
weak frame


Bottom Line:   
if you are under the age of 60, dont buy the bike. anyone younger than 60 will break it. it took 3 months for me to snap my frame in half. at a time i could have done with a bike in one peice. I hate this bike, aside from snapping, it flexed all over the place. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEYbuy a real bike, not a tin can.thumbs up to giant for helping me out with a kick ass atx900 frame though.

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Favorite Trail:   
1000 steps

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
giant atx900
dodsun firepower


Bike Setup:   
mozo pro 3.5

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Downhiller from Lompoc, Ca

Date Reviewed: May 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Great Price, Great Angles for downhill, Lower bar for those unpredictible wrecks that would normaly render one genderless. Light, Afordible, Stylish.


Weaknesses:    
Not exactly designed for XC, not quite made to do uphills as well as it does down.


Bottom Line:   
Great Bike 4 $
Good for Begnners, upgradible to a very usible bike.
Wonderful Downhill preformance.
It gets a 5 for as many times it has saved my genitila. :)

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Favorite Trail:   
3 Mile Hell, Gaviota, Ca

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Dean 96 Bam bam,
Marin Hawk Hill


Bike Setup:   
Giant Warp SE.
RST 281 :(
not quite Shamano Groupo...

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Hor-kan a racer from HK

Date Reviewed: January 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   


it look like has dual suspension, very special, and price isn't expansive. Person can easy to go on the seat. But person can't take the water bottle easiler, it set lower than general bike. and we can't put somethine in down tube. like light battery in there. becoz it is too thick. Just my opinion.

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