Giant 1999 Yukon SE Hardtail Bike

4.36/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $490.00


Product Description

1999 Giant Yukon SE, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR MG80 fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by david gross a Cross Country Rider from south africa

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent frame, double butted, extreme strengh, came with Rock Shox Jett, Suntour crank set and Hoopster alluminium rims, frame is Allux 6061 butted alluminium.Good hubs, Tektro 861 v breaks and lovely saddle.

Weaknesses:    Rear derailer is shimano alivio and front is Acera, Shocking tires and pedals ive upgraided to clipless pedals.

Bottom Line:   
Lovelly bike, great balance lightweight frame good components on 2001 model except the rear derailer over all great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   sani pass

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Toney Impey Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Similar to the handeling and feel of the Trek 6000.

Bike Setup:   8 speed cassete f/d 22/34/42 Suntour, aheadset comp, Rock Shox Jett, I have the 2001 model Se Yukon.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik Bond a Cross Country Rider from Oregon City, Or, USA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2001

Strengths:    Gerat components and tough lightweight frame

Weaknesses:    Rims are weak when riding hard over rough desert and rocky terraign, easily bent when hitting rocks hard.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for your value, I paid little and have gotten every penny out of this durable bike. I have crashed hard and hit rock of all size, the aluminum frme has held up great, rims on the other hand I have had to straighten twice after hiting a rock hard or flatted. Smooth ride with the style of seat but takes a bit to get used to. Light weight frame and hardtail give excelent power on steep uphills and great control on technical dowhhill. Rock shocks are great for everyday handling on desert trails of Vegas and in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

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Favorite Trail:   cottonwood trails Las Vegas Red Rock

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Bob's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Schwinn

Bike Setup:   still stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J-P a Weekend Warrior from St-Luc

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
good bike

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Velozone


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pablo morson a Weekend Warrior from toronto

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2001

Strengths:    price,name,frame worthy of component upgrades

Weaknesses:    wheels that it came with sucked

Bottom Line:   
went through a 24 hrs of adrenalin race with no complaints and i'll keep upgrading the components until the frame brakes. this bike can really lighten up with some small changes (wheels!!!!!!!)

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Favorite Trail:   hardwood hills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   trek, khs

Bike Setup:   rst 281 forks, mavic rims, arc seat, avid brakes, tig stem, shimano derailers + shifters.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John M a Weekend Warrior from Penrith, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2000

Strengths:    price, alright components, RST 281s are good for the money, strong frame.

Weaknesses:    weak rims, other than that no complaints.

Bottom Line:   
Overall it's a great bike for a beginner. The bike has survived everything i've thrown at it, except i changed the back rim after 2 weeks. I've changed just about everything on the bike except the components, they will do til i can save up a lot of money for a new, lighter bike.
Also if you want an awesome pair of pedals, as the plastic ones are crap, get some DMR V8s.

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Favorite Trail:   Woodford to Glenbrook (at the moment)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Rode a GT aggresor and Avanti venturer, yukon kicks ass!

Bike Setup:   RST Delta TL, Mavic X138 rims, Maxxis 2.1s, Aztec brake pads

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by andrew paul a Cross Country Rider from sydney australia

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2000

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    not for the rough stuff

Bottom Line:   
This bike is good for recreational cross country, but doesn’t like rough work (especially roots and rocks). I’ve upgraded my bike now for that reason. The Yukon suspension is very basic RST 281 and has a wicked rebound. The stadard tires are no good so I upgraded to the great WTB velocityraptors (a worthwhile improvement) The saddle is too squashy and the stapling separates. THe bottom bracket starts creaking after only 3 months, but all-up an ok bike for an ok price. I give it 40ut of 5.

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Favorite Trail:   blue mountains

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   giant ATX 870, Polygon hardtail.

Bike Setup:   as standard: RST 281, Shimano Acera groupset.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by p coke a Cross Country Rider from dunedin fl usa

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2000

Strengths:    value 6061 al frame

Weaknesses:    brakes dont stay tuned

Bottom Line:   
BIKE WEIGHED AT LEAST 28.7TO29LBS STOCK MG80 WGT 4.6+ STILL GOOD DEAL FOR MONEY RS POST GIVES STEEL RIDE QUALITY VERY FAST VERY GOOD SHIFTS ALL MODS YIELDED TANGIBLE RESULTS WOULD DEF BUY ANOTHER GIANT BEST BUY IN PRICE RANGE

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   95 goose I.B.O.C

Bike Setup:   P RACER FIREXCPRO 2.10/RYNOLITE LX B NIPS/RS POST/Y2K XMO SLO2/CROSSBOW/WELLGO636CLONES/STOCK BRAKES/DRIVETRAIN/BAR

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason kitchen a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne Australia

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

Strengths:    Value for money,good component mix,quality frame

Weaknesses:    Tyres suck on loose gravel,cranks make creaking noises,grips,brakes could be better

Bottom Line:   
It has held up well for a year but is showing signs of wearing out however the frame should keep going for years to come

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Favorite Trail:   kangaroo trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   some Mongoose piece of crap

Bike Setup:   RST281 front fork,Oury grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from PA

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2000

Strengths:    Value for price, Alivio front/rear and shifters
Awesome tires
Fork seemed better than those on other $500 bikes


Weaknesses:    Bought a leftover it was purple/black :(
Maybe a touch heavy


Bottom Line:   
Best buy for under 450, especially as I bought it as a leftover for 329. You cant beat this bike with a stick at that price...best componentry of any bike under 450, the only prob is I bought a purple one because it was the only leftover in my frame size. I tried alot of other bikes and this bike had better componentry than the 2000 models from Trek(4500) and Diamondback(Response).

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   2000 Diamondback Response
2000 Trek 4500


Bike Setup:   Stock for now, Alivio deraillerus and shifters, SR MG80 shock, WTB Tyrannoraptor tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stephen a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2000

Strengths:    Light Weight, Good value for money, good wheels and rims, Suspension.

Weaknesses:    No name v-brakes, don't like easy-fire shifters much.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for money. Had it for a year and has heald up well. If your looking for an alloy frame and suspension for a low cost it is a good bike with good components.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Avanti Ventura

Bike Setup:   Shimano SPD, RST Forks. Acera & Alivio de-railers, cat-eye computer, ritchie bar-ends.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by D. Michael a Weekend Warrior from Marietta, Ga.

Date Reviewed: December 31, 1999

Strengths:    
Great value. Available 23.5 frame. Great dealership service.


Weaknesses:    
Weak rims


Bottom Line:   
I,m big and ride hard and so far this bike has held up great except for the rims. I purchased the bike at AJ Barnes for $400.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
stock

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Wayvon a Cross-Country Rider from Windsor Ont.

Date Reviewed: December 19, 1999

Strengths:    
Lightwieght,decent compontry for stock.
Excellent value


Weaknesses:    
The only weakness is the dealer I bought the bike from.


Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike great value,comfortable,feather light.I wish I could get it with full suspension! Plan to upgrade forks soon.this is definately a keeper.

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Favorite Trail:   
Two Creeks Wheatly Ont.

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
KHS Crest,Iguana SE


Bike Setup:   
Acerra rapid shift with XT derailer.RST shocks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Big John a Weekend Warrior from Edgewood Md

Date Reviewed: September 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Nice seat, decent brakes,lightweight,kickass tires


Weaknesses:    
Cheapass wheels,fraying cables


Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. Paid $349 at Performance,works ok as is but up-grading is a must! Folded rear wheel @ 2 months, brake cables frayed @3 months. Upgraded to XT group, Mammoth wheels, riser bars and soon the fork will go also! other than that it's a great bike, besides who can leave their bike stock? STOCK BIKES SUCK!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
None


Bike Setup:   
Suntour,alivo(now XT)components,

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Scooter a Weekend Warrior from Sterling, IL

Date Reviewed: August 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Price/Value Ratio
Comfort


Weaknesses:    
Rivet on toe clip strap busted in the first week.
Not made in America


Bottom Line:   
With 100 miles on and offroad under my belt, I've decided to weigh in on this bike. I got the bike at a Performance retail store for $399, certainly making it the best value for $400. Not the lightest bike, but not the heaviest either. It offers a much better ride than the Aggressor (and seemed lighter), was just slightly ahead of the M60 in value (thanks to a bit nicer shock) and offered better componentry for the price compared to the Trek. If you haven't more than $400-$450 to spend, I think this bike is a good value. I searched long and hard to find a nice ride with a good price to component ratio. Hard core riders will rip the shock, but it's the best of the low end shocks, even better than the Rock Shox Jett C. Oh, and be sure to grab yourself the red model. Besides that rivet busting on the toe clip strap, I can't complain.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
GT Aggressor
Raleigh M60
Trek 830 AL


Bike Setup:   
Stock: MG80 fork, Alivio components and Grip Shift Centeras

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by peewee a Weekend Warrior from baltimore, md

Date Reviewed: June 30, 1999

Strengths:    
the bike is lightweight and rides like a dream and the name on the frame says it all


Weaknesses:    
i have not found any yet


Bottom Line:   
this bike is about the best you will get for the money. giant come along way since their ssteel framed bikes i can see me buying more giants in the future. i give this bike a 5

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Favorite Trail:   
varies

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
the only other bike i had that came close was an old giant iguana and this yukon kicks a**.


Bike Setup:   
sr suntour forks,gripshift

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