Giant 1999 Coldrock Rigid Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $260.00

Product Description

Giant 1999 Coldrock

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Simon a Cross Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2000

Strengths:    Great introductory bike that is worth upgrading

Weaknesses:    Not the coolest name in MB
Plain colours next to ATX machines

Bottom Line:   
Had this bike 18 months now - I posted the last review after 6 months. I think the bike is great value and it comes with good basic components - especially the SRAM 7.0 drivetrain which needs no upgrading.
The frame is a quality light item. In over 5000 miles and one huge front end it still looks perfect after a polish. Upgrading the drivetrain to STX-rc (Alivio wore out after 3k) and brakes for XC. along with new bars, headset, stem and Bomber z-5 have transformed the bike into a light, tight and fast XC machine. OK, so the money I've spent I could get a decent Kona or GT or something, but I didn't have the money to buy one so went the upgrade route.
Bottom line - this bike is a bargain you can use straight out of the box, and updgrade into a serious machine - seomthing you can't do with similarly priced GT Outpost trails and Kona Hahanas.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Hope XC4 front, Avid Arch Rival rear, STX-rc, Marzocchi Bomer Z-5, Bontrager stem, Kore Bars

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by simon a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: December 14, 1999

Light, components, price

none for the price

Bottom Line:   
You hardly ever see this bike about - and I reckon the price is the problem. UK list price is £400 - that's way above entry Boulder and close to decent ATX money. Too much for beginners, to low for a good upgrade - highend bike.
But you can snap them up discounted for £260.
At that price, you are not going to find a better aluminium frame or components. DC brakes are better than the older models used on current full-sus £1000+ Treks, the Alex wheels are very light, the SRAM 8. gripshift is fantastic.
I have done over 3000 miles in six months and apart from two sets of Koolstops the bike has been bombproof and fun.
It's great offroad, and because of its weight storms on road to, on semi-slicks.
The only poor thing is it comes with Wildgrippers, which are light and OK on mud but a bit treacherous otherwise and flat very very very easily.
In the market for a budget bike - Coldrock rocks.
And did I say it looks REAL cool too?

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Favorite Trail:   
Epping Forest

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Various GTs, Specialized, generics, Pugs

Bike Setup:   
dia compte vc-757 brakes
SRAM 7.0 gripshift
SRAM 7.0
New Alivo
on Specialized Nimbus EX or Wildgripper lite s

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