Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Giant Brass 1 DJ/MtnX

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00

Product Description

  • RST Launch RA 100mm suspension fork
  • SRAM X-Gen trigger shifting, X.5 rear derailleur
  • Hayes MX-4 mechanical disc brakes with SRAM FR5 brake levers
  • Alloy rim/Formula 36 hole disc hub wheelset

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BIKEMAN101

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2012

Strengths:    Great gears, great rims, nice frame

Weaknesses:    shocks r to heavy and arent easy to change prelode and reloade, pedals tear through skin, back wheel comes off to easy.

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this bike to everyone i know. it is in a good price range. if you ever slip out of the pedals your legs come out not looking as good as the bike though. Over all a great bike and you should grt it if you are a dirt jumper or a cross country or even starting downhill.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert pat

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2012

Strengths:    Smooth ride and good for big jumps

Weaknesses:    Shocks are a little week and cant get them how i like them

Bottom Line:   
Good for jumps good beginer bike i suggest new grips

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by The fella from down the road a Downhiller from Isle Of Man

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2010

Strengths:    Strong frame, great bars and stem, looks good

Weaknesses:    The fork is heavy and not great, changed it to Rockshox Argyle 318

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, geometry is perfect, has a variety of uses and is well specced with stock parts (aside from the fork)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $588.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized P1

Bike Setup:   Argyle 318, Atlas FR cranks (blue) Crank bros sage wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ThatGuyWhoRides a Weekend Warrior from That place in that town in that county

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2009

Strengths:    Forks work great! Even for Rst they are pretty sick... the bike can take hits has great double wall rims and looks great too

Weaknesses:    The grips kinda wear out easily because i'm hard on my bike too.

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike i'd definatly recommend it to anyone it can take hits and if you case a jump your rim wont be warped unless its extremely bad

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Favorite Trail:   The Jumping Compound

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   That store

Similar Products Used:   Norco bigfoot

Bike Setup:   new grips mostly branded stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by crazybiker555 a Weekend Warrior from hollidaysburg

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2009

Strengths:    Good sturdy frame,good parts great beginners bike

Weaknesses:    Its a bit heavy, the fork is not that great since its a RST

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike I'd suggest getting a different fork. Great sturdy bike will take any hit you throw at it. I jump it 10 feet in the air on a daily bases so i would suggest it to you. great 4 beginners and good value 2.

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Favorite Trail:   mulchs

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   the Bycicle Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock except DJ1 fork holly roller back tire 20 mill through hub and WTB free ride front wheel, I the gear system removed and made it a single speed.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by regnu9 a Weekend Warrior from Mass

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2009

Strengths:    Comes w/ great pedals,handlebars, and forks...while riding through trails bike has great flow to it

Weaknesses:    havent found any yet...

Bottom Line:   
Great bike to own.Recommended for dirt jumping but can easily conquer the trails as well.

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Favorite Trail:   power lines

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   family bike

Similar Products Used:   before this bike i had a bmx bike.superhard to climb the hills go down the hills with no suspenion etc.

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