from steamboat springs co usa
Date Reviewed: July 1, 2010
Strengths: great adjustable brakes. strong frame. great shock for jumping. small design great get around town bike, but tough enough to go downhill if u can hang on.
Weaknesses: wheels are weak easy to dent > a ton of pinch flats and need more clearance for knobby tires.. I'm using street tires right now. slick on the rear and holly roller on the front. a lot of town riding.
strong great bike from getting around town, to hitting downhill trails. sturdy dirt jumper> maintenance> mo 2 mo. maybe brake pads every 8 mo. and new tubes for the rear tire. great bike had a giant Yukon fx and destroyed it in 2 mo. this is a bombshell! great no complains
Similar Products Used: gt chucker 2.0, saracen (forgot the model) specialized hotrock.
Bike Setup: giant stp ss frame, truVativ Ruktion crankset, marzocchi dj 3 forks welgo pedals, dmr saddle, peaty grips, maxxis minion dh tryes, spank rimsg
a Weekend Warrior
from Brampton, Canada
Date Reviewed: June 28, 2009
Strengths: It's a solid bike to ride, very good for streets and dirt, rims are very sturdy and suspension works very well. Light weight and is easy to get good air on even the smallest ramps.
Weaknesses: I find that the gears on the rear tire aren't very strong and don't really support tons of force like when pullin wheelies or if u start uphill on the wrong gear. Also, when your going through mud, the mud clogs up between the frame arms holdin the back wheel area and makes it impossible to continue biking without clearing it out.
good sturdy bike, could use better rear gears but is very good for the money. Probably best for street riders and
Similar Products Used: DaVinci hardtail (forget model name)
Bike Setup: Stock but with upgraded crank and front gears.
from Morgan Hill, California, United States
Date Reviewed: May 17, 2009
Strengths: Pretty much everything, esp. the wheels, and cranks.
Weaknesses: The frame flexes a little too much for my taste under hard pedalling. it makes a distinct clicking noise, i chopped the seat post some more and that seamed to fix the problem. i guess the bottom of the seat post was rubbing the inside of the frame cause a clicking noise. i have checked there is no cracks or dents in the frame. oh and the bottom bracket keeps coming loose.
Good for the money, maybe need a little tweeks here and there to make it feel perfect. If you are gonna use it for street riding and some local jumps it is perfect, maybe beef up the brakes and bottom bracket if you are using it for serious freeriding.
Strengths: I bought the 2008 Giant STP SS it is my first decent dirt jump bike, this is a great bike, very smooth gears, chain, hubs, everything perfect. I don't see anything wrong with DJ3 forks, good, smooth and matches the bike perfectly.
I think that the best thing with this bike is the weight. It is superbly light, and easy to ride.
Weaknesses: So far i can't find or see any downsides.
I would really advise this bike, especially as the price has dropped with the 2009 version coming out.
Strengths: great bike this is my first dj bike and i am very impressed i mostly downill and freeride but i and def loving this thanks to this bike and the great geo and specs that it has. this is the 2009 stp ss everything feels good i was very surprised with the wheels but they are hold up good and the fork is very nice i am mainly a rockshox guy but the 3 is preety good nice and solid..
Weaknesses: the brakes are being upgraded for some hydros..and the handle bar mainly because i'm 6'2 and like the wider bar feeland higher rise because the one that it comes with are very short
great bike for people looking for somthing easy on the wallet and getting into the sport and progressing it can handle alot of abuse and comes with a very nice spec list solid bike i would recommend to others...if you need further proof of what the stp can handle go to youtube and search JEFF LENOSKY you'll see what i mean...
I've been looking for a Giant STP for a while and found a shop that was selling a grey SS for $700 bucks. They're trying to get rid of it since it's last years model. I just wanted to see if it was a good deal or not and what you guys paid for your new. I really was looking for something with gea ... Read More »
Hey all! I am 6' 185 and no shop in my area carries the STP in ANY configuration so I can't go test ride, but, I was wondering if I would need a regular or large. Any help? Thanks..
Also, 6' 185, will the STP hold up to me doing 6' drops, dirt jumping and whatever else I throw at it?Read More »
so i am still trying to get use to the hardtail it felt a bit short so i purchased some new parts to help out
straitline stem 50mm
spank spike 777 bars now at 29.5
Rock shox Argyle 318
spank tweettweet chain
kenda k rad tire for rear to match front
woodman qr clamp
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