Giant STP SS DJ/MtnX

4.46/5 (13 Reviews)


Product Description

Built to fuel the demands of the urban freerider, the STP knows no limits. Its ALUXX SL butted alloy tubing makes it light, strong and highly responsive on the street, at the trails and at the park.

FRAME TECHNOLOGY STP frames feature ALUXX SL butted alloy tuned for minimal weight and maximum strength - perfect for the backyard dirt jumps, downtown skatepark or around campus.

Frame Set Available

FEATURES

  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3, 100mm suspension fork
  • TruVativ Ruktion crankset and Howitzer bottom bracket
  • Hayes MX-4 mechanical disc brakes
  • WTB Dual Duty FR rim/ Formula Disc hub wheelset


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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by stprider08 a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: October 3, 2013

    Strengths:    great bike lightest dirt jumper i have rode and feels great in the air
    great frame


    Weaknesses:    bars not wide enough got rid and go some funn fulon bars
    brakes aren't very god got a rear avid elixir 1 great brake
    wheels aren't very strong


    Bottom Line:   
    this is a great bike for the money and jumps really well feels great to do tricks on and lands very jump nice

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    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   gumtree


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by armada007 a Downhiller 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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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

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    Favorite Trail:   spring ceeek

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   mad cat bikes.> boug

    Similar Products Used:   modified stump jumper 8 speed. w. hydro brakes.

    Bike Setup:   single speed w. rear tensioned. new seat and gusset pedals.downhill tubes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ben a Racer from middlesbrough

    Date Reviewed: March 20, 2010

    Strengths:    strong frame, alright forks, strong crankset, good grippy pedals and looks the biz.also its probably the easiest bike to wheelie or manual on ive been on.

    Weaknesses:    wheels are very weak and i buckled them in a flash and the chain stretched staright away. also the bars are very short with not much rise so i swapped them straight away.

    Bottom Line:   
    good bike, needs a few upgrades once baught.

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    Favorite Trail:   great ayton quarry

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $466.00

    Purchased At:   internet

    Similar Products Used:   2008 kona shred

    Bike Setup:   08 stp ss, halo combat rear wheel, kmc 510 gold chain, funn full on bars, dj3's, ns stem, maxxis holy roller tires, avid juicy 7, and a few more bits i cant remember

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by MetalheadA7X a Weekend Warrior from Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Date Reviewed: September 26, 2009

    Strengths:    Light frame
    great Geometry
    Good SS tensioner
    Welgo pedals


    Weaknesses:    Stock wheels
    Marzocchi DJ3's


    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is stunning. Rides like a dream and feels as light as a feather. In the air it feels more comfortable than any other bike I have ridden. It seems to soar with ease.

    The stock wheel set is awful and the Marzocchi DJ3's will soon be swapped with some RS Pike or Fox Van 32's if I have my way but for now they will suffice.

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    Favorite Trail:   Glentress, Chopwell Woods

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Private swap

    Similar Products Used:   Norco Sasquach
    STP1 rigid


    Bike Setup:   STP frame
    Marzocchi DJ3
    Shimano deore LX Brakes
    DMR stem
    DMR DV rear wheel
    Titec Hellbent bars
    Rear Maxxis Hookworm/Specialized Roll-x
    Front stock tyre.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by benjo96 a Racer from scotland

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

    Strengths:    (I RECOMEND RIDERS USE THIS BIKE FOR STREET DIRTJUMP AND TRAIL RIDING)good strong frame forks and crankset

    Weaknesses:    weak wheels.

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike , light sturdy, good forks, smooth ride, good ss setup. buy this bike !

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    Favorite Trail:   glentress

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    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

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Aaron Nordam 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.

    Bottom Line:   
    good sturdy bike, could use better rear gears but is very good for the money. Probably best for street riders and

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $725.00

    Purchased At:   Cycle path

    Similar Products Used:   DaVinci hardtail (forget model name)

    Bike Setup:   Stock but with upgraded crank and front gears.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mhhighflyer a Downhiller 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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Craigs list

    Similar Products Used:   Azonic Steelhead

    Bike Setup:   All stock

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by GOT-R-DONE a Weekend Warrior from Longview WA USA

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2009

    Strengths:    Strong FRAME! and Forks, its light and the 07' is a good color

    Weaknesses:    forks are to springy, I wollowed out the Truvativ Hussfelt Crank arms at the spindle, SS system is not the best, and Sun SOS wheels SUCK at least in the back so it now has a Supra BH

    Bottom Line:   
    except the 09 great for the money, with a few upgrades you would have a bike that would last for ever

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Bob's Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   i have messed with P-bikes and a Felt Jump Shot

    Bike Setup:   Frame: Giant STP SS,
    Fork: Marzocchi DJ 4,
    Handlebars: Giant FR,
    Bar Ends: Fly Bikes,
    Stem: RaceFace Evolve DH,
    Brakes: Hayes MX4,
    Brake Lever: Odyssey Mono lever,
    Crank: Truvativ Hussfelt,
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer ISIS,
    Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC Clear Glow in the Dark,
    Seat: éclat Webster PC Clear,
    Seatpost: Specialized Fuse,
    Rim front: Sun SOS,
    Rim Rear: Custom Alex Supra BH Pro,
    Tire front: Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4"
    Tire rear: Snafu Knob Job 2.35"

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by xAlexburnsred a Weekend Warrior from Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 2, 2009

    Strengths:    very smooth ride on the street and dirt. lightest bike i have ever ridden.

    Weaknesses:    single speed drivetrain keeps coming loose and making a cracking sound. tried replacing it but the same problem occured.

    Bottom Line:   
    solid bike great for street or dirt sessions. its very strong and its lightweight makes it easy to throw around.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dagmar

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   2006 model from Bay

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   dirt jam fork, rhyno lite rims, truvative holzfeller

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by minithrash a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: January 22, 2009

    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.

    Bottom Line:   
    I would really advise this bike, especially as the price has dropped with the 2009 version coming out.

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    Favorite Trail:   -

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $555.00

    Purchased At:   Local Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Non.

    Bike Setup:   Mostly stock apart from DMR V8 pedals, DMR Void[SLM] seat and DMR Zip Grips.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by DEST a Downhiller from NYCity

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2008

    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

    Bottom Line:   
    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...

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    Favorite Trail:   DJ PUMPTRACK CUNNINGHAM PARK

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Purchased At:   bellettie bikes jami

    Similar Products Used:   versus jab.

    Bike Setup:   mostly stock excepy for juicy 5's and deity bars

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by bamofo09 a Weekend Warrior from Ridgecrest

    Date Reviewed: October 24, 2008

    Strengths:    the frame is really nice and the welds are decent.the wtb wheels arent all that great but what ive done to them im suprised.

    Weaknesses:    marzocchi dj3s?come on.the hayes mx4 brakes are decent but deff need an upgrade.

    Bottom Line:   
    bottom line.if this bike wasnt a suprise i would of deff built my own.but its a nice bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   Cape Perpetua

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   tj frisbees

    Similar Products Used:   p1

    Bike Setup:   the bamf way.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Damon a Weekend Warrior from WI

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2008

    Strengths:    Strong Frame, very easy to manual and bunny hop. It came with a chain tensioner which is nice to have.

    Weaknesses:    brakes are decent but definatly need upgrading and the fork is terrible

    Bottom Line:   
    I absolutley love this bike. The components are solid but need upgrading just like most bikes but overall i am very pleased

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   Bikes N Boards

    Similar Products Used:   Giant STP 3, Cannondale Chase, Trek Jack (ish)

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

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    To buy or not? 2009 Giant STP SS for $700

    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 »

    Giant STP SS????

    Anyone know anything about this bike? I'm pretty tall about 6'3" and like dj and am wondering if anyone has any pointers or ideas for me about this bike?Read More »

    Giant STP SS?

    Anyone know anything about this bike? I'm pretty tall about 6'3" and like dj and am wondering if anyone has any pointers or ideas for me about this bike?Read More »

    Giant STP SS size question....

    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 »

    Stp SS with some upgrades

    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 e13 bash kenda k rad tire for rear to match front wtb saddle woodman qr clamp ... Read More »

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