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Giant STP DJ/MtnX

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1, 100mm suspension fork with 20mm thru axle
  • TruVativ Hussefelt crankset
  • Howitzer bottom bracket
  • SRAM SX4 rear trigger, SX5 rear derailleur
  • WTB Dual Duty FR rim/Formula Disc hub wheelset

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boulder Rider

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2012

Strengths:    Great Geometry, light, strong, fast, forgiving, price

Weaknesses:    A little flexy

Bottom Line:   
My STP dj/4x/DS/street/xc/everything bike is totally custom. I started with just the frame. I think its an 06, paid 120 used for it. No vbrake tabs, just disc. I stripped off all the paint, was gonna paint it baby blue, but it looked so good bare aluminum i just left it bare. I built it up with nice parts, it weighs a bit less than 26lbs. I built it for DJ park, but now i ride it everywhere. its a 1x9 setup, but its fast enough I can keep up with my friends on whatever they ride as long as I raise the seatpost. I fly downhill, smoke singletrack, whip off the dirt jumps, cruise to the cafe. whatever. sick bike, im happy. I love the geometry of this bike, amazing how well it rails into the corners, probably due to the low bottom bracket height. Manuals easier than any other bike I have, due to short chain stay length. Im pretty sure I could drop 3 or 4 more pounds off the bike if I wanted/had the cash flow. This review might not help if you find a complete stock bike, but if you are looking at the frame I couldnt say enough about it. For an aluminum Street/Dirt/Park bike, its pretty damn good.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jamesjoynt a Weekend Warrior from Terrace British Columbia Canada

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2010

Strengths:    light strong cheap just basically everything.

Weaknesses:    derailer

Bottom Line:   
buy it

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Favorite Trail:   idk

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   bicycle store

Similar Products Used:   09 stp

Bike Setup:   bomber 66's semi integrated head set alienation rim set single speeded diety bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin B a Downhiller from Fayetteville, NC, US

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent Bike!!! Very light, low nut clearance lol.

Weaknesses:    none thus far

Bottom Line:   
EXCELLENT BIKE. Love it, i kick the s*it out of my friends, they all ride scotts.

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Favorite Trail:   Pisgah National Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Hawleys Bicycle Worl

Similar Products Used:   I upgraded from the STP3

Bike Setup:   Shimano everything.. downgraded from the disk breaks to v-breaks, upgraded the tires from hybrid to mountain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DRT-JUMP a Weekend Warrior from edmond, oklahoma, usa

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2008

Strengths:    strong, pritty light, dj1 is a good fork, flickable, good geo, good wheels, i really dont no what to say it is just a great bike

Weaknesses:    breaks wernt really a weakness but they wernt a strength eather

the rear derailer cood be better and to me the box guide sucked

not really any major weakness

Bottom Line:   
one of the best bikes you can buy for the money

great for a beginer a intermedit rider or a expert

and pritty good componets and no major weaknesses

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Favorite Trail:   bluff creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   the bicycle store

Similar Products Used:   tuns of bmx bikes
se racing

Bike Setup:   stock but soon to have a e 13 srs, new rear derailer or ss and new crank

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Lajeunesse a Weekend Warrior from Burlington, VT, USA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2008

Strengths:    Great new frame design, comfortable, roomy, strong, unbeatable value

Weaknesses:    Small stock bars, STP SS comes with DJ3 and it isn't amazing

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price. I did a lot of research on this style of bike before purchasing one and this came out to be the most bang for the buck. I got a custom build SS, built up with an 8 speed system because the MS STP's took too long to ship from Giant and I was impatient. The SS comes with a fairly weak fork, but for the price it can't be beat. I have the stock SS MX4's though, and these work very well for cheap mechanical brakes. The soles may be better... not sure. Bottom line, getting started? Buy this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $910.00

Purchased At:   North Star Sports

Similar Products Used:   Sinister Ridge, Specialized P.2, P.1, Old STP

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi DJ2, Kenda Nevegals, Sun Rims, Holzfeller Riserbar, SRAM SX-5 setup, Truvativ Bashguard

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