Strengths: Great Geometry, light, strong, fast, forgiving, price
Weaknesses: A little flexy
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.
a Weekend Warrior
from Terrace British Columbia Canada
Date Reviewed: December 27, 2010
Strengths: light strong cheap just basically everything.
Similar Products Used: tuns of bmx bikes
Bike Setup: stock but soon to have a e 13 srs, new rear derailer or ss and new crank
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
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.
Let me start by saying that I have always wanted to do more urban/DJ riding. I found a good deal on a lightly used 09 stp 1 ($500), but it's a medium frame. I am 6'3", and have been riding a large Gary Fisher mullet (21" seat tube) and I always felt like the bike was far too big to have fun jumping ... Read More »
Anybody familiar with the STP gig can tell me the best place to park so I can follow my nose to the race start line tomorrow? (I bet the rain today makes for nifty/sticky trails at Papago tomorrow....)
Edit - Answered my own question from the website: N on Mill, E on Curry, S on Lake View.Read More »
anybody heard of an stp frame with all regular measurements
ht 4.5 c/t seatpost 13.5c/t t/t 22.25 from top of headtube to top of seat tube
oh and it,s green and my lbs guy said that was unusual
short version it built like a slightly/longer reg but everthing else ise reg sized(pro bike)maybe
held ... Read More »
I posted this in the DJ section...80+ views but no replies. Can anyone offer advice?
I am converting my geared 2007 STP to a single speed. The problem I ran into is that the Giant tensioner wont allow me to reuse the wheel as the QR skewer is too short. What did Giant do from the factory on thei ... Read More »
I am converting my geard 2007 STP to a single speed. The problem I ran into is that the Giant tensioner ([url=http://www2.giant-bicycles.com/en-pa/partsaccessories/indoorcycling/341/26229/]Giant Bicycles Archive[/url]) wont allow me to reuse the wheel as the QR skewer is too short. What did Giant ... Read More »