Giant DH Comp - single-pivot four-bar Downhill Full Suspension

4.85/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $2780.00


Product Description

Giant's DH Comp is ready to carry you to free speed and high-adrenaline thrills. The 210mm-travel single-pivot four-bar suspension laughs at huge and small hits and its Manitou shock is low on the frame for the optimal center of gravity.


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by primo661 a Downhiller from south africa

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2010

Strengths:    everything,it pedals well , soaks up any thing you throw at it. it is easy to control in the air . really great control at high speeds

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
best dh bike ive ever riddern.super nimble and a fast bike all it wants to do i advise any one wanting a super dh rig get this . if you want this bike just to cruise down the track , if you want to get this bike and win a world cup , it makes no difference

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Favorite Trail:   cascades

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   private

Similar Products Used:   kona Stab primo , upgraded mongoose teocali and mongoose ecd

Bike Setup:   Small frame swinger six way rear shock boxxer race fork sun single track rims on formula hubs and dt swiss spokes formula oro k24 brakes race face bar and stem xtr group set shimano road cassette fizik saddle high rollor tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Dover a Downhiller from Beaconsfield Victoria Australia

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2006

Strengths:    Awesome frame and looks trick. Big rear and big front making it big

Bottom Line:   
PHAT

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Favorite Trail:   Del Huntie

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   da bomb projectile, 05 ruckus, 03 Norco VPS shore, Intense M1, Customised Kona Stinky...

Bike Setup:   Boxxers, Toiga White tiger, ambodea handles, Hayes, Intense Mag 30 Rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Downhiller from Williston, VT, US

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2006

Strengths:    It is extremely fast on the chutes and rock gardens of dh courses, great race bike.


Weaknesses:    Tricky to tune the suspension.

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike overall

I am selling:
2004 Dh Comp Prototype Frame (lighter metal) no shock - $600
2004 Dh Comp Complete bike - $1500
If interested e-mail me!
lora_campagna@msn.com

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Sunday Team, Sinister R9, Demo 8 Pro

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Abbott a Downhiller from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2006

Strengths:    Looks awsome, feels awsome espsially on a dh track. piss easy to change the setup and that, value

Weaknesses:    shock bolt on disc side comes loose, tyres, i have heard that rims arent great but mine are still true so cant be that bad and weight maybe if you have small girly arms like myself lol

Bottom Line:   
Awsome bike great frame if you want to build you own or just buy the whole bike, great value for money,suit anyone that wanted to get into the downhill scene or just someone that wants to carve up the local tracks, very forgiving aswell luckly for me

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Favorite Trail:   Mackenzie Frenzy

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   Ashgrove Cycles

Similar Products Used:   norco a-line, norco atomik, gt ruckus 7, Specialised demo 8II this was my first option till i saw the price

Bike Setup:   stock apart from minnion 2.7 up front and minnion 2.5 rear and A-Frame pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by greg hill a Downhiller from toowoomba qld australia

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2006

Strengths:    all up the bike is pretty sweet to ride, the strenghs are the whole bike pritty much, big difference to the old one

Weaknesses:    back shock, THE TYRES ARE TERRIBLE after running maxxis minions

Bottom Line:   
get new tyres right away and lock tight ur bolts, the bike is all good bar these and defiently worth buying

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Favorite Trail:   ummm mckfrenzie (toowoombas downhill race track)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   brian paige left old one at back and got stolen so gave me the 06 one

Similar Products Used:   giant dh comp 04

Bike Setup:   all stock bar tyres peddles

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by derek a Downhiller from windham maine usa

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2006

Strengths:    every thing about the bike is great, takes huge hits desends great.

Weaknesses:    none right but the fork had to go!!

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bike for the money.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   allspeed cylce

Similar Products Used:   03 kona stab

Bike Setup:   fox dh 40 front fork and, mavic deemax rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james a Weekend Warrior from Canberra, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2006

Strengths:    -rims -Shock
-frame -the whole thning
-bars, stem


Weaknesses:    rear bolt came loose, but with loc tite it's sweet.


Bottom Line:   
although i haven't ridden it much (due to a snapped wrist) what i have done on it was great. the rear end doesn't bob that much and both front and back are really adjustable which makes it good for most styles of riding.
i know it is not meant for it but with the rear shock rebound 1 click from fully slow, it is a great skate park bike, not as good as my stp but the best dually. i havent done any trails but from what i have done and what i have heard its going to be sweet.
i have always hated rock shocks but now i have properly tried the race that are on the DH Comp i have changed my mind.

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Favorite Trail:   cannonball run, Thredbo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   giant faith, scott nitrous 20


Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2005

Strengths:    the giant dh comp is a solid built bike that handles speed and drops well. The stable platform/ lockout on the rear shock is handy when i want to free ride with the bike. However as i am 6,2 and only 74kg's i dont know how well this would work for someone heavier.

Weaknesses:    the rear shock leaks oil! in addition having recently purchased a shock pump for the bike i found the bike had been sold to me with only 5 psi in the rear shock, there is supposed to 80 to 175psi in it! try fitting it on a bike rack!

Bottom Line:   
good bike, slighlty worried about oil leakage, however over all this bike builds confidence and challenges me to find better and bigger tracks to test this MACHINE out on. on a different note will not fit on a normal bike rack.

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Favorite Trail:   keilor hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3100.00

Purchased At:   Gold cross

Similar Products Used:   pro flex, mongoose rockadile

Bike Setup:   as stock with the exception of dmr v8 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Weekend Warrior from perth

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2005

Strengths:    Suprisingly good Freerider. Suprisingly great pedaller (better than my AC2). Back end doesn't bob much. Confidence inspiring. Great Downhiller. Suprisingly good hucker. Cheap as dirt (the good kind of dirt).

Weaknesses:    Not much other than get ur swing-arm bolts Locktited before you ride (got my LBS to do it before I took it home). The seat canes my ass on long rides (I should get that replaced). Other than that, none. Maybe replace the bashguard because everyone says it's crap.

Bottom Line:   
I really didn't expect it to be a good pedaller or freerider, but it's actually really good and I take it everywhere. I barely get tired on the uphills (even steep ones). Kicks ass on drops and downhills (I've managed to keep up with all the other downhillers even on my first few rides at my trail). It keeps in much more control than my AC2 did (well what do you expect?). I suggest you get some sort of mud guard for the back because it flicks crap into my shoes and gets really annoying going over small rocks or sand. For crazy/hardcore freeriders or aspiring downhillers, this is definatly the bike for YOU.

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Favorite Trail:   mundaring

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3150.00

Purchased At:   Georges Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Giant AC2

Bike Setup:   Stock, Odyssey JC pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Sol a Downhiller from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2005

Strengths:    Amazing rear suspension linkage works like a charm. I changed the boxxer for a marzocchi 888VF and this suspension works absolutely incredible. I have bottomed this fork a few times on some drops so if you are thinking about buying this fork get the one that has 200mm of travel i got the one that has 170mm.

Weaknesses:    The bolts that tighten the rear suspension keep coming loose. You should remember to put lock tight on them so they stop coming loose every time you ride. Aside from that the bike is amazing.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price, i was really amazed at how well it descends. It really inspires confidence to the rider. I would recommend this bike to anyone, experienced or not.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3400.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Giant AC1, Foes DHS mono

Bike Setup:   All stock except for: Marzocchi 888VF, Sun intense rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mitch tolly a Downhiller from wollongong, nsw, australia

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2005

Strengths:    it is basically bomb proof, and decends awesome. takes the jumps sweet and is pretty good around the streets.

Weaknesses:    i am young really little so it is a bit heavy and bops a bit, but thats all.

Bottom Line:   
it is an awesome bike, feels like it has infinite travel. takes the big drops really well and decends beautiful. i would reccomend this bike for the money because you dont really have to pay any more and compared to the other dh rigs this is the best one i feel.

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Favorite Trail:   uni track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   spearmans cycles

Similar Products Used:   i used to ride an avanti montari comp and a 2005 AC but have ridin demo 8 pros, santa cruz v 10 and orange 223s awesome bikes but too dear.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew corbett a Weekend Warrior from Hikutaia New Zealand

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2005

Strengths:    Price,quality componets,remote reseroir,dropped top tube

Weaknesses:    The minor pivot bolts come loose in about 20 mins.sweet with loc tight tho.little on the heavy side.standard tires not the best

Bottom Line:   
Get this bike if you want value for your $.i came from a hardtail on to this and its perfect.Handles well, nice a high speed.pops me up nice on dirt jumps.shock feels bottom less, same up front.It feels very solid. feels like it can handle anything too.i got a large and im 6' 1" but it is still east to whip,throw round

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Favorite Trail:   funn trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   paki paki bike shop

Bike Setup:   sherman slider plus,manitou 6-way,raceface diablous,deore xt,hayes hfx-9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne Australia

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2005

Strengths:    Excellent bike out of the box for $3600.00 Aus, light, strong, easy to set up then ride UP & down hills. Excellent travel & well balance suspension.

Weaknesses:    Rear linkage bolts need to be removed & locktite used before refit & first ride.

Bottom Line:   
Top free ride / down hill bike that is easy to pedal flats & mild up hills with reasonable efficiency. Can pedal steep hills but depending on ride style you can get a bit of a bounce standing up.
Down hill is fantastic & stopping power using Hayes hydrolic with new scolloped disks will not let you down.
Love it!

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Favorite Trail:   Eildon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Goldcross Cycles

Similar Products Used:   2004 Giant AC1

Bike Setup:   Standard other than 36T front chain wheel for lower gear up hill climbs

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