Giant 2001 Warp DS 1 Frame Frameset

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dan roberts from fremont, ca

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2004

Strengths:    light, the suspension soaks up just about everything i gave it, this frame is fun to ride. quick handling.

Weaknesses:    none that i found

Bottom Line:   
this frame is great for urban freeriding or dirt jumps. almost feels like a hardtail the way it's quick and snappy. not sure that it would take hardcore dh riding and it's a little too small for xc riding. i have had my ds-1 setup 4 or 5 different ways and i have no complaints.

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Favorite Trail:   city streets

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   special order

Similar Products Used:   intense tazer, mongoose vrs3.0, giant nrs

Bike Setup:   mostly 02 lx with some rock shox 151mm boxxers, cane creek headset, funn front hub.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from Nashville, TN, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2003

Strengths:    Sturdy frame, suspension absorbs a lot of pretty rough terrain, decent components for the price, and the whole package looks cool up on the roof rack (my fiancee and I have matching bikes).

Weaknesses:    I'm a reformed roadie, so the back end always feels loose and the bike rides like a pogo-stick on the straight stretches. I think a stiffer rear suspension would suit me better. Bike is also fairly heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Probably I'll wear it out our break something important (er, hopefully on the bike and not myself) in the next year or two; by then I'll have saved enough to buy a more expensive suspension bike. But if I only had $500 or so to spend, I'd get another. A terrific introductory bike for learning off-roaders...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Nashville Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh 8000 (?) series, Trek 1000 road bike

Bike Setup:   Standard factory components, front air shocks, rear y-type syspension, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mokomoko a Downhiller from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2002

Strengths:    Pretty stiff, cheap, plush rear travel, twitchy and responsive.

Weaknesses:    pedalling feels like mash potatoes.....but what do u expect from something cheap?

Bottom Line:   
The frame isnt bad cause its cheap
4.5 inches is OK... for mediocre downhilling
it was the cheapest way to downhill for me
and it works!
I say if any of u could get your hands on this frame,
do not resist. Its a well worth purchase

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose DH, Cannondale DH

Bike Setup:   Warp DS 1, DNM 6 inch dual crown fork, Amoeba DH bars, Kinlin MX6 DH rims, FUNN big bertha front hub and XT rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daniel a Weekend Warrior from socorro

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2001

Strengths:    the shock is really good and it comes with the frame. 4.5 in. of travel is just enough for me

Weaknesses:    for the price none

Bottom Line:   
giant back up thier frames with a great warrenty so they beleaven thier frames. i believe that this frame is good for everone unless you are a weight weenie. this frame has far out performed my expectation. i might buy another one to make a d.s. bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   prodeal

Bike Setup:   psylo race, xt-xtr, strong wheels, and other strong stuff.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by badge santos a Downhiller from Philippines

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2001

Strengths:    Very nice price for a reliable frame. Nice geometry for free riders, 4.5 inch of travel is just enough for a 130 pounder, preety good flash

Weaknesses:    u have to tune the rear suspension according to the trail or terain for the frame to become responsive even to minor bumps

Bottom Line:   
Its a nice frame if u want to use it for freerides, if u intend to do hard core downhilling, im not recomending the frame. It produce good flush on the rear susupention if the rear suspention is tuned to your weight and terrain. best of all is its price with its warranty

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Favorite Trail:   banaue Ifugao

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Trixx

Similar Products Used:   univega DS900, gt lts 1000

Bike Setup:   rock shox judy xl. rst disc brakes (front & rear), formula hubs, LX mega 9 crank, rear derailur, shifters & cogs, azonic handle bar & stem, mavic 121 ceramic rims, irc kujo tires, dt spokes (titanum or the rear), kore screwer, amoeba seat posts & azonic saddle

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2001 Warp DS-1. Large frame? What size?

Well, I'm looking at a 2001 Warp DS-1 with a chunk of Shimano XT stuff on it. I was wondering if I should be wary of this frame. Supposedly this is before fluid forming and such? Any disadvantage via the frame itself? Mind you, I'm simply looking for an intro FS frame for XC and intermediate/a ... Read More »

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