Giant STP 1 Freeride Hardtail

4.63/5 (86 Reviews)
MSRP : $1400.00


Product Description

The all-new butted ALUXX SL alloy frame gives you the snap you need to boost your skills and has the durability to take whatever you dish out. Ask urban freeride legend Jeff Lenosky. The tight geometry, low saddle height and an adjustable rear dropout system and rear disc brake mount making it singlespeed compatible give Jeff the edge he needs.

  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2, 100mm suspension fork
  • Truvativ Hussefelt crankset, Howitzer bottom bracket
  • SRAM X.4 rear trigger, X.5 rear derailleur
  • Alienation Black Sheep rim/Giant Tracker (F)/Formula (R) hub, wheelset
  • Color: Purple


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BIG FRIENDLY GIANT STP 1 a Weekend Warrior from Kent

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2012

Strengths:    GOOD ALL ROUND JUMP BIKE, BRILLIANT FRONT SUSPENSION, VERY LIGHT, GOOD STRONG CRANKS.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
THIS IS THE BEST BIKE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE WHO RIDES MY ONE SAYS THAT IT IS AMAZING. I TAKE IT TO BEDGBURY PINETUM DIRT JUMPS AND P.O.R.C. AND IT JUMPS LIKE A DREAM!!! BUY THIS BIKE. I WAS GONNA GET THE BRASS 1 BUT GLAD I CHOOSE THIS BEAUTY.

BUY IT!!!!!!!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!! I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE AS THIS IS MY FIRST JUMP BIKE AND YOU STILL SEE THE PROS RIDING THEM :)

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Favorite Trail:   Bedgebury Pinetum

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   EVERDENS CYCLES

Similar Products Used:   GIANT BRASS 1

Bike Setup:   NONE. (PERFECT AS IT IS)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ripongiantstp1 a Weekend Warrior from ripon uk

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2011

Strengths:    light weight
smooth ride
generally goodbike


Weaknesses:    the standard parts

Bottom Line:   
my custom stp is beautifull but with all standard parts its abit tacky nd cheap...however if u get parts simlar to mine it rides like a dream

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Favorite Trail:   spinny woods

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   iron horse cyclery

Similar Products Used:   p2 p1
dmr rythem
diamond back bandito
ns suburban
flow ting
flow moe
dmr drone
gt chucker


Bike Setup:   stp1 o8 frame
nsrimms
hope pro2 evo hubs
maxxis dth tyres
race face atlas f/r bars
raceface atlas f/r cranks
chris king bottom bracket
ns quark stem
raceface xc carbon seatpost
dmr seat
ybm blue half lik chain
all ti bolts
hope seatclamp and top cap and spacers
dartmoor chainring
dmr sis single speed kit
rock shox argyles 409
..basically fully custom

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by STP1 :) a Weekend Warrior from st madoes

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2010

Strengths:    wondering if i could put bigger forks on this frame came with 100 mill want to put 125 on but dont really know if it will work or will damage my frame

Bottom Line:   
Greaat bike

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Favorite Trail:   glentress

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $760.00

Purchased At:   A Freind


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by haardtail a Weekend Warrior from new zealand

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2010

Strengths:    fast strong light and smooth, looks great with mean handling.

Weaknesses:    single speed, having virticle drop outs make it sh!t for single speed but mines all good now.

Bottom Line:   
mean as, good for first bike and do p projects.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   chromag bars raceface steem mozochi dj 2's nz post sproket maxis holly rollers avid juicy 5 rear brake, snafu seat funn grips, replaced bottom bracket cause it fuUcked up, single speed bmx cranks, odyssey plastic pedals the works, little dice valve caps, cherrr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nbenja3 a Weekend Warrior from scotland

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2010

Strengths:    so far it has been working well for me chuckin it off 6 foot walls onto tarmac.. great forks

Weaknesses:    bit heavy :/ will buy lighter rims and stuff when i get sum more money

Bottom Line:   
good all rounder not as good for jumping down steps and stuff onto hard ground but great for dirt jumping and easy to control .

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Favorite Trail:   wolf trax

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   jejames cylcles

Similar Products Used:   boulder 08 , cluad butler stoneriver 09, scott yz 15 07,yz 35 09 and 10

Bike Setup:   marzocchi dj 1's and the rest is stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by louis makepeace a Downhiller from ripon

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2010

Strengths:    the suspension on my o8 stp1 is fab and the brakes are lethal (in other words the really good and really sharp)

Weaknesses:    the inner tubes have popped 18 times between the front of rear and the grips rub of straight away and are pathetic

Bottom Line:   
a good quality bike but some of the minor parts will need upgrading and also try and upgrade the tryes as they arnt very grippy jump tracks... but if you are thinking about getting a dj bike you must go for this bike the stp1 08

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Favorite Trail:   minis woods

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   iron horse cyclery

Similar Products Used:   kona shred , p2 , dmr drone reptoid

Bike Setup:   not that sure

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by CamDirtjumper a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2010

Strengths:    Very light good for dirtjumping and freeride and can use it on trails.

Weaknesses:    the first week i had it i went off a 2 foot drop and the deraler broke off and dameged 3 of my spokes and about 6 months after the same thing happend but i only rid off a curb on my street!!!!

Bottom Line:   
the first week i had it i went off a 2 foot drop and the deraler broke off and dameged 3 of my spokes and about 6 months after the same thing happend but i only rid off a curb on my street!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $980.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by socnick83 a Weekend Warrior from lawrence, ks

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2010

Strengths:    The frame! It's a great lasting starter setup that allows you to upgrade components slowly over time as things wear. This bike will take anything you throw at it. I may be biased but this is the one of the best feeling aluminum framed dirt jumpers on the market.

Weaknesses:    maybe some of the components, but those are upgradeable and they have done a great job for me for a long while so no worries.

Bottom Line:   
You will think about riding all the time when you aren't on it, and you will forget about everything when you are on it!

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Favorite Trail:   Campus Urban

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Works

Similar Products Used:   STP2, P1, P2, P3, Felt Jump Shot, Trek Jack, pretty much any bike a friend has had.

Bike Setup:   2005 STP1 Frame, Azonic Strip Bar, LS Peaty grips, Shimano SLX crank, Primo Stricker pedals, mosh DJ seat, Holy Rollers on stock wheels (ryhno lites and formula hubs). Marz Dropoff Comp fork. Adding a RS Argyle 318 and a new wheelset in the next week or so to get ready for spring!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wishbone-AUS a Downhiller from aus

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2009

Strengths:    strong frame wicked brakes smooth and great bike good for everything

Weaknesses:    not much probley bars and head set

Bottom Line:   
great bike will do for any beginer well worth the buy good for downhill dirt and park and street perfect all rounder

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Favorite Trail:   kuranda

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   mates

Similar Products Used:   giant stp 2,3 kona cowen

Bike Setup:   06 stp1 saint cranks new common-sale chain devise new heavy duty downhill ring 36" new brackets hayes nines new white rims 250.00 aus

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by giantstp1rider a Weekend Warrior from standish,maine,usa

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2009

Strengths:    the frame is strong and pretty light love it.

Weaknesses:    The forks suck. I think that the fork are cheap but works ok

Bottom Line:   
very nice awsome bike worth the money

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Favorite Trail:   all of highland

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $920.00

Purchased At:   ernies cycle shop

Similar Products Used:   haro threads, other stps

Bike Setup:   well i got azonic outlaw rims azonic strip riser bars simtra headset 50x/50x pedals e thirteen bash gaurd avid bb7 disc brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by photodog a Racer from SLO, CA

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2009

Strengths:    Good price, good parts, very solid frame

Weaknesses:    Wheels, bar, pedals

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money. Solid parts, good ride, takes abuse no problem. Proven DJ bike geometry so it works well. Manuals very easily and can really be whipped in the air. Reasonable weight for what it is, good fork for DJ (not great for 4x though). Chain guide is pretty good though kind of tough to clean.
Wheels might be okay for most but I got unlucky. Mine were all screwed up; you can see the spokes were all twisted up and stripped out inside the rim so I blew out the rear wheel just by riding a parking lot with my 3 year old kid and doing a skid out in the first hour of riding. Pretty lame they didn't catch that in quality control as the wheels are otherwise pretty good and would last with a good build. Bar is way too narrow for me (I'm 6'1" and it's only 24.9 inches) so that had to be replaced. Fork takes a few days to break in, mine topped out like crazy the first couple rides but now is good, still super firm too which is nice as I have a tendency to over-jump doubles. Pedals are already letting go which isn't all that surprising considering how cheap they are.
Overall I'm very happy with the bike despite the wheel issues (for $800 with that fork you really can't complain. Heck, a new wheel and bar were only another $110). I only ride it on jumps and in my pumptrack where it does very well and seems to take abuse. As far as the ride goes, it accelerates quickly, turns fast and is maneuverable in the air. The fork takes big hits without harsh bottom out and the short chainstays make gaining speed on pumps really easy. Brakes are kind of crappy mechanical things but who cares about brakes on a DJ bike?
I definitely wouldn't recommend this bike if you plan on doing much trail riding. Tires are a little too street for my taste but work on the pumptrack (but are sketch when dirt jumping).
For 99% of people looking for a DJ bike this one will fill the bill.

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Favorite Trail:   my yard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Sonoma Bicycle Co.

Similar Products Used:   my only DJ bike but I also ride a Nomad and a Fisher Paragon 29'er xc bike

Bike Setup:   '08 stock STP 1 (DJ 1 fork)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stp08 a Weekend Warrior from bendigo, victoria

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2008

Strengths:    frame geo, forks, cranks, tires,

Weaknesses:    stock stem, bars, grips and seat.

Bottom Line:   
fantastic bike for the price and you only need to spend around $300 to upgrade the stock parts. The 08 model is going cheap now that the 09 model has been released.
If your still on the fence about buying this bike then i recommened you get off the fence and go buy 1.

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Favorite Trail:   anywheres where theres a place to ride.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   bendigo cycles

Similar Products Used:   kona scab

Bike Setup:   stp1 08 in black, spank stem, titec el norte bars, odi ruffians, raceface evolve dh cranks, raceface diabolus chain guide,
holy rollers, rynolite rims, marzocchi dj2 forks(custom graphics). soon to have a new seatpost and seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by freeride pro a Weekend Warrior from ballan vic aus

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2008

Strengths:    it is smooth grat bike it is my first mtb

Weaknesses:    crank bolt keeps comming lose

Bottom Line:   
awsome

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Favorite Trail:   mt xavier jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   shaws cycling center

Similar Products Used:   none my first bike

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by aaa a Downhiller from asa

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008

Strengths:    very nice ride smooth and good looking mine is the 08stp1 uk vertion

Weaknesses:    me the rider

Bottom Line:   
very good bike

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Favorite Trail:   sas

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   the bike shop

Similar Products Used:   p1

Bike Setup:   bombers single speed(hope)kmc chain maxxis tyers hope barends raceface grips hope squewers avid brake levers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David B a Downhiller from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2008

Strengths:    Awesome Geometry, Durable parts

Weaknesses:    Stock spec is average, Crappy seat sdg bel air (bends like butter)

Bottom Line:   
I own the '07 STP 1 (New Zealand and Australia version) so it is different from the Pic but the frame is the same.

This bike has really well though out and designed geometry. Great for beginners to street/DJ shredders. This bike is so versatile and is perfect for anything from Dh to trail riding

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Favorite Trail:   Taniwha

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Freerid'n

Bike Setup:   R/S Pike 426(upgraded), SDG I Sky seat(upgraded), DMR V-12 pedals(upgraded), X9 Rear mech and X7 Shifter or Da Bomb Rl-3 Tensoiner and DMR SS spacer kit(upgraded). Rear Hayes 9. ODI rogue lock ons.

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