Giant STP 3 Freeride Hardtail

3.92/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $370.00


Product Description

  • Fork: SR Suntour XC75, 100mm travel
  • Pedals: Alloy Platform
  • Handlebar: 1.25" riser
  • Rims: Alex 36H Double Wall
  • Spokes: Stainless steel 14G


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nate Anderson

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2012

Strengths:    The shocks are awesome, the frame is cool and the tires are also nice

Weaknesses:    squeeky peddles

Bottom Line:   
good bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bret Hectus a Weekend Warrior from Orlando, FL USA

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, light frame, great geometry, good value for money

Weaknesses:    paper thin chainrings, cranks, rear hub, front fork.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money, and I have it pretty much stock except for the Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4" tires front & rear. Out back the 2.4 is too wide and I need to go back to a 2.2 as the front derr rubs on the tire when trying to get into the small chainring. I use this bike for light trials riding but mostly urban streetriding. It's done everything I've asked of it, but I would recommend a better front fork, and definitely new crankset & chainrings. If I rode it as hard as I used to ride when I was younger I would have destroyed the cranks by now. Great entry level urban street bike for the budget-minded. The frame is a great base and the rest can be easily upgraded down the road.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   stock, maxxis Holy Roller tires

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jack thompson a Racer from N.S.W

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2007

Strengths:    its a great bike for doing small jumps but i would not take it to many other places

Weaknesses:    not the best suspension package and a bit of a weird frame

Bottom Line:   
i would buy this bike with my extra money but i wouldnt be saving up for it.

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Favorite Trail:   stromlo 4x track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   mal adjusted

Similar Products Used:   KONA SCRAP extremely good 4x bike, perfect for anything and a great suspension package

Bike Setup:   good stuff

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Raleigh NC

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2006

Strengths:    FRAME FRAME FRAME, Forks not bad if you dont do anything crazy, Extremley Light Excellent for wheelies, brakes r good if you adjust them properly.

Weaknesses:    Cranks squeak but i put some toyota sealent and blue lock tight and fixed that problem ,Pedals.

Bottom Line:   
This is good bike for if your just getting into jumping bikes, awsome if you want to learn how to do wheelies.

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Favorite Trail:   Clayton

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by chris a Downhiller from washington

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2006

Strengths:    every thing i just put a brand new dirt jump parts kit on it and i can case really hard and it works great

Weaknesses:    seatpost and seat wont shut up

Bottom Line:   
good bike when upgraded when stock it is for beging beginers who dont abuse it that much

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Favorite Trail:   south seatac softys

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   angle lake cyclery

Similar Products Used:   norco shore, stp2,kona stinky,norco atomik.

Bike Setup:   hayes 9 marazoci drop off 100 comp ditch witch rims truvative husevet cranks kona premo pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan W from SLC, UT. , USA

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2006

Strengths:    Light Frame, nice geometry, easy to manual

Weaknesses:    Crapy front shocks

Bottom Line:   
I really like the bike its really ligths weight and easy the though around. its easy to manual and fun to get air on......for the price it is totally worth it and the features I do not like are easy to replace and don't cost too much...

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere in Moab

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   From a friend Used/Upgraded

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff, P2, Haro 8.2

Bike Setup:   15in, arrow racing tires, lizard skin moab lockon grips....I'm planning on putting juice5 disc breaks to replace the v breaks that are on it...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by joe from exeter

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2005

Strengths:    frame, stong and ultra light

Weaknesses:    cranks + forks

Bottom Line:   
great begginers jump bike, dont do anything to extreme or u will probably bend the cranks

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Favorite Trail:   harpford

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   homelands

Similar Products Used:   kona scrap


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anthony Horuzy from waldwick, nj USA

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2005

Strengths:    good for a beginner jumper, strong frame, good fork, brakes

Weaknesses:    cranks, tires grips!!!

Bottom Line:   
this is a good beginner as i said. i was a little low on money at that time and i needed a bike. if i had one more month i would've got the stp2. this is good for moderate jumping. DO NOT JUMP BIG!!!!! i blew the stock rear tire(it was at 55 psi (reg)) and my cranks are so bent i had to remove the front derailler. it has awesome brakes!! stoppies are so easy you wouldnt believe. my brakes haven't faded yet. im getting discs because my rims always go out of true so im getting a good wheelset. bottem line if you know you wont makeit dont do it with this bike. if you have any questions email me at antman3249@yahoo.com

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Favorite Trail:   duck pond jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   allendale cycles

Similar Products Used:   stp2, p3

Bike Setup:   hookworms, odi lockons, lizard skin christmas: disc wheelset, bb7, race face evolve cranks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike from Springdale, AR

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2005

Strengths:    Versatile, durable, and has a clean look.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike for use around campus. As the name suggests, it's made for sreet/trail/park. It serves its purpose for the streets and parks, but not for trails...well not for trails around here. Trails or streets that have jagged gravel will cut into the tires, however, I haven't had a flat, yet. As mentioned in the "bike setup" I plan on upgrading some parts on the bike. All in all, it's not a bad bike. It's great for a starter bike.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Lewis and Clark Outfitters

Bike Setup:   Stock so far, but plan on upgrading. Already installed Race Face Good 'n Evil grips. Plan on adding front disc brake, new fork, new saddle, x-change tires for freeride tires, new pedals, and headset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lorin larson a Weekend Warrior from holbrook

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2005

Strengths:    stromg frame, very easy to ride, comfortable on the trail as well as on the street sessions

Weaknesses:    cranks sucked, slight creak, but it comes and goes.

Bottom Line:   
i LOVE to ride this bike it's a blast, allows me to ride anywhere i want to. if you have a budget like i do it's really worth looking into. it's worth every bit i paid for it and plan on up grading as i go.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   cycle mania

Similar Products Used:   first time use for similar product.

Bike Setup:   stock, except for Shimano deores, i destroyed the stock crank, and the Bontanager Jones.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wylie a Weekend Warrior from wheaton

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2005

Strengths:    frame is delicous, light and strong pretty goord rims deralliuers are good fork is mediocre unless yer jumpin of my roovs

Weaknesses:    stem and cranks won shut up seat creaks sometimes too and is hard as rock, brakes dont stop very fast

Bottom Line:   
awesome bike buy it if ur on a budget like me upgradee a few things and its evn better

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Favorite Trail:   my roovs

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $390.00

Purchased At:   koslow

Similar Products Used:   friends bruiser (trek)

Bike Setup:   odi loc on grips, evrthing else is stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob clark a Downhiller from Smithfield, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2005

Strengths:    great frame, real strong, real light

Weaknesses:    crappy fork, crappy cranks i busted the bb in the first 4 days

Bottom Line:   
i love this bike its great for the money. it will do for the time being but you will want to upgrade it. im sure it will look great when i get my jr. t's.

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Favorite Trail:   sv

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   sunrise

Similar Products Used:   my friends kona hoss, iron horse


Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray from Edmond Ok in the U S of A

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2005

Strengths:    *Frame Integrity *Geometry/comfort *Weight *Manouverability (she's as agile on single trak as she is on the quarter pipe at the park. Handling inspires confidence. *Brakes
*Versatility *Looks/Styling *Good quality for price *Tires (K rads) *FAST!!! *


Weaknesses:    * Cranks creak, need tightening a lot. I had the drive side crank bolt strip out completely (LBS replaced it for free with no hassles :) Fragile chainrings. * cheep cheep @$$ paper thin stock inner tubes. I bought better ones at Target for Gods sake * Front Der. a pain in the butt to set up/adjust w/o chain rub. Shifts poorly (rear der. works great though. both are alivio) * stock seat sux except as a place to rest your butt while waiting for your turn in the bowls at the skate park. *Fork could be better, BUT given the price of the bike it's actually pretty decent, and better than the competitors in the sub $500 category. *Can't put pegs on it with stock hubs/wheels, but thats a plus if your on the trail, cause it's got QR hubs (can't have everything)

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike! If it were legal, I would marry it. (who knows, this is Oklahoma, it may be legal here.) I have 5 other bikes, and I hardly ever ride them anymore except for the Haro BMX. A truly multipurpose bike when fitted with a better seat and a rear rack. I use it to commute to work or run errands on nice days. Very comfortable bike. nice geometry. Kenda K rads stick like glue and roll fast on cement and asphalt. Very fast street and commuter bike. I sometimes pass cars in 25 mph zones with this thing.
At the Park....Agile quick and light in the quarter pipe. Jumps predictably and easily.actually easier to do tricks on than a bmx, but lacks mounts for pegs (QR hub is stock) light enough to toss around, but handles abuse well. Feels like a lighter cruiser size version of my Haro, thats less tiring to ride and easier on the bones.
On the trail it's just as nimble. Climbs easily, and has good gear range. stock tires clog with muddy clay and dont shed it well. Off road it's comparable to a similarly equipped conventional design hardtail, maybe even a little easier to toss about due to its low standover and shorter rear end.
Overall... It succeeds well in what it was designed for. Anything you can do on a BMX, you can do on this, except peg tricks/grinds. It is an excellent hardtail XC or all mtn ATB. On the Street, it's almost as fast as a hybrid. more stylish but not as practical for commuting. Very reliable as long as you keep close tabs on the crank bolts

There are several similar bikes, like the P series, Gary Fisher Bigg'ns and the Cannondale Chase series. they basically all have the same geometry share similar overall characteristics and generally differ only in componentry and price. For under $500 there are only 4 choices. A Trek, a Fisher, a Mongoose (Fireball), and this bike. The STP 3 had the best components, fork and standard equipment for My Money. Buy a suspension post and a cushy seat with the Bux U save. good starter bike. upgrade as u wear it out. Bang 4 the buck is why I boought this black beauty, and still don't regret it. I'm dockin 1 chili overall for the El Cheepo inner tubes, Creaky crank and delicate "girly-man from Wussyville" chainrings

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Favorite Trail:   Local Skate park, or Lake Arcadia

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Bike One (formerly Budget Bicycles of OKC)

Similar Products Used:   *My battle-scarred Cromoly '01 Haro Mirra 540 air BMX. *Cromoly rigid 1991 My Trek 820 antelope (my old Hucking bike and singletrack bike) *Various low end Alum and Steel Trek hardtails (looked at) My alum Hybrid Trek 7100 Rigid, that I use as a commuter and recreational/street bike *Gary Fisher Opie (almost bought)

Bike Setup:   Park : Stock + Frame mounted J bolt security lock, pretty neon green Tireflies and sick bullethole decals.

Street or Trail: All the above, plus Trek alloy suspension seatpost, Bontrager FS2000 saddle, Seatpost mounted rear rack (El cheepo brand) Cateye LED headlight and tail-lights and a GT bike computer/speedo

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