Giant Warp DS 1 2002 Full Suspension

4.35/5 (52 Reviews)
MSRP : $900.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick chat a Weekend Warrior from la ca us

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2006

Strengths:    great bike it geared up for anything first real mountain and i love

Weaknesses:    cound have a quick realease fo the seat but thats cool anyway

Bottom Line:   
great bike for begginers and pros.

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Favorite Trail:   lake hughes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky giant Ac2

Bike Setup:   rock shox front forks light bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim Edwards a Weekend Warrior from Roxbury

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2006

Strengths:    It is a great bike for the money and excellent for beginners. This bike can take a beating.

Weaknesses:    The shocks and brakes could be a lot better, but the bike is easily upgradeable.

Bottom Line:   
If you're a begginner and looking for a decent bike to start with, this is it. The components can always be upgraded as you get more comfortable riding, but even stock this bike can still keep up with the best of them.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cory from Wyoming

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2005

Strengths:    Very awsome bike!!! I am very satisfied with it. If you are looking at getting a very good beginers bike, this is the bike. I have had it for a year and it is a very dependible bike. I have put over 7400 miles on it and it is still as strong as a new one!! I have changed gears rapidly while pedaling hard and it does awsome and doesn't break or make any sounds. I am planing on keeping it for life. Very good considering the price. It is fun to go cross country with it or go in muddy places. Only have to do 1 check up a year!!

Weaknesses:    The ONLY thing is the back shock. It is too bouncy and doesn't do good on jumps. I went off a jump and when i landed then spring bounced back up and i all most went over the handlebars. I am trying to replace it with a Fox shock so if anyone has one for sale please e-mail at Jeep60@wyoming.com

Bottom Line:   
A very great bike!!! i would give it a A++.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $790.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   Bike setup is awsome any very strong. The best thing is that it is designed in America.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ygfh thhx a Downhiller from CA

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2005

Strengths:    awesome suspension, good price

Weaknesses:    bouncy rear shock

Bottom Line:   
this bike has good suspension at a good price.It is a good bike if you are looking for a comfortable ride. If you plan to climb very steep hills this is probbably not the bike for you.Buy this bike if you are looking for a good ride at a very good price.

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Favorite Trail:   colby-dalton

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $911.00

Purchased At:   Giant Bikes


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin Spagnoli a Downhiller from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2003

Strengths:    The bike is not bad for the price,it needs a little money to make it desent

Weaknesses:    Tires, Frame, Brakes, Axle, and the ----- wakes the deads it is so loud

Bottom Line:   
Not a bad bike for the price, giants warenty saved me because the frame snapped right under me, got an 04 frame so i am not complaning. Good bike to start doing some serious riding but it will need to be replaced after about 2 years if you ride hard.

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Favorite Trail:   Woodland DirtJumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   McWhinnies

Similar Products Used:   2002 Stinky, 2004 stinky

Bike Setup:   Stock but changed pedals, added bash guard, changed tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric Provost a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2003

Strengths:    This bike has all the features of the more expensive bikes and costs a third of the price. i have hammered on this bike for 1 1/2 years now and had nothing major go wrong. the frame is solid, i weigh about 190 lbs and take this bike everywere. urban riding, trails and big downhills. i raced this bike in a Chico DH race this summer and it still held up. Solid all around bike. Just need to upgrade the forks.


Weaknesses:    front forks - get and better fork if you are doing any big downhill.


Bottom Line:   
great bike for the price. you will never regret buying this bike or have to worry about busting it. plus it looks freak'n wicked!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything that will hurt you!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Two Wheels Bike Shop


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gharrett n/a a Racer from WA

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2003

Strengths:    fork is pretty nice and the hydro brakes arent bad plus i like the rims

Weaknesses:    the frame and cranks.....my frame broke beneath me and i weigh only aobut 100 pounds so i say that this frame really sucks as does the back shock its like a frigin pogo stick

Bottom Line:   
dont buy this bike if u wanna be hitting anythin bigger then 4 feet because the frame is horrible and will brake on u like it did on me

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Favorite Trail:   schleyer

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   bothell bike and mountain sport

Similar Products Used:   giant ac1 its way better

Bike Setup:   i had this bike with a K-9 bash ring and hayes hydro disks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jamie a Downhiller from Mandurah

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2003

Strengths:    really good hydro disc brakes, good crank, strong dh rims,
strong dh handle bars, and the frame is bulky and strong


Weaknesses:    there are not that many weakness but my forks snapped which was gay but over it;s a joi bike

Bottom Line:   
this bike a good bike for it price and i reccomend this bike for average freeriding and some dh not but use as a full dh bike other wise it will not hulk up and brake.

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Favorite Trail:   goat farm

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   ds2,

Bike Setup:   -

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max from Centennial,wy,U.S

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2003

Strengths:    durable, very durable. The Giant warp DS1 is the best bike iv'e ever had.

Weaknesses:    just a little heavey.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best i've ever owned. I'm twelve and thi 16.5 in fits me. I would recaomend this bike any day

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   The fine edge

Bike Setup:   straight out of the shop

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Downhiller from Bulington Vermont USA

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2003

Strengths:    Great shox very strong every thing

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
Good DH or Freeride bike you can bash it and nothing happens to the bike rocksolid frame componants are great i upgraded the derailer because it got hit and broke but great know

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Favorite Trail:   Any thing DH

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Bomber Front shox Hydrolic discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Downhiller from renton WA

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2003

Strengths:    great components, real strong cranks plush travel, great price

Weaknesses:    if ur gona freeride this rig u need a 5in travel fork ( i got a 03 DJ3 on it) and the frame broke at the seat/bottom tube weld on a smallish 5 footer but id like to compliment giant on there warrinty return policys i trashed it and giant had me riding again in 2 weeks.

Bottom Line:   
one heck of a bike i lve this thing with all my heart and im amazed its held up so well!!! basicaly a great bike that with some work can handle a lot.

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Favorite Trail:   secret hehe

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $835.00

Purchased At:   center cycle

Similar Products Used:   kona kauna, k2 attack 1.0

Bike Setup:   DJ3 fork, prodigy 100mm, weyless platforms, ea50 post speed v saddle, odi lockons, ringle mamoth rear rim...ect

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rick a Downhiller from Lewiston, Idaho, USA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2003

Strengths:    Wheels,tire,headset,brakes.

Weaknesses:    Everything else.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT USE THIS BIKE FOR DOWNHILL/FREERIDE!!!!!!! Because I did and it didnt holed up at all. It was always one thing after an other that was breaking. I pretty much had to replace every part, and just the other day the the frame broke in half.

This bike may not be good for freeriding or downhill but if you want a great bike for trails or just riding around the giant ds1 warp is the bike for you. I recommend this bike for beginners. If you want a downhill/freeride bike just save your money and by a Giant AC or Giant DH because those bikes kick A$$.

Oh yeah I forgot to say "don't run a triple clamp fork on any warp because if you jump hard you'll rip the head tube off."

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Favorite Trail:   redwolf

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Bike Setup:   Manitou x-vert tipple clamp fork, kona downhill bars, primo pedals and a bunch of other stuff. I pretty much made it into a downhill bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris P a Weekend Warrior from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2002

Strengths:    I've only used the bike for 2 days now but i feel it is AMAZING!! The frame, the disc brakes, the new rapid fire system (i bought a 2003 model), colour, amazing bomber fork and much more!!!

Weaknesses:    nothing found so far..... :)

Bottom Line:   
I havent been riding it for a while but i feel its INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1580.00

Purchased At:   Supercycle

Similar Products Used:   Jeep Comanche Sport

Bike Setup:   Store bought

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jimmy Riordan a Weekend Warrior from Garden Grove, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

Strengths:    5 inches of rear wheel travel, y-style frame design,hydraulic disc brakes, beefy frame that can take abuse, wtb 2.40 tires.

Weaknesses:    a little on the heavy side.

Bottom Line:   
overall it is a great bike for the money. Just want a bike that is a little on the lighter side. Actually good bike if your into doing freeriding with moderate downhills.

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Favorite Trail:   rock -it /laguna

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   two wheels one planet bike shop

Bike Setup:   Shimano sram 7.0 27-speed, marzzochi bomber front forks with 4" of travel, giant MPH hydraulic disc brakes, coil rear shock with adjustable rebound control.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Riggs a Cross Country Rider from Bronx, NY

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2002

Strengths:    Good frame geometry.

Weaknesses:    Too much bobbing at the 5" setting.
Frame cracked after only 5 months of use. I didn't experience this problems w/ other bikes that I owned.


Bottom Line:   
This bike was doing fine until the frame cracked on me while I was on the trail. I guess at 250lbs, I was too much weight for the bike. I was shocked though, considering that the Fisher Joshua shared very similar characteristics. Keep in mind also that I did no serious free-riding w/ the bike.... just primaly cross-country riding. So if you're a heavy rider, be careful w/ this bike. I rode it to the fullest and was very disapointed when the frame cracked on me.

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Favorite Trail:   Saxon Woods, Sprain Ridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Manhattan Bicycles, NYC

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Joshua F4, Jamis Dakar Pro, Gt Avalanche 2.0, Gt XCR4000.

Bike Setup:   RockShox JUDY fork, Easton seatpost Sun Rims, Avid CPS disc brakes, Shimano XT cranx, Rear der., LX front der., Hutchinson Mosquito Air light tires (2.3), sram7.0 cassette.

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