Giant Boulder 2003 Hardtail

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $220.00


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Markridesfairmount a Weekend Warrior from Doylestown, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2009

Strengths:    Good solid bike. all original except the pedals. frame shock and rims have sustained a heavy beating. gears shift smooth. shock responsive and worthy of some higher priced bikes

Weaknesses:    plastic pedals. and solid guard on front gear set.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for a good price. it can take a beating. i ride with my brother and a group of friends. i am riding the cheapest bike in the group. i have no problem keeping up with my brother and friends who are riding the likes of KONA, TREK and Iron Horse full suspension downhill bombers. late last year i hit a patch of loose dirt and had a run in with a large tree, the bike took a good shot with no damage done. the only thing i dislike is plastic pedals. i have taken this bike off of jumps maxing 10' without question. the only damage the bike has sustained other than breaking a pedal(thats expected with plastic) is that I've bent a gear because of the inability of the bike to accept a rock ring. otherwise i love it.

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Favorite Trail:   Fairmount Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Newtown Cycle and fi

Similar Products Used:   Trek antelope

Bike Setup:   All original. just upgraded to crank brothers 50/50 pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dylan a Cross Country Rider from guelph ontario canada

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2006

Strengths:    fork is good pedals are well go althought plastic nice stain stay shifts nicely seats is comfortable
brakes are amazing


Weaknesses:    fork is not that good in cold conditions

Bottom Line:   
nice bike for beginers not for seroius riders good price for good bike fork should get uprade but all in all good bike (dont use for drifting in wet conditions) nice bike for trals and minor jumps

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ziggys

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Branden Dunn a Weekend Warrior from Glendale AZ USA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2006

Strengths:    on hills and mountains and awesome suspension

Weaknesses:    the chain shifter and the chain streches quiet quickly

Bottom Line:   
the bike is an awesome beginner to advance rider

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Road Runner Bikes


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Skubbs a Weekend Warrior from West Jordan, Utah

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

Strengths:    It's a good bike for a good price. Nice seat. Good fo beginers.

Weaknesses:    Don't do anything extreme with it it won't be able to handle it. The shocks really suck when it's cold out.

Bottom Line:   
It's a good bike for beginers. Not the best! It's good for goofing off with your friends, If your going to get serious about biking your going to end up having to get a better bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Little Cottonwood Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Taylors Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Giant Eguana

Bike Setup:   It's got mega range gearing. So it is built to climb.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Noli a Cross Country Rider from Philadelphia

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2005

Strengths:    seat (second most comfortable seat ever), grips, cassette, price

Weaknesses:    cheap everything (except seat!)

Bottom Line:   
This was my first real bike after a Huffy, Magna, and Roadmaster. So i really thought this was a great bike that could take anything i could throw at it. When i moved to Vancouver, i started doing downhill mountain trails. Things i broke/replaced: bent handlebars, destroyed front rim, pedals, ovalized crank arm, brake pads, brake pads, brake pads. Things not replaced but in pretty bad shape after a year: cables pretty rusted, brake springs and screws rusted over and frozen, front derailleur just not doin' the job, seat kind of noisy, fork almost totally frozen.

To put this all into perspective: During the 15 months or so i rode this bike, i only had a car for about 4 of them. Meaning, this bike was how i got around. Easily several thousands of miles put on this bike, and in that light, i think it held up rather well. Also, PLENTY of recreational riding which included the aforementioned trails, 6 foot drops on grass, 4 foot drops on concrete, riding down countless sets of stairs, and some wheelies that just went wrong. The rust probably comes from having the bike in Honolulu and Vancouver, both VERY wet places near the sea. And i didn't lube or take care of the brakes as i should have. The bike was also shipped by UPS/FedEx 3 times, during which it took some SERIOUS beatings.

This should be a great bike for anyone not intending to do very extreme riding but wants the option of trailing. OR a good bike for poor college students (like me) who are sick of Huffies and Roadmasters.

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Favorite Trail:   Knobb Hills Trail in Flower Mound, Texas

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   McCully Sports in Honolulu

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fischer Marlin, Specialized Hard Rock, Giant Iguana

Bike Setup:   upgraded to Wellgo steel pedals, better Shimano crankset

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by College Boy a Weekend Warrior from ILL.

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2003

Strengths:    Good solid bike, good for kids.

Weaknesses:    very low componets and no shocks.

Bottom Line:   
Better then a Walmart bike, this bike is great for pre-teens who need an inexpensive bike to get around. It's price is reasonable if your bike shop offers a good service plan. Most likly you'll want to go a bit higher if you plan on biking seriously

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Mike's Bikes

Bike Setup:   stock

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