Giant atx 830 Bike 1998 or Older

3.64/5 (11 Reviews)


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giant atx 830


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by spiceisland car audio video installation a Weekend Warrior from Brampton,Ont. canada

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2009

Strengths:    Great

Weaknesses:    i have not found any as yet

Bottom Line:   
i used ithe bike maining the work out my legs for i reach my leg press 730 lbs 7 times. ps i change the tires this fall(2009) to street tires.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   others not worth talking about

Bike Setup:   added somes toys to it and able to do night riging as well

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ludovic Douay a Cross Country Rider from Longueuil

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2006

Strengths:    It lasted for 8 years (no more).

Weaknesses:    Snapped in 2 suddenly (at the fork junction)

Bottom Line:   
It hurts to snap a frame. If you hear a lot of cracking when you pedal better check carefully the frame.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Bike Setup:   80 mm travel fork (RST) 2.1 in tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel Dubeau a Cross Country Rider from Cornwall, Ontario

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2006

Strengths:    verry stongframe

Weaknesses:    frame week at the neck

Bottom Line:   
for as many years I've been biking all year around this is
thebike that did it for me..

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   from a freind

Similar Products Used:   shimano parts

Bike Setup:   changed front shock to chilli's downhill shocks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Evan Chastain a Cross Country Rider from Apo, AP

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2003

Strengths:    light, a smooth ride

Weaknesses:    a little small, but that was my fault for choosing the wrong size

Bottom Line:   
Basically a great itermediate to beginner bike. I thought this was the best bike I had owned up till now. A great bike to upgrade on. I put new brake pads, shocks,and other components on this bike and it was Awesome

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Klein, Specialized, Schwinn, Trek, and Bianchi similar bikes

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi bomber upgrade, Shimano Deore components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Mazur a Weekend Warrior from Montreal, QC, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2000

Strengths:    Frame, Rims & Price

Weaknesses:    Brake pads, RST shock

Bottom Line:   
It is a good bike to start with. If you are new to mountain biking this is a perfect bike. Before you spend $$$$ on an bike that you will endup under using get a starter bike like this one until you progress to a more advanced level. The shock is a bit bouncy but still ok to start. I have punished this bike and it still keeps on working well. The new highend brake pads greatly help...these are a must purchase. However, after one year of good riding an upgrade is needed. Either all new parts or simply a new bike. Overall, it is a perfect bike to test to see if you really like the sport.

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Favorite Trail:   unnamed

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek and Specialized in the same price range

Bike Setup:   stock + new brake pads

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marco Pantani from wollen, vic, aust

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2000

Strengths:    hubs, rims and frame

Weaknesses:    cranks and fork

Bottom Line:   
A good bike for the money and a good bike to build on. The forks aren't bad for moderate terrain, they're adjustable, but you can hardly tell. The breaks need adjusting about every three rides. The cranks flex a little but work a treat. The 6061 frame is responsive and strong. i cant buckle the rims and the hubs hurricane proof. this is a great bike for someone who want to ride trails as well as to work or scool. If you are hardcore dont bother.

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Favorite Trail:   Unnamed

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   stock with clipless pedals and bar ends

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Everitt a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Strength of frame


Weaknesses:    
Brakes, Hubs are susceptable to the wet.


Bottom Line:   
Picked it up as insurance job, have found the bike to be a great fun to ride on the road, and for riding around the below average Sydney Streets, however once I rode it off road the hubs gears filled full of garbage and needed cleaning and complete regreasing (EVERY TIME NO MATTER HOW SHORT THE RIDE!). Great for riding however and due to the not to fancy paint job wasn't stolen like my previous bike....

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Shwimm Mesa


Bike Setup:   
As purchased

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Blake Gilbert a Racer from Bowmanville

Date Reviewed: September 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Shocks
Rims
Brakes even when wet


Weaknesses:    
Front derailer


Bottom Line:   
I perssonaly don't agree with those other guys I think that this is a great bike for biggeners and I most certainley reccomend it!! The shocks are amazing and can be adjusted for the terrain change and it's an overall great bike. This was my first suspension bike and I found it perfect for cross country begginers and Intermidate.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ganaraska

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Trek 830
Trek 7000


Bike Setup:   
RST 381 Adjustable suspension fork I loved it!!!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by daniel a Racer from edmonds, wa

Date Reviewed: August 29, 1999

Strengths:    
didnt fall apart


Weaknesses:    
the bike


Bottom Line:   
well, i didnt have my bike and gear, and i went on a trip thinking, hey i dont ALWAYS need to ride on vacation. boy i was wrong, so i rented this pos at a rental place and they sent me off. first off the rst fork SUCKS, no travel, no rebaound control, just MUSHYNESS!!! the components need lotsa work and so does the frame which flexs like its trying to squirm out from under you. i would advise beginners to check out the trek 830, or the ralegh m55 in this price range, actually they are cheaper, and much more usful bikes

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Favorite Trail:   
tiger mountain

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
trek 7000
trek 830
specialized a1 comp fs
raleigh m55


Bike Setup:   
stock, except i stuck some clipless pedals on it

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Simon a Cross-Country Rider from Montreal, canada

Date Reviewed: August 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Prices, quality


Weaknesses:    
Front derailleur


Bottom Line:   
Very good, i Crashed a lot with this bike, and ive had not one problem yet, very violent crashes too :). I never really tried a bike with a good High End Suspension so i cant tell if the RST 381 is any good, But I find it good. But when it gets muddy the chain often locks up, a real pain. But i think The Giant ATX 830 is a grat bike for beginners and Intermidaite Bikers

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Favorite Trail:   
Mont Tremblant

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
N/a


Bike Setup:   
Manufacturers Set up

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by jim g a Weekend Warrior from calgary canada

Date Reviewed: May 5, 1999

Strengths:    
price thats it


Weaknesses:    
horrible shock
brakes
front derailler


Bottom Line:   
i would advise any beginner to check out the other bikes before settling on the giant 830..had mine for 2 months and im regretting it everytime the front derrailler spits the chain off .its been adjusted (appears that thats the way it goes unless u spend more on a better bike),they don't tell u that until after you've paid for it.the brakes are weak and constantly shift around ,sometimes rubbing on the tire,(again nothing more money wont cure)if i could i would give it back and happily buy anything else..It's a bike for beginners (2 hours a month MAX)..SHOP AROUND PEOPLE,this bike belongs at walmart

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
specialized hardrock
kona fire mountain



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