Giant ATX860 Bike 1998 or Older

4.27/5 (11 Reviews)


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ATX860


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Kitchener

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2005

Strengths:    Required basic maintenance only with stock components. Great ride, very flexible, very durable.
Light


Weaknesses:    Saddle broke then the new one ripped.
Gripshift probably isn't the best


Bottom Line:   
Love my bike and can't bear to part with it. I have been seriously considering buying a higher-end bike because my bike is old and still stock - ie no suspension at all. However, at the bike show I picked up some Pyslo forks and disc brakes and am now bound and determined to save my bike for years of more riding. This year I will add disc brakes, new headsets, and front suspension. Next year new shifters, cogs, cranks and more! Love this bike more all the time. I'm sure there are tons of better bikes out there but this one has never done me wrong. I'm not the most serious rider but I've been able to keep up with strong bikers with great bikes on my old faithful.

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Favorite Trail:   Hydrocut

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Halifax

Similar Products Used:   First serious mountain bike - bought it in 1994 and still using and loving it.

Bike Setup:   Stock components.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chip Thompson a Cross Country Rider from Marin County, CA

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2002

Strengths:    Great bike for the buck. Sturdy and light, compact frame, nice enough to look at.

Weaknesses:    I guess it came with some low end components, but mine was set up nicely when I got it. Otherwise I can't find any except a sort of mass produced look.

Bottom Line:   
I don't trash my bikes or look for ways to end up in the hospital, but I do put up an average of 150 miles every week all year long. This bike has held up wonderfully, with almost no maintenance, over a variety of terrain, and is always ready when I am. Someday I'll drop some real cash for a high end MTB, but for now I put the money in my road bike and enjoy the heck out of this "daily driver" when I need a break from the cars.

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Favorite Trail:   Camp Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rock Hopper, Jamis Dakar Comp (older version).

Bike Setup:   LX fr and rr d's, BB, shifters and brakes, Truvativ Firex SL crank, Judy w/Eglund air carts, eggbeaters, Ritchey Speedmax, Mavic/Parallax wheelset...i.e., everything upgraded.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Steenbergen a Cross Country Rider from Spijkenisse, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2002

Strengths:    The frame, Michelin Wildgriper tires and the LX rear derailleur

Weaknesses:    The brakes and the front derailleur are both Alivo and these are not suited for mean montainbiking purposes. The fork (Rockshox Jett T2) could be better too.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for a good price. Recomendeded for starting XC bikers. I will certainly keep riding it for a couple of years more

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Favorite Trail:   XC in great nature

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   local retailer

Similar Products Used:   non

Bike Setup:   standard. Untill now I've changed the pedals(spd), tires(continental), front derailleur(deore), seat(selle italia) and off course the chain many times

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zach a Racer from houston, tx, usa

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2002

Strengths:    This bike is bad and means business i think. looks good balanced well and very rigid. oh yeah really cheap

Weaknesses:    i don't know the stock components on this bike because i bought it used but if it sounds like they sucked at least the selle royal seat.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is cheap and very racy and i know it's sturdy because i ride hardcore and wreck hardcore. but my love grows stronger every day for it. man i need to write a poem

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Favorite Trail:   mud, hills, trials whatever just ride

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   used from my friend

Similar Products Used:   trek 4500

Bike Setup:   selle italia road saddle, crank bro's egg beaters, xtr wheels and hubs xt derailers. and the gayest and dumbest fork ever made, THE K2 SMART SHOCK. it's dumb...bottom line

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rodney a Cross Country Rider from Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2001

Strengths:    It has a reall nice frame and a nice aluminum frame color. The stock Tires that came with it are nice and grippy and work alright.

Weaknesses:    It has reall bad brakes that are very hard to adjust. Also the fork sucks ( i got a Mazorochi Z.1 X-fly on the way to replace it) the stx-rc aren't very good either. The seat sucked too.

Bottom Line:   
I think that this is a good value for your money kinda bike and if you are just getting into the sport i would recomend this bike dump the brakes though and get a set of avids. Don't get this bike if you like are a racer or anything cause you will be upgrading everything exept the frame

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Favorite Trail:   Downhills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   G & L Sports Shack

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   1998 Giant atx 860 frame everything is still stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Maarten Wilbrink a Cross Country Rider from Drachten-The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2000

Strengths:    Good value for money;Great components.
Many sizes to get; even a 23,5 inch!


Weaknesses:    Selle Royal Saddle

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, though I upgraded my bike completely.
It's a good XC bike to start with, it got some good components for the money.
The Selle Royal saddle was a very bad choice by Giant; it broke in 2 pieces.
It's an easy bike to upgrade and you can get it in many sizes; even a 23,5 inch.

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Favorite Trail:   Sanding,Bakkeveen,Beetsterzwaag.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   -Specialized Hardrock
-Crappy 'Ranger' bike


Bike Setup:   Upgraded'98 Giant ATX 860;'99 Rockshox Judy XC, ESP 9.0sl,Mavic Crossride, Magura HS11,Selle Italia Max Flite Trans Am,IRC Mythos XC.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sami a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2000

Strengths:    frame, best there is. Strong and light

Weaknesses:    components, not the greatest, but for entry level bike they will do more than fine

Bottom Line:   
Good value for the money. You can upgrade the components if the budget allows it.

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Favorite Trail:   technical single track

Duration Product Used:   2 Years


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

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2000

Strengths:    its a 98 atx860, bought it 2ndhand and am loving it, groovy aluminuim rather than some awful paint job, good butted cu92 tubing, seems strong as all hell, jumps very well

Weaknesses:    awful shimano vbrakes coz they are a pig to adjust and get right, manitou spyder forks ok but not great, i need to spend a little more and get clipless pedals.

Bottom Line:   
i'm stoked i bought it (for 650 aussie dollars), and seems strong anough to bomb around on till the cows come home.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   a kona in the rockies, hired. friends alloy bikes

Bike Setup:   manitou spyder shocks, full stxrc running gear, wonderful oury grips that are comfy and well grippy, no bar ends.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Racer from Scarborough,On,Canada

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2000

Strengths:    Strong light aluminum frame, great value, it was a perfect entry level race bike. But the seasoned vet should over look it.

Weaknesses:    STX/RC couldn't hold up to the racing. So I upgraded. Fork was crappy. So I also upgraded.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for someone who wants to get into racing. It sold for a great price and could make a entry level rider fairly competitive. Giant made a bargain entry level racer. My hat's of to them. It was a good bike but time to move on!

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Favorite Trail:   Durham Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   After I upgraded I had a Manitou X-Vert on the front, Almost all XT compnents. Some Ti here and there. New Tires and wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul a Cross Country Rider from south africa

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2000

Strengths:    solid components
light weight frame


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The bike has been great over any terrain, flys up hills and rock solid on single track. Execellent value for money with good components all round. You can throw it into anything and it just keep going. Would like to add clipless pedals if anything otherwise can't fault it. 5 flamers for giant.

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Favorite Trail:   tokai forest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   haro

Bike Setup:   lx front and back, jett 2, shimano v brakes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a racer from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: December 1, 1998

Bottom Line:   

i have an atx 860 that i got several years ago it is nice but i upgraded alot to an xtr/xt gruppo and an sc70 on the front it is nicer now and if you buy the bike without upgrades as is it is a great entry level racing bike!

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I'm looking at buying an ATX860 from my LBS. It's brand new, but as far as I can tell it has been upgraded/changed. It has disk brakes (RST), Deore front & rear derailieurs, Deore cranks, Deore shifters, can't tell what the BB is, Marzocchi Z5 Air, Zac10? wheels, can't see anything on the hubs, SRAM ... Read More »

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