Giant Box Two Bike 1998 or Older

4.5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $550.00


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Giant Box Two


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Greg a Downhiller from Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2010

Strengths:    Massive and strong machine! I'm using only box 2 frame with Halo "upside-down" 165 mm travel front suspension and Fox dumper at the rear end; also Halo Combat rims with Nokian downhill sharp 2,6 inch wide tyres. One of the most important downhill equipment are brakes so I've put famous and liked Magura Julie hydraulic disc brakes: 180 mm rotor on the front and 160 mm at rear so the braking power is just stunning despite of fact that my weight is about 90 kilos. I'm sure that this bike is going to be unbreakable machine. I've been using it for about three months at the moment and I simply don't know what could I do to kill it... It is amazingly strong and so stiff even if it is used pretty hard as a downhill cruiser in really tough terrain. The frame construction is rather old, but if You're looking for a solid base to build a rock-solid bike go for it! It's a bargain!

Weaknesses:    I must confess it is pretty heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I wasn't expecting too much of such an old bike frame construction and the material it's been made of, but I was pretty surprised when I have used it for the first time. Weigth is the only bad thing about it, but if You can afford lightweight rims and other equipment You can solve this problem. So if You can get one, my advice is go for it!

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Favorite Trail:   Beachy Head route

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   East Sussex

Similar Products Used:   Self builded semi downhill bike on budget :) Merida Kalahari frame with Suntour Triple fork, wide downhill rims and tyres and unfortunately hard tail.

Bike Setup:   Suspension setup depends of terrain I'm going to visit. I prefer to set the front to rather hard mode and rear to semi-soft with quick rebound, so it can help to handle the grip.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by niggel a Cross Country Rider from uk england

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2009

Strengths:    nice frame, strong box section 6061T6, light weight compared to may other bikes I have had in the past.

Weaknesses:    not many weaknesses rims would be nice with discs can be upgraded later.

Bottom Line:   
Nice bike runs smooth ironing out the bumps on trails, can be upgraded to discs, would be nice if I can find any other information on the bike, can not seem to track the information down be great if can any one help?

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Favorite Trail:   Tissington trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   only had run of the mill bikes before

Bike Setup:   marin head, set shimano deore & 8 speed back cogs, nokian gazzaloddi dual 2.3 tiers on mavic rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ray a Cross Country Rider from uk

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2009

Strengths:    frame excellent, shimano stx rc components silky smooth and nice ride

Weaknesses:    gtm-7 shock bottoms out abit too much, could be partly down to me weighing 227lbs as well, and seatpost to short!

Bottom Line:   
i found this bargain which was partly upgraded already and have updated one or two components.
the ride is very smooth on trails compared to my gt hardtail, it just seems to glide over bumps and handles most things thrown at it.
however i still need to upgrade the wheels to accommodate disc brakes on the front, change the front suspension and go from 21 to 27 gears to be complete.

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Favorite Trail:   malverns

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   secondhand

Bike Setup:   vuelta d/hill bomber rims on stx rc hubs, tranz bars,shimano deore dx brakes, deore shifters.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by oliver bruce a Downhiller from brigg

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2006

Strengths:    light and strong nothing has gon rong strong wheels and my giant box two freeride siries the gold one has single speed not as bad ass evry one says

Weaknesses:    built up by my m8 so not realy eny thing bad two

Bottom Line:   
grate bike fore starting of on and will last you untill you are bettor

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Favorite Trail:   brigg down hill track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   crawfords

Similar Products Used:   none that i can think of

Bike Setup:   big foot seat royal racing quick release big betty back tire kevlar speed on the front hs 11 on the back normal v brake on the front club rooster handle bars rock shocs judi xc chain dog roler coster shmano crancs velta alloy rims rst rear shocer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip Vrijsen a Cross Country Rider from Tilburg,Noord-Brabant,Netherlands

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2002

Strengths:    Strong, great gears, in my case not heavy at all

Weaknesses:    wheels

Bottom Line:   
I work in a bike shop so I got it really cheap, and it really is an amazing bike. Great for it's price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Rambler freeride blue type, and lots more


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PETER POLLARD a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2001

Strengths:    For the money it seems virtually unbreakable!, apart from the wheels (out of true on second ride) very good beginner full susser, looks the buisness and rides well


Weaknesses:    wheels (halo combats on order!), standard seat stem stupidly short, weight (this bike is heavy!) but easy to ride,no bottle cage mounts

Bottom Line:   
great for beginners and old school alike
a really good bargain at the moment too....i only paid £300.00 for mine as its now an old model!
but remember............this bike is quite heavy but at least it'll last better than most similarly priced full sussers on the market :-)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   saracen raw pro, saracen awol,

Bike Setup:   post moderne extended seat post, crud catcher, muck sucker front mud gard, halo combat 26' wheels & tioga dh 2.3 tyres (on order), azonic shorty ahead stem 50mm

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom fidler a Downhiller from england

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2000

Strengths:    strong unbreakable bike good bike for money wheels still true lush ride

Weaknesses:    heavy front shock (dodgy SR Suntor?) rear shock works resable well until gay brother broke it lot of room for upgrading

Bottom Line:   
good bike for money nice ride for downhill but as i say it has got a lot of room for upgradment (good bike enongh said

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Favorite Trail:   savernake down hill track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   box 1,GT LTS , GT STS

Bike Setup:   bomber mr T's , fox vanilla R C ,Hope discs ,XTR spech

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Reynoldson a Weekend Warrior from North Yorkshire, England

Date Reviewed: May 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Tough for the money, looks the part, does the job, Fun to ride!


Weaknesses:    
Heavy! Standard seatpost way too short. Standard flat pedals offer no grip.


Bottom Line:   
The bike is very heavy. My 21.5 framed bike weighs 34lb! On the other hand nothing has bent or fell off yet and the wheels have stayed true even after a few jumps and drop offs. I've still managed to commute on it to work every day and have done some XC riding on it. Overall it's ideal if (like me) you only get the odd hour to blast around on your bike and spend your time thrashing about the woods rather than going on cross country epics. The guy at the bike shop told me I'd snap the full suspension Marin I was looking at in half, which put me off as it looked kind of spindly anyway. The Giant seems bombproof and only has one oversized pivot. Most of the weight seems to come from the wheels and forks so there's planty of room for upgrading. A blast to ride and excellent performance for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   
Dalby Forest

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Marin Alpine Trail


Bike Setup:   
Club Roost bars, Wellgo DX copies, USE 420mm seatpost.

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