Giant Yukon Bike 1998 or Older

4/5 (6 Reviews)


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Yukon


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MTB_FAN_#1 a Weekend Warrior from washington, IL

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2007

Strengths:    front suspensions

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE IS FREAKIN' AWSOME!!!

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Favorite Trail:   farmdale resevoir dam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $580.00

Purchased At:   russles cycling and fitness

Similar Products Used:   specialized hardrock


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris a Racer from cincinnati

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2001

Strengths:    light weight, color, aluminum, price

Weaknesses:    everything else

Bottom Line:   
this bike is awesome for the price. Nothing on my frame is stock except the levers and seatpost(which need replacing). I race this bike a lot. I needed to buy a brake booster because you can see the frame flex out. Problem Solved. UPGRADE EVERYTHING. Just buy a nice bike out of the box. I could have bought a Stumpjumper M2 with a Chris King Wheelset and headset for the same price. I still love it. I'm only 15, so my bike rocks for my age. It's the rider that counts, the bike just presents the rider to the public.

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Favorite Trail:   Harbin Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   from my dad

Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper M2, Cannondale Jeckle

Bike Setup:   Manitou SX-Le w/total air, XT drivetrain, bontrager mustang, etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chad Haberstock a Weekend Warrior from Saskatoon, Sask, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight frame. good components. not an expensive used bike. everything is holding up to the abuse nicely. I also really like the tread on the tires, and the paint.

Weaknesses:    easily scratchable paint. weak pedals.

Bottom Line:   
i love this bike. its the best mountain bike i've owned to date, and the lightest. I don't realy need to upgrade anything, except; pedals, seat(I hate riding on my genitalia) Since shocks are for the weak, another $50 ought to do 'er. so for $350 bucks Canadian, I feel as though i got a "killer deal dude". This bike is great for a beginner-intermediat rider, someone who likes to bag on their bikes allot might need to buy new wheels, after getting them cought in rocks, or hittin curbs, however I haven't had to buy new wheels yet. This bike is easily worth $400.00 Canadian bucks+. for you americans $280+. If in excelent condition.

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Favorite Trail:   Down the South Saskatchewan river

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   bike universe, Saskatoon

Similar Products Used:   Trek, KHS

Bike Setup:   factory

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Dennis a Weekend Warrior from Moscow, Idaho, USA

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2000

Strengths:    Frame, paint job

Weaknesses:    Many

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike if you are going to ride it on the road, or on a smooth dirt path every once in a while. Don't try anything else or you will break it. If you plan on doing anything remotely like mountain biking, spend that extra $ for a nice bike. You will spend less money in the long run that way.

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Favorite Trail:   Moscow Mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   Paradise Creek Bikes (Nice place)

Bike Setup:   Indy S front fork (another mistake), new wheels, crankset, shifters

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

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2000

Strengths:    Basic frame is well made and designed well, although it is not butted. 6061 Aluminum tubing is light and well welded. Beautiful paint-job (front to back: deep purple clear coat fading to black )Monotube seat-stay design is clean looking.

Weaknesses:    Component grouping is average quality, good for the money though. SR Suntour crankset has six(?)bolt pattern - good luck upgrading the chainrings without changing the entire crankset. GIANT still uses SR Suntour cranks on their new bikes, why I don't know, when Shimano has cheap cranks too, and they use the more easily upgradable 4 or 5 bolt pattern. The paint is very delicate - beautiful, but easily scratched. Didn't GIANT think to spray a coat of tough lacquer or clear-coat or something over this sexy paint-job?? Seat-tube diameter is 31.6, you'll need an adapter to use a seatpost with the more common 27.2 size.

Bottom Line:   
Even though I've probably spent more on upgrading the original bike than it would've cost me to have just bought one like it in the first place, I feel that I now have a totally customized bike. It's mine!! The frame is light (although not butted) and is just as good as anything out there today. I did look into upgrading the frame too, but I couldn't find a frame that wasn't butt-ugly and I also couldn't rationalize spending an additional $1000 Cdn. in an attempt to shave a few ounces off the weight of the bike. Sure the new frame would've been hi-tech and butted, so what?? I'm not a world class racer. Besides, the biggest reason I didn't just plunk down my hard earned $2500 Cdn. all at once in the first place is because my wife would have choked me. This was a good bike which I made better, but I'll rate the original bike.

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Old CCM 28" wheeled hybrid style bike (it fit me perfect, but it just finally got too beat up from me trying to ride it like it was a mountain bike)

Bike Setup:   Two years later, this Giant Yukon is almost unrecognizable!! I've upgraded everything except the brake-levers, the cables, and the front derailleur. Marzocchi Z-4 fork, SRAM Plasma shifters, Mavic rims, Shimano XT hubs and LX hollowtech crankset, Axiom Ti seatpost & stem, Avid Arch-rival-50 brakes, Selle Italia Nitrox seat, Continental tires

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Eric a downhiller from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: October 2, 1998

Bottom Line:   

This bike is very rigid. It has got a butted top tube, down tube and seat tube.
It also got ovalised down tube and top tube. I was impressed with the welds on the frame of the bike. SHOULD I GET RST MOZO PRO 3.5 OR INDY C OR INDY XC FOR MY GIANT YUKON?
Please e-mail me at herman@igrin.co.nz and tell me what should do?

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Chain Slipping - Giant Yukon

Hey Everyone, Got a quick question for anyone who may have experience with this problem. I have a 2001 Giant Yukon with a Shimano Deore shifter system. All stock parts. Recently, the chain began to slip when I am in the second gear on the front and gears 2-6 on the back. It usually happens when I go ... Read More »

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2012 Giant Yukon FX upgrade advice

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Yukon FX?

Hey guys, have had my Giant Rincon 2010 small for about 1 1/2 years and I am already way too big for it. I like to ride the road a lot but preferably I ride mountain. The only sub 1000$ bike with full suspension that is decent I've found is the Giant Yukon FX. It retails for about 1050$ but could pr ... Read More »

2011 Giant Yukon FX

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