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.
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.
a Weekend Warrior
from Moscow, Idaho, USA
Date Reviewed: September 3, 2000
Strengths: Frame, paint job
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.
Bike Setup: Indy S front fork (another mistake), new wheels, crankset, shifters
a Weekend Warrior
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.
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.
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
from New Zealand
Date Reviewed: October 2, 1998
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 email@example.com and tell me what should do?
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 »
ok so i'm in looking for a good all mountainbike, something that i can use to go around town but also hit some jumps but mostly hit the trails with. on craigs i found two bikes that interest me, a 2005 giant reign 2 with fox suspesion and and raceface cranks, this bike is for sale for $750. the othe ... Read More »
I am looking to upgrade the front fork and the wheelset/tires. I'd like to shave a little weight off this bike. Can anyone give me recommendations. I'd like to spend less than 600 total. ThanksRead More »
have had my Giant Rincon 2010 small for about 1 1/2 years and I am already way too big for it. I like to ride the road a lot but preferably I ride mountain. The only sub 1000$ 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 »
Hi, I've been riding my 2011 Giant Yukon fx for a while now. I want to upgrade my suspension. I don't know much about upgrades. I've been looking on craiglist for a used fork and rear shock. Was wondering if this was a good deal, and would this fit my Giant?
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