Giant 1999 Boulder Alu Shock Hardtail Bike

1999 Boulder Alu Shock

Giant Boulder Alu Shock

User Reviews (5)

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Terry   [Feb 08, 2002]
Strength:

Frame looks Groovy, triple clamp forks work well even thought this bike is a hardtail.

Weakness:

none that i have noticed

Great value and performance from Giant

Similar Products Used: Saracen Rufftrax
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5
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5
john m   Weekend Warrior [May 31, 2001]
Strength:

the frame is very light and the forks are good value though you could easily upgrade to something more suited to the style of riding you prefer.

Weakness:

the front mech has its faults. but i changed it to shimano and now its running well. the bottom bracket didnt last very long either

Basically this bike is good for a starting point into serious riding. You can do so much on this machine its wierd. You can do some limited downhill and the same with trials but you can easily burn the single track with it. the tyres do buckle easily when you put them under pressure but it can all depend on the weight. my bike is the 2000 model but there are only marginal differences. ive upgraded most of the stuff on this bike but you dont have to i just like my own set up. the bottom line is you could buy this bike and spend money to get it up to scratch or you could buy a dearer bike but the frame is in its favour compared to similar bikes.

Similar Products Used: it has a similarities to the whole boulder range though it excels throughout.
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4
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4
Ben Whitlock   Cross Country Rider [Oct 25, 2000]
Strength:

Super-light frame
Aheadset with 19.5"
Rear shimano mech good for price
Suntour 63mm Forks excellent for the price.
Tektro V-brakes offer great stopping power.
Very good value.

Weakness:

Rims look naf and buckle easily
Suntour Front mech is unreliable
Paint job is a bit too garish for my liking
Pedals are too slippery when wet (I changed these)

This is a very good bike for the money, and I've found no real faults. But, if you really want to thrash your bike go for something a bit more expensive. In general the bike handles great, and is certainly worth the money.

Similar Products Used: GT Arrowhead
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4
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5
adam   Weekend Warrior [Oct 22, 2000]
Strength:

None what so ever

Weakness:

Everything on the bike. Especially the forks and Drivetrain

Terrible thing to spend money on.

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1
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1
big gob bob fob   Weekend Warrior [Sep 06, 2000]
Strength:

frames is pretty light,good for trials even though if u have a big frame

Weakness:

cheap componentry(who cares)buy new stuff!!!!

Stick a pair of good rigids,thicker tyres and a bashring on it replace some of the sh*t components and u've got ur self a great beginner stock bike.Pleople complain about the rims of this bike but I used buckle a bit regularly but as soon I improved my technique and learnt where to put my weight they have been fine I side hop of 5ft drops regularly and they have been fine so all u people complaining are just sh+t bikers!!!
I have 19.5 inche bike but still and am 5'7" and growing but still ride comp trials and beat people on special trials bikes.it is all about ur skill not ur bike ok it is easier on a trials specific bike but just imagine what u can do on a proper trials bike if ur good on a big non trials specific bike!!!

Similar Products Used: GT Arrowhead(impressive)
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5
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5
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