Giant 1999 MCM TEAM Hardtail Bike

1999 Giant MCM TEAM, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Sid SL fork

User Reviews (18)

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James Yang   Weekend Warrior [Jul 04, 2002]
Strength:

Superb frame. Combined with all carbon parts, the ultimate bike you can ever have!

Weakness:

Negative!

The ultimite racing bike. Match with the spinergy wheels, it accelerate even faster.

Similar Products Used: None. None can come near.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Chully_Bun   Cross Country Rider [Mar 10, 2004]
Strength:

Light and fast; durable and looks cool! Still lighter than most brand new high end hard tails produced today.

Weakness:

Came with Formula hydraulic brakes, these have not been the most reliable over the past four years and will likely be my next upgrade.

This bike rocks. I bought it December 1999 and it is just as sweet today. Still looks great, has the carbon wow factor and rides like a dream. Rode it last year in the Mont 24Hr race (Canberra, Australia) in a three man team; only bike of the three to survive without maintenance. Basically all I have had to do is lube the chain, replace the cables and bleed the brakes once a year, and it just goes [fast].

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike D   Racer [Feb 25, 2003]
Strength:

see previous post

Weakness:

none

This is still the best performing factory spec'ed xc-hardtail I've ever ridden. The parts are still peforming very well (new wheels were needed- but thats hardly the bikes fault), the only complaint I have is the SID fork is a 12 month then rebuild fork at best. When tuned and working properly this fork is a good match for the bike, so I'll put up with the frequent rebuilds. I added an NRS bike to my collection and am thinking of tossing the SRAM half-pipes for XT pods, but the SRAM stuff just doesn't wear out. Still on original DR and shifters.. I have to add a chili to value, even better now since there is no company making a bike like this right now (Trek is Ok but no comparison).

Similar Products Used: after owning this bike for a couple years, I added the NRS bike to my quiver - just for grins - another good bike bike Giant
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 18, 1999]
Strength:

Carbon Frame.
Hydro Disk Brake.
Race Face Turbine Crank.
Race Face System and bars.
Hey John Tomac won all of his championships on a giant, need i say more?

Weakness:

A bike that says giant can not have weaknesses!

This bike kick TREKS ass there 9.9 is a waste ive seen 3 guys break them. My giants still going after many beatings on the trail!IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD $3,500 THEN BUY THE MCM SE
IT'S THE SAME BIKE ON A SMALLER BUDGET.P.S. MY REAL RATING IS A 10 CAUSE THIS BIKE BLOWS EVERYONE ELSE OFF THE MARKET.

Similar Products Used: All of the giant line.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Daniel Richardson   Racer [Mar 19, 2001]
Strength:

Carbon fiber takes a lot of the soft hits for you. The fork is excilent, the componants are just right for the bike.

Weakness:

The Carbon fiber frame wears out quickly.

This is the ult racing bike, its fast, light, reliable, and intimidating. This is the bike I would pick over any, it's been a very good bike, but its time to get another just like it. I love it!!!!!

Similar Products Used: nothing came close to this dream
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike D   Racer [Oct 03, 2000]
Strength:

This bike climbs like a cat, and is very quite. Great parts specs from the factory - Ready to race out of the box!

Weakness:

Price

This is the perfect bike for going fast. It climbs like nothing I've ever ridden and with the power and feel of the Hope Disc brakes, going downhill is a blast! Not the lightest bike out there but when you are 6' 185, the last thing you want is to feel the bike frame flexing under you. Very stable in corners and light enough for my racing needs right now. If you can afford (or even find one they are very limited now) and are looking for a frame that is strong and forgiving, this is the bike.

Similar Products Used: Giant 760, Giant 880 ATX
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Marcus Moore   Weekend Warrior [Mar 21, 2000]
Strength:

Very stiff and responsive. Excellent climber and great on the flats.

Weakness:

Almost too stiff. I had to buy a suspension seatpost so I could ride ore that 20 miles. Had initial problems with getting the bike and problems with the downtube but all is well now.

I had originally rated this bike poorly because I hadn't received it yet. After getting it I spent some time building it and took a trip to Taos, NM for the first ride. I had problems with the seatpost dropping so I wasn't impressed at first. After about 4 1/2 weeks of run around from Giant and my local bike shop (not all Giant's fault) I had the bike ready to role. I took the first real ride and I love it. It is so stiff that I had to buy a suspension seatpost so my back would hold out. I tell everyone about my bike and everyone who rides it loves it. If I could take off my prior review I would because this bike rocks. Yes it is a little on the expensive side but you pay for the best.

Similar Products Used: Original Giant MCM Carbon.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andy   Cross-Country Rider [Nov 15, 1999]
Strength:

plush ride, great braking, light weight, strong as hell.

Weakness:

none so far

this rig rocks

Similar Products Used: all of them bike shop sales manager
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Marcos   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 19, 1999]
Strength:

It is light,
The geometry,
The response on maneuvers and
It is a beaultiful bike.

Weakness:

There isn't a customer department in my country.

This bike (19 1/2) fits like a glove. It is responsive on maneuvers, fast and confortable.
Perfect bike!!!!!

Similar Products Used: Giant TCM 20,
Trek 9800,
GT STS1 and
GT Karakoram
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Nick Luhr   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 12, 1999]
Strength:

Very light
Very Trick

Weakness:

Expensive

I got this bike very cheap from the Giant Sales Rep and I would like to sell it since I have two other mountain bikes that I love. The MSRP is 3500. The thing is in NEW condition and I will sell it for $2000 obo. Contact me if you are interested. nickluhr@hotmail.com

Similar Products Used: never tried another carbon bike
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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