Giant 2000 Boulder SE Hardtail Bike

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR M7600, 2.5" travel fork

User Reviews (19)

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TND   [May 22, 2014]
Strength:

Old reliable is mine! Puchased In CO., still have it and ride daily!.. First failure since 2004. CRANK arm rounded out. Getting ready to add 66/80cc to it/

Weakness:

1/1 1/2 gear/ Too much gap.

LOVE MY BIKE. Pics to come.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
MASSIVE P.ENIS!!   Racer [Sep 29, 2001]
Strength:

IT IS AS STRONG AS MY WANG!!!!!!

Weakness:

IT IS BAD TO TAKE TO WAR IN REPLACEMENT OR A TANK!

WATCH OUT ITS A GIANT BOULDER!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: MY MOTHER, SHES A TOWNBIKE, EVERYONE GETS A RIDE!
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Sam Heatwole   Weekend Warrior [Nov 11, 2001]
Strength:

Affordable Price!!! Strength of frame, I'm 230lbs and no wheel, frame or shock problems, but at age 55, I'm not punishing the bike or my body unduly either. Good feel when you ride the bike. I've not experienced the front der. probs. other reviewers have. The bike shifts well on the fly, especially shifting down in first gear going uphill.

Weakness:

It's heavy, but so am I. Third gear needs to be geared higher. I use 2nd and 1st gears on the trail and 3rd as my "on road" gear. As such, I'd like to be able to get some speed outta the bike when I hit pavement. Instead 3rd gear is just way too low to give me anything close to comfortable
speed. This is when the weight of the bike can really be a problem since it adds to the drag on pavement. Semi slick tires help some but not a great deal. Gearing 3rd higher would really help.

This is a great bike. It gives the rider a real since of comfort and control when riding. I think it is the ideal low end bike for the mtn. bike market for the novice or experienced biker.

Similar Products Used: Mongoose
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
dave   Cross Country Rider [May 25, 2000]
Strength:

it's cheap and durable. it comes with a decent fork and all shimano parts, at a great price.

Weakness:

it's very heavy, and the fork itself weighs about ten pounds.

it's a great bike for a beginner or someone who doesn't live for biking. It's a little too heavy for anyone who rides religously. it's a great bunch of components for a $200 bike, and most of the stuff lasts a while. the head tube however, is freeakishly long; so if you want to upgrade to a lighter fork, you might need to spend a little more money, on say a Sid, Judy, or a Bomber.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
college kid on a budget   Weekend Warrior [Apr 01, 2001]
Strength:

value

Weakness:

WEIGHT!!!
wheels
tires
brake pads
forks
derailleurs
headset

see below

this bike will fit into your tight budget, but will do nothing more. the frame is quite stiff but you get it at the expense of overwhelming weight.

the weight: can bring down titanic if onboard. don't ever try to climb with it

wheels: always out of true. easily scratched rims

tires: SUCK BIG TIME! after a winter the tire simply cracked. i had numerous flats and i found out that it was because some pieces of coal (not very sharp, neither strong) have cut through the tire and was stabbing at my tubes.

brake pads: SUCK SUPER DUPER BIG TIME!!! they pick up everything on the frame, scrach off bits of alu rims and then pick these bits up then scrape more. not enough stoppping power too.

forks: okay if you live in Howaii. they kinda freeze up during winters and just won't do their job.

derailleurs: front derailleur stinks (the guy below was right). never shifts well despite adjustments. rear derailleur has weak springs and won't shift under moderate load.

headset: started squeeling after some time.

4 chili's for value, 3 overall.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
edouble   Cross Country Rider [Mar 07, 2001]
Strength:

value for money

Weakness:

front derailleur , weight

you clowns who say this bike is crap are wick,wick,wack! . my wife has rode everything that i have on this bike without one equipt. failure, not one! and that includes 3hr rides in wissahickon park in philly!. i bought it for her and she loves it cause it never lets her down . and thats the bottom line. im now buying her a yeti full susp. but the little boulder is what she learned to mountain bike on.

Similar Products Used: none as this is my wifes bike
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Paul   Cross Country Rider [Jan 15, 2001]
Strength:

Front Suspension at a low price. Nice looking. Entry Level

Weakness:

Damn that front derailleur sucks. After one month of riding it was loose. Now it won't even tighten fully. Shocks are too weak and they don't work in the winter. Crappy wheelset.

I like the bike but it is'nt the complete package. Good to get started on but the shortcomings appear as you improve your biking. If I had the chance I would have spent more for the 99 Rocky Mountain Soul.

Similar Products Used: 1995 Giant Yukon, 1999 RM soul
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Tony Howard   Weekend Warrior [Dec 10, 2000]
Strength:

Good for price good starting bike

Weakness:

rear der. did not last and became less acurate. Shox started of good but became very sloowww seat good for comfort but not if you are seriuos. rims buckled very easly.Brakes squeal need to change pads

good for price but if you are serious about riding have another thought. Good for the budding beginer but spend the extra dollars if you want quallity.

Similar Products Used: Boulder '99
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Tim Rhodes   Cross Country Rider [Nov 01, 2000]
Strength:

Good fork, nice shifting, has a nice crank. good value, well worth the money

Weakness:

awful front derailer, bad handbars, and no bar ends, the shimano altus is ok but add an stx and you will be cruisen much better. also the pedals are plastic in the middle and a little dirt and they will get torn apart. trust me on that!

it's a good bike for the money and it has good components the fork is good and it will last a while. if you make the upgrades I made you will see a big diference you also need to keep the chain lubed or it will rust out and the pedals are week plastic and will fall apart if you aren't careful the frame is cromoly and it has to week points but it will last as long as you don't bash it into a tree it also has quick release which is nice. it is easily upgradable to a aluminuim frame and that is what I plan to do considering how it is almost identicle to some of giants aothe bikes. the front derailer is crap I must admit but they are sheap to replace.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Seth   [Sep 08, 2000]
Strength:

Price

Weakness:

You can't really complain too much because of the price. But, the chainrings and rear cassette (by Suntour) seem almost plastic-like in rigidity.

For newbies it is about the best thing going for the price. The fork had been acceptable until it got wet. I have beaten the hell out of it on some hard jumps and seriously rocky downhills. Not a bike I would buy thinking to upgrade in the future since 1st, it's not threadless, and 2nd, the cro-moly frame is not the best. I can't wait to get the new 2K1 Giant Rainier.
The Boulder turned me on to riding for good and you can't help but dig Giant's ability to go bottom line on price.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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