Giant 2000 Iguana SE Hardtail Bike

Giant 2000 Iguana SE Hardtail Bike 

DESCRIPTION

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Answer Manitou Magnum, 3.0" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 05, 2002]
Max
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

seat, brakes, rims

Weakness:

fork, rear derailure, gears, shifters

I got this bike on sale in 2001 since the shop was clearing out for newer models. The bike is an all-round good bike, but if you intend to ride it really hard (eg. my friends KHS Alite 2000 or my brothers Schwinn Moab Elite) you'll run into problems. The caps on the forks keep blowing up at my chest (3x), my quikshift shifters keep jamming. The brakes are good, and don't need to be tightened that much. The bike was worth it, but it needs frequent tuneups and fixes. Don't take this one to the Grand Canyon, but for the average mountain joyride, its good.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 02, 2002]
Jay
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

cheap, strong, great fit

Weakness:

cranks are junk, seat rails bent, fork is down-right dangerous!!!

i bought this bike because it was the best value and it was all i could afford. i have replaced several components out of neccessity. the cranks bent, so i bought LX splined cranks. the manitou forks blew up and shot the cap into my face, so i bought marzochi djII. i also bought better brakes, bigger tires and a new seat because the rails bent. i ride this bike EXTREMELY hard. alot harder than it was made for. i do 4 1/2 foot drops on concrete and it has held up better than i ever expected.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 28, 2001]
Ben Johnson
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

great bike for beginer. this bike has good demensions, and can be raced

Weakness:

hardly any at all, except for the brakes, and the cranks. my only other gripe is the stock seatpost

this bike has been working out great for me. its stable, and can take lots more than what it was made for (trials type stuff). one of the only major problems i have had with it was the stock cranks which flexed quite a bit,and bent easily. but after i bought new firex's, the bike is like brand new. i plan on buying new brakes soon though, because the stock ones are cheap and don't have very good modulation. all in all, this bike is great for value, and possibly racing(as i plan on doing this comeing summer)

Similar Products Used:

Kona caldera, others

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 11, 2002]
Ethan T
Weekend Warrior

If you can possibly see yourself as becoming a regular mountain biker, don't get the Iguana. Get something better.

The Iguana is a great bike for the money, but the components are low grade and will soon wear or start to disappoint you. You get what you pay for though, and Giant is a great company. I recently had to return a bike frame to them for replacement. No hassle!

But seriously, go for the XTC SE 1 or 2 because of the mere fact that you will want more than just the Iguana. However, for pure recreational riders, the Iguana is worth it.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 15, 2003]
Asher Zoomers
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Raised hangers

Weakness:

Frame cracked in half behind front headset, in the exact same spot that my friends iguana did. Luckily no one was seriously hurt. Only a broken rib and lots of bruises.
Very Dangerous Frame!!
Warranty sucks and won't cover it.

Nice bike untill the frames crack and try to kill you.
Won't buy another Giant if their service and products continue to be total crap.
Very dissatisfied and can't find anyone who seems to give a damn. If anyone does I would like to hear from them.
Thanks

Similar Products Used:

Gary Fisher, Giant Yukon

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Sep 22, 2001]
Olivier B
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Incredible bang for the buck! I love the way it handles around corners. Great Manitou Magnum fork that will take just about anything... Mine came w/ LX components, can't complain, can I?... Great aluminum frame, super rigid.

Weakness:

The seat is way hard, but once broken in, it's just fine. The tires suck... Brakes tend to fade in long downhills...
Just wish it were a Full-Suspension!

I've ridden this bike for almost 2 years now on all kinds of trails and I haven't had to change anything on it! The value is incredible.

It's a great bike for beginners and intermediate riders. Once you get into hard MTB riding, you'll probably want to upgrade to a Full-Suspension, but remember, your Iguana SE made you love it!

Similar Products Used:

1992 Giant Boulder ATX

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 09, 2001]
danny
Racer

Strength:

Frame

Weakness:

All the components

Great bike to do up for dual and downhill.

Similar Products Used:

Nothing

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 17, 2001]
Andi Baumgartner
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

nice frame/ fork combo for the price, brakes are NICE when properly tuned. Nice rims and hubs for the price.

Weakness:

Could use a 2 in riser bar, stem is original, and ft. der. is alivio, cranks suck balls.

This is my freind's bike, and he had gotton it really muddy, so he took it to me to tune it up. I spent 2 and a half hours tuning every little thing on it. And right now its brakes and ride is soooo much better. This is a woderful bike for the price, if you can get it cheaper go for it, my freind got his for 325 (ebay), and he's totally happy for it. Definatly get new cranks if you are going to be doing some hardcore ridin, but otherwise this bike rocks.

Similar Products Used:

Kona Caldera, Gt LTS-5

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 17, 2001]
Andi Baumgartner
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

nice frame/ fork combo for the price, brakes are NICE when properly tuned. Nice rims and hubs for the price.

Weakness:

Could use a 2 in riser bar, stem is original, and ft. der. is alivio, cranks suck balls.

This is my freind's bike, and he had gotton it really muddy, so he took it to me to tune it up. I spent 2 and a half hours tuning every little thing on it. And right now its brakes and ride is soooo much better. This is a woderful bike for the price, if you can get it cheaper go for it, my freind got his for 325 (ebay), and he's totally happy for it. Definatly get new cranks if you are going to be doing some hardcore ridin, but otherwise this bike rocks.

Similar Products Used:

Kona Caldera, Gt LTS-5

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 24, 2000]
Stephen
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

GREAT VALUE!!!!!! I also was one of the lucky ones to get a LX rear deraileur. The shock is also one of the best shocks I have seen come with this price of bike. very light

Weakness:

The rims, I bent both of them fallinf sideways (don't know how) the crankset also fell apart on me, i got a new Shimano A crankset. This is not a rare problem, it happened to my friend too.

A great bike that leaves room for upgrades, try to get an LX rear derailleur on it. This is a great bike, and I would reccomend it to anybody except a Hardcore rider (takes drop offs more than 4 feet) or racer.

Similar Products Used:

GT Talera (even though it is cro mo)
GT Timberline

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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