Giant DH Team - single-pivot four-bar Downhill Full Suspension

Giant DH Team - single-pivot four-bar Downhill Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

  • Fork: Manitou Dorado, 203mm travel
  • Shock: Manitou Swinger 6-way Coil
  • Headset: FSA Pig DH Pro
  • Shifters: SRAM X.9 rear only
  • Spokes: DT Competition 14/15G butted

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 28, 2010]
Alex tynski
Downhiller

Strength:

high BB, manitou shock, big jumps & drops, steep tech! pedal'ability, easy to control! light

Weakness:

high frame

this is a truly amazing bike. ive been on it with about 3 months now and its never failed me! i plan to race a whole season with it this year and i feel it will pull me through to a couple podiums, it takes 40ft ski jumps no problem, it can hold ANY drop you throw its way and iv never been on anything that compares to it!

Similar Products Used:

nothing in comparrison!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 07, 2006]
aj
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

i like it on roads

it is good for road biking

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 06, 2005]
Nathan Campbell
Downhiller

Strength:

1.balanced
2.i swear its on rails
3.plush
4.good componetry

Weakness:

1.little heavy(but how cares when theres shuttles)
2.manitou dorados twist after crashes but easily fixed

BUY THIS BIKE, you cant go wrong with this bike
its so good on dh tracks wether slippery, rocky, fast, steep, jumpy, bumpy and just plain old anything.

the only thing is the dorados twist but you just have to loosen the crowns and straighten them again.

so bottom line BUY THIS BIKE, it wont let you down

Similar Products Used:

04 giant dh comp

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 17, 2005]
Hunter
Racer

Strength:

Fairly light,
suspension is great
corners really well
Very balanced

Weakness:

could be lighter

This is a great bike. The bike corners really fast, all the mass is carried low to the ground. The suspension is really balanced and so is the overall bike. The bike jumps really well and it is really stable at high speeds. The bike is a true complete race bike.

Similar Products Used:

Intense M1, Foes Mono

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 24, 2008]
Roy
Downhiller

Strength:

Extremely stable at high speeds. Corners like its on rails! (Thats cause all of its weight is carried low around the bottom bracket) Feels very light when riding and pedaling. And the finished look of the DH Team is beautiful!

Weakness:

The stock Manitou 6-way swinger shock started leaking when I was setting the stocks high and low speed adjustments.
Now there is air in the shock which causes it to top out hard, but only sometimes. And the first run I had on the Giant, the Maniou Dorado right fork leg started to leak around were the carbon fiber meets with the upper clamping area of the fork. But this just happened on my very first run with the bike and never happened again after that.

I love the Giant DH Team and will run this bike for a long time. The DH Team feels a little taller than most DH rigs, but it handles extremely well at high speeds and blasts though any corner with losing any speed. It tracks the ground well and is smooth in the air and on big landings.
Just remember that the 2005 runs a 12X150 rear hub as the older years DH Teams run a 10X135 rear hub. Also, the DH Team uses a 100mm bottom Bracket!
I would give a 5 for value rating, but with the Manitou shock leaking before the bike is ever riden is a little sad. But thats Manitou's issue, not Giants.

Similar Products Used:

I've tried alot of different DH rigs and nothing feels like the Giant DH Team.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 25, 2005]
chris orice
Downhiller

Strength:

great bike

Weakness:

not much!

great bike! good at cornering and jumping . but also good at ruff stuff

Similar Products Used:

iron horse sunday and giant stp!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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