Giant WARP DS1 Bike 1998 or Older

Giant WARP DS1 Bike 1998 or Older 

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WARP DS1

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 12, 2002]
Robyn A
Downhiller

Strength:

Bike is cheap, and easy to upgrade. It's light and fast. Easy to manipulate. It's nice to have a rebound adjustment on the rear shock.

Weakness:

The stock version sucks! You have to put money in it to make it worth it. Not the greatest for DH, espacially the stiff rear shock.

Overall this bike is pretty good for beginners, The price is good too, but have to keep a eye on the frame, i heard a lot of things about them braking. My overall rating would actually be a 3.5 but we dont have that choice. This bike has done me well, and i beat the SH** out of it, doing my biggest drop yet of 9ft, and my first no footer too. Have fun riding!

Similar Products Used:

Dunno?

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 03, 2001]
Jordan
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

good frame

Weakness:

sh!tty stock parts, a little heavy

Great for the price, but you need to replace the stock parts

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 10, 2001]
Jason
Downhiller

Strength:

Grat Frame, and Shimano components. Everything is easily interchangable.

Weakness:

Lousy suspension, cockpit, and wheels. Pretty much all components except the Shimano parts.

A good solid bike when upgraded to the specifications of the individual rider. You are basically buying the frame, and the easy ability to upgrade without the use of professionals.

Similar Products Used:

GT, Trek, Specialized, Giant XTC

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 06, 2000]
BRANDON WATTS
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

the frame
thats about it

Weakness:

pivots i had to repalece mine after a couple of months
the stock focks blow @$$ i got new on after3 months
frame after i broke it off a 6 foot drop

the frame is ok i broke it not to long ago that sucks
the pivot suck ass to repalce the every 6 months

Similar Products Used:

fsr
grayfisher joshua

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 26, 2000]
Greg
Racer

Strength:

frame durability, ability to cusomize and add

Weakness:

all the stock components on this thing suck

i have a 98 ds-1. if you want a good free ride bike for a decent price get this, but try to replace all the stock stuff on it. also replace the rear shock. its about the one thing i didn't upgrade and it broke and messed up my shock mounts. also giant customer service isn't the greatest thing around either.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 15, 2000]
Drew Hyde
Downhiller

Strength:

everything

Weakness:

its only weakness is the some of the stuff that comes with it when you buy it. it will make a craking noise in the frame from time to time but it is nothing to wory about

it was a good bike to buy to start then when you get beater sup it up that is what i did. i only paid $800 for mine but i live in canada so that is cheap. but what is really cheap is my friends trek 8500 it is the biggest pile of s**t i have ever seen.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 8000,6000,8500

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 29, 1998]
John
weekend warrior

Just bought this awesome looking bike yesterday after 6 weeks of research and took it out for a try in an extreme course filled with sand, mud, rocks, trees, thorns, steep climbs, and loved every minute of it. This bike didn't let me down, it took every thing I thru at it and wanted more. For the money this bike has every thing I wanted- Aluminum frame, grip shifters, rock shox's, V-brakes, full suspension and damm good looks for only $559. Giant even has the life time warranty on the frame (for the original owner).
One ride and i'm loving it. Let's hope it holds up for the money. I'll keep you posted after a few more hard runs. I wish all the big name dealers would drop there over-priced bikes. Way to go Giant.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 20, 2002]
Ben E
Racer

Strength:

good components added like marzocchi z5 and many other things

Weakness:

i dont like the discovery rims very much

this bike is pretty good if you put some money into it

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 16, 2005]
peter
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Long travel rear suspension w/rebound adjust
Long travel Judy SL front fork w/ "U-Turn" on-the-fly travel adjust, pretty rare for this price range
smooth styling
Avid CPS mech disc brakes rule! being this smooth who needs messy hydro fluids...

Weakness:

A little too heavy but since I set up this bike to be a dual purpose XC/medium-duty DH for my 110lbs wife, I...uh..she can live with it
A bunch of Giant's in-house components

Best bang for the buck, can reliably take 5-6ft drops and keep on going...the long 5" travel rear end makes it suitable for medium-duty DH as well, especially robust for riders under 160lbs. An awesome choice(especially if you can find one on clearance for under $500) for anyone looking for their first full-suspension bike or those XC riders who'd like to ride lift a few times every summer but can't justify the cost of a dedicated DH rig...Happy trails!

Similar Products Used:

Specialized FSR Comp, K2 Disco Monkey, Specialized BigHit Spec

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 14, 2005]
LEE HOFFMAN
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

IT has a great frame no problems.I like the style of this very large 20 in frame I have 2.5 motoraptors and stock Bomber shocks I have hayes discs 6 in

Weakness:

I have a hard time with weaknesses this bike takes a licking I am not a diamond rider and I don't huck so if it had any problems I say a little heavy

Great bike great in the turns ,alotta bike for the money GO GIANT I ve had a great experience with those guys in California keep it up "Dudes"

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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