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2004 Giant STP2 again

2004 Giant STP2 again

Side shot - lovely.

Replaced crankset, fork, bar, stem, shifters, grips, brake levers, tires, front wheel, rear derailleur, cables/housing, AND I ADDED A BELL, BWHAHAHAHA!

I ride it for urban, XC, street, and to class. With V-brakes.

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What fork do you have on there - it comes stock with an MZ Comp 100mm right?
That is one wild bike! I do think you should consider adding a second bell however.
 

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Yep. Came with the MZ Crap on it. I removed it right when I took it out of the box. I didn't even want to bother with it. The MZ is made by SunTour, which is now probably all Chinese-made OEM junk, not the good old SR Suntour of long time ago. But other than the fork, the bike is equipped very nicely stock!

I ring the bell occasionally when I'm bunnyhopping because my thigh hits the stem/handlebar junction where the bell is ;)
 

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The STPs were very popular when they first came out, and I gather that quite a few stores were sold out in a matter of weeks! The STP 2 is fairly good value with the stock components, although the derailleur is Alivio, and most bikes that cost a little extra come with disc brakes instead of direct pull. The STP 1 has great stock specs, but I thought it was overpriced - eg the Kona Stuff is cheaper but has some better components (eg hydro brakes). So what fork did you replace the MZ Comp with?
 

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I replaced the MZ with a Fox Vanilla. Only $220 on eBay... $90 if you factor in how much I got back from selling the MZ Comp off before ever riding it. So much stiffer and confidence-inspiring when on the trail... I kept away from discs because it kept the weight down, and I wasn't riding through enough mud and rain to warrant them. I have a set of Hayes Comps and a XT/Singletrack disc wheelset that I put on occasionally, but the V-brakes work well enough for flat Florida.

I can see how they would be very popular. As it's equipped in the picture, that bike would cost about $750 or so retail. I'm glad I work at a bike shop ;)
 

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