Giant DH Comp 2003 Full Suspension

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[Jan 15, 2016]
Dan Blackley
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike is amazing even though it's 13 years old now I bought mine from a dealer of old stock for £2000, pumped up the tyres and raced Tardree forest this weekend and beat everything there, even guys on the latest 2015 Giant Glory ??

Weakness:

The frame snapped two days later when I jumped a tree stump, snapped at the head stock ??

Overall buying a 13 year old bike for only £2000 was a big step for me as I only rode BMX for two years, but this bike made my transition so easy and my first race I beat everyone, even professional racers could not catch me, the latest bikes the best riders I beat them all on a track I'd never even saw before in my life, ALL THANKS TO THIS BIKE ?? so this is a great bike for a beginner. Makes you win everything!!

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[Jul 13, 2003]
Ryan W
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

stiff rear end
rear shock

Weakness:

pivots loosen easy
shock needs to be pumped up and is a pain to get to.

bike is great, corners like a possesed rabit(very well).
very low centre of gravity takes big hits well and it pedals.
+ make sure you put about 100 psi in the shock (take it to your local bike shop)
+ great freeride or downhil bike.

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2002 comp 2002 ac

[Jul 07, 2003]
steve-o
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great low center of gravity... very stable, gets even better at high speed.

Weakness:

27.2 Titec seatpost inside shim bent easily. Giant's DH chainguide is NOT a bashguard.

This bike kicks @$$. I am 6'2", 180lbs. This is the LARGE frame. I had to make some suspension setup changes, but now this thing is a guided missile! 8.25" with the
Swinger shock eats up big hits and really pedals well.

Raceface Prodigy DH cranks are plenty stout for big drops and gap jumps, urban assault, etc.

This is a great DH/Freeride rig for $3k(or less) ;)

[Jun 08, 2003]
Matt Cribb
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Pedals like a dream. absorbes big hits like they were curb and it doesnt breaks the pocket book for one of these.

Weakness:

linkage makes a funny clicking sound some times. you have to remove all the linkage to get the shock out.

this bike rules. it has some downfalls but overall its wicked. it was designed a a race bike but it fits equallt well into the freeride market giant his gold with this bike and i hope it gets better

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[Sep 10, 2007]
Chris McBath
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Almost everything, its not too heavy and its fast. Its pretty strong too.

Weakness:

The stock fork and chainguide. Put some locktight on the rear suspension bolts and your good to go

If you can get it for a deal. Do it. If you can't get it for a deal. Do it anyways. This is one sick bike. If you like mostly downhilling and freeriding then get this thing. And whoever says this thing can do XC is crazy. I find that my DH is wayyy to heavy. But its impossible to break this thing. I'm 220 pounds and 6,0 and I just can't break it.

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I've ridden my freind's Bighit quite a bit

[Oct 04, 2003]
TJ Clark
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent components, not too heavey, does anything. excellent bike for the price. good for freeriders and downhillers

Weakness:

Afew minor problems with the Manitou 6way spv rear shock leaking oil. Also check all bolts on the rear suspensioin are lock-tighted as they unwind easily

Highly recommend this bike. It will do any trail and jump off the roof of your house with no dificulties. May want to upgrade the front fork to something bulkier if you are a heavier rider who puts your bikes through some big hits.

[Mar 20, 2007]
sam fraser
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

everything

Weakness:

tires

great bike for under 4 grand

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[Mar 13, 2004]
Elijah
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great company, good parts(except Boxxer and Chainguide), super smooth ride, sweet A$$ looks, Swinger 6-way, 5 yr. frame warranty!!!

Weakness:

Crappy Boxxer Race(damping sucks), crappy chainguide(NOT a bashguard at all), just a little bit difficult to adjust R. shock(get it dialed and your set though)

This bike is freakin' sweet. All those chumps that tell you that you need to spend 5k+ to have a good race/freeride bike are smokin' too much. This bike rides super smooth especially with the Swinger 6 way (75psi, hi/lo compression 1.5 clicks from close, 16mm socket 4 turns in, rebound 4 clicks from close). Be sure to locktite linkage (AND leave overnight w/o getting on the bike -- VERY IMPORTANT!) before you ride the bike and you will be dialed!! This thing will amaze you. The only other real weaknesses are the fork and the guide. Other than that... this thing is bombproof and does anything (DH, Freeride, XC... oh wait). BUY IT NOW!!!

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[Apr 16, 2004]
Aaron
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great bike takes the big hit and everything done 13+ foot drops and nothing has happened. Brakes are sweet!! Excellent rear suspension front boxxer race are SH!T!!!! Excellent price for what you get!

Weakness:

Swing arm bolts came lose on the second ride. BOXXER RACE ARE SH!T!!!!! Back shock is a pain in the ass to get to!!!

This bike is AWESOME!!!!!! If your looking for a great bike that can do anything and take everything this is the bike for you. I have thrashed this bike and it still goes. I change the forks to 888's and f#cked off the boxxers. Now she goes better than before. Nice price for what you get. Goes to show that you don't to buy expensive bikes oranges and foes to get a decent downhill/freeride bike!!!!!!

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[Feb 04, 2003]
matt
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

great bike for the money you pay! the fork works well and the rear shock setup is second to none!!!

Weakness:

the fat tires tend to rub the fork if it gets the slightest bit loose

great bike!!!!! few faults definitely the best bike ive raced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kona Stab primo, Specialized Big hit DH

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