Why not post the pics here? I believe the warp was more of a longer travel free ride type bike. I bet it would be good for agresive trail riding. Too soft and heavy for serious racing or comuting. More of a cushy full suspension thats good going down but not efficent on the climbs. I'm not real familar with it so I could be wrong. Post the same question in the Giant forum and check out the reviews
The Giant Warp DS1 was a pretty burley bike. It was kind of considered an entry level all mountain/freeride bike in its day. If its a newer (2003 or 2004) model in almost new shape, then $500 might not be too bad (but keep in consideration that they sold new for less than $900). They are fairly heavy (35lbs+) but thats not that unusual at this price range on a dual suspension. It'll be kind of big and heavy for riding on the road, but it would be great for what it was made for.
my first full suspension bike was a Giant Warp DS2. I paid $750 in 2003. It was a great bike for the price, a bit heavy but I didn't know any better then so that was a non issue. Cushy 5" rear suspension and solid components. I believe the DS1 was the top model Warp and was the bike I lusted for after I had settled for the next level down DS2. I was very pleased with where this bike took me. I sold it used to a buddy for $400 and I don't think the bike gets ridden at all anymore. If the bike in question is a Warp DS1 then I would highly recommend it for a first bike and $500 seems reasonable if it is in great shape and not more than acouple years old.
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