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Old 08-19-04, 10:37 PM   #1
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I contracted an STP today.

STP1, that is.

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Yeah, so a couple weeks back I ended up taco-ing the rear wheel on my 03 Iguana doing some urban. I had been thinking about getting a new bike for quite some time and this pretty much made me go through with it. Went to the shop, test rode a STP3, fell in love. Ordered a STP1 on the 9th and it just came in today. I absolutely love it.

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Old 08-19-04, 10:40 PM   #2
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Congrats, now please follow this one simple step.

GO OUT AND GET THAT BIKE DIRTY.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:40 PM   #3
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Oh, I will!

I found some new jumps and stunts today while browsing around my college's town.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:52 PM   #4
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If you can't find them, build them! Thats what I did.
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Old 08-19-04, 11:01 PM   #5
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Nice...that is one of the first giants to ever catch my attention. Very cool bike
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Old 08-20-04, 05:13 PM   #6
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What are those lights and that green rectangle in front of his mouth?
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Old 08-20-04, 06:08 PM   #7
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Awesome bike. A locally Giant sponsored Australian rider was just saying in a magazine here how he has a STP1 and absolutely loves it. He uses it for street, DJ AND Racing too! You can't go wrong with it!

And Mael, Have you seen the Giant DH Comp or DH Team? If they dont catch your eye, i dont know what will. Very original frame design.
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Old 08-20-04, 06:22 PM   #8
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I must say. I love how that bike looks.
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Old 08-20-04, 06:25 PM   #9
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What are those lights and that green rectangle in front of his mouth?

That's the first time I've ever seen flourescent ear wax...
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Old 08-21-04, 12:16 PM   #10
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What can I say? Sparks fly when I am shredding.

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I like that bike.
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Old 08-21-04, 01:19 PM   #12
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..but now you can only date others with STPs...be responsible.
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Old 08-21-04, 06:38 PM   #13
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It's all about where you ride.... That bike's worthless where I ride, but I suppose it's OK for "in the city"
types....

Maybe a new Forum category should be started that contains this type of Street Hopper bike.
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Have you even tried riding a hardtail when freeriding or when going downhill? Also those hardtails that you call street hopper bikes can take more abuse than alot of the full suspension bike can take. The bikes like the stuff, STP1, P2, Chase can handle alot more than street or dirt jumping.
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Old 08-21-04, 07:40 PM   #15
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sweet rig... me is jealous. well, not really. but i'd sure want one of those if i could afford another bike.

ahhh... too many sweet bikes, not enough money. oh well.
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Good bike for trials type riding, not DH though.... Loses it's footing @ 50 mph downhill on singletrack.
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Good bike for trials type riding, not DH though.... Loses it's footing @ 50 mph downhill on singletrack.
I told you once already to not bust on riding downhill on a hardtail before you give it a fair shot and ride a hardtail downhill. Thing is at 50mph going down single track any bike will lose it's footing even with the highest tech full suspension system. You are making broad generalizations with out backing up your statements there, the 50 mph going down singletrack and having a hardtail lose it's footing can't be backed up because full suspension bikes loose their footing at 50 as well.
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Mine don't, Duh....
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i was thinking of getting one of those for a first dirt jumping bike. but im a bit confused how much was it because being an Aussie they retail for around $1560 and the one i was looking at had Hayes hydallic disc brakes and that one looks like it has Avid mech disc? whats up with that
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05 mabye. I thought they were gonna change it. My plan is to buy an stp2 and put on some avid mechs and then a sherman flick.
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The p2s at my lbs look so frigging tempting!! Only 900 CAD and they might even go to the fall bike show, meaning further price dorps if they bring their p2!! I want it!! NOW!!
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Nice.. I guess Giant wants their piece of the hardtail urban pie
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Are the stps REAL urban machines. They seem to be pretty cheap.


HOLY JESUS!!!

For the money (680 CAD) Looks like a killer machine!! STP2 that is. w000w.

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how much does teh stp weigh?
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Old 09-05-04, 01:56 PM   #25
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The p2s at my lbs look so frigging tempting!! Only 900 CAD and they might even go to the fall bike show, meaning further price dorps if they bring their p2!! I want it!! NOW!!
i felt the same way hooligan, but my other lbs convinced me to go towards the kona stuff...they are giving me a $100 bucks discount, so it is a good deal
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