Written on: 14/10/2010
Had the GIANT Boulder 3, 2011 model for just over a month and loving it. It is the cheapest GIANT mountain bike you can get with front suspension - replacing the GIANT upland SE from 2010.
I ride it on Saturdays and Sundays about 50-60km each time on cyclepaths and have yet to take it on some light trails. It handles very well, smooth and quiet, smooth gear shifting. Excellent V-brakes. Front suspension is 80mm RST Capa and works well for my weight (about 75kg). Can't wait to see how it handles off-road.
Only thing is it a feels a bit heavy but this makes the bike feel solid. Very happy with it and would recommend for any beginner mountain biker or someone just after a cheap bike who wants value for money.