Written on: 15/08/2012 by dakidd
Top bike ..im 5ft7 and 108kgs...had it for a year and its the best bike i ever bought ..one small minor thing ..if the bike shop hasnt installed the crank properly it will pop out within 6 months ..after every ride i adjust it with allen keys...put on schwable 1.75x26 punch proof tyres..wacked on a 28/38/48t crank ...and man she flies...got a vdo counter too..buy a boulder new models 2012 have disk brakes...you wont be dissapointed!!! (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2012 by bikelover21
This bike is indestructable. I have the 2007 model, and that means its been in service for 5 years. I started off on light trails and slowly made my way to the knarliest trails in Surrey ( Barry Knows Best, Yoghurt Pots, Summer Lightning etc...). Yes my bones got shattered because the suspension could barely keep up, but that is probably because i didnt keep it in great condition.....But it STILL worked!!!! This bike is great for beginners and will serve you well, i would advice getting an... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2010
I have run this bike everyday for a year with no problems at all. This bike is good for on road & off road cycling. I have ridden Xc races, downhilled, dirt jumps, & pump tracks with this bike. I also run it as my get to work bike which is a 20 mile round trip mostly uphill, and apart from normal maintance no work has been needed to be done.
That said the Suntour XCT V2 fork ain't the best, but what do you expect for a bike that cost £250.00. What is good is the... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
Very disappointing. I rushed into buying this bike without researching and after a quick trial ride. The gears are my main problem, really needed the free 6 week adjustment and now, just 6 weeks later have had to be adjusted again. Overall the bike feels a bit cheap and not one I'd trust for anything more than a short journey. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2010
Purchasers of the Giant Boulder 2010 should be aware that earlier this Giant deleted its base model mountain bike - the Rock.
When they did this they down spec'd the Boulder by fitting most of the cheap cycle parts from the rock onto the boulder, they then added £20.00 to the price tag!. If you can, you should look for a 2009 model or earlier. I have had to up spec. mine with the original Acera Shimano derailleurs, and a Suntour XCT V2 fork.
In general this (the 2010 model) is not even a... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2010
I have owned my Giant Boulder just under a month from new, and over all i really like it.
I didn't have a huge budget for a top of the range model, so wanted a nice bike to ride to work on during the week, and to take down a trail at weekends.
Its not the lightest bike out there, but its no dead weight either.
As much as i enjoy my bike, sadly i have had some issues with it.
In the last 4 days my bike has been back to the shop and had the following parts replaced due to the gears or crank... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2010
I bought this bike a few weeks ago for my 11 year old son. It has a small enough frame for a good fit, full sized wheels and plenty of room for growth. So far I have to say that I am very impressed, if a little annoyed about some of the reviews I have read putting the bike down....I dont expect this bike to perform on a par with a bike twice the price or be knocked due to lack of rear suspension. It is what it as, and that is a good value well made peice of kit, ideal for light off road and... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2009
Bought the Giant Boulder for wifes birthday 2 days ago,had to go back to have new back wheel and pads fitted cos they were skimming metal off the rims somehow!Also gear adjustment and a problem with rear derailler hitting the casette when going over bumps.Is this normal?Still love the bike though.Hopefully last of its teething problems.If not I,ll have to buy her a Trek! (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2009
I own a boulder fs/2 from 2002, and apart from 'normal' maintenance it's a great bike; the sram 3.0 has never let me down; the suntour frontsusp. is still in good shape...and believe me: it's been used...;)
i did replaced the cassette, and the crankset; although i regret thar; the original blades a really big!
Great bike; get one if you get the change! (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
I have had this bike for almost a year now and has had to have lots of parts replaced. New forks, New back wheel, bottom bracket and the cranks have come loose. The gears crunch when you go in a high gear. This bike is good for people who are starting bikes (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2009
Amazing bike! Giant Boulder is great fun to ride and is good on just about any terrain, on or off-road. It is also great at uphill or downhill riding. Its speed is amazing and the brakes work really well! If I had to give any negative points it would be only that there is no rear suspension, but that's not a real problem. Overall, the bike is brilliant! (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009 by Invisit (1 review written)
I had readed a lot of reviews about this Giant Boulder bike, not only on this page but in others too and everyone says its a really good bike, and IT IS I have it now for 4 years, I bought mine on 2005 and it had gave me a lot of fun EVERYDAY, I ride it to school, and 3 times a week I go to the woods and downhill a little not an extreme downhill but its fair enough for the suspension I probably do better than guys with real downhill bikes. If you are starting at mtb you probably like this... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2009
this Giant Boulder bike should not be used for downhill riding (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009
had 2 boulders now,first one had a paint work defect so with the GIANT 5 year warranty just got it replaced,so now have a up-spec one....great
a good all round bike i the woods or paths....just keeps going.if you where to trade up to another bike you would have to spend a lot of money.....oh yes the brakes really do work !!!! (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2008
I love this bike... really suitable for anyone using recommended cycle routes/toepaths... did some downhilling with this bike perfect weight and jumps like a dream. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2008
I've had this bike for some time now, and it makes me love cycling even much much more! (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2008 by Jamster (2 reviews written)
Amazing bike for £200, bike of the century. Fantastic value for money, great suspension, not very expensive, relatively light, best bike of its class (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2008
The best bike in its class and for £200 a great bargin too. Buy it with pleasure. Great and light suspension, good build quality, durable, very fast, amazing brakes, superb gear system. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2007 by YourDirector (29 reviews written)
I've had this bike now for about two years. It is by far the best bike I have owned. It is non restrictive and powerful. As there is no rear suspension you don't lose any power and can easily top 34mph on a flat with no wind. It looks fantastic and is hard wearing. I have been hit by a car on this bike and it has survived without a scratch (although I did need to re-straighten one of the wheels). The EZ gear changer system is wonderful and smooth and works great going uphill and... (read more)