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    Giant STP

    ok a co-worker and I both ride STP's and we were looking for others.....both of ours are 06' my is the normal stp his is the SS .

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    I had no idea Giant were bringing out the STP as a factory SS. Following Specialized and their SS P series by the looks of things.

    Here's an early picture of my very confused toy. Not exactly an average STP. (Don’t laugh too hard!!)

    This poor machine is currently running flats, dropped the seat, ditched the drink bottle holder, and running 22-16.

    It’s been known to travel on long road rides, follow DH machines with way too much travel down the locals, and generally go anywhere where the rider can get his teeth rattled.

    Great fun.

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    looks good..... I'm a Giant dealer....I was going to get the SS but thought I'd probly be kickin my own @ss later if i did...so i went with the standard one.......



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    I wish I had a STP i'm trying to find a frame, and then i'm going to build it up as a SS (set up for trail and DJ) and maybe a sherman firefly.
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    i can get you a brand new STP frame set for bout $200

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    Is Giant still making the STP with the 2005 colors? I'm not a big fan of the new glossy finish or the camo colors.

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    have you seen the lenosky edition one?

    its a gloss but its a nice color not like mine
    Check me out...

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    I just saw it and it looks killer. Not sure if I could handle putting together my own bike just yet, i am a real noob.

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    I'll help you out in any way I can with it
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    stp

    I just got my brand new 2005 STP for 700 complete I LOVE IT so much I just rode it for the first time today and its a dream compared to my last bike.






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    That's purty. I'm going to drop by my LBS and see what they can do for me. Maybe they can get a 2005 stp 2 from somewhere.

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    yes she is purrrdy I love her to death now to go beat her up today

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    Quote Originally Posted by evildan
    That's purty. I'm going to drop by my LBS and see what they can do for me. Maybe they can get a 2005 stp 2 from somewhere.
    If you really go for the cheaper STP2, ask yr LBS to replace the fork. The MZ Comp is a piece of crap, it's designed for entry level XC riding, simply not strong enough for dirt jumping. The wheels, cranks, bars are just as cool as on the STP1, but the fork is really poor.
    I have an STP frame custom built. Pics coming soon.

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    So I get up this morning for a nice walk before this huge storm is supposed to hit nyc and decided to head to the lbs. To my surprise I see a 2005 giant stp 2 for sale. Thought about it for a second and then proceeded to get my wallet out It was too pretty to pass up. A couple of questions:

    I'm 5'9... When i got on, i felt pretty comfortable but i noticed the frame says 14" inches on it. Is this too small for me? The dealer seemed to think it was fine.

    How have you guys faired with longer distances? Aside from jumping off various things i wonder how far I can peddle before my knees crap out.


    Thanks,

    PS sweetest looking bike ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evildan
    So I get up this morning for a nice walk before this huge storm is supposed to hit nyc and decided to head to the lbs. To my surprise I see a 2005 giant stp 2 for sale. Thought about it for a second and then proceeded to get my wallet out It was too pretty to pass up. A couple of questions:

    I'm 5'9... When i got on, i felt pretty comfortable but i noticed the frame says 14" inches on it. Is this too small for me? The dealer seemed to think it was fine.

    How have you guys faired with longer distances? Aside from jumping off various things i wonder how far I can peddle before my knees crap out.


    Thanks,

    PS sweetest looking bike ever!
    14" is fine. you want a small frame for jumping. I ride a 14" P.1 cr-mo, and i've taken it on 20+ mile rides. and its SS! and whare I live, in way less than a mile you can go from the vally floor to 1000 feet. so lots of hills and stuff .... you'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    14" is fine. you want a small frame for jumping. I ride a 14" P.1 cr-mo, and i've taken it on 20+ mile rides. and its SS! and whare I live, in way less than a mile you can go from the vally floor to 1000 feet. so lots of hills and stuff .... you'll be fine.
    Nice! Thanks.

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    Dan, the 14" must fit you perfectly. I already went to work with the STP (24 miles to and fro). My seatpost is 400mm long, so I can lift it up to XC riding heights, but then the 74° seat angle positions me so close and over the bars, that just couldn't feel safe and makes me unable to do any tricks like bunny hops, or wheelies. Earlier I had an azonic, and raising up the saddle made the cockpit long and XC-ish, perfect to long rides. So I prefer to leave the seat in a love position on the STP and pedal at grandma speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraVen
    ok a co-worker and I both ride STP's and we were looking for others.....both of ours are 06' my is the normal stp his is the SS .
    Sorry to resurrect an older thread but was curious how the 06 ss STP is working out for your co-worker. I currently own a prophet for the XC and longer rides but am going to be purchasing something a bit more trials/ urban/dj oriented as well. That is as soon as my 20" stuff is down the road. I have checked out the chase, and p series but am looking to drop less than 800 on this purchase. Any info/pics would be great. Closest Giant dealer is more than a hop skip and jump away so Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraVen
    i can get you a brand new STP frame set for bout $200
    DraVen you have PM

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    Here's mine

    Built it up w/ parts from my old Haro and tips guys here in the forum. Rode it around the development & it's awesome! Can't wait to ride in a park...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anshwa
    Built it up w/ parts from my old Haro and tips guys here in the forum. Rode it around the development & it's awesome! Can't wait to ride in a park...
    whats the specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyro-
    whats the specs?
    STP Regular
    Black Comp 120 (around 3 yrs old?)
    Singletrack rims w/ XT hubs (those always on sale online - lots of flex but still does the job)
    Kenda Kinetics (wire)
    LX rear derailleur
    SRAM 8-spd cassette
    Race Face Evolve FR BB
    Truvativ Hussefelt (took out the granny & the biggest chainring)
    Nashbar bashguard
    ODI Rogue grips
    Hayes MX 2 front brake
    Promax hydro rear
    Pyramid seatpost
    WTB seat
    Cane Creek headset (came w/ the frame)
    Bombshell pedals

    Pretty much a set up on a budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anshwa
    Built it up w/ parts from my old Haro and tips guys here in the forum. Rode it around the development & it's awesome! Can't wait to ride in a park...

    Thats one purty ride you have there!

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    Yeah, she's looking good!!

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    Thanks! Yeah, I was surprised myself when I got done the other day. Didn't think it was gonna come out nice. Now I need to build up the skills to go with the looks - hehe!

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    I've just picked up a 06 STP 0 and couldn't be happier, especilally loving the Pikes! I couldn't belive how much better it feels than my 05 Rockhopper Comp, although that shouldn't really surprise me :-)

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    Converted to single speed

    Got tired of the chain jumping off the chainring & all the chain slap. Now, it's simple, quiet & smooth. I did get really tired the other night riding w/o the other gears though - hehe.
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    gizzniant STP

    i have an STP just the normal one. i just got it last week and am hoping to do some rad downhill!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low_Rider
    IHere's an early picture of my very confused toy. Not exactly an average STP. (Don’t laugh too hard!!)
    Dave.
    Hey man, I dig your style! I suppose I don't use this bike for what it was intended.

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    well everybodys got their own style dude, just hang with it man, as long as you love what you do, thats all that counts.
    i like the bike by the way!? this is my old bike......... a haro nyquist one 2006.
    weak man, it wasnt hardcore enough for me!

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    I have a question for all u stp'rs.. What would u reccomend for urban riding and djing ss or geared I an thinking bout getting a stp after i saw leonsky do a demo today. i am working on my roll backs manuals and trials hops and think that a ht will work better than my reign . Well im thinking bout going with the ss bike because im on a buget and want to know if this will work. Also how much r the leonsky edition frames b/c i might wanna just build a bike for fun.

    also has neone tried to have a bike that has 2 front chainrings and one rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    it's short but it's pretty.... just like a guatemalan hooker...

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