Giant Box One Full Suspension Downhill Mountain Bike Information

INTRODUCTION

I was given one of these bikes many years ago for christmas (1997), it has served me well over the years and I was shocked to see that the internet is pretty empty for information on this fine machine. I am going to dedicate this page to compiling facts and specs from the original design. I have also collected some pictures in the gallery at the end of the page. The 1998 version was blue/yellow with Magura hydraulic rim brakes and RST front dampers. The 1999 version was red/black with diatech disc brakes and Suntour front forks.

FRAME

Firstly it was sold in the standard frame sizes Giant full suspension bikes are sold in these days.
-Size
-Measurement
-Approx height range

-Small
-16.5”
-5ft 3 – 5ft 6

-Medium
-18.5”
-5ft 6 – 5ft 11

-Large
-20.5”
-5ft 11 – 6ft 2

-XL
-22.5”
-6ft 2 plus

The most common is the 18.5″.

Made from alloy, none of this aluminium/carbon malarky you get nowdays 😛
6061 T6 Aluminium

ORIGINAL SPECS

Blue box one:

Model: Giant Box One ’98 Freeride series, blue – yellow
Frame: 6061 T6 Aluminium 21.5 inch, full suspension, V form
Shifters: SRAM ESP 7.0, 3×9 gripshift gears
Derailleur: SRAM ESP 5.0, 3×9 front and rear derailers
Suspension:
Front: RST 381DH, oversized
Rear: Giant GTM 7 fully adjustable rear shock
Brakes: Magura HS11 special – hydraulic rim brakes

Red box one:

Model: Giant Box One ’99 Freeride series, red – black
Frame: 18.5 6061 t6 alloy frame
Shifters: SRAM ESP 7.0, 3×9 gripshift gears
Derailleur: SRAM ESP 7.0, 3×9 front and rear derailers
Suspension:
Front: Sr Suntour dc90 magnesium triple clamp adjustable forks
Rear: Giant GTM 7 fully adjustable rear shock
Brakes: diatech dp9 pro disc brakes with anodised calipers
quick release alex al-dv22 double wall rims with giant hubs
tioga factory downhill 2.10f tyres
24 speed
sr suntour xr32 crank
vp 565 peddles
selle italia karve seat
giant quick release alloy seat post
ntg a-head set
giant stem and bars

COMMON FAULTS

Unfortunately there was a common design fault with the Giant Box One. It would generally last one or two years then the frame would crack. My personal Giant Box One had this problem and I have seen many more examples with the same issue. Once this happens it is a write off.

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Giant Box One Common Fault
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Giant Box One Common Fault

GALLERY

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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow
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Giant Box One Blue – yellow

 

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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black
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Giant Box One Red – Black

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