I had this bike from new in the late 90's
I was about 13 and had saved my pennies hard to reach £350.
It had RST281 forks as standard. As mentioned it had ESP5.0 kit on it.
It's actually a special edition Giant Boulder Alu-lux (I think it was called). Basically the aluminium Boulder with a special paint job. It's sadly not something very special but good for a 13 year old
I remember lusting after a Scott comp racing at the time. I remember this bike and the Scott being in a massive group test/best of in MBR magazine, I would look at the pictures regularly! This was the coolest looking thing I could afford in my eyes.
The green Kenda tyres were standard and wore out quickly. I think I remember in the group test MBR saying that the Giant Team World Cup won the blow out competition!