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 Post subject: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:45 am 
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Location: Melbourne
I found this bike for sale and got it for next to nothing. Pulled it apart a good clean and lube a few new bits. I have been riding some single track with it for a few months and loving it.
I have been out of mountain biking for a long time and really enjoying it again.
You don’t see many Giants here so posting some photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:53 am 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Looks pretty damn tidy that.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:18 am 
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Location: Hook, Hants
Quality bit of late 90s kit :) Giant have a good deal more race heritage than what others on here would deem "cool" brands.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Hey, I like this picture and your bike. I note that you are in Australia as well.

Afater having two MTB's stolen this year, I had the good fortune to come across a Giant ATX890 on a Council verge collection and it is in very good condition. Perished tyres, a rocking headset and stuck front brake.

I asked the owner if it was on the verge by accident and he said I could take it.

I hope to restore the bike to original condition.

Will post some pics in due course.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Beautiful! I remember unboxing those when they arrived at the shop, about what, 1996/7/8? Nice little bikes to test ride, but never got to try one on the trails.

Giants always had a nice, clean look to them BITD.

J


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:50 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
FSXStumpy wrote:
Giants always had a nice, clean look to them BITD.

J


+1

even today I think it still looks a well balanced / clean design, 8)

sounds kinda dumb but it just looks fast


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:02 pm 
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I recently bought a Giant Talon 2014 27.5. Its a good bike, but the steel framed Giant ATX890 is lighter.

I am wondering whether we need all the modern stuff like disc brakes which add weight.

The Giant ATX890 does look fast and I am sure that it will perform as well as my Talon.

Can't wait until I get it back from being fully serviced at the LBS.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Of course we don't need all the heavy, bombproof engineless dirtbike gear they sell as mountainbikes today. A mountain bike should be light weight, simple, short travel (if any), a touch fragile even.... Mike Ferrentino was right!

J


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 Post subject: Re: Giant ATX 890
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Subtle use of Brookes too.... nice


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 Post subject: Re:Giant ATX890 (1998)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:46 am 
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This is my pride and joy. My own Giant ATX890 which as posted previously I found on a verge rubbish collection. It has perished tyres, seat and sticky brakes but otherwise had rarely been used.

I have replaced these parts and have been out doing some singletrack. The bike is very light and rides extremely well. Here are some pictures from Margaret River in Western Australia.

My plan is to polish it up and powdercoat the frame and get some skinwall tyres.


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