2018 Giant ATX | Range Review | Tredz Bikes

2018 Giant ATX | Range Review | Tredz Bikes


This is the new ATX for 2018, this is our
starting price point mountain bike, but there’s nothing entry-level about it
whatsoever. It comes in two different wheel sizes, extra extra small and extra small
come in a 26 inch wheel, and then from small through to extra-large comes in a
27.5. 2 different specification points, so if you need a mountain bike at a keen price
point, then the ATX is going to do that for you, the price points start at £375 and
it’s the perfect bike for if you need a bike for your kids right to school to, or
you’re gonna ride Canal towpaths, around basic forest trails, this is going to do
that for you. One of the real beauties of the ATX is the quality of the frame set,
if you look at other bikes at this kind of price point there’s two big things
here that you’re not going to see everywhere else, first of all we’ve got
internal the cable routing, this is an industry-first, I can’t find another bike
at this price point which has internal cable routing, keeps it really really
neat, it keeps the cables away from the weather so that so you’ve got longer
service intervals, and also it’s just really neat, and it’s just a really nice
high-end feature that we’ve brought down even to the starting price of mountain
biking. The other thing is the way we’ve formed the frame, if you look through
this frame the only round tubes are the head tube, the seat tube, and the bottom
bracket. They need to be round because the seat post, the bottom bracket, and the
steerer tube are round, but everything else has been formed to one extent or another,
so there’s no other round tubes, there’s no gussets on here, so there’s a very
very high level of detail in the way we’ve manufactured the frame. Fork wise
100mm travel on both of the wheel sizes.
Suntour are supplying the forks here and when you go from the ATX 2 to the ATX
1, one of the big upgrades is you get hydraulic lockout on the fork. All the ATXs come as standard with
Shimano drivetrain and mechanical disc brakes, so the ATX 2 is fitted with a
really good solid tectro mechanical disc brake and a 21 speed Shimano drivetrain.
When you go up to the ATX 1 you get a 24 speed Shimano drivetrain, and that’s
the same really good solid Tektro mechanical disc brake, so fantastic
specifications. Another nice piece of kit also is the new saddle, so it’s a new
giant contact comfort saddle, using our fit philosophy from our performance saddles,
but this saddle is designed for somebody who’s going to jump on the bike in a
pair of jeans rather than pair of cycling shorts, so it genuinely really
comfortable saddle at this kind of price point of bike. So as far as the wheels and
tires go, twenty-seven five and twenty six inch variations depending on the
size of the bike, so we’ve picked a tire that’s going to be perfect for what this
bike is going to do, so it’s not super aggressive, we know that this bike is
going to be ridden on a big range of terrain, rather than purely
off-road, so we’ve used a tire which is perfect for that application, and that
same tire comes in both the 26 and the 27 five inch wheel versions. So the new Giant ATX for 2018, brand-new
frame set, key things here are the really nice high-end specification of the
internal cable routing, that fully formed frame, fantastic piece of kit,
it’s our starting price point mountain bike, but there’s nothing entry-level
about it, 26 and 27 5 inch versions, Shimano drivetrain on both models, really
good Tektro mechanical disc brakes on both models, hydraulic lockout on the
one, two color options on the two, we got it covered.