Giant 2017 Glory Advanced 0 (Blue)
This killer composite machine has been developed and perfected over the years in an uncompromising quest to give Giant pros the fastest DH bike in the world. The latest version of the Glory Advanced breaks new ground in stiffness, weight and all-around performance. It features 200mm of fully active Maestro rear suspension on a superlight, stiff and strong composite mainframe. The frame geometry, engineered to optimize its 27.5 wheels, has helped deliver pros like Marcelo Gutierrez to World Cup podiums on the world’s toughest courses. It’s the lightest composite DH frame ever produced by Giant, and it’s hungry to win
- Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 200mm of fully-active Maestro suspension
- RockShox Boxxer Team 200mm-travel fork with 20mm thru-axle
- RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock
- DT Swiss EX 471 rims, DT Swiss 240s hubs, DT Swiss spokes
- DH-specific SRAM XO1 7-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide Ultimate Carbon brakes
Sizes: S, M, L
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 200mm Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox Boxxer Team, 20mm thru-axle, OverDrive, 200mm travel
Shock: RockShox Vivid R2C
Handlebar: Giant Contact SLR DH, Composite, 31.8mm
Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller Direct Mount
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Zero Offset, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SL Forward, SST tubular rails
Shifters: SRAM X01 DH
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 DH, Type-2
Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate, hydraulic disc, [F] 200mm [R] 180mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide Ultimate Composite
Cassette: SRAM XG-795-DH 10x24, 7-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL-1 DLC Black
Crankset: SRAM X01 DH Carbon, 34T W/ MRP G4 Mini (Composite backplate)
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP, Press fit
Rims: DT Swiss EX 471, 30mm wide
Hubs: DT Swiss 240S, 32h, [F] 20mm, [R] 150x12mm
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition, 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary DH, 27.5x2.35, Vertstar
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Features: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
Benefit: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Advanced Composite Technology:
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:
Materials: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Resin: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.
Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.
Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant's Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed—you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient 4-inch-travel XC to full 8-inch DH bikes, Maestro is an adaptable system that offers smooth, active rear suspension on all types of terrain.
Three core benefits set Maestro Suspension Technology apart from the rest:
Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
COMPLETE SUSPENSION ACTIVITY:
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
TOTAL BRAKE INDEPENDENCE:
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.
This product was added to our catalog on July 29, 2016.