Giant Glory 27.5 2 DH MTB (2016) (Yellow/Black/Red)

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The Giant Glory 27.f is s true "point and shoot" DH weapon. With 203mm of fully active Maestro suspension and a lightweight, super-strong ALUXX SL frame featuring a co-pivot shock mount, the Glory 27.5 has been tested and proven by the Giant Factory Off-Road race team. The frame is engineered with long and low geometry that’s optimized for its 27.5 wheels, plus a super stiff OverDrive steerer tube for unwavering control and steering precision. Boost your confidence and increase your speed on fast, technical DH terrain.


  • ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with 8 inches of fully-active Maestro suspension
  • RockShox Domain RC 200mm-travel fork
  • RockShox Kage R rear shock
  • Giant P-AM2 rims, Giant PDH hubs, Sapim Race spokes
  • SRAM X5 9-speed drivetrain with SRAM DB5 hydraulic disc brakes

S, M, L
Colors: Yellow/Black/Red
Frame: ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 8" Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox Domain RC, OverDrive steerer, 200mm travel
Shock: RockShox Kage R
Giant Contact SL DH, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SL DH, Direct mount
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, forward
Pedals: N/A
SRAM X5, Rear only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X5
Brakes: SRAM DB5, Hydraulic disc, 200mm
Brake Levers: SRAM DB5, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11x26, 9-speed
Chain: KMC X9
Crankset: Truvativ Ruktion, 36T w/ MRP G3 Mini steel guide
Bottom Bracket: SRAM, Threaded
Giant P-AM2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant PDH, [F] 20mm Thru Axle [R] 12x150mm
Spokes: Sapim
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Performance, 27.5x2.35
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.

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.

Aluxx SL:

  • Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio

Forming methods:

  • Double butting results in lighter weight without sacrificing strength
  • Features PressForming, WarmForming (advanced manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure air) and FluidForming in select models

Welding techniques:

  • Features both Standard (double-pass weld technique without finish sanding/filing) and Smooth welding techniques for outstanding strength and weight

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.
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.

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This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2016.