Giant Glory Advanced 27.5 0 DH MTB (2016) (Composite/Charcoal/Blue)

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The Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 is the ultimate weapon to inflict suffering on your competition on the XC course. Engineered to give Giantís elite-level racers every advantage on technical XC racecourses, this composite rocketship blends the legendary performance of the Anthem name with 100mm of Maestro Suspension and purpose-built 27.5 frame design. Handcrafted with a stiff, superlight Advanced composite mainframe thatís optimized for a 100mm suspension fork, itís your ticket to the podium. Frame technologies include Giantís OverDrive steerer tube for precision stiffness and steering, internal cable and dropper seat routing.


  • Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 8 inches of fully-active Maestro suspension
  • RockShox Boxxer Team 200mm-travel fork
  • 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

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Colors: Composite/Charcoal/Blue
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 8" Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox Boxxer Team, OverDrive steerer, 200mm travel
Shock: RockShox Vivid R2C
Giant Contact SLR DH, Composite, 31.8mm
Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller, Direct mount
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact SL forward, SST tubular rails
Pedals: N/A
SRAM X01 DH Trigger, Rear only
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 Carbon, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: SRAM XG-795 10x24, 7-speed
Chain: KMC X11 SL DLC
Crankset: SRAM X01 DH, 34T w/ MRP Micro G3 Carbon guide
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP, Threaded
DT Swiss EX 471, 30mm wide, 21mm deep
Hubs: DT Swiss 240s
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary, 27.5x2.35, Super Gravity
The most accurate way to determine any bikeís 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.



Giantís original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the systemís 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 riderís 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, speedóyou 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 youíre sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesnít 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 19, 2016.