Giant Glory Advanced 27.5 1 Carbon Full Suspension Mountain Bike (2015) (Composite/Red)

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A legendary DH racer, now supercharged with a composite frame. With 8 inches/203mm of fully active Maestro rear suspension paired with the lightest DH frame ever produced by Giant, it's the ultimate choice for confidence, control and all-out speed on the toughest DH terrain. 

At the core of this competition-oriented downhill flyer is an all-new, 27.5-wheel-specific Advanced composite frameset. The radically shaped tubeset utilizes the latest, lightweight co-pivot design to shed weight while maintaining outstanding stiffness and durability with state-of-the-art composite technology.

  • OverDrive headtube for maximum front end stiffness without weight penalty
  • 8 inches/203mm of Maestro suspension travel
  • Internal rear swingarm cable routing
  • Integrated fork bumper cable guides


  • Advanced-Grade Composite main frame, 8" Maestro suspension, ALUXX SL rear end
  • RockShox Boxxer RC fork, 200mm of travel
  • RockShox Vivid R2C shock
  • Giant wheelset including Giant P-AM2 rims and Giant PDH hubs; with Schwalbe Magic Mary tires
  • SRAM 10-speed downhill-specific drivetrain with SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes



Sizes: S, M, L
Colors: Composite/Red
Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite, 8" Maestro Suspension /ALUXX SL Rear
Fork: RockShox Boxxer RC, 200mm travel
RockShox Vivid R2C

Giant Contact SLR DH Carbon, 800x31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SL DH, Direct Mount
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Zero Offset, 30.9mm
Saddle: Giant Contact, Forward

SRAM X7 Trigger, Rear Only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9, Type 2
Brakes: SRAM Guide R, [F] 200mm [R] 180mm
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide R
Cassette: SRAM PG1050, 11-26 10-speed
Chain: KMC X-10
Crankset: Truvativ Descendent, 36T w/ MRP G3 Mini
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP

Giant P-AM2
Hubs: Giant PDH [F] 20mm Thru Axle [R] 12x150mm
Spokes: Sapim
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Evo Wire, Vertstar 27.5x2.35


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.

As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market—with the 2006 Glory mountain bike—Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The original OverDrive technology resulted in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios, and the newer OverDrive 2 system on high-performance road and mountain bikes offers even further advantages.

  • OverDrive 2: Giant’s most advanced fork steerer-tube technology. Oversized headset bearings (1 1/4-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings) and a tapered steerer tube combine for unprecedented steering performance with no additional weight.
  • BENEFIT: Compared to the already stiff OverDrive system, OverDrive 2 provides up to 30 percent more torsional steering stiffness. This translates into industry-leading steering precision. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or cornering hard in the most demanding conditions, you can ride with more power and confidence.


  • 1 1/4-inch top bearing
  • 1 ½-inch bottom bearing
  • 1 1/4 –inch stem
  • Tapered steerer-tube
  • Custom OverDrive 2 expansion wedge

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.

This product was added to our catalog on April 7, 2015.