From early pioneers like Rob Warner in the 1990s to world champions including Myles Rockwell (2000) and Danny Hart (2011), many of downhill racing's greatest legends have flown the flag for Giant over the years. This special-edition frameset celebrates that heritage with vintage Giant colors and design. Beneath the stunning paint lies cutting-edge DH design and technology including full-composite construction, an all-new Maestro suspension system, and ultra adjustability to tackle different types of DH terrain.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS
A new Maestro rear suspension system, developed over several seasons of World Cup racing with Giant engineers and pro athletes, features 200mm of smooth, active travel for race-winning speed. The rear suspension is paired with a 203mm travel fork, providing superior confidence and control on the most extreme DH racetracks and trails.
Three flip chips provide unprecedented adjustability. First, a three-position Maestro flip chip lets you dial in frame geometry for your riding style and terrain. Next, a new headset flip chip adjusts reach so you can easily achieve perfect positioning. And finally, a rear dropout flip chip lets you adjust the overall wheelbase and handling characteristics.
REAR WHEEL OPTIONS
Choose either a 29-inch or 27.5-inch rear wheel. Frameset can be built with a mixed wheel "mullet" setup that many racers prefer with the smaller rear wheel creating a snappy, agile feel and increased saddle-to-tire clearance in the rear. For those who favor the rollover speed and stability of two 29-inch wheels, you can easily swap out the rear wheel.
Thoroughly reengineered from the ground up, the new Glory Advanced features a lightweight, super strong composite frame, 200mm of Maestro rear suspension (with a 203mm fork up front), and multiple flip chips to dial in geometry, rear wheel size, fit and positioning. The stock setup is a mixed-wheel configuration with a 29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear, striking a perfect balance of roll-over speed and maneuverability. Riders also have the option to switch to a 29-inch rear wheel using a simple two-position flip chip on the rear dropout. The legend is back.
Mainframe and rear swingarm crafted with high-performance grade raw carbon fiber and custom resin that's custom made in Giant's own composite factory. Handcrafted monocoque construction makes it extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant.
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages all work together to create a single floating pivot for the most active, efficient and independent suspension system on the trail.
ADVANCED FORGED COMPOSITE
A state-of-the-art high-pressure molding process is used to produce the hybrid aluminum/carbon fiber upper rocker link that's lighter, stiffer and stronger than pure aluminum.
ADJUSTABLE DH GEOMETRY
Frame geometry can be adjusted between three settings to match riding style and terrain. You can select a 61.6, 62 or 62.3-degree head angle and corresponding 78.4, 78.8, or 79.1-degree seat tube angle, resulting in a 13, 8 or 3mm bottom bracket drop (size M/L).
A flip chip on the rear dropout can be set to a Long or Short position to adjust the wheelbase and rear-center measurement. The Short position results in quicker, more agile handling for tight, technical terrain. The Long position extends the wheelbase for added stability on faster trails with longer straightaways and high-speed cornering.
A three-position flip chip at the headset lets riders quickly dial in cockpit dimensions and geometry. This modular system has two positioning chips that can be removed and swapped to achieve a Short (-5mm), Mid (0mm) or Long (+5mm) reach and fine-tune the bike's handling and rider positioning.
REAR WHEEL OPTIONS
Riders can choose either a 29- or 27.5-inch rear wheel, paired with a 29-inch front wheel. The larger 29-inch option improves stability and roll-over capabilities, while the 27.5 option delivers a more agile, snappier feel. It's a quick and easy change to adjust the bike's handling and feel.
A massive rectangular down tube and oversized top tube provide superior lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped down tube yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness.
|LOW | MID | HIGH||LOW | MID | HIGH||LOW | MID | HIGH|
|A||SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm)||430||450||450|
|B||SEAT TUBE ANGLE||78.4° | 78.7° | 79.1°||78.4° | 78.8° | 79.1°||78.5° | 78.8° | 79.1°|
|C||TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm)||571.2 | 570.5 | 569.8||591.3 | 590.5 | 589.8||611.3 | 610.6 | 609.8|
|D||HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm)||110||110||110|
|E||HEAD TUBE ANGLE||61.6° | 61.9° | 62.3°||61.6° | 62.0° | 62.3°||61.7° | 62.0° | 62.3°|
|F||FORK RAKE (mm)||52||52||52|
|G||TRAIL (mm)||146.4 | 143.6 | 140.8||146.2 | 143.5 | 140.8||146 | 143.3 | 140.8|
|H||WHEELBASE (mm)||1273 | 1271.9 | 1270.6||1293 | 1291.8 | 1290.6||1313 | 1311.9 | 1310.6|
|I||CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm)||447.9 | 446.5 | 445||447.9 | 446.5 | 445||447.9 | 446.5 | 445|
|J||BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm)||13.1 | 8.1 | 3||13.3 | 8.3 | 3.1||13.5 | 8.4 | 3.2|
|K||STACK (mm)||634.6 | 631.9 | 629.1||634.9 | 632.2 | 629.2||635.3 | 632.4 | 629.3|
|L||REACH (mm)||440.9 | 444.7 | 448.6||461.2 | 464.9 | 468.6||481.5 | 485.1 | 488.6|
|M||STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm)||733.7 | 738.2 | 742.9||735.2 | 740 | 744.8||742.9 | 747.6 | 752.3|
|N||HANDLEBAR WIDTH (mm)||800||800||800|
|O||STEM LENGTH (mm)||50||50||50|
|P||CRANK LENGTH (mm)||165||165||165|
|Q||WHEEL SIZE||R27.5" / F||R27.5" / F||R27.5" / F|
|Frame||Advanced-grade composite front and rear triangles, 200mm Maestro suspension, flip chip - headset, flip chip - dropout DH, flip chip - Maestro 3, 12x157mm thru-axle, 27.5 or 29-inch rear wheel compatible|
|Fork||Fox 40 Factory, GRIP2 damper, 203mm, 20x110, custom tuned for Giant|
|Rear Shock||Fox DHX2 Factory, SLS coil, 225/75, custom tuned for Giant S/M #425, M/L #450, L/XL #475|
|Accessories & Extras||tubeless prepared, 2.5" max tire size, 36t max chainring size, MRP SXg chain guide, full downtube protector. *Not compatible with 2023 or earlier RockShox BoXXer Ultimate or BoXXer Select|
* Subject to change without notice.
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