From early pioneers like Rob Warner in the 1990s to world champions including Myles Rockwell (2000) and Danny Hart (2011), many of downhill racings greatest legends have flown the flag for Giant over the years. This special-edition frameset celebrates that heritage with vintage Giant colours 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.
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.
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-tyre clearance in the rear. For those who favour the rollover speed and stability of two 29-inch wheels, you can easily swap out the rear wheel.
Giants High Performance Grade raw carbon material is used to produce this custom frame material in our own composite factory with a high stiffness-to-weight ratio. The front triangle of these framesets is assembled and moulded as one continuous piece in a proprietary manufacturing process called Modified Monocoque Construction.
A state-of-the-art high-pressure moulding process is used to produce complex-shaped carbon fibre components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar components made from aluminium. This technology is used in critical performance parts such as Maestro Suspension rocker links.
This all-new technology allows riders to quickly adjust the geometry and choose a rear wheel size (29-inch or 27.5-inch) for their riding style and terrain. Its available on select Maestro-equipped mountain bikes. The adjustment affects head tube and seat tube angles, bottom bracket height, and rear-wheel size using eccentric flip chip hardware located on the upper rocker arm of the rear suspension.
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.
A quick and simple adjustment on the new Glory Advanced lets you fine-tune your bike for the way you ride. A two-position flip chip located on the rear dropout changes the rear-center measurement so racers can get the best performance out of the bike depending on their riding style and terrain.
This new three-position flip chip at the headset area of the Glory Advanced lets riders quickly fine-tune cockpit dimensions and geometry for their riding style and terrain.
|S/M, M/L, L/XL
|Gloss Legends Edition
|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
|Fox 40 Factory, GRIP2 damper, 203mm, 20x110, custom tuned for Giant
|Fox DHX2 Factory, SLS coil, 225/75, custom tuned for Giant S/M #425, M/L #450, L/XL #475
|2.5" max tyre size, 36t max chainring size, MRP SXg chain guide, full downtube protector, headset, axles
|L - ([R] 27.5" / [F] 29" WHEEL), M - ([R] 27.5" / [F] 29" WHEEL), S - ([R] 27.5" / [F] 29" WHEEL)
|4712878820852, 4712878820869, 4712878820876
|SKUs / Part Numbers
|2301022104, 2301022105, 2301022107
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
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