MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION REVIEWS THE GIANT GLORY 0
November 22, 2011
ON THE RIDE:
“Blasting downhill is what the Glory is all about. Its geometry isn’t as slack as some of the newer downhill race bikes, but the Glory proves that newer isn’t always better. The 8-inch Maestro suspension is great for smoothing out small chatter and absorbing big hits and drops. The Glory will suit a wide range of skills.”
ON THE SPEC:
“The Shimano Saint group always provides performance eye candy…High-end suspension products from Fox include a 40 RC2 fork and DHX RC4 coil shock…The profile on Giant’s 29.5-inch-wide Contact AM handlebar feels natural. The width provides plenty of leverage while not being so wide that you have to worry about clearing tight sections. The bars are nicely mated to Giant’s Contact DH stem, which allows a good amount of cockpit-length adjustment. The Fizik Tundra 2 saddle’s minimal design didn’t snag our shorts.”
“The Giant Glory 0 is for downhill racing. It could be pressed into service as a bike-park bike, because it does not have the super-slack geometry of many downhill racers. But don’t be misled; this is not a bike that you will ever pedal up a mountain or take for a casual trail ride. It is a serious downhill race weapon.”
Pick up a copy of the January 2012 issue of Mountain Bike Action on newsstands now. Click here to see both models of Giant’s Glory. Or better yet, visit your nearest Giant Bicycle retailer. Click on the “Store Finder” tab at the top of the page to find the Giant retailer closest to you.