Maestro Moves Mountains
There’s a Giant Maestro Suspension bike built to suit your riding style. As the standard-setter for modern bicycle suspension, Maestro technology is the full suspension platform that every GIANT performance mountain bike utilizes, with six different travel/frame configurations FOR every conceivable trail condition. The three core benefits that set Maestro apart are the result of careful placement of four key pivot points that neutralize both pedaling and braking forces, yet allow the suspension to remain fully active over all types of terrain.
1MORE CONTACT MEANS MORE CONTROL
FEATURES: Maestro’s linear spring curve allows the rear suspension to be incredibly sensitive to small bump forces. And the floating pivot point actually lets the suspension remain completely active while braking, which keeps the rear tire in almost constant contact with the ground.
BENEFIT: The better the contact with the ground, the better the rear brake works. And the more sensitive the suspension is, the better your all-around traction.
2FOUR, TWO, ONE
FEATURES: Maestro utilizes four strategically positioned pivot points (the four red dots) and two linkages that all work to create a single floating pivot point (identified as the red circle).
BENEFIT: This single floating pivot point improves pedal efficiency by counteracting pedaling forces that would otherwise create suspension compression (squatting) or pedal kickback (bobbing). Both seriously hinder the performance of your ride by sapping energy from you and your bike.
3A BETTER BALANCE OF STRENGTH AND WEIGHT
FEATURES: All Maestro-equipped frames feature all-new lightweight designs to help shed hundreds of grams of unnecessary weight without sacrificing stiffness or strength.
BENEFIT: Lighter is faster.