WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
The World Champion accepts nothing less. Danny Hart and his mechanics helped Giant develop the perfect machine for Danny’s attacking style. Handcrafted to conquer all types of DH terrain—from awe-inspiring World Cup tracks to black diamond backcountry runs—it’s smooth, fast and oozing with confidence.
Giant’s innovative oversized fork steerer-tube design produces razor-sharp handling on the roughest trails. The tapered steerer and oversized bearings (1-1/8-inch top, 1-1/2-inch bottom) boost torsional steering stiffness—15 percent compared to straight steerer-tube designs—giving you more confidence and control when you need it most.
This complex aluminum process of extruding, shaping and butting raw ALUXX SL tubes allows Giant to engineer frames that meet specific performance demands. The result is a stronger, lighter frame structure that eliminates the need for weight-adding gussets used by many frame manufacturers.
ALUXX SL aluminum
Formed from raw materials in Giant’s aluminum forging facility, this proprietary alloy is 30 percent stiffer than standard 6061-series aluminum. The increased stiffness allows engineers to use less material to produce lighter frames with no compromises strength or durability.
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages make Maestro the most active and efficient suspension system in the world. With its linear spring curve and near vertical wheel path, it’s sensitive to small bumps and smooth on bigger hits. And the floating pivot point allows Maestro to remain active, even under heavy braking.
EVOLUTION OF SPEED
Everything about the new 2013 Giant Glory says speed. Radically shaped, FluidForm ALUXX SL tubes form a lightweight, super-strong chassis. The OverDrive steerer tube design produces razor-sharp front-end handling. The plush, always-active Maestro Suspension eats up rocks and ruts and smoothes out rough landings. Every angle and tube is meticulously engineered and tested to give Danny Hart and his teammates the edge they need. And the world champion’s rainbow stripes are a reminder of what this bike can do.