Dirt Rates Glory Advanced "One of the Best in the World"!
Dirt Magazine chose the 2017 Giant Glory Advanced as one of its top mountain bikes of the year, highlighting the World Cup-proven downhill bike in its Dirt 100 list. The Glory Advanced joins the Reign Advanced enduro bike, which also made the Dirt 100 selection.
Speaking to the evolution of the Glory platform, which has been developed and constantly refined to meet the needs of Giant Factory Off-Road Team pro DH racers, Dirt wrote: “Once it was a privateer’s workhorse, seen at local races up and down the country with a solid spec and great all-round ride, but now it really has bloomed into one of the best race bikes in the world.”
Dirt pointed out the performance of Giant’s Maestro Suspension as one of the main reasons the Glory Advanced stands out among the competition:
“Sticking to the same formula has allowed for a level of refinement on the Glory that few other downhill bikes can match. The Maestro suspension is the key here – it’s the same system that’s found on the Reign, so it must be doing something right.”
They also noted the standout performance of the frame: “The carbon construction allows Giant to make the lightest downhill frame in its history along with a perfect mix of flex/strength – something that few brands are truly able to master. There is a silence and a pace to the bike and a real balance to the ride that really stands it apart from so many other downhill bikes.”
April 18, 2017