Glory Advanced


Backed by world championship pedigree, this full composite-framed downhill flyer is back in action with 200mm of reengineered Maestro rear suspension and multiple ways to adjust geometry, rider positioning and rear wheel size. It’s all new, years in the making, coming to race podiums everywhere.

Key Performance Factors


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. All models come with a mixed wheel “mullet” stock setup that many racers prefer with the smaller rear wheel creating a snappy, agile feel and increased saddle-to-tire clearance in the rear. For those who favor the rollover speed and stability of two 29-inch wheels, you can easily swap out the rear wheel.


Thoroughly reengineered from the ground up, the new Glory Advanced features a lightweight, super strong composite frame, 200mm of Maestro rear suspension (with a 203mm fork up front), and multiple flip chips to dial in geometry, rear wheel size, fit and positioning. The stock setup is a mixed wheel configuration with a 29-inch front and 27.5-inch rear, striking a perfect balance of roll-over speed and maneuverability. Riders also have the option to switch to a 29-inch rear wheel using a simple two-position flip chip on the rear dropout. The legend is back.

Glory Advanced with interactive tooltips

Techs & Features

Flip Chip - Maestro 3
Maestro Suspension Technology
Advanced Composite Technology
Advanced Forged Composite Technology
Tubeless System
Flip Chip - Headset
Flip Chip - Dropout DH

Sizing Guide and Geometry

Sizing to be used as a reference only. Please check with a local authorized dealer to determine the correct size.
Available sizes may vary from country to country.

Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
  • S/M
      163 cm5’4”  to 180 cm5’11”
  • M/L
      171 cm5’7”  to 188 cm6’2”
  • L/XL
      179 cm5’10”  to 198 cm6’6”
bike diagram with measurements referenced in table that follows
Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)43016.945017.745017.7
A1Seat Post Insertion Depth (mm) (inch)1556.11656.51656.5
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)78.4° | 78.7° | 79.1°78.4° | 78.8° | 79.1°78.5° | 78.8° | 79.1°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)571.222.5 | 570.522.4 | 569.822.4591.323.3 | 590.523.2 | 589.823.2611.324.1 | 610.624 | 609.824
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1104.31104.31104.3
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)61.6° | 61.9° | 62.3°61.6° | 62.0° | 62.3°61.7° | 62.0° | 62.3°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)522522522
GTrail (mm) (inch)146.45.7 | 143.65.6 | 140.85.5146.25.7 | 143.55.6 | 140.85.51465.7 | 143.35.6 | 140.85.5
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)127350.1 | 1271.950 | 1270.650129350.9 | 1291.850.8 | 1290.650.8131351.7 | 1311.951.6 | 1310.651.6
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)447.917.6 | 446.517.6 | 44517.5447.917.6 | 446.517.6 | 44517.5447.917.6 | 446.517.6 | 44517.5
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)13.10.5 | 8.10.3 | | 8.30.3 | | 8.40.3 | 3.20.1
KStack (mm) (inch)634.625 | 631.924.8 | 629.124.8634.925 | 632.224.9 | 629.224.8635.325 | 632.424.9 | 629.324.8
LReach (mm) (inch)440.917.3 | 444.717.5 | 448.617.6461.218.1 | 464.918.3 | 468.618.4481.518.9 | 485.119.1 | 488.619.2
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)733.728.9 | 738.229.1 | 742.929.2735.228.9 | 74029.1 | 744.829.3742.929.2 | 747.629.4 | 752.329.6
NHandlebar Width (mm) (inch)80031.580031.580031.5
OStem Length (mm) (inch)502502502
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1656.51656.51656.5
QWheel Size [R] 27.5" / [F] 29"[R] 27.5" / [F] 29"[R] 27.5" / [F] 29"
  • Sizes
    S/M, M/L, L/XL
  • Colours
    Gloss Shoreline/Carbon
  • Frame
    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
  • Fork
    Fox 40 Factory, GRIP2 damper, 203mm, 20x110, custom tuned for Giant
  • Shock
    Fox DHX2 Factory, SLS coil, 225/75, custom tuned for Giant S/M #425, M/L #450, L/XL #475
  • Handlebar
    Giant Contact SL TR35, composite, 800x35mm, 20mm rise
  • Grips
    Giant Tactal Pro Single
  • Stem
    TruVativ Descendant Direct Mount 35 S/M:50mm, M/L:50mm, L/XL:50mm
  • Seatpost
    Giant Contact, 30.9mm, 0 offset, 400mm
  • Saddle
    Giant Romero
  • Pedals
  • Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle DH, 1x7
  • Front Derailleur
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle DH
  • Brakes
    Shimano Saint M-820, hydraulic, Shimano RT-66 rotors [F]220mm, [R]203mm
  • Brake Levers
    Shimano Saint BL-M820
  • Cassette
    SRAM GX DH, 11-25
  • Chain
    SRAM PC 1110
  • Crankset
    TruVativ Descendent DH, 34t, 56.5mm chainline S/M:165mm, M/L:170mm, L/XL:170mm
  • Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB, threaded, 83mm
  • Rims
    Giant AM30, alloy, 28-hole, 30mm inner width
  • Hubs
    [F] alloy, sealed cartridge, 6-bolt, 20x110mm [R] alloy, 72t pawl driver, sealed cartridge, 6-bolt, 12x157mm
  • Spokes
    Sapim Laser, straight pull, DBL
  • Tyres
    [F] Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5 WT, 3C MaxxGrip, DH, TR [R] Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.4 WT, 3C, MaxxGrip, DH, TR tubeless
  • Extras
    Factory tubeless set up, 2.5" max tyre size, 36t max chainring size, MRP SXg chain guide, full downtube protector
  • Weight
    The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.