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Glory Advanced 1

2019

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All that’s standing between you and the podium are jagged rocks, steep drops, gap jumps and sketchy lines. Now pin it all the way. That’s what this DH slayer is made for, proven by pros on the most extreme DH terrain all around the world.

Developed with pros from the Giant Factory Off-Road Team, Glory Advanced features a high-performance composite mainframe and a cutting-edge suspension setup that gives you the confidence to fly. The latest evolution of its legendary chassis breaks new ground in stiffness, weight and all-around performance. It features 203mm of fully active Maestro rear suspension on a superlight, stiff and strong composite mainframe. The geometry, engineered to optimize the performance advantages of 27.5 wheels, has helped deliver Marcelo Gutierrez to World Cup podiums on the most extreme DH tracks. It’s the lightest composite downhill frame ever produced by Giant, and it’s built to win.

Key Performance Factors

Legendary DH frame

Built in collaboration with Giant Factory Team mechanics and pro racers, this composite frame has been winning races and evolving for more than a decade. The latest iteration is long and low (63-degree head angle), stiff and lighter than ever.

27.5 agility and control

27.5-inch wheels balance agility and control, giving you the ability to roll over rugged terrain, flick the bike at speed, change lines, and explode out of corners.

Race-proven suspension

Maestro rear suspension uses four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages that all work together to create a single floating pivot point. The result is an active, efficient and independent suspension system to tame the most extreme DH terrain.

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SizesS, M, L
ColorsCharcoal / Black / White
FrameAdvanced-Grade Composite front triangle, ALUXX SL Aluminum rear triangle
ForkFox 40 Performance Elite, 203mm travel, FIT GRIP2 Damper (LSC/LSR), Coil, 20mm thru-axle
ShockFox DHX2, Performance Elite
HandlebarTruVativ Descendent DH, 800 x 35mm, 25mm rise
StemTruVativ Descendent, direct mount
SeatpostGiant Contact SL, zero offset, 30.9mm
SaddleGiant Contact (forward)
PedalsN/A
ShiftersSRAM GX DH, 1x7
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX DH
BrakesSRAM Code R, [F] 200mm [R] 200mm, hydraulic disc
Brake LeversSRAM Code R
CassetteSRAM XG-795-DH, 10x24
ChainX11EL-1
CranksetSRAM Descendant DH, 34
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP
RimsDT Swiss EX 471, tubeless ready
Hubs[F] Giant PDH 20mm thru axle Boost DH, sealed bearing [R] DT 240 12x150mm, sealed bearing
SpokesDT
Tires[F] Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.5 WT, 60 tpi DW, 3C, TR DH [R] Maxxis Minion DHRII 27.5x2.4 WT, 60tpi DH, 3C, TR DH, tubeless
WeightThe 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 Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

Highlights

In the world of pro DH racing, marginal gains mean everything. This composite gravity machine has been developed and perfected over the years to give Giant factory pros every advantage in a sport decided by fractions of a second. The latest version of the Glory Advanced breaks new ground in stiffness, weight and all-around performance. It features 203mm of fully active Maestro rear suspension on a superlight, stiff and strong composite mainframe. The frame geometry, engineered to optimize its 27.5 wheels, has helped deliver Marcelo Gutierrez to World Cup podiums on the world’s toughest courses. It’s the lightest composite DH frame ever produced by Giant, and it’s always hungry to win.

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Sizing Guide and Geometry

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

S   163 cm5’4” 172 cm5’8”
M   171 cm5’7” 180 cm5’11”
L   179 cm5’10” 188 cm6’2”
XL   187 cm6’2” 198 cm6’6”
  SMLXL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)41016.143016.944017.345017.7
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)55.3°63.6°63.6°63.6°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)56922.45842362024.463525
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1044.11044.11094.31094.3
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)63.0°63.0°63.0°63.0°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)481.9481.9481.9481.9
GTrail (mm) (inch)1295.11295.11295.11295.1
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)120747.5121948125749.5127350.1
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)43917.343917.343917.343917.3
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)60.260.260.260.2
KStack (mm) (inch)59523.459523.459923.659923.6
LReach (mm) (inch)41016.142616.846118.147618.7
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)72428.571928.372128.472928.7
NHandlebar Width (mm) (inch)80031.580031.580031.580031.5
OStem Length (mm) (inch)502502502502
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1656.51656.51656.51656.5
QWheel Size 27.5"27.5"27.5"27.5"

Technologies

The specifications, colors, and availability of the products can be subjects to alter without prior notification. For availability and prices, please contact the retailers in your city / country.