Developed with over forty years of expertise in the science of bicycle and bicycle component manufacturing, Giant’s Crest 34 suspension fork bring plush action and precise control to all riders.
Through precise in-house manufacturing processes like thixomolding and horizontal machining, the Crest’s uppers and lowers are perfectly circular and concentric and offer a virtually frictionless action. Additionally, the ultra-tight tolerances used in the machining of the Crest’s internals mean that they work together in close unison, providing a smooth, plush feel usually only found in much more expensive suspension forks.
For a mountain bike to ride well, the suspension fork can’t be too stiff or too flexy. Too stiff and it will bounce the rider around and cause fatigue. Too flexy and it will cause the rider to lose control easily, with potentially disastrous consequences. With Giant’s core stiffness chassis and trail-tuned engineering, we have the ability to precisely tailor the desired stiffness and strength for the fork depending on stanchion size, helping riders ride more comfortably and more in control.
A wide range of easily tuned air spring suspension adjustments, such as low-speed compression and an external rebound damper was a key focus as we developed a fork designed for all riders. With extensive testing, from pro to entry-level riders, we made sure that the air spring and dampers on the new Crest can be easily fine-tuned for sensitivity to match all kinds of rider demands, riding styles and terrain.
Own Your Flow
The all-new Crest 34 brings state-of-the-art features and premium performance to a broader range of riders. Featuring a thixomolded 34mm stanchion chassis, engineered to balance stiffness, light weight and strength, the Crest 34 has a dedicated tuned damper with low speed compression and an ample rebound circuit tuned to help all riders find their best setting. Plush and precise, the Crest 34 makes high-end suspension accessible to everyone.
Core Stiffness Chassis
Stiffer uppers transfer force directly from fork to wheel for better bike control. Though all in-house manufacturing, the Crest features a robust steerer tube and high-alloy forged crown to ensure optimal chassis stiffness and wheel control.
Trail Tuned Engineering
Underpinned by our dynamic riding philosophy, the Crest is engineered with specific materials distribution around the crown, uppers, lowers and hollow bridge, establishing a perfect balance between stiffness, weight and strength.
We use this closely temperature-controlled casting process to produce components that are exceptionally strong, while remaining more lightweight than similar components made by traditional casting. Using this technology is how we maintain the excellent strength-to-weight ratio and tight clearance of the Crest’s lowers.
- Wheel Size: 27,5”, 29”
- Travel (mm): 100mm, 130mm
- Spring: Ramp adjustable air spring
- Damper: Exclusively tuned for Giant
- Adjustments-RCL: Multiple index externally adjustable rebound, multi-function adjustable compression circuit (open mode, 3x trail modes, lock-out)
- Adjustments-RRL: Multiple index externally adjustable rebound, 2 position remote compression (open/lock-out)
- Steerer: 1/8” X 1.5” alloy, tapered
- Crown: Forged, hollow 6061 aluminum
- Stanchions: 34mm aluminum, smooth black anodized
- Lower Leg: Thixomolded magnesium
- Axle: 15 x 110 Boost
- Remotes: Optional
- Offset (mm): 44mm (27.5”) 44mm (29”)