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Giant Glory 27.5 1£2,999.00

Giant Glory 27.5 1£2,999.00

The Giant Glory, even in this cost-effective build, oozes quality Giant’s Glory needs no introduction, with 2011 DH world champ Danny Hart helping to evolve it to where it is today. Could it make us feel like we were Danny, mid Champéry race run? If it ain’t broke…

The ‘ALUXX SL’ alloy frame puts out eight inches (203mm) of travel through Giant ’s dual-link Maestro system, which debuted on the very first Glory back in 2006. A 150mm rear axle, 83mm BB shell with ISCG-05 tabs, tapered head tube and integrated fork bumpers take care of the details, while external cable routing simplifies things. We tested the outgoing 2015 model, but the frame carries through to 2016 with just a change of colour. Long, low and slack, the Glory is ready for some serious race or uplift action Given the bike’s price tag and pedigree, its mid-level spec is understandable. Nonetheless, it’s all solid kit that should get you through a race season and not cost crazy money to replace should you forget which way up the bike should be.

A full RockShox setup deals with the bumps. You get a basic Boxxer RC fork up front paired with a […]

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