The harder the course, the better says two-time U.S. DH Champ Duncan Riffle. Same goes for his bike, the Giant Glory. With 8 inches of fully active Maestro suspension, mated to a lightweight, super strong ALUXX SL via a co-pivot shock mount, it’s everything Duncan-and you-need to boost your confidence in the most extreme DH conditions.
Giant Glory 650
from Redwood city,CA
Date Reviewed: September 3, 2011
Strengths: Super fast in the corners and through the bumps.This bike has a very solid feel at speed and seems to float over technical terrain. suspension is super plush and rides amazing.This bike's pedaling abilities exceeded my expectations.This has to be one of the best bikes on the market right now.
Weaknesses: NONE...not right now
This bike is a racing machine.Its solid and will take whatever you can dream up for it.
a Weekend Warrior
from Port Moody, B.C. Canada
Date Reviewed: July 5, 2009
Strengths: Overall strength, maneuverability, jumps well, can handle some pretty big hits, looks great.
Weaknesses: a little heavy and some of the stock parts are crap (Sram x5)
Great bike, fun to screw around on, a little difficult to maneuver in the air but that changes after getting used to the bike! Some good and bad parts but that an easy fix! Great for freeriders and downhillers alike.
Similar Products Used: Rocky Mountain Slayer SS 396, Transition Bottle Rocket.
Bike Setup: Stock 08 except new eastern pedals white, intense grips, raceface atlas cranks, avid elixer brakes, Marzocchi 66 and Roco TST.
from Lisboa, Portugal
Date Reviewed: February 22, 2009
stability at high speeds
2 plate chain guide, the chain never slipped
Race Face components
the saddle ( giant stock one )
The brakes could be more powerful (hayes stroker ryde )
The Marzocchi rocco r shock
I am loving this bike its really plush even with a 500lbs spring ( I weight 55kg ) it pedals uphill quite well, all you need is strenght in your legs!
In spite of the weight it is really maneuvrabel and short, so it's very easy to handle it. It's a natural jumper and will huck everything you'll throw it at!
I would buy it all over again!
I m thinking of changing the cassette of my glory 1, from the 9speed 11-28 to a 9 speed 11-34 sprocket. For easier climbing coz I also use my bike for light xc n I don't want to push it up the hill. Just like my stinky six which has a 9 speed 11-34 cassette. I seldom use the smallest chain ring for ... Read More »
Giant Glory FR-1 COMP
excellent, very well looked after
Reason for sale:
need a second vehicle asap, I'm going back to full time study which means my wife will be left without any transport, we live 15klms from the nearest public transport hence why we need a second vehicle ... Read More »
I want to buy a chainguide but i am struggling to identify the tabs, i have looked at the diagrams but every time i measure it it come out as the other type :confused:
Any help would be appreciated
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Does anyone know if I would need to buy an additional headset to put a 1 1/8" steerer tube (Totem, non-tapered) into a 2010 Giant Glory? If so, any recommendations?
The Glory has a 1.5 to 1.125 headtube and an integrated headset - however, the website doesn't specify exactly what size s ... Read More »