Giant Faith 0 Freeride Full Suspension

In the world of pro freerider Kurt Sorge, there’s no room for second guessing. That’s why Kurt rides Faith, the most advanced freeride bike ever built. With its lightweight, unyielding FluidForm ALUXX SL aluminum frame and 7 inches of plush Maestro Suspension travel-plus the ingenious adjustable geometry, with its convertible dropout system-Faith comes through when you need it most.

  • RockShox Totem Solo Air, 20mm thru-axle,180mm suspension fork and RockShox Vivid Coil RC2 rear shock
  • SRAM X.9 shifters/X.9 rear derailleur with Avid Elixir CR disc brakes
  • Giant Contact AM handlebar, Giant Contact FR stem and Giant Contact seatpost
  • Sun Ringle MTX31 rim/Giant Tracker 20mm (F) hub/ DT Swiss 350 (R) hub, wheelset
  • Color: Metallic Green/Neon Green

User Reviews (3)

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Casperox   Weekend Warrior [Jul 24, 2012]
Strength:

The frame is a form of an art piece. Sounds like coke can when hitting it with your nails. Tapered Headtube. Top knotch stock components. Totem RC2DH Solo Air Fork, Vivid Rear Shock, Elixir CR Brakes, Sram X9 shifter & rear derailleur, Raceface Atlas FR cranks with MRP G2 guide, trustworthy MTX 31 rims and rachet system DT 350 hubs. Adjustable geometry(Head angle & BB height) via interchangeable dropouts.

Weakness:

BMX style saddle makes it less classy & stylish. Cable routing. My personal opinion. Other than that none actually.

Maestro works wonders. Very pedal efficient. Climbs just well like an AM bike. Descends just well like a DH bike. Handles jumps and drops with ease. Very stable, fast on corners. Flickable and light. Mine weighs about 16.8kg with Kenda Nevegals.

Similar Products Used: Kona Stinky 2005, Duncon Cane Corso 2007.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
ButtonPusher   Weekend Warrior [Dec 04, 2011]
Strength:

Beautiful balance to the suspension set-up. Takes drops like a CHAMP..! Great on corners and maneuvering around rocks on steep sections. Feels very fast. Great pop, easy to bunny hop around on, Pedals uphill great for a 7" bike. Internal cable routing within the rear triangle for rear shifter.

Weakness:

I'd like to see internal cable routing within the downtube.

This design is GREAT, simple as that. The Maestro system feels fantastic on landings. The small bump sensitivity is good once you get the Totem/Vivid set-up properly for your weight.
Tip: Remove the floodgate from your Totem to increase small bump sensitivity.
Comes to life at higher speeds. It's light and easy to maneuver. I could go on all day, but the bottom line is if you are looking for a FR or heavy duty AM bike, this will not disappoint..

Similar Products Used: Norco Shore 3 (2006), Norco Six (2007), Transition Dirtbag, SX trail (2006).
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Brisco Dog   Weekend Warrior [Feb 21, 2010]
Strength:

Great geometry. Feels very solid. Convertible dropouts allow you to adjust the head angle.

Weakness:

The cables run along the bottom of the bottom tube. Not the best design considering the bike gets used for shuttling. Rocks also get kicked up and hit the brake cable.

I have only ridden the bike about 10 times, but it feels great. The bike inspires confidence and has tons of room for errors. I have the bike built up to 40lbs, but it climbs like my AM bike.

Similar Products Used: Turner Highline
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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