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  1. dhbrigade Member

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    Looks like the Glory finally gets some proper HD geometry!!!

    From a german site:

    * updated geometrie = 63.5° HA, lower BB, longer wheelbase
    * Overdrive head tube (tapered = 1-1/8-inch upper & 1-1/4-inch lower)
    * Maestro Rear = 203 mm
    * Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup
    * SRAM X.0 DH drivetrain and brakes
    * Wheels = DT Swiss 240S/EX500

    * price: ???
    * weight: ???
    * in stores: August 2012

    www.mtb-news.de





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  2. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    you're ****ting me; they're going back to a 1.25" lower headtube? are they dense?



    oh wait, they're GIANT and they can do whatever they want...
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    2nd that. WTF? How many road bikes go with overdrive? Maybe it's just cheaper for them and they want us to bare the cost.
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    I'm pretty sure that's a typo. According to the Giant website, The "Overdrive" headtube dimensions are 1.5 bottom/1-1/8 top.

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  5. Vrock Member

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    I think it's a typo... overdrive is 1.5 lower 1.25 upper, still retarded, but not that bad.
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    I'll let someone else think of an appropriate joke.
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  7. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    oh thank god...the bike looks dope otherwise.
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    An update on Vital says tapered steer tube with a 1.25 bottom :| 63.5deg... I like.
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    And they still f-ed up the cable guides?
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  10. daisycutter Active Member

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    That looks like the 2012? I wonder if they are counting the angle headset? 65degrees - 1.5 angle headset =63.5
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  11. 'size Active Member

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    that is the overdrive 2 spec.

    if it is in fact overdrive it will be 1.5/1.125.
    overdrive 2 is 1.5/1.25.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/technology/overdrive/50/
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  12. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    I'd be fine with the 1.25" upper. I still think it's idiotic to cannondale themselves into an OEM only situation, but 1.25" lower takes away a level of adjustability and reverses course from the last ~8 years of DH improvement. 1.25" upper just limits you to giant oem stems for 2-3 years until HOPE cuts you a fresh one.
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    I liked them more when they came with fox and shimano
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    But then this bike wouldn't pass the 'one step forwards, two steps back' mtb industry rule.
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    to each their own i suppose, the over drive thing makes it annoying for headset, fork, and stem choices as well. Part of the reason why i'm not on a reign X this year
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  16. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    who needs brakes?
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  17. kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Who can't figure out zip ties and put their lines wherever the hell they want?
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  18. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    youd think the worlds largest bike company would take that into consideration...
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  19. marshalolson Active Member

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    who cares about what diameter the head tube is?

    its a dh bike. you use a 1 1/8 fork, and whatever bearing is needed to be replaced.

    at least if it is, in fact, a 1 1/4 lower, not a 1 1/2, at least you can use a normal headset race, rather the massive reducers currently out there
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  20. p-spec New Member

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    If you ask me,they really f'ed up with the headtube.

    Their road bikes,wont go with a 1.5 bottom,trek was the first to do it,and it may be a copyright thing or they are saying 1/4 is better to differentiate themselves.
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    just to clear up this headtube issue guys, it was a typo. It is a standard tapered head tube (1.5 lower 1 1/8 Upper). Giant was the first to do this on a MTB years ago when the glory first came out (2006?). It's been called overdrive for a marketing term.

    It's no different than the headtube it's had for the past 5+ years, it's just slacker now...like you've all asked for.
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  22. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the internets just exploded from 1000 e-engineers getting excited
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    Shi t on a dick! I was hoping I could use my old as fukk headset from the Giant I had in 1996, it was ano blue.

    Norco or Giant for my next DH sled, looks good but it is just gonna come down to $$$ for EP from the shop.
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  24. William42 Active Member

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    well, if its a normal tapered HT, or even lower 1.5 upper 1.25, then it looks like they hit all the boxes as far as I'm concerned, giant finally put out the perfect DH bike. At 2K less then everything else, I'd like one of these to be my next frame.
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    Giant isn't the cool company but the frame works well and is priced 400 to 600 less then the other frames on the market. The lifetime warranty on the frame makes it that much sweeter.
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  26. dilzy New Member

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    Are they seriously going back to SRAM when the new Saint stuff is fracking fantastic? A huge huge step backwards when both Fox and Shimano are leaps and bounds ahead of SRAM atm.
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  27. KavuRider Active Member

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    Possibly to keep total retail cost down?

    Looking good! I really dig the Glory.
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    Looks nice!
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    Negative on the lifetime warranty on the frame. As a complete bike, you get the lifetime warranty, but as a frame, it is only 5 years. I was surprised as well when I read my owners manual.

    As far as the bike goes, I'd have to say the only thing I'm really disappointed about was the fact that Giant claimed they were going to reclaim their place in the carbon market, and didn't. Nearly every bike in the top ten on the WC, aside from Hart and Needles, have carbon somewhere on the bike. Full bike, front triangles, swingarms, etc. This whole front end on this bike is SCREAMING for carbon. So massive for stiffness reasons, but then ends up so thin.

    Geometry is spot on, I could pass on the baby blue, but the black on chrome is tits.

    And, ya, mine's full Shimano / Fox as well. Leaps and bounds better.
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  30. go-ride.com New Member

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    Giant doesn't need to make a carbon DH bike. My 2011 medium frame with steel spring weighed 9.5 lbs and is plenty stiff. Is it worth spending a$1000 more when the bike is already as light as anything out there?
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  31. Huck Banzai Active Member

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    My XL V10 weighed 9.9lbs with Vivid and #550 coil (including through axle & Seat clamp) - 7.54 w/o shock but w/ hardware.

    It's silly stiff.

    I have done AWFUL things to it.

    I was lucky enough to pay a lot less than retail.

    I smile a lot.

    When I'm not broken.

    <waah>

    I expect to see a lot of these D.H. DH machines soon.
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  32. Wa-Aw New Member

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    More of a "why not" than a "why", if it's good in alu it will be better in carbon. More expensive, but if there's any company in the world that sells enough DH bikes to justify making 2 frame models, it's Giant.
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  33. IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    id be interested in seeing Trek's sales for the aluminum Session 88 and plastic 88. id think the price difference would see the metal bike outselling the CF one.
    SC tried to sell both version of their V10 but i think they were just trying to sell out of their aluminum bikes before focusing on the CF bike.
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  34. DhDork New Member

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    ^^This. I can't name any company with more resources than Giant who can build a fully legit carbon DH bike. Not only that, but who can beat their price on one? I doubt it would be more than $800 more than their current offering. With this geometry, their suspension design, and Danny and Needles to back it, it would outsell any other carbon bike hands down.
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  35. norbar Active Member

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    I'm with you on that. As much as I'm not very fond of suporting Giant I still think a CF glory would be a great idea. Maybe a tiny bit less progressive.
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    I think the notion of a Carbon 'premium' is exagerated, and as long as 'we' continue to swallow it - the prices will stay high.

    Funny that, for example, the Carbon V10 and Alu V10 were the same price at intro -- it has gone up, but so have Alu frames as well.


    Prices are what the market will tolerate; people have rationalized tolerating a lot -- dont, and the prices normalize.


    But since people 'gotta have it' -- welcome to Redbull pricing! (Appropo I suppose.)
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    Best looking Giant I've ever seen in my life.

    I agree, Shimano/ Fox stuff made the bike much better, but this probably keeps the package cheap.

    Although it's a sick /affordable Aluminum frame, I think Giant will eventually have to start selling carbon Glory's and Reign's to stay competitive in the market. Even the guys who buy aluminum Enduro's appreciate Specialized's ability to produce quality Carbon, and dream of upgrading to the holy grail one day.
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    RedBull prices fell in Poland so Redbull prices are low now. "Prices are what the market will tolerate" Even for Redbull though I will buy their products because of their support of awesome events.
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    Whats that Pedal at 0:13 min???
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