All guts. All Glory. Explode out of the start and rail roots, rocks, and ruts. Glory devours DH terrain with speed and total control. When you’re charging through technical, pounding DH terrain at top speeds, you need confidence and control to stay on your game. With 203mm of fully active Maestro Suspension featuring a co-pivot shock mount, the Glory 27.5 has been tested and proven by some of the top DH racers and gravity riders in the world. Its lightweight, super-strong frame is engineered with geometry that’s optimized for its 27.5 wheels, plus a super stiff OverDrive steerer tube for unwavering control and steering precision. The 63-degree headtube angle and longer wheelbase was developed and refined with riders from the Giant Factory Off-Road Team to excel on the steepest, most extreme DH tracks in the world. - ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with 200mm of fully-active Maestro suspension - Marzocchi Bomber 380 R 200mm-travel fork with 20mm thru-axle - Fox Van Performance rear shock - Giant P-AM2 Disc wheelset with Maxxis Minion DHF tubeless tires - SRAM X5 1x9-speed drivetrain with SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes
Session 8 is the DH mountain bike with a park-focused geometry that shines on big hits at the bike park. It's built with a burly aluminum frame, 200mm/210mm front and rear suspension, and a SRAM GX DH parts group chosen to stand up to the roughest lines you can find. It's right for you if... You're a regular on the lifts and at the bike park. You're looking for a playful, versatile, durable DH rig with proven performance and a park-ready geometry, and want a lot of tech for your money. The tech you get An Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 200mm RockShox Boxxer Select fork with plush DebonAir spring, 210mm of rear travel with an adjustable FOX Performance VAN shock, 27.5" Bontrager Line DH 30 wheels, SRAM Guide R brakes, and a DH-specific SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain. Race, rip, ride. This bike does it all. The final word Fast, durable, agile, and stable. Session 8 is fully capable of taking on the gnarliest descents, the biggest jumps, and the burliest trails. It's a versatile, confidence-inspiring ride with the best in DH tech and a geometry that's not so low and long that it doesn't play nice at the park. Why you'll love it - Session 8 has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails, and saves you when you don't take the right line. - The quality suspension setup paired with our ABP frame design is made to keep you in control. - The durable, DH-specific 7-speed drivetrain keeps things simple, so you can focus on shredding and getting rad. - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride. - 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trail.
Session 9.9 is the pinnacle of downhill mountain bike performance. This is the same DH bike the pros ride, and it's built for one reason: going as fast as freakin' possible down hills. It pairs a SRAM X01 DH drivetrain and Code RSC brakes with our premium OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and RockShox suspension with super-fast 29" wheels. It's right for you if... You want the fastest downhill bike we offer. You want the speed of 29" wheels and the stability of a full-on DH frame. You seek out the fastest lines, and the biggest jumps. You like to dial in your ride, and want the ability to fine-tune your suspension, fit, and handling on a bike that makes no compromises. The tech you get A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 190mm RockShox Boxxer Ultimate fork with plush DebonAir spring, 190mm of rear travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH shock, 29er Bontrager Line DH 30 wheels, SRAM X01 DH drivetrain, SRAM Code RSC brakes, and a Bontrager Line Pro OCLV carbon handlebar. This is a full-on DH race bike, and it's built so you can refine your setup for your fastest runs with Mino Link and an adjustable fixed-angle headset. The final word Best frame, best suspension, best parts, and fast-rolling 29" wheels. This is the only choice if you're a true DH devotee. Session 9.9 is simply the fastest bike on the mountain, even when that mountain is a stop on the World Cup circuit. Why you'll love it - It's like a precision wrecking ball that gives you the confidence to tear down mountains and take the fastest, burliest lines. - The fastest runs demand the most dialed setup: the air shock and fork on Session 9.9 are adjustable and easy to fine-tune for different tracks. - Mino Link and fixed-angle headset cups let you adjust your geometry for the exact handling you want.
A DH machine that knows how to win. From wicked world cup tracks to your local trails, total confidence and control. In the world of pro DH racing, marginal gains mean everything. This composite gravity machine has been developed and perfected over the years to give Giant factory pros every advantage in a sport decided by fractions of a second. The latest version of the Glory Advanced breaks new ground in stiffness, weight and all-around performance. It features 203mm of fully active Maestro rear suspension on a superlight, stiff and strong composite mainframe. The frame geometry, engineered to optimize its 27.5 wheels, has helped deliver Marcelo Gutierrez to World Cup podiums on the world’s toughest courses. It’s the lightest composite DH frame ever produced by Giant, and it’s always hungry to win. - Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 200mm of fully-active Maestro suspension - RockShox Boxxer Team 200mm-travel fork with 20mm thru-axle - RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock - DT Swiss EX 471 wheelset with Maxxis Minion DHF tubeless tires - DH-specific SRAM XO1 7-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes
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