2015 Giant Glory 27,5

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Posted: Mar 18, 2017 at 13:42 Quote
Aptlynamed wrote:
vladutz8417 wrote:
Had the same issue, but I figured out how to put them back on based on the frame paint. If the spacer goes above the place that it`s not painted, you should flip it. If you use logic you can do it. Just keep in mind that everything need to be fitted with no gaps. You have just 4 axles, with different diameters. I know that it`s low quality, but maybe this helps (...)

Thanks, but that was the vague diagram that I mentioned. At the lower joint of the rear triangle: Do the chamfered/pointy sides of the spacers face inwards (towards the rear triangle), or outwards (towards the bearings in the rocker link)? My rear triangle has no unpainted areas , it is the anodized version.

I also have a bearing tool by Giant with similar vague outdated diagrams. Almost as if Giant wants me to go to their dealers for everything.

The small side of the spacer came towards the rear triangle (inwards) At least that`s the way I installed it by checking rear triangle paint ( if I putted them outwards some of the spacer touched the paint, and it seemed untouched )

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 12:46 Quote
Chamfered edges face inwards.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 17:56 Quote
Hate to be that guy with this question. I'm planning on buying a 2016 glory advanced 1. I am 5' 9" and 160lbs. Would i be better suited for a medium or large? I am also new to the 27.5" game so this will be my first. Every other bike I've owned has been a medium and they have always felt on the small side. I do have pretty lanky arms too :p Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 0:58 Quote
jaydendonato wrote:
Hate to be that guy with this question. I'm planning on buying a 2016 glory advanced 1. I am 5' 9" and 160lbs. Would i be better suited for a medium or large? I am also new to the 27.5" game so this will be my first. Every other bike I've owned has been a medium and they have always felt on the small side. I do have pretty lanky arms too :p Any advice is greatly appreciated.

The 'reach' and 'stack' numbers give a good indication of how a bike will fit. Compare those numbers of your previous bikes with the geo chart of the Glory and you'll get an idea which one to get. Renting a medium and a large for a day would be even better ofc.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/glory-advanced-0#geometry

Posted: 20 hours ago Quote
jaydendonato: A giant glory size large has the wheelbase and reach of most other companies xl frames.

glory large wheelbase: 1257 reach: 461
yt tues xl wheelbase: 1258 reach: 470
morpheus conspiracy xl wheelbase: 1255 reach: 455
sc v10 xl wheelbase: 1251 reach: 451
demo xl wheelbase: 1248 reach: 460

It's one of the biggest size large frames out there. Based on your height and weight, I'd go with a medium. The canyon sender also has a huge size large frame with a wheelbase of 1256 and a reach of 460. The glory and the sender are probably the two largest production made size large frames out there.......granted I didn't look up every single wheelbase of every single bike, but just the ones I was interested in and this is what I came up with......

Posted: 20 hours ago Quote
ok, springtime is here and it's time to dial in the bike. I currently am getting 31.5% sag on my 2015 giant glory with a vivid rc2 400 lb coil shock. I weight @ 215 lbs. I did the measurements without my gear on so I figure all geared up (I wear lots of padding!), I probably come in at @ 220 lbs at least. So my question is should I go up to a 425 lb or 450 lb spring? I'm probably looking to get a sag % of around 25-30%, leaning towards the lower end. My second question would be I'm also entertaining the idea of getting my bling on and purchasing a titanium coil. I heard they are slightly more precise than a steel coil. If that's the case, should I go with a 425 or 450? Thanks a bunch!!!

Posted: 19 hours ago Quote
oobaa47 wrote:
jaydendonato: A giant glory size large has the wheelbase and reach of most other companies xl frames.

glory large wheelbase: 1257 reach: 461
yt tues xl wheelbase: 1258 reach: 470
morpheus conspiracy xl wheelbase: 1255 reach: 455
sc v10 xl wheelbase: 1251 reach: 451
demo xl wheelbase: 1248 reach: 460

It's one of the biggest size large frames out there. Based on your height and weight, I'd go with a medium. The canyon sender also has a huge size large frame with a wheelbase of 1256 and a reach of 460. The glory and the sender are probably the two largest production made size large frames out there.......granted I didn't look up every single wheelbase of every single bike, but just the ones I was interested in and this is what I came up with......

Thank you so much, that was very informative for me. I was ready to drive 2 hours to pick up a large but hearing what you said saved me a trip. Thanks again!

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