09 Giant Glory FR 1 vs 09 Mongoose PinnR

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09 Giant Glory FR 1 vs 09 Mongoose PinnR
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Posted: Oct 27, 2008 at 12:49 Quote
I’m in the market for a new ride and would like some feedback on my 2 choices. I do several different types of riding from light DH, freeride & light XC. I currently ride a ’06 Coiler, but want a little more travel & better components. Yeah I know, I could upgrade a bunch of stuff on the Coiler, but would rather start off on a new platform.

’09 Giant Glory 1 $2700

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I read tons of great stuff about the Glory and how easy it is to pedal, but lots of cons about its weight.

’09 Mongoose Pinn’R $2500 (i think)

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I can’t find any reviews on it.

Geometry on both are similar, except the Glory's standover is 33.7" vs the Pinn'R 30.5". Maestro vs Freedrive!! Smile


Posted: Oct 27, 2008 at 15:03 Quote
I ride a 08 giant glory one and absolutly love it. It is great for dh and freeride and tons of fun to ride.The maestro suspension is great and there is no brake jack.at first i found it a little heavy but after a while i got used to it.I say go for the glory one.Smile

Posted: Mar 7, 2009 at 11:31 Quote
try searching mongoose double black diamond i think thats the european version of the one your looking at.

Posted: Mar 7, 2009 at 13:35 Quote

if i had to choose between the glory 1 and the pinn'r id go dh glory but if i had to choose between the glory 1 and the bike in the url i pasted.. id go the bike in the url (mongoose boot'r)

Posted: Mar 7, 2009 at 13:48 Quote
go for the glory i have a mongoose black diamond double with the freeedrive system and to be honest im not too impressed....maybe it just wasnt the bike 4 me

Posted: Mar 8, 2009 at 19:24 Quote
get the glory for sure! the suspension is super nice with the maestro suspension system, it holds the weight low and it kills berms like Jason is slaying people. The freedrive system is mediocre in my opinion. I have ridden the glory and the Mongoose Kyber(somewhat similar to Pinn'r), and i have to say the glory is so much more fun to ride.

Posted: Mar 9, 2009 at 13:30 Quote
this is actually a really good comparison. Maestro works excellent, and so does the FreeDrive. Both bike spec's leave room for upgrades, and there is no hands down better spec.

I am a fan of Mongoose, and their 2009 line up is very nice.
Here are some reviews of the Pinn'r:



The Glory has an MSRP of $3000, but it looks like you can get it for $2700.
I have seen the Pinn'r going for $2200.
If you get a Pinn'r you can use the $500 for upgrades.
Either way, both are nice bikes, and I am sure you won't be disappointed, whichever you choose.

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