Giant Glory or Transition Bottlerocket?

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Giant Glory or Transition Bottlerocket?
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Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 12:32 Quote
Any ideas? Not sure whether i should go full blown dh on the glory, or stick with the BottleRocket for an allrounder.
Also any reviews on these two bikes, and how does the br cope with slopestyle and dh/fr etc? Cheers.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 12:44 Quote
Well, those are two very, very different bikes. The Glory, like you said, is meant for DH and heavy freeriding. The BottleRocket on the other hand, is meant for smooth slopestyle riders. The BottleRocket CAN handle the DH, but if you got the Glory, It would blow the BottleRocket out of the water. The BottleRocket is at home on the slopestyle course. Hope this helps a little bit.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 13:00 Quote
Thanks for quick message dude.
I know i sound like a muppet tryin to compare the two bikes, but its what it has come down to, cos il be off to whistler for 6 months next year.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 14:12 Quote
Whistler eh? Have funBig Grin

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 15:20 Quote
Get the Glory it is heavy (i know) but everything about it is better and it has more value all up but its a bargin...hoped that helped a little

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 15:24 Quote
Get the glory fr, its in between the two, the glory dh has a rly slack headangle and a very short top tube and is and should be considered a full blown dh race rig. if u want to be able to free ride it at all then go for the glory 8 its alot more fun 2 ride. i have ridden both and unless ur riding dh the glory dh is not the bike for u. Also the meastro (sp?) is a much better design then the bottle rockets, no brake jack, pedal bob and pedal feed back.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 15:25 Quote
well i dunno about the rest of you but the bottlerocket is sick, i have one, if your going to whistler and plan on more freestyle then DH then the bottlerocket is your ticket, it was actually designed around aline, dirt merchant, freight train so ultimately its your choices
cheers

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 15:27 Quote
freerideguy1 wrote:
well i dunno about the rest of you but the bottlerocket is sick, i have one, if your going to whistler and plan on more freestyle then DH then the bottlerocket is your ticket, it was actually designed around aline, dirt merchant, freight train so ultimately its your choices
cheers

I'd agree. The only advantage for most runs in a lift resort like Whistler for the Glory would be taking brake chatter better. I own a bottlerocket, and it handles everything amazingly, but brake chatter is still a bit rough. The Glory will feel good on it, but it will be a burden for most other things. I would suggest the BottRocket, because of what I said, and also because you won't always be riding whistler.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 15:30 Quote
If you come back east tho or hit up anything that is not perfectly groomed u will regret only having 5.5 inches. also whats really nice about the glory is that it has a much lower center of gravity and thus creates a more stable bike. i think you should be looking at comparing the glory fr and the bottle rocket and not the glory dh and the bottle rocket, they are much closer bikes

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 18:23 Quote
i would personally buy a transition dirtbag, it can freeride and slpoestyle

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 19:20 Quote
bigquotesf you come back east tho or hit up anything that is not perfectly groomed u will regret only having 5.5 inches

Listening to that tells me you haven't ridden a bottle rocket. Iv been capable keeping up with many people riding glory's, and have yet to meat terrain that has been past the limits of the bottle rocket. It is simply the best do it all bike ever made, no arguing it. While it is beefy as all hell, and with geometry fairly well suited to all riding aspects, it still manages to be a VERY light bike, mine currently weights in at 32 lbs. Let me see a glory do that Big Grin

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 20:41 Quote
I think glory 8 would be a good bike. Im not a huge fan of small suspension bikes for freeriding.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 21:33 Quote
My best friend has a Glory FR, i really dis-like it. the way the frame is set up,feels uncomfterble to me, mind you i ride a stinky and their two completley differnt desighnes. Really though, if you get the chance,ride both,and make a decision from their.

Mitch

Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 0:17 Quote
theyre completley different bikes, why not try and find an alternative, somewhere between the two, 6 inches or sumthing. Maybe a coiler deluxe, it could be used for what both bikes can do.

Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 1:07 Quote
gnarkore wrote:
i would personally buy a transition dirtbag, it can freeride and slpoestyle
i agree

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