Giant Glory or Transition Bottlerocket?

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Giant Glory or Transition Bottlerocket?
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Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 1:45 Quote
get a specialized sx they are amazing and quite light

Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 12:51 Quote
I find it odd that people who ride fauxbar konas are telling you that glorys suck but each to their own I guess. Personally I'd get the glory if you're going to whistler. It'll smash through the rough sections and wont be brake jacking all over the place.

Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 20:45 Quote
I ride a bottlerocket and its fine for the tech trails, a bit bumpy, but is still sick. It is fantastic for slopestyle and freeride, easy to trick and easy to ride. I say you go for the bottlerocket

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 4:43 Quote
jason-g wrote:
I ride a bottlerocket and its fine for the tech trails, a bit bumpy, but is still sick. It is fantastic for slopestyle and freeride, easy to trick and easy to ride. I say you go for the bottlerocket
- Could you tell me how heavy it is?! cheers

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 5:28 Quote
My friend rides a Bottle rocket. Really nice bike. He has no problems downhill with it.

If it can handle this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zSNR0cXijkU

Then it should be capable for most stuff.

Dirtbag would be a good option between the two.

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 7:25 Quote
one of my friend has a glory, it's an amazing bike, pretty slack and really low center of gravity, it handles jumps and drops pretty good too even though it's a full-on dh rig...

the only thing that really sucks about the glory dh is it's weight, the frame only with a dhx-4 weighs like 14 pounds...

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 7:44 Quote
Surely thats quite an odd comparison? The two bikes are completely different. Both awesome bikes but difficult to compare because they are designed for seperate purposes.

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 10:43 Quote
Bottlerocket is very small and light frame, so it's good for making tricks and riding on technical trials or slopestyle. If you want to make smth sick, like big drops etc. than you should buy Glory or something like this. I ride Gran Mal and it's a bit heavy but stil a very good frame. I thin all TR frames are very good. Smile

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 14:26 Quote
Go with the bottlerocket, my mate got a BR I bought a Dirtbag, both real nice rides, but riding them side by side the BR's nimble as hell, real chuckable so you can launch it big and tweak out loads of tricks, real fast round the corners, but they can still take a proper hammering on the big stuff. Just if you're hitting roots and rocks a lot it'll wear you out a little quicker than on a big soft longer travel beasty. I'd just be a bit wary of the UK importers for Transition though, as from personal experiance I'd have to say they're a bit (read "extremely") useless.

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 14:28 Quote
ridelikeustoleit wrote:
Surely thats quite an odd comparison? The two bikes are completely different. Both awesome bikes but difficult to compare because they are designed for seperate purposes.

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 14:58 Quote
mines built up average, fox dhx fox 36 revolution rims its about 37 pounds i guess? but ive heard of much lighter-beerismycopilot srry i thot i hit the reply button but here it anyways

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 20:06 Quote
one25forlife wrote:
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

I could build one up easily sub 35, maybe 32 and it would absolutely rape the BR in downhill ability. and the glory's are very easy to ride very stable and jump rly well especially the glory 8. if u want something a bit lighter then the glory and u are willing to sacrifice a bit of strength and travel you should look into the reign X, very good bikes for lighter (as in weight) riders who want a gravity oriented all around bike.

Posted: Mar 18, 2008 at 15:22 Quote
the glory is probualy 40 pounds and up

Posted: Mar 18, 2008 at 15:33 Quote
obviously the Glory is gona destroy the BR on a DH track, unless the rider on the glory just sucks lol, so its really up to you, if you think your going to be riding slopestyle and more FR oriented stuff then get the BR, if your riding DH then go with the Glory DH lol


 
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