Giant Factory Off-Road Team Expands for 2019, Moves to Fox Suspension

Mar 2, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

Today, the Giant Factory Off-Road Team announced that they will be running Fox suspension for the 2019 season. In January of last year Giant partnered with DVO on both their race team and OE spec on high-end models.

The DH team consists of eight-time Colombian downhill national champion Marcelo Gutierrez, American Eliot Jackson and Irish national champion Jacob Dickson. On the enduro side, Giant recently signed Youn Deniaud who joins Josh Carlson on the full EWS circuit. Giant hinted at a new bike, saying that, "Deniaud and his enduro teammates will also be developing and testing new enduro-focused bikes and gear throughout the year."

We reached out to both Giant and DVO to see what the implications are.

bigquotesWith a renewed commitment to XC racing, the GFORT program is proud to work with FOX for the 2019 cross country, enduro and DH race seasons.Andrew Juskaitis, Giant Bicycles


bigquotesTeams change sponsors all the time, it’s nothing new. We have an amazing relationship with everyone at Giant and it was more than a pleasure to work with the team and riders. We truly hope to work with them again in the future!Bryson Martin Jr, DVO Suspension




From Giant's Website: One of the longest running professional teams in off-road bike racing continues to grow and evolve in 2019. This year the Giant Factory Off-Road Team includes 15 riders from six different nations competing in every discipline from downhill to enduro to cross-country and gravel.

The 2019 roster has three national champions and a strong mix of veterans and young talent. The team also welcomes some key new equipment sponsors as it continues its mission to develop cutting-edge race bikes and technologies. The biggest changes for 2019 are the return of FOX suspension products including forks and rear shocks, plus new XC and gravel kits from apparel sponsor Cuore.

This year’s Giant Factory Off-Road Team is divided into two tiers: six global riders, and nine regional North American riders. The global squad is focused on major international events including UCI World Cup downhill and cross-country races as well as Enduro World Series events.

DH and enduro riders

Eight-time Colombian downhill national champion Marcelo Gutierrez leads the World Cup DH squad. Gutierrez is joined by another national champion, Jacob Dickson of Ireland. These two DH riders will focus on World Cups and other major events on their Glory Advanced race bikes.

“This year is looking really good,” said Gutierrez, who is already off to a strong start with wins at two major urban DH events in Colombia, the Manizales Urban DH in January and the Devotos de Monserrate in February. “I feel really stoked about the suspension setup and I’ve made a few key changes like having a new trainer and sports psychologist. This year is probably the best I’ve ever felt physically and I’m extremely comfortable on my new downhill bike.”

The 21-year-old Dickson was derailed with an early-season injury last year, but he still managed to score his second consecutive elite men’s DH national championship in Ireland and a couple top-10 finishes at Crankworx Whistler events in Canada. “I’m really looking forward to the 2019 season,” Dickson said. “My goals are to be consistently in the top-20 for every World Cup and to enjoy every race.”

American Eliot Jackson rounds out the DH squad for 2019. The California-based pro will focus on Crankworx and North American events along with some key World Cup races.

The enduro crew gets a boost this year with the signing of Youn Deniaud, a top young talent from France who finished 10th overall in the Enduro World Series last year. Racing as a privateer, the 22-year-old scored several top-10 finishes in his first year on the EWS, earning the “EWS Breakthrough of the Year” award in the world’s premier enduro series.

“After my first season racing the Enduro World Series as a privateer, being a part of the Giant team is just awesome,” Deniaud said. “I have the best partners now, and this is a big step for me. I had a great winter training season and I’m ready to race on my new Giant bikes this year.”

The enduro squad also sees the return of some familiar faces. Australian Josh Carlson joins Deniaud on the full EWS circuit, while Canadian Mckay Vezina will race a mix of EWS and North American events. Both had to battle through some injuries this in 2018 and are looking forward to a clean slate this year. All the enduro racers will be racing their Reign Advanced bikes with new FOX suspension setups, plus the shorter travel Trance Advanced Pro 29 for select events. The enduro team will also be developing and testing next-generation bikes and gear throughout the season.

XC and gravel riders

This year also sees an expansion of the team’s XC and endurance squad, led by up-and-coming talents Cameron Wright from Australia and Cole Paton from the U.S. Both will focus on World Cups and other major XC events around the world. They will compete primarily on their XtC Advanced 29 hardtails and Anthem Advanced Pro 29 full-suspension XC bikes, while also helping to develop and test new, next-generation XC race bikes and gear.

Wright emerged as one of the sport’s top young talents when he won the XC world championship as a junior in 2017. Last year he swept the Australian national series, winning all six events in the junior category plus the Australian national championship and the Oceania Championship. This year, Wright, who turns 19 in March, steps up the Under-23 category.

“The upcoming season is a big one for me as a first year U23 rider,” Wright said. “It’s definitely going to be challenging with my first World Cup season. The goal is to give it my all and be in the top-10. I’m on a new Giant bike with great suspension and the new Shimano XTR group, and really looking forward to representing the team.”

Joining Wright in U23 XC action is 21-year-old Paton. The Colorado resident had several podium finishes at North American races last year, and is looking forward to competing at the international level.

In addition to the two global XC riders, this year’s team sees an expanded crew of endurance athletes focused on the growing XC marathon and gravel racing scene in North America. Those riders include veteran Carl Decker, who last year captured the Lost Sierra Triple Crown series on the West Coast.

Joining Decker on the regional squad are fellow American riders Stephan Davoust, Ryan Steers,Tristan Uhl and Tyler Weyman. In addition, former U.S. road pro Josh Berry, who last year made the switch to gravel racing and scored podium finishes at major events including Dirty Kanza, Gravel Worlds and Grinduro while riding Giant bikes, will be part of the team for select races in 2019. Each of these riders will have a collection of Giant off-road bikes to suit their racing needs including the Revolt Advanced gravel racing bike, which was released midway through the 2018 season.

On the technical front, the team welcomes back most of its sponsors from 2018 along with several key new partners for 2019, including FOX suspension products. Team riders will use Shimano drivetrain and brake components, and PRO/Shimano cockpit components. Additional components and gear include Giant WheelSystems, saddles and dropper seatposts, plus the Giant NeosTrack GPS computer.

On the apparel side, the team will once again partner with 100%for DH and enduro race kits, eyewear and full-face DH helmets. XC and gravel kits are produced by new partner Cuore, and Giant supplies helmets including the Rail SX, Rev and Pursuit models for XC and gravel, plus footwear including the Charge XC shoe, Line trail/ enduro shoe and the Shuttle DH shoe.

Here is a list of Giant Factory Off-Road Team sponsors for 2019:

Suspension forks/shocks: FOX
Wheels: Giant
Tires: Maxxis
Pedals: HT
Drivetrain & Brakes: Shimano
Bar/Stem: PRO/Shimano
Saddle: Giant
Seatpost: PRO/Shimano & Giant dropper
Cycling shoes: Giant
DH/Enduro apparel: 100%
XC/gravel apparel:Cuore
Cycling Eyewear: 100%
Helmet: Giant & 100% (enduro and full-face)
Gloves: 100%
Grips: ODI
Computer: Giant NeosTrack GPS
Chain guides: MRP
Other: Honey Stinger nutrition, Park Tool, Finish Line lube and cleaning products, Thule racks, Jaybird headphones, GoPro cameras, Stan’s tire sealant



145 Comments

  • + 56
 Im jaded
  • + 6
 I'm truly shocked.
  • + 15
 green with envy
  • - 27
flag leviatanouroboro (Mar 1, 2019 at 16:09) (Below Threshold)
 Only a psichic would have seen that coming.
  • + 7
 I'm guessing giant will move to 29 for dh and dvo doesn't have a 29 fork
  • + 5
 @makripper: It would have been pretty easy for to make one though don't you reckon? I mean, it's not like 29 is a surprise anymore. It's been over two years. Has Suntour got a 29 fork lower I wonder. There must be more to it. Perhaps the DVO equipped models haven't sold well. Maybe Fox gave Giant a price match, since they sell so many bikes worldwide.
  • + 4
 @makripper: i think the switch was due to all the challenges team giant had with DVO suspension setup during the season.
  • + 14
 A bit of a DVOlution from last season
  • + 8
 @cuban-b: what challenges? I didn't hear about that
  • + 5
 @makripper: I heard their dampers were blowing up.
  • - 1
 @jaame: it seemed like the DVO products were only specced on the dentist priced bikes. Everything less than $6k had Fox, so most of their volume was probably there anyway.
  • + 4
 @dthomp325: Oh right. So it's more a case of Fox being more reliable?
  • - 17
flag RollinFoSho (Mar 1, 2019 at 19:39) (Below Threshold)
 If or when Trust makes a DH fork, everyone will struggle to compete
  • + 15
 @RollinFoSho: Okay you can stop jerking off Trust now thank you
  • + 9
 Supposedly they switched to Fox because DVO doesn’t make anything for XC and doesn’t have any plans to either.
  • + 1
 @700Pirate: That pun is a Diamond in the rough.
  • + 14
 @RollinFoSho: dude trust hasn’t even been a company for a quarter yet. Stop with the trust posts. They have no reviews and if they have more than 10 sales I’ll be shocked beyond belief.
  • - 18
flag RollinFoSho (Mar 1, 2019 at 22:57) (Below Threshold)
 @TheSlayer99: Brace yourself, I think you will get shocked beyond belief. There are a few out there and so far great feedback, here is an example: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmfIGJ28nSo&t=802s
  • + 7
 @RollinFoSho: that isn’t a sale. Do you even understand how marketing works? And first ride reviews aren’t real reviews.
  • - 12
flag RollinFoSho (Mar 2, 2019 at 7:08) (Below Threshold)
 Ths review is suspicious, the only negative out of a few
  • + 13
 @RollinFoSho: I remember when everyone was saying the same thing about Ohlins before they came out with their mountain bike suspension. No one else was going to be able to compete!!

We all saw how that went.
  • + 5
 @RollinFoSho: Even if there wasn´t this review, linkage forks have their pros and cons just like telescopic forks do, it´s not like telescopic forks cannot be improved significantly, it´s just not what FOX/RS cares about, they care about lowest weight(that´s what most people look for when buying forks) and highest margins, performance is not very high on their list. So we get creaky/flexy CSU but hooray, we have light forks, boost standard that no one really needed and offers zero performance benefits (quite opposite), airspring update every year trying to make it work as well as coils did 15years ago, smaller and smaller amounts of lubrication in the forks, fixed bushings instead of sliding ones etc. It´s not their fault though, they make what they can sell...If you want real performance, look elsewhere.
  • + 8
 @RollinFoSho: repetitive posts about your favorite fork is just annoying. you're not doing them any favors. the more you post about it, the more we're gonna hate it and get annoyed with it. how do you not understand that?
  • - 12
flag RollinFoSho (Mar 2, 2019 at 8:53) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: please point out the repetitive post
  • + 11
 @RollinFoSho: it’s not that difficult to look in the below threshold comments section and see your 5 posts about the trust fork. Don’t try to act naive.
  • + 3
 @RollinFoSho: That's not where mkt growth is.
  • - 8
flag RollinFoSho (Mar 2, 2019 at 9:56) (Below Threshold)
 I don’t own a Trust fork, it’s not my favorite, but after hearing what people are saying about it so far it sounds like it could be a game changer. You sound offended about my opinion, kind of odd.
  • + 3
 @RollinFoSho: This type of "repeat it enough times and people will believe anything you say" guerrilla marketing is not going to work here - you're actually damaging the brand by posting repeatedly LOL. If you want us to buy Trust forks, less posting and letting the product speak for itself would be ideal. and if you're being paid by the brand, a simple email to both pinkbike and Trust should fix the circumvention of paid advertising.
  • - 9
flag RollinFoSho (Mar 2, 2019 at 12:13) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: I have absolutely no affiliation, no invested interest in Trust suspension. I was just making a comment on the subject of suspension and DH. You sound like the advertising censorship police or something.
  • + 0
 @Mondbiker:
That's one of, if not THE best I've ever read, period. He was the first 'reviewer' that didn't give the impression he was kissing the ass of a current/prospective advertiser, instead was honest and direct to the point.
Clear, concise, and easy to read and understand.
Thanks for posting the link. I saved it
  • - 6
flag TheSlayer99 (Mar 2, 2019 at 21:54) (Below Threshold)
 @RollinFoSho: you sound like you are severly lacking in intellect and you suck the dicks of companies for no other reason than for the sake of doing it.
  • + 1
 @TheSlayer99: You sound like a genius bud
  • + 1
 @makripper: The suspension just isn't up to par personally.
  • - 3
 @RollinFoSho: I know I do, and you don’t. You’re obviously not intelligent enough to take a hint and realize nobody wants to hear your shit about the stupid trust fork, and you’re not doing trust any favors by shoving positive marketing down everyone’s throats.
  • + 1
 Maybe ????@jaame:
  • + 39
 DVO probably got sick of having to make forks in another color besides neon green
  • + 8
 Supposedly they switched to Fox because DVO doesn’t make anything for XC and doesn’t have any plans to either.
  • + 0
 Giant wants more color after DVO gave them blue. Just like their frame color scheme.
  • + 2
 WTF is neon green? Did you mean neon grey?
  • + 1
 @IamTheDogEzra: Underrated comment right there
  • + 15
 Whoop de f*cking dooooo!
This shit don’t mean jack to me or you.
Pros ride whatever they’re paid to.
Even if it’s poooooooo!!!
  • + 5
 Well if you ride giant bikes and buy their high end bikes then it does make a difference as they will be spec’d with fox suspension vs DVO
  • - 3
 @Krzymndyd: I have a Reign and wish it had DVO suspension. I wouldn't even mind FOX to tell you the truth. Unfortunately it has a Pike and Debonair. ... garbage.
  • + 2
 @BeerGuzlinFool: they’re all the same kind of garbage man. If you think you’re special and require a different brand of fork to make riding work for you maybe you could just ignore that thought.
  • + 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: I had the 2015 with those specs. Switched to the 170 lyrik and it changes the whole bike. Now I have the 2018 reign 0 and that suspension is amazing. I ended up pushing my lyrik and will never go back to air suspension. My glory and reign are all coil
  • + 1
 @jflb: No I don't think I'm special I just think that the Pike and Debonair are shitty over hyped products. They just don't perform as advertised. Especially when the trail gets rowdy.
  • + 1
 @Krzymndyd: I've been thinking about going with a rear coil shock . I don't know what I want to do with the fork yet. Maybe a DVO or Fox.
  • + 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: if you get a fox and get it pushed for the fork. The 36 pushed will make the reign feel like a totally bike. Coil rear is a game changer especially on the reign. There is a reason they switched to that and didn’t change much to the bike layout except for the mount. And I agree with you the pike and debonair is overhyped crap. I don’t know why that fork was ever specd for the reign way to flimsy of a fork. I can feel the flex in every turn
  • + 12
 Really weird for them to break off with DVO after just 1 season - something must have been materially wrong.

Such a shame, it was really good to see a top class but smaller brand get that kind of exposure, and I was seriously interested in a new top spec Giant for my next bike (frame updates due this year) with DVO suspension and the new XTR groupset. Seems like it will now be a pretty vanilla setup with the usual Fox Factory + SRAM XO1, not that there's anything wrong with these proven components.
  • + 5
 Weird last minute decision.

Also sounds like something wen't wrong, XC was part of last year's plan :
"The relationship we have this year with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team is special because we are really focused 100 percent with Giant and their off-road program,” said DVO founder Bryson Martin. “From XC to enduro to downhill, all we do is focus on the team—making the best suspension for the team guys and specifically for each bike model and segment”
www.giant-bicycles.com/global/news/giant-factory-off-road-team-partners-with-dvo-suspension/22357
  • + 9
 I loved DVO
  • + 4
 i bought a 19 reign and the jade coil took a crap on the 4th ride. it wasn't tightened properly from the factory. That being said, it was one of the first bikes produced wit hdvo stuff and i understand that first production runs can have issues. The DVO guys took care of me right away and i was only out for a week or so. The onyx fork has been killer, the thing reminds me of a totem.
  • + 3
 Vital's comment is that the switch to Fox was because DVO didn't have the XC line up. Obviously you never know for sure but makes sense.

See the comment section
www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Giant-Factory-Expands-with-New-Riders-and-Sponsors-for-2019,2591
  • - 1
 I would think that it was more because DVO couldn't manufacture a reliable product in volume. Hopefully this means 2020 retail bikes won't have DVO either.
  • + 6
 @sam264: Please explain.. I have never heard any complaints about DVO products. Only praise.
  • + 0
 @sam264: nailed it
  • + 2
 @BeerGuzlinFool:
Their shocks blow up constantly. I've sent so many back from essentially brand new bikes.

Neg prop me all you want but I'm right.
  • + 2
 @sam264: how many bikes do you have? Ha
  • + 3
 @palirojo:
I'm a shop mechanic
  • + 2
 @sam264: I am surprised to hear that. I have only had good experiences with their Emerald and Jade on my Jedi.
  • + 2
 @BeerGuzlinFool:
I get the feeling that the problem lies in the assembly for their OEM product (ie giant). Most people that have bought aftermarket don't seem to have had problems. I think it's also only 2019 model years as they've obviously had to significantly upscale very quickly for the colab with giant
  • + 4
 @sam264: so what you are saying is DVO ended up in a similar position as Ohlins and Specialized. Small batch is good, the large batch mass produced items are overly skimped on.
  • + 0
 @chadgmail: I don't think I'd go so far as to say that they skimped, if anything the economies of scale should allow them to provide a better product for the price. It's just that asking a small business to ramp production up so sharply is going to cause teething problems, unfortunately those problems didn't seem to go away.
  • + 2
 @sam264: Makes sense. What doesn't make sense is why I got down voted for saying I haven't had any issues with their products.
  • + 2
 @BeerGuzlinFool:
PB props rarely make sense...
  • + 1
 @sam264: Yeah, good point.
  • + 1
 @sam264: Fully agree and have seen similar issues with several of local OE specced Giants. Aftermarket stuff seems awesome still but the OEM market hampered reliability. In my experience, only seems related to shocks thus far, forks appear as functional and robust as ever.
  • + 6
 I guess DVO is short for divorced in their relationship with Giant
  • + 1
 Well that relationship lasted as long as (insert Hollywood celebrity couple here) !
  • + 6
 Where is the Reign 29 already!
  • + 2
 Soon!!!!
  • + 2
 Coming Fall of 2019...
  • + 1
 From my experience, DVO's slogan "For riders by riders" is 100% true and it's both a curse and a blessing. On one hand it's the best suspension available yet, unlike Ohlins for example, it's still affordable. The performance and well-thought out features make it feel like the person who developed it must have spent an insane amount of time personally testing and refining it. On the other hand I've met most of the DVO family and I can honestly describe them as quite chaotic. Almost as if they're more riders than they are businessman, which their slogan tells us. From the customers to the employees to the big boss, it's really just riders dealing with riders. I would never have thought they could handle the stress and requirements of year-round race team support so this news doesn't surprise me at all. But If they keep making products like they do and selling at the prices they do then, soon enough, they'll be large enough to staff dedicated race techs and be at all major race events. Keep doing what you're doing, DVO, it's working so far!
  • + 1
 Its straight out in LBS support. DVO does not have that yet, across multiple continental/market space. It does not matter, if it needs servicing, and servicing anything less than [a] level will see level sales (and associated whole bike builds), will result in product relegation. Disappointing, we need 3 active hard hitting options in any effective, efficient product group for price and development renewal.
  • + 5
 DVO be SOL
  • + 2
 An awkward team announcement because of the suspension change, I was expecting more than a year. Way to leave us hanging with no explanation.
  • + 3
 Ohhh so maybe we can expect the Reign 29 to be running Fox36. It is the bike I am waiting for to upgrade from my Trance.
  • + 4
 Well, that didn't last long.... (DVO + Giant )
  • + 5
 They clearly weren't DVOted to the brand.
  • + 2
 Guys it all boiled down to money, Fox Undercut DVO by 25% to get this deal.
  • + 2
 Yeah, sure...maybe it was 5%. Maybe it was something else you aren't aware of...
  • + 2
 Forget about the switch to Fox. Are we going to start discussing GRAVEL racing here now???
  • + 0
 Kinda funy, it seemed to be that a big part of there justification for the Trance 29's short 115mm rear travel was the custom tune they had on the topaz shock not needing more travel...?
  • + 0
 The trance 29 uses a fox DPS on more models than has DVO, I don't ever remember hearing that reasoning. Giant is more than big enough to get a custom tune from Fox.
  • + 2
 @sam264:

That’s not the official story from giant. DVO was much easier to work with to make a fully custom tune and bike specific shock.
  • + 3
 What the fricken f*ck that’s so dumb DVO is tits
  • + 2
 ive heard rumours giant is discontinuing the glory in the not so distand future.. can anyone confirm?
  • + 3
 Reign at 29 are u serious? I hope that never happens. The Reign is at 27.5 is soooooo sick!! Glad I dropped my 29er for it. This bike is so sweet as is!
  • + 1
 They list 2019 Glory models on the German site, with trunnion shock mounts. Doesn’t look discontinued for to me. www.giant-bicycles.com/de/glory-1-2019
  • + 1
 @Brz: i did say in future soo after 2019 these still have dvo en
  • + 1
 @Brz: it's still the 2015 glory frame and only alloy models. They cut down from 4 too 2 models. Last year they carried on the 2016 carbon ones, same paint, same spec. It doesn't look like they are great selling so discontinuing is a possibility, even if it makes no sense when sponsoring dh riders.
  • + 1
 @Chridel: correct thankyou.. i know they have trouble selling even know here in aus we see them everywhere! haha but when i bought my 2016 advanced 1 it sat on the shop floor for a year and i kept seeing it and the price kept dropping, eventually walked out with it for $3850
  • + 1
 @Chridel: Well, my hope is if they fit trunnion shocks in there, they won’t give up on the model line. I like my ‘15 Glory, would suck if it went away.
  • + 1
 @Rider656: my bet is Giant users 29 wheels on the L & XL Reigns and then does the same to Glory update/replacement.
  • + 2
 I love DVO...that is all. Great product and great people.
  • + 2
 DVO-stated
  • + 1
 Great signing, Youn Deniaud is a threat to the podium this year.
  • + 2
 DeVO. DVO is premium!
  • + 1
 Why would I be downvoted for stating fact?
  • + 1
 Any word on a new Glory?
  • + 3
 rumours of giant not making a dh bike anymore
  • + 1
 @andydhteam: what about marcelo?
  • + 1
 @KiwiEnduro128: guess he finds another team thats if it is true.. i hope not
  • + 2
 2019 models on the German site www.giant-bicycles.com/de/glory-1-2019
  • + 1
 @Brz: Weird that it's aluminum only and it looks like the last few years model.
  • + 1
 @Brz: in future so after 2019.. they still have dvo on 2019
  • + 1
 Live valve
  • - 1
 Didn’t Pinkbike’s Topaz give up the ghost during the Trance review? Just sayin’.
  • - 1
 It's time for Giant to come out with a new XTC hardtail for their new XC team. The old one is a bit dated.
  • - 1
 Time for Giant to revamp their whole lineup. Trance is on its 4th year and so is the Anthem. Glory is in its 5th year and Reign in its 3rd. They've fallen really far behind in geometry but the Trance 29 is a breath of fresh air for Giant.
  • - 1
 They figured out that stupid green suntor components werent up to par eh?
  • + 4
 One thing is fore sure, suntours crowns don´t creak...
  • + 1
 @Mondbiker: thats fine, their shocks have baby bodys = not much dampening from the main stack, and only relatively coarse shim stack adjustments, the shaft diameter is gigantic, and the base valve is tiny. Its comical really, basically the polar opposite of what you want, which is something that looks like an ext shock
  • + 1
 @englertracing: funnily enough, EXT shares the same diameter of shaft as DVO Jade... Noone is arguing that EXT makes some of the best (i my opinion THE BEST) shocks out there, but it was obviously designed in a different way, DVO´s priority seems to be the ease of tunability by end user at home, therefore having removable "basevalve" assembly was high on the list and does create a lot (maybe most) of the damping. EXT V3 is my dream shock, it costs twice as much as Jade though, so it should be better.
  • + 1
 @Mondbiker: yeah they are the same size, but its out of proprotion, also the ext uses a much larger base valve to deal with the rod volume.
  • + 1
 @englertracing: I´m not arguing that part, all I´m saying os they are both designed to achieve damping in different way, in ext main piston is more responsible for it, in DVO basevalve is more involved. If anything DVO reminds something like DHX rc4 or marzocchi moto shocks in design, and neither of them was considered bad.
  • + 0
 HAHA, baaatiii.
  • - 2
 I’m really happy with the DVO products on my bikes. Never ridden a Giant bike and don’t have any plans to.
  • - 3
 Nice, hope to see more fox spec. in their lineup!!!!!
  • - 2
 Dvo suspension was the only thing giant had going for them in my opinion
  • + 6
 How many Giants with DVO you own? Just saying...
  • + 1
 @Mondbiker: none, but I wouldn't consider buying a giant if it didn't come with dvo and shimano
  • + 3
 @CullenHerring: that´s my point, it doesn´t count what few people on pinkbike would or wouldn´t buy, what matters is how many bikes they can sell in the real world and sadly most people think Fox is the shit and haven´t even heard about DVO.
  • + 1
 @Mondbiker: I was hoping DVO could make it work... and maybe they are. Keep your eyes out for more DVO OEM.
  • + 2
 @mattradical: Definitely a huge fan of DVO's stuff, been riding their forks for three years now and really don't have much interest in anything else. Unfortunately, their OEM stuff seems to have suffered a number of reliability issues (of which they've provided crazy fast support), especially the Jade and Topaz fitted as stock to the Reigns and Trances. I hope to see them have an awesome aftermarket presence but definitely hope they stay out of the large scale OE market for the next few years.
  • - 1
 D-V-No!
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