Giant Factory Off-Road Team Reveals 2018 Bikes

Mar 15, 2018
by Giant Bicycles  
Glory Advanced - Marcelo Gutierrez

The Giant Factory Off-Road Team recently concluded its pre-season training camp in Southern California, where riders spent time dialing in their 2018 race bikes and gear. Following team camp, several riders departed for South America, where they will compete at the March 24-25 opening round of the Enduro World Series in Lo Barnechea, Chile.

With several new equipment sponsors on board this year—including new suspension partner DVO along with Shimano drivetrain and brake components and Maxxis tires—the team bikes have a different look and feel heading into the 2018 season.

Other key sponsors include HT Pedals, MRP chain guides, Stan’s NoTubes sealant and ODI grips.

Here’s a look at some of the new Giant Factory Off-Road Team bikes you’ll see at the races this year.


Marcelo Gutierrez’s Glory Advanced:

Glory Advanced - Marcelo Gutierrez

Glory Advanced - Marcelo Gutierrez
Glory Advanced - Marcelo Gutierrez

The seven-time national downhill champion from Colombia already scored his first victory on his 2018 Glory Advanced when he won the opening round of the IXS Downhill Cup last month in Argentina. This year, Marcelo’s Advanced-grade composite Glory frame gets fitted with a new DVO Jade rear shock that delivers 203mm of plush travel tuned specifically for the Maestro Suspension system. It’s also tuned to Marcelo’s riding style and the specific demands of the track.

The rear suspension is complemented by a new DVO Onyx fork, offering 200mm of suspension up front. Marcelo’s machine also features a Shimano Saint drivetrain and brakes, PRO cockpit components, Maxxis tires (specific model depends on track conditions) and Giant Contact saddle.


Josh Carlson’s Reign Advanced:

Reign Advanced - Josh Carlson

Reign Advanced - Josh Carlson
Reign Advanced - Josh Carlson

The Aussie enduro racer helped develop the latest Reign Advanced, which this year gets all-new DVO suspension including the Jade rear shock and Diamond suspension fork. With its superlight, stiff and strong Advanced-grade composite mainframe, plus new geometry that has been developed and tested on Enduro World Series terrain, it’s everything Josh and his enduro teammates need for massive race days on extreme terrain.

Josh’s bike also includes a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain and Saint brakes; PRO cockpit components; a Giant Contact Switch dropper post and Contact saddle; and the Giant NeosTrack computer. Josh also has a full selection of Maxxis tires to choose from depending on track and weather conditions on any given day.


Carl Decker’s Anthem Advanced Pro 29:

Anthem Advanced Pro 29 - Carl Decker

Anthem Advanced Pro 29 - Carl Decker
Anthem Advanced Pro 29 - Carl Decker

After several years in development, this 29er was introduced late last year with all-new geometry and a new 90mm Maestro suspension system bolstered by an Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm and the new trunnion mount for the DVO Topaz T3Air rear shock. Both the mainframe and rear swingarm are crafted from lightweight Advanced-grade composite, and the geometry was developed for XC racers like Carl to optimize the bike’s 29-inch wheels.

Carl is running a 100mm DVO Sapphire fork up front. This XC slayer also includes a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain and XTR brakes, PRO cockpit components, a Giant Contact saddle and Giant NeosTrack computer. Carl is racing on the Giant XCR 0 29 Composite DBL WheelSystem and Maxxis tires of his choice depending on the
weather and terrain.


Rae Morrison’s Liv Hail Advanced:

Hail Advanced - Rae Morrison

Hail Advanced - Rae Morrison
Hail Advanced - Rae Morrison

Representing the Liv women’s brand, Rae is racing the Enduro World Series and other premier enduro events around the world on her new Liv Hail Advanced. With its Advanced-grade composite frame and all-new DVO suspension setup—including the Topaz2 rear shock and Diamond fork—Rae has 160mm of smooth Maestro suspension to help her tackle the most extreme descents with confidence and control. Rae’s Hail Advanced also features a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain and XTR brakes; PRO cockpit components; a Giant Contact Switch dropper post and Contact saddle; and the Giant NeosTrack computer. Like the rest of her enduro teammates, Rae will also race on her choice of Maxxis tires, choosing the model based on track conditions and weather.

For more information, go to giant-bicycles.com.


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242 Comments

  • + 167
 Literally wouldnt change a single component on any of those bikes. Well done Giant!
  • + 732
 i'd probably do a frame swap
  • + 1
 Are there a flat pedal versions available?
  • + 41
 But that top tube on the Anthem. Nut crusher.
  • - 4
flag toop182 (Mar 15, 2018 at 11:11) (Below Threshold)
 @Westermann: yes!!!! haha
  • + 20
 @IamZOSO: they couldn't be bothered to give it some slope? At least it will fit on my old 90s hitch mount bike rack!
  • - 33
flag poah (Mar 15, 2018 at 11:30) (Below Threshold)
 I'd change the frame, shock, dropper, bar, stem, pedals and the electric shifting on the reign.
  • - 11
flag jclnv (Mar 15, 2018 at 11:32) (Below Threshold)
 The industries slackest seat tubes.
  • - 1
 That 9.8 font
  • + 25
 @Westermann: They aint gucci but they do ride really well
  • + 15
 @DH-Angel: Why is that? Saint is ran by some of the best in the world and very reliable. DVO suspension works excellent. Maybe the house brand/Pro bars stem arene't the sexiest but they work. That said, tell us what a pro like you would run...
  • + 0
 @IamZOSO: looks funny these days, but a few XC bikes are built that way. Guess they 'Stand Out'.
  • + 35
 seems a lot of people here haven’t ridden a Giant bike recently
  • + 8
 Yeah... those aren't sexy at all (drools on keyboard).
  • + 4
 @Westermann: Savage comment of the day!
  • + 16
 @Westermann: 403 pinkbike users would like to pay more just for a flashy logo.
  • + 4
 @T1mb0:

I just ride a large one
  • - 14
flag Xandr (Mar 15, 2018 at 19:30) (Below Threshold)
 I would change everything besides the fork and shock
  • + 7
 @bman33: isn’t Pro the component/cockpit arm of Shimano? So they are using drivetrain, brakes and cockpit from Shimano is how I read it.
  • + 8
 @UtahBikeMike: That's what she said
  • - 2
 @Westermann: hahaha exactly.. I've never been a fan of giants aesthetics on the frames!
  • - 4
flag bohns1 (Mar 15, 2018 at 20:31) (Below Threshold)
 @IamZOSO: and hideous!
  • - 4
flag bohns1 (Mar 15, 2018 at 20:33) (Below Threshold)
 @richierocket: They actually aren't! They need to up their aesthetics game!
  • + 1
 @steveperry: correct, Pro I'd Shimano house brand components
  • + 18
 @Westermann: the frame your riding is most likely made by giant
  • + 2
 @Westermann: BWAHAHAHAHA
  • + 18
 @bohns1: I'm not sure your opinion is valid when talking aesthetics
m.pinkbike.com/photo/9656582
  • + 1
 Totally agree
  • + 3
 @hamncheez: Yeah, looks ugly in a retro five-bar gate sort of way but at least there's room for, probably, seven waterbottles.....
  • - 1
 @IamZOSO: its for roadies with a modicum of bike handling skills - so it's perfect
  • + 1
 A little Green maybe?...
  • - 1
 @zede: Actually it's quite valid.. Thats a pic in the for sale section from 2011..For 2011 that blur ltc rocked... Haven't updated my pinkbike in years
  • + 2
 @zede: m.pinkbike.com/photo/11274992

Haha neither is yours.. I'd still take the blur! Lol
  • + 1
 @milkdrop: more than that! It's not just a logo tho.. If I'm paying good money, the bike has to look killer!Giants just don't have that appeal.
  • + 1
 @andydhteam:

You're

And no it's not
  • + 3
 @UtahBikeMike: Oooooo, just like they say in the movie industry "never go full retard." Here on PB, never go full "grammar Nazi."
  • + 2
 @richierocket:
I don't even care you're criticizing me because you're using grammar correctly. Good job.
  • + 0
 @bohns1: Thats your loss. The current generation of Giant bikes are super impressive... I've recently switched from a Tansition Patrol to a Giant Reign and have been blown away so far
  • + 1
 @UtahBikeMike: TBF you're American. You have no concept of how to spell or pronounce words correctly either lol
  • + 2
 @IamZOSO: good thing you don't need nuts for XC!
  • + 0
 @T1mb0: Not my loss at all! Plenty of other bikes I'd rather be on.. The new YT Capra for one.. Absolutely beautiful.. Yeti 5.5c is another, Rocky mountain instinct, Trek slash 9.9.. With these bikes on the market the giants don't get a look.
  • + 4
 @bohns1: Yep still you're loss. If the new YT Capra has the same frame quality and warranty as before it won't be up to much. I've witnessed far too many Yeti's fail to consider one and Rocky Mountain doesn't have a much better rep.
The Treks are made by Giant and are actually pretty damn good... so if you can't get over your Giant hang up then pay quite a lot more and get the Trek tup
  • + 0
 You're the ones that are doing it wrong
  • + 2
 @UtahBikeMike: I’m sure you do...
  • + 1
 @T1mb0: No, still not my loss... If I'm paying my hard earned money I'm not going giant that's for damn sure.. That's just on looks alone.. They are fug! I love all these cyber frame failures from all these top manufacturers.. Sure there gas been problems with every manufacturer, including your beloved giant at some time or another! I know a handful of guys on the 5.5 and absolutely love it.. Yeti has since rectified their rear stay issue from the past.. Also Rocky Mountain warranty is top notch.. Still waiting to see on how YT handles any new season warranty issues but the Capra is one of the nicest looking out so far this year, hands down! Sure giant makes Trek but Treks are way nicer in my eyes.. Don't get all butt hurt that some peeps don't like giant! If your on one then rock it.. Who cares!
  • + 2
 @T1mb0: Paying quite alot more means nothing to me dude! As long as I'm getting what I actually want..
  • + 0
 @bohns1: you've missed the point fella. It is your loss because you're refusing to consider/try a bike based purely on aesthetics. You just don't want to admit it or don't realise it.... I know that because I'd written them off for the same reasons until I tried one last year.

I'm not butthurt about it, just trying to help you become a little more open minded. Giant won't notice if you don't but one Wink
  • + 2
 @T1mb0: I've ridden Giants man! They're not horrible but maestro is by no means at the top of my list for suspension platforms.. They're just not something I'd spend my hard earned on.. Like I said, if I'm spending thousands, I'm getting what I truly desire and what stokes me.. If I was sponsored by Giant and they were handing me free bikes, different story!

That's great Giant doesn't care I'm not buying their bikes! Plenty of other people buying em... Good for them!
  • + 87
 No Sram = quality build all around
  • + 21
 Exactly what I was thinking. Only wished more companies would ditch sram and their over hyped garbage.
  • + 14
 Sram is excellent except it falls apart after 5 minutes, other wise... Perfect
  • + 5
 I swear by their derailleurs and shifters but other then that I agree
  • + 37
 Don't be so harsh on SRAM, their front derailleurs are a great value!
  • - 6
flag sunringlerider (Mar 15, 2018 at 18:36) (Below Threshold)
 @BeerGuzlinFool:
I wonder where the front derailleurs are on theses Giants? 1/by being SRAMs over hyped junk idea.
  • + 1
 @sunringlerider: Yes I know.. How did we ever pedal up hills without it..
  • + 1
 @ibishreddin: Still waiting for that to happen for 5 years now!
  • + 1
 @bohns1: You just jinxed yourself..
  • + 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool:
Careful you'll over hype yourself.
  • + 1
 @BeerGuzlinFool: Highly unlikely.. My pike has been stellar! 1x11 xx1 with race face rings, flawless... Honestly, I can't complain.
  • + 50
 That BLUE tho!!!! Whaaaat!?? That’s a game changer! Wow
  • + 15
 Yes, should produce at least 10 speed plus yes much. Big difference. Huge game changer yes.
  • + 11
 Seriously though I think we are heading into an age of colourful forks and I'm not mad at it. The purple formula DH fork, standard green DVO forks, Fox's team forks and now this. They all look so sick.
  • + 16
 i bet in 10-20 years it’ll look really cringey
  • + 2
 @JPostuk: Don't forget sram's blackbox boxxers
  • + 4
 Blue bike goes faster
  • + 3
 @freerabbit: is that an onyx proto on Carlson's bike?
  • - 1
 @Chingus-Dude: No, the green already looks cringey. The blue looks fantastic.
  • + 3
 @Poulsbojohnny: I feel like thats just because green doesnt look that great on most bikes. Doesnt screem speed.
  • + 3
 Such blue, much wow
  • + 2
 @Chingus-Dude: i bet in 10-20 years ye'll look pretty cringy
  • + 37
 If there are no new standards, I'm not interested. This press release rates a meh.
  • + 13
 Re-read the Sram Dub press release 28.99 times.
  • + 24
 Digging the blue dvo
  • + 14
 It's different, all black or that DVO Green would have been my choice. But what would I know, I've had close to 5 beers
  • + 6
 @Waldon83: as in you've had 3 king cans and you're just rounding at this point?

I'm not sure what the point of having DVO is if it's not going to be bright green
  • + 8
 @friendlyfoe: We like green too!
  • + 3
 Pale Ale's and mountain bikes will be the end of me. Blue bits and green knobs, it's a STI waiting to happen. Bring back the green
  • - 1
 The blue DVO is very nice but the ano green clashes a bit too much for my exquisite taste
  • + 19
 Nice to have this as a press release, formula 1 style "this is what we are using this year". Be cool to see more teams do this.
  • + 18
 That glory is sick.
  • + 10
 Funny how they went back to 29ers for XC, after spending all that effort and money on marketing the idea that 27.5 was the one wheel size to rule them all and 29ers deserved to be relegated to the garbage dump of discarded bad ideas. And curious to see how long it'll take them to go 29 again at least for Enduro.
  • + 11
 You would have thought they would have learned from Niner the perils of painting ones self into a corner on wheel size...
Fortunately for them, they didn’t change the company name to Twenty seven fiber.
  • + 2
 It’s why I dropped the brand completely. I used to race the 26er Anthem; then they brought out the 29er, which I bought only for them to drop for the 27.5 almost immediately afterwards. I won’t go back to Giant no matter how good they are or how cost effective. Since moving to other brands I realized that the Maestro was good but not great, and the factory shipped bearings are always cheap crap that need replacing pretty quickly.
  • + 1
 @ReformedRoadie: NotYour26er bikes are simply incredible! The numbers are Intensely insane! (Niner did pave the way.)
  • + 7
 @stuie321: Hey, I've no history or opinion of giant. I tried the new anthem and thought it felt good and price was more than fair. What do you like so much better?
  • - 2
 @captaingrumpy: I've raced on Anthems for a decade. Two years ago switched to the Spark RC and it is faster and funner. A bit more expensive but worth it. Many of the guys I race with moved to Spark RCs.
  • + 2
 @ReformedRoadie: For me Niners problem is not its idea but rather its stagnant conservative geo.
  • + 3
 Agree. My wof9 rides much better with Works 1.5 degree headset . My ghetto carbon downtube protector/2nd waterbottle mount is an abomination . Just need some Huffy stickers now!@AlexS1:
  • + 4
 g-42 way to regurgitate the same shit people have been saying for a few years now lol get a new topic already and quit beating a dead horse. Do your parents still give you shit for pissing the bed when you were 5?
  • + 2
 @iamamodel: faster how?
  • + 1
 @captaingrumpy: I currently own an Intense Primer which I realize is not a pure bred XC race bike; my riding style has evolved as my priorities have changed (together with my age and the condition of my knees) and when looking for my latest bike I did not find that Giant offered anything truly comparative (ie a great 29er trail bike) even at a vastly more attractive price point. I have recently ridden XC race and trail bikes from Scott, Santa Cruz, Specialized and Yeti (as well as from Giant) and by and large have found them to all have that something extra in terms of build quality, finish and handling compared to the “equivalent” offerings from Giant. In terms of performance (and not wanting to start a religious war about suspension design, geometry and wheel size) I have found that, most other things being equal, the chassis quality is what sets the other brands apart from Giant; they just feel like they are designed more thoughtfully, are stiffer and are meant to last longer. I do understand that regardless of what brand you buy a bike depreciates faster than a TV so the expense must make sense in terms of what you can afford and what your priorities are.
  • - 1
 @mm732: Faster in that I Strava everything and my times are faster on the Scott. As I approach middle age I'd expect that my body is slowing down, yet somehow I am breaking all my PBs set on Giants. My race results have also improved, and gaps between the fastest guys in my age group have narrowed. I've been racing for 25 years and some of my best results across all ages have been in the last year. And the latest Anthems are heavier than their predecessors (and as @stuie321 says, depreciation and quality ain't no good - I've been burnt a lot by Giant!).
  • + 1
 @AlexS1: plus the arrogance of the owner, or former owner, since they filed for bankruptcy, and the number of people of broke them...certainly a small fraction of what they were in my area.
  • + 1
 @mm732: the colours obviously
  • + 1
 So is it some fanboy or someone from Giant that is neg propping my comments (which are based on decades of racing experience and owning 15 Giants)?
  • + 1
 @iamamodel: it must be. Surprised I have not been neg propped myself; brand loyalty is very emotional.
  • + 1
 When did Giant drop the 29" XC bike? The Anthem 29 and XTC 29 never left the line.
  • + 12
 That Glory is F'n sick. I want one.
  • + 12
 Viva la downhill!
  • + 10
 looks like the Jade on that Reign has a climb switch?
  • + 7
 I was chatting with the DVO guys as the Sedona MTB Fest and they pulled out a Jade with a climb switch to show me. It's coming...
  • + 1
 Yes!!! Been waiting for this. Not totally necessary because you can set the low-comp pretty firm, but it’s still nice to have.
  • + 2
 @kcr138: With HSC and LSC dials?
  • + 4
 @RNeves: Honestly don't remember if the LSC dial was separate from the climb switch. I was pretty focused on the Onyx fork and the Topaz update, they brought the Jade at the last second for me. Those guys know their stuff though.
  • + 5
 Super clean looking cable routing. I do occasionally wonder why they don't integrate hydro tubes into the frame. Do a fitting coming out of the frame at the headtube and another somewhere further back with the kind of brake hose you see on a car between front and rear triangles, and then a fitting right at the rear caliper. They could at least do it on the top end models.
  • - 1
 And fill up the frame with brake fluid? What's the point?!
  • + 3
 @niko-bellic: you run a single solid brake line through the inside frame during construction then you do a fitting on either end where it exits the frame: www.summitracing.com/parts/rnb-785-540?seid=srese2&cm_mmc=pla-msn-_-shopping-_-srese2-_-dorman
It would mean hydraulic internal routing with a zero maintenance line. If you managed to break a fitting off somehow you'd be stuck doing external routing, but if they are placed well that isn't likely to be an issue.
  • + 2
 @taletotell: External quick connections for the brake lines would be something neat to see with your idea too.
  • + 1
 @Smallbright: I would like to see them, but it occurs to me you wouldn't disconnect your brakes very often.
  • + 1
 @taletotell: Unless you switch brake systems or damage your external line it would be a quick swap.
  • + 2
 @Smallbright: also it occurs to me that normal car style fittings are pretty much a one time use item. When you take them apart they never seal well again. A bolt on banjo like you use to fasten the line to the caliper would be needed.
I really would like this. It would look good, but the extra labor would surely be a pricing issue, but it's not like the level of labor that goes into a phone so how much more is it likely to cost?
  • + 2
 @taletotell: It probably would cost much higher. As for the fittings on a car, I am thinking more along the lines of hydraulic systems that are found on small farm equipment. The systems have line connections like those on an air compressor.
  • + 2
 @Smallbright: proof of concept to patent to seed capital (gofundme/kickstarter?) to manufacture a single run to sell to a big company to retire to your choice of bike mecca.

If you can find someone with experience in manufacturing to set you up with contacts I'd say this is a go.
Of course you will need a frame manufacturer who is big enough to get this into the publics hands. . .
  • + 1
 @taletotell: I wish I was part of an "in-crowd" at a major cycling company now.
  • + 8
 Why not reduce the standover height a little bit and make it more like this:

www.pinkbike.com/photo/15695424
  • + 8
 I think not-breaking may be the issue Wink
  • + 7
 Why do you need extra standover? Are you getting off the saddle and straddling the top tube a lot?
  • + 1
 @seraph: Because I have big balls bro.
  • + 1
 because then you'll snap the frame about 100mm from the seatpost clamp. That's what's happening to Top Fuels (including mine) which have tons of standover clearance. Literally the top tube is just above my knee when I'm standing next to my XL, I'm 6'1".....
  • + 7
 Are we just not gonna talk about the reservoir shock on the 90mm travel XC bike?
  • + 1
 Could be another good shock option for slope bikes...
  • + 8
 Finally! A bike without SRAM components! Am I dreaming?
  • + 7
 that blue color match on the fork is RAD!
  • + 1
 Thanks buddy!
  • + 3
 I like Giant because they are one of the few bicycle companies that manufacture carbon and every other alloy in-house to spec. I know Trek and Norco and some others out source componentry or specality frames. Go Giant!
  • + 2
 Meh I likely it.

The wife got a newTrace 4 (Canadian market only) last spring, For some reason, her base model bike has the same color scheme as the team bikes for the last 2 years.

She looked at the Liv's and could not get over the mint over poop-brown with orange scheme on some of them..
  • + 4
 Love the graphics on the Hail above. I'd love it even more with DVO green instead of fleshtone d'blobfish.
  • + 4
 @Deuce-DeuceAndAHalf: is the hail the same as the reign? It looks a lot better! Even the frame shape.. or is that a trance?
  • + 2
 @jaame: Not that the paintjob on the Reign is bad, afterall who wouldn't want a bike that reminds them of a lightsaber! But the Hail looks better IMO, even with that colour scheme. I think they're in the same travel bracket, but they're not the same bike, and the Trance is different again.
  • + 1
 Why is the rear link so different between the Trance and Reign? The Hail has a similar linkage piece in comparison to the Trance and it was created to add stiffness and upgrade the ride but both the Glory and Reign have what appears to be old links. Can anyone help explain this to me?
  • + 1
 It has the features as the hail and trance links (Carbon one piece link). they just added cutouts to make it look a bit nicer and not such a mass in the middle of the frame.
  • + 2
 Love the new look of the bikes...wish the team the best of luck this year.
The only thing that confuses me is why are they using the old Contact Switch Seatposts? Surely the newer one's were an option.
Go get 'em boys!!!
  • + 4
 Digging the looks of these
  • + 1
 Interesting to see the Onyx spec'd instead of the emerald. I wonder what the future of the emerald is...I have a diamond and really like it, would love to try it in the dh form
  • + 3
 We will be updating the Emerald with new damping while dropping some weight off it. Later on, the team has their choice to use it or the Onyx DC.
  • + 3
 The forks are just the slightest bit different shade of blue than the bike decals. Gives me anxiety.
  • + 4
 In person they match almost perfectly. The blue in the photo's are a little washed out, but the lowers are more vibrant like the blue in this photo.
www.pinkbike.com/photo/15695162
  • + 1
 I am having a hard time with the mismatch colour too.
  • + 4
 Looking good. Digging Rae's color scheme.
  • + 3
 Carl Decker! Had no idea that dude was still kicking. He was an upcoming local legend in my grom days.
  • + 1
 @bmck this is from a couple years ago, looks like he has done quite well www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9bKic_QVT8
  • + 2
 These liveries are pretty understated for race bikes, especially the Anthem. Surprising and attractive.
  • + 1
 I recently bought a Reign due to it being such a cheap deal new! Not the best of looking bikes but my god does it ride well! Really surprised me!
  • + 3
 Sniffle Sniffle ....(tear drops)....
Is Emerald dead..??
  • + 2
 I hope not. My Emerald is the best fork I have ever had.
  • + 2
 Yeah, why not have a WC race team on the Emerald? I thought it was cutting edge, superior performance, etc.
  • + 5
 The Emerald isn’t dead! We will be updating the Emerald with a new cartridge and damping system and dropping nearly a pound off the weight. The Emerald is our personal favorite and will never die!
  • + 1
 @DVOSuspension: That's good to hear. Will the original versions be upgradable?
  • + 1
 whats up with the shimano brake levers on the glory. they aren't the normal saint ones which say saint on them. they look more like xtr ones or could be new saints.
  • + 3
 I’d be surprised if they are not just xtr trail levers stuck on ( Shamino fail to acknowlgde they have any saint lever design problems). But a lot of riders in Oz, are ditching the levers. I have a full saint set, and they appear to have some major design flaws ( pump up, bore taper issues, air capturing in lines and in the claiper.) Im currently about to try some xtr race levers, as running the xtr trail version was still no good. If this dont work, im done with Shimano.
  • + 1
 @Sparkless: XTR ones have/had issues too. Shimano is losing their mojo quick.
  • + 1
 @Sparkless: I think the pump up feeling is at the caliper. The ceramic pistons seem to have more pull back then regular pistons so the pad gap with the rotor is big. So when the lever is moved quickly the piston ends up closer to the rotor and then the feel changes.
  • + 3
 What da hell, wheres McKay Vezina’s bike?
  • + 1
 He was too busy riding his bike and we couldn’t catch him for the photo shoot!
  • + 2
 Those are very sexy bikes. Personally I don’t like the look of the reign frame. Top and down tube just looks off somehow.
  • + 3
 DVO suspension and Shimano drivetrain = WINNER!
  • + 2
 Hey DVO, can we have blue stanchions? Sure, but we'll leave just enough green to make you twitch.
  • + 1
 In a state of suspense, it's a good thing DVO doesn't bother producing drivetrains.
  • + 6
 We are working on making different colored stanchion tubes and definitely green ones are preferable, but have to get the process down so they will last a couple of seasons. We will keep you posted!
  • + 2
 @DVOSuspension: Procircuit offers a green coating on their MX A-kit Showa suspension. FYI
  • + 2
 @mm732: It’s easy to nitrite steel tubes but much challenging on alloy tubes. We tried it years ago at Marzocchi and it’s not easy.
  • + 1
 @azcamera: We have zero plans to make drivetrains. Suspension takes up all of our time.
  • + 1
 @DVOSuspension:

How was this glazed over?! Are we taking like the good marzocchi days of custom program purples, reds etc?
This deserves its own press release.
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 piggy back on an XC bike what ever next. any news on that topaz2 shock
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 and a pretty burly fork!
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 And no dropper... Probably because the goons went 27.2mm.
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 That's weird cause they are working on an Inline topaz
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 @Whipperman: We have the new Opal in-line air shock coming soon.
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 @DVOSuspension: Keep up the good work!
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 @DVOSuspension: why so tight-lipped on the Topaz2?
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 Really excited for DVO with Giant taking them on as OEM suspension ... well done guys
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 looks great but i missing some Green on components,stickers for me this combo is boring
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 Wish DVO would offer shocks and forks with black knobs and such instead of that green
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 We will be in the near future.
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 Best tooling Glory I’ve ever seen!
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 Hopefully the original Emerald damper will still be an option in the future...?
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 What's with the SRAM lable on chainstay? As far as I see it has shimano drivetrain, brakes, dvo suspension,.. So, why SRAM is labled?
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 It's not.. look again
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 @BeerGuzlinFool: looked again but still..
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 @ka81: no.. look again.. it says giant.. it is just blurred in a couple of the photos
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 Anyone else agree that the Living has the best paint scheme?! The others all come pretty damn close though.
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 Is it just me, or did DVO make that Glory significantly cooler?
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 So weird seeing DVO in anything but green!
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 Has the Glory frame changed at all in the last 10 years?
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 Geometry has definitely changed. Besides that if it ain't broke don't go f! Ing with it.
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 2015 it was changed
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 @BeerGuzlinFool: One of the 2 bikes to win both World Champs and Rampage
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 @BeerGuzlinFool: Not saying it needs a change, just surprising that the biggest bike company in the world can get away with re-using the same design this long in an industry notorious for making changes for the sake of change.
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 @bvd453: ya, i can see that side. but sometimes changing all the time is annoying to the buyer. I want a bike that seems "new" for more than 2 years. Brands like GT, Norco, Specialized, make such huge changes to their bikes, your one year old bike can look ancient in a season. Im attracted to companies that have a good platform and keep it simple....giant, trek, santa cruz.
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 I must have been snoozing. Is Adam Craig off of Giant? Or just doesn't have a factory bike because he's done with EWS?
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 Retired last year, but he's still an ambassador
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 Dat Reign is sexy...
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 Why no Onyx SC on the Reign/Hail?
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 The Onyx SC on the Reign and Hail will be coming soon.
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 An emerald with blue anodized upper tubes would have been mint on one of the dh bikes
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 New Giants - meh... Blue DVOs - Fuck yes!
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 Oh man spec, trek take notice! Quality and a boutique look!
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 The hail is rad
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 Skinwall Minions on Rae's Hail!
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 Reveals? Should have announced it! Pfft
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 Beautiful/competitive fleet!
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 Which came first, the glory or the session
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 Still a chalenge to adjust rebound on your Reign.
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 Puuurty
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 So Nice!!!!
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 That Liv looks like a set of 2000s era skis. Awful colours and graphics.
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 I wish they ran the Emerald fork instead...looks way sicker!
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 Do I see a climb switch on jade trunnion coil:p
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 Man that reign does not look go to me at all . something to do with the area above the shock / below top tube doesnt square with me . glory looks awesome .
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 pretty sure Josh and Rae are gonna want more seat post drop than that
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 so glad they colour-matched suspension.
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 Are the Glory or Reign 29ers?
Just curious
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 A piggyback shock on an XC bike... that’s questionable.
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 The Team has their choice between using the new air in-line shock and the Topaz with the piggy back.
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 @DVOSuspension: Maybe they wanted the sensitivity of a bladder?
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 Bike porn... here we go!
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 That flesh pink on the Hail, PUKE!
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 its actually called "baby jesus' dink pink"
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 In real life it's actually champaign gold. It just looks funny in these pics.
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 Liv? as in liv to bike?
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 I like them a lot tup
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 why not the inverted fork?
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 The giant dropper seatpost would not be my first choice.
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 Totally.
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 cc
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 DVO Fork colors are sweet, too bad no 26..deal breaker.
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 DI2 really?
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