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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! ´10,´11, Glory´s frame crack reports?

    Hi there,

    I am considering getting a new DH bike, and I am wondering about the durability of the Glory lineup from the 2010 models onwards. I want a bike that will take abuse for 5 years or more.

    What was the ratio of broken frames, cracked?? Problems?

    Can anyone share?

    Thanks in advance for any insights, - Promoting MTB & cycling from Mexico to the World!

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    None at my shop and we have sold a lot of them.
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    I have beat the **** out of mine and it is still going strong. There Platty tough.

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    not a single one?

    I have seen many not broken but twisted like origami. And that worries not only because of the prices, but also safety. - Promoting MTB & cycling from Mexico to the World!

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    Are you trying to start a rumour?

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    Does anyone get a crazy rattle in the rear end? (lol not trying to sound kinky btw)

    My 2011 has a nasty rattle that I just can't troubleshoot. Everything is tight. It could be the chainguide. I noticed the lower guide on the MRP G2 was set to a 40t front cog, as opposed to the 38t which is what I am running, so the chain was a little loose. Add to that, the lower was actually broken and I have had to order a new one.

    But I think it could be something else as well.

    Anyone else had the same issue?

    Scott? Being the shop guy and all

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    Actually no , not at all.

    I am trying to get hands on information on how durable they are from riders that have ridden their glorys hard for some time now , before I pay the high price. And since I saw a few 2011 Glorys broken , it got me wondering... - Promoting MTB & cycling from Mexico to the World!

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    First off define abuse. Shuttle every weekend, 100 days of riding Whistler, hucking to flat. You'll be hard to pressed to find many DH frames that can survive 5 years of abuse. That is asking a lot of any frame.

    Considering Giant has a lifetime warranty I wouldn't worry about the frame durabilityGiant Bicycles | United States.

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    I have the 1st '10 Glory frame from Go-Ride and it's still going strong...and no rattles either. Not even a blown bearing yet. I have other bikes, so it doesn't get the days it deserves, but it's been ridden hard and put away dirty everywhere from Moab to Whistler. I love riding this bike. So versatile depending on setup.

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    They all crack where the top tube meets the seat tube. I am on my 3rd warranty frame, and know 4 others who have also cracked theirs. They have been really good with quick replacement though. I think this has been fixed for 2013.

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