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    Giant Glory

    A pic found on Farkin, mine should be built up and had it's 1st ride this time tomorrow.

    I will post up a few more pics

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    we want YOUR pic. let us know how it goes.

    - Giant NRS Composite - Giant XTC2 - Giant TCRCzero - Giant OCR1 -

    - nothing stock here - move right along now -
    - Geelong area, Australia -

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    nice if i had a job and lived near a lift acess mountain i would totaly get one of those.but now i have my reign 3 and thats perfect for what i do
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    it's short but it's pretty.... just like a guatemalan hooker...

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    So far that is my dream DH bike, followed by the Kona Stab Supreme. The Glory is such a nice looking bike... God i want one!!

    I want to get a really high quality picture of it, like a 500kb-1mb picture, so i can print it off big and put on my wall like what I have done with some of the Kona's. Their pictures on their site are really big.

    This is the biggest i've found so far, and its from the US Giant site...


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    bike whore, it's a quite unusual color of the glory... US version is team blue and european is black with silver stripes... but the one you found looks like navy?
    mine glory will come in may... I still have to sell my F2
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    Looks like black. Its question of light and quality of the photo i guess.

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    guys, tell me pls
    if you take a look at clamps of the fox40 you will see that on the "black" bike they are lower than on the blue one... I also noticed that distance between lower clamp and the o-rings on the top of the lower legs is much bigger than the travel of the fork... it's about 230mm I think... what for? can I lower clamps to change geometry?
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    U can change placement of lower crown, still u are restricted by the limits (on marzocchi there are stickers informing about the limits, bet that on Fox too). Yes changing the crown position will change the geo.

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    Japanese spec Glory COMP !
    It had to happen I guess.
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    I dig the blue one. Very nice colour. The white japanese version aint so bad, but if the decals were red, it would have looked much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruczniak
    U can change placement of lower crown, still u are restricted by the limits (on marzocchi there are stickers informing about the limits, bet that on Fox too). Yes changing the crown position will change the geo.
    nie, na foxie nie ma, kolego
    but, thx anyway

    gosh, but japanese glory team is actually the bike I dream about... boxxer WC, sram XO, hayes el camino... why can't I have it?!
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    np.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    bike whore, it's a quite unusual color of the glory... US version is team blue and european is black with silver stripes... but the one you found looks like navy?
    mine glory will come in may... I still have to sell my F2

    this Glory is a New Zealand / Australian spec, it's matt black

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    finally it arrives, very nice in the flesh




    and somne close up's here.

    http://forums.freeriden.co.nz/viewto...=1774&start=90

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    looking reeeeeeaaaal good bikewhore!

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    bikewhore, which size did you take? M short or long? what's the weight?
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    nice ride whore. the only thing i recomend doing is taking some of them spacers off the steerer tube and cut it down maybe. or just put some spacers on top of the stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    bikewhore, which size did you take? M short or long? what's the weight?
    it's medium, not alot in it between small and medium, i have always ridden a small
    but this feels a nice fit.

    Rides well and although it's a 8 inch fork it rides along the flats and up hill real sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beauster
    nice ride whore. the only thing i recomend doing is taking some of them spacers off the steerer tube and cut it down maybe. or just put some spacers on top of the stem

    definitely, the pics are taken as soon as i built it up so hadn't touched the sterrer or spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    it's medium, not alot in it between small and medium, i have always ridden a small
    but this feels a nice fit.

    Rides well and although it's a 8 inch fork it rides along the flats and up hill real sweet.
    ok, but pls tell me what's the weight? it's quite important for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    ok, but pls tell me what's the weight? it's quite important for me

    it weighs 42 pounds, give or take 1 pound on my fish scales.

    the standard tyres are super heavy and thick.

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    ok, thank you
    i'd prefere take 1lb
    you say Michelin tires are thick? (I checked it - 1250g each ) US version of glory has very thin (cause a lot of snake bites) Kenda Blue Groove and Nevegal tires... ever wire version wights 880g size 2,5"
    I hope someone will have US glory, soon
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    Just FYI to whoever said the bike was navy color, the first bike posted is black. Second is in fact team blue. That is how team blue looks on all Giant's bikes.

    I dont think you could ever get me on a dowhill bike... or at least not to purchase one. Not very practical if you ask me, I take my NRS-3 on the road all the time no problem. Good luck doing that on a Glory or Faith,..
    One of my friends recently died of a coke overdose and it really got me thinking, "damn, maybe I should start drinking pepsi"

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    Quote Originally Posted by en are es
    I dont think you could ever get me on a dowhill bike... or at least not to purchase one. Not very practical if you ask me, I take my NRS-3 on the road all the time no problem. Good luck doing that on a Glory or Faith,..
    That doesnt help this thread very much. It has nothing to do with how how well it will ride on the road .

    I would love to have that bike.

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    Idea! Just picked up my Glory

    Well, I've been reading about the Glory for months and I finally picked mine up today (US version).
    The fish scale at the bike shop showed 42.5 lbs (16.5" frame and No pedals).
    At home my digital bathroom scale showed 43.4 ibs. The bike came with really light Kenda 2.5 tires and Maxxis H-D tubes. Not bad but not what has been posted on some of the other Giant sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H2o-Bar
    Well, I've been reading about the Glory for months and I finally picked mine up today (US version).
    The fish scale at the bike shop showed 42.5 lbs (16.5" frame and No pedals).
    At home my digital bathroom scale showed 43.4 ibs. The bike came with really light Kenda 2.5 tires and Maxxis H-D tubes. Not bad but not what has been posted on some of the other Giant sites.
    Take pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H2o-Bar
    Well, I've been reading about the Glory for months and I finally picked mine up today (US version).
    The fish scale at the bike shop showed 42.5 lbs (16.5" frame and No pedals).
    At home my digital bathroom scale showed 43.4 ibs. The bike came with really light Kenda 2.5 tires and Maxxis H-D tubes. Not bad but not what has been posted on some of the other Giant sites.
    you're a lucky man, now
    I count days till arrival of mine baby
    however, 42,5-43,4 lbs is not what I expected :| it makes glory as heavy as my faith :|
    I don't know where did the guy from factory took 39,8 lbs from... :|
    well, we'll see
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    you're a lucky man, now
    I count days till arrival of mine baby
    however, 42,5-43,4 lbs is not what I expected :| it makes glory as heavy as my faith :|
    I don't know where did the guy from factory took 39,8 lbs from... :|
    well, we'll see
    I wish my Faith weighed that much

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    ok im going to ride a Glory tomarrow so ill give my input then....
    Check me out...

    Oneal/Azonic, e.13, Hayes, ODI grips, SIXSIXONE

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    ok i give it 2 thumbs way up ...i mean this thing handles like a dream.....
    Check me out...

    Oneal/Azonic, e.13, Hayes, ODI grips, SIXSIXONE

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    DraVen, what size did you ride?
    how did fox40 work? did you use stock springs? what's your weight?

    ps. what a new ugly and colorful layout of the forum
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    i think it was a 17? it was all stock minus the grips....it was a nice roof drop bike....
    drop from shop roof to shop trailer to ground ..... it was great
    Check me out...

    Oneal/Azonic, e.13, Hayes, ODI grips, SIXSIXONE

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    a brand new Glory size M has just arrived to our office... it was 20kg (44,4lbs) [w/o pedals] out of the box
    I am disappointed
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    I hope you will be able to open it
    some nice pics of Glory
    http://forum.joy-ride.pl/viewtopic.php?t=619
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    Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    I hope you will be able to open it
    some nice pics of Glory
    http://forum.joy-ride.pl/viewtopic.php?t=619
    Best pictures i've seen of the glory so far. If all of those pics, or even one of them were a larger file they would look pretty good printed off.

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    I am not sure who's the owner on these pics, but I know the owner of the bike
    I can ask him about hi-res version, if you want
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by frango
    I am not sure who's the owner on these pics, but I know the owner of the bike
    I can ask him about hi-res version, if you want
    Great! That would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [bEn]
    Great! That would be good.
    Giants SUCK!!

    He's already put it in a thread

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    Glory frame, and now built for the trail.

    more pics here http://forums.freeriden.co.nz/viewto...?p=37028#37028




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    Nice! Single crown looks great on the Glory. With the other pics, I can't see with since you have to be a member with the other forum.

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    I have just came back from 9 days holidays in mountains with my brand new glory XS
    this bike is just great XS fits me very well you cannot feel it's 20,25kg with pedals...
    I will post some pics when I clean it well
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    finally... I managed to clean the bike and now you can see it
    it XS size some people say it looks like bmx but the bike is great works as good as faith did but it fits me better the only thing I have to do now, is it solve the problem of FOX/Hope fornt adapter...
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    wow, that looks fine !

    did you get a carbon guard with it and XS ? is it a 16.5 ?

    Happy riding !

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    Holy sh!t, XS!!! How tall are you? It does look very small, though still a great looking bike

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    Bike Whore, no I didn't get it but I am working on it it's actually 15,5
    [bEn], yes, it's small I say I am 170cm
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    wow i didn't know they got that small, i am 163 and my 16.5 is a very nice fit, i use if for
    trail riding and find it easy to pedal for 20/25 km.



    i looove my glory and how it pedals !!

    and how it bombs down hills and eats up the gappers

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    they do you have it listed even on US site you can find it in Japan, too
    it does pedals great... I can do with it the same as I did with Faith ride all day long
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    Its very nice. Full mounted

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    I have just installed DHX Air 5.0 2007 shock on my Glory I set SAG and I went on the first ride around the house. First impression is that the shock is quite linear and it has a little bit too much compression damping. I hope I will make it work as goos as DHX 4.0 Coil did and one thing more... it's very light 450g on digital scale w/o reducers which weight nothing so I shaved 550g from the bike and it's just a begining
    I put my bike on digital scale and it showed 19,3kg (42,45lbs).
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    i think the giant glory goes hard all the way

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