Preview: Giant Shows Off 2013 Glory

Three years of R&D invested into making Giant's DH rig that much faster

By Vernon Felton

Giant Bicycles recently trotted out the upcoming Glory. The new bike has been in development for almost three years and by “development” Giant means “Getting the hell pounded out of it whilst being raced to several top-three finishes on the World Cup circuit.”

Danny Hart piloted the new bike to his World Championship victory in 2011 and the bike saw Hart make the podium at both Fort William and Mont Sainte Anne this year. In short, the new Glory has already been proven in the field.

Danny Hart came damn close to winning Fort William on the 2013 Glory.

What’s different about the Glory this time around? In a nutshell, the bike is longer, lower and slacker than its predecessor. If you thought you’d be seeing a carbon-framed Glory, no dice there. Giant is bucking the carbon DH trend at the moment and standing by aluminum.

Check out the video below for more details.