We sometimes feel like we’re a bit out on our own when we shout the praises of this bike, but honestly it’s really, really good. And truly it always has been.
Once it was a privateer’s workhorse, seen at local races up and down the country with a solid spec and great all-round ride, but now it really has bloomed into one of the best race bikes in the world. The old aluminium version always had our curiosity, but the carbon update was the one that really grabbed our attention.
Sticking to the same formula has allowed a level of refinement on the Glory that few other downhill bikes can match. The Maestro suspension is the key here – it’s the same system that’s found on the Reign (featured in the enduro bikes section of this year’s 100) so it must be doing something right. What’s even more exceptional is the feel it gets from some, frankly, fairly average dampers.