Majestic balance and performance from an old favourite makes it more than your average downhill bike.
Giant have made many good downhill bikes since the iconic ATX 1 of the late nineties. They have been regularly successful, most notably the world championship win of Danny Hart in Champery 2011, but of the many versions of their flagship downhill bikes they have frequently been labelled with a privateer tag. Great specification and price and all-round good ride.
Those days have gone. This bike is a winner. And this is a serious contender for one of our favourite downhill bikes of the year so brilliantly well have they tackled angular aspects that many brands have failed to achieve. The aluminium version got our attention a couple of seasons ago and more recently the pace and silence of team racer Marcelo Gutierrez on the run has proven this bikes capabilities in no uncertain fashion in 2015.
This is a seriously refined bike.