WINNING BIKE - Marcelo Gutierrez's Giant Glory Advanced

When you're trying to win a grueling, 12-minute DH race for the 5th time in a row, every little bit helps. For Marcelo Gutierrez, beyond tweaking his suspension and adding a little air to his tires after flatting in practice, that also means running a dropper post. That's right, to give himself an extra chance of resting during such a long run, Marcelo slapped a Reverb on his Glory.

Marcelo discusses winning Garbo five times as well as his bike setup for the race:

For the rest of the build, Marcelo relies on the Giant Factory Offroad Team's proven portfolio of parts: SRAM/RockShox on suspension and transmission, Super Alloy Racing spring on the shock, with Marcelo still on the previous generation of Avid Code brakes, a Truvativ cockpit, and Schwalbe tires.

photos by Sven Martin

  • Condro

    8/17/2017 9:24 AM

    Old school Reverb lever and past gen Code brakes... interesting. 5 times is insane. Such a boss.

  • Scrub

    8/16/2017 2:29 PM

    Marcelo is a monster truck. Powerful, fast, and plows over obstacles. Congrats on #5!!

  • Alex1

    8/16/2017 12:35 PM

    Congrats! Interesting he mentioned the ifp. Increasing it results in a higher breakaway force. Wouldn't do it on my bike unless I had factory support like Marcelo does.

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