The name is a bit of a mouthful but perhaps something this expensive deserves a long name. Obviously it’s full carbon but looking closer there’s a tapered head tube, the welcome reappearance of pivot covers and what looks like titanium bolts. The Anthem X and Trance X carbon models are better late than never, same goes for Giant's 29ers. The bike looks great with the blue details!
There are three things I want to see on future Maestro full suspension bikes:
- 29in wheels, starting with the Anthem X, which is already rumoured to be in the 2011 lineup.
- Pivots with grease ports like Turner and Santa Cruz bikes currently have.
- The chainstay to seatstay strut moved to one side, Santa Cruz has done this perfectly on the BLT.
I’ll leave the rest up to Giant…