Marcelo Gutierrez walked us through his 2016 World Cup DH bike at the Giant Bicycles headquarters. The 5-time Colombian DH champ is ready to battle it out at the first World Cup in Lourdes which starts in just a few days. Marcelo is a quiet rider who often sneaks under the radar, but he had two podium results during the 2015 World Cup. His bike is ready for 2016 and so is his frame of mind. Keep an eye on this destroyer.
Marcelo’s Giant Glory Advanced 27.5 Specs and Build
Size Large frame, 8-inches of rear travel
RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork, 200mm travel
SRAM X0 DH 7-speed drivetrain with 172.5mm crank arms and 38t sprocket. He cuts and roughs up the shifter paddle to keep it out of the way, but grippy in wet conditions.
RockShox Vivid R2C Coil rear shock with Stendec spring (weight unknown)
Schwalbe Magic Mary Tires front and rear with 24 and 27psi.
Truvativ BooBar handlebar and Direct Mount Stem
SRAM Guide Levers with Avid Code calipers for his brake setup