The Giant ATX and Rock Shox Boxxer // A dream bike tribute build

Off the back of the 2023 Boxxer being released, this tribute build harking back to the so-called ‘Glory’ days of DH is epic.

If you’re going to pay tribute to a legend, you had better come correct, and finally that new Glory from Giant can be paired with a Boxxer again. The Giant ATX was one of the most cutting edge downhill bikes of its era, and when paired with the Boxxer it made riders like Myles Rockwell a World Champion. With the release of the new Giant Glory Advanced and the all-new 38mm RockShox BoXXer Ultimate, it seemed fitting to combine that winning combo and build up a futuristic dream downhill sled with a throwback look true to it’s roots – it’s even got the Woody rear derailleur. Watch and learn, as this is how to build a bike. Somewhat satisfying too.


Frame: Giant Glory Advanced
Fork: RockShox BoXXer Ultimate, 38mm stanchions
Shock: RockShox Deluxe Coil
Shifter: SRAM Eagle X01 DH
Derailleur: SRAM GX DH “Woody” throwback paint
Chain: SRAM PC-1071
Cassette: SRAM XG-795 Mini Block 10-24T
Crankset: SRAM X01 DH, 165mm
Chainring: SRAM X01 34T
Front Brake: Code Ultimate Stealth 4-piston
Rear Brake: Code Ultimate Stealth 4-piston
Rotors: SRAM HS2 220mm (Fr) / 200mm (Rr)
Handlebar: Truvativ Boobar
Stem: Truvativ Descendant 35mm Direct Mount
Front Tire: Michelin DH34 29×2.4
Rear Tire: Michelin DH34 27.5×2.4
Front Wheel: Stans Flow / Hope Pro 4
Rear Wheel: Stans Flow / Hope Pro 4
Seatpost: Giant Contact 30.9
Saddle: Giant Romero