Giant’s New Reign Models Come Ready for Enduro or Super-Enduro

Giant offers the Reign in a super enduro ready model with more travel and slacker angles. The updated mountain bike has 146mm of rear travel and 29-inch wheels.
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New bike season is in full swing and Giant has revised their popular all-mountain and enduro steed, the Reign.

The Reign has been in Giant’s deck for 15 years now and originally debuted in 2005 with a four pivot point suspension platform.

For 2020, Giant continues with the Maestro Suspension, and makes a few revisions. In the rear, the new Reign has 146mm of travel and is paired with a trunnion-mount shock and a composite rocker arm.

Geometry is of course redesigned. The head angle slacks out at 65-degrees, which seems to be on par with other enduro rigs at the moment. The Reign is also paired with a shorter offset fork — either 42 or 44mm depending if it’s specced with a 160mm RockShox or Fox fork.

Steep seat tube angles are pretty much standard on the newer flock of long-travel bikes these days and the Reign is no different. The seat angle stands tall at 76.8 degrees.

The 2020 Reign 29 includes three variations: the Reign Advanced Pro 29 with a full composite frameset, the Reign 29 with an aluminum frame, and the gravity-minded Reign SX 29 with a longer, 170mm travel fork.

The Reign 29 2 starts the lineup at a modest $3,000, with an aluminum frame, a RockShox Yari RC fork, and a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain.

The Reign SX 29 is a bit of a one-off for the Reign line. The additional 10mm of fork travel, 64-degree head angle, and 75.8-degree seat angle mean it’s the bike for gnarly enduro courses. The SX 29 also comes with a coil shock in the rear, and a Fox Performance Elite GRIP2 damper and SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. The SX 29 sells for $4,000.

Topping out the line is the Reign Advanced Pro 29 0 for $9,000. This spec gets buyers all the necessities that go along with the high price tag, like a carbon frame, Fox 36 Float with GRIP2 damper, and a SRAM XO1 drivetrain.

Sitting under this price spec are the Pro 29 1 for $5,000, and the Pro 29 2 for $4,000. The frameset with a Fox Float X2 rear shock is sold for $2,950.

For more information visit the Giant website.