Giant's 2018 model range sees two all new frame designs and updates to the favourites.
Make it Reign
The new Giant Reign was launched in late July and seeing them in the 'flesh' was a good reminder of just how aggressive they are.
The slack 65 degree head angle is mated with a 46mm offset fork to keep them slack and stable, and with toptubes lengthened by about 20mm riders will have the stability they want.
The addition of a coil shock is also matched with a remote on the Reign Advanced 1, which Giant claim means it will climb as well as a Trance when locked out. That's impressive.
While the Reign Advanced 0 is set for EWS stardom at $8999, the Reign Advanced 1 is a cracker at $6499. Fox Performance bouncey bits and GX Eagle make for a super package on a top end carbon frame.
The Reign 1 and 2 at $5999 and $3799 are full aluminium bikes with 12-speed GX eagle and 10-speed Shimano Deore respectively. Obviously with a Lyrik fork and Eagle the Reign 1 suits the rider who wants and alloy frame and performance parts, and the Reign 2 is ideal for someone who just wants to hit stuff and save some coin on the drivetrain spec.