The Giant Reign has been a stalwart in the Giant line up, and just like before it's morphed to meet and exceed modern expectations.
It may not have been the best kept secret, but the Giant Reign 29 is now officially released! And more than just oen bike, there are 3 bikes hitting the dirt with 29" wheels, modern geometry and 146mm of rear wheel travel.
The range includes Reign Advanced 29 Pro series, the Reign 29 with the ALUXX SL aluminium frame, and the Reign 29 SX, which gets a 170mm travel fork and parts suited to gnarlier riding.
Geometry is where you would expect it to be, with a 65 degree head angle and 76.8 degree seat angle. With a reach of 493mm on a large you end up centred on a long bike, with the rear wheel tucked in close thanks to a 439mm chainstay length. Giant have chosen reduced offset forks to keep the handling sharp in low speed situations.
Pricing is where it's at with Giant bikes, and that hasn't changed.
The Reign 29 2 comes in at $3999, and is dripping with value. The NX Eagle group set gets you around, while the RockShox Yari fork gets you a sweet chassis which has a whole raft of aftermarket internal tuning upgrades if you feel you need it later on.
The Reign SX sells for $5299. With SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed, a RockShox coil shock and Code brakes this thing is built for the bike park and rowdy lines. The fork has 170mm travel compared to the 160mm on other models.
Next up the Reign Advanced Pro 29 2 is $5699 - that's killer value for the same frame Advanced Composite as the top dog, in a colour many will prefer. The group set is 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle with Shimano brakes. There's room to improve if you want to down the track, but there's no doubt you have invested in a top-notch frame.
The reign Advanced Pro 29 1 sells for $6999. With SRAM GX Eagle, Float Performance Elite 36 forks and DPX shock plus the Advanced Grade composite main frame and swing arm, this is a sweet frame with a performance spec.
But if you want the top dog, the Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0 sells for $10299. It has SRAM XO1 Eagle, Fox FActory suspension and Giant Composite wheels, Lots of money, but huge value when compared to other bikes in this genre with the same sort of specs.
We haven't ridden on the of new Reign 29ers but Giant tend to be right on the money with the new bikes they release, and we're certain this will be no different. Got a question? Drop in to your local Giant dealer for a chinwag.