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Giant Reign Advanced

  • Model2018 Reign Advanced 0
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $8999
  • Model2018 Reign Advanced 1
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $6499

When the going gets rough, steep and technical, there’s no better tool for the job than an all mountain bike like the Giant Reign. Equipped with 160mm of suspension travel, powerful disc brakes, chunky tyres and a dropper seatpost, the Reign is a long travel full suspension bike that eats rocks and roots for breakfast. The Reign features more suspension travel than the Trance, and it’s geometry is longer, lower and slacker, which makes it feel much more planted when pointed downhill. Unlike the Glory downhill bike though, the Reign is still capable of pedalling uphill thanks to the efficient Maestro suspension design and an air-adjustable rear shock. Whether you’re after a strong and competent bike for blasting about on your local gravity-fed trails, or you’re in need of a dependableenduro race bike, the Reign is ready for it all.

There are four Reign models available in the range, though each one relies on the same 160mm travel suspension design and 27.5” diameter wheels. Giant have used a slack 65-degree head angle for the Reign, which offers masses of confidence when you’re lobbing the front wheel off of drops and jumps. Combined with the wide handlebars and short stem, the Reign is more capable than most downhill bikes from only a few years ago. The stable geometry is paired to a strong and stiff chassis that sees oversized tubing, a beefy tapered head tube and a wide-stance press-fit bottom bracket shell. All pivots roll on sealed cartridge bearings for durability, and the Reign features thru-axles front and rear to keep the wheels nice and taut.

Starting at the entry-level Reign 2, each model is equipped with a 160mm travel fork, tubeless compatible wheels and a 1x drivetrain with a taco bash plate. If you’re looking for the lightest and strongest package, the Reign Advanced 0 utilises a carbon fibre frame, carbon wheels and a SRAM 1x12 Eagle drivetrain.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeAll Mountain

  • Drive trainSRAM X01

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget

At a glance

  • Riding typeAll Mountain

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 160mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork RockShox Lyric RCT3 Solo Air, Maxle Stealth, Boost, OverDrive, 160mm travel

  • Wheels DT Swiss EX 1501 Spline One, 30mm inner width
  • Tyres [F] Maxxis Shorty, 27.5x2.5, Tubeless, 3C, EXO, 60 TPI, [R] Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5x2.4, Tubeless, 3C, EXO, 60 TPI

  • Shifters SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle, Type-2
  • Crank SRAM X01 Eagle, 34T w/ MRP AMG V2 (carbon backplate)
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1295, 10x50, 12-Speed
  • Chain SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SLR Neutral, Composite rails
  • Seatpost Giant Contact S Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
  • Stem Truvativ Descendant
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RSC, hydraulic disc, [F] 200mm, [R] 180mm
  • Frame Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 160mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork Fox 36 Performance Elite, FIT Damper, HSC/LSC Adjust, Boost, Kabolt, OverDrive, 160mm travel

  • Wheels DT Swiss E1700 Spline Two, 30mm inner width
  • Tyres [F] Maxxis Shorty, 27.5x2.5, Tubeless, EXO, 60 TPI [R] Maxxis High Roller II, 27.5x2.4,Tubeless, EXO, 60 TPI

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank Truvativ Descendent 6k, Eagle 32T w/ MRP AMG V2
  • Cassette SRAM GX Eagle, 10x50, 12-Speed
  • Chain SRAM GX
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, Press Fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SL Neutral, SST tubular rails
  • Seatpost Giant Contact S Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
  • Stem Truvativ Descendant
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RS, hydraulic disc, [F] 200mm, [R] 180mm

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