Giant Reign

  • Model2018 Reign 1
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $5999
  • Model2018 Reign 2
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $3799

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.

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At a glance

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    Riding typeAll Mountain

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    Drive trainSRAM GX

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    Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

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    Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

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    Riding typeAll Mountain

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    Drive trainDeore

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    Gear ratios1x10 Mountain

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    Frame buildAlloy Pro


  • Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminium, 160mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air, 160mm Travel, Boost 15x110 Maxle Stealth, Tapered, 46mm Offset

  • Wheels DT Swiss E1700 Spline Two, 30mm Inner Width, XD Driver Body, Boost 15x110/12x148
  • Tyres [F] Maxxis Shorty 27.5x2.5, 60 TPI, EXO, TR, Tubeless, [R] Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.4, 60 TPI, EXO, TR, Tubeless

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 1x12
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank SRAM X1 1000, 32T w/ MRP AMG V2 Guide (Alloy backplate)
  • Cassette Truvativ Descendent 6k, Eagle, 32t with MRP AMG V2
  • Chain SRAM GX
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact SL, Neutral
  • Seatpost Giant Contact S Switch, Dropper post with Remote, 30.9mm
  • Handlebar Giant Contact SL DH, 31.8mm
  • Stem Truvativ Descendant
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RS [F] 200mm [R] 180mm, Hydraulic Disc
  • Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminium, 160mm Maestro suspension
  • Fork RockShox Yari RC Solo Air, Boost, Maxle Stealth, OverDrive, 160mm travel

  • Wheels Giant P-AM2 Disc, Tubeless

  • Shifters Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow +
  • Crank Praxis Works 1x, Boost, 30T w/ MRP AMG V2
  • Cassette Shimano Deore 11x42, 10-Speed
  • Chain KMC X10
  • Bottom Bracket Praxis BB90, Press fit

  • Saddle Giant Contact, Neutral
  • Seatpost Giant Contact Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
  • Handlebar Giant Contact SL DH, 31.8mm
  • Stem Truvativ Descendant
  • Brakeset Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc, [F] 200mm, [R] 180mm


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