Keen fans of pro enduro racing noticed Giant Factory Off-Road Team riders on a new prototype bike during the 2022 season. Now, having been put to the test over the past year at the highest levels of competition including the Enduro World Series, the new Reign range is here.
The Reign platform was initially introduced in 2005 as one of the first Giant mountain bikes to feature Maestro suspension. A lot has changed in the nearly two decades since, and Reign has continually evolved with the times. From suspension technologies to wheel sizes, frame materials to geometries, it’s a bike that has been pushing the boundaries of trail riding progression since before modern enduro racing even existed. It has racing in its DNA, but is equally at home in the bike park or on backcountry rides.
Whatever your choice of off-road terrain, Maestro Suspension expandsyour bike’s capabilities and boosts your performance. It’s an adaptable rearsuspension platform that gives you more control, traction, comfort and speed.
With enduro racers and trail riders continuing to push their limits on aggressive terrain, the demands on bikes and gear are higher than ever. Steeper descents, bigger drops, higher speeds through rocks, roots and ruts. The new Reign givesriders an edge with more capable suspension performance front and rear.
The new Reign Advanced Pro and Reign chassis are engineered with all-new geometry that gives pros like Deniaud thequickness and control they need to shave seconds off their runs. At the same time, both series offer everyday riders thestability and confidence to elevate their skills on more challenging terrain.
The new flip chip setup offers the option to use a 27.5-inch rear wheel (paired with a 29-inch front wheel), which gives the bike more saddle-to-tire clearance in the rear. Some riders prefer this mullet setup for steep, technical terrain.
Using the larger 29-inch rear wheel improves stability and roll-over capabilities, while the 27.5 option delivers a moreagile, snappier feel. It’s a quick and easy change to adjust the bike’s handling and feel.