​The 2020 Giant Reign – bigger, bolder, smoother, faster

Giant first released the innovative Reign way back in 2005. At the time, it redefined what mountain bikes were capable of with rear suspension that featured four pivot points and an active, plush feel on the trail.

Giant first released the innovative Reign way back in 2005. At the time, it redefined what mountain bikes were capable of with rear suspension that featured four pivot points and an active, plush feel on the trail. Fast forward 15 years and MTB riding has gone through some changes – trails, equipment and speeds have progressed enormously, and so has the Reign. With 29” wheels, bang up-to-date suspension technology and frame geometry to cater for the most demanding enduro riders, the 2020 Reign 29 could be the most versatile full-suss rig out there.

Reign supreme

The new Reign 29 has been designed with racing DNA throughout. Developed with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team it’s a confident, efficient and, best of all, fast machine, allowing riders to push new limits in races and on aggressive terrain. It doesn’t matter whether you race or not, the Reign 29 helps you climb with less effort and flies down the descents on the other side.

With versatility and speed in mind, the 2020 Reign 29 is designed with a progressive frame geometry, 146mm of rear suspension and 160mm up front, creating a hugely enjoyable bike to ride, one that crushes technical terrain and rails through corners. Assured handling and stability on high-speed descents? Sign us up!

The Reign 29 comes in aluminium and carbon models, and there’s also a downhill-focused alloy SX model that comes with a more beefy 170mm fork and tough components for descending steep, technical terrain.

At the top of the tree is the flagship Reign Advanced Pro 29. Built around a full-carbon Advanced-grade frameset with updated enduro-style geometry, it takes on aggressive descents and slays corners with confidence. The head tube and seat tube angles and a 42mm fork offset produce assured front-end handling with high-speed stability and control.

Giant’s Maestro rear suspension system has been developed under the truly testing conditions of the Enduro World Series, and they’ve come up trumps. The system feels super plush, active and ready to shred. Beyond that the Advanced Pro 29 has everything you could wish for in a pro-level machine. The 29” wheels roll over rugged enduro terrain with improved balance and stability which gives you the momentum to crank up tough climbs and the confidence to fly on fast, technical descents.

The Advanced Pro 29 comes in three guises, from the Advanced Pro 29 2 to the range-topping Advanced Pro 29 0. With SRAM’s peerless X01 Eagle groupset and Code RSC brakes, a 146mm Fox Float X2 Factory shock and Fox 36 Float 160mm fork, the Pro 29 0 is one hell of a machine. If you’re looking for the perfect weapon on which to fly over aggressive terrain, you’ve just found it.

There are two alloy models in the range too, as well as the gravity-focused SX model, bringing pro performance to a whole new audience. The ALUXX SL-Grade frameset is lightweight, strong and dependable and comes equipped with SRAM’s NX drivetrain and the same race-bred DNA as the pricier models.

Details, details

Giant have always added nice little touches, proving that they not only know how to design great bikes but what it means to ride them too. MRP chainguides and bashguards are installed on all models, helping to keep the chain where it should be and those pesky rocks away from your precious chainrings. Cleanly routed dropper seatposts and tubeless tyres on the whole range finish off a bike that’s clearly had a lot of thought put into it. If you’re ready to rip, the Giant Reign 29 is waiting for the call.

We’ll have the new range in store soon, so keep your eyes peeled and pop by to see for yourself just how great these bikes are.