For 15 years Reign has never stood still. Born to tame steep, technical trails, this was one of the first Giant mountain bikes engineered with Maestro Suspension. When it came on the scene in 2005 with its innovative rear suspension featuring four pivot points and an active, plush feel on the trail, Reign helped redefine what mountain bikes were capable of.
Things have changed since then. The technology, the trails, the speeds have all progressed. Reign has too. And this latest addition to the Reign family is the most progressive one yet.
Reign 29 has racing in its blood. It was engineered, designed and developed with Giant Factory Off-Road Team enduro racers who wanted a confident, efficient and, most of all, fast machine to help them push new limits on Enduro World Series tracks and other aggressive terrain. So, whether or not you choose to race, Reign 29 shaves seconds off your descents and helps you climb with less effort.
The updated Maestro Suspension delivers 146mm of smooth rear travel. With its new trunnion mount shock and Advanced Forged Composite rocker arm, it absorbs rocks, roots and ruts and keeps you connected to the trail with greater control. The frame geometry, including a 65-degree headtube angle and 76.8-degree seattube angle, was dialed in with our pro enduro racers to help them crush technical terrain and rail corners at speed. The front-end is designed for a 160mm fork with a 42 or 44mm offset (depending on the fork model), giving you confident handling and stability on high-speed descents.
The 2020 Reign 29 range includes three series: the flagship Reign Advanced Pro 29 with a full Advanced-grade composite frameset, the Reign 29 with an ALUXX SL aluminum frame, and the more downhill-focused Reign SX 29, which features a longer travel fork (170mm) and components for descending steep, technical terrain.
When it comes to building the ultimate enduro machine, we look to Giant Factory Off-Road Team riders who are out there pushing the limits. This bike is for them—and for everyone else who loves to charge hard. We engineered the geometry of the Advanced carbon composite frame and swingarm around larger diameter 29-inch wheels. That means shorter chainstays, a longer top tube, and just the right angles with the head tube (65 degrees) and seat tube (76.8 degrees). Then we gave it an updated Maestro suspension system with 146mm of rear suspension. Aided by a new trunnion mount shock and Advanced Forged Carbon Composite rocker arm, we came up with a system that feels super plush, active and shreddable. Beyond that, the new Reign Advanced Pro 29 features everything you need in a pro-level enduro machine, including a cleanly routed dropper seat post, the latest Giant WheelSystem with Boost hub spacing, and tubeless tyres set up right out of the box.
Key Performance Factors:
Maestro rear suspension developed and tested under extreme conditions of Enduro World Series. A trunnion mount shock has a longer stroke and smoother feel, and Advanced Forged Carbon Composite upper rocker arm adds stiffness while lowering overall frame weight. Trunnion mount also allows longer dropper posts.
Progressive enduro geometry
The Advanced-grade carbon frameset features updated enduro-style geometry, so you can ride aggressive descents and rail corners with confidence. The 65/76.8-degree head tube/seat tube angles with a 42mm fork offset produce confident front-end handling with high-speed stability and control.
29er confidence and control
Larger 29-inch diameter wheels roll over rugged enduro terrain with improved balance and stability, giving you the momentum to crank up tough climbs and the confidence to fly on fast, technical descents.
Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0 2020 Full Suspension MTB Features:
- Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite
- Fork: Fox 36 Float
- Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory
- Gearing: SRAM X01 Eagle
- Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
- Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth