The 2020 Giant Reign rolls on 29er wheels and is rowdier than ever

Three new bikes developed in conjunction with Giant's EWS team

The 2020 Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0

Giant’s Reign has now been around 15 years and, while the bike has undergone many transformations during that time, it has always remained true to its intentions — it has always been a heavy-hitting, all-round bike that loves technical terrain and isn’t scared of big downhills and jumps.

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The new 2020 Giant Reign range, developed with the brand’s Enduro World Series team riders, is no exception to the rule.

Three bikes and six price points all promise a robust ride, whether you choose the carbon-framed Reign Advanced Pro 29 or the aluminium-framed Reign 29 and Reign SX.

Every bike in the range is on 29-inch wheels and they all get 146mm of suspension travel from Giant’s Maestro suspension platform, which promises pedalling efficiency, compliant action and “total brake independence.”

The bike has been developed with the feedback of Giant's Enduro World Series team
The bike has been developed with the feedback of Giant’s Enduro World Series team.
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The carbon-fibre Reign Advanced Pro 29 is constructed with Giant’s Advanced Forged Composite Technology, a high-pressure moulding process using multi-directional carbon construction, which Giant says is lighter and more durable than aluminium or standard composite parts.

This bike, and the Reign 29, feature a reasonably slack 65-degree head angle, steep 76.8-degree seat angle, a wheelbase range of 1,188mm to 1,256mm across four sizes (three sizes for the top-of-the-range Reign Advanced Pro 29 0) and a reach range of 428mm to 516mm.

Pedal up, hammer back down is more or less what the Reign excels at
Pedal up, hammer back down is more or less what the Reign excels at.
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The coil-sprung Reign SX gets a longer-travel 170mm fork up front (the other bikes have 160mm forks) and slacker head and seat angles of 64 and 75.8 degrees respectively.

The frame is laced with big-worded patents: Boost, Megadrive, Powercore, Overdrive. Giant wants us to know this bike is built to take the hits — it’s got widely-spaced wheels and a hefty down tube, bottom bracket and steerer tube.

If you ride regularly in more aggressive mountain terrain, like to hit some jumps and the odd uplift day, this bike could be for you.

2020 Giant Reign 29 range overview

Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0

Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0
The Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 0 is the top of the range bike.
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  • Sizes: M, L, XL
  • Frame: Advanced Grade composite carbon fibre
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float, GRIP2 damper, 15 x 110 Kabolt, tapered, 42mm offset
  • Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory
  • Cranks: SRAM X01 Eagle DUB
  • Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Wheels: Giant TRX-0 tubeless
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+; Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
  • Price: £7,499

Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 1

Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 1
Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 1.
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: Advanced Grade composite carbon fibre
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float, GRIP2 damper, 15 x 110 Kabolt, tapered, 42mm offset
  • Shock: Fox Float X2
  • Cranks: Truvativ Descendent 6k DUB
  • Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Wheels: Giant TR-1 tubeless
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+; Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 WT 3C MaxxTerra EXO+
  • Price: £4,899

Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 2

A carbon fibre frame for the Reign Advanced Pro 29 2
A carbon fibre frame for the Reign Advanced Pro 29 2.
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: Advanced Grade composite carbon fibre
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
  • Cranks: Truvativ Descendent 6k DUB
  • Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle
  • Wheels: Giant AM 29 rims with Giant Tracker Performance hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 WT EXO; Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 WT EXO
  • Price: £3,999

Giant Reign 29 1

2020 Giant Reign 29 1
The 2020 Giant Reign 29 1 features an aluminium frame.
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: Aluxx SL-Grade Aluminium
  • Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite GRIP2, 160mm, 110 x 15 Kabolt, tapered, 42mm offset
  • Shock: Fox X2 Performance
  • Cranks: Truvativ Descendent 6k DUB
  • Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Wheels: Giant TR-1
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 WT EXO; Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 WT EXO
  • Price: £3,999

Giant Reign 29 2

The Reign 29 has the same geometry as the Advanced Pro, but with an aluminium frame
The Reign 29 has the same geometry as the Advanced Pro, but with an aluminium frame.
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: Aluxx SL-Grade Aluminium
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC, 160mm, Boost 15 x 110 Maxle Stealth, tapered, 42mm offset
  • Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
  • Cranks: Truvativ Descendent 6k DUB
  • Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle
  • Wheels: Giant AM 29 rims with Giant Tracker Performance hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 WT EXO; Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 WT
  • Price: £2,899

Giant Reign SX 29

Reign SX 29 has a coil shock and Giant says it is happy in the bike park
Reign SX 29 has a coil shock and Giant says it is happy in the bike park.
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  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Frame: Aluxx SL-Grade Aluminium
  • Fork: Fox 36 Performance Elite, GRIP2, 170mm,110 x 15 Kabolt, tapered
  • Shock: Fox DHX2 Performance Elite
  • Cranks: Truvativ Descendent 6k DUB
  • Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle
  • Wheels: Giant AM 29 rims w/Giant Tracker Performance hubs
  • Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 WT EXO; Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4 WT EXO
  • Price: £3,499