Giant has released the long-awaited 2023 Reign, a 160mm travel enduro bike with a thoroughly modern geometry that is meaningfully adjustable, with 29″ or 27.5″ rear wheel compatibility to boot.
On the Reign Advanced Pro Carbon models and Reign Aluminum models, 160mm of rear wheel travel is paired with a 170mm fork. There’s also something for the freeride contingent; the Giant Reign SX gets a reinforced aluminum tubeset for a 190mm travel dual-crown fork and a longer stroke shock that boosts rear wheel travel to 165mm.
Earlier this season, we saw the Reign Alloy prototypes of Youn Deniaud and Mckay Vezina at the Giant Factory Off-Road Team Pits. Indeed, the two EWS Pros played a big role in the development of the new bikes released today, with Youn Deniaud taking 5th at the final round in Loudenvielle. Let’s take a closer look at these demonstrably capable enduro bikes. 2023 Giant Reign
The 2023 Giant Reign Advanced Pro 1 The 2023 Giant Reign is an entirely new beast, boasting an additional 14mm of rear wheel travel over its predecessor, a three-position flip-chip for geometry adjustment and a storage cavity in the downtube. Both the Advanced Pro Carbon models and the Reign Alloy models benefit from those top-tier frame details. Bike: 2023 Giant Reign
Intention: Enduro Racing
Fork Travel: 170mm
Rear Wheel Travel: 160mm Wheel Size: 29″ or 29″/27.5″ Frame Material: Carbon or ALUXX SL Aluminum Starting Price: $3,600 USD Giant says the Reign’s suspension platform now has improved plushness off the top […]
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