Make it Reign.
The all-new 2018 Reign range is made to conquer all mountains. It’s built on our most advanced Maestro suspension system ever, developed and tested by Giant Factory Off-Road Team pros, and features updated geometry. So whether you’re pinning it on rowdy enduro terrain or nailing new lines on your local trails, the new Reign gives you the confidence to rule the terrain.
Here are the key updates to the 2018 Reign range:
UPDATED MAESTRO SUSPENSION
A new trunnion mount allows for a longer stroke shock without affecting frame fitment. This produces a lower leverage ratio in the 160mm suspension system, which improves small-bump compliance and pedaling efficiency. The trunnion mount also allows for more insertion depth for longer dropper posts. And a new Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm increases stiffness, adds strength and reduces overall frame weight.
REFINED FRAME GEOMETRY
Every model in the new Reign range features updated geometry including aggressive 65/73 headtube/seattube angles. We worked closely with Giant Factory Off-Road Team riders to open up the cockpit, which allows for a greater range of body movement at high speeds on the most rowdy enduro terrain. Developed and refined over time, the new geometry boosts overall control without sacrificing agility or climbing efficiency.
The 2018 Reign range includes both composite and aluminum frame choices. The Reign Advanced series is built on a lightweight, super-stiff Advanced-grade composite mainframe with an ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm. The Reign series features a full ALUXX SL aluminum frame. Both framesets are engineered and handcrafted by Giant, the only major bicycle brand that controls the entire frame-making process every step of the way.