Reengineered for 2018, the all-new Reign Advanced features updated geometry with a longer cockpit. It’s built with a lightweight, super stiff Advanced-grade composite mainframe and ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm. The updated Maestro suspension system delivers 160mm of smooth, active travel and incorporates a new Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm, which is lighter and stronger than the previous aluminum design. And it’s all designed around the proven performance characteristics of 27.5 wheels. Here are the core technologies that help the Reign Advanced give you a competitive edge over nasty terrain:
Four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages work together to create a single floating pivot point for the most active, efficient suspension system.
Advanced Composite Mainframe
High-performance grade raw carbon fiber and custom resin is used to produce this highquality frame in Giant’s own composite factory. Handcrafted monocoque construction makes it extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant.
27.5-Specific Enduro Geometry
Updated “long and low” enduro frame geometry with 65/73 headtube/seattube anglesfor aggressive enduro handling, is tailored for 27.5-inch wheels to optimize handling and stability.
Wider hub spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) results in stiffer wheels for added control plus more tire clearance and an improved chainline for optimal drivetrain performance.
Advanced Forged Composite Upper Rock Arm
A state-of-the-art, high-pressure molding process is used to produce complex shaped carbon-fiber components that are lighter, stiffer and stronger than similar aluminum components.
New shock mount produces a lower leverage ratio for increased pedaling and braking efficiency, plus a lower center of gravity and shorter chainstays for improved handling, climbing and agility.
A massively oversized bottom-bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 92mm wide bottom-bracket design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
A massive rectangular downtube and oversized toptube work in unison to provide superior front end lateral and torsional steering precision. The precisely engineered, rectangular shaped downtube yields unprecedented steering and pedaling stiffness.
Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.