Giant Reign 2 29 2020 [Review]

Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on March 21, 2022

Reign 2 29
Mountain Bike

Giant Reign 2 29 2020 (Review)

Giant Reign 29 is a mountain bike engineered to ride through rough trails while providing the cyclist a total control of their gravitational movements, thanks to its optimized feel and lightweightness provided by its build material.

From backcountry adventures to weekend enduros, the Giant Reign 29 packs a ton of features that can make the experience stress-free and fun for both highly-experienced riders and nubcakes.

Core Features

Aluxx Sl Frameset

Aluxx SL frameset is a name Giant uses for the alloy material on their bikes. Unlike the traditional carbon fire frames, which are virtually aluminum in its pure form, an aluxx sl frameset is lightweight and equally dependable. 

How does this benefit a cyclist? The lightweights of the Giant Reign 29 means they will gain more control over those off-road or on-road rides, as well as have more confidence to make ascents and conquer rail-rugged descents.

All-New Maestro Suspension

The Giant Reign 29 mountain bike is equipped with an updated Maestro suspension which can produce a steady 146mm of seamless ride. It also packs an advanced forged rocker arm and an updated trunnion-mount shock. The rocker arm will attenuate noise, as well as, result in increased speed of operation. On the other hand, the trunnion-mount shock on the suspension helps the rear to absorb impacts and prevent the tire from veering off the ground.

Progressive New Geometry

The geometry of this bike is apt for its 29-inch wheels. The bike is optimized and engineered to have a top tube that is long, reduced chainstays, as well as sturdy seat tube/headtube angles. All this puts a rider in a comfy position from where they can gain more control and beat any kind of singletrack.

Cleanly-Routed Dropper Seatpost

The Giant Reign 2 29 has an adjustable dropper Seatpost that can be lowered or heightened to give the rider a comfy experience when riding along those rough mountain tracks. The seat post is quick and easy to adjust, so the adventurous fun time doesn’t have to be halted for a long time.

See specifications


Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB

Brake Rotors Shimano: 200mm

Brakes: Shimano BR-MT520

Cassette: SRAM PG1230 Eagle 11-50T

Chain: SRAM PC-1110

Crank: TruVativ Descendent 6k, DUB, 32t w/ MRP AMg V2 alloy guide

Fork: RockShox Yari RC Solo Air 160mm

Frame Material: ALUXX Aluminum

Front Derailleur: N/A

Front Shifter: N/A

Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5 WT, EXO

Front Wheel: Giant AM 29

Grips: Giant

Handlebar: Giant Contact TR35

Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle

Rear Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle

Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29×2.4 WT, EXO

Rear Wheel: Giant AM 29

Saddle: Giant Contact Neutral

Seatpost: Giant Contact Switch Dropper

Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select

  • Lightweight and comfy handling
  • Performance is stable
  • Almost inaudible noise
  • Plenty of adjustments
  • The dropper seatpost could be longer
  • Shaky on rough trails


How is the bike’s climbing performance?

With fast-rolling tires and subtly lightweight, the Giant Reign 29 does a great job when employed against gravity.

Is the bike only available in aluminium material?

While a bigger chunk of the production units is built on aluminum alloy material, there are, however, limited units with carbon fiber material.


Giant Reign 29 offers great reliability for bikers who are looking to cover the ground with an immense pace. It produces quick and reactivates handling for better control when ascending and descending long, rough mountain trails.

Although the dropper post could leave a bit desired for bikers who love long sits, the bike’s geometry is a virtually perfect fit for both subtle and rough rides, and it also offers solid specifications. It will be a great buy for people with sophisticated riding syle.

Latest Price: Giant Reign 2 29