Giant Reign 2 29 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on March 21, 2022
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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.
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.
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
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.