Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 2020
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Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 2020


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GIANT REIGN ADVANCED PRO 29 1 (2020)

The Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 is the 2nd best build in the range. A brand new carbon-fibre chassis is paired to the latest Fox 36 and Float X2 rear shock, rolls on new hookless rims and the superb SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive train shifts the gears.

WHO IT’S FOR

An experienced mountain biker who knows how to (or wants to) tune suspension. You know the value of reliable workhorse components, but don’t want to sacrifice performance and quality, for durability.

WHAT’S CHANGED?

Lot’s. Fundamentally though the new Reign 29 Advanced Pro is a far (far) more capable, all-round bike than what we’ve seen of the Giant Reign in previous years. This new one can do everything the old one could, plus more.

REIGN ADVANCED PRO 29 2 BUILD KIT

### SUSPENSION The Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 is the first bike in the range that has Fox suspension. And with good cause.

It’s the latest from Fox.

Even though a ‘set and forget’ approach will work, you’re definitely not getting the most out of the Fox suspension products - and more importantly - the Reign Advanced Pro.

I’ll explain why.

At the front, the Fox Float 36 implements the new GRIP 2 damper. It is the best damper unit that Fox has engineered for seriously technical mountain biking.

All those dials that you see are there for a reason - for you to play around and adjust.

Breaking it down, there are 4 key points:

  1. High/Low-Speed Compression & High/Low-Speed Rebound. All the suspension you’ve had experience with probably only has had 1 Compression and 1 Rebound dial. Both of which tune Low Speed (start/initial) part of the suspension. Now you have access to the High-Speed part as well. Allowing you to further tune how the Rebound and Compression feel under severe impacts.

  2. Variable Valve Control (VVC). VVC is an internal adjustment for further controlling High-Speed Rebound.

  3. Mid-Valve travel support. Fox engineered a sophisticated mid-valve to stop the fork from diving too deep into its travel unnecessarily. It also prevents brake dive on steep, technical singletrack - giving you much more control and confidence.

  4. Friction Reduction. Fox engineers used special coatings, and low-friction seals to significantly improve small-bump sensitivity.

Much like the Fox Float 35 GRIP2 damper, the Float X2 has also been revised.

How?

The X2 brides the gap between the XC/Trail Fox DPS rear shock (like on the Giant Trance 29er) and the seriously DH-specific Fox DHX2 (like on the Reign 29 SX).

The X2 is a blend of these two. And it is the most sophisticated air-sprung rear shock you can buy.

And also like the Float 36 GRIP2 gives you High-Speed/Low-Speed Rebound and High-Speed/Low-Speed Compression.

Lastly, I’d advise that you read through the Fox suspension setup guides on their website because it makes initial suspension setup super easy.

DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed is a third-tier mountain bike groupset. And the best way I can describe it is affordable (relatively) performance.

Shifting is smooth and precise.

Another desirable trait is durability. SRAM chains are incredibly durable. I can testify to this; having personally used the SRAM GX groupset for over a year and right through the worst Winter conditions.

The SRAM GX groupset is paired to SRAM Code R hydraulic disc brakes.

These are specifically designed heavy-duty hydraulic disc brakes for enduro and DH riding. They also use quad piston calipers; half the pistons are 15mm in diameter and the others are 16mm.

DUB is a new bottom bracket type from SRAM. It’s designed around a 28.99mm spindle. Yes I know that sounds ridiculous, but it is the diameter that delivers the best balance of durability and compatibility.

I’ll do my best to explain.

Most cranks use a 30mm axle. By shaving 1.01mm from the axle, this allows SRAM engineers to make the bearings larger. It also helps them improve the seal around the bearings.

The most common failure mode for BB (with a 30mm axle) is corrosion due to water ingress into the bottom bracket shell. A new double-layer seal stops this.

Again, I can personally testify. Having ridden in very atrocious conditions over Winter. After pulling my bottom bracket out there was (almost) zero water ingress - the bearings still felt smooth.

WHEELS

At the moment, Giant is obsessed about hookless rims.

And with good reason.

Hookless rims delete the hook that engages with the tyre’s bead. This means the tyre relies on the interference fit between the flat surface of the rim and the tyre.

The benefits?

Removing bead or hook material makes the rim lighter.

Air volume inside the tyre is increased. And Rolling resistance is decreased.

But:

The tyres must be ridden at lower pressures to what you’d be used to.

Paired to the wheels, is a Maxxis Minion DHF (2.50”) and Minion DHRII (2.40”) front and rear, respectively.

Both these use Maxxis’ grippy triple rubber compound.

GIANT REIGN ADVANCED PRO 29 1 (2020)


The Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 is the 2nd best build in the range. A brand new carbon-fibre chassis is paired to the latest Fox 36 and Float X2 rear shock, rolls on new hookless rims and the revolutionary SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain shifts the gears.


WHO IT’S FOR

An experienced mountain biker who knows how to (or wants to) tune suspension. You know the value of reliable workhorse components, but don’t want to sacrifice performance and quality, for durability. 


WHAT’S CHANGED?

Lot’s. Fundamentally though the new Reign 29 Advanced Pro is a far (far) more capable, all-round bike than what we’ve seen of the Giant Reign in previous years. This new one can do everything the old one could, plus more.


REIGN ADVANCED PRO 29 2 BUILD KIT


SUSPENSION

The Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 is the first bike in the range that has Fox suspension. And with good cause. 


It’s the latest from Fox. 


Even though a ‘set and forget’ approach will work, you’re definitely not getting the most out of the Fox suspension products - and more importantly - the Reign Advanced Pro.


I’ll explain why. 


At the front, the Fox Float 36 implements the new GRIP 2 damper. It is the best damper unit that Fox has engineered for seriously technical mountain biking. 


All those dials that you see are there for a reason - for you to play around and adjust. 


Breaking it down, there are 4 key points:


High/Low-Speed Compression & High/Low-Speed Rebound. 

All the suspension you’ve had experience with probably only has had 1 Compression and 1 Rebound dial. Both of which tune Low Speed (start/initial) part of the suspension. 


Now you have access to the High-Speed part as well. Allowing you to further tune how the Rebound and Compression feel under severe impacts. 


2. Variable Valve Control (VVC). 

VVC is an internal adjustment for further controlling High-Speed Rebound. 


3. Mid-Valve travel support. 

Fox engineered a sophisticated mid-valve to stop the fork from diving too deep into its travel unnecessarily. 


It also prevents brake dive on steep, technical singletrack - giving you much more control and confidence. 


4. Friction Reduction. 

Fox engineers used special coatings, and low-friction seals to significantly improve small-bump sensitivity. 


Much like the Fox Float 35 GRIP2 damper, the Float X2 has also been revised. 


How?


The X2 brides the gap between the XC/Trail Fox DPS rear shock (like on the Giant Trance 29er) and the seriously DH-specific Fox DHX2 (like on the Reign 29 SX). 


The X2 is a blend of these two. And it is the most sophisticated air-sprung rear shock you can buy.


And also like the Float 36 GRIP2 gives you High-Speed/Low-Speed Rebound and High-Speed/Low-Speed Compression. 


Lastly, I’d advise that you read through the Fox suspension setup guides on their website because it makes initial suspension setup super easy.


DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed is a third-tier mountain bike groupset. And the best way I can describe it is affordable (relatively) performance. 


Shifting is smooth and precise.


Another desirable trait is durability. SRAM chains are incredibly durable. I can testify to this; having personally used the SRAM GX groupset for over a year and right through the worst Winter conditions. 


The SRAM GX groupset is paired to SRAM Code R hydraulic disc brakes. 


These are specifically designed heavy-duty hydraulic disc brakes for enduro and DH riding. They also use quad piston calipers; half the pistons are 15mm in diameter and the others are 16mm. 


DUB is a new bottom bracket type from SRAM. It’s designed around a 28.99mm spindle. Yes I know that sounds ridiculous, but it is the diameter that delivers the best balance of durability and compatibility.


I’ll do my best to explain. 


Most cranks use a 30mm axle. By shaving 1.01mm from the axle, this allows SRAM engineers to make the bearings larger. It also helps them improve the seal around the bearings. 


The most common failure mode for BB (with a 30mm axle) is corrosion due to water ingress into the bottom bracket shell. A new double-layer seal stops this. 


Again, I can personally testify. Having ridden in very atrocious conditions over Winter. After pulling my bottom bracket out there was (almost) zero water ingress - the bearings still felt smooth. 


WHEELS

At the moment, Giant is obsessed about hookless rims. 


And with good reason. 


Hookless rims delete the hook that engages with the tyre’s bead. This means the tyre relies on the interference fit between the flat surface of the rim and the tyre.


The benefits?


Removing bead or hook material makes the rim lighter. 


Air volume inside the tyre is increased. And Rolling resistance is decreased. 


But:


The tyres must be ridden at lower pressures to what you’d be used to. 


Paired to the wheels, is a Maxxis Minion DHF (2.50”) and Minion DHRII (2.40”) front and rear, respectively. 


Both these use Maxxis’ grippy triple rubber compound.

GIANT REIGN ADVANCED PRO 29 1 (2020)


The Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 is the 2nd best build in the range. A brand new carbon-fibre chassis is paired to the latest Fox 36 and Float X2 rear shock, rolls on new hookless rims and the revolutionary SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain shifts the gears.


WHO IT’S FOR

An experienced mountain biker who knows how to (or wants to) tune suspension. You know the value of reliable workhorse components, but don’t want to sacrifice performance and quality, for durability. 


WHAT’S CHANGED?

Lot’s. Fundamentally though the new Reign 29 Advanced Pro is a far (far) more capable, all-round bike than what we’ve seen of the Giant Reign in previous years. This new one can do everything the old one could, plus more.


REIGN ADVANCED PRO 29 2 BUILD KIT


SUSPENSION

The Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 is the first bike in the range that has Fox suspension. And with good cause. 


It’s the latest from Fox. 


Even though a ‘set and forget’ approach will work, you’re definitely not getting the most out of the Fox suspension products - and more importantly - the Reign Advanced Pro.


I’ll explain why. 


At the front, the Fox Float 36 implements the new GRIP 2 damper. It is the best damper unit that Fox has engineered for seriously technical mountain biking. 


All those dials that you see are there for a reason - for you to play around and adjust. 


Breaking it down, there are 4 key points:


High/Low-Speed Compression & High/Low-Speed Rebound. 

All the suspension you’ve had experience with probably only has had 1 Compression and 1 Rebound dial. Both of which tune Low Speed (start/initial) part of the suspension. 


Now you have access to the High-Speed part as well. Allowing you to further tune how the Rebound and Compression feel under severe impacts. 


2. Variable Valve Control (VVC). 

VVC is an internal adjustment for further controlling High-Speed Rebound. 


3. Mid-Valve travel support. 

Fox engineered a sophisticated mid-valve to stop the fork from diving too deep into its travel unnecessarily. 


It also prevents brake dive on steep, technical singletrack - giving you much more control and confidence. 


4. Friction Reduction. 

Fox engineers used special coatings, and low-friction seals to significantly improve small-bump sensitivity. 


Much like the Fox Float 35 GRIP2 damper, the Float X2 has also been revised. 


How?


The X2 brides the gap between the XC/Trail Fox DPS rear shock (like on the Giant Trance 29er) and the seriously DH-specific Fox DHX2 (like on the Reign 29 SX). 


The X2 is a blend of these two. And it is the most sophisticated air-sprung rear shock you can buy.


And also like the Float 36 GRIP2 gives you High-Speed/Low-Speed Rebound and High-Speed/Low-Speed Compression. 


Lastly, I’d advise that you read through the Fox suspension setup guides on their website because it makes initial suspension setup super easy.


DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES

SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed is a third-tier mountain bike groupset. And the best way I can describe it is affordable (relatively) performance. 


Shifting is smooth and precise.


Another desirable trait is durability. SRAM chains are incredibly durable. I can testify to this; having personally used the SRAM GX groupset for over a year and right through the worst Winter conditions. 


The SRAM GX groupset is paired to SRAM Code R hydraulic disc brakes. 


These are specifically designed heavy-duty hydraulic disc brakes for enduro and DH riding. They also use quad piston calipers; half the pistons are 15mm in diameter and the others are 16mm. 


DUB is a new bottom bracket type from SRAM. It’s designed around a 28.99mm spindle. Yes I know that sounds ridiculous, but it is the diameter that delivers the best balance of durability and compatibility.


I’ll do my best to explain. 


Most cranks use a 30mm axle. By shaving 1.01mm from the axle, this allows SRAM engineers to make the bearings larger. It also helps them improve the seal around the bearings. 


The most common failure mode for BB (with a 30mm axle) is corrosion due to water ingress into the bottom bracket shell. A new double-layer seal stops this. 


Again, I can personally testify. Having ridden in very atrocious conditions over Winter. After pulling my bottom bracket out there was (almost) zero water ingress - the bearings still felt smooth. 


WHEELS

At the moment, Giant is obsessed about hookless rims. 


And with good reason. 


Hookless rims delete the hook that engages with the tyre’s bead. This means the tyre relies on the interference fit between the flat surface of the rim and the tyre.


The benefits?


Removing bead or hook material makes the rim lighter. 


Air volume inside the tyre is increased. And Rolling resistance is decreased. 


But:


The tyres must be ridden at lower pressures to what you’d be used to. 


Paired to the wheels, is a Maxxis Minion DHF (2.50”) and Minion DHRII (2.40”) front and rear, respectively. 


Both these use Maxxis’ grippy triple rubber compound.

Colour Charcoal
Frame Advanced grade composite main frame, Advanced grade composite rear triangle, Maestro 146mm travel, Boost, ISCG 05
Fork Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, GRIP 2 Damper, 15x110mm Kabolt Axle, OverDrive steerer, 160mm travel
Shock Fox Float X2 Performance, 2 position lever, Trunnion mount
Handlebar Giant Contact SL trail rise, 35mm
Stem Giant Contact SL, 35mm, 8 degree
Seatpost Giant Contact Switch dropper, 30.9mm
Saddle Giant Contact SL, Neutral
Pedals N/A
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Brakes SRAM Code R hydraulic disc, 200mm
Brake Levers SRAM Code R hydraulic
Cassette SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 10-50T, 12 speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset Truvativ Descendant Eagle, Dub, 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Dub, press fit
Rims Giant TR 1 Hookless Alloy, DBL, WheelSystem
Hubs Giant TR 1 Hookless Alloy, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H
Tyres Fr: Maxxis Minion DHF, TR, 3C, EXO, Folding, 29x2.5” Rr: Maxxis Minion DHR II, TR, 3C, EXO, Folding, 29x2.4”
Extras MRP AMG V2 Alloy chain guide

Sizes

S, M, L, XL


Colours

Charcoal


Frame

Advanced grade composite main frame, Advanced grade composite rear triangle, Maestro 146mm travel, Boost, ISCG 05


Fork

Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, GRIP 2 Damper, 15x110mm Kabolt Axle, OverDrive steerer, 160mm travel


Shock

Fox Float X2 Performance, 2 position lever, Trunnion mount


Handlebar

Giant Contact SL trail rise, 35mm


Stem

Giant Contact SL, 35mm, 8 degree


Seatpost

Giant Contact Switch dropper, 30.9mm


Saddle

Giant Contact SL, Neutral


Pedals

N/A


Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp


Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle


Brakes

SRAM Code R hydraulic disc, 200mm


Brake Levers

SRAM Code R hydraulic


Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 10-50T, 12sp


Chain

SRAM GX Eagle


Crankset

Truvativ Descendant Eagle, Dub, 32T


Bottom Bracket

SRAM GXP Dub, press fit


Rims

Giant TR 1 Hookless Alloy, DBL, WheelSystem


Hubs

Giant TR 1 Hookless Alloy, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H


Tyres

Fr: Maxxis Minion DHF, TR, 3C, EXO, Folding, 29x2.5” Rr: Maxxis Minion DHR II, TR, 3C, EXO, Folding, 29x2.4”


Extras MRP AMG V2 Alloy chain guide

Sizes

S, M, L, XL


Colours

Charcoal


Frame

Advanced grade composite main frame, Advanced grade composite rear triangle, Maestro 146mm travel, Boost, ISCG 05


Fork

Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, GRIP 2 Damper, 15x110mm Kabolt Axle, OverDrive steerer, 160mm travel


Shock

Fox Float X2 Performance, 2 position lever, Trunnion mount


Handlebar

Giant Contact SL trail rise, 35mm


Stem

Giant Contact SL, 35mm, 8 degree


Seatpost

Giant Contact Switch dropper, 30.9mm


Saddle

Giant Contact SL, Neutral


Pedals

N/A


Shifters

SRAM GX Eagle, 12sp


Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle


Brakes

SRAM Code R hydraulic disc, 200mm


Brake Levers

SRAM Code R hydraulic


Cassette

SRAM XG1275 Eagle, 10-50T, 12sp


Chain

SRAM GX Eagle


Crankset

Truvativ Descendant Eagle, Dub, 32T


Bottom Bracket

SRAM GXP Dub, press fit


Rims

Giant TR 1 Hookless Alloy, DBL, WheelSystem


Hubs

Giant TR 1 Hookless Alloy, DBL, WheelSystem, 28H


Tyres

Fr: Maxxis Minion DHF, TR, 3C, EXO, Folding, 29x2.5” Rr: Maxxis Minion DHR II, TR, 3C, EXO, Folding, 29x2.4”


Extras MRP AMG V2 Alloy chain guide