Giant’s new, top-of-the-line Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team weighs in at 27.2 pounds and has been piloted to strong results by pro enduro racer Yoann Barelli.
Giant kicked off Eurobike with a peek at their impressive-looking 2015 Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team all-mountain/enduro bike. With 160mm of travel front and rear, a 65-degree head tube angle, along with short, 17.1-inch chainstays and a longish top tube, the new version is aimed at tackling tough terrain at mach speed.
With heavy attendee demand to ride the new Giant Reigns, this aluminum version—along with all the other Reign demo bikes—didn’t stay on the rack long.
Though the bike descends like a “mini-DH bike,” according to Giant Global Off-Road Category Manager Kevin Dana, the bike comes spec’d with a custom, 46mm-offset 650b RockShox Pike to help fight front end flop when the bike is pointed uphill. It’s also got travel adjust, allowing it to be dropped to 130mm if the conditions demand.
The Reign Advanced 27.5 0’s spec highlights includes an MRP chainguide in conjunction with a SRAM XX1 drivetrain (top and bottom left), a RockShox Monarch Plus DeboinAir RC3 shock (top right), and SRAM Guide RSC brakes (bottom right).
The new Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team has a US MSRP of $8,250 but also comes in more economical step-down versions, including the $4,750 Reign Advanced 27.5 1, and the aluminum Reign 27.5 1 ($5,975) and Reign 27.5 2 ($3,400). The new Reigns should hit dealers in the late September or early October.
For more information visit giant-bicycles.com.
This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.