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    Reign 2 Groupset

    I noticed the Reign 2 comes with Deore drivetrain(1x10) and brakes. Anyone know why? The SLX groupset with a 1x11 isn't much more expensive (less $200 difference I think). Seems like they could still offer the Reign 2 for less than $3k with SLX components. I'm not bitching at Giant or anything. I (a newb) am genuinely curious since SLX seems commonplace on bikes at that price range.

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    The Reign 2 2018 comes with 1x10 Deore drivetrain because certain Manufacturers like Giant are world champions in cutting corners everywhere yet making the bike still look expensive and valuable

    Speccing a bike with 1x10 over 1x11 is an annoyance of biblical proportions since you cannot just slap a high range sunrace 11-50 cassette on without changing rear derailleur, shifter, chain and chainring too. Well there's a 10speed sunrace 11-46 cassette available but it's still unclear if the Deore derailleur is compatible (your job to find that out)

    Funnily in Germany the Reign 2 2018 is specced with a SLX 1x11 drivetrain and there's a slightly more expensive Reign 1.5 with 1x12 Sram Eagle drivetrain available too, so at least in Germany Giant isn't trying to **** us over

    maybe you can source this model on the US market too but for now neither Reign 1.5 or Reign 1 are listed on the US site, wonder why

    As a consumer I'd vote with my wallet, why buy a Giant Reign in the first place when you can get better specced YT Capra for less money?

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    The German line up makes more sense. In the US you have to spend $4k just to get the SLX components...which comes on a lot of sub $1500 bikes.

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    Giant is on so many markets that it is unavoidable that they will make strange configurations for some markets (probably based on "marketing knowledge" and parts availability. I also see that German lineup makes most sense in previous years.

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