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    Reign Long Travel 29er?

    Was in my LBS today picking up my wifeĒs Trance and was mentioning Iíd go back to Giant if they ever 29er Reign. I was told itís coming. Anyone have any info? I loved my 05 Reign. Great all around bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five0 View Post
    Was in my LBS today picking up my wifeĒs Trance and was mentioning Iíd go back to Giant if they ever 29er Reign. I was told itís coming. Anyone have any info? I loved my 05 Reign. Great all around bike.
    I was told prior to the release of the Trance 29 (which no one would talk about) that "Giant has a new 29er coming, but if it doesn't have enough travel to suit you, wait til after the first of the year." So it would seem that we both have information about a long(er) travel 29er. But that's all I got.

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    My shop didnít have any info either. We both are thinking prob in the area of 170/160mm. I just hope it pedals like other Maestro bikes do. Iíve read the current 27.5 Reign isnít very good pedaler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five0 View Post
    My shop didnít have any info either. We both are thinking prob in the area of 170/160mm. I just hope it pedals like other Maestro bikes do. Iíve read the current 27.5 Reign isnít very good pedaler.
    Right. I've ridden the 2018 Reign 27.5, and it was a dog pedaling compared to the SC Nomad. If they can't get a 160 bike to pedal better than that, I'd settle for seeing a "Reign 29" come in at 140 and pedal as well as the Trance 27.5.

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    I had the original Reign back in 05. That was a killer bike. I could pedal it all day on 30 mile epics and still mash downhills.

    Iím looking for a long travel trail bike. More then a downhill enduro 29. Curious to see what they bring out.

    My wifeís 18 Trance 27.5 is an awesome bike. A 29 version of that bike would be exactly what Iím looking for.

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    Any news on a 29 Reign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five0 View Post
    Any news on a 29 Reign?

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    Any details?

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    I have also heard this summer for release.

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    Three models with different travel. i've heard the front will range from 140-170 for the three. But that could have changed from when i got the info a couple of months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big country View Post
    Three models with different travel. i've heard the front will range from 140-170 for the three. But that could have changed from when i got the info a couple of months ago.
    Really? That sounds amazing. Back when Reign first came out in 05 it was Giants work horse do all bike. Sounds like you will be able to be able to configure it for Trail, Enduro or Park based on needs. That would be awesome! Come on Giant!!!

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    Some people say giant is boring, too conservative, and maybe they are sometimes late to the gate with certain models, but they are in a great place since they make so many other bike companies bikes.

    They can see what is selling, where the trends go and how fast they die.

    All that plus now that they have their 2 year crash replacement on carbon, I am holding off on a new bike until i for sure see what giant is doing later in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big country View Post
    Some people say giant is boring, too conservative, and maybe they are sometimes late to the gate with certain models, but they are in a great place since they make so many other bike companies bikes.

    They can see what is selling, where the trends go and how fast they die.

    All that plus now that they have their 2 year crash replacement on carbon, I am holding off on a new bike until i for sure see what giant is doing later in the summer.

    I think Giant makes some good bikes. You often can get their frames at a very reasonable cost from dealers. Frames also typically include the headset which I've found to be very good. Two of my three main rides are Giants. A Glory 2015 and that thing is just so dialed, and it refuses to die. The bearings are still good and the thing rips. My latest bike, a Trance 29, feels great. Only a few rides so far, but so far I'm very happy. To me, their suspension, at least on all the Giants I've tried, feels great. A year or two ago ran into a Reign with a coil with a remote lock out out back. Real nice bike and felt so glued to the ground.

    Smaller mom and pop bike makers are great too, and my 3rd main ride is a Knolly, but just because a maker is big, doesn't make'm bad.

    If Giant came out out with a modest travel, AM/Enduro, 29 Reign, I'd give it a shot.

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    Given my current experience with my Trance, I'm definitely on board to hear some details on a 29er Reign.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    Figure out how to slap 29 wheels on the Trance 27.5. Keep the blacked out color. Here take my money...please.

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    A 160mm 29er Reign would be so fast. They will make the seat tube angle steeper for sure, but I hope they donít mess with the leverage curve. I have a 2019 Reign with Super Deluxe coil and itís already so fast. Give this thing big wheels and itís a race bike, for sure.

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    More deets to come in August. But itís official, Giant will be dropping a line of Reign 29ers in a 150/160 configuration.

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    Adam Craig seemed to have something new at the Trans-Provence recently...

    https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/17405147/?s6

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    Word is it drops tomorrow.

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    Reign Long Travel 29er?-1149401c-8707-4f1c-b700-d1b8c31a3e53.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaindrew94 View Post
    More deets to come in August. But itís official, Giant will be dropping a line of Reign 29ers in a 150/160 configuration.
    Make it carbon front, alloy rear and with a threaded BB and I'll buy one tomorrow.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Haha I wish. The days of outboard seem to be behind us as tragic as it is.

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    Spotted on Richie Rudes insta
    i got the same snap shot haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaindrew94 View Post
    Haha I wish. The days of outboard seem to be behind us as tragic as it is.
    The only companies I can think of that make full suspension carbon bikes with a threaded BB are Santa Cruz and Ibis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbomber252 View Post
    The only companies I can think of that make full suspension carbon bikes with a threaded BB are Santa Cruz and Ibis.
    And Transition. And Whyte. And Alchemy. And Evil. And Spot. And, hell, Specialized.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Well, i am a bit disappointed. Mostly by the fact that probably none of those sizes will fit me. There is huge difference between M and L sizes. Also, no bike is equipped with new shimano slx/xt frame.

    On the other hand, the amount of travel and angles would be perfect for me.

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    Sizing concerns me a little, I think Iíd be a medium but wonít know for sure until I get a ride on one. Also disappointed with no SLX drivetrain. My current bike has Sram GX and I canít say Iím too keen on getting that again. Anyone else getting that ignoring clicking sound in only one of the gears?

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    I was hopeful, but it seems this Reign ainít for me
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by clone185 View Post
    Sizing concerns me a little, I think Iíd be a medium but wonít know for sure until I get a ride on one. Also disappointed with no SLX drivetrain. My current bike has Sram GX and I canít say Iím too keen on getting that again. Anyone else getting that ignoring clicking sound in only one of the gears?
    I have a GX Eagle drivetrain as well, and it was only in the 5th-smallest cog that I noticed a clicking sound. There was actually one tooth that the chain was getting momentarily hung up on, so I had my LBS file that tooth a bit - clicking gone!

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    Wow, I own an XL trance 29 and I'd be a solid L reign 29. Initial looks at geo look solid. It's definitely going to be a plow sled, but that's always been the reign's deal anyway. Pretty awesome park, gnar and race bike.
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    I'll be interested to read some feedback from early adopters. But just looking at the numbers/builds/price, I'm glad I didn't wait.
    Just like a raindrop, I was born to fall.

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    I thought there would have been a bigger roll out. Only found one YouTube video so far. I donít even see the bike in Giants webpage. The Trance 29 had a lot of fanfare when it was released.

    Iím really interested in how it climbs. If you can ride this bike on all day epics. Or is just a down hill bike that will get you to the top okay. I really hope it rides like the Trance 27.5

    Edit: I spoke too soon. Giant updated it page to showcase the Reign. Found a YouTube review. FLOW has a pretty good review which touched in my questions. Sounds like Giant decided to go with less travel to make it a better pedal bike then just a down hill sled.

    Iím pretty stoked! I had the original 05 Reign and loved it

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    Very interested in checking one of these out, I currently have a large Reign 2 and being 6'2" I always felt it was a little too small, I was sold on my next bike being an XL.

    But the numbers (Head tube, reach, wheelbase, stack etc) on this new Reign 29er in large are MUCH larger than the 27.5 Reign, and the XL might be HUGE! haha.
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    Reign 29 now on the Giant Australia website.

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/reign29

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimusprime View Post
    Wow, I own an XL trance 29 and I'd be a solid L reign 29. Initial looks at geo look solid. It's definitely going to be a plow sled, but that's always been the reign's deal anyway. Pretty awesome park, gnar and race bike.
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    I was actually talking to one of the guys at my LBS about this yesterday. I told him I felt like the XL Trance was still a little tight, and that I hoped the XL Reign was longer. I'm thinking about putting a 20mm longer stem on my trance 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    I thought there would have been a bigger roll out. Only found one YouTube video so far. I donít even see the bike in Giants webpage. The Trance 29 had a lot of fanfare when it was released.

    Iím really interested in how it climbs. If you can ride this bike on all day epics. Or is just a down hill bike that will get you to the top okay. I really hope it rides like the Trance 27.5

    Edit: I spoke too soon. Giant updated it page to showcase the Reign. Found a YouTube review. FLOW has a pretty good review which touched in my questions. Sounds like Giant decided to go with less travel to make it a better pedal bike then just a down hill sled.

    Iím pretty stoked! I had the original 05 Reign and loved it
    Looks much more progressive than the last generation of Reign. With the seat tube almost 4 degrees steeper than the old 27.5 rendition I would think your seated power position would be a lot more efficient for climbing. It does have a 65 head angle which is pretty slack up hill but still a much better position for climbing I'd think

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    I like what they done wth the bike (except for the L being too long). Iwould buy this frame only though:

    Manitou Mara and Mezzer for supension
    Formula Cura 4 brakes
    Revive dropper
    Some decend 30mm alloy wheels


    On the other hand my Trance 27.5 is a much better bike than I'm a rider, so I'll stick with it.

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    Giant's frame only options are hard to beat for price.

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    Iím looking at the AL since this will be my second bike and only used 20% of the time. I doubt I can get my CFO to authorize a second 5k bike.

    Plan is to the swap the giant wheels to a set of Stans Flows I have and prob upgrade from NX to GX.

    I am familiar with Fox products. Not so much with RS. How is the RS stuff that is specd on the AL bike? What would be the equivalent to the Yari RC and RS Deluxe select + in the Fox line up?

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    Probably DPS shock and Ryt series fork equivalent

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    Probably DPS shock and Rhythm series fork equivalent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaindrew94 View Post
    Probably DPS shock and Rhythm series fork equivalent
    Thanks. That helps

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    Have they started showing up in LBSí yet? My shop placed an order they day before the release

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo View Post
    Have they started showing up in LBSí yet? My shop placed an order they day before the release
    I have confirmation that the advance pro 1 will arrive in shops week 41 and the sx will arrive week 44 in British columbia.

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