When EUROBIKE 2017 opens its doors next week, all eyes will be on Friedrichshafen. However, many brands have turned their backs on the world’s biggest bike show, relying instead on their own presentations and in-house exhibitions. So here are the most important trail and enduro bikes of the coming season, which you will NOT see at EUROBIKE.
The previous Giant Reign was an extremely powerful shredding machine, to begin with, and the new one promises to build on that. The Reach in size L increases by 15 mm to a whopping 473 mm, but the already slack 65° headtube angle remains unchanged. With Boost axles and Trunnion mount shocks, the Reign is bang up to date by current standards. Giant reduced the leverage ratio of the rear linkage, meaning that the new Reign can be ridden with less psi in the damper – or lighter springs for the two models with coil dampers.
The reworked rear triangle allows for deeper insertion of the seat post, which is great news for those riders that like long-stroke dropper posts. And while a few manufacturers are hedging their bets on bikes shorter offset forks, Giant is going the other way with 46 mm of offset instead of the usual 42mm – supposed to make the bike feel more agile despite the slack head angle. ENDURO Issue #029 will include an in depth review the Giant Reign SX.
For more information head to giant-bicycles.com