At the Sea Otter Classic, Pinkbike got an exclusive sneak peek of a 2010 generation II prototype Giant Reign X. Giant’s goal when re-designing the Reign X was to reduce the overall weight of the bike and try to come up with a sub 30 lbs complete package.I wasn’t able to get any specifics about geometry since the bike will most likely undergo a few minor changes before going to production later this year, but for the most part final bike will look pretty close to this prototype. This was the personal bike of Kevin D., product manager at Giant. The bike pictured here is a size small and is under 30lbs (wasn't able to get the exact weight)
So without future ado I bring you the 2010 Giant Reign X.2010 generation II prototype Giant Reign X6.5 inches of Maestro TravelRear Thru axle. 135mm Rear hub spacingNew links and bearing dust caps. No more penetrated downtube.RockShox Maxle LiteCable routing through stays and ISCG tabsCheck out the staysIntegrated Tapered headtube. 1.5 to t 1/8New lower link with more front derailleur clearanceAndrew Juskaitis, Global Product Marketing Manager at GiantYou know you want one. Available later this year
Andrew runs through the features of the new bike. I didn't have my mic, so you'll have to turn the volume up a notch. Sorry!
For more info visit www.giantbicycle.com
But seriously, it's bloody nice!!
Im still not liking the sub 30lbs tag on a 6.7" freeride bike though.
Im just pumped that they dropped so much off the weight of the frame and it comes with a maxle rear end, That is one huge thing I miss from my Reign X0. Well when I switch frames mid-season my bike will be dropped below 30 pounds too..sick!
Reigh x series is sweet, looks like good geo and standover clearance. Wonder what a medium or a 17" frame looks like or if they're going to use the seatpost on all of their frames?
I do not understand where some people come from when they say: "The tubes should be straight.",and "I like the old style better." people need to get used to bikes with curves.
Curves look good! That is why giant, a multi-million dollar cooperation, is not limiting their whole product line to straight tubed bikes!
the down tube doesn't look so bad, the head tube i think looks better than the current model, and the shock is certainly more accessible (though i never touch mine). my main point of concern would be the seat tube. although it may differ in larger sized bikes, the seat tube here looks essentially interrupted. the reign x already has a very low standover, which is great in techy sections, but as someone who slams the seat all the way down for some trails and still pedals up a couple others, i would have a couple of concerns. and no i would never use that seatpost and i dislike telescoping posts.
fwiw, i've never had a problem with the front derailleur clearance on mine (mine has the atlas chainguide too), but rarely use the small ring (thats what she said).
Seat tube looks a little short. I thought a sub-30 bike should be a goat and this prototype looks like it is primarily designed ridden on the down. Looks like a lot stress is put on the seatpost when the rider is hammering, especially when the post is a dropper.
Stays look awesome! They look strong and clean. I guess, however, only time will tell.
I know it is just a prototype but there are enough zip ties on this thing to hold together OJ's alibi. If you are going to show off the through-stay routing make it look nice. Lack of gussets makes me wonder just how close this pig is to production.
for losing weight？
i much prefer the current design
hey Giant, what gives?