GIANT Releases the Best E-Bike on the Downhill Mountain Bike Market! The REIGN E+!
Introducing the all new Reign E+. Longer travel, longer rides, more fun. The premium full-suspension enduro bike from Giant, the Reign E+ is hitting the U.S. market hard with an enduro inspired design boasting 170mm travel up front and 160mm in the rear. Full 360 percent tunable pedal assist gives the rider full control to conquer the steeps, tackle the technical climbs, and enjoy rowdy descents with confidence and in style.This bike comes in three different specifications, starting with the highest spec being the Reign E+ 0, then the 1, then the 2. For the purpose of this article we will focus on the specs of the Reign E+ 0.
Comprised of lightweight, yet extremely tough ALUXX SL aluminum, GIANT brings this enduro masterpiece together with Fox Float suspension front and rear, a SRAM XO1 Eagle eTap AXS drivetrain (wireless), and plush SRAM Code R brakes. The RideControl One controls are at your fingertips and allow for customization of the pedal assist and five different levels of power input.
This premium full-suspension enduro bike with Hybrid Cycling Technology delivers true all-mountain action and fun that never has to end. Engineered with 160mm of Maestro suspension and high-performance SyncDrive Pro motor technology, it gives you 360 percent tunable pedal assistance so you can conquer steep, technical climbs and enjoy rowdy descents with confidence and control. The lightweight yet super strong ALUXX SL aluminum frame is seamlessly integrated with the updated EnergyPak 500 battery for long-distance trail riding adventures. Connectivity is guaranteed with Giant’s E-bike App, which offers navigation, health and fitness functionalities. And the RideControl ONE gives this trail performer integrated, user-friendly button controls that are simple to use and out of the way.
Kitted out with GIANT's trail proven SynchDrive Pro powered by Yamaha in combination with the EnergyPak Smart 500 battery, the Reign E+ is ready for long rides and has the power to get you through tough terrain. The EnergyPak Smart 500 battery meets the EN5064 quality standard and provide a higher safety rating compared to many other models on today's market. GIANT improved the design by utilizing honeycomb structure within the alloy casing; improving heat distribution and increasing the longevity of the battery at optimal power. This will make a huge difference when pushing the bike to it's limits, especially when dealing with the elements such as extreme heat. Paired with the EnergyPak 6A Fast Charger the Reign E+ can be charged to 80% in under one hour! Also new for 2020 GIANT has released the EnergyPak Plus 250 range extender. This smaller 250Wh external battery pack pairs with the existing EnergyPak Smart 500. Utilizing the bottle cage area this extra battery pack, boosting your battery to 750Wh while only adding 2.5kg of weight.
Recently, Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider Josh Carlson has spent time riding Giant E-bikes, incorporating them into a training routine. “It just brings the fun back,” Carlson said. “My whole goal is to get more descending time in and less pedaling. Compared to my Reign Advanced race bike, the frame geometry and suspension on the E-bike version are pretty similar. You get to go twice as fast up climbs, so I can easily do more laps in a day’s training.”
Carlson’s experience on Giant E-bikes, and his feedback throughout the two-year development process of the Reign E+ Pro, has offered valuable insight into the design of the new platform.
The 2020 Reign E+ Pro range consists of three models:
The Reign E+ Pro 0 with the cutting-edge SRAM XO wireless shifting.
Reign E+ Pro 1
Reign E+ Pro 2.
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