Giant Reign E+ is the Giant’s big travel e-MTB for 2020

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The big bike of the Giant range becomes electrified for 2020 with the release of the new Giant Reign E+ e-MTB.

Last week saw the launch of the new Giant Reign, not today it’s the release of the Giant Reign E+, the motorised version of the 160mm travel Reign enduro bike.

UPDATE: now updated with specifications and UK pricing details. Info below.

Giant’s Reign uses its Maestro suspension platform for 160mm of active travel regardless of uphill or downhill riding, but in on the Reign E+ you have a Yamaha motor to help you with the ups.

giant reign E+
Big travel 160mm Reign eBike.

The motor system is an updated version of the SyncDrive Pro motor with 80Nm of power on tap that uses a 6 sensor Smart Assist technology which ensures natural and progressive power transfer. Running the new motor is an EnergyPak 500 battery with 500Wh of capacity. While this isn’t as much as other brands the system does support fast charging and just 60min of charging is enough to charge the battery to 80%.

Giant has retained an ALUXX SL frame for the Reign, and when you look at the bike it’s impressive to see that they’ve made a 160mm travel e-MTB look like a regular bike despite the large motor and internal battery.

Reign E+ 0 Pro Specifications

Giant Reign E+ 0 Pro
Giant Reign E+ 0 Pro
  • Frame // ALUXX SL-grade aluminium 160mm travel.
  • Shock // Fox X2 Factory EVOL.
  • Fork // Fox 36 Factory 27.5+ 170mm.
  • Motor // Giant SyncDrive Pro 80Nm powered by Yamaha.
  • Battery //Giant EnergyPak Smart 500Wh.
  • Drivetrain // SRAM X01 AXS wireless 1 x 12.
  • Brakes // SRAM Code R 220mm front rotor, 200mm rear rotor.
  • Wheels // Giant E-TRX 30mm wide rims, Giant E-TRX hubs.
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minnion 27.5 x 2.6 front, Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.6 rear.
  • Handlebar // Giant Contact SL 35mm Trail.
  • Stem // Giant Contact SL 35.
  • Dropper post // SRAM Reverb AXS Wireless.
  • Sizes // S,M,L,XL.
  • Price // £6,999.

Reign E+ 1 Pro Specifications

Reign E+ 1 Pro
Giant Reign E+ 1 Pro.
  • Frame // ALUXX SL-grade aluminium 160mm travel.
  • Shock // Fox X2 Performance EVOL.
  • Fork // Fox 36 Performance 27.5+ 170mm.
  • Motor // Giant SyncDrive Pro 80Nm powered by Yamaha.
  • Battery //Giant EnergyPak Smart 500Wh.
  • Drivetrain // Shimano XT 1 x 12.
  • Brakes // Shimano XT 4 pot 220mm 203mm rotors.
  • Wheels // Giant E-TR1 30mm wide rims, Giant E-TR1 hubs.
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minnion 27.5 x 2.6 front, Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.6 rear.
  • Handlebar // Giant Contact SL 35mm Trail.
  • Stem // Giant Contact SL 35.
  • Dropper post // Giant Contact Switch.
  • Sizes // S,M,L,XL.
  • Price // £4,999.

Reign E+ 2 Pro Specifications

Giant Reign E+ 2 Pro
Giant Reign E+ 2 Pro.
  • Frame // ALUXX SL-grade aluminium 160mm travel.
  • Shock // Fox X2 Performance EVOL.
  • Fork // Fox 36 Rhythm 27.5+ 170mm.
  • Motor // Giant SyncDrive Pro 80Nm powered by Yamaha.
  • Battery //Giant EnergyPak Smart 500Wh.
  • Drivetrain // SRAM GX Eagle 1 x 12.
  • Brakes // SRAM Guide RE 4 Pot 200mm rotors.
  • Wheels // Giant AM 35mm wide rims, Giant e-Tracker hubs.
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minnion 27.5 x 2.6 front, Maxxis High Roller II 27.5 x 2.6 rear.
  • Handlebar // Giant Contact SL 35mm Trail.
  • Stem // Giant Contact SL 35.
  • Dropper post // Giant Contact Switch.
  • Sizes // S,M,L,XL.
  • Price // £4,499.

For more details visit the Giant website.

Comments (6)

    Actually, yep.

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload/showcases//2017/E-Bike_Launch_Kit_FINAL.pdf

    For performance-minded riders, this motor offers 80Nm of powerful support up to 120 max rpm in the two upper support modes (Active, Sport, Power).

    Ten seconds’ worth of checking…

    Actually, nope. From the same page:

    80Nm of motor torque

    Nm being a measure of torque, not power…

    How long will it take to bash that motor belly flat? Do they not think of such things?

    The more you ride this, the more YOUR belly will hang down. As for Giant, I gotta believe they put a very thick plastic slider on the belly made from the same stuff motorcycle skid plates are made from. The plastic will slide nicer over rock than metal and the extra weight of a thick skid plate don’t matter ’cause it’s a MOTOR is carrying the blossoming rider and vehicle weight.

    “80Nm of power on tap” nope was my first thought too!

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