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2023 Large Reign Provides Three Geometries & Mullet Compatibility


Large has launched the long-awaited 2023 Reign, a 160mm journey enduro bike with a totally trendy geometry that’s meaningfully adjustable, with 29″ or 27.5″ rear wheel compatibility as well.

On the Reign Superior Professional Carbon fashions and Reign Aluminum fashions, 160mm of rear wheel journey is paired with a 170mm fork. There’s additionally one thing for the freeride contingent; the Large Reign SX will get a bolstered aluminum tubeset for a 190mm journey dual-crown fork and an extended stroke shock that enhances rear wheel journey to 165mm.

Earlier this season, we noticed the Reign Alloy prototypes of Youn Deniaud and Mckay Vezina on the Large Manufacturing facility Off-Highway Workforce Pits. Certainly, the 2 EWS Professionals performed a giant function within the improvement of the brand new bikes launched right now, with Youn Deniaud taking fifth on the remaining spherical in Loudenvielle. Let’s take a more in-depth have a look at these demonstrably succesful enduro bikes.

2023 Large Reign

2023 giant reign advanced pro 1 carbon enduro mtb

The 2023 Large Reign Superior Professional 1

The 2023 Large Reign is a wholly new beast, boasting a further 14mm of rear wheel journey over its predecessor, a three-position flip-chip for geometry adjustment and a storage cavity within the downtube. Each the Superior Professional Carbon fashions and the Reign Alloy fashions profit from these top-tier body particulars.

  • Bike: 2023 Large Reign
  • Intention: Enduro Racing
  • Fork Journey: 170mm
  • Rear Wheel Journey: 160mm
  • Wheel Dimension: 29″ or 29″/27.5″
  • Body Materials: Carbon or ALUXX SL Aluminum
  • Beginning Worth: $3,600 USD
2023 giant reign advanced pro maestro suspension twin-link co-rotate clockwise

Large says the Reign’s suspension platform now has improved plushness off the highest whereas sustaining good mid-stroke assist and end-stroke ramp. The Trunnion mount shock can also be stated to supply a decrease leverage ratio for elevated pedaling effectivity.

The Reign retains its use of Maestro suspension, a twin-link platform whereby two quick hyperlinks co-rotate in a clockwise style because the bike is pushed by way of its rear wheel journey. On the Superior Professional Carbon fashions, the rocker hyperlink that drives the shock is made utilizing Large’s Superior Solid Composite high-pressure molding course of, including stiffness and serving to to maintain weight low. The brand new Reign is claimed to have a 39% stiffer rear-end as in comparison with its predecessor on account of that and the Superior Composite that includes the entrance and rear triangle.

youn deniaud racing ews aboard prototype 2023 giant reign advanced pro canazei dolomites

Large Manufacturing facility Off-Highway Workforce member Youn Deniaud racing a 2023 Large Reign prototype within the Dolomites

“We spent greater than a yr getting the whole lot excellent with the brand new Reign,” stated Youn Deniaud. “I bought increasingly more snug with it all through the season and had my finest outcomes later within the yr. I believe lots of that has to do with the bike, which is de facto serving to me push new limits.”

2023 giant reign advanced pro frame storage cavity

A welcome addition for workforce riders (and potential prospects) is the storage compartment situated contained in the downtube, accessible through a hatch on the highest facet. The cavity will assist out these craving for a packless setup, providing up area for an innertube and different necessities for path facet repairs. 

So, what’s (are) the brand new geometry (geometries)? 

2023 giant reign advanced pro 2 carbon enduro bike

The 2023 Large Reign Superior Professional 2

As you may think, the 2023 Reign is longer, decrease and slacker than its predecessor, in keeping with its elevated journey numbers set to make this an altogether extra succesful mountain bike. Because of the three-position flip-chip and mullet compatibility, Large has served up one of the advanced geometry charts we’ve seen this yr. There are 4 body sizes; S, M, L and XL, and Large has taken the time to record the three potential geometries for every, in addition to the alternate attain, backside bracket drop, head and seat tube angles that may come up from use of a 27.5″ rear wheel. A lot to pore over!

2023 giant reign advanced pro 3 position flip chip low mid high geometry adjustment

To simplify: the flip-chip on the seatstay-rocker interface permits for adjustment of the Reign’s BB top in 5mm increments. That offers three potential BB drops of 35mm, 30mm and 25mm, with corresponding seat tube angles of 78.3°, 78.7° and 79°, and corresponding head tube angles of 63.5°, 63.9° and 64.2°. These numbers pertain to the Reign in its inventory configuration with a whole 29″ wheelset.

Referring to the Mid place solely, the Reign boasts a attain of 430mm, 460mm, 480mm and 510mm in Sizes S, M, L and XL. Switching to the Low or Excessive place reduces or will increase the attain by 4mm, respectively. Seat tubes are quick(ish), permitting for the fitment of lengthy journey dropper seat posts. The Superior Professional fashions are spec’d with adjustable journey TranzX seat posts; 120-150mm on the Small, 140-170mm on the Medium, and 170-200mm on the Giant and XL.

For 2023, the Reign will get longer chainstays, a change they are saying was obligatory to spice up the Maestro suspension to ship 160mm of rear wheel journey. The rear-center is constant throughout the dimensions vary at 445mm within the Low place, 443mm within the Mid place, and 442mm within the Low place.

2023 giant reign advanced pro geometry chart

Geometry of the 2023 Large Reign Superior Professional Enduro Bike

New for this mannequin yr is mullet-compatibility; all sizes of the 2023 Large Reign can take both a 29″ or 27.5″ rear wheel, although all bikes are shipped with the previous. Large tells us that riders preferring a 27.5″ will most definitely select to run the bike within the Excessive or Mid flip-chip positions, whereas these preferring a whole 29″ wheelset will profit most from the Mid and Low positions. That stated, there may be nothing stopping you from operating the Reign in 29er or mullet mode in any of the three flip-chip positions.

2023 giant reign sx alloy bike park freeride dh mullet 190mm fork 165mm rear

 All 2023 Large Reign fashions get a complete downtube protector

The Large Reign SX, clearly meant for Bike Park laps, is bought as a mixed-wheel bike solely, not really helpful to be used with a whole 29″ wheelset. This one will get a 190mm dual-crown Fox 40 fork with the GRIP Damper and a 205mm x 65mm Fox DHX2 Efficiency Elite shock that delivers 165mm of rear wheel journey. Large’s geometry chart for the Reign SX signifies it ought to be used within the Mid and Excessive positions solely. It’s also solely obtainable in Sizes M, L and XL.

2023 giant reign sx geometry

Geometry of the 2023 Large Reign SX Park Bike

Pricing & Availability

Within the US, solely the 2023 Large Reign Superior Professional 1, Reign 2 and Reign SX fashions will probably be obtainable initially, with the range-topping Superior Professional 0 mannequin dropping in March 2023.

2023 giant reign advanced pro 1 carbon enduro mtb

The Superior professional 1 retails at $6,800 USD. It comes with a Gloss Black Diamond/Matte Carbon end and boasts a Fox 38 Efficiency Elite Fork with the GRIP2 Damper and a Fox Float X2 Efficiency Elite Shock. It rolls on Large’s personal TRX 2 Wheelset with Carbon Rims fitted with a Maxxis Assegai EXO+ and Maxxis Minion DHR II DD pairing. Different spotlight elements embody a SRAM GX Eagle 12-Velocity Drivetrain and Shimano SLX 4-Piston brakes.

For full data on specs and pricing, head to the Large web site.

Mannequin $ (USD) $ (CAD) £ GBP Germany (€)
Reign Superior Professional 0 March, 2023 March, 2023 March, 2023 March, 2023
Reign Superior Professional 1 6,800 7,999 6,599 6,999
Reign Superior Professional 2 N/A 5,699 4,699 5,299
Reign 1 N/A N/A 3,999 4,499
Reign 2 $3,600 4,299 3,499 3,599
Reign SX 4,600 4,899 4,699 4,699

The 2023 Large Reign can also be obtainable in Australia.




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