Last week Bicycling Magazine announced its 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards at the Sea Otter Classic cycling festival in Monterey, California, and the Reign Advanced trail bike was one of four Giant bikes to take home the prize.
Developed to meet the demands of Giant pro enduro racers, the Reign Advanced, with its lightweight composite frame and 160mm of smooth Maestro travel, impressed the test staff at Bicycling with its speed, control and versatility on the most aggressive trails.
“Let off the brakes and this mammoth rumbles down anything, but at just 27 pounds, it’s surprisingly pleasant to pedal back up, especially on gradual trails or dirt roads,” wrote Bicycling editors.
The Bicycling Editors’ Choice Awards, given out annually, represent the highest honor for Bicycling, the world’s largest cycling magazine. This year the testing staff started with more than 100 nominations, and the Reign Advanced was one of just 20 mountain bikes from all categories and price points to make the final cut and win an award.
For more, check out the 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards at Bicycling.com.