Bike Check: Damien Desbrosses’ Giant Reign
Bike check of the Giant Reign ridden by Damien Desbrosses for the Mountain Of Hell and the Megavalanche 2022.
The bike is pretty much all stock, from a Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 1 2022 base. Here are the details:
Fork: Fox 38 Factory Live Valve – 170mm
Shox: Fox Factory Live Valve – 146mm
Wheels : Giant TRX 2
Crankset: TruVativ Descendent – 32 chainring
Derailleur: Sram GX Eagle – 12 speed
Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 Eagle – 10-52
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet Enduro
The choice of tires is critical in this kind of race. Model, constructions, size, everything is important.
For 2022, Damien is riding:
- a Schwalbe Magic Mary in 2.40, super DH and extra soft compound at the front; for maximum grip and very good resistance to punctures.
- a Schwalbe Hans Dampf, in 2.35, Super Gravity and soft compound at the rear; to gain some pedaling performance!
Both tires are tubeless, without inserts.