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Bike Check: Noah Rubuliak’s custom national champs Giant Reign

Fresh Paints of Whistler creates a stunning maple leaf theme for the Kelowna rider

Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 Noah Rubuliak Photo by: Jump Into Frame / Giant

It’s not every day you win a national championship title so, when Noah Rubuliak rode/swam his way to a win at under-21 enduro champs in Whistler last fall, Giant Canada decided to recognize his achievement with a custom painted frame.

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And after what Rubuliak went through to win in Whistler, a bit of extra recognition is deserved. While every national title is hard earned, some are more of a slog. A very late fall race in Canada’s iconic mountain town made for borderline biblical conditions. Snow turned to rain, then kept falling in heavy volumes. The course turned into a lake in some places, soaking riders as the pedalled and sprinted around Whistler valley.

Rubuliak thrived in the harsh conditions, earning the multi-discipline racer the u21 Canadian Enduro Champion title for 2021.

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Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29 Noah Rubuliak
Rubuliak is looking comfortable on the new Reign, and in his national champs sleeve. Photo: Jump Into Frame

The Kelowna rider will fly into 2022 on a custom painted Giant Reign Advanced Pro 29. Giant Canada commissioned Fresh Paints of Whistler to bring the custom frame to life, with design work from Niko Roskams. It mixes the maple leaf with Giant Canada Off-Road Team’s jersey design for a sharp design. Metallic pearl white and candy apple red will surely make this one-off frame stand out at the races this summer.

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Frame: Giant Reign Advanced Pro size Large
Wheels: We Are One Union/Strife 29 laced to Industry 9 Hydra hubs
Tires: Maxxis Assegai Front/Maxxis DHR II Rear
Fork: Fox Factory 38 – 170mm
Shock: Fox Factory DHX2 w/ Fox SLS 500lbs spring
Seatpost: Fox Performance Elite – 200mm
Bars: Race Face SixC 35 – 760mm
Stem: Race Face Turbine 35 stem – 32mm
Drivetrain: Shimano XTR 12 speed
Brakes: Shimano XTR 4 piston w/ SRAM HS2 rotors – 200mm
Pedals: Shimano Saint
Chainguide: MRP AMG Carbon
Grips: ODI Elite Pro

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