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    2008 Reign X bikes! SICK!

    There's a X0 X1 X2 this year.

    X2 looks to have a Roco and 55 fork. Soooooo sick!
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    Good to see the frame hasn't gone the way of the 08 Trance. Wonder why the X0 doesn't get a chainguide?

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    wow those look sweet

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    It SHALL be MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MY PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Actually, it won't be mine, but it's fun to pretend.

    Oh, and is there a thread/website that explains why the trance no longer uses the pierced downtube aspect of Maestro suspension?

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    yeah i'd like to know why the pierced downtube isn't on that trance x. i thought of it kind of as giant's "signature." i was hoping to see a roco air and 55 sl or something on there. i'm still debating between this and the Bullit. gotta think hard about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Good to see the frame hasn't gone the way of the 08 Trance. Wonder why the X0 doesn't get a chainguide?
    Cause it's the lightweight model.

    I personally never drop the chain myself, even when Freeriding. It's all about a good chain length and gear selection. If I got an X1 or 2 I would take it off for more efficiency and less weight.

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    yeah, when you are in a good gear combo, it's pretty hard to drop the chain. it'll happen every once in a while, though. a kid i ride with sometimes can't figure out why he drops the chain on every jump and i keep telling him it's 'cause he's in a 1st and 9th gear combo (the two smallest cogs).

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    Sickness indeed
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    New XO

    Just got back from my LBS where I put in my order for an 2008 XO. Hope it comes quickly!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbalderrama
    Just got back from my LBS where I put in my order for an 2008 XO. Hope it comes quickly!!!!
    How much was it?

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    i really like those bikes. It might cure my SX gas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    How much was it?
    MSRP is $3600.

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    is there a difference in the frame between the 07 and 08s?

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    doesn't appear to be so.

    p.s. anyone know if they will continue to sell the frame only? if so, what will the price and shock be? oh and what's the msrp for each of these bikes? i also saw on the Pinkbike forums that they changed the Reign. anyone have any news on that?

    i just saw Bicycling's video review of the Reign X0. talk about ambiguity. "not built for anything super rough." "not made to be a whistler bike." "good for little bumps and jumps." "good for soaking up everything in its way." "great hard-core bike." "perfect for the person who shuttles all day with lots of elevation."

    i'm looking to buy a new bike in about 4 months. the main thing i like about the reign x is the suspension design and its weight. but the bullit is pure beef and i know i wouldn't be able to make it die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    doesn't appear to be so.

    p.s. anyone know if they will continue to sell the frame only? if so, what will the price and shock be? oh and what's the msrp for each of these bikes? i also saw on the Pinkbike forums that they changed the Reign. anyone have any news on that?

    i just saw Bicycling's video review of the Reign X0. talk about ambiguity. "not built for anything super rough." "not made to be a whistler bike." "good for little bumps and jumps." "good for soaking up everything in its way." "great hard-core bike." "perfect for the person who shuttles all day with lots of elevation."

    i'm looking to buy a new bike in about 4 months. the main thing i like about the reign x is the suspension design and its weight. but the bullit is pure beef and i know i wouldn't be able to make it die.
    That's true for ANY air shock bike. Not good for hardcore use.

    If you get one with the coils, they can be beaten around and love it.

    These bikes are in the exact same class as the SXT bikes, which hold up just fine to punishment.

    The new Bullits look cool, but I doubt they're as sitff, have as low of COG, pedal as well, or brake as well either.

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    yeah, the bullit has sheer strength, but the reign will brake better, the rear end is probably stiffer, and it just seems like an all-around stiffer bike. and i would set it up with coil suspension. the guy's claims at the end of the review seemed to contradict his initial claims though. he was saying "no big drops" (understandable, it's air suspension), "not ideal for whistler," but then went on to "great for shuttled mountains," and "great hardcore bike." but anyways, i was leaning toward the bullit before, but now i'm leaning toward this bike. i really want to see one in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy
    is there a difference in the frame between the 07 and 08s?
    The components are different (xo has the fox 36 RC2 with the new quick release 20 mm through axle). Also, The new Reign frame was made 700-800 gms lighter with a 22% increase in stiffness. I assume that similar modifications were made on the Reign x but I am not sure.

    Giant is selling the frame alone. It comes with the DHX 3 coil shock only. I think they are selling it for $1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    yeah, the bullit has sheer strength, but the reign will brake better, the rear end is probably stiffer, and it just seems like an all-around stiffer bike. and i would set it up with coil suspension. the guy's claims at the end of the review seemed to contradict his initial claims though. he was saying "no big drops" (understandable, it's air suspension), "not ideal for whistler," but then went on to "great for shuttled mountains," and "great hardcore bike." but anyways, i was leaning toward the bullit before, but now i'm leaning toward this bike. i really want to see one in person.
    If it's a 2008 Bullit, you also have to consider people have been having issues with the massive bulging pivot coming in contact with their gear.

    Regardless, the Bullit is one sweet looking babe this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbalderrama
    The new Reign frame was made 700-800 gms lighter with a 22% increase in stiffness. I assume that similar modifications were made on the Reign x but I am not sure.
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    Actually, the article below shows the Reign X frame was not modified like the reign.

    http://bikemag.com/features/onlineex...-2008-release/

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    aw piss, i like the pierced down tube. those bikes kinda look like iron horses now.

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    sweeeet!

    Quote Originally Posted by dbalderrama
    The components are different (xo has the fox 36 RC2 with the new quick release 20 mm through axle). Also, The new Reign frame was made 700-800 gms lighter with a 22% increase in stiffness. I assume that similar modifications were made on the Reign x but I am not sure.

    Giant is selling the frame alone. It comes with the DHX 3 coil shock only. I think they are selling it for $1200.

    Wow, 7-800 grams? That should put the new frame weight of the Reign at under 7lbs correct? That has to be just about the lighest 6in rig out there.
    Anyone know when the 08's will be avaliable?

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    What are you people thinking (colour is a personal choice) http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1390472/

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    are you thinking about putting that color on reign? or getting that bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monohan
    Cause it's the lightweight model.

    I personally never drop the chain myself, even when Freeriding. It's all about a good chain length and gear selection. If I got an X1 or 2 I would take it off for more efficiency and less weight.
    Ok, but I find after a long rough downhill with no pedaling, often the chain is no longer in the cog it started, so I installed a Stinger on my X1 (no it didn't come with one). I like not being surprised when I do need to pedal.

    FYI the Stinger weighs ~80g, so compared to some other components, that's nothing. At least it's very acceptable to me. I'm upgrading some other heavy parts over time.

    Efficiency, maybe - I do notice some drag when backpedaling, but I'm not sure how much there is during normal pedaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    doesn't appear to be so.

    p.s. anyone know if they will continue to sell the frame only? if so, what will the price and shock be? oh and what's the msrp for each of these bikes? i also saw on the Pinkbike forums that they changed the Reign. anyone have any news on that?

    i just saw Bicycling's video review of the Reign X0. talk about ambiguity. "not built for anything super rough." "not made to be a whistler bike." "good for little bumps and jumps." "good for soaking up everything in its way." "great hard-core bike." "perfect for the person who shuttles all day with lots of elevation."

    i'm looking to buy a new bike in about 4 months. the main thing i like about the reign x is the suspension design and its weight. but the bullit is pure beef and i know i wouldn't be able to make it die.
    I'm convinced no one at Bicycling magazine (or "Mountain Bike Magazine") actually rides a mountain bike. Great road bike mag, but there product reviews are always just a little off. Say what you will about Mountain Bike Action, but at least they ride.

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    yeah, i've picked up a few issues of Bicycling and Mountain Bike and i don't think they entirely know what they are doing. i subscribe to MBA, but too many of their reviews just seem like they gush nothing but sucking up to the bike. maybe they are just super stoked about the bike. i have noticed that in some reviews they talk too much about the suspension technology and techno mumbo jumbo and don't have enough about how the bike rides, like in their Reign X review. and some of their stuff seems to be off too, like Giant's instant center tracking and Truvativ GXP bottom brackets working with Shimano hollowtech 2 cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    yeah, i've picked up a few issues of Bicycling and Mountain Bike and i don't think they entirely know what they are doing. i subscribe to MBA, but too many of their reviews just seem like they gush nothing but sucking up to the bike. maybe they are just super stoked about the bike. i have noticed that in some reviews they talk too much about the suspension technology and techno mumbo jumbo and don't have enough about how the bike rides, like in their Reign X review. and some of their stuff seems to be off too, like Giant's instant center tracking and Truvativ GXP bottom brackets working with Shimano hollowtech 2 cranks.
    Totally, I don't really read MBA, bicycling or Mountain bike.. Too much tech obsession, not enough riding. Dirt Rag's my mag of choice... and I'm thinking of subscribing to the Rivendell Reader (which is not very "All Mountain", in case you don't know!).

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    i have only flipped through a dirt rag in Mammoth, they are nowhere to be found in my town. same with bike magazine. we have Decline, and they are pretty good. they save the tech for their tech articles, ans the bike tests are actually bike tests.

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    Just wonder now who's gonna post the first ride report...:-)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    are you thinking about putting that color on reign? or getting that bike?
    Get the bike, I'm ok, i've got this one(with a few small changes)http://www.commencal.com/bike/mtb/index_en.htm
    Link doesn't work too well, click on 06 bikes, supreme6.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by softailteamrider
    Just wonder now who's gonna post the first ride report...:-)..
    Huh? The frame is unchanged from last year so what are you expecting?

    (In regard to the bullit comparison; the X will require more tending, esp the seatstay bearings, but I'd still rather ride an X ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbalderrama
    The components are different (xo has the fox 36 RC2 with the new quick release 20 mm through axle). Also, The new Reign frame was made 700-800 gms lighter with a 22% increase in stiffness. I assume that similar modifications were made on the Reign x but I am not sure.

    Giant is selling the frame alone. It comes with the DHX 3 coil shock only. I think they are selling it for $1200.

    oooo 1200 is not bad...
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    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Huh? The frame is unchanged from last year so what are you expecting?

    (In regard to the bullit comparison; the X will require more tending, esp the seatstay bearings, but I'd still rather ride an X ).
    i'm pretty good with maintenance.

    Quote Originally Posted by 545cu4in
    oooo 1200 is not bad...
    for '07 it was 1100. i hope it's still 1100 for '08. but still, 1200 ain't bad, compared to the ridiculous 2200 for the SXT. cheaper than a nomad or 6.6 too. i wish the X1 has an RC2 fork. then i'd buy it, swap the cranks for a Gravity Light and put my pro2/ds28 wheelset on their.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Huh? The frame is unchanged from last year so what are you expecting?

    (In regard to the bullit comparison; the X will require more tending, esp the seatstay bearings, but I'd still rather ride an X ).
    Yeah, I ride an '07 X1, what do you want to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Huh? The frame is unchanged from last year so what are you expecting?

    (In regard to the bullit comparison; the X will require more tending, esp the seatstay bearings, but I'd still rather ride an X ).

    You'll be surprised that different color will give you different ride impression... ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by softailteamrider
    You'll be surprised that different color will give you different ride impression... ..
    Yeah, my black bike absorbs all light and sound, as well as bumps...

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    Cool. Im in New Zealand and the bike hasnt been released here yet so this is the first time ive seen the bike. Looks good.

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