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    2011 Giant Reign chain guide

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    Just picked up Giant Reign 2. I'm looking for any chain guide/tensioner options since there's no tabs for one on this bike. Links to website that sell guides that work for this bike would be great

    Thanks!

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    double or single ring?

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    Triple currently but planning to run double

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    nothing for a double. only if you run single.

    the new xtr high tension derailleur should help
    The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55 View Post
    nothing for a double. only if you run single.

    the new xtr high tension derailleur should help
    Bummer. Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55 View Post
    nothing for a double. only if you run single.

    the new xtr high tension derailleur should help

    not true, you could try a backspire stinger or e13 hiem guide to tension the chain and help prevent drops. pretty much every major guide company will make something that will get the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    not true, you could try a backspire stinger or e13 hiem guide to tension the chain and help prevent drops. pretty much every major guide company will make something that will get the job done.
    I haven't found a stinger that mounts with clamps for the downtube only with ISCG tabs which this frame doesn't have. I checked out the e13 site and saw the hiem2. I'm a bit confused how these mount

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    So far the only thing I've found only works with a 1 by set up. Like the XCX-ST from e13 (can't post links yet since I don't have 10 posts)

    Pretty disapointing but seems to be my only option

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    why are you looking to mount on your seat tube? get a bb mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    why are you looking to mount on your seat tube? get a bb mount.
    I was wondering the same thing.
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    Press fit bb...grrrrrr

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    I have a Giant Reign 2 2011 & have converted to double lost the 44 large ring & replaced with Gamut 36'' bash, I have a XO rear d & i have never dropped the chain in five months of riding all mountain ...jumps drops. Chain guide not always required<
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkins View Post
    Press fit bb...grrrrrr
    ahhh, i see. in that case i beleive your limited to a 1x system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb2011 View Post
    I have a Giant Reign 2 2011 & have converted to double lost the 44 large ring & replaced with Gamut 36'' bash, I have a XO rear d & i have never dropped the chain in five months of riding all mountain ...jumps drops. Chain guide not always required<
    Maybe I will try this route. I'd like to keep the granny ring if possible.

    Thanks for the replies

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    http://www.bikebling.com/Blackspire-...-tensioner.htm

    with one of these perhaps:
    http://www.bikebling.com/Blackspire-...-bashguard.htm

    Though apparently with a press fit bb youŽll have issues.

    Can anyone explain why is that? and what happens if you change the press fit BB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cesalec View Post
    http://www.bikebling.com/Blackspire-...-tensioner.htm

    with one of these perhaps:
    http://www.bikebling.com/Blackspire-...-bashguard.htm

    Though apparently with a press fit bb youŽll have issues.

    Can anyone explain why is that? and what happens if you change the press fit BB?

    i have gone through this and i'm still looking for a permanent fix. our bikes are not set up with ISCG tabs and with the press fit BB it does not offer enough clamp pressure to hold a chain guide with the ISCG adapter plate. for some press fit BBs you can get adapter cups to change it to a threaded BB but unfortunately not for ours yet. so far i have gone to a 1x9 w/ ethirteen 34t, raceface bash, shortened chain, and fixed the front derailleur all the way out to act as a make shift guide for the top. when i hit rocky downhill sections my chain still comes off.
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    i just picked up a new 08 reign and im running a mrp g2 mini i had as a spare but you could also run an e-13 setup using a BB apator mount. but mine isnt for all mountain using it as a slope/dj and some am. running only 3 gears in the rear though using spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eride1 View Post
    i just picked up a new 08 reign and im running a mrp g2 mini i had as a spare but you could also run an e-13 setup using a BB apator mount. but mine isnt for all mountain using it as a slope/dj and some am. running only 3 gears in the rear though using spacers.
    You can't do this on the bb with the 2011 reign because of it being press fit. and as far as I know there is no bb adapter For this specific bb to switch over to a threaded bb. if it were abb30 we would have no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eride1 View Post
    i just picked up a new 08 reign and im running a mrp g2 mini i had as a spare but you could also run an e-13 setup using a BB apator mount. but mine isnt for all mountain using it as a slope/dj and some am. running only 3 gears in the rear though using spacers.
    your mrp g2 mini can you BB mount it??? if yes I might order one for my self! =)

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    I'm running a 2x9 setup with a 24,36,Bash on the front and a medium cage on the rear with just enough chain to barely clear a bottom out in both the big rings.

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    I got this from chain reaction cycles... Brand-X Chain Tensioner | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    the mount comes from this cant clamp on the Reign, so I have DIY the upper part myself, so far the chain never drop again.

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    does that only work for single ring setups?
    The mountains are calling and I must go

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    I think it may just fit single ring.

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