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    How's the DHX air workin out for those who have ridden it?

    Is lateral stiffness as good as previous years model?

    How hard is it to remove that neon sticker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    How hard is it to remove that neon sticker?
    No matter what you're stuck with the neon dropout

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    Giant Reign X under International Market lower specs!

    I am from the Philippines and I am very much interested with the 2010 Reign X frame but upon inquiring into my local bikeshop they told me that the specs offered under the international market are different from that offered in the US or in other part of the World, but TAKE NOTE they have the same price tag! why is that? under the US market the reign X is equipped with DHX 5.0 air, ISCG Tab and 12x135 Maxle compatible rear drop-out, under the INTERNATIONAL MARKET THE REIGN X IS ONLY EQUIPPED WITH DHX 4.0 AIR (big difference), NO MENTION OF ISCG TAB AND MAXLE COMPATIBLE REAR DROP OUT . are there any discrimination here? been looking for the email ad of Giant to email them directly of my sentiments but I cannot find one!!!! hope that someone here knows somebody in Giant to help us out.

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    Here's my 2010 Reign XO. Switching back to the stock Race Face Atlas cranks 170mm. I keep hitting rocks with the XT crankset 175mm.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiro Utsuri
    I am from the Philippines and I am very much interested with the 2010 Reign X frame but upon inquiring into my local bikeshop they told me that the specs offered under the international market are different from that offered in the US or in other part of the World, but TAKE NOTE they have the same price tag! why is that? under the US market the reign X is equipped with DHX 5.0 air, ISCG Tab and 12x135 Maxle compatible rear drop-out, under the INTERNATIONAL MARKET THE REIGN X IS ONLY EQUIPPED WITH DHX 4.0 AIR (big difference), NO MENTION OF ISCG TAB AND MAXLE COMPATIBLE REAR DROP OUT . are there any discrimination here? been looking for the email ad of Giant to email them directly of my sentiments but I cannot find one!!!! hope that someone here knows somebody in Giant to help us out.
    Giant do vary the spec on the same bike for different markets. Fortunately for us in NZ & AU we have historically done a little better than the North American market. This year they appear the same.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-NZ/...x0/6204/41004/

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    How much should I pay for a reign x frame in CA. ?

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    $1450

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    Hey Krispy, did you keep the rear disc routing along the top tube, or did you end up moving it to the down tube? I really don't feel like putting a new brake line on this thing if I don't have to. The top tube/seatstay routing looks okay as long as I coax it to bend upwards on compression.

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    Giant's Xx complete bikes use the TT for the front derailleur and (if equipped) height adjustable seatpost. The DT is the standard routing configuration for the brakeline.

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    I'm still running it under the top tube, if i get new brakes or need to change it at some point i will run it down the downtube but i haven't had problems with it under the top tube.
    Giant Reign Advanced 27.5/Rockshox Pike/Sram XX1
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    Just got it all built up. Thanks to krispy for getting me the headset race and axle so fast!


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    Sweet old Saint cranks!

    Are those trail bear tires? I rode those for a while.

    How tall are you? Might want to consider some lower bars for trail rides. To me at least, since the BB's low, the bars don't need to be too high.
    Giant Reign Advanced 27.5/Rockshox Pike/Sram XX1
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    Quote Originally Posted by krispy@go-ride.com
    Sweet old Saint cranks!

    Are those trail bear tires? I rode those for a while.

    How tall are you? Might want to consider some lower bars for trail rides. To me at least, since the BB's low, the bars don't need to be too high.
    Yeah, they are trail bears. I can't find them anywhere anymore. I am 5'10" and those are the bars swapped over from my old bike. Haven't had a chance to go on a ride yet so I'm sure I will still have a lot of tinkering to do.

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    If you're building a new 2010 Reign X and plan on using a front Shimano derailleur - you might want to double and triple check clearance when the bike is completely bottomed out. When I checked mine:
    1) the cage was not hitting the swingarm
    2) the cable fastening bolt was not making contact with the lower link

    BUT the clamp of my XTR front derailleur was slightly making contact with the lower link. it's very hard to spot but if you're like me and run a two ring setup - you'll most likely try to run your front derailleur as low as possible. I think the DW Link Turner 5-spot where having similar issues.

    after seeing what happened to Zangolin's bike HERE - I was pretty anal about making sure nothing made contact with my lower link.

    so I had to file some material off my front derailleur to make sure it cleared. you don't need to take that much off - all you need is a small file and a few minutes of filing. This is the part that needs close attention:


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    awareham83 - looks good!

    Acadian - I tried a new Shimano SLX dual ring specific front derailleur in the low-clamp model, and could not get it close to the 32 ring on a 22-32 set-up (hitting the linkage.)
    I'm going to try the same SLX derailleur in the high-clamp model. It should fit on the seat tube space wise, and get the cage real close to the 32 ring and bashguard.
    I don't have it yet, and will post if it works out.

    And as you saw in the thread you posted about, I don't really like the ISCG Stinger, not because of the Stinger, but as you found out, the ISCG tabs are not really clocked right on the frame.
    Anyone building up a frame, stick with BB mount guides

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    awareham83 - looks good!

    Acadian - I tried a new Shimano SLX dual ring specific front derailleur in the low-clamp model, and could not get it close to the 32 ring on a 22-32 set-up (hitting the linkage.)
    I'm going to try the same SLX derailleur in the high-clamp model. It should fit on the seat tube space wise, and get the cage real close to the 32 ring and bashguard.
    I don't have it yet, and will post if it works out.

    And as you saw in the thread you posted about, I don't really like the ISCG Stinger, not because of the Stinger, but as you found out, the ISCG tabs are not really clocked right on the frame.
    Anyone building up a frame, stick with BB mount guides
    yeah my derailleur sits a bit high, even with a 36T ring/bash. You can gibe the high clamp and try, but I'm 90% sure it will not work because of the bend in the seat tube. it will give the derailleur a weird angle. I tried that on my Reign and it didn't work.

  17. #492
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    @Acadian
    to much posts without a pic of your new reign x!
    Sokrates is dead, Galilei is dead, Newton is dead, Einstein is dead, Pantani is dead and i am feeling sick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hball
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    to much posts without a pic of your new reign x!
    he he...guess I can do that

    30.5lbs with Steel spring on the coil shock

    it's a Med.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    he he...guess I can do that

    30.5lbs with Steel spring on the coil shock

    it's a Med.
    Wow, good weight. Here's the inevitable: 'How's it compare to the 09 Reign for general trail riding?

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    Just got my new elka stage 5. Want to go try it out, but still feeling the effects of last night. Feels really nice riding around the yard though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by awareham83
    badass looking bike!

    what spring weight are you using and whats your weight?

    thanks!

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    Well I just got it built up. Not even ridden yet, we have a few inches of wet snow outside.

    I tried the high clamp front derailleur - the derailleur actually fits on the seat tube with my 32 ring, but the cable hanger is on the left side of the tube, so the cable pull would be almos horizontal - so a no-go bummer.
    I used the SLX low clamp, and ground away some where Acadian pointed out. Also, be aware if you are in the front granny position the linkage will touch the derailleur cage near bottom out.
    I left it this way, as bottoming out in the granny is unlikely, and if I did, I'm sure the derailleur cage would move/bend out of the way and not effect the linkage.

    I love the fit/geometry so far, compared to my old '05 Reign.
    It's a size small as pictured it weighs 30.1 lbs.
    It's done for now, but I need a longer cable for my Command Post adjustable seatpost, and eventually trim the steerer tube.

    Build list:
    '06 Fox 36 VAN RC2 fork
    Stans ZTR Flow rims on Hope Pro II hubs (Hope Hoops)
    Specialized 2.3 S-Works Eskar front tire
    Specialized 2.2 S-Works The Captain rear tire
    Tubeless with stans yellow strip and sealant
    Avid CR Mag brakes 185/160 front/rear
    Shimano SLX dual ring front derailleur
    SRAM X9 short cage rear derailleur
    Shimano XTR 11-34 cassette
    Shimano XT crankset 22-32 with saint bashguard
    Stinger chainguide
    KMC X-9SL chain
    SRAM X0 shifters
    Gravity light bar 27"
    Sunline AM stem 65mm
    Specialized Command post adjustable seat post
    SDG bel-air Ti rail saddle
    ODI Ruffian grips


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    Quote Originally Posted by PetitGrand
    badass looking bike!

    what spring weight are you using and whats your weight?

    thanks!
    With gear on I weigh around 190. I have a 500lb spring and 550lb spring. Not sure which is better yet because I haven't had a chance to really ride it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awareham83
    With gear on I weigh around 190. I have a 500lb spring and 550lb spring. Not sure which is better yet because I haven't had a chance to really ride it yet.
    I suggest you start with the 550. I'm barely 155lbs (close to 170 geared up with pack) and run a 500.

    let us know what you think about the shock. I've been testing one on my Reign and I'm on the fence about that shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deoreo
    Well I just got it built up. Not even ridden yet, we have a few inches of wet snow outside.

    I tried the high clamp front derailleur - the derailleur actually fits on the seat tube with my 32 ring, but the cable hanger is on the left side of the tube, so the cable pull would be almos horizontal - so a no-go bummer.
    I used the SLX low clamp, and ground away some where Acadian pointed out. Also, be aware if you are in the front granny position the linkage will touch the derailleur cage near bottom out.
    I left it this way, as bottoming out in the granny is unlikely, and if I did, I'm sure the derailleur cage would move/bend out of the way and not effect the linkage.

    I love the fit/geometry so far, compared to my old '05 Reign.
    It's a size small as pictured it weighs 30.1 lbs.
    It's done for now, but I need a longer cable for my Command Post adjustable seatpost, and eventually trim the steerer tube.

    Build list:
    '06 Fox 36 VAN RC2 fork
    Stans ZTR Flow rims on Hope Pro II hubs (Hope Hoops)
    Specialized 2.3 S-Works Eskar front tire
    Specialized 2.2 S-Works The Captain rear tire
    Tubeless with stans yellow strip and sealant
    Avid CR Mag brakes 185/160 front/rear
    Shimano SLX dual ring front derailleur
    SRAM X9 short cage rear derailleur
    Shimano XTR 11-34 cassette
    Shimano XT crankset 22-32 with saint bashguard
    Stinger chainguide
    KMC X-9SL chain
    SRAM X0 shifters
    Gravity light bar 27"
    Sunline AM stem 65mm
    Specialized Command post adjustable seat post
    SDG bel-air Ti rail saddle
    ODI Ruffian grips
    nice...bike came out looking great!!

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