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    2013 giant reign 2, with coil shock

    hello, just wondering if you can put a coil shock on a 13 reign 2 to make it a bit beefier in the back for more free ride type stuff. if it is possible, how much will it affect pedaling as i still want to use it as an all mtn bike as well. what type of shock would it need and what size?

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    anybody?

    literally any help would be appreciated

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    Re: 2013 giant reign 2, with coil shock

    You can. You could either put the stock 7.875 x 2.0 or put a 7.875 x2.25 and increase the travel to 6.7"

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    how much will the 6.7" affect pedalling? would it be better than 6" for a fr oriented all mtn bike?

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    It will be the same but give you an extra .7" travel. Be closer to a reign x. The coil shock will make it more linear than an air shock.

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    Re: 2013 giant reign 2, with coil shock

    Keep in mind this will void the lifetime frame warranty you have (had).
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    is it still easy to pedal uphill or is there to much of a bobbing motion?

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    It will feel the same as the 2.0.

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    is it harder than an air shock for xc riding?

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    If set up right it will feel similar to an air shock.

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    Not sure what air can you have on it, but I switched awhile ago to a 3.875x2.25 Van-R coil on the rear of my '10 Reign. It is better in all aspects except that it will add quite a bit of weight to your build. I also like the fact that there's no "fiddling" involved.


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    nice ride there. whats the toughest it can handle? and would it be worth putting on a fox 36 talas fork for the adjustible 120-160mm? and how hard is it to do a cross country loop on it?

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    Most people say stick with the float over the talas. The 36 stiffens it up quite a bit over the 32. If you do go with a 36 or 34 you could go up to 160 vs the 150 to match the 2.25 on the rear. Check out the Giant Reign Modifications (Not Reign X) thread.

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    is the float adjustable?

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    Adjustable in what way? Travel? No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigred543 View Post
    nice ride there. whats the toughest it can handle? and would it be worth putting on a fox 36 talas fork for the adjustible 120-160mm? and how hard is it to do a cross country loop on it?
    Toughest it can handle? I dunno. Tougher than I'm willing to try.

    Personally I'd go for a Revelation instead of a Fox 36 - the one I tried on my Reign was *way* stiffer than the Fox 32 that I have on it at this point.

    How hard is a XC loop? I dunno... that pic that I posted was from a 3-day trip of big high country rides and I survived. So take that FWIW.

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    was there any bobbing on long climbs?

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    If it is set up correctly it will not bob.

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    is it actually worth switching to coil? and how much does a fox van r usually cost? australian dollars prefferred

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    Re: 2013 giant reign 2, with coil shock

    I ride air now. Some people prefer air some prefer coil. An air can handle just as much as a coil if you have the right ones. They have improved so much when it comes to air cans that some dh bikes have them. You need to ride a coil and ride an air to see which you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigred543 View Post
    is it actually worth switching to coil? and how much does a fox van r usually cost? australian dollars prefferred
    It was for me. Better performance, less fiddling, and less $$ than getting a "good" air can. I spent $90(USD) on a used Van-R and upgraded it with a Ti coil spring in the appropriate weight.

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    how hard is it to switch between air and coil? say i want to go for an xc day can i switch back to air easily or does it need to be fitted correctly and vice versa

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    Re: 2013 giant reign 2, with coil shock

    Why would you keep switching back and forth? Just pick air or coil and run it all the time.

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    I have a 2011 Faith 0 and switched out the Vivid Coil with a Vivid Air and prefer the Vivid Air. Although I could have switched out to a heavier coil I decided to go with Vivid Air.

    The Vivid Air pedals better and is much more adjustable, air pressure aside. If you're the right weight coil might be the way to go but if you're in between weights then air is better.

    Having an air shock that's adjustable to your weight is such a help on jumps. It's good not to throw out your back because you can setup the correct pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Keep in mind this will void the lifetime frame warranty you have (had).
    if i put a coil on then decide i dont like it, then switch back to air, will it still void the warranty. Also will putting a fox 36 tals or 34 float void warranty?

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