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  1. #1
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    Giant reign 1 tough for larger rider?

    In the long run how would the giant reign 1 cope will a 115kg rider riding aggressively wheeling etc?

    Which has stiffer rear suspension 2012 or 2010? I find stiff is better for wheelies.

    Should I update the rear wheel with something more heavy duty to avoid buckles from excessive wheelies?

    Finally what is the price range for a bike with a frame alot stronger than the reign 1?


  2. #2
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    I am 115 kg as well and I have a 2013 Reign SX and it holds me fine. Personally I haven't heard of any bike breaking due to wheelies. However if you do huge drops to flat most probably you will put a lot of stress to the bike but still I am not sure that you will break it.

    Anyway if you are really worried just get something more DH oriented that will most probably handle everything.

  3. #3
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    I have a 2012 Reign 1 and rode at about 115 for well over a year and didn't have issues. I ran my rear shock at 280psi and it seemed just fine. I was pretty paranoid because I cracked my old frame but I don't think it's related....

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