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    I just picked up a reign about 3 weeks ago after having owned a 4" travel trance for going on 5 years. The trance did me well, but I honestly wanted more as I started gaining more confidence. I can safely say now after about a dozen rides that I made the right decision. Nothing too crazy mod-wise yet, but anyways-

    - M970 XTR cranks, very soon to be X0 2x9, Just waiting for my blackspire bashguard to arrive.
    - candy 2 pedals (I have some mallets for lift-assist days)
    - EA90 stem, 100mm 0 rise for most days, Havoc 70mm/10 for big days.
    - EA70 monkeybar, mid-rise.

    I'm lacing up a set of Hope pro2's to Arch rims as we speak, I just need to pick a tire to run with them. I'll probably keep two wheelsets for normal and Dh'ish days. I enjoy wrenching to a fault, so swapping parts doesn't bother me much at all.

    I'm also highly considering ditching the stock seat for a fizik pave. I don't know what anyone else thinks about running a road saddle on an AM rig, but I'm still not used to the seat-shape, and switching from road to mountain sends my backside into complete confusion.

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    I've changed too many items!!!!

    I bought a 2012 Reign 0 & was pretty darn happy with it initially. Then I started riding more technical trails and I was wishing for more travel. The Reign 0 is an awesome all mountain bike, but my terrain got harder, I began to wish for a Reign X. So here is my transformation to my version of the Reign X

    1st on the changed out list was wider bars (29.5"), Shorter stem (50mm), angle set (1degree slacker) and new grips! I love the Funn stuff, cheap and bomb proof! Not pictured is a Reverb post! And I hate noise, so that's why there is foam protection all over the place.




    Then came the 2010 Marzocchi 55 RC3 TI 160mm & Sun Ringle Charger Expert wheelset



    Then the Vivid RC2 200x57 rear shock, which bumps the travel to 6.7"



    The next item is chain management. I went to the 3x10 SLX & converted the big ring to a bash ring & installed a BIONICON chain guide. Bike is now incredible quiet & no more chain derailment issues



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    how does your chain guide attach? I need to do this to my 2011 0

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    The direction shows only 2 zip ties on each end, but I found out the hard way this guide needs 4 zip ties. With 4 zip ties, it works extremely well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbiker View Post
    I bought a 2012 Reign 0 & was pretty darn happy with it initially. Then I started riding more technical trails and I was wishing for more travel. The Reign 0 is an awesome all mountain bike, but my terrain got harder, I began to wish for a Reign X. So here is my transformation to my version of the Reign X

    mtbbiker - that looks good even with the foam. How much time do you have on the Vivid Air. What are your thoughts. I have a Vivid Air on FR bike and with only a couple of rides don't yet have enough time to say if I like it or not.

    Never really thought a Vivid Air would fit on the Reign. I am awaiting a Monarch Plus RC3 for my Reign, hopefully that will improve the bike in the really technical terrain over what the RP23 can manage.

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    where did you get the foam from might I ask

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    I just got it the other day and I've only gotten one ride on it so far. One of my biggest gripes about the Fox RP23 is that it blows through its travel way too easy! I weight about 200lbs & had about 250psi with the shim mod in the air can, that made a little improvement.

    I'm still playing with the Vivid adjustment, but it no longer blows through the travel! I on purposely hit a 4 foot to flat & got the rear shock to finally give up all its travel & I didn't even feel it bottom out. A hit like that with the RP23 would have resulted in serious feeling bottoming out issue! The shock has more mid range support, but I still need to tweak some more. I started out with about 240psi this afternoon & it felt slightly harsher then the RP23. When I got home, I reset the pressure to 230psi. I can tell this shock once I get it dialed in will easily out perform the RP23
    Quote Originally Posted by rideitall View Post
    mtbbiker - that looks good even with the foam. How much time do you have on the Vivid Air. What are your thoughts. I have a Vivid Air on FR bike and with only a couple of rides don't yet have enough time to say if I like it or not.

    Never really thought a Vivid Air would fit on the Reign. I am awaiting a Monarch Plus RC3 for my Reign, hopefully that will improve the bike in the really technical terrain over what the RP23 can manage.

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    I got it from a local shop in Temecula, CA called ISO Tune. The product is called Frame Defender.
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    where did you get the foam from might I ask

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    My last modification, BOS Deville
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    My Giant Reign 1 2011.
    Fox Van 36 180 RC2 Fit
    Fox DHX RC4
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    Just put on the Joplin and love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbiker View Post
    I just got it the other day and I've only gotten one ride on it so far. One of my biggest gripes about the Fox RP23 is that it blows through its travel way too easy! I weight about 200lbs & had about 250psi with the shim mod in the air can, that made a little improvement.

    I'm still playing with the Vivid adjustment, but it no longer blows through the travel! I on purposely hit a 4 foot to flat & got the rear shock to finally give up all its travel & I didn't even feel it bottom out. A hit like that with the RP23 would have resulted in serious feeling bottoming out issue! The shock has more mid range support, but I still need to tweak some more. I started out with about 240psi this afternoon & it felt slightly harsher then the RP23. When I got home, I reset the pressure to 230psi. I can tell this shock once I get it dialed in will easily out perform the RP23
    mtbbiker - how is the Vivid Air breaking in.

    So far I only have one ride on the Monarch RC3. Had set it up a 30% sag, but part way down the first descent I dropped the air pressure from 210 - 200psi which increased the sag close to 35%. Felt much better, still pedaled very well. I read in another post that the RS shocks need quite a few rides to fully break in and feel at their best.

    Hadn't really noticed the C-Guide you were running until now. I have one on order and it should be in place for the next ride. I have already shortened up the chain as much as possible and had considered getting a Stinger BB mount chain guide, that would work with my 2010 Reign. From what I read the C-Guide is a much better solution. I can't recall the last time I dropped a chain, but the chain slap in annoying and hopefully the C-Guide will fix this.

    Also, how have you been finding the Charger wheelset. I am also running these. Overall, I am finding them reasonably stiff, but perhaps not as stiff as my previous wheelset with Hope Pro II and Syncos DP25 rims. I wanted to run tubeless so I changed out the Charger's when CRC was selling them off.

    cheers

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    I was looking for a nice and cheap chain device for my GFs 2012 Reign 2. I knew there were some solutions on the market, but Specialized Dangler was not available locally, Bionicon C-Guide was too expensive, IMO and Exustar... local distro didn't even know such product :|
    So, I went through shop's warehouse, found some reflective lights clamps, some rubber strips and some bolts. I assembled everything together and I got this



    Rubber silencer wears pretty fast, coz it's regular rubber, but it's replaceable.
    Money spent - zero
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    Quote Originally Posted by frango View Post
    I was looking for a nice and cheap chain device for my GFs 2012 Reign 2. I knew there were some solutions on the market, but Specialized Dangler was not available locally, Bionicon C-Guide was too expensive, IMO and Exustar... local distro didn't even know such product :|
    So, I went through shop's warehouse, found some reflective lights clamps, some rubber strips and some bolts. I assembled everything together and I got this



    Rubber silencer wears pretty fast, coz it's regular rubber, but it's replaceable.
    Money spent - zero

    frango - nice work. I am kicking myself that I didn't think of that. I just ordered a C-Guide from my LBS. Perhaps I will built one of the ghetto c-guide for my big bike. I have a stinger on it to keep from dropping a chain, but still have some chain slap.

    Do you need to run the soft rubber grommet at all. The harder plastic is likely similar to what is used in the official C-Guide.

    Again, props for putting forward such a simple solution and cost effective solution that no one had come up with.

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    Thx, rideitall. I was really surprised how it all nicely fitted the bike
    My GF spend just two days riding on some light DH tracks, but I think the device did its job. I will disassemble it for city rides, coz the chain will certainly eat lower clamp.
    Oh, upper clamp diameter is 30mm (original from Reign and other Giant bikes with 30,9 seatpost) and lower i 22mm (from a kids bike).
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    New Drivetrain..

    I replaced the stock 3ring to a 2ring 24t/36t with a Straitline Bash with Straitline pedals... I'm VERY happy with this setup so far! I believe the next upgrade will be a Bionicon chain guide.
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    2010 Reign Updates

    Here is my 2010 Reign 0

    I got the bike as a frame only and transferred gear from my previous trail bike.

    Sun Charger Expert wheels run tubeless with Schwalbe tires
    Replaced my older XT with a newer set
    Replaced RP23 with Monarch RC3, have one ride on it.
    Added Bionicon C-Guide

    Off to test it out tomorrow after work.

    I am quite happy how the bike is setup, built to take some abuse, with some pretty heavy duty rubber to handle the steep, rocky and muddy terrain, and still just above 31.5 lbs as she sits. Here is how she looks now.

    Cheers
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    This may have already been posted, and obviously there are guides like the bionicon to purchase. But for a quick fix to chain drop that is super cheap...

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    if im not mistake i believe that is the "zip tie" chain guide seen here
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    Sorry for the delay,guys,I've been out for the weekend

    The chainguide was found at Pinkbike (it's good for something after all!),just follow the link posted by nyrangerfan222,it's very easy to build.

    Here's a closer look:



    Now for the shocking truth: IT WORKS!
    Weights next to nothing,and in my case,didn´t cost a cent. So what if it doesn't look good,it's a keeper!
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    Here's my new steed.
    180mm fox, XO shifters/ Derailleur, XT cranks, Avid Elixers, Sunline bars, Answer stem..etc.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Largextracheese View Post
    Here's my new steed.
    180mm fox, XO shifters/ Derailleur, XT cranks, Avid Elixers, Sunline bars, Answer stem..etc.



    that second pic sure makes the bike look over forked, but maybe it's just the angle?

    But the real question is where were you riding at??? Beautiful!!!
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    It's slack no doubt. It does wander a bit on the steep climbs but not enough to negate the downhill goodness the fork delivers. I'm in the Washington Cascades. The riding here really sucks!

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    here is my mod

    Frame: 2011 Giant Reign
    Fork: 2012 RS Lyrik Soloair DH 170mm
    Crank: Race Face Turbine 24/36 + bash
    Chain Guide: Bionicon C.guide
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX 3x9 (for now)
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 10 Speed
    Cassette: Shimano XT 10 Speed
    Shifter: 2012 Shimano XT 10 Speed
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX Air 5.0
    Wheelset: 2012 Mavic Crossmax SX
    Tires: Schwalbe 2.25 Nobby Nic UST
    Steam: X-tasy 70mm (gift from Tomas Slavik)
    Handle Bar: Easton EA 70
    Seat Post: Kind Shock 100mm travel
    Saddle: Fi'zi:k Gobi XM (Giant LTD Edition) w/ K:ium Rails
    Brakes: 2012 Shimano XT Trail
    Rotors: Hope Saw Floating Disc red 203mm front & 183mm back
    Pedals: Shimano PD-M647
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    My 2008 Reign 2. Owned since new. Love the way it rides, and is still virtually unchanged.

    Recently converted the stock WTB Laserdisc Trail wheels to tubeless with some WTB Prowler MX 2.3 front and rear. For the pedals I went with some SPD clipless, but after those recently had a bearing failure, I went with some Eggbeaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZePequeno View Post
    My last modification, BOS Deville
    Awesome :-D
    Do you like it? Do you feel the 160mm difference? and the 34mm?
    Assuming you're coming from 150mm / 32mm

    Planning on doing the exact same move, would love to hear some feedback
    Congrats!

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    Monarch RC3 impressions

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    mtbbiker - how is the Vivid Air breaking in.

    So far I only have one ride on the Monarch RC3. Had set it up a 30% sag, but part way down the first descent I dropped the air pressure from 210 - 200psi which increased the sag close to 35%. Felt much better, still pedaled very well. I read in another post that the RS shocks need quite a few rides to fully break in and feel at their best.

    Hadn't really noticed the C-Guide you were running until now. I have one on order and it should be in place for the next ride. I have already shortened up the chain as much as possible and had considered getting a Stinger BB mount chain guide, that would work with my 2010 Reign. From what I read the C-Guide is a much better solution. I can't recall the last time I dropped a chain, but the chain slap in annoying and hopefully the C-Guide will fix this.

    Also, how have you been finding the Charger wheelset. I am also running these. Overall, I am finding them reasonably stiff, but perhaps not as stiff as my previous wheelset with Hope Pro II and Syncos DP25 rims. I wanted to run tubeless so I changed out the Charger's when CRC was selling them off.

    cheers
    Ridetail- what are your impressions of the RC3 now that it's broken in? I'm having the common problem of blowing through travel on my Giant, and am seriously considering the Monarch. Have you noticed a drop in pedaling performance? Worried about losing the burst acceleration needed to clear big embedded boulders while in a pedaling ring.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapaz34 View Post
    My Giant Reign 1 2011.
    Fox Van 36 180 RC2 Fit
    Fox DHX RC4
    Badass! How do you like the rc4 back there? Check your PM's! Thanks!

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    hey I just picked up a 2012 giant reign 2. was wondering what mods should i get for my rear shock as it bottoms out a lot and looking to upgrade asap! any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonw37 View Post
    hey I just picked up a 2012 giant reign 2. was wondering what mods should i get for my rear shock as it bottoms out a lot and looking to upgrade asap! any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Coil.

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    I've actually been thinking of that. What weight of the coil would you suggest as I'm about 200 lbs? Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonw37 View Post
    I've actually been thinking of that. What weight of the coil would you suggest as I'm about 200 lbs? Thanks for the help!
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    shock choice

    Depending on the riding style but I ride up and down hills so I LOVE my DHX 5.0 Air. I put it on last year (used) and haven't EVER had a problem. I weigh 230. If you use the boost valve PSI as a mid range adj, you can get it feeling close to a coil with half the weight!! I found a good shock tutorial on MTBR and it has helped immensely. I also bought an extra 1/4 inch stroke length on purpose to give me an extra 3/4" travel. It works. Here's the tutorial . FOX DHX AIR 5.0

    I find it odd that this shock gets thrashed in the ratings so much. People keep talking about the air pressures they use... does anyone read the manual? I love the shock and if you use is right it will last (6 m for me and counting).

    Main chamber 50-300 PSI (start with 200)
    Boost chamber 125-200 PSI (start with 125)

    Basic Tune:
    1)Set sag (25% of travel). Add/subtract 10-15 pds increments to the main chamber.
    2)Set bottom out adjustment. This effectively changes the size of the boost chamber. Larger chamber= less spring rate increase and more likely to bottom out. Smaller chamber= rapid spring rate increase and more bottom out resistance.
    3)Set Boost chamber pressure. Here is where tuning comes in... More pressure here= more mid stroke pre-load

    Set rebound to taste.

    Hope this helped.

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    Here's the tutorial for the coil:

    Purchase coil shock. Purchase correct spring. Install shock. Adjust rebound to taste. Ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Here's the tutorial for the coil:

    Purchase coil shock. Purchase correct spring. Install shock. Adjust rebound to taste. Ride.

    What's the PSI for the boost valve and main chamber? Any decent coil has both w/out having to worry about the "correct spring." Or maybe .....sounds like you let your LBS work on that stuff. Putting a coil shock on an AM bike is pretty ridiculous (imo). That would be the reason people ask, "What style riding are you doing?"

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    thought i should post mine little beast
    2012 reign 1,

    mods,
    x9 2x10 cranks 26/39
    race face atlas low rise bars

    thats about it so far,
    coming soon
    70mm stem
    works angel set, going to rake it out to 66*

    longer term mods im trying to work out
    650b, maybe in a year or two. if anyone has done a 650b with the revelation give me a shout, trying to figure out what rubber will fit under. planning to use ZTR rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryantaber View Post
    <snip> Putting a coil shock on an AM bike is pretty ridiculous (imo).
    You're more than welcome to cling to your incorrect opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    You're more than welcome to cling to your incorrect opinion.
    in my experience i dont think i will ever ride mine on rough enough DH terrain, long enough and hard enough to worry about reduced performance from my air shock.

    Although i have read if your full out DH and want a 6" park bike the reign does do incredibly well with a coils.

    But for my local XC+ DH/AM trails im happy with the performance as it is, until we get a chair lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryantaber View Post
    What's the PSI for the boost valve and main chamber? Any decent coil has both w/out having to worry about the "correct spring." Or maybe .....sounds like you let your LBS work on that stuff. Putting a coil shock on an AM bike is pretty ridiculous (imo). That would be the reason people ask, "What style riding are you doing?"

    What exactly do you mean 'any coil has both w/out having to worry about the "correct spring"'?? the main chamber of an air shock **is the spring** just like the coil **is the spring** of a non-air (coil) shock. Both require some setup for any individual riders weight by either changing the pressure on the air version or the coil on the coil shock, boost valve has nothing to do with this. You sound pretty confused, so please cling to your opinion while the rest of us ride on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGB View Post
    in my experience i dont think i will ever ride mine on rough enough DH terrain, long enough and hard enough to worry about reduced performance from my air shock.

    Although i have read if your full out DH and want a 6" park bike the reign does do incredibly well with a coils.

    But for my local XC+ DH/AM trails im happy with the performance as it is, until we get a chair lift.

    muahahahah
    coil sprung shocks are not just for DH. even at very low speeds the improvement in bump sensitivity/traction is very noticeable, while the difference in weight is only noticeable when setting the bike on and off the rack...get a Ti coil spring and the difference is even less.

    sure air springs are far more convenient for changing sag settings for yourself or swapping out with a buddy who's more than a few lbs lighter or heavier than you are, but that's about it.

    myself, i use a fox van RC, and at first i tried a few different rate springs (steel coils are very very cheap, especially used) to determine which rate was best for me, then stayed patient and picked up a used Ti spring and could not be happier, haha so happy in fact i went back to a coil sprung front fork.

    anyways, it's good to have choices, and really they're all compromises so pick which best suits you, and don't be afraid to experiment regardless what anyone else thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGB View Post
    in my experience i dont think i will ever ride mine on rough enough DH terrain, long enough and hard enough to worry about reduced performance from my air shock.
    Damn... this makes me sad.

    But for my local XC+ DH/AM trails im happy with the performance as it is, until we get a chair lift.
    To be completely honest... if the DHX-Air wasn't such a pile of crap and the bike had come with a Monarch I'd probably not have taken the time/effort to go with the coil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Damn... this makes me sad.
    lol, that was more a of a comment to the quality of the monarch.. rather then a comment on my riding.. But im kinda a *****, no drops over 4' and i avoid jumps for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGB View Post
    lol, that was more a of a comment to the quality of the monarch.. rather then a comment on my riding.. But im kinda a *****, no drops over 4' and i avoid jumps for the most part.
    Yeah - the Monarch is awfully nice. I ended up with an inexpensive used Van-R and upgraded the coil to a nice Ti model.

    And around here we often ride stuff like this that goes on for miles:


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    This is my 2012 reign
    i love this bike and use it for everything. one thing i didn't like was the steapish head angle, as sometimes when riding steep technical rocky sections i would have an over the bar. so i changed my fork to a fox 36. this gave a slightly more relaxed head angle and also gives a lot more control. not so much flex. I also changed the bar to 750mm. This gave me a lot more control through rough sections too. but felt like it was a bit slow, and could over steer. I then changed my stem to 50 or 60mm(it was a while ago), this helped keep my weight back(preventing otb)a bit and sped up the steering. Was a bit worried the change it head angle and stem length would affect climbing, but no. i can still ride everything i could on my santacruz blur xc carbon. When i got the new fork i decided to build a hope pro 2, flow wheel. i did it with just zip ties as guides, spoke wrench and the fork as the stand. Worked great. little fiddely but love the wheel. After that i wanted to get rid of that horrible shimano hubbed back wheel. beerings where crap. so i built a hope pro 2, spank rim, 10mm thru axle wheel.
    The wheel is awesome. stiff and the thru axle makes a huge difference. when riding gravely dh before, i couldn't find the drift point easily. it would either hold or let go completely. with the thru axle you can slide the back wheel with control.
    With these upgrades the bike does everything comfortably, xc to dh.
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    Hello,

    I'm planing to change the shock of my Reign (MY 2009). I was looking to replace it with a nice Nicolai or Orange or liteville, but after all the Rein is a nice chassis, relatively light and mine is in a good state.

    The shock is a Fox DHX air 4. Never serviced, this could be an expensive thing to do now. I will replace it with a RS Monarch. I think I should find a High compression tune. What's about it? Has somebody here any experience with it ?? Not sure of Monarch RT 3 or Monarch Plus...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samos View Post
    Hello,

    I'm planing to change the shock of my Reign (MY 2009). I was looking to replace it with a nice Nicolai or Orange or liteville, but after all the Rein is a nice chassis, relatively light and mine is in a good state.

    The shock is a Fox DHX air 4. Never serviced, this could be an expensive thing to do now. I will replace it with a RS Monarch. I think I should find a High compression tune. What's about it? Has somebody here any experience with it ?? Not sure of Monarch RT 3 or Monarch Plus...


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    I have a 2010 Reign that I tried the stock RP23 on, then had it tuned specific for the bike and my riding preferences. Felt better, but still lacking. I now have a stock Monarch RC3 Plus. Feels better, more controlled, handles everything I can throw at it. Yes a coil would likely feel even smoother if you want to go that route, but the RC3+ feels pretty damn fine.

    I have a med/med tune, I wouldn't want to ride a high tune for either the compression or rebound. I have the regular air can on and somewhere down the road might even try the large air can to see what it does for the ride.

    FWIW, I typically ride with the shock on the open position, and if I think of it, on a long fire road climb I might put in the middle setting. I run it at 28 - 30% sag, which lets the bike have excellent traction without feeling mushy. If I wanted to ride more XCish trail perhaps could push the sag to 25%.

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    Thanks for your anwer rideitall. This is not the first time I read that the medium tune is ok. Here in Europe, we have the tendency to ride with a quite firmer suspension setup as you, North American. Don't understand me wrong, this is not better, this is different.

    Curious if somebody else have tried a Monarch RT3 and not the Monarch Plus RC3.

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    i run my monarch rt fairly firm, 25% sag but i have the floodgate turned up so its pretty firm. Mainly i due this on the climb to the top and more XC type riding. I find the long travel in rough punchy type of trails to be a bit "bobby", leaves me dabbing my feet more then i care too when its dialed in the way i like it for descents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackienz View Post
    This is my 2012 reign
    i love this bike and use it for everything. one thing i didn't like was the steapish head angle, as sometimes when riding steep technical rocky sections i would have an over the bar. so i changed my fork to a fox 36. this gave a slightly more relaxed head angle and also gives a lot more control. not so much flex. I also changed the bar to 750mm. This gave me a lot more control through rough sections too. but felt like it was a bit slow, and could over steer. I then changed my stem to 50 or 60mm(it was a while ago), this helped keep my weight back(preventing otb)a bit and sped up the steering. Was a bit worried the change it head angle and stem length would affect climbing, but no. i can still ride everything i could on my santacruz blur xc carbon. When i got the new fork i decided to build a hope pro 2, flow wheel. i did it with just zip ties as guides, spoke wrench and the fork as the stand. Worked great. little fiddely but love the wheel. After that i wanted to get rid of that horrible shimano hubbed back wheel. beerings where crap. so i built a hope pro 2, spank rim, 10mm thru axle wheel.
    The wheel is awesome. stiff and the thru axle makes a huge difference. when riding gravely dh before, i couldn't find the drift point easily. it would either hold or let go completely. with the thru axle you can slide the back wheel with control.
    With these upgrades the bike does everything comfortably, xc to dh.
    Nice bike!

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    Agree with you RobinGB, I'm also riding my Reign in a quite firm setting. Not by having a higher pressure in the shock, but I let the ProPedal of my DHX air always activated. Not sure if it's due to the fact that I never serviced my shock or what, but without the Pro Pedal it's really blowing thru the travel on everything.

    Do you ride longer descent like we have in the Alps with your Monarch RT Robin ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samos View Post
    <snip> Not sure if it's due to the fact that I never serviced my shock or what, but without the Pro Pedal it's really blowing thru the travel on everything.
    Nope - that's just how the DHX Air rolls.

    Do you ride longer descent like we have in the Alps with your Monarch RT Robin ?
    Man... I've been telling you for awhile... get yourself a coil.

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    About the longest decent we ride here is about 45min to an hour long, gets pretty rough on some trails then smooths out before getting rough again. But i doubt its anything like the Alps, but im going to take this bike to whistler in the summer i will let you know what i think of the monarch after.

    I think though if you have long steep fast descents that are rough a coil would be a better option then air, or a glory.. lol
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    Well, thanks for your answer Robin. I don't want a coil, I want to drop the overall weight of my bike down. So it will maybe be a Monarch Plus, but certainly not a coil.

    My next mods will be :
    - new Wheelset, something like Hope Pro 2 EVO - DT Supercomp - ZTR Arch EX. Should be at less than 1'600g; Will try to mount light tires... light means at about 700-800g, not less.
    - new brakes, Shimano XT or SLX. What are exactly the differences ?
    - and for sure a new schock, RS Monarch RT3 or Monarch Plus RC3.
    - need also to change my saddle, but the comfort is first priority...

    Totally I should drop the weight by something like 1kg.

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    Quit obsessing about the weight of your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samos View Post
    Well, thanks for your answer Robin. I don't want a coil, I want to drop the overall weight of my bike down. So it will maybe be a Monarch Plus, but certainly not a coil.

    My next mods will be :
    - new Wheelset, something like Hope Pro 2 EVO - DT Supercomp - ZTR Arch EX. Should be at less than 1'600g; Will try to mount light tires... light means at about 700-800g, not less.
    - new brakes, Shimano XT or SLX. What are exactly the differences ?
    - and for sure a new schock, RS Monarch RT3 or Monarch Plus RC3.
    - need also to change my saddle, but the comfort is first priority...

    Totally I should drop the weight by something like 1kg.
    Lighter tires are usually lower volume, can lead to more pinch flats. so i would be careful with that one, but usually rims and cassettes are a good way to drop some weight. You may also lose more weight from a fork upgrade, over a shock upgrade. Bars can drop a fiar bit of weight and seat post aswell.

    myself i shaved 30lbs of my bike this year , lol was cheap too.. just took some time.

    but seriously wouldnt worry about weight but they few times it comes up (usually when i crashed and broke something) i use the following.

    for all weights i use grams

    WoOI (weight of old item) - WoNI (wieght of new item) = TWL(total weight lost) divided by CoNI (cost of new item) = AWLtDV (affective weight loss to dollar value)

    If the Dollar to grams value is more then a gym membership, i put my fat ass back on a treadmill.
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    Not obsessed, but care about it. When you ride it 8 hours a day in the Alps, and have to push or have it on the back for 1 hour, it counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samos View Post
    Not obsessed, but care about it. When you ride it 8 hours a day in the Alps, and have to push or have it on the back for 1 hour, it counts.
    You're preachin' to the choir.

    Still won't give up my dropper post and coil.


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    Awesome Panorama view !

    Need to make some pictures in the Alps next summer...

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    Hello, I bought a giant reign 2012 and it only changed the brakes and transmission, but I have come to see that the bike is very fun.
    Thanks from portugal...

























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    Really like that color.

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    Modifications not complete now, but have a look :



    New Fork (RS Sektor) and Shock (RS Monarch Plus), new brakes (Shimano Zee)

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    Ready to ride....


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    Nice geometry.

    sweet. I set mine up almost the same way. I put a command post on mine and a 9x1 drive. these frames rip!!! The 0degree rise stem is key to getting a manageable geometry with the 08-09frames. The headtube was designed 3/4"too long. I have a x fusion vengeance which makes it even more difficult. (has a long axle/crown height). Had to lower my fork travel to 5 3/4. Nice build!!

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    Thanks ;-)

    The command post, a Reverb, is on guarantee check... It's a V1, has the common problem.

    The head tube of the 08-09 frames is too long, I agree. But with a 60mm stem it's OK for me. Before the Sektor, I had a 36. I also lowered it, was not convinced and put it back to 160mm. But I think the probleme was the Float spring, never used the complete travel of the fork...

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    Next change to my Reign should be on in week. Picked up a X-Fusion Vector Air HLR in a 7.875 x 2.25 size. Will have to cycle it through to make sure there is clearance on the front derailleur and the rear tire to the frame.

    Brakes swapped from XT to Formula T1s. Pretty much everything else still as it was. Will get some updated pictures up when I can.

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    So far not much changed on my 2011 giant reign I just got. Changed the bars to Answer 720 carbon and rove am stem. Spacer changed to carbon fiber and grips to red odi clamps and rouge grips. Will change out the saddle when the wtb pure v arrives. I want to change the rotors to 203mm or 200mm and maybe change the brakes to avid code r or something as strong or stronger. Eventually I want to change the front fork to a 160 and rear shock to a 2.25 stroke. Tires might go with Hans Dampf or something else. Want to change seatpost clamp to a red clamp. Not sure about the hubs. Probably go with a red Hope or chris king hub later when upgrade the fork. The pricey upgrades will happen after I purchase a bike for the wife.

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    Has anyone broken their frame....I have an 08 x1 and broke the frame and my dealer sent it back however I'm freaking out because they said I won't get the same style back ....anyone experience this...chef sweet bike

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    Just made a new thread, but I'm posting it here too since it seems like all the right people are in this thread

    Hi, I got a couple of questions regarding my Giant Reign 2 - 2011 and I would be a very happy if someone could answer them. I've tried other forums and my LBS(thinking i might need to switch from that one).

    1. What press fit bearing would be right for my bottom bracket and what tools do I need?

    2. I want to make the HA a bit slacker, which angle set from [www.workscomponents.co.uk] would fit? Is there anything else I need to get?

    I've got a dropper post, wider bars, more suggestions how to make more AM / ENDURO?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendelMu View Post

    I've got a dropper post, wider bars, more suggestions how to make more AM / ENDURO?

    Thanks
    AM suggestion: get yourself a 7.875x2.25 *coil* shock. Increases rear travel to 6.75" and coil >> air.

    YMMV.

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    Re: Giant Reign Modifications (Not Reign X)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Ride 934 View Post
    Has anyone broken their frame....I have an 08 x1 and broke the frame and my dealer sent it back however I'm freaking out because they said I won't get the same style back ....anyone experience this...chef sweet bike
    I assume it simply means you'll get a 2013 frame, not a 2008.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MendelMu View Post
    Just made a new thread, but I'm posting it here too since it seems like all the right people are in this thread

    Hi, I got a couple of questions regarding my Giant Reign 2 - 2011 and I would be a very happy if someone could answer them. I've tried other forums and my LBS(thinking i might need to switch from that one).

    1. What press fit bearing would be right for my bottom bracket and what tools do I need?

    2. I want to make the HA a bit slacker, which angle set from [www.workscomponents.co.uk] would fit? Is there anything else I need to get?

    I've got a dropper post, wider bars, more suggestions how to make more AM / ENDURO?

    Thanks
    If your bike shop can't tell you what BB you need, its time to find a different shop...

    To your last question - more AM /Enduro... Sorry, but that's a ridiculously vague question. If you want your bike to *look* like some hardcore Enduro bike, then sure... put a coil in the rear, a fox 36 or lyrik up front, 1x 10 drivetrain, chain guide, blah blah blah... It'll be a sick bike to hang on the wall next to your full face. But hopefully you don't do much trail riding...

    What doesn't your bike do well today?
    - Want to get down the hill quicker?
    - Want to get up the hill quicker while retaining downhill ability?
    - Dropping your chain?
    - Do you mostly shuttle with only minor pedalling or don't care how long it takes to pedal to the top?

    Get specific with your question and you'll get some good feedback. Otherwise you'll be told to put a coil on your bike regardless of whether or not it makes sense for YOU... And just because someone on the internet tells you a coil is better than air, it doesn't make it true for all people who ride a 6" AM bike.

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    chef, I recently installed those answer bars on my reign, really like the width& bend.
    However they might be a lot stiffer than the monkey light bars I had before, maybe a little too stiff, what's your initial impression?

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    @kneecap & chef. I've got the same bars, felt awesome the first weeks, now I want something just a little bit wider but it's at the bottom of "got to have" - list.

    But they look great!

    What are length of your stems, size of your bikes and your length? Still running the original giant connect, medium size bike and 182 cm long..already feel a little bit cramped in the cock pit but I want to change to a 50 mm stem.
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    I am using an 80mm stem with a medium bike and bars are still at 720. Love the stem and bar combo. I am 5'10 with a 32.5" inseam. Due to accident in the Army I have shrunk a few inches. If you already feel cramped with a 70mm stem why change to a 50mm and cause more cramping?

    Kneecap I love the stifness of the bars. I dont like a lot of flex.

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    @Htek & chef. I really like the bike and I do about 30% of shuttling and 70% of riding up the hill and going down, since I spend my summers at a ski resort.

    My goal is to participate in an enduro, I trained for a maxi avalanche last year but OTB the week before on the course so didn't follow it through. Already working on my fitness and do train technique.

    My problem is that when it gets rough and steep I get the feeling that an OTB is coming and I've had a couple of bad ones. I feel limited going in high speed through rock gardens. I know it's not a DH and I don't want it to be, but I want to tweak it to see if I can avoid breaking my neck :P

    So to summon it up, I want to go down the hill quicker and go bigger

    I wont change the shock even though I had some bottom outs, going to try higher pressure. Don't have that kind of money to spend right now.

    By shorter stem I was thinking that it would change the weight balance backwards, the cockpit just feels a tad small after I changed to wider bars but I don't want to go back to that feeling.

    1 degree angle set would make it more aggressive and slightly longer wheelbase, is it money well spent though?

    Sry for wall of text and thanks for taking your time.

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    Some things that would help out is change shocks both front to 160 or 170 or even 180 36 and back to a 2.25 stroke. The angle set would work also, just red an article on the reign and cane creek angle set headset. Shorter stem with wider bars is an other option. Maybe some others can help also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendelMu View Post
    1. What press fit bearing would be right for my bottom bracket and what tools do I need?
    That bike uses a PF30 BB, a quick search should answer the rest of your question.

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    New member of the Reign Owners' Club here! Just picked up a used '09 frame/fork/wheels for my son after discovering virtually everything from his old Rainier HT would transfer over. Hence, for under $500, he can go from an '02 Rainier HT to an '09 Reign "3ish" (the frame is a Reign 2, but the Rainier components transferred over will be lower spec for now). We'll plan to upgrade things as needed, but this will get him started at a nice, low entry price.

    The frame is hanging in the garage and I am waiting until he has more time this weekend to "help" me go through all the bearings, etc. to build the bike in tip-top shape. Great opportunity for father/son time and for him to gain mechanical experience/knowledge.

    His old Rainier HT had a misaligned frame (no idea why - bought it used several years ago), resulting in drivetrain alignment problems causing ghost shifting issues. Probably could have tweaked the frame to improve, but the Reign frame package deal made more sense to me to get him onto a more modern, enjoyable bicycle.

    Here's what we're swapping from his old HT:

    Complete handlebar/stem: Avid brake levers, Deore shifters, 110mm Giant stem, OEM Giant bars, half-worn grips (stem will likely be first upgrade to shorter stem)

    Avid BB7 brakes/rotors: not latest/greatest, but they work fine

    Deore FD (same style/mount as OEM Reign)

    LX RD

    Cassette (not sure make/model, but still has life)

    Crankset (new RaceFace Ride XC which was what was spec'ed on '09 Reign 2 - it was very recently installed on the Rainier HT)

    Seat Tube (same diameter)

    Tires/tubes - half worn - don't recall the make/model

    Chain - new, longer needed

    Cables - new


    Things we plan to do while building:

    Grease all pivot bearings, headset, wheel bearings.

    Air sleeve service on RP2 shock

    Shim mod and oil change on Marz 44 TST2 fork

    Snug spokes and true wheels


    Anything I'm overlooking?

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    As expected, there were a few surprises along the way requiring purchasing additional parts. The narrow bars and long 110mm stem are pretty goofy, so we have a new Hussefelt 60mm stem and Giant Contact 750mm bar (will cut to desired length) on their way. Also had to order a 185mm front rotor. The older style BB7 caliper seems to barely contact the spokes when mounted with a 165mm rotor. Seemed like the simple fix was to go for the larger rotor which will allow more room due to the spokes angling toward the rim center. Also, one chassis bearing was unsalvageable, so I picked up a new Enduro bearing from the LBS.

    Some other little things needed: 20mm carbon headset spacer, new SRAM PG 970 11-34 cassette, Avid adapter for 185mm front rotor, lock-on grips.

    All-in-all, I should still come in pretty cheap - about $630 or so with all the new parts/upgrades. Some of this would have been needed for the old bike anyway, so I could arguably claim a lower cost. The drivetrain will be all new, the chassis freshly greased, and the shock/forks appear to be in good shape for now. I'll let him ride it for a little while before we tear into the shock/forks for service.

    I'll follow up with before/after pictures once we're done.

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    Good work, he'll love it. Keep an eye on the seat-stay bearings for any play (notchiness is perfectly normal, as the bearing is press-fit). If the bearings collapse without rider noticing the housing can ovalise...

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    Interesting you say that. We went through and thoroughly cleaned all the frame/suspension bearings, and the seat-stay bearings looked great. After packing with grease and reassembling, the pivot arm (not sure the term, but the little triangle that pivots to depress the shock) felt notchy as you describe. I passed it off as bearings that would need replacing in the near future, but it sounds like that's typical?

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    What are your thoughts on a Clydesdale riding a Reign 1 L/XL? By Clydesdale I mean BMF Clydesdale (6'5" 350 lbs). Thanks in advance for the feedback Reign owners. I'm thinking it's either this or a Trek Remedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinBroccoli View Post
    What are your thoughts on a Clydesdale riding a Reign 1 L/XL? By Clydesdale I mean BMF Clydesdale (6'5" 350 lbs). Thanks in advance for the feedback Reign owners. I'm thinking it's either this or a Trek Remedy.
    Issue being the rear shock. Being a 3.0 ratio you might find it hard to find a shock that works with your weight. You could use a custom spring on a coil shock and be fine, but most air shocks would max out at 300psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    Issue being the rear shock. Being a 3.0 ratio you might find it hard to find a shock that works with your weight. You could use a custom spring on a coil shock and be fine, but most air shocks would max out at 300psi.
    Damn. I mean my main goal is to get under 315 lbs ASAP. So I'm not quite sure how long I'd even stay at this current weight. I mean the only other bike I can think of myself would be this one...

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    With most full suspension bikes you will run into the same issue of the leverage ratio being to large. As a big rider we need to find lower leverage bikes. I max out my shock air and I weigh under 300lbs. With the reign you would need around a 1250lb shock. You need to stay away from the big name bikes and look for smaller leverage ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    With most full suspension bikes you will run into the same issue of the leverage ratio being to large. As a big rider we need to find lower leverage bikes. I max out my shock air and I weigh under 300lbs. With the reign you would need around a 1250lb shock. You need to stay away from the big name bikes and look for smaller leverage ratio.
    Damn, I really don't wanna have to get a HT again and really love the Reign and the Trek Remedy. But I guess I'll have to take a look at some of these other brands and see what I can dig up. Thanks for the info, any idea what a good lower leverage ratio brand would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinBroccoli View Post
    Damn, I really don't wanna have to get a HT again and really love the Reign and the Trek Remedy. But I guess I'll have to take a look at some of these other brands and see what I can dig up. Thanks for the info, any idea what a good lower leverage ratio brand would be?
    I think for your weight your looking at the wrong kind of bike. (or would have to upgrade parts which is what this thread is about! ) "If" you can hit proper sag on a 3 to 1 ratio reign with your weight and it's 300 psi shock limit you'd still kill the wheels and flex the fork. Instead of a Remedy look at the Scratch, etc. (I'd say ReignX but they had that broken link thing and with your weight I'd be concerned) I think a freeride bike for average weight riders makes a trail bike for your weight. And there are smaller air sleeves or plastic spacers you can buy, (or make), that lowers the volume of air shocks which lets the stock air pressure limits better serve heavier riders. (many air forks can have oil added to the air chamber to do the same thing) The Enduro Evo you posted a link to should be OK, but you'd need to make sure you can get heavy enough springs for the shock size/fork. Coil would be preferred for your weight, but getting the right springs can be an issue. (I've struggled finding the right springs sometimes over the years at my 235-250lbs, at least with air you can just add more/limit size of air chamber)

    The leverage ratio stuff is good info to consider when looking at bikes. But almost all full suspension bikes are between 2.4-3 ratios. Foes racing makes some 2 to 1's but they are comparatively expensive. (if your big AND tall you might look at Lenz sports 29er's as they have low ratio's too.) But IMO, if low ratios were that much better then other bike makers would have jumped on that band wagon a long time ago and marketed the crap out of it instead of it just being a few small builders...?

    Another thing to look into is getting your suspension custom tuned by Push, etc. You can get heavier springs or use more air, but in the end the dampening was designed for average rider weight and will struggle to some extent. (at least your likely to be at the limits of adjustments)

    I found this thread and it had a lot of good info.. hope your out riding soon!

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    2010 Giant Reign 0 w Fox 36 Talas 160

    Replacing the original Fox 32 Talas 150 with the Fox 36 Talas 160 changed the geometry quite a bit, and I think it helped me become more confident and aggressive. I had to modify the compression settings on the rear Fox DHX Air 4.0 because not long after I installed the new fork I started to get pinch flats from hitting obstacles which were acting like square-edge hits. It was actually driving me nuts for a while trying to figure out what was going on, but once I modifed the compression settings, it all got nice and buttery. The Crank Bros Kronolog seat post has failed since this picture so I wouldn't recommend that item. Next mod will be to add Hayes Stroker Trails in place of the Avid Elixers. With the adapter for the 8" rotor, the Avids are so hard to get aligned with the cup washer assembly that the Avids have. The Trails should be easier to bleed as well.
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    Hi everyone, first post. After years of motocross and injurys ive just taken up mountain biking and love it. I have just got myself a almost new 2012 Giant Reign 2. Only upgrade so far is XT brakes front and rear.
    I have found an unused set of forks of a 2013 Reign 1 and was wondering if anyone thinks it would be worth the upgrade? Current forks are Fox Float 32 150mm RL and the set im looking at is Fox 32 Talas CTD 120-150mm. Do you guys think its worth upgrading or just live with what I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotaholic View Post
    Hi everyone, first post. After years of motocross and injurys ive just taken up mountain biking and love it. I have just got myself a almost new 2012 Giant Reign 2. Only upgrade so far is XT brakes front and rear.
    I have found an unused set of forks of a 2013 Reign 1 and was wondering if anyone thinks it would be worth the upgrade? Current forks are Fox Float 32 150mm RL and the set im looking at is Fox 32 Talas CTD 120-150mm. Do you guys think its worth upgrading or just live with what I have?
    Keep what ya got. Float is a great fork. You don't need travel adjust on a Reign, they climb remarkably well at full height.

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    Yup - keep the Float until it craps out. Then get yourself a Revelation.

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    +1, keep it
    when you feel it'$ time get a 160mm, 34 or 36.

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    Awesome thanks guys, love not having to spend money :-)

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    Actually I never felt happy with the stock 32s. Maybe its a placebo effect, but since I upgraded to a Fox 34 Kashima I've felt much more confident and the fork is buttery smooth. In fact I attribute a few close calls to the fork saving my butt... think of more travel/stiffness as a safety measure. Not to mention my Reign now looks 1000x better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendelMu View Post
    @kneecap & chef. I've got the same bars, felt awesome the first weeks, now I want something just a little bit wider but it's at the bottom of "got to have" - list.

    But they look great!

    What are length of your stems, size of your bikes and your length? Still running the original giant connect, medium size bike and 182 cm long..already feel a little bit cramped in the cock pit but I want to change to a 50 mm stem.
    Mate, ive got a 2012 medium reign, the original connect stem felt clumbsy and way to long, i went to a 50mm stem with a 760mm bar and it feels sweet as, infact anything shorter than the 760 feels way to small for me and om only 5/8 tall, cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackthorne View Post
    Actually I never felt happy with the stock 32s. Maybe its a placebo effect, but since I upgraded to a Fox 34 Kashima I've felt much more confident and the fork is buttery smooth. In fact I attribute a few close calls to the fork saving my butt... think of more travel/stiffness as a safety measure. Not to mention my Reign now looks 1000x better!
    Mate is there a 34 kashima tapered ready to fit straight onto the reign, an if so whats the model ? cheers
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    Guys is there a 36 or a 34 tapered 160mm fox ready to fit straight onto the 2012 reign with no modifications, if so what models? cheers
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    Re: Giant Reign Modifications (Not Reign X)

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    Guys is there a 36 or a 34 tapered 160mm fox ready to fit straight onto the 2012 reign with no modifications, if so what models? cheers
    Any tapered fork would work like the fox 34 if you are keeping the 15mm qr.

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    Reign with 34

    Yes the 34 slipped in easily since the Reigns have had tapered head tubes since 2011. I didn't even need to change the wheels since the 34s also come with 15qr axles.

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