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    Med 09 Reign w/ 2.25 dhx xfusion Vengeance

    file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Setting...old-photos.jpg Small pic. I dont know how to upload pics very well on this site. But anyway alot of people have been telling me how much they like this set up on PB. I must say the Geometry is perfect. Even with the higher BB height. The Vengeance 160 HLR has been lowered to 5 3/4 inches due to the long A2C height. The rear is set to 6.5 inches. The DHX has been set up with a stiff midrange so as not to blow thru the travel and now this bike pedals like mothreffer. I have built the perfect AM ride and Ive been doing it all on this bike, It pedals unbelievable. Here's the pasrt list

    09 Giant Reign 0 frame Medium w/ 2.25 stroke
    6.5 inches travel/ BB height 14"
    2011 X Fusion Vengeance HLR
    2010 CB Iodines w/ the upgraded hub body
    Shimano XT hydros
    Spesh Command Post
    1x9 Sram xo Drivetrain
    Shimano XT cranks
    70mm syncros stem w/ RF Atlas AM
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    2011 Reign 1

    Hi Guys, this is my first post here, this is my Reign which I bought here in Adelaide Aust in August last year. I mainly ride XC but have done a bit of DH on it. I have been very happy with its performace so far, but have not added any mods yet. Sorry I don't have a good live picture yet. Does anyone know if Giant are going to release a Reign 29er in the future ?
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    1st mod - get rid of those useless Kendas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    1st mod - get rid of those useless Kendas.
    I keep hearing that but I've been amazed how much grip they have on the rocky single trails, but I must admit they are very heavy and have a lot of rolling resistance. OK for a beginner like me I guess lol

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    Joplin 4, Fox Vanilla RC 2011 with 2.25", Fox 36 Talas 160, Mavic SX.. Just put the Vanilla RC on yesterday so haven't had a chance to ride it with the new rear on yet.. but the rest are amazing upgrades.. I love the 36 160 Talas..
    2011 Reign, Fox rp23, 2012 Fox 36 Talas 160, Crossmax Sx, Sram X9 2x10 Group, XO brakes, Easton Havoc Bars (nice and wide!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbo View Post
    I keep hearing that but I've been amazed how much grip they have on the rocky single trails, but I must admit they are very heavy and have a lot of rolling resistance. OK for a beginner like me I guess lol
    Yeah - their grip is OK... it was the bazilionty pinch flats that did it for me.

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    First Ride

    This is my first ride at Prospect Hill in Adelaide, I'm in the black shirt and my son is in the front on the Kona. As you can see I'm over dressed and over weight too but I did survive the 3 hr ride.....just.
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    One more time I will try to get some advices.

    Is there someone here with a Giant Reign and a Monarch shock ?

    If yes what are the compression and rebound tune of the shock ?

    Need to get some advices before I buy it !

    Thanks dudes


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samos View Post
    One more time I will try to get some advices.

    Is there someone here with a Giant Reign and a Monarch shock ?

    If yes what are the compression and rebound tune of the shock ?

    Need to get some advices before I buy it !

    Thanks dudes


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    I'm two days out from getting my brand new PUSH monarch. It's going on my 2005 Reign.

    If you can wait another week or so I'll try to update your questions.

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    The only versions of freeride 29'ers Ive seen so far are smaller private experimental versions. Agressive riding with a 29er adds alot of logistical problems. For one building a strong lightweight wheelset could be an issue. I hadnt heard any such plans as far as the big bike companies go.

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    Hobbo, I'm in Adelaide too (and on a Reign - '09). The Kendas are great here all year round. they do get pinch flats easily though. my tip is convert to tubeless and run as low a pressure as possible. jezza

    ps the reign is great for eagle's/fox/mitcham/craigburn, you can ride everything incl. most dh tracks. prospect hill is probably its least fave, less gnar!

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    Giant AM 29er

    Hi GBJ, the Reigns are better on the hard stuff imo, I have trouble in the loose forest climbs. Fox is my favorite for sure ! I will convert to tubeless when I wear out the Kendas. Norco have released a AM 29er, its got a lot of interest in Oz right now. I was hoping Giant will bring out an AM 29er next year, the wheel strength issues have been improving a lot lately.

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    Just picked up a 2011 Reign 2 on clearance - BUT had the LBS change out to XT components as well as Avid E-7s. Just put on some 745mm bars for awesome control as well. I will update to tubeless soon (and just to kill the Kenda tire thing, they are great tires and Giant would NOT put them on every Reign sold if not- Kenda tires climb all over Moab). Will post pics soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killing_UT View Post
    (and just to kill the Kenda tire thing, they are great tires and Giant would NOT put them on every Reign sold if not- Kenda tires climb all over Moab). Will post pics soon!
    Pfft. Nevegals suck. 4,123,931 pinch flats can't be wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Pfft. Nevegals suck. 4,123,931 pinch flats can't be wrong...
    My friend has a Reign with the Nevegals on it, ALWAYS getting pinch flats but I attributed it to the low pressures he runs. Sounds like it could also be just the tire itself being trash.

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    My Reign
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    New evolution of my '08 Reign 0 :

    Changed from 22-32-bash to 22-36
    Changed the chainguide for a Truvativ X-Guide (was a Truvativ Shiftguide before).




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    mods to my '11 reign, pretty much a frame up build:

    650b rear wheel

    revelation 140mm 29er (g2 offset) fork and 29er wheel

    should have a 2.25 stroke shock to install later this week, may have it tuned to shorten the eye-to-eye .25 keeping it at 2" stroke but lower the bb and slack the HA

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    pic to prove it happened:


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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeedpaul View Post
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    Nice one Paul, what`s the BB height finally?

    mine with 650b 2.3 neo-moto front and rear is 14 5/8" with 170mm lyrik and added a top out spacer to limit the eye to eye 2.5mm. if I limit the lyrik to 160, it would be 14.5 or lower I think.

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    thanks!

    it's about the same as yours, roughly 14-5/8 give or take an 1/8th...i prefer a higher BB though, much less effort to manual and much less pedal strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeedpaul View Post
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    What's the tire clearance at the rear end? Seems tiny
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    1/4 inch at the tightest point, about an inch on the sides..

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    1/4" clearance will most probably lead to "mud-blasting" the frame once ridden in wet conditions :|
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    the 1/4 clearance is at the ledge at the very bottom of the chainstay, everywhere else is twice that. i'm not concerned

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