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    Ahhh, phew!

    I just broke mine and thought I was totally screwed



    Has anyone broken one of the new ones?

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    The new design also breaks

    The new design also breaks.

    I am very angry with GIANT

    I just broke my lower arm reign x3 2010 (new design) today. Xc ride a fairly smooth track. I was riding along and suddenly felt very soft suspension.
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    I was afraid of that. I ride mine hard as hell and it has not broken yet. Hope it doesnt break on me tomorrow. Going on an epic 24 miler in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valetropic
    El nuevo diseño también se rompe .

    Estoy muy enojado con GIGANTE

    Sólo me rompió el brazo inferior de mi reinado x3 2010 ( nuevo diseño ) hoy en día. Montar una pista de xc bastante suave . Estaba pedaleando a lo largo y , de repente, la suspensión sentí muy suave.
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    I am very angry with GIANT

    I just broke my lower arm reign x3 2010 (new design) today. Xc ride a fairly smooth track. I was riding along and suddenly felt very soft suspension.

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    Here we go again...

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    Wow. I thought it was just the Reign XOs that were having the problem
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    Yesterday for the third time, my prized giant has left me lying in the middle of a tourist route with my friends, we had traveled 150 km drive to make a circular route of 40 km.por bike a beautiful place.

    the only thing my dealer tells me is that every time it breaks, it changed under warranty, but I think this problem goes beyond, for damages of not knowing when you're staying in the left half of the mountain. GIANT should change these frameworks, and not hide the problem because it does not answer to my multiple emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valetropic
    Yesterday for the third time, my prized giant has left me lying in the middle of a tourist route with my friends, we had traveled 150 km drive to make a circular route of 40 km.por bike a beautiful place.

    the only thing my dealer tells me is that every time it breaks, it changed under warranty, but I think this problem goes beyond, for damages of not knowing when you're staying in the left half of the mountain. GIANT should change these frameworks, and not hide the problem because it does not answer to my multiple emails.
    Totally agree !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valetropic
    Yesterday for the third time, my prized giant has left me lying in the middle of a tourist route with my friends, we had traveled 150 km drive to make a circular route of 40 km.por bike a beautiful place.

    the only thing my dealer tells me is that every time it breaks, it changed under warranty, but I think this problem goes beyond, for damages of not knowing when you're staying in the left half of the mountain. GIANT should change these frameworks, and not hide the problem because it does not answer to my multiple emails.
    That happened to me a few months ago. I went on a trip to Brianhead and the link snapped on the first day. That weekend sucked!

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    In Spain many cases are appearing.


    http://www.foromtb.com/showthread.php?t=654974
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    It makes me sick thinking about it. Probably the most expensive bike I ever purchased and it ended up being a lemon!

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    If the new links are truly breaking then Giant needs to step up and recall these frames and give us our money back. Its a bummer because I love my RX. My link is still in one piece. my original did not break nor has the updated one. Yet.

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    Well it's only just the one new link that has broken, and Giant had him send it in to analyze...
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    i think it is also dependant of rider's weight?
    whats your weight? above 70kg?

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    I weigh 90 kg., so I bought this bike stronger than others.

    Regards,

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    they probably deisgned the frame for asian people who weighs less than 70kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydesg
    they probably deisgned the frame for asian people who weighs less than 70kg
    Lousy thinking you have there, bro!
    If they designed it only for asian people, why they sell this model to non-asian countries? Do you think Giant must put sticker on frame that says "this frame is only for asian people"
    What's the problem here was the design, and most probably they never do several rigid tests of this link, before they mass produce and release it.

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    i was just being a little sarcastic.

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    I'm wondering if that link would hold up better if it were cnc machined instead of forged and welded. If it becomes an issue for me.. which it has not yet. I would consider taking the link to a machine shop to have one made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofarider1
    I'm wondering if that link would hold up better if it were cnc machined instead of forged and welded. If it becomes an issue for me.. which it has not yet. I would consider taking the link to a machine shop to have one made.
    Really depends on the metal they are using. In the best situation, forging can be effective in making metal stronger in some directions. Especially cold forging. Of course the opposite is often true as well. Fatigue is often different from ultimate strength as well.

    I wonder if many people would be interested in CNC'd links? I could probably model it up in an evening if I had one to work with (sans bearings). Hint..Hint...Krispy If I had a whole bike as well I could probably design one stronger in a couple evenings. Of course it would probably be $100-150 each if I sold them. It would be very helpful to know the material they are using beforehand as well. A quick hardness test on the new link would tell us for sure. Then we would know if we had a high probability of making it a lot stronger. There are several options that are better for fatigue then 6061 and a few better then 7075.

    Since I'm still on a '07 frame I would need some interest to make this worth the time. I guess we'll see if anyone else has a failure of a new link.

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    I have an extra of the old version as a back up. My LBS replaced the old one and let me keep it. I highly doubt that the link will break on me as I am in the lightweight "asian" category. I would consider sending it to you as long as I get it back with a "discount" on a cnc'd one.

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    im definitely interested in the cnced version.

    Sofarider1, how heavy do you weigh?

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    Saw this posted somewhere in this thread and this is where this evil lies It's a fvcking AM/Light FR bike for christ sake, loosing a few grams on the link is not going to help anyone go faster or climb better, but obviously Giant is listening to it's customers and trying to drop weight in stupid places instead of using common sense and good engineering.

    I mean seriously, just look at that link, it anemic as hell, how could anyone expect that little bit of material to hold up to the stresses put on it? As to those wondering why it's breaking on climbs, just consider what the suspension does under load while heavy pedaling - the suspension tries to resist pedaling input, not nearly as bad as the old NRS, but basically does the same thing which is why they pedal/climb so well.

    Did the previous Reigns have ISG tabs? I have to wonder, because that's the only area I see these links breaking at - where the material is removed to accommodate the ISG tab.

    How much do the new links weigh compared to the old?
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    I weigh 155 so probably 165 with gear.

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