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    my 09 reign 1

    here is mine. got it new for 2,500$. totally stock but for different tires and tubes. a 2.3 nevegal stickee in front (rather than dual compound) and a 2.1 nevegal in DC for the rear.

    in 3 weeks i have taken it to red rocks area in vegas, big bear and all around where i live in san diego.

    love this bike. hardly touch my ht xc bike anymore...
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    wow do I love my reign x. She's my everything bike at the moment and suffices quite nice I must say

    I've got something for green bikes

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    It started as an upgraded 2007 Giant Reign3.

    IMG_0065_1 (Custom).JPG

    I didn't like the color much, so I finally did something...

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    and this is how it looks today:
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    2010 36 Talas rc2
    XT brakes
    Sram X9 shifters with X5 rd
    KS i900 remote seatpost
    Mavic 521 on Hope Pro 2 hubs
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    Oh man I can only agree with you there...your bike definitely looks leagues better than it was previously. VERY nice indeedy!!!

    What product did you use to strip the paint off from the frame?

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    It's a paint stripper for metal and wood called Polistripa - bought it a a DIY store for 25 $.

    took me about 4.5 hours total: taking the bike apart, stripping the paint (3 hours...) and rebuilding it again.

    I polished the frame with metal wool and viola! a new bike.

    made the stickers myself.

    I thought it would take a lot more time than it actually did...

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    You did a really great job mate, it does look ab-fab.

    Im in the slow process of stripping back the wifey's reign from Cherry-sh!t-brown to basically the natural look, with a few strategically placed pink bits to add more girl-power to it...!?

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    My ride. Reign 2005, Fox Van R, Fox Vanilla R, Avid Juicy 5, Mavic EN521, ...
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    Spec: Giant Reign 2005, RockShox Lyric SoloAir, Manitou Swinger 3-way, Easton Havoc, Avid Code 5...




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    My 2008 Reign setup for the bike park. Seat is high cause I was just ridding it around the house. Put a 2.25" stroke coil on with no clearance issues and rides awesome!


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    finally worked out how to view this thread, anyway here's mine again, i've changed some of the gear since my last photo, nw shifters, levers, grips, rear mech, peddles and saddle
    Tweaked and played with my bike setup before the summer with every intention of going nuts off some mountainside in Wales.....sadly this is as far as I got.


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    Love how you have the child tralier hooked up to the reign!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlam
    Love how you have the child tralier hooked up to the reign!
    yeah it gives me a good workout, there is a bracket which stays on the QR on the rear wheel and the trailer slots in or out, it's hardly noticeable when the trailer's unhooked.
    Now I just need to get some rides in solo...apart from the lousy weather at the moment.

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    Sporting a fresh paint job (so Santa Cruz factory!) here's mine again. Apologies for the crappy cell phone camera picture.
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    My 09 Reign 1.

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    here's mine.
    09 reign X.

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    Some from the Internet...



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    here's my reign...07 R3 frame, fox 36, pro2 bolt-on hubs, and a 650B pacenti neo-moto front wheel!



    thinking of bumping up to the latest gen reign frame before they're gone, but this one is so well-sorted....probably my favorite go-to bike ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctasset
    My 2008 Reign setup for the bike park. Seat is high cause I was just ridding it around the house. Put a 2.25" stroke coil on with no clearance issues and rides awesome!

    Wow, I have the same frame, same year. Love the color. Can you tell me what exact shock that is and any related measurements/issues? I've currently set mine up for XC racing with weight weenie parts but am considering shifting it to all-coil. Obviously it will get a bit heavier but I know how nice those coil setups are!


    Here's my current setup. This was the morning of the 2009 Downieville Classic race; I didn't ride but let me friend use the bike.

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    Here's my 2010 Reign XO. I bought the complete bike but since have changed a few things. Surprisingly enough the seat is actually comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD
    Here's my 2010 Reign XO. I bought the complete bike but since have changed a few things. Surprisingly enough the seat is actually comfortable.

    XT Cranks
    Sunline stem/bars/grips
    Crank Bros. Mallet pedals


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    here's mine, stock Reign 2 2010.

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    looking for ideas to lighten the load, (not me ) hoping to change to some lighter weight fox forks, but thinking whether things like a carbon sten, lighter wheels or tyres are going to make much difference? any help please, this thread seems a good starting point for the gear heads.

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    Some updates, just put a bash and a shorter stem...Brakes are next and then I'm not touching it haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanb
    Some updates, just put a bash and a shorter stem...Brakes are next and then I'm not touching it haha

    [MG]http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/stefanbrierley/ee51a18e.jpg[/IMG]
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    Hey, we have identical bike!

    I have that bashguard too, may I ask, the bolts that came with the guard, how is it different from the stock ones from the ride xc?

    I broke my ride xc stock chain ring bolts when I install the race face bash guard with the stock bolts, I bought the guards without bolts.

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    I used the existing bolts off the crank...they are the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimpov
    2010 Reign 0

    Is that stock, how much does it weigh?

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    I need a bit of advice, I have a reign (2008 i think) and WAS running Suntour Rux 130mm forks, I just picked up a pair of RS RECON 351's off ebay, they were advertised as 140mm travel, I looked in to this and it seemed ok. They arrived today and they length of them is the same as my Suntour and the air/weight setup chart on the fork gived settings for 80-130mm travel. I did think maybe keeping them because they are a lot lighter but holding them next to the bike it looks like I would lose about an inch in height and therefore a tighter head angle too.

    any advice please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ir803
    I need a bit of advice, I have a reign (2008 i think) and WAS running Suntour Rux 130mm forks, I just picked up a pair of RS RECON 351's off ebay, they were advertised as 140mm travel, I looked in to this and it seemed ok. They arrived today and they length of them is the same as my Suntour and the air/weight setup chart on the fork gived settings for 80-130mm travel. I did think maybe keeping them because they are a lot lighter but holding them next to the bike it looks like I would lose about an inch in height and therefore a tighter head angle too.

    any advice please?
    Unless your riding lots of tight singletrack where such a steep HA would be preferable I'd say nay...

    Contact the seller and let them know it's not what they advertised ASAP. Maybe they have a bike shop, or lots of inventory and didn't realize the error. (it happens) Did you pay through Paypal? Cause they'll help you get the fork returned if the seller doesn't do it themselves.

    Also, if you got a good deal on the fork than you could try selling it yourself on E-bay and possibly making money on the deal?

    Hate it when your waiting for something in the mail and it ends up being the wrong thing!

    But you'll probably be happier in the long run if you pass on this fork and get what you wanted in the first place IMO.

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    Thanks stiingya,
    I've sent a message to the seller, it was a private seller and he had "no returns" on his description, but he did clearly say it was a 140mm fork.
    I'm not keen to drop the head angle, I appreciate if I go from 130 to 140 it might raise it but the suntour forks have a very chunky crown which takes a lot of space so it may not be a big deal...I just don't want to go the other way.
    Cheers for your comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tungsten
    Is that stock, how much does it weigh?

    A few upgrades but its about 29 pounds in weight
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    could someone tell me what the newer R and Rx BB heights are? 13.5 and 13.25???

    Thanks in advance...

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    09 custom Reign.

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    Mine likes to get dirty

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    Nice pic anttik
    even spread of black and white
    nicely done

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimpov
    Nice pic anttik
    even spread of black and white
    nicely done
    Thanks, mate. Happened almost accidentally as I swapped parts of my old 07 reign to the frame. Also touch of red allover.

    At 200 pounds I ride it with 180psi in the main chamber and 175 in the other. RP23 needed 230 psi.

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    dammmmmmmmmm that's nice...


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    beg to differ, pretty awful.

    hopefully the real thing's nicer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy0912
    beg to differ, pretty awful.

    hopefully the real thing's nicer!

    you can beg all you want, it won't make it different! jkn...

    what don't you like? It's a continued refinement of the last frame, and their probably not gonna be able to squeeze much more .light/stiff/strong out of this suspension set up without going carbon.

    SO I expect them to go Carbon with this bike soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    SO I expect them to go Carbon with this bike soon...
    Hope not. I like my ride to last more than one season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    you can beg all you want, it won't make it different! jkn...

    what don't you like? It's a continued refinement of the last frame, and their probably not gonna be able to squeeze much more .light/stiff/strong out of this suspension set up without going carbon.

    SO I expect them to go Carbon with this bike soon...
    I don't like the paintjob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy0912
    I don't like the paintjob!
    Well you do have a point there, last years RX they threw the neon accents on the high end model and the lower end bikes were more reserved looking. You'd think that would be backwards to their customer buying demographics. You'd think they'd throw the neon on the less expensive bikes for the younger crowd and then keep the high end bikes a bit more reserved???

    Me, I likes the neon splash! But seems like a good many R XO buyers took the green stickers off last year...? Be interesting to see the rest of the lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    Well you do have a point there, last years RX they threw the neon accents on the high end model and the lower end bikes were more reserved looking. You'd think that would be backwards to their customer buying demographics. You'd think they'd throw the neon on the less expensive bikes for the younger crowd and then keep the high end bikes a bit more reserved???

    Me, I likes the neon splash! But seems like a good many R XO buyers took the green stickers off last year...? Be interesting to see the rest of the lineup.
    I like neon accent too, even better if its neon green on the whole! Getting tired of the "regular" colors.

    Man, the Demo 8 in neon green is really sick!

    BUT, the neon green accent in this reign is kind of mismatching.

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    Love this color...


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    not to off topic too much, click on the link to see!

    BMC Fourstroke
    http://s.wiggle.co.uk/images/bmc-fs02-2009-zoom.jpg

    Specialize Demo 8
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    This is what I spent my afternoon with...



    (dont ask why my seat is like that, I find this setting the most comfortable for me )




















    The 24-36 front + 11-34 rear is amazing!
    Shifts like a premium bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    dammmmmmmmmm that's nice...


    there are two problems with this bike and both are obstructing what I feel is the main focal point-----the toptube downtube junction. I really like the look Giant has achieved with that design, but with this bike they obstruct that sexy thang with cables and the giant logo.

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    I see great bikes here!! I just got my first giant bike, its a 2000 rainier is in good condition couple of chips in the decals but that's about it, and it needs new tires since the michelin that it has are kind of cracked from the weather. I got it for $140




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    my latest pride and joy!






















    These are the hoops going with this bike. Its still in the shop being built.
    Will come with Chris King hubs front and rear.




    Look at the serials on these hoops...




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    Here is the new addition to my family:

    07 Reign 1
    All stock except for the Van 36 out front.

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    Can't a guy get bombed and call his ex at 3 in the morning without it meaning something?!

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    Love.


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    Just picked up this Reign off CL a week ago. Dont have any cool pics of it in the air etc.... will soon once I get three seconds of spare time to rub together.





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    My 2011 Reign 2

    X0 Shifters
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    Joplin R

    Can't wait for some nice weather to try it out!


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    Brand new 08 Giant Reign

    Here is my replacement bike for the one that got stolen. I started with a brand new frame and built it up from there. Here are the specs:

    *Frame: 2008 Giant Reign Small
    *Fork: Rev RLT ti maxle
    *Shock: RP-2
    *Wheels: Stans ZTR Crest
    *Shifters/Cass/R. Derailleur: XO
    *F. Derailleur: 2004 XTR
    *Brakes: Hygia Elite
    *Rotors: Alligator serration
    *Bars: RF Sixc
    *Stem/Seatpost: Thomson
    *Cranks: DaVinci 167.5
    *Pedals: Ritchey Pro Paradigm
    *Saddle: WTB Deva
    *Grips: Oury
    *Chain: KMC X9SL
    Weight: 25.1 w/pedals



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    And motochick's sister frame..

    Same size, color and year, from same dealer.

    Revelation 426 Air, 2008
    KCNC Scandium seatpost, bars and cassette
    Stans ZTR Crests
    Middleburn RS7 cranks,
    TA Axis light Ti axle BB
    Avid Elixir CR
    X9 rear mech and shifter.


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    Here is my 2011 Reign 2.
    Large Frame
    Upgrades:
    Pure XCR Wheels with XCR Hubs Convertible front hub
    SLX Crank
    Sram PG-990 Casette
    X-9 Rear D and X-9 Shifters
    Avid Elxir CR Brakes with 185 rotors G3 front and rear
    Straitline Blue Pedals
    Specialized Grips Enduro XL lock on
    Bontrager Big Earl 710 mm bars
    Truvative aka 70mm stem
    KS i900r seat post
    Lizard skin protector
    Carbon fiber downtube protector





    2011 Giant Reign

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    [QUOTE=sandhman]Same size, color and year, from same dealer.

    I would like to know the final weight when you get the rest of the goodies on her! She is pretty! (you need wider bars tho!)

    Brenda

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    A few thing. MORE drop seats. MORE dirt. lol

    Some great rides!

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    [QUOTE=motochick]
    Quote Originally Posted by sandhman
    Same size, color and year, from same dealer.

    I would like to know the final weight when you get the rest of the goodies on her! She is pretty! (you need wider bars tho!)

    Brenda
    Thanks, promise I will.
    On my way to order a scale, wider bars and a friggin' chain device.

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    2011 Reign 1
    stock except for Kore B52 stem and Wellgo A52's
    new FSA Gravity carbon bars and HT AN01 pedals are in the mail

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/koiom/reign.jpg

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    Sweet bike! what does it weigh?
    Happy Trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by koiom
    2011 Reign 1
    stock except for Kore B52 stem and Wellgo A52's
    new FSA Gravity carbon bars and HT AN01 pedals are in the mail

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/koiom/reign.jpg
    Nice! the black and silver looks really good... what size is this one?

    Anyone running a 160mm fork on a new reign yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    Nice! the black and silver looks really good... what size is this one?
    she's a Large and she weighed 13.67kg (30.14lb) as a stock bike in the shop

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    what is this shock, and most importantly, how did you get it mounted to the lower pivot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_cycle
    what is this shock, and most importantly, how did you get it mounted to the lower pivot?
    It is an Elka.
    I mounted it to the lower pivot with all the stock hardware. I'm not sure why you would ask that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24v
    It is an Elka.
    I mounted it to the lower pivot with all the stock hardware. I'm not sure why you would ask that?
    Cause the new frames, (well Reigns and Reign X frames at least), don't use reducers or bushings in the lower shock eye. So it can be tricky mounting something aftermarket that doesn't have the same size requirements!!!

    And also, holly crap your seat's WAY back there!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24v
    It is an Elka.
    I mounted it to the lower pivot with all the stock hardware. I'm not sure why you would ask that?
    I have 08 frame, and don't think anything other than fox can be mounted with the stock hardware diameter. I wish I was wrong because I have my eye on a manitou isx-6 but the eyelet is just too small.
    probably elka has took this into consideration when building your shock (isn't this built to order? we don't get to see many elkas across the pond)

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_cycle
    I have 08 frame, and don't think anything other than fox can be mounted with the stock hardware diameter. I wish I was wrong because I have my eye on a manitou isx-6 but the eyelet is just too small.
    probably elka has took this into consideration when building your shock (isn't this built to order? we don't get to see many elkas across the pond)
    Actually I thought 08 Reigns use normal bushings and reducers in the shocks, just like my 09 Reign X. (Thought it was only the 2010 Regin X's and then the 2011 Reigns that have the new set up???).

    And then even with the new set up you can still use different shocks, just not necessarily with the stock hardware... (ask Krispy on the 2011 Reign thread)
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    on my frame the through bolt that acts as the pivot and lower shock mount is too big in diameter for all available shock eyelets except fox. hell, even for fox, you should take the bushing off to allow the bolt to go through.
    will check the guy you are referring to for possible solutions. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya
    Actually I thought 08 Reigns use normal bushings and reducers in the shocks, just like my 09 Reign X. (Thought it was only the 2010 Regin X's and then the 2011 Reigns that have the new set up???).

    And then even with the new set up you can still use different shocks, just not necessarily with the stock hardware... (ask Krispy on the 2011 Reign thread)
    My 09 uses just a bolt, and a DU bushing on the bottom shock mount. No reducer. As far as I know, most shocks will fit, you just have to remove the reducer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24v
    My 09 uses just a bolt, and a DU bushing on the bottom shock mount. No reducer. As far as I know, most shocks will fit, you just have to remove the reducer.
    Guess it makes sense that it's different since the Reign has had more frame updates than the X. Thanks!
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    Midnight, that is a nice ride. It appears as if you are really trying to prevent scratches and chips in your frame. You might want to protect the areas I highlighted in green. The chain will wear a bunch on those parts of the rear triangle.

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    Nice dude thanks. When I get to Japan that'll be first on my list of thing to work out on the bike.

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    OLD SCHOOL.

    This is my wife's park bike and I "pimped" it out last winter. (Custom power coat and decals, Gravity stem and bars, Code brakes, 8 inch front rotor, 6 inch rear) I never posted any pixs till today on another thread so I thought I'd post here too.

    I put an old 7" Boxxer with the black-box internals on front. She doesn't ride that hard so I'm sure it's fine for her, I'm not worried about her snapping the head tube or anything like that. Putting that front fork on really made it a much more capable park bike for her. Also kept a front derailer on it, running two rings in front so she can climb if need be. Her trail bike is a Trance so keeping her in the "Giant family" of bikes just kinda made sense.
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    Looks great in burgundy. The original Reign are ox-strong, so it should cope fine... Maybe put a BB Stinger on it as the final touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Looks great in burgundy. The original Reign are ox-strong, so it should cope fine... Maybe put a BB Stinger on it as the final touch
    The color is actually transparent rasbery, the color really doesn't come across in the photo though. I would if I knew what that was?? It does have a raceface bash-ring on it though.

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    a pic to wrap up the blast from the past mrs. motochick has initiated.
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    Few small updates in this pic (mines posted somewhere here!) Not shown in the pic is the new Sunline V1 745mm bar thats so much better than the 700mm it replaced. Much better feel as I dont have my hands hanging over the ends of the grips anymore.
    70mm Thomson stem, Fox VanR coil rear shock, Lyrik upfront from new... XT wheels and running tubeless as I got pissed off with pinch flatting all the time. XT centre lock discs and the obligatory dropper post.


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    New fork and wheelset update! Fitted a tapered Talas onto the straight headtube with the EC44 headset. New headtube angles are awesome!


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    Same size, color and year, from same dealer.

    I would like to know the final weight when you get the rest of the goodies on her! She is pretty! (you need wider bars tho!)

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    Hi, sorry for the extremely late reply!
    Been caught up in a move, amongst other things.

    Mine is heavier than Yours
    I'm a bit surprised she is that heavy, but she still is pure joy to ride.
    Switched out the narrow scandium bar for a longer Answer Carbon, handles so different now(for the better)

    Believe the tires is a culprit, weight-wise. Wider tires is hardly possible with the frame.
    Rolling resistance is decent and I am really pleased with the grip in the muddy, early spring conditions.

    Added a pic from after I gave her a dip in the sea

    On my way to construct a BB mount chain device, from straitline parts.
    Adjustable seatpost will soon replace the scandium post, pushing the weight over 26 lbs :/


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    25 pounds, what a tank...
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    Here's mine.
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    msamusick - great pic!

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    I built this bike with the intention of making it the go to bike if I had no idea what type of bike would suit a trail I'd never ridden best.
    The goals: efficient, sturdy/durable/reliable, lightweight.
    The weight goal was really a challenge as well as a priority. I work in a shop and I want all of my customers to walk through the door and be able to get the exact parts I run. This takes all those uber-light european parts off the table. Everything I have on my bike is something that can be purchased through one of my major distributors.

    I was also really trying to keep to a strict budget throughout the build so of course you won't see everything top end on this build, but most parts were chosen for value, weight and quality.

    I ended up at 26.8lbs right now without anything titanium or carbon(except the bar). I have a headset, pedals, derailleur, and bashguard on their way that will drop another 180ish grams.

    Next year when I'm back up to health and don't have so much on my plate I plan to swap the brakes for R1's. The shifting will be replaced by a full XX group. I think I can get close to the 26lbs range, while keeping a full 150mm travel, 2.4 tires, and a height adjust post. I might try to switch to a carbon crank as well. I just blew up my FSA K-Force so for now the E13 will do at 755g+the 99g BB.

    Anyway, here she is:

    Going up! Drop the fork, raise the post. Yes, the post looks tall. I'm 5'11 with a 36" inseam. My torso is super short so I ride mediums with tall posts. Proper leg extension requires a full foot a exposed seatpost.


    Going down! Drop the seat, raise the fork. I'm not 100% satisfied with the cable routing. I know I can clean it up a touch. I'm doing a shake down run tomorrow so I'll make changes with what I find.


    Specs:
    Frame: Giant Reign 2, medium
    Rear shock: Fox Float RP2(will be replaced by a Monarch)
    Fork: Maverick DUC32. SusEx seal heads, IFP, tuned for me
    Stem: Maverick Adjustable
    Bar: Answer AM carbon 720mm
    Grips: ODI Ruffian lock on
    Shifters: Sram XO gripshift
    Front derailleur: Sram XX
    Rear derailleur: Sram XO(5 years old, no carbon cage)
    Chain: KMC X9SL
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-34
    Cranks: E13 XC 22/32/Shimano bash
    Pedals: Tioga platform
    Saddle: WTB Devo Carbon Ti
    Post: RockShox Reverb(stright out of the box, uncut/no bleed)
    Clamp: Woodman Deathgrip Ti
    Brakes: Shimano XT(not the servowave version)
    Rotors: Avid Cleansweep X(185/165)
    Wheels:
    Front: King ISO 24mm, Revolution spokes, Blunt rims
    Rear: King ISO 135, Revolution spokes, Blunt rims
    Tubes: Specialized regular ol' presta 2.2
    Tires: Schwalbe RocketRon 2.4's
    Computer: Trek Incite 11i
    Chainstay protection: Hacked old tube


    Enjoy!
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    Let me show you my brand new bike, the Giant Reign 2.

    Size M (17"9), i'm 1,78 mtrs tall.
    Upgraded from the original one:
    - Shimano XT (165mm) crancks (24-36T) and Gamut cover
    - Avid Elixir Cr brakes
    - Renthal FatBar cutted at 750mm
    - Thomson 4x stem
    - RockShox Reverb seatpost

    Weight: 14,5 kg
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    This weight without pedal, after I added a pair of wellgo ti axle pedal and a maverick speedball seat post, it`s 27.65lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxconvert View Post

    Specs:
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    Fork: Maverick DUC32. SusEx seal heads, IFP, tuned for me
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    You are probably aware, but dual crown forks voids the Reign frame warranty. They must have their reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rep_1969 View Post


    You know that dual crown fork is gonna void your warranty...
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    2011 Reign frame set build

    MY Bike! 2011 Reign Frameset, Fox rp23, 2012 Fox 36 Talas 160, 2.35 Kenda Nevegals tubless, 2011 crossmax sx, Sram X9 2x10 Group, XO brakes 180f 160r, Fizik seat (dont remember which.. the dog decided to naw on it at the LBS so i had to buy it... expensive taste though!!), Easton post, Easton Havoc Bars (nice and wide!!), Shimano Spd's..






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    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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    Well you don't really see the bike, but I will post a picture of it tomorrow. Some little upgrades were done in the last months.


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    Here is my 2011 R2. Upgrades from stock:

    White Flow rims with red Pro 2 hubs & red spoke nipples,
    Maxis Advantage tires running tubeless, 2.4 front & 2.25 rear,
    Rock Shox Reverb seat post,
    XT brakes with white Goodridge lines,
    Braking 185mm front rotor,
    XT cranks with 24-36 & Blackspire Lite God bash guard,
    XT cluster (the stock one was like an anchor!!) & XT chain,
    Kore Chain Reactor chain tensioner,
    white shimano M520 pedals,
    Red ODI Ruffian MX grips,
    Red Hope seat collar.
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    IMO, one of the few times that us big guys get the better looking bike/frame then the smaller guys.
    (seems like the small/medium frames always look awesome in the magazines/reviews, and then when I go buy my L/XL it looks all lanky... )





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    I'm right with ya there, totally agree
    The proportions just look better with the large frame in this case, less cluttered...
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    You need an anthem frame for those components

    Really Crest? and KNCN goodies on a 6" travel frame?? What is next?? a SID??

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