• 02-27-2013
    marsupilami
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    Awesome bikes, but so clean and still...
    Let's switch to action mode? :-)
    Video capture of my 2010 Reign 1
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  • 03-01-2013
    rideitall
    There a a number of really nicely done up Reigns, some with really nice wheels or pretty tricked out drivetrain, but not too many with shocks being changed out. Just curious to those that like to tinker and build up these bikes but keep the stock RP2 or RP23, how do you rate the suspension performance?

    I have had 3 Reigns, 2005, 2008, and currently a 2010 and have changed around shocks on the 2008 and 2010. Went from a RP2 to a RP23, then custom tuned RP23, then a Monach Plus RC3 and now a X-Fusion Vector Air HLR (still learning how to setup).

    For me and my riding style the Monarch felt much better than the RP2 or RP23. Both the RP23 and Monarch are limited with 3 compression settings, but the Monarch with the piggyback seems to be able to control the larger or sharper hit/bumps better.

    Now the couple of rides I have on the Vector it performs even better in this area over the Monarch, but due to the number of dials it is not quite as convenient to change settings as compared to the lever on the Monarch or RP23.

    So again curious as to how folks on here rate the performance of the rear suspension. I see the riding terrain and conditions are quite varied as could be shown from the very nice shot right about with marsupilami hitting what appears to be quite a sizable jump.
  • 03-01-2013
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rideitall View Post
    So again curious as to how folks on here rate the performance of the rear suspension. I see the riding terrain and conditions are quite varied as could be shown from the very nice shot right about with marsupilami hitting what appears to be quite a sizable jump.

    I upgraded my rear sus performance quite a bit by going to a 2.25"-stroke Van-R coil shock. Upgraded it with a Zoke titanium spring a bit later. Way better than the stock DHX-4 air. YMMV.
  • 06-05-2015
    GXXRDRVR
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    2013 Reign 1
  • 12-04-2015
    kiwi_matt
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    Had this one week now...

    Attachment 1033467
  • 12-04-2015
    socalrider77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kiwi_matt View Post
    Had this one week now...

    Attachment 1033467

    How do you like it so far?
  • 12-05-2015
    kiwi_matt
    Love it. Pedals at least as good as my 120mm Stumpjumper and it feels bulletproof. Just getting used to the 800mm bars.