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    Reign photos (merged thread)

    I have been riding my R2 for a couple of weeks now and am loving it.I ride at a place called Lysterfield Lake in Melbourne Australia. Its the site for the 2006 Commonwealth games and they have just spent big bucks building heaps of new trails.
    The R2 suits the tracks beautifully allowing me to clear trails that I couldnt clear on my VT3. Unfortunately I havent been able to take any action shots but would be interested in checking out any body elses.Also any shots of Reign bikes, modifications etc.
    Lets try to keep this thread for Reign owners only. let us know your Reign experiences and show us lots of cool photos.

    I will try to get some action shots of myself this weekend !

    Here is my baby, not an action shot but something to start with.
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    hmmm...

    Here's a couple. It's amazing how things look so much easier in a picture than in real life...





    These were taken last weekend at Red Hill, the first is a steep ass rock section, and the second is just a little creek jump..

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    finally.......

    Its good to see another Aussie enjoying thier R2 as much as I do. And its good to see a shot of a Reign in action rather than leaning up against a wall in someones lounge room !
    I will try to replicate the action shots this weekend. Looks like Monday is the day (got to love these long weekends !)
    Are there any overseas shots out there, show us what you can do in the U.S or Europe.

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    Cheapo camera !

    Damn camera problems ! Will give it another go this weekend.

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    Hey Guys nice shots!

    My buddy just got a Reign 2. Still trying to get it dialed in. I was wondering if you guys could post what your settings are for the front and rear shocks. Especially what you weigh and how much pressure your putting in the main chamber and the SPV chamber of the 3-way.

    Thanks, BTW that bike is lustworty!

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    rear setting

    My weight is 180 lbs (with clothes etc) and I put 140 psi in the main chamber and 70-90 psi into SPV depending on the type of trail...
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    R2 settings

    I weigh 73kgs (160 lbs) fully dressed ready to ride including camelbak. On the rear shock the main chamber is set at 115 psi with spv at 80. The front fork spv is set at 50 psi. These settings are still being played around with a little but I reckon its pretty close. I seem to get excellent climbing and pedalling efficiency with great control and plushness on the down hills. Even after 3 to 4 foot drops, the o ring is still a good 20mm from the end of the piston.

    I had a 2004 VT3 before the R2 and i had the settings at 140psi in the main and 110psi in the spv to get a similar, but not as effecient response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicwombat
    I weigh 73kgs (160 lbs) fully dressed ready to ride including camelbak. On the rear shock the main chamber is set at 115 psi with spv at 80. The front fork spv is set at 50 psi. These settings are still being played around with a little but I reckon its pretty close. I seem to get excellent climbing and pedalling efficiency with great control and plushness on the down hills. Even after 3 to 4 foot drops, the o ring is still a good 20mm from the end of the piston.

    I had a 2004 VT3 before the R2 and i had the settings at 140psi in the main and 110psi in the spv to get a similar, but not as effecient response.
    I'm still playing around with mine, but I weigh 80kgs (176lbs) and have the main chamber set to 145psi, which is still probably not enough, but I like a lot of sag at the moment. In the picture above, coming down the hill, I hit the bottom and got full compression out of the front and rear (at least it looks that way when freeze framing the video), so I could definately do with some more air in there. I have the SPV set to 50psi (again cos I like it soft) and still don't get much bob, if any. I also have the front forks (nixon with spv) set to 50psi in the SPV chamber. Thats what it's at at the moment, but may very well change as I explore what the different settings feel like.

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    I just picked my R2 up today I havnt messed with the settings much though. Thing is, I dont really know how to mess with them, I couldnt get a good idea from the manuals. Could you guys help me out here? What do I need to look for when adjusting? Oh, and where is the air valve for the front fork? I couldnt find it. Sorry if these are dumb questions.

    And about the action shots, Im taking it to the trail tomorrow for the first time and hopefully Ill get some good pics.

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    strange thing

    joshanonymous couse I weigh about 82 kg plus clothes and gear. I ride 140 psi in the main chamber and haven't bottomed it out (the ring on the shock's shaft has still bout 1 cm to move) on 1+ meter to flat.

    Have no action photos yet, but i am taking it next weekend to real mountains !
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    spv nixon elites

    Barfbike, the reason you can't find the air valve on the forks is that in Australia we were lucky enough to have SPV specced Nixon elites on the R2. I'm not sure if any body else got these. The standard nixon elites do not have SPV. I'm pretty sure that U.S bikes don't have it.

    sorry about the quality of the photo !
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    well then that explains it! thanks so much for that little piece of info, i would have been killing myself trying to find it! so i guess there's no way to adjust sag on my front fork? all it has is compression, rebound, and travel adjustment. did it cost you guys in australia more to have the spv valve on the nixon fork?
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    acuatally i cought myself on that one and edited the post as quick as i could, didnt know someone was reading it at the time

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    Australia not Austria. And believe me US is much cheaper then Europe.


    Post above has been edited so mine does not make any sense now
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    nothing special,

    but there is rarely time to make photos in real action
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    Sweet pics! I love that first one. ARGH! My friend keeps forgetting to bring his camera when we ride! Ive been on about 4 rides with the Reign so far but none with camera present. Late next week I WILL have some pics. Scouts honor.

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    I am super stoked about this frame, Giant is the Maestro as far I'm concerned. I finally got my frameset built and dialed in. I don't have any action shots yet but I will, here is what my Reign looks like.

    BTW, I have had a hell of a time finding a chanstay protector and was wondering where you got yours? I am going to beat the $hit out of my chainstay if I don't find something soon

    Here are some pics of my finished bike:
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    yeah, the chainstay is very noisy. I wrapped up both tubes of the rear triangle, but still after each landing I can hear rattle of chain and rear der. Don't know what to do about it...
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    custom shock guard

    goRz - nice pics !

    nozz - saw shock guard on other thread, nice idea. Here are two versions of mine. The first was a pain because I had to remove it each time I had to adjust the spv. The second design is much better, it allows easy access. Those rediculously positioned bottle mounts actually came in handy !
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    Where did you guys get the chainstay? And could you make me one of those shock guards if I pay you some money? Its a geat idea.

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    Chainstay and shock guard.

    Barfbike, thanks, the shock guard definitely makes a difference and stops rocks and mud from hitting the shock piston. It also protects the frame from stone chips etc. The chain stay protector only just fits. You need to stretch it alot to get the velcro to match up. The brand is 'BBB'. Most bike shops in Australia stock them, not sure about overseas. I would be happy to help you out with a shock plate. Contact me on michaelabdilla@optusnet.com.au. Where about do you live, so we can organise postage and payment, postage shouldn't cost much as its very light weight. The plate will cost $20 Australian dollars. If you know anybody else who wants one, each additional plate will be $10 aussie dollars. ($30 for two, $40 for three, etc, all posted in the one package.)

    If any body else is interested, contact me on the above email address.

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    I think I might try to fabricate my own shock guard first, and if I cant get it to work Ill buy one from you. About the chainstay protector, I like the Lizard Skins chainstay protectors, but Im not sure what size I would need for the Reign. The sizes are standard, jumbo, super jumbo, and swingarm. I think super jumbo is the size I need, but Im not totally sure. Here's the link: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Protector.aspx

    Tell me what you guys think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarfBike
    I think I might try to fabricate my own shock guard first, and if I cant get it to work Ill buy one from you. About the chainstay protector, I like the Lizard Skins chainstay protectors, but Im not sure what size I would need for the Reign. The sizes are standard, jumbo, super jumbo, and swingarm. I think super jumbo is the size I need, but Im not totally sure. Here's the link: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Protector.aspx

    Tell me what you guys think.
    I found that the super jumbo was too big, and the jumbo was too small... So I figured it was cheaper to go with an inner tube. I know the lizard skins look good, but if you do it neatly, an inner tube looks and works just fine. I'll post some pics of mine when I can get a hold of my camera.
    Anyone know if the rear triangles of the reigns are the same dimensions across all sizes? That might make a difference as to whether or not the lizard skins fit.

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    shock guard

    Barfbike, thats fine, sorry about the price but i would need to buy a sheet of checkerplate, which would cost a bit. If you still need me to make one let me know.

    Joshanonymous, the dimensions of the rear triangle on a R2 16 inch is: chainstay (pivot to axle) -400mm, seatstay (pivot to axle) - 430mm and 250mm pivot to pivot to close off the rear triangle. The chainstay is 40mm wide at the widest point.

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    sicwombat, dont worry man, its nothing to do with the price. I think the price is pretty reasonable, Im just a big DIY guy so I usually give things a go myself before I give up and go for a prefabricated item. Kudos to you for the idea, genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicwombat
    Joshanonymous, the dimensions of the rear triangle on a R2 16 inch is: chainstay (pivot to axle) -400mm, seatstay (pivot to axle) - 430mm and 250mm pivot to pivot to close off the rear triangle. The chainstay is 40mm wide at the widest point.

    sicwombat.
    That was quick sicwombat. I measured my 20" R2, and it has the same size rear triangle as yours.
    Here's a pic of my chainstay protector, it does the job. My bikes a bit filthy, it's been raining lots in sydney last week, and the tracks are sooo muddy. But fun.
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    So how did you make that chainstay protector? Out of rubber from an inner tube? How do you get it to stay on? Looks good.

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    Budget Chainstay Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by BarfBike
    So how did you make that chainstay protector? Out of rubber from an inner tube? How do you get it to stay on? Looks good.
    It's a single piece of inner tube held on with black electrical tape. I cut the inner tube to the right length, cut it lengthways, then taped one of those edges the whole way along on the underside of the chainstay. I then trimmed the excess tube so it would only wrap around once, then taped that to the tube/chainstay as well, then taped up the ends. I hope that makes sense, if anyone is keen to see pics, then let me know and I might be talked into redoing my old bike and taking some pics along the way.
    It was originally just a temporary job cos I wanted to get it done before my first ride, but it seems to be holding up well. It's been going for nearly 2 months now, riding every weekend, and hasn't shown any signs of coming off, even in the mud and while getting hosed down after.

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    Ill have to give that a try. Does it cut down on the noise any? My chain gets loud when I come off jumps or drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarfBike
    Ill have to give that a try. Does it cut down on the noise any? My chain gets loud when I come off jumps or drops.
    Can't say on whether it cuts down the noise, I've never ridden without it, but mine is still noisy in the chainslapping department.
    I did find that changing gears can help cut down the noise. Try using the big ring up the front, I found that that stopped some of the more harsh chain slapping noises. I think it just moves the chain further away from the chainstay, and I heave heard (though I'm not entirely convinced) that it will increase chain tension and stop it slapping. Either way, it did help a little. I have tried fiddling with an adjustment on the rear deraileur that looked to me like it would adjust chain tension, but it didn't seem to help either. Anyone else got info on chainslapping and how to stop it?

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    all this is a bit off-topic,

    but that noisy chainstay is, I think, typical for this frame. My is also incredibly loud especially compared to my friends' bikes. When we're riding together and I jump off sth. the noise is such that, they look back to check if I did not crash

    I have wrapped and sticked different types of rubber under the lower tube of rear triangle, but it chacnges nothing... The 'trick' with using big wheel in the front helps, but I am thinking of a e13 chainguide for two gear in front...


    BTW. where are your action photos?!
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    When the chain slaps, where exactly does it slap? I want to try to fix this problem. I would go figure it out myself, but Im in Cleveland right now and wont be home until tomorrow night. As soon as I get home though Im going to try to make a shock guard and chainstay protector.

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    There may be an 'easy' fix to your chain slapping.

    Yoy could try go with a Sram rear deraileur, but then you would need the shifters aswell.

    Take a look at this video.

    Video showing action of SRAM vs. Shimano rear derailleur

    Took me AGES to find it again!


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    btw.

    for all those who think their Reign is heavy, mine is 37.5 pounds, anyone can beat that? Now I now where my strength has gone...
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    Finished

    I took the time to make my chainstay protector and shock guard today. I made the chainstay protector out of a piece of old wetsuit covered in electrical tape. I had it stretched on real tight while I wrapped it, so it feels nice and mushy, but not loose. The shock guard is painted black contrary to what it looks like in the picture, it was real humid out today so a lot of condensation built up while I took the picture. Major props to sicwombat for the idea!









    And tomorrow I get to ride for the first time in more than a week! I WILL bring the camera this time and get some action shots (if its not raining). My friend just picked up his new Specialized Epic today as well, so we'll see how the Reign holds up against his bike. Should be interesting! Peace.

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    Action

    Yay! No rain this morning!


    The angle makes it look like my back wheel is still on dirt, but that wasnt the case.




    That's me catching a little air on a downhill section.


    More air.


    Pumping hard.

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    chainstay

    The best and cheapest chainstay protector is an old inner tube wraped around the stay front front to back and secured with electricians tape. Works, is cheap, and easy to replace. Re-cycle your old tubes and protect your bike.

    Love the BB guard.

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    Nice shots

    BarfBike, great shots, I'm still trying to get some of myself. Since I first posted this thread I've either had trouble with the camera or I've been riding solo. Riding buddies have been slacking off the last couple of weeks. Hoping to get some shots soon.

    Nice job with the shock guard, the extra length on that last bend should help with even better protection of the main pivots.

    Once again, nice to see the reign in action !

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    finally action shots

    Finally some action shots. Pretty bad photography. Mixture of cheap camera and bad photographer ! Also had to reduce size of photos to fit on. Enjoy, I did.
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    Sicwombat,

    What are your size dimensions? I see you ride a 16", height, inseam, and any other sizes you may have.

    What type of ride do you get a with the 16"?

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    Sizes.

    Stoner, I'm 175cm (5 foot 9), 73kg (160lbs) ready to ride. Inseam is around 33 inches. I think I've got short legs and a longish body. Tried the 18 inch frame and found it too big, felt like I was reaching too far. The 16 inch frame gave me a more upright position, more control on the down hills and alot more manouverable through tight, twisty single track. Able to throw the bike around abit more. Also figured that there might be a slight weight saving. Give all the sizes a go, see what suits you. Which ever size you do choose, one thing is for sure, you will love the reign. Its definetly a do it all bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicwombat
    Stoner, I'm 175cm (5 foot 9), 73kg (160lbs) ready to ride. Inseam is around 33 inches. I think I've got short legs and a longish body. Tried the 18 inch frame and found it too big, felt like I was reaching too far. The 16 inch frame gave me a more upright position, more control on the down hills and alot more manouverable through tight, twisty single track. Able to throw the bike around abit more. Also figured that there might be a slight weight saving. Give all the sizes a go, see what suits you. Which ever size you do choose, one thing is for sure, you will love the reign. Its definetly a do it all bike.

    Sicwombat.
    Thanks for the info! I'm shorter than you and I too was feeling stretched on the 18". I will probably stick with the 16" for the same reasons you did.

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    Any more pics?

    Anybody else taken any Reign action photos ?

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    More Reign action shots

    Uh, I'm a bit late to this thread, but oh well. But, attached is my favorite action shot (of me) on my Reign. Also, if you go to http://www.teambaggy.com, and check out the more recent galleries, you'll see two of us riding our Reigns in some great Tahoe area technical terrain. The attached picture is on "Murderers" in the Mammoth Bar OHV area in Auburn, CA. There are also some videos of some fun things recently.
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    enjoy! :)

    Though I've got a lot of problems with my Reign I've managed to take some photos:
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    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    Though I've got a lot of problems with my Reign...
    Frame related? Care to elaborate? Nice air BTW.
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    To be specific theseproblems are problems with bearings and I ususally report them in this thread:

    Check those bearings....Trance Owners
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    you're

    lucky I make more videos than take photos and I can't postem them here Today only 1 photo, more comming soon
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    just one

    but a really good photo on a teeter totter on NS I and my mates have built.
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    Wonderful pictures, specially the last one. Maybe soon i got a Reign like yours at home. How about your problems with your bikeĀ“s bearings?

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    Hey guys! What's going on?

    Don't you have cameras in US, Australia or wherever you are from?? I've got some new pictures, but maybe I should create separate topic?

    Btw. I've just finished a movie, It's about 8 minutes long and about 50 Mb. I am going to post it somewhere this week, so anyone interested will be more than welcome to download and rate it! Does anybody know any good codec low volume/high quality to compress a movie??

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    I donĀ“t have got the bike yet but maybe soon. Go on with your movie and pictures, iĀ“ll be the fisrt one to donwload it, maybe you could post it or download it in Emule? Meanwhile could you post it some new pictures?

    Ps: tell me about the movie
    iĀ“m sorry but i canĀ“t help you, i donĀ“t know some good codecs to compress movies.
    POST SOME NEW PICTURES i love to see the Reign in itĀ“s natural atmosphere and help to decide me to buy it.

    thankĀ“s so much

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    ok, you leave me no choice :)

    I am so boastful...
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    Rate My Movie, Please :)

    here you go :

    ftp://rider:freerider@153.19.35.112/...d/FR_LYCRA.wmv - just right click on it and save us, it's 41 Mb so it may take a while to download.

    Beware it's not a Kranked or NWD !!

    oh, title in movie is in Polish , in English it would be hmmm "Bike-kamikaze strike back"
    It was actually a title of an article in a local newspaper....
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    Cool video - looks like some fun stuff to ride!!

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    great video

    goRz, top video. Looks like you guys have some great terrain to play with. Theres not much of that around here ( melbourne Australia ). There is a Beechworth mountain bike park, which looks to have similar stuff, but its a 5 hour drive to get there. By the way, if any body from Melbourne knows of any cool riding spots, let me know. I ride mostly at Lysterfield, but theres not too many jumps and drops to play on.
    goRz keep up the top photos and videos, show us more. Also , didnt have a clue what you guys were saying in polish, but you seem to be having fun.

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    It's nice to hear you like it! However, I don't mind some rational criticism so that I can improve while making the nest movie.
    the terrain round here is not as great as it may seem (it's quite flat-nearest mountains about 250 km away), but we're making the most of it.
    I've completely forgotten about those spoken scenes, but in general they are parodies of that kind of scenes from Drop In TV and The Collective, what's so fascinating about bikes, what;s scarry - just making fun of it
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    cool and well made video
    would you mind if i would play that in our bikeshop?

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    no not at all, just remember about copyrights when you start charging your customers for it
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    here you go :

    ftp://rider:freerider@153.19.35.112/...d/FR_LYCRA.wmv - just right click on it and save us, it's 41 Mb so it may take a while to download.
    I really liked it. good tunes, good riding. and the few crashes are there to remind the viewer that that stuff may be harder than it looks.
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    Awesome vid! You guys build some fun jumps with good transitions... How's the Reign holding up to that sort of use?

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    Good job!

    Great goRz, thanks so much for share this fun vid with us. The forest in Polska are beautyful places to ride for. I love to see the Reign in action.

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    Nice vid there Gorz ! Looks like fun ! I needed some subtitles in the speaking bits though

    sicwombat , I live about a half hour from Beechworth and ride there almost every weekend. If you're ever up this way , give me a yell and I'll be happy to show you around. Theres a lot of other trails in the area apart from the MTB park , some good ones here in Albury too.

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    thanks

    Pinky, thanks man for the offer. will take you up on that some time soon. I will need to organise a weekend away with the wife and kids, then bugger off for a few hours and come for a ride !

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    I think it's just about waht it can handle, but I HOPE it can handle more Air shock is not a good idea for such jumps.. all in all I cannot complain, I did not manage to fully reach transition with the rear wheel on the biggest of those doubles (12 feet) , bottomed out the rear susp, but the frame handled it ok.

    btw. I've got 2 photos taken on my last trip to the mountains in this season (guess why last
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    My 06 Reign 1 getting a little air time, totally stoked with this bike, climbs better than my Uzzi and feels just as plush.
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    yeah!

    at last someone posted something! Nice air seems to be fun and not that small at all, at least as far as I am concerned. Well build jump and tranny, it looks like a part of a well maintained trail. i wish we had sth like this here.

    btw. If I were you I'd wear some pads, ff helmet, etc, ! but I am chicken-hearted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    at last someone posted something! Nice air seems to be fun and not that small at all, at least as far as I am concerned. Well build jump and tranny, it looks like a part of a well maintained trail. i wish we had sth like this here.

    btw. If I were you I'd wear some pads, ff helmet, etc, ! but I am chicken-hearted...

    Me to i would wear protection going that big ...i broke my back this summer ..**** happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    My 06 Reign 1 getting a little air time, totally stoked with this bike, climbs better than my Uzzi and feels just as plush.
    Like goRz said... mint air. Does your 06 have the RP3 or the Swinger? Does it feel under-damped/easy bottom'ed on bigger hits or wallows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    at last someone posted something! Nice air seems to be fun and not that small at all, at least as far as I am concerned. Well build jump and tranny, it looks like a part of a well maintained trail. i wish we had sth like this here.

    btw. If I were you I'd wear some pads, ff helmet, etc, ! but I am chicken-hearted...
    The jump is in Auckland New Zealand, Woodhill forest (a heap of pics here http://forums.freeriden.co.nz/index.php ). I have hit the jump hundereds of times so i guess a little too confident with no pads, i usually do wear shin and knee pads.

    The bike has a swinger on the rear and i havent bottomed it out (yet), i am used to much more travel on a bike but this feels great, nice and responsive and enough travel for what i am getting up to.

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    http://www.suspensionmadeharmonious.com/reign.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Like goRz said... mint air. Does your 06 have the RP3 or the Swinger? Does it feel under-damped/easy bottom'ed on bigger hits or wallows?
    The swinger, i haven't bottomed it out yet, it feels as good as my old Uzzi with a DHX 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whore
    The swinger, i haven't bottomed it out yet, it feels as good as my old Uzzi with a DHX 5
    Whaaaoo that video can sell bikes, thats dangerous i just bought my S-works and need to like itfer at least a year.

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    Post Your Reign

    If nobody doesnĀ“t iĀ“ll do, please post your REIGN. This is mine.
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    My Reign

    I donĀ“t have any action shot yet cause iĀ“m a lonely rider thatĀ“s why i can only post my ride
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    Hey rennifer Nice bike. And beautyfull pictures

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    Alright, here's a few of pics of my Reign 2 (Australian, mid 2005 model).
    Taken after the Mont 24hr, Canberra, Oct 8-9. It was a complete mudbath when it started to rain at midnight or so...
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    here is mine, shorter stem and Diablous bars.
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    I like your setup Bikewhore and here is my (finally switched to X7der in the rear and it's sweet! no more Shitmano)
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    Here is my self-built little toy dressed for late night winter riding. Yes I know mudguards look naff but I live in the UK and it gets very very muddy here in the winter months
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    no offence, but this is not the best looking reign I've ever seen... what are all those lights, mudguards and this plastic ring on crankset (don't know English name for it) doing on this bike?! maybe you need citybike

    btw. this seat post may be functional but looks awkward too!

    I'm really, really sorry, but hey, who cares what do I think,right?
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    Mine after a 12 hr race , and like joshanonymous' , its a bit muddy !

    Bike Whore , I've fitted a shorter stem and 2" rise bars also. It transformed the bike ! Prevoiusly , I was getting sore shoulders and neck from a bad riding position .
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    My 2005 reign 2

    This is mine. Stock standard. Waiting for my 8 inch disc to arrive. Ordered it over the web, Downhill direct in Aus. Trying to decide on new tyres also. Just had a wash after a 3 hour ride in Healsville, Victoria, Australia. Hit my top speed today, 68.8 kmh. Had a constant 2 hr climb of 18 km, then one long downhill of another 18 km. Mainly 4wd track, loose gravel mostly, some of the corners were a bit nasty being so loose. Didnt come off though.

    Any other top speeds on Reigns ? Be honest, a photo of computer to prove it please !

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    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    no offence, but this is not the best looking reign I've ever seen... what are all those lights, mudguards and this plastic ring on crankset (don't know English name for it) doing on this bike?! maybe you need citybike

    btw. this seat post may be functional but looks awkward too!

    I'm really, really sorry, but hey, who cares what do I think,right?
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    The big plastic ring is a BlackSpire bash guard to protect the big ring. I have a habit of taking teeth out on rocks. Tried ditching the big ring and using a E-13 guard but I found I missed having the big ring.

    The seat post and seat are an SDG I-beam setup. Trust me its rocks. Super adjustable, very comfortable and very light. http://www.sdgusa.com/

    As for the lights, well it starts getting dark here at about 4pm and I don't get home from work until 6pm. Riding across the Northdowns without lights at night is a bit silly

    Here is apicture of her naked
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    now that's much better!
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    the thead is going down so!
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    Just got it a few weeks ago, pretty much stock except the seat....
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    Interesting skid plate...I was surprised when my friend (Trance owner) directed me to this thread....after I had made him one and he mounted it someone said 'hey look at MTBR..'

    And yes there are some leftover I wanted to make enough to play with in case my measurements were way off...
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    Good job!

    Heres mine at the Grand Canyon
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    once more I'll bring the thread up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    here you go :

    ftp://rider:freerider@153.19.35.112/...d/FR_LYCRA.wmv - just right click on it and save us, it's 41 Mb so it may take a while to download.

    Beware it's not a Kranked or NWD !!

    oh, title in movie is in Polish , in English it would be hmmm "Bike-kamikaze strike back"
    It was actually a title of an article in a local newspaper....
    Can you post the video again ? I can't find it on the FTP

    BTW guys, great photos ! keep posting

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    oh yes, sorry

    video's been moved to a different server. New download manual is as follows:

    follow this link:

    http://fr-squad.com/ffdb/filedb.php?action=file&id=15

    do not be afraid that it's not in english

    right-click on the 'POBIERZ' button and 'Save target as'

    This shoul work fine, I hope

    Frnakly saying, we've made a significant FR progress in comprison to the video, so there will be a new release in the spring. Stay tuned!
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    is the above link ok?

    ok that was just a pretext I am riding flat pedals for 4th day now and these are some pic. form my no foot practice session. The look bit funny to me, but I found it hard to do.
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    Works great !

    Keep the good job, post more photos

    Quote Originally Posted by goRz
    ok that was just a pretext I am riding flat pedals for 4th day now and these are some pic. form my no foot practice session. The look bit funny to me, but I found it hard to do.
    Here you go:

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    thx, alonfo here is a short video showing our first snow ride:

    http://media.putfile.com/winter20
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    What do you mean, how is my Reign? It's doing good, still not falling apart

    I use the same tires all the year and these are Schwalbe BigBetty.
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    Finally got the R2 fitted out the way I want it...
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    hey gorz hows the pike holding up, i dont like the splice on my r3 so im definately getting a new fork, and the pike is cheap just wondering what do you like and hate about it.

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    What I particularly like:

    -adjusted travel
    -Maxle
    -damping with adjusted rebound and compression - floodgate (nice thing for uphills and doubles)
    -stiff as for a sc fork
    -tough - I've vrashed once hard on the front, with front wheel turned 90degrees left, but it took it no problem

    What I dont like:
    - could have 160mm travel - that's the only reason why I want to change it to Boxxer Ride
    - could be more progressive - would handle drops better. On the other hand linear characteristic is better for all-mountain - so it can be an advantage.
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    thx, any other upgrades on your bike?

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