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    Reign X. New design vs old design.

    I want to buy a used Reign X frame and I don't know whether I should look for a newer design frame (2010+) or go for a cheaper pre-2010 model. I know that the new frame is lighter, but is it actually better in terms of geometry and suspension?

    P.S: I've searched the forum, but found no similar topics.
    P.P.S: Yes, I know that 2010 models have lower link problems.

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    They have an archive of bikes on the Giant website with geo figures all the way back to 2007. As far as the suspension goes... I'm pretty sure that the Maestro is essentially the same. The hydroforming process allowed them to get rid of the pierced-downtube and drop a bunch of frame weight (that's my understanding) - but I'm fairly sure the suspension is essentially the same in terms of performance.

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    How much of a weight difference is there exactly between the old and the new frame?

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    That is a significant weight reduction. Almost a lb and a half!
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Yes almost 1.5lbs, but I have a sneaky suspicion the old frame design is a little stiffer and I will take a weight penalty for stiffness all day long.

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    Nice thread-dredge...

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