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    New question here. New Front "end"

    hello ive been riding my reign x1 and decided i need more in the front, it has a fox van 36r i would like to trade it or sell for something bigger like the boxxer or the 888 or anymore suggestions im in the 800-900 price range... oh im 233# in all my gear...
    thanks Jordan

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    wheelworld.com you can pick up brand new 05 888 for 450 great bang for the buck i have that same for and love it

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    is there any advantage over air or spring?

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    depends what your riding strictly racing i would go with air everything else, all the riding i do, id go with spring... airs lighter tho

    im not an expert on the matter tho im sure people will give a more in depth answer

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    sorry for the multiple post but you being a bigger guy i'd go with spring too if your not super smooth you may find it to be less maintence

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    umm the reign x1 is not designed to have a dual crown put on it man. kiss your warranty and maybe teeth good bye if you install a boxxer, 888, or any other dual crown on that frame..
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    your head tube is not going to like you with an 8inch dualcrown. and it will rake out your headangle like crazy, If you need somthing bigger i wouldent go more than 180mm somthing like a totem or 66.
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    I wouldn't put a dual crown on a reign x

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    Small in the front end huh?

    Not much you can do man, you are unlucky

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    Here is a good example of something to do, w.o goofing up your reign w/ a dual crown.





    or a little PSing.


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    A Totem is only 5mm shorter than a Boxxer. There's not much of a difference between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollapalooza
    A Totem is only 5mm shorter than a Boxxer. There's not much of a difference between the two.
    But the Totem is way cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty
    But the Totem is way cooler.
    I'm just pointing out that his headtube isn't going to instantly buckle with the height of the boxxer.

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    Once again, were trying to make a bike not designed for all out DH...be modified for all out DH.

    888 and Boxxers are really for frames designed with 203mm forks in mind.

    It's really redundant to throw a Dual Crown on a Reign X. You can get everything you need/want in a Single Crown package, without breaking the bank and staying reasonable in weight.

    Get a Totem or 66.
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    yeah im gunna go with the marz 66 RCV are any of you looking for a Fox van 36 brand new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty
    Here is a good example of something to do, w.o goofing up your reign w/ a dual crown.

    Black Reign with the Totem is nice!
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    i love my 66 rcv, no problems, great fork. i would buy your fox if i had the money. im building a freeride hardtail and im going to pick upa fox 36 in the future.
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    so if a put a card in my spokes could i trick people in to thinking my bike is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollapalooza
    I'm just pointing out that his headtube isn't going to instantly buckle with the height of the boxxer.
    It's not just the height. The additional crown means that the fork acts as a stiffer lever and has a greater effect.

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    Honestly, I would just send in your 36 and get it upgraded to RC2, and be done w/it..
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    I am pretty sure you cannot get the 66 RCV it is just an oem fork, and if you have 900 dollars to spend just go over to go-ride and pick up a 66 RC3, because you can type in a coupon code and get it for 855.00. I have one on my reign x and love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    Honestly, I would just send in your 36 and get it upgraded to RC2, and be done w/it..
    what does that consist of? and cost?

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    that doesn't make much sense to me, a totem at 180mm is nearly identical to an 8" boxxer axle to crown, and even though it's a single crown, has gotta be stiffer than a boxxer. How is that gonna not f up the geo, or put as much stress on the headtube as a boxxer would?

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    Here's an Idea, I have an 05' Boxxer Team that is 170mm. The A to C height would be something totally managable for your reign if your interested in a trade.
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    Single crown forks put less stress on the headtube than would a triple crown. I'm not sure if the Reign's head tube area would be strong enough to handle the additional stress. It would definitely decrease the service life of your frame.

    Like what the others said, the biggest fork that I would put on a Reign X would indeed be a 66 or a Totem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j0rdanhanson
    what does that consist of? and cost?
    To be honest, I don't know but give fox a call, pretty sure it's possible..
    "The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams."

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    Van 36r to 66RCV would be quite the downgrade in my opinion. I'd be looking at a RC3 or ATA. RCV dampers blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgto
    Single crown forks put less stress on the headtube than would a triple crown. I'm not sure if the Reign's head tube area would be strong enough to handle the additional stress. It would definitely decrease the service life of your frame.

    Like what the others said, the biggest fork that I would put on a Reign X would indeed be a 66 or a Totem.
    I highly doubt a boxxer is stiffer fore/aft than a totem, that is the source of the headtube stress, not where the crowns are.

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    20mm is not worth 900 dollars IMO

    the 66RC3 is nearly the same A2C as the 888, and I doubt the ReignX is designed to handle a fork any longer than the 36. I see people are running them bigger, but I predict someone will have a bad time doing so...

    I would consider the route of upgrading to an RC2 Vanilla, or buy a Float36RC2 and sell your VanR

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