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any giant reign owners (2015)

Nov. 10, 2015, 11:50 a.m.
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I think how well it climbs depends on what you are comparing it to. I feel my compromise with the Reign was descending over climbing compared to some of the other bikes I was looking at, but it still climbs well. It climbs far better than the last AM bike I owned but that was a good few years old. It descends just as well if not better.

Nov. 10, 2015, 1:19 p.m.
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what can you really say about a bike design that uses some type of suspension lock-out to enable it to climb better and how can it be compared to a design that does not use a lock-out .

any body climb on their Reign without using the suspension lock-outs ? and how would one compare the difference between locked out and not ?

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Nov. 10, 2015, 1:40 p.m.
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any body climb on their Reign without using the suspension lock-outs ? and how would one compare the difference between locked out and not ?

I'm just wondering how many people/who climbs with out using the lock out now a days?

Nov. 10, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
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I would use the lockout on fire roads only. With the right sag setup actually quite efficient. The vivid coil i have on now has no lockout, and i thought would suffer the climbs, but iI haven't noticed it really at all. My biggest problem with lockouts forgetting take them off.

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Nov. 10, 2015, 1:47 p.m.
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well there you go. I'm pretty religious about locking out for my climbs.

Nov. 10, 2015, 1:49 p.m.
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I also use my lockout and travel adjust on the fork fairly regularly

Nov. 10, 2015, 1:57 p.m.
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my 55 has ta, my pike does not. it is nice feature ya…i miss it on the pike.

Nov. 10, 2015, 2:22 p.m.
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Ditto, use travel adjust, on my Trance SX, but don't have a lock out. Will sometimes the the CS on the DB Inline. Usually not more than 1/3 to 1/2 from open. Bikes get better traction with suspension working and ride smoother. I am not anywhere near sprinting on my climbs so a lockout is not that important to me.

A few times that I have tried to dirt jump I crank up the compression or add 5-10psi, other than that I let the suspension work.

Edit: On some of the newer climbing trails (For the Kids, R[HTML_REMOVED]R …) I sometimes find leaving the fork at full travel is easier as you can leave the front tire mostly unweighted and it seems to ride over any obstacles easier.

Nov. 10, 2015, 6:26 p.m.
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I'm just wondering how many people/who climbs with out using the lock out now a days?

ME!!!!

Lyrik up front Vivid Air in the back , ride 95% techy single track in the Fraser Valley OH YEAH still rocking 26" wheels as well 2015 KONA Process 167 .

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Nov. 11, 2015, 8:21 a.m.
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ME!!!!

… OH YEAH still rocking 26" wheels ….

what is this crazy talk?

Nov. 11, 2015, 11:25 a.m.
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Hopefully we're not talking fork lockouts :rolleyes:

Nov. 11, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
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i lock it all out. in fact i just did for todays ride. i find mine isn't really a 100% lock out and i get quite a bit of traction still.

Nov. 11, 2015, 3:21 p.m.
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i lock it all out. in fact i just did for todays ride. i find mine isn't really a 100% lock out and i get quite a bit of traction still.

how much sag do you run ?? i run less than 20% front and rear with my air pressure 35 to 40psi over my max riding weight .

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Nov. 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
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I only really use the propedal feature on my rear shock on long fireroad climbs or perhaps very smooth singletrack. I use the travel adjust on my lyrik up front (older model) to dial it down to 130mm for just about every climbing situation, but my frame was designed around a 130mm fork so that just brings it back to stock handling, while running it at the 160mm setting slacks it out for descending

Nov. 11, 2015, 5:32 p.m.
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good feedback on the longer/lower/slacker bikes, thanks all who contributed. I rode in utah for a few weeks with a buddy on a 2015 reign and he didn't seem to have any problems on 25-30km tech xc rides, but then and again some people are able to climb dh bikes up amazing terrain while I seem to need all the help I can get when it comes to ascending

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