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any giant reign owners (2015)

Nov. 16, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
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My friend did the same on his. I pointed out however that the lower cage bolt that's fixed into the bash guard could puncture the downtube if smacked on something.

Not going to happen. That is a very strong hunk of aluminum. If you strike something hard enough to bend in, probably damaging the rivnuts in the process and still have enough force to push a 5 mm nylock into that frame, that is the least of the worries.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Nov. 16, 2015, 3:03 p.m.
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These two posts are useless without pics!

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Jan. 24, 2016, 7:48 a.m.
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so a couple of my buddies have the new reign. my observations riding with them here on the b+K is that the reign climbs as good as my 2103 sight and descends as good as my six. my buddie can do on one bike what takes me two . yes my sight climbs better in the true tech gnar, but i don't actually do that much tech gnar climbing. and the six might descend a bit more comfortably..but not much really on either … I'm def considering a reign for 2016.. the 650b seems like a pretty good way to go.also i agree w ned overends comments recently about the larger whls..(maybe not full 29 but i don't live in colorado)

We are loving the new Reigns. - I can now take on more high speed technical climbing (over my 100 mm hardtail 29er), at least until my lungs give out. Keeping up with the Coastal crew on cutties was a challenge, but I had one great run with Dylan and Curtis in my sights last time on the coast.

PS - your inbox is full.

Jan. 24, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
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i deleted emails going back to 2011

Jan. 24, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
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they seem like a nice bike. sadly construction costs are high. shit adds up!

cycling and trail building all seem like a long ago memory ..:( i sure miss having the time for that action..

Jan. 29, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
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If you do get one, hopefully you don't crack the frame. I've been waiting for a replacement for over 3 months now. :swearing:

May 16, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
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I have a Reign Advanced 1 that I want to convert to tubeless. Someone must have done this before.

Do I need the Giant specific conversion kit or can I use any kit? Anyone know what width the tape needs to be?

Pretty sure the tyres and the rims are compatible.

May 16, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

gorilla tape and a bottle of sealant usually does the trick

May 17, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
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Has anyone else noticed their back axle backing off when riding? I'm confident I'm not hitting it with my foot, but I do need to keep an eye on it.

Also, my Reign loves 4 bottomless rings in the Monarch. I'm 210lbs and I was struggling with finding that sweet spot between small bump and bottom out. 4 rings in there and the whole bike is happier. I feel like I get less deflection because the wheel is striking things in its travel, compared with always being at the bottom on a hit.

Cheap and easy mod that made a real difference in the ride of my Reign.

May 17, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
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I haven't had that problem.

May 17, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
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I have had that problem with the axle backing off on my reign as well. Don't have it on my other bike and they share the same axle.

May 17, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
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[INDENT]No axle issues so far, and I run a vivid coil which I've been very happy with, so no issues on getting the monarch setup
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www.travelswithtyler.com

May 17, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
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Mine is a 2016 and buddy's is a 2015 so it doesn't appear to be year specific.

May 17, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
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Has anyone else noticed their back axle backing off when riding? I'm confident I'm not hitting it with my foot, but I do need to keep an eye on it.

Also, my Reign loves 4 bottomless rings in the Monarch. I'm 210lbs and I was struggling with finding that sweet spot between small bump and bottom out. 4 rings in there and the whole bike is happier. I feel like I get less deflection because the wheel is striking things in its travel, compared with always being at the bottom on a hit.

Cheap and easy mod that made a real difference in the ride of my Reign.

yeah i had the same problem on mine. Had to clean it and then grease it, makes it hold better but i still had to check it at the bottom of every section just for peace of mind

May 17, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
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I have had that problem with the axle backing off on my reign as well. Don't have it on my other bike and they share the same axle.

Yep, huge problem. Loctite didn't solve it, guess i need to use more.

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