Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 WIP upated 15/02/12

Postby Angry Bird » Thu Apr 19, 2012 16:28 pm

That bike looks amazing, very jealous here :evil:

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 WIP upated 15/02/12

Postby 1mancity2 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 19:46 pm

Cheers changed again, saint rear mech and shifter and gone 1x9 will get some new pic up soon.
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Re: Giant Reign 2010 WIP upated 15/02/12

Postby 1mancity2 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 06:35 am

Ok been tinkering and riding style has improved so the bike has taken the DH/Freeride route and here she is,

2010 Giant Reign frame with fox dhx dc2 coil shock, custom paint
Rockshox Domain 160mm
Running 1x9 gearing, Saint shifter and Mech
Shimano Saint Single ring cranks with Superstar Nano, ,custom paint
Brian Lopes chain device
Hope Pro2 hubs laced to Mavic EN521 Rims
Hope M4 Brakes with Hope floating rotors, 203mm both ends
Rockshox Reverb seatpost, Sdg saddle
Hope 70mm OS stem with Renthal Fatbar cut to 760mm 10 mm rise
Panaracer Fire FR tyres 2.4 Front and Back

New Saint Rear Mech,
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Brian Lopes chain device,
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Fox Dhx Rc2 coil shock,
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Full bike,
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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby DodgeT » Thu Jun 14, 2012 07:13 am

Looking good mate, them tyres are huuuuuuuge :)

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby 1mancity2 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 07:47 am

DodgeT wrote:Looking good mate, them tyres are huuuuuuuge :)


Yeah and they have massive side ramps for cornering, cheap as well bud :wink:
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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby RockmonkeySC » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:26 pm

Thats really nice. I could use something like that myself.

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby delcol » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:30 pm

that coil should bring the bike to live.. i know it did when i put the dhx 4.0 on my heckler.. i only ever rode the butcher with a coil shock...

but sorry i have to say dont like those red sidewalls... they are huge...

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby DodgeT » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Get some red grips on it !

Had a white bike before, with red walled panny's and looked spot on with some red grips.

Can't wait to see them, they look stupidly big! (in a good way :) )

Hmm, wonder how they'd look on the enduro.....

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby 1mancity2 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 14:01 pm

delcol wrote:that coil should bring the bike to live.. i know it did when i put the dhx 4.0 on my heckler.. i only ever rode the butcher with a coil shock...

but sorry i have to say dont like those red sidewalls... they are huge...


Cheers guys, Col I hate the red but they are massive and just give me that extra in the corners and jumps, way way bigger than 2.5 Maxxis.
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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby bennett_346 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 14:04 pm

And red is faster.

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby delcol » Thu Jun 14, 2012 16:21 pm

those hans damphs our kid put on his chromag are like that they are huge...

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby 1mancity2 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 21:15 pm

Went up Gizzy this afternoon and..omg how good are coil shocks!!

I hit the leap of faith and bang, so easy to get the bike airbourne, the coil just gives you so much more pop, we were getting at least 6ft of height, hit the dh and the rough stuff is now really flowing instead of managable.

The bike just tracks the floor so much better, but it has shown up how poor the domains can be in corners......
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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby bluechair84 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 09:14 am

I'm having very good times with my Lyric RC2 DH - will be a lot lighter than the domain too... But thinking back to when I ran Van36s, the Lyrics don't feel quite as liquid. I'm dead happy with them, but they've not got that coil feeling. They're pricey new but then I get everything second hand :)

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Jun 16, 2012 18:58 pm

I have got a Lyrik RC2DH & Domain RC. You would be surprised just how good the Domain is. It's more plush than the Lyrik, just looses out when things get really rough at high speed & the damper can't quite keep up. I think the plushness of the Domain is down to the chrome plated steel stanchion which is also what makes it heavy.
The Domains work best with the absolute minimum compression damping you can get away with and fairly slow rebound. TF Tuned can do mods to them to improve the damping.
Coil shocks are the future, so much plusher and better controlled. Shame Ti springs are so expensive though.

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby bennett_346 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 19:07 pm

So really it's just coil vs air not lyrik vs domain?

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Jun 17, 2012 06:53 am

My Lyriks are coil. I didn't like the air Lyriks at all. Coil is much nicer.

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby 1mancity2 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 08:36 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:I have got a Lyrik RC2DH & Domain RC. You would be surprised just how good the Domain is. It's more plush than the Lyrik, just looses out when things get really rough at high speed & the damper can't quite keep up. I think the plushness of the Domain is down to the chrome plated steel stanchion which is also what makes it heavy.
The Domains work best with the absolute minimum compression damping you can get away with and fairly slow rebound. TF Tuned can do mods to them to improve the damping.
Coil shocks are the future, so much plusher and better controlled. Shame Ti springs are so expensive though.


Agree they are really stiff and only get out of shape on really rough and often hits, I thought about a new damper, would the rc2dh damper fit?

Other than that they are really good, weight dosn't bother me, used to it now.
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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:06 am

Pretty sure the mission control damper won't fit. The steel stanchions have a different internal diameter to the aluminium ones on the Lyriks.
I'm sure TF Tuned can do something with them though.

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby A planty » Fri Jun 29, 2012 17:36 pm

Lookin well sweet !!! How does the chain device attach I've been told the BB's are press fit so can't take a device???????????
And this leap of faith isn't that in kinver ?

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Re: Giant Reign 2010 upated 14/06/12

Postby leaflite » Sun Jul 01, 2012 20:46 pm

A planty wrote:Lookin well sweet !!! How does the chain device attach I've been told the BB's are press fit so can't take a device???????????



Im guessing that as this is the 2010 model, it has a standard threaded bb shell? The newer models have the pressfit which stops you fitting a bb mounted guide. You could probably bodge something with a superstar seat tube mounted guide on the top and a bionicon c guide on the chainstay though.


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