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My Giant Reign X2

JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
edited August 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Near totally standard, perhaps the start of a project or perhaps how it will stay...

Any advice welcome, including anywhere to actually ride it around Somerset. Next mod will be to buy a old van to transport it lol

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  • FenredFenred Posts: 428
    Never mind the MTB, I want your other "toys"...The GSXR and the Alpina!! :lol:
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Lol, yeah the gixxer is fun too, the Alpina is my company car
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Few more pics,

    This was the original spec, done a few upgrades with good results so far
    size XS,S,M,L
    color Black/Anthracite
    frame ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 6.7" Maestro Suspension
    fork Marzocchi 55R w/ 20mm Thru Axle and tapered steerer, 160mm travel
    shock Marzocchi Roco R, coil
    handlebar Giant Connect SL, riser 31.8
    stem Race Face Evolve AM
    seatpost Giant Connect SL, 30.9
    saddle Fi'zi:k Zeak w/ 7mm Manganese rails, Custom for Giant
    pedals Giant Alloy Platform
    shifters SRAM X5 trigger
    front derailleur Shimano SLX w/ Race Face Atlas Shiftguide
    rear derailleur SRAM X5
    brakes Avid Juicy 3 185F/160R
    levers Avid Juicy 3
    cassette SRAM PG950 11x34, 9-speed
    chain Shimano HG-73
    cranks Truvativ Ruktion 2.0, 24/36/RG
    BBr Truvativ Howitzer, External
    rims WTB Dual Duty FR
    hubs [F] Giant Tracker Disc w/ 20mm Axle, [R] Formula Disc Sealed bearing w/ 12mm Axle, 32h
    spokes Stainless Steel, 14/15g
    tires Kenda Nevegal, 26x2.35 Folding
    extras Large has 180R rotor

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  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Argh, why do the picture come up with scroll bars or only partly viewable? Whats the best size pics to post?
  • Welsh_TomWelsh_Tom Posts: 571
    Jeansy wrote:
    Argh, why do the picture come up with scroll bars or only partly viewable? Whats the best size pics to post?

    its the forums default window size
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Ah cheers Tom, do you know what size fits without the scroll bars?
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    New wheel, tyre & tube turned up in the week
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    Wasnt sure if id be able to tell the difference but it seems like a good saving and it is definately noticable :)
    From approx 2380g down to aprrox 1630g, so about 750g saved just on front wheel!
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    crests and rocket rons on a bike like that is err interesting :shock: :lol: still looks pretty nice 8)

  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    What lawmen said :P love coils... thinking i should have one on my mondy for fun :)
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    I realise they are more XC rather than AM but I give it an easy life with my fly weight, max it has to cope with at present is 4ft drops to flat. They aren't that weak are they?
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    No they're superb as a trail/AM rim, got a set and they handle everything I've thrown at them, just seem an odd choice on a bike like a reign X, just my view that if you can run rims that light, you probably could get with less travel, but obviously you ride what you like :lol:

  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Little update, new bars, 40mm extra plus 20mm longer stem AND a small weight saving
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    Frame: ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 6.7" Maestro Suspension
    Forks: Marzocchi 55R w/ 20mm Thru Axle and tapered steerer, 160mm travel
    Bars: Ragley Wiser Carbon 720mm-35mm rise
    Stem: Carbon Cycles 31.8mm Ext 90mm
    Headset: Giant
    Grips: Giant
    Bar Ends: None

    Front Brake Lever assy: Avid Juicy3
    Front Caliper: Avid Juicy3
    Front disc: Hope 203mm Floating
    Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid Juicy3
    Rear Caliper: Avid Juicy3
    Rear Disc: Avid CleansweapG2 185mm
    Hoses: Standard


    Shifters: X9
    Cables: Jagwire L3
    Front Mech: SLX
    Rear Mech: X5
    Chain Device: Race Face Atlas Shiftguide

    Seat: Charge Spoon
    Seat Post: Thompson Elite
    Seat Post Clamp: Giant

    Cranks: Truvativ Ruktion 2.0,
    Chainring(s): 24/36/RG
    Chain: Shimano HG-73
    Cassette: SRAM PG950 11x34, 9-speed
    Pedals: Giant but MG1s on route
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Howitzer, External

    Front Wheel: Merlins Handbuilt
    Rim: Stans Crest
    Spokes: DT Comp SS
    Hub: Hope Pro2 20mm Disc
    Tube: Michelin Latex
    Tire: Rocket Ron 2.4

    Back Wheel: Standard
    Rim: WTB Dual Duty FR
    Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14/15g
    Hub: Formula Disc Sealed bearing w/ 12mm Axle, 32h
    Tube: Standard
    Tire: Racing Ralph 2.25

    Weight: Unknown

    Next step will be to either change the gearing so i have slightly higher gearing, tho im not sure how to go about this, and new rear wheel, prob the same as the front but possibly a different hub as im not sure on the Hope one...
  • kdawg74kdawg74 Posts: 271
    Nice looking steed dude, nice company car too
    2008 Kona Dawg Deluxe http://s1187.photobucket.com/albums/z39 ... luxe%2008/

    Schwinn Madison fixie
    Tifosi Road bike
    Singlespeed Hardtail http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z39 ... AG0457.jpg
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Added: Saints front brake, new rear wheel, american classic hub, stans rim, XO rear cassette, new chain KMC X9 SL
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    Loving the Ragley Wiser after a few rides, unbelievable value imo
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I'd say your seat post is on the wrong way round.
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    I'd say your seat post is on the wrong way round.

    Felt more comfy my way round tho :?
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Still wrong, just now triply wrong.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Jeansy wrote:
    I'd say your seat post is on the wrong way round.

    Felt more comfy my way round tho :?
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    actually spat my tea out at that!!!

  • kdawg74kdawg74 Posts: 271
    Almost did too, nice one.
    2008 Kona Dawg Deluxe http://s1187.photobucket.com/albums/z39 ... luxe%2008/

    Schwinn Madison fixie
    Tifosi Road bike
    Singlespeed Hardtail http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z39 ... AG0457.jpg
  • JeansyJeansy Posts: 73
    Still wrong, just now triply wrong.
    Thought you were joking! In what way is it wrong? The bit that says 'Front' is pointing forwards....
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