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Jul 23, 2014 at 14:37
Jul 23, 2014
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Jul 23, 2014 at 14:35
Jul 23, 2014

Giant Reign XT/Zee Pike Monarch + New Rear Triangle/Bearing

$3000 USD
For sale is my personal 2013 Giant Reign. I purchased the bike last year and have been slowly upgrading it piece by piece. This bike absolutely rips! It can do absolutely anything on the mountain. Want to shuttle for the day on the DH trails? Done. Want to pedal for an all day backcountry epic? Done. This bike can literally do it all. Since the purchase, I have replaced the medium front triangle with a large to add a little more cockpit room (The 2015 Reign Medium will come with the same size toptube as this Large) with a short stem. Even at 5' 9.5" I felt more comfortable on the larger frame. Have replaced the bars to a wider 750mm wide cut Race Face Atlas. Installed the incredible performing Rock Shox Pike on the front with a Cane Creek 40s Carbon headset (don't worry, the carbon is only the top plate) and slapped a Monarch Plus RC3 to the back with a RWC needle bearing on the top shock mount for to replace the sticky and quick wearing du bushings. The RockShox Pike was just rebuilt and the damper was just changed out from warranty through SRAM, so damper has 2-3 rides at most. The SLX brakes are outfitted with the IceTech finned pads and IceTech rotors. That gets you all the usable features of the XT brakes (reach adjust, rotors, pads). I have installed an Shimano XT shifter to a Shimano Zee rear derailleur linked to a 11-36 Shimano XT cassette, a single RaceFace NW 34t ring up front, an MRP 32-38t All Mountain Guide, all tied together with a Shimano XT chain and Jagwire CeX housing/cable. The chain and cassette were replaced very recently with a dozen or so rides on them. The wheels are one of the only parts still stock, the reliable Giant Tracker hubs laced to a stout DtSwiss ex540 rim. The freehub was just replaced, with only one ride, and the sealed bearings are butter smooth both front and rear. All of the dents recieved in the rims have been repaired, 3 spokes have been replaced, and the wheels are tensioned and trued. Tires are still newer, set up tubeless with Stan's valves, and tape on the rim, and have little wear. The stock seatpost has been replaced with the most recent Giant Contact Switch post, with internal routing. The crankset is the stock SLX crankset, but at only 3grams heavier than the XT, and still straight, I saw no need to replace it. The bike was shipped once for travel, and has some small wear from shipping, ie paint chipping on downtube (for large), rub on the fork lowers. I can sell the bike with either the Medium front triangle or the Large. The large has only a handful of rides on it, and the only damage would be from shipping the bike for a trip (see photos), so no major dents or dings. The Medium has been ridden longest, with the underside of the downtube having a few rock chips, and just more general wear from longer use. I will be shipping the bike with a brand new rear triangle, hardware, and bearings installed but never ridden. I am personally a bike shop mechanic, take good care of my bikes, and am fairly picky about parts and their integrity, and this bike has been really well kept after, as it was my only bike for sometime. Specs: 2013 Giant Reign Blu/Blk Med or Large (see description above), new rear triangle, bearings, and hardware. 2014 RockShox Pike 160 Solo Air (new damper cartridge) 2014 Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 air w/ RWC Shock Needle Bearing Race Face Atlas Stealth 1 1/4 rise 750mm width Giant Connect Stem 60mm CaneCreek 40s Carbon headset Shimano SLX Brakes with ICEtech pads, XT ICEtech rotors, 180mm front, 160mm rear Shimano XT R 10speed Shifter Shimano ZEE Fr rear derailleur Shimano XT 11-36t cassette Shimano XT Chain Shimano SLX 175mm Crankset Race Face Single NW 34t chainring in blue MRP AMG 32-38t Chainguide Giant Contact Switch post, routed internally Giant Tracker Hubs laced to DtSwiss ex540 rims with Dt Swiss 14g spokes (bearings still smooth, NEW freehub body) WTB Speed V Gel Pro Saddle CrankBros Mallet 2 pedals ODI Vans grips in black Maxxis Minion DHF TR EXO front, DHR II TR EXO rear - Set up tubeless Price is what I would like to receive. Give me your best offer. No Trades (I don't want your XBox or DJ). Buyer pays shipping. PayPal only. Local pickup in cash only.

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Apr 9, 2014 at 11:02
Apr 9, 2014
Selling
Apr 9, 2014 at 10:59
Apr 9, 2014

Giant Reign XL

$1600 USD
This bike was purchased as a demo bike in store, was ridden once, but has never seen any real trail time. Virtually Brand New, Zero Blemishes. The Reign is the all-mountain bike of choice for any rider looking into a Giant. Frame featuring 150mm of active Maestro suspension, the this is your ticket to mastering technical climbs and the roughest descents. This is the personal choice of bike for most of the employees here at our shop. Top-tube is on the smaller side for an XL, and will fit nearly anyone above the 6' mark. In fact a few of us here have decided to size up, and install a smaller stem (which can be included with the purchase if you desire), to update it to a more agressive, modern feel. Check out Semi-Pro Nate Riffles bike check over at Vitalmtb.com for very nice setup of this very same bike: http://m.vitalmtb.com/community/natedog,6480/setup,19868?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=spotlight Parts are as follows: Frame- ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum w/ ISCG Tabs, 6" Maestro Suspension Fork- RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air w/ 15QR thru-axle, 150mm Travel Shock- RockShox Monarch RL High Volume COMPONENTS Handlebar- Giant Connect, Low Rise, 31.8 Stem- Giant Connect Seatpost- Giant Contact Switch w/ Remote, 30.9 Saddle- Giant Performance MTB Pedals- N/A DRIVETRAIN Shifters- SRAM X5, 2x10 Speed Front Derailleur- SRAM X7 Rear Derailleur- SRAM X7 Brakes- Avid Elixir 1, [F] 180mm, [R] 160mm Brake Levers- Avid Elixir 1 Cassette- SRAM PG 1030 11x36, 10-Speed Chain- KMC X10 Crankset- SRAM S1000, 24/38 Bottom Bracket- SRAM, Threaded WHEELS Rims- DT Swiss 465D Hubs- [F] Giant Tracker Sealed/CNC w/ 15mm Axle, [R] Giant Tracker Performance, 32h Spokes- Forged Steel Black, 14/15g Tires- Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 26x2.35 Additional items not not normally stocked bike: Giant Connect Saddle Blackspire Stinger Chainguide ISCG If you have any further questions, feel free to email at Buyer pays shipping. Will ship with the lower 48. No returns

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Feb 5, 2014 at 10:16
Feb 5, 2014
Selling
Feb 5, 2014 at 10:14
Feb 5, 2014

Giant Glory Medium

$2300 USD
I'm selling my 2012 Giant Glory with a BRAND NEW FRONT TRIANGLE. I built this bike as a race bike through the shop I work for, ground up, starting with the frame. The reason why I'm selling it is it doesn't get ridden as much as a bike of this caliber should due to the unreadily available terrain in the area to ride it. I've put a few good shuttle days, 2 races, and a handful of days at the local jump spot through the first summer of 2012. The bike sat for the entire year of 2013 except for 2-3 days total riding, mostly hike-a-bike. The bike is mechanic owned and maintained. The fork has about 6 rides total on the seals and will come with fresh oil. The fork has one main scratch in the right stantion high up on the leg, mostly right at the end of the 200mm mark, and numerous scratches to the lowers. It has been sanded down so that any contact with seals with be super smooth. The shock is second hand, has been rebuilt once by me before I built the bike, and will come with a set of seals that any capable mechanic can rebuild with. The brakes will come with a fresh bleed and new pads. The rear derailleur is brand new, never been ridden and is also coming with a brand new Jagwire Housing and Shimano Cable. The wheels have seen some dents, primarily the rear, but are still tensioned well. The rear tire is worn, but the front has 2 rides total. The cassette has been cut to 6 speeds, the guard is a G-Sport BMX hub guard, and the derailleur has been limited to only the six gears. Parts are as follows: Frame- 2012 Giant Glory - BRAND NEW FRONT TRIANGLE Fork- 2010 Fox 40 RC2 Shock- 2010 Fox DHX5.0 Crankset- Shimano Saint 165mm Chainring- E13 36t Chainguide- MRP G2 32-36 Chain- Wipperman Stainless Connex 9sp Cassette- Shimano SLX 11-21 6sp HubGuard- G-Sport BMX Rear Derailluer- Shimano Saint 9 Sp Shifter- Shimano XTR 9 Sp Cable/Housing- Shimano Cable / Jagware LEX Brakes- Shimano XT F+ R Rotors- Shimano XT 203 IceTech Rotors F+R Hubs- Hope Tech Pro 2 Evo F+R Spokes- DT Swiss Competition F+R Rims- DT Swiss EX500 F+R Tires- Maxxis Minion DHF F+R Tubes- Giant "Heavy Duty" DH tubes Presta Handlebar- Race Face Atlas 19mm rise, cut to 760mm Stem- Sunline 50mm Grips- ODI Troy Lee Designs Blk Seatpost- Thomson Elite Seat- Fizik Gobi Headset- Cane Creek 40s Zero Stack Buyer pays Shipping. Will ship to USA, Canada, and Mexico. Will ship at 50lbs in a normal sized bike box, professionally packaged, UPS, FedEx, or USPS. Will accept PayPal only. And the bike will be shipped once payment clears. If there are any questions, please feel free to shoot me a text message or a private message here.

mtnbykr05 geebeebee's article
Oct 14, 2013 at 9:41
Oct 14, 2013
2013 Red Bull Rampage: Top 3 Winning Runs
Zink didn't just take it easy because of the shock and awe of his success after the flip. One of the event staff got in his way on the road on the way into the same jump Kyle hit next to the boner log. Thus the "bad luck" Cam was referring to in his interview. The event staff was shit this year btw. No one knew where anyone was going, and multiple punk-ass suburban rich kids on a power trip trying to do crowd control.
mtnbykr05 mikelevy's article
Sep 18, 2013 at 7:27
Sep 18, 2013
Maxxis, Magura, and e*thirteen - Interbike 2013
It is funny actually how the industry works in that fashion. Everyone is trying to regain the feel of their hard tail from 10 years ago, but don't want a sore ass. Firm for up, soft for down. I myself will also turn the fork to 'descend' mode for tricky, rocky, tight, steep climbing. Allows me to shift my weight around more, and the bike stays planted. However, I'll find myself turning the fork to 'trail' mode for descending. The fork doesn't dive, and it allows me to push the bike harder through the rough and corners.
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