2015 and up giant reign owners thread!

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2015 and up giant reign owners thread!
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Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 3:53 Quote
Dougdirt wrote:
Yeah it's going back to the lbs for sure. What a bummer. I debated for months on whether to buck up and buy this thing and now this happens. One ride in. Can't say I'm super happy. Now if they do warranty it I guess they will just swap everything over to a new front triangle.

its usually(a mate had his carbon frame crack) the front and rear swap over components

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 4:29 Quote
The crack is easily felt with my fingers and it wraps around the seatube pretty far. It's also pretty deep to. Gotta say my confidence in carbon was a little shaky before I bought this bike. This isn't helping. Hopefully the warranty process goes smooth. A lot of parts to swap and internal brake hoses to deal with.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 12:24 Quote
all these cracking make mewant to stay away from Giant Advanced frame! anyone share the sentiments?

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 13:00 Quote
chickenrunz wrote:
all these cracking make mewant to stay away from Giant Advanced frame! anyone share the sentiments?

No, I mean Ya!, don't buy carbon frames (hoping to get a cheaper used spare for second build).

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 15:19 Quote
Elkulp wrote:
chickenrunz wrote:
all these cracking make mewant to stay away from Giant Advanced frame! anyone share the sentiments?

No, I mean Ya!, don't buy carbon frames (hoping to get a cheaper used spare for second build).
I went back and forth on whether to buy this bike for 6 months. Sold 3 bikes to get it and worked a lot of overtime. Not trying to cry the blues here but this is extremely frustrating. ONE F***ing ride! I just hope Giant does right by me. I've been buying their bikes for 12 years.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 16:07 Quote
Dougdirt wrote:
Elkulp wrote:
chickenrunz wrote:
all these cracking make mewant to stay away from Giant Advanced frame! anyone share the sentiments?

No, I mean Ya!, don't buy carbon frames (hoping to get a cheaper used spare for second build).
I went back and forth on whether to buy this bike for 6 months. Sold 3 bikes to get it and worked a lot of overtime. Not trying to cry the blues here but this is extremely frustrating. ONE F***ing ride! I just hope Giant does right by me. I've been buying their bikes for 12 years.

Kinda does reflect on the quality control - I mean I watch videos of building carbon bikes and it is intensive man power needed - 100% specialist job. One small mistake and this happens. Maybe there's a reason why it's half the price of Santa Cruz?

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 16:15 Quote
chickenrunz wrote:
Dougdirt wrote:
Elkulp wrote:


No, I mean Ya!, don't buy carbon frames (hoping to get a cheaper used spare for second build).
I went back and forth on whether to buy this bike for 6 months. Sold 3 bikes to get it and worked a lot of overtime. Not trying to cry the blues here but this is extremely frustrating. ONE F***ing ride! I just hope Giant does right by me. I've been buying their bikes for 12 years.

Kinda does reflect on the quality control - I mean I watch videos of building carbon bikes and it is intensive man power needed - 100% specialist job. One small mistake and this happens. Maybe there's a reason why it's half the price of Santa Cruz?

This is a long and dark road - trying to figure out why one particular frame broke and not another. All brands of bikes brake, made of any materials. I cracked a yeti aluminum frame in a few weeks, and then rode a carbon reign for 2 years way harder with no issues. Shit happens unfortunately. Luckily with giant they are big enough that warranty (from what ive heard) is quite straight forward. Heres hoping that is the case for you!

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 16:31 Quote
chickenrunz wrote:
Dougdirt wrote:
Elkulp wrote:


No, I mean Ya!, don't buy carbon frames (hoping to get a cheaper used spare for second build).
I went back and forth on whether to buy this bike for 6 months. Sold 3 bikes to get it and worked a lot of overtime. Not trying to cry the blues here but this is extremely frustrating. ONE F***ing ride! I just hope Giant does right by me. I've been buying their bikes for 12 years.

Kinda does reflect on the quality control - I mean I watch videos of building carbon bikes and it is intensive man power needed - 100% specialist job. One small mistake and this happens. Maybe there's a reason why it's half the price of Santa Cruz?

Or the fact they own their own factory and make bikes in it for a number of other companies might have a lil to do with the price difference.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 18:36 Quote
Has anyone slapped at 170mm or larger fork on their Reign? And do you have any feedback on how it affects geometry/handling? I'm a large guy who races primarily DH, and I want a little more forgiveness when I'm pinned on the trail bike.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 18:51 Quote
GeoffHollister wrote:
Has anyone slapped at 170mm or larger fork on their Reign? And do you have any feedback on how it affects geometry/handling? I'm a large guy who races primarily DH, and I want a little more forgiveness when I'm pinned on the trail bike.

The Reign SX comes with a 170mm fork on it. Im hoping there will be something dry enough to ride it on in the next week or so and then I can tell you what I think of it.

Posted: Mar 20, 2017 at 21:03 Quote
Rmcfarland wrote:
chickenrunz wrote:
Dougdirt wrote:

I went back and forth on whether to buy this bike for 6 months. Sold 3 bikes to get it and worked a lot of overtime. Not trying to cry the blues here but this is extremely frustrating. ONE F***ing ride! I just hope Giant does right by me. I've been buying their bikes for 12 years.

Kinda does reflect on the quality control - I mean I watch videos of building carbon bikes and it is intensive man power needed - 100% specialist job. One small mistake and this happens. Maybe there's a reason why it's half the price of Santa Cruz?

This is a long and dark road - trying to figure out why one particular frame broke and not another. All brands of bikes brake, made of any materials. I cracked a yeti aluminum frame in a few weeks, and then rode a carbon reign for 2 years way harder with no issues. Shit happens unfortunately. Luckily with giant they are big enough that warranty (from what ive heard) is quite straight forward. Heres hoping that is the case for you!
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From my experience working at a Giant retailer, their warranty is probably one of the better ones I've seen. I had a warranty rear triangle on a Giant Stance last week and a warranty Giant Revel frame this week. Both of which were handled quickly I might add.

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 1:03 Quote
guys what do you think of the weight/details of the giant p-am2 wheelset? it's not too bad right?

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 1:20 Quote
Hey guys!
can somebody tell me what kind of suspension Reign have? Rising/Flat/falling rate? Could not find it :/

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 1:50 Quote
The Reign has a slightly progressive suspension curve, so rising. It's something like 23% progressive at the end of it's stroke.

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 at 4:31 Quote
arphia wrote:
GeoffHollister wrote:
Has anyone slapped at 170mm or larger fork on their Reign? And do you have any feedback on how it affects geometry/handling? I'm a large guy who races primarily DH, and I want a little more forgiveness when I'm pinned on the trail bike.
The Reign SX comes with a 170mm fork on it. Im hoping there will be something dry enough to ride it on in the next week or so and then I can tell you what I think of it.
Coul you also test rear suspension?


 
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