2015 and up giant reign owners thread!

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Posted: Jul 4, 2020 at 17:10 Quote
The chain would snap well before the chainring. It was probably already damaged, replace it and it should never happen again

Posted: Jul 4, 2020 at 23:39 Quote
No don't think chain was new. I bought the bike last week second hand. Didn't say anything about new chain. OK cheers for that. I'll put it down to bad luck. I'm guessing changing the the chain ring is fairly straight forward to fo myself? Would I need specialist tools?

Posted: Jul 5, 2020 at 10:45 Quote
Sorry, I've read wrong. Thought you were talking about the chain.

I've destroyed chainrings only on large hits/accidents. Probably it was broken before.
For tools, hopefully you'll need only Allen keys and or torx (you'll need a little special tools if you need to remove the crankset from the frame), it's was a Deore 2x crankset on the reign 2, right?

Posted: Jul 7, 2020 at 3:23 Quote
I know everyone's said they've never heard of that happening! OK thanks for the info.

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 at 3:07 Quote
hey guys, my stock rear thru axle from giant reign 2015 came off at the head part, so im looking to buy a new thru axle

any idea what is the measurement im looking for?

info ive gathered so far, i need an e-thru shimano axle with thread pitch of M12X1.5

but the thing is, when i went to my LBS, it have 164 or 173 wrriten on the axle body, what does it mean?

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 at 4:35 Quote
ahchat wrote:
hey guys, my stock rear thru axle from giant reign 2015 came off at the head part, so im looking to buy a new thru axle

any idea what is the measurement im looking for?

info ive gathered so far, i need an e-thru shimano axle with thread pitch of M12X1.5

but the thing is, when i went to my LBS, it have 164 or 173 wrriten on the axle body, what does it mean?

I went for 142-170-17-M12-P1.5, 12mm Brand-X axle. Where 170 - is the length. Also I do recommend hex-axle without the lever - stock DT axle tends to become loose all the time and lever rattle is annoying itself.

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 at 19:47 Quote
sayrius wrote:
ahchat wrote:
hey guys, my stock rear thru axle from giant reign 2015 came off at the head part, so im looking to buy a new thru axle

any idea what is the measurement im looking for?

info ive gathered so far, i need an e-thru shimano axle with thread pitch of M12X1.5

but the thing is, when i went to my LBS, it have 164 or 173 wrriten on the axle body, what does it mean?

I went for 142-170-17-M12-P1.5, 12mm Brand-X axle. Where 170 - is the length. Also I do recommend hex-axle without the lever - stock DT axle tends to become loose all the time and lever rattle is annoying itself.

thanks for the reply, just to confirm, my frame is an alu frame, does it have any difference with carbon? i mean the length of the axle?

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 at 0:46 Quote
ahchat wrote:
sayrius wrote:
ahchat wrote:
hey guys, my stock rear thru axle from giant reign 2015 came off at the head part, so im looking to buy a new thru axle

any idea what is the measurement im looking for?

info ive gathered so far, i need an e-thru shimano axle with thread pitch of M12X1.5

but the thing is, when i went to my LBS, it have 164 or 173 wrriten on the axle body, what does it mean?

I went for 142-170-17-M12-P1.5, 12mm Brand-X axle. Where 170 - is the length. Also I do recommend hex-axle without the lever - stock DT axle tends to become loose all the time and lever rattle is annoying itself.

thanks for the reply, just to confirm, my frame is an alu frame, does it have any difference with carbon? i mean the length of the axle?
Mine is alu 2015 aswell. And more: 27.5 Reign's (alu or carbon) share the same rear alu triangle.

Posted: Jul 15, 2020 at 3:41 Quote
So I'm thinking of giving a bit of love to my charger damper (2016 Reign 2 LTD, Pike RC), but I would prefer not to do anything as I'm super tight on free time right now.

Has anyone here with a similar bike/fork had any issues? I have done lower leg service a couple of time and everytime all looks so nice and clean inside (very good weather here in Spain, the bike has seen little to no mud ever).

I've heard a couple of things like these charger dampers "suck up" oil from the lowers and get more and more inflated until the bladder brakes, but my fork seems to work brilliantly.

How hard is it really to service the damper? I've serviced many forks before so I'm not afraid of it, just very short on time.

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 at 9:22 Quote
Reign Advanced 1 2016
Stock fork 160mm, 15x100.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/reign-advanced-27dot5-1-2016

Thinking about getting some new fork.
First question is about standards: 99% of forks today are 15x110 BOOST versions. Is there any issues about using that kind of forks with that bike? Yup, I know I'll have to get a new hub 15x110 boost.

Second question: thinking about DVO Diamond D1 170mm, 15x110 boost.
https://dvosuspension.com/fork/diamond-d1/
170mm meaning - 150 to 170 travel. I guess I can adjust that fork to 160mm, but - what if using 170mm, any issues?


Thanx.

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 at 15:24 Quote
extra 10mm travel wont hurt(its better to look at the axle to crown length) and as long as you go a boost wheel to match the fork your all good to go

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 at 7:45 Quote
juanpkumicho wrote:
So I'm thinking of giving a bit of love to my charger damper (2016 Reign 2 LTD, Pike RC), but I would prefer not to do anything as I'm super tight on free time right now.

Has anyone here with a similar bike/fork had any issues? I have done lower leg service a couple of time and everytime all looks so nice and clean inside (very good weather here in Spain, the bike has seen little to no mud ever).

I've heard a couple of things like these charger dampers "suck up" oil from the lowers and get more and more inflated until the bladder brakes, but my fork seems to work brilliantly.

How hard is it really to service the damper? I've serviced many forks before so I'm not afraid of it, just very short on time.

It should be bleeded once a year, imo. Works pretty well since '15. Changing air spring to debonair makes more sense, then damper upgrade.

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 at 9:26 Quote
jasminov wrote:
Reign Advanced 1 2016
Stock fork 160mm, 15x100.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/reign-advanced-27dot5-1-2016

Thinking about getting some new fork.
First question is about standards: 99% of forks today are 15x110 BOOST versions. Is there any issues about using that kind of forks with that bike? Yup, I know I'll have to get a new hub 15x110 boost.

Second question: thinking about DVO Diamond D1 170mm, 15x110 boost.
https://dvosuspension.com/fork/diamond-d1/
170mm meaning - 150 to 170 travel. I guess I can adjust that fork to 160mm, but - what if using 170mm, any issues?


Thanx.

The extra 10mm is fine. My old Trance was +20mm in the front with zero issues. Also, great choice on the forks...I love my DVO Diamond!

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 at 14:56 Quote
juanpkumicho wrote:
So I'm thinking of giving a bit of love to my charger damper (2016 Reign 2 LTD, Pike RC), but I would prefer not to do anything as I'm super tight on free time right now.

Has anyone here with a similar bike/fork had any issues? I have done lower leg service a couple of time and everytime all looks so nice and clean inside (very good weather here in Spain, the bike has seen little to no mud ever).

I've heard a couple of things like these charger dampers "suck up" oil from the lowers and get more and more inflated until the bladder brakes, but my fork seems to work brilliantly.

How hard is it really to service the damper? I've serviced many forks before so I'm not afraid of it, just very short on time.


Put a DebonAir spring in my old model Lyrik. Recommend it, massive noticeable difference in plushness. Cost $35. I change the oil regularly (lower leg 50hr service) and it wasn't any more complicated. 45min total including clean up.

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 at 15:01 Quote
jasminov wrote:
Reign Advanced 1 2016
Stock fork 160mm, 15x100.
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/reign-advanced-27dot5-1-2016

Thinking about getting some new fork.
First question is about standards: 99% of forks today are 15x110 BOOST versions. Is there any issues about using that kind of forks with that bike? Yup, I know I'll have to get a new hub 15x110 boost.

Second question: thinking about DVO Diamond D1 170mm, 15x110 boost.
https://dvosuspension.com/fork/diamond-d1/
170mm meaning - 150 to 170 travel. I guess I can adjust that fork to 160mm, but - what if using 170mm, any issues?


Thanx.

Buy a non-boost fork? It'll be half the price, and you won't have to f$#@ with the hub.

I recently bought a non-boost Lyrik for ridiculous cheap. It was a 180 fork, changed the air shaft out to a 160 DebonAir.

Only problem with a longer fork is it slackens the seat angle an equal amount. I tried the 180, made the seated cockpit so long the bike no longer fit.


 
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