Hey all first time to post in this forum and my reason is that I got awe-struck by Eckstar's '08 Reign. I'm thinking of eventually getting a frame to replace my San Andreas DNA to serve as my AM bike but an wondering whether it could accept my '06 170mm 66 RC2X which is just 10mm higher in terms of travel and AC height compared to Eckstar's Fox 36. I'm also planning to slap a 7.875 x 2.25 rear shock with the objective of increasing the travel from 6 to 6.75 inches. I know that this was possible with the older design but has anyone tried it with the newer version?
I like the new frame because of the lower pivot's relocation which links at the bottom end of the rear shock like that of the IH Sunday and the fact that you can now slap a piggyback shock. I also love it cleaner / swoopy top and down tubes compared to the older version.
Inputs would be appreciated.