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I'd be wary of putting a 888 on one, but a shorter DC fork should be fine.

I'm planning on a boxxer for mine at 8" travel. same angles as if you'd run a totem on it, but more travel and plushiness. that is about the longest fork I would run on that frame though.

888SL ATA: up to 584mm a2c. boxxer/totem: 568mm almost 15mm shorter. that's a big difference right there.

then again, you can lower an SL ATA, so I say slam it down to ~560-565mm A2C and go nuts.

with regard to frame strength, I don't think that the difference between a SC and DC fork will be as significant of a problem as some people on the internet say. IMO, it would seem to spread the forces out more evenly than a SC anyway, so it may even be better for the headtube.
 

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Bryguy17 said:
I'd be wary of putting a 888 on one, but a shorter DC fork should be fine.

I'm planning on a boxxer for mine at 8" travel. same angles as if you'd run a totem on it, but more travel and plushiness. that is about the longest fork I would run on that frame though.

888SL ATA: up to 584mm a2c. boxxer/totem: 568mm almost 15mm shorter. that's a big difference right there.

then again, you can lower an SL ATA, so I say slam it down to ~560-565mm A2C and go nuts.

with regard to frame strength, I don't think that the difference between a SC and DC fork will be as significant of a problem as some people on the internet say. IMO, it would seem to spread the forces out more evenly than a SC anyway, so it may even be better for the headtube.
15mm is a lot? Here I was thinking a half inch wasnt much...

Also, its not just the people on the Internet. Its people like bike manufacturers, engineers, fork designers - and people on the Internet...

Will it work - Probably
Will it break something - maybe
Is it worth it - up to you
 

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I spoke to Giant today as I am buying an '08 Reign X1 and may want to put a larger fork on it for my next trip to Whistler. They said anything with an A/C longer than the stock Van 36 will void the warranty. Sounds crazy but I would be careful before using a DC on the bike.
 

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There's no way around it a double crown fork puts much larger loads on the head tube. It essentially is trying to rip the head tube off because it will not flex at the lower crown-steer tube interface. The Reign X is not rated for a double crown and I would not run one.
 

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Read the blur fr thread. If you cant figure out what to do after that..... just don't do it. They make frames for a specific intended use, then they set a warranty for it. Warning; breaking the warranty may result in breaking the frame described previously.
 

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so guess the answer to my question is:

No... no one here is rocking a 888 on they're reign X

...there are only mixed "opinions" on what "might" happen if I choose to.
 

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LoozinSkin said:
so guess the answer to my question is:

No... no one here is rocking a 888 on they're reign X

...there are only mixed "opinions" on what "might" happen if I choose to.
like I said, different people, different opinions. drop the travel on your 888 at the very least. if You're worried about warranty stuff, go with ~545mm A2C to match the fox 36. if you want a bit slacker, don't go much further than 565 (which is a totem, and I've seen several successful setups with them). the full height of the 88 would be excessive, and would very likely snap your frame.
 

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I am buying the frame used so warranty is not an issue.


F"ing up my grill and destroying the frame is!
 
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