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Does anybody know if you can stick a coil shock on a 05 giant reign 1???? I know this might seem like a simple question to some of you :rolleyes: out there and I apologise but i'm not all that technically minded.

I want to use the reign for a bit more freeride stuff (i've purchased another trail bike) and think that a coil shock would be better than the stock manitou 3 way swinger.

Thanks for looking.
 

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You want the Vanilla R 7.875 eye to eye and 2.25 of travel. You'll need 1/2 inch OD spacers if you currently have a Manitou on there (believe Manitou's are 12mm). Spacers / bushings should be 8mm x 40mm for the bottom and 6mm x 28.6mm for the top.

You can send the Vanilla R to Push and have them do a DHX like setup on it. I'm in the middle of this process now.

Good Luck!
 

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Hey, thanks for the responses. I'll be off to look for that shock.

Cheers

K:thumbsup:
 

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Hi.

Are you sure that swinger 3 way from giant reign 2005 is 7.875 eye to eye and 2.25 of travel

I just want to change it and I don't know how much travel I ought to have in my new shock.
I know that it's 7.875 lenght but travel ???
 

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klima said:
Hi.

Are you sure that swinger 3 way from giant reign 2005 is 7.875 eye to eye and 2.25 of travel

I just want to change it and I don't know how much travel I ought to have in my new shock.
I know that it's 7.875 lenght but travel ???
The Swinger 3 Way is 200mm eye to eye and 50mm (~2") travel on the 05/06 Reigns. Manitou use metric dimensions whereas Fox use imperial.
 

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With the longer shock piston you get something like another 1/2" rear travel. Only cleviet is that the front derailleur contacts the lower swing link in the granny ring, not that I'd ever rage downhill in the granny...:eek:
 
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