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GRX1-X2 and XO owners if you can please place your bike pictures, your riding styles and set up for that style, your complete bike set-up and parts list in detail when possible to be used as a data base and set up sheet for others.

Where possible try to keep all measurements in the metric system: Metric calculator Link

Giant world website link: Linky:thumbsup:

Try to keep your comments and conversation to a minimum as well as your side-chats as this is mainly a style sheet and set-up sheet data base.

Riding Styles:
Normal trail conditions:
Tyres information for these conditions:
Tubes and air pressure:
Front Shock set-up and or pressure:
Rear Shock set-up and or pressure:

- Riders height & weight with gear: Riders height & weight without gear:
- Original bikes weight: Current bike weight:
- Origin of purchase:
- Frame, Size, & Color:
- Front suspension: Rear suspension:
- Shock, i2i, stroke

- Brakes:
- Rotors: Rotor size front: Rotor size rear:
- Cranks: Crank length: Chain rings and sizes:
- Chain:
- Pedals:

- Shifters:
- Cables:
- Front Derailleur:
- Rear Derailleur:

- Headset, stem and shims:
- Handlebar:
- Grips:

- Seatpost:
- Saddle:

- Bottom bracket:
- Cassette:

- Front rim, spokes and nipples:
- Front hub, skewer/bolt:
- Rear rim, spokes and nipples:
- Rear hub, skewer/bolt:

- Miscellaneous:
- Bike picture:
 

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Riding Styles: Set up for mostly DH, race style going as fast as possible. a little hucking/park riding
Normal trail conditions: SoCal conditions, dry, dusty, loose, lots of rocks, not a ton of roots.
Tyres information for these conditions: I'm running a 2.5 Blue Groove front, 2.35 nevegal back. going to try a rear michelin with a 2.7 nevegal front. Maxxis minion/highroller in the future possibly


180 lbs without gear, 185-190 with gear
Bike weighs 36.4 with azonic platforms. loses 300g switching to clipless

-2008 Reign X in grey anno
-2006 Marzocchi 66SL fork
-stock DHX3 in back, 550lb spring, 1/4 turn of preload, 35% sag

-Formula Oro K24, currently 7"F/6"rear. moving to 8"/7", since bike carries too much speed for old setup :thumbsup:

-Shimano Saint cranks, 175mm
-X9 shifter
-X9 short cage rear mech
-34T e.13 guide ring
-sram cassette, 11-32
-sram chain,
-E.13 SRS chainguide (NOTE: I've experience a lot of resonating noise from this frame/guide combo. waiting on a new jockey wheel from e.13 to see if it helps)

-Stock FSA headset, low stack
-Thomson X4, 50mm
-Sunline V1 19mm rise, 29" handle bars (Awesome if your arms are wide enough to comfortably ride with them)
-ODI rogue lock-ons

- Ritchey WCS seatpost (not sure on length)
- WTB Rocket V titanium

-Supergo Launch wheels (similar to outlaws. same hubs, 32 spokes, pinned rims)

total out of pocket so far: $1700 USD :rolleyes:

In the future: -
considering a Rock Shox Boxxer Team for the front (similar A2C as my 66, but an extra 1.25" of travel, and coil)
-Bigger tires are coming. should make it rail turns. ghetto tubeless to follow shortly after.
-bigger brake rotors to account for extra speed carried
-if it becomes a dedicated gravity bike, 36T chainring + 11-28 cassette
-possibly a new shock (i.e. roco WC or CCBD)

Comments:
The bike handles amazingly. the 66 is slightly slacker than the stock foxes, an it helps it be a bit more stable at speed. I really like the combo of long fork, short stem, and wide bars. the steering rate feels perfect, and the front just likes plowing through chunk.

I also have it set as a DH bike I can pedal. with clipless, I get down to 35.75 lbs or so with heavy components, but I can still climb it within reason. If I move to only shuttle/lift DH, I'll probably change the drivetrain for a higher gearing (36t front, 11-28 in back).

Necessary bike porn time:








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Holy smeg thats a nice bike. Also congradulations on not dressing it up with too much bling aswell. It looks like a functional trail eating machine. Your brakes are too far angled down for me though, wrist snappers matey.
I have had similar probs with the E-13 products on my Giants and I still have 1 on my XO but I had to mod it to fit smoothly. Seems to work well but the rubber guide wheel is too soft and the stepped system does not work as well as the slide variety. Thinking of taking that off and putting another Blackspire on there.

I still love the Marz lowers design more than the majority of others out there. How is the marz on all that smaller techy trail chatter to drops...ok!?
 

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-Riding Styles: Up and down. A few days lift-served(with other wheelset)
-Normal trail conditions: Rocky to sandy.(ride arould SLC and PC, Utah)
-Tyres information for these conditions: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 front and rear, single ply.
-Tubes and air pressure: Set up Ghetto tubeless. 35 front, 38 rear.
-Front Shock set-up and or pressure: Green spring, ground slightly shorter
-Rear Shock set-up and or pressure: 600 lbs. spring, about 2 turns of preload 185 in boost valve

- Riders height & weight without gear: 6'2", 195 lbs
- Current bike weight: about 33 lbs.(bathroom scale)

- Frame, Size, & Color: 2008 Giant Reign x1, Large, blue
- Front suspension: Fox Van 36 RC 2 Rear suspension: DHX 3.0

-Brakes: Hayes Stroker trail
Rotor size front: 180 mm
Rotor size rear: 180mm
- Cranks: Gravity light Crank length: 170 Chain rings and sizes: 24,36
- Chain: Sram
- Pedals: Tioga Mx pro

- Shifters: Sram X7

- Rear Derailleur: Sram x9

- Headset, stem and shims: Stock with the fancy cone shaped spacer
- Handlebar: Sunline low rise, 29" wide
- Grips: oury lock on

- Seatpost: Stock
- Saddle: Stock

- Bottom bracket: FSA X type
- Cassette: Sram 34-11

- Front rim, Dt Swiss 5.1d
- Front hub, Hope pro 2
- Rear rim, Dt Swiss 5.1d
- Rear hub, Hope pro 2 bolt on

-Misc. Enduro fork seals, shock mounting hardware replaced due to excessive play after about 600 miles.
- Bike picture:
 

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Holy smeg thats a nice bike. Also congradulations on not dressing it up with too much bling aswell. It looks like a functional trail eating machine. Your brakes are too far angled down for me though, wrist snappers matey.
I have had similar probs with the E-13 products on my Giants and I still have 1 on my XO but I had to mod it to fit smoothly. Seems to work well but the rubber guide wheel is too soft and the stepped system does not work as well as the slide variety. Thinking of taking that off and putting another Blackspire on there.

I still love the Marz lowers design more than the majority of others out there. How is the marz on all that smaller techy trail chatter to drops...ok!?
A functional trail eater is what it was built up as. nothing on here was intended for anything but going fast, and being durable. It will be a proud day if/when I destroy those wheels and cranks. Didn't need any bling on it (I splurged on the thomson stem and sunline bars, but they matched my theme, and saved me a good amount of weight for a reasonable price) Brakes, while a bit bling, were got for functionality (and come HIGHLY recommended). It was also built on a budget. total as of now: $1800. not bad considering a brand new drivetrain, and the oldest things are 06 fork/wheels.

My SRS is functionally awesome. keeps the chain on, keeps me pedaling. It bolted up fine to the ISCG tabs (ISCG 05 for the 2008 FYI). The problem is noise. the sound of the chain going over the jockey wheel resonates through the boomerang and into the cavernous downtube. Makes for a pretty obnoxious noise, but you get used to it and it fades with time. Still waiting on a newer, softer wheel from e.13 (Mine's an older guide) to hopefully remedy the problem.

The marzocchi performs very well once you start getting it dialed. There's a little bit of stiction, but it's expected with an air fork. The large volume chambers give it a good, linear spring rate, and it is VERY difficult to bottom (still havn't seen the last 1/2" or so of travel). My problem in keeping the small bump good while dialing out brake dive, but it's something that needs a fair bit of playing. It actually balances the bike quite well. took it to big bear and absolutely decimated fall line about 5 times :D

I've decided on getting a boxxer team though, so that will be a treat when i can get it.
 

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ShepherdWong...sweet bike and considering the miles you have done on it, it is still looking very spanking.

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Ah...Boxxer.

Thought about it for a while, but then I just really hated the restriction it gave me both in weight and turn radius as well as manuavarability too I guess. And I really hate just ploughing through obsticals that a DCrownie provides, if I could put it in such laminated terms.
When I rode the Totem fork, I really found a relatively good balance with what I could do for both serious Gnar DH trails, Fr trails with drops and very naff jumps, and some AM if the need ever came. I raced earlier this year in the DH category with a Totem slammed up the frontside of my rig and I won on that day. The terrain was a ghastly mixture or high-techy, switchy, root infested, rock paradise where this unidentifiable brown stuff sloughed the ground in a goey tacky manner all over the trail that was marked, "Black-Pro level A/: high speed zone". I found it more freeing than the boxxer or dual crown set up.
But thats just my POV though and I do love those DCrownies...and the new BOS stuff coming out is just pornific.
 

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Riding Styles: Trail, agressive xc and freeride
Tubes and air pressure: 2.0 bar
Front Shock set-up and or pressure: 75 psi
Rear Shock set-up and or pressure: 195-210 psi

- Riders height & weight with gear: 76-80 kg
- Riders height & weight without gear: 72 kg
- Original bikes weight: 15.400g
- Current bike weight: 14.800g
- Frame, Size, & Color: Medium


- Front suspension: Magura Wotan 2008
- Rear suspension: Fox RP 2.3 High volume

- Brakes: Formula Oro Puro
- Rotors: Rotor size front: 203 mm Rotor size rear: 185 mm
- Cranks: RF Atlas AM Crank length: 170 mm Chain rings and sizes: 36T
- Chain: Rohloff
- Pedals: Wellgo

- Shifters: SRAM X-9
- Cables: Nokon
- Front Derailleur: None
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-0

- Headset, stem and shims: Cane Creek, Sunline VOne AM
- Handlebar: Truvativ Holzfeller 680 medium rise
- Grips: ODI Ruffian

- Seatpost: Thomson Elite
- Saddle: Charge limited edition "I love SkidMarx"

- Bottom bracket: RF Diabolus
- Cassette: Shimano XTR 32-11

- Front rim, spokes and nipples: Mavic 721, DT Competition 2.0-1.8-2.0, DT alu black
- Front hub, skewer/bolt: WTB Laserdisc SuperDuty
- Rear rim, spokes and nipples: Mavic 721, DT Competition 2.0-1.8-2.0, DT alu black
- Rear hub, skewer/bolt: Hope Pro II 10-mm through Saint axle

- Miscellaneous: waiting for Truvativ Hammershmidt and CB Joplin =)
- Bike picture:













 

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Gaz...excellent ride matey. With the 08 Wanton, let us know how it rides later on when you have more miles on it.

Love the schwables very much...
 

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I ride mostly in PA and NJ single track
I weigh about 265 at 6'-2" tall
I like the bike as it set up now but I need to work on the shock settings more.
I might have a air leak.
the only upgrades I did was add new tires conti. mnt. king w/ the ghetto tube less system so far so good.I try to ride at least 2 times a week for about 5 miles or more.


Riding Styles: aggressive trail
Normal trail conditions:it varies from sandy to rooty to rocky ( east coast)
Tyres information for these conditions: Continetal mountain kings 2.4 and 2.2
Tubes and air pressure: 40 psi “ghetto tubeless”
Front Shock set-up and or pressure: Marzz 55r-about 40 psi
Rear Shock set-up and or pressure: rocco r piggy back 550# spring

- Riders height & weight with gear: unkown
Riders height & weight without gear: about 275 lbs
- Original bikes weight: Current bike weight:stock weight
- Origin of purchase:NJ
- Frame, Size, & Color: large brown
- Front suspension: marzz 55r
Rear suspension:marzz rocco r piggy back
- Shock, i2i, stroke 7.875”(200mm) / 2.25” (57mm)

- Brakes:stock-Hayes Stroker Ryde
- Rotors: Rotor size front: Rotor size rear:stock- 180 / 180
- Cranks: Crank length: Chain rings and sizes: stock-TruVativ Ruktion 2.0, 24 / 36/ RG
- Chain:stock- Shimano HG-73
- Pedals: shimano PD-M545

- Shifters:stock- SRAM X.5 Trigger
- Cables: stock
- Front Derailleur: stock-Shimano Deore w/E. Thirteen DRS guide
- Rear Derailleur: stock-SRAM X.5

- Headset, stem and shims:stock- Race Face Evolve AM, 31.8mm
- Handlebar: stock- Race Face Evolve AM low rise, 31.8mm
- Grips:stock

- Seatpost:stock-Race Face Ride XC 350x30.9 mm
- Saddle:stock-WTB Pure V Race

- Bottom bracket: stock-TruVativ Howitzer, external
- Cassette: stock - SRAM PG950 11-34T, 9 speed

- Front rim, spokes and nipples: stock-WTB Dual Duty FR
- Front hub, skewer/bolt: 20mm
- Rear rim, spokes and nipples: stock-WTB Dual Duty FR
- Rear hub, skewer/bolt:


 

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05 Reign 1

Dang there's some keen rides in here. Though mine doesn't measure up like some of 'em, here it is:

Riding Styles: Aggressive trails, jumps,
Normal trail conditions: Loose desert gravel, rocky technical, mostly dry Western slope/Durango singletrack stuff.
Tyres information for these conditions: Hutchison Barracuda 2.3s
Tubes and air pressure: Kenda tubes, about 45 psi
Front Shock set-up and or pressure: Tora coil spring set at 130mm
Rear Shock set-up and or pressure: Swinger 3 way, not sure the pressue, but about 25% sag

- Riders height & weight with gear: about 5 foot 8 inches, maybe 165 lbs?
- Riders height & weight without gear: dunno
- Original bikes weight: dunno
- Current bike weight: Guessing about 34 lbs?
- Origin of purchase: ebay!
- Frame, Size, & Color: 16 inch, black cherry (brown)
- Front suspension: 08 Tora
- Rear suspension: original Swinger 3 way


- Brakes: Front - Magura Louise, Rear - Formula oro K-24
- Rotors: Rotor size front: 6 inch
- Rotor size rear: 6 inch
- Cranks: Race Face XC
- Crank length: 175
- Chain rings and sizes: 22, 32
- Chain: z chain
- Pedals: synchros magnesium platforms

- Shifters: Shimano LX about 4 years old
- Cables: generic
- Front Derailleur: XT
- Rear Derailleur: Deore

- Headset, stem and shims: Stock Headset - Titec 3D stem
- Handlebar: Titect Hell Bent
- Grips: White Oury's

- Seatpost: Ritchy 250mm
- Saddle: good question

- Bottom bracket: Race Face External
- Cassette: Sram leftovers from the tool box

- Front rim, spokes and nipples: WTB Speed disc, generic spokes
- Front hub, skewer/bolt: Generic Formula hub - hope skewers
- Rear rim, spokes and nipples: WTB Speed Disc, generic spokes
- Rear hub, skewer/bolt: Formula Generic hub, Hope skewer

- Misc: Soon to have Mavic CrossRide Wheels. Possibly Kenda Nevegal tires, and eventually Z1 fork or similar. Though its a bit heavy, it could be much worse. I hate climbing too, but the bike makes it a lot easier. Coming down.. jumps, drops, bumps, its just unbelievable. Love it.

some photos:



and what I put it through:



 

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Giant Reign X1, X2, and XO set-up sheets Data base. Sticky
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Giant ReignX-Series​

Set-up Data Base

But nice bike and great action shots though mate…sweet. But you can post your bike details on the reign data base.
 

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Basically a Stock 2008 ReignX0, with 203mm rotors front and rear.

Riding Styles: XC, Urban, Some DH (never enough)
Normal trail conditions: Rocky, Rooty NE Terrain
Tyres information for these conditions: 2.35 Nevegal StickE
Tubes and air pressure: Maxxis 2.35 Freeride Tubes
Front Shock set-up and or pressure: 65psi Main, 10clicks LSC, 3 clicks HSC, 7clicks Rebound, 30% Sag
Rear Shock set-up and or pressure: 210psi Main, 150psi Boost Valve, Propedal Off, 7clicks rebound, 30% Sag

- Riders height & weight with gear: 6" 200lbs
- Riders height & weight without gear: 6" 185-190lbs
- Original bikes weight: ~33lbs
- Current bike weight: ~34lbs
- Origin of purchase: Diamond Cycle, Montclair, NJ
- Frame, Size, & Color: X0, Medium, Silver
- Front suspension: Fox 36 Float RC2
- Rear suspension: Fox DHX Air 4.0
- Shock, i2i, stroke: stock... *shrug*

- Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's
- Rotor size front: 203mm
- Rotor size rear: 203mm
- Cranks: RaceFace Atlas, 2 ring w/ bash
- Chain: Shimano HG73
- Pedals: Animal sealed bearing

- Shifters: SRAM X9
- Cables: ?
- Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0

- Headset, stem and shims: Integrated headset, RaceFace Atlas AM Stem
- Handlebar: Raceface Atlas Low Rise
- Grips: ?? Stock

- Seatpost: Raceface Atlas
- Saddle: dont even know... funny

- Bottom bracket: RaceFace X Type External
- Cassette: SRAM PG980

- Front rim, spokes and nipples: WTB Dual Duty
- Front hub, skewer/bolt: WTB LaserDisc Super Duty
- Rear rim, spokes and nipples: WTB Dual Duty
- Rear hub, skewer/bolt: WTB LaserDisc Lite

- Miscellaneous:
- Bike picture: got none
 

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Hey Gaz, nice bike! How do you find the RP23 on the X frame? I'm considering giving it a try on my X1.
 

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Riding Styles: XC. FR. DH
Riders height & weight: 5'7", 138lbs
Current bike weight: 39 and change
Origin of purchase: Internet piece together

SIZE S (16)
COLOR Anodized Steel Blue
FRAME ALUXX SL Aluminum, 6.7" Maestro Suspension Frame Set Available
FORK RockShok Domain, 20mm
SHOCK Fox DHX 3.0 Coil
HANDLEBAR TruVativ Hussefelt Riserbar 31.8mm
STEM TruVativ Hussefelt 31.8mm
SEATPOST Race Face Evolve 350x30.9 mm
SADDLE Sette San Marco Ponza
PEDALS NYC FreeRide Diablo Exclusive
SHIFTERS SRAM X.9 Trigger
FRONT D SRAM X.7 w/E. Thirteen DRS guide
REAR D SRAM X.9
BRAKES Avid Code 180F/180R
LEVERS Avid
CASSETTE SRAM PG950 11-34T, 9 speed
CHAIN SRAM PC 991 Hollow Pin w/ Powerlink
CRANKS Race Face Atlas 22 / 32 / RG w/ e.13 DRS. 175mm crank arms
BB Race Face X Type, external
RIMS Bontrager King Earl Rear / Earl Front
HUBS Bontrager KingEarl w/20mm front
SPOKES Bontrager
TIRES Maxxis

So far, this bike rocks all my others....

 

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Yep...that's a GRX alrighty, I like the wheel choice too. I have had my B-KEarls for a bit now and they have been very bomb proof and are still true as the day they were bought. Although I would change the Maxxis tyres if I was you...but then again, thats just my pref. Very spankingly nice bike. Try to chuck a few actions shots in there...

However, I wish to get another set but have not found any online vendors that are selling them anymore. Anyone got any links>>>thanks.
 

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2008 X1 (med)

All stock except:

-Fly bikes Ruben Pedals

-stiffer fork and shock springs. (yellow front/700lb rear)



 
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