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I recently had my beloved 2008 Giant Reign 0 stolen and decided to build up another one to replace it. Here was my old bike:



The only thing left stock on it was brakes and derailleurs. Not shown in this pic was the brand new set of cranks that only saw 3 rides before she was taken. Here is my new frame:



I got it cheap as a new frame that was built up, then stripped, but never ridden. It was spotless when I got it! First brand new bike for me since I was 16!! My parts are slowly starting to come in and this is what I have so far:



Here is a front view:



I am hoping to get it finished and on the trails by this wed. I am waiting for a bleed kit and fittings to trim my brake hoses so that will come later. What do ya all think so far?

Brenda
 

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Yes, there is only one left....could be had for about $200 less then listed! Go for it, it is a great frame to build up your dream bike. It climbs very well and of course going down is very fun as well!!
 

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I think they are all gone. If I hadn't already ordered a Trance X - hoping for it to here soon, I would have pulled the trigger on one of those. I really like the color.
 

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Here is the almost finished project, I still need to shorten the brake lines.



It weighs in at 25.3 lbs with pedals ready to ride!
 

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Any specific benefits to having your brakes set up bass-ackwards? Or just personal preference? Also, what cranks are those?
Nice job on the weight. If I got my reign under 30 I'd be thrilled.
 

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"motochick probably rides motos, her brakes are set up the same.
I'm curious about the crest rims, motochick, are these new wheels? I'm contemplating a similar build & looking for reviews/experience, Thanks
 

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I got a silver bell this time to match the Thomson stuff! It doesn't sound as pretty as the brass one tho. And to correct barbakos, YOU ride with your brakes backwards. ;) My dirt bike has a LHRB and no foot pedal so I would kill myself if I tried to change them. Even my road bike brakes are correct! Those cranks are DaVinci's, 167.5 and they use a ti square taper BB. They weigh in at just over 700g, including rings, etc. I had them on my previous bike, just not in that ^^^^picture of it.



The Crest wheels I ordered new/custom. I am light enough for them and I like the fact they are kinda wide. I had 2.0/1.5 spokes, to keep the final weight at 1430g. I will be doing some real riding here in the next few days so I will let ya know how they compare to the Crossmax XL's that were on my other bike.

I am still trying to figure out if this front derailleur is gonna work right or not. These frames with the wiggle on the down tube are crazy to buy for! Since I only run 2 rings, I would really like to get the derailleur down, but it is nearly impossible.

Brenda
 

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Haha my old enduro had rhfb and foot brake for rear. Maybe it's just old skool. No clutch on the left on your bikes? I really like those cranks. Great looking bike
 

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Hi! I'm currently building on the same frame(could very well be a sister frame to yours if you recently bought it from bikeframes on the bay).

Do you know what bb size it is? i'm looking for a square taper bb for my middleburn rs7 cranks.

I'm rollin' on crests too, btw :)

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Isak
 

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Isak: Call DaVinci 303-936-1241 and tell them you need one of their ti square taper BB that work with their cranks. (68 Shell) They have the best price I could find anywhere. I am using a 110 w/these 167.5 and I used a 113 with the 170's. I think the 110 will work with the 170's as well, they give you a nice low Q. And yes, they are sisters!!! You must keep me updated on your build!

Barbakos: No clutch, I run an autoclutch. Sweet for the super techy nasty trails I ride.

Edit, Isak: If you want cromo, I have a 110 that only has 3 rides on it I can sell you cheap. PM if interested.
 

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Have you used this and know it works? On my previous bike I had a XT that had the clamp higher, but the cable mount thingy would hit the bottom link of suspension so it couldn't be dropped any further then this one! If you have one mounted, please post a pick so I may see it!!
 

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Well here's the start of my build(thread hijack alert)

Bicycle tire Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel Bicycle wheel rim


Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel rim Bicycle part Bicycle fork

Sorry for the crappy pix, too little light.

Tires will be replaced(used to be on my ETS-X 50).
Some brake line trimming to be done.

Main components:
  • KCNC scandium bar and seatpost
  • Superstar stem
  • Vincere carbon saddle
  • Middlerburn Cranks
  • Elixir CR, 160mm
  • X9 shifter and derailleur(1x9 config)
  • Superstar switch hubs with sapim spokes and crest rims.
  • Revelation 426 air, from 2008 I think.
Wonder who sniped the third frame?
 

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^^^^AWESOME! It is gonna be light! I will get the final weight of mine next week when I get my ti BB in and trim my brakes. So you got yours before I got mine? Would love to see how the other one is being built up!
 

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motochick said:
^^^^AWESOME! It is gonna be light! I will get the final weight of mine next week when I get my ti BB in and trim my brakes. So you got yours before I got mine? Would love to see how the other one is being built up!
Need to get my hands on a decent scale. Went with a 145gr ti BB as well. Would like to see it below 22lbs, prolly not possible with practical tires and the current components.

Believe You received Yours first, even tho I ordered mine first. Well mine went across the atlantic, ending up outside of Stockholm, Sweden :)

Yeah, wonder where the third frame ended up. Hopefully she'll be built up with nice components as well :)
 
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