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OK i have answerd my own question

mzungo said:
What no ideas out there ....is zero stack the only headset a Reign can run?

Alec.
So here for any one else who would like to raise there front end with out buying a new fork is what you need
1. your dealer can order you some converter rings so that the Reign frame can run a conventional headset..approx £10. uk (and stuff is always expensive in UK.)

2.One of these.The S-3 Plus 5 headset is a solution for many suspension fork/frame interface problems, where additional clearance is needed to prevent your suspension fork from coming into contact with the down tube of your frame (it is usually the suspension fork's adjuster mechanisms that contact the down tube). This can be a issue with 26" wheel bikes, but seems to be more common with 29'ers. The lower assembly of this headset is manufactured with an additional 5mm of stack height- hence, S-3 "Plus 5".

This can give you an equivalent height for a RS Revelation or Fox float fork of approxamatley 520mm just slightly higher than the Pike.you will need a longer steerer tube lenght to be able to get away with it.

The S-3 Plus 5 shares the overhanging cup/cover design of the standard S-3 and S-8, which keeps contaminants from reaching the bearings. This overhanging "treacherous path" feature is repeated with the lower cup/crown race.

All Cane Creek headsets, including the S-3 Plus 5, feature design details such as an undercut transition and stepped insertion for ease of assembly into frames; and are compatible with Cane Creek Interlok spacers.

Features:

Cnc-machined 6061 aluminium cups
Steel crown race with integrated rubber seal
Replaceable sealed cartridge bearings
Neoprene bearing seals
Lower stack height: 17.3mm
Upper stack height: 15.1mm
Total stack height: 32.4mm
Weight: 130g
Colour: Anodized black with laser etched logos
 

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I can't say that the reducers to run a regular HS are still crap, but I tried them with a King HS on an 02 NRS. It was a stupid idea and always had slop in it. I removed them before I ovalized the head tube. Looks to me like you would add 1.5 cm to it, but I would call Giant's warranty dept and ask those guys what they think. Most warranty depts will tell you to pound sand over warrantying an oval head tube.
 

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Got the lbs to make the call

loco-****** said:
I can't say that the reducers to run a regular HS are still crap, but I tried them with a King HS on an 02 NRS. It was a stupid idea and always had slop in it. I removed them before I ovalized the head tube. Looks to me like you would add 1.5 cm to it, but I would call Giant's warranty dept and ask those guys what they think. Most warranty depts will tell you to pound sand over warrantying an oval head tube.
Ok I got the new giant converter rings and was worried after what you had said .....so I rang the bike shop who rang head of technical for Giant U.K. (specifically to check that I would not invalidate my warranty) the guy said that giant would not sell the rings if they weren't 100% compatible and using them would in no way adversely affect my warranty ...also he has used them on a downhill bike with no problems.

I will report on how well it works and any problems I experience.
 

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Ok I got the new giant converter rings and was worried after what you had said .....so I rang the bike shop who rang head of technical for Giant U.K. (specifically to check that I would not invalidate my warranty) the guy said that giant would not sell the rings if they weren't 100% compatible and using them would in no way adversely affect my warranty ...also he has used them on a downhill bike with no problems.

I will report on how well it works and any problems I experience.
Cool - please let us know. I have some from another NRS, assuming they are the same, but I have been doing fine with the stock headset.

Just wanted to give you a head's up on past experience.

Good luck.
 
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