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I got a new reign for xmas and love it to death. i will change the fork when it breaks like all splice do. i have 2 qestions.
1) What fork would be best for my riding and buget. i am an agressive trail rider. light urban rider. light freerider and i hope to enter a super d and maby a mtn x race. i have a buget of 500 bucks. i was thinking a pike.
2) what coil shocks fit on the 05 reign. i hear that only the vanilla will. what about romic or a (im not sure of the proper term) shock with the resivore mounted on another part of the frame kinda like the giant dh bike had.

i have a link to my pictures on pinkbike cuz for some reason they wolnt upload here

http://vpfree.pinkbike.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=110805
 

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Yeah the Pike sounds like your best bet. You can get a model with adjustable travel if you have long climbs. The Zoke 66SL also looks very nice and can be adjusted from 80-170mm. Trouble is you have to do the adjusting via air pumps. It is also more than $500. Maybe look at the Z1's or AM's - also more $$$.

BTW PUSH is going to be doing mods for the Pike.
 

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Rock Shox has 3 new forks for the '06 year. Take a look at those.
 

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A Pike would be a good option, but you should also take a look at the Marzocchi AM line as Steve71 had said...

Nice choice on the bike! I almost bought myself a Reign 2 a couple of months ago but couldn't pass up the sweet deal I got on my Dawg... :)
 

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theg1ant said:
what about the rear shock question. this is really confusing me
It looks like only air shocks without a (fixed) reservoir will fit. I don't know of any production remote reservoir air shocks. The trouble with a coil shock is that most coils won't fit in the basket.

All in all, a pushed RP3 isn't a bad option though. Air shocks have come a long way...
 

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I've got a Reign2 and I love it. In regard to your fork, Performance has the Marzocchi AM SL on sale for about $300 It think.
 

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rear shock

to put it in a nut shell:

maximum spring diameter - 50mm (2") (I fit an old Vanilla in there, but didn;t ride it.)
no reservoirs unless remote
 

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I have a Manitou Nixon Elite SPVE 110-150 (not the IT travel) on the front and Manitou Swinger 3-way on the back. I find both are awesome shocks and have had adsolutely no problems riding as it sounds you do. Have no idea what these cost in US dollars sorry.
 

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I rode a Sherman Firefly last season and loved it. If I did not already have the 04 Firefly (130mm travel) I would have got a Firefly + (150mm travel) to even out the travel. I'm going to get a Fox 36 TALAS RC2 for this season but that is way out of your budget for sure and mine to but I am going to dig deep and get one.

I was wanting to put a Fox DHX air on my Reign but just found out that there is no way :(. I have been pretty happy with my Swinger 3-way but if you get an '06 Reign with a Fox RP3 and send it here to Loveland CO to Push you'll have a sweet shock.

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