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Reign weights,what is the stock weight of a 20" bike? What have some of you done to trim the weight with durability in mind? Have an 06 R2 coming in about a week and would like to keep it in the low 30 pound range,possible?
 

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My Australian spec 20" '06 R1 was 29.5lbs without pedals when I got it. Its heavier now though.

I have fitted 2.35 Kenda Nevegals with stans goo , and replaced the Easton bar and stem with some Kona stuff I had lying around. The shorter stem and more rise in the bars suits my riding style better.

I haven't weighed it since the changes , but I'd guess its still around 32lbs. Low 30's is definately doable.
 

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Pinky said:
My Australian spec 20" '06 R1 was 29.5lbs without pedals when I got it. Its heavier now though.

I have fitted 2.35 Kenda Nevegals with stans goo , and replaced the Easton bar and stem with some Kona stuff I had lying around. The shorter stem and more rise in the bars suits my riding style better.

I haven't weighed it since the changes , but I'd guess its still around 32lbs. Low 30's is definately doable.
Thanks Pinky,anything below 35 is fine.On another post the guy said it weighed in at 37lbs., thats getting a little to close to 40 for me. The US spec R2 come with the 2.35 Nevegals I think,also the Nixon Super Air which should keep the lb's down.
 

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I am the guy with 37lbs Reign :) Although, weight is usually the last factor I consider, I do not know what makes it so heavy... maybe the scale was faulty or something:) As long as I ride I do not feel this weight, it becomes noticable when I'm pushing or carrying the bike.
 

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I am the guy with 37lbs Reign :) Although, weight is usually the last factor I consider, I do not know what makes it so heavy... maybe the scale was faulty or something:) As long as I ride I do not feel this weight, it becomes noticable when I'm pushing or carrying the bike.
Not overly concerned about the weight,your right when you say you dont notice,until i lug it into the truck at the end of the ride.37 lbs just sounded a little off,I have a VT and it is around 30,had an AC and it was around 32.I have a 22# HT and it collects dust,cant go back after you get use to 5+" of travel. Was also looking to see how far some guys got them down the scale,just to see what is possible.
 

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My reign is 37 lbs also

it is heavier than I expected when I was building it as I don't have any overly heavy components on it. My VT is 28 lbs with lighter components (that keep breaking) and my Stinky freeride bike (7 inches of travel) is 36 lbs with heavier components so the Reign frame must be pretty heavy. I can't see how these guys are getting these things under 30 lbs unless they are using very XC components or spending a million bucks on the strong light stuff. That said, it does pedal pretty well and is a fun bike to ride.
 

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You are right I do have the most expensive parts on XO/XTR etc. but the bike has been totally reliable . I ride every day and I mean EVERY day as I am retired and Vancouver Island has some of the toughest Singletrack to offer so I don't baby my bike. I have bent a couple of Der. Hangers and gone through 2 RF X-type Bottom Brackets but that is it. Biggest weight loss is usually wheelset and Tires.
 
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