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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    Just got this put together yesterday... Was riding a Large Kona Cowan (which I still really like) but I wanted to try a frame with shorter stays and seattube that would handle urban a bit better. The chainstays on the Transition are an inch shorter! Rides great, have to take it out this weekend on some local rough stuff.

    Here is is in both Town and Country configurations... Yep, the big knobbies aren't so great on pavement, but I'm too lazy to switch just to take a pic.

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    thats the nicest ToP i've ever seen.

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    Town and Country (new bike pics)

    Just got this put together yesterday... Was riding a Large Kona Cowan (which I still really like) but I wanted to try a frame with shorter stays and seattube that would handle urban a bit better. The chainstays on the Transition are an inch shorter! Rides great, have to take it out this weekend on some local rough stuff.

    Here is is in both Town and Country configurations... Yep, the big knobbies aren't so great on pavement, but I'm too lazy to switch just to take a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    Just got this put together yesterday... Was riding a Large Kona Cowan (which I still really like) but I wanted to try a frame with shorter stays and seattube that would handle urban a bit better. The chainstays on the Transition are an inch shorter! Rides great, have to take it out this weekend on some local rough stuff.

    Here is is in both Town and Country configurations... Yep, the big knobbies aren't so great on pavement, but I'm too lazy to switch just to take a pic.

    JMH
    Dee max's arent too good for that style of riding, (assuming you will be doing spin tricks and beating the sh!t outa that bike)...thats got to be one of the nicest builds iv seen tho.

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    Probably Right...

    I mostly ride trails on the bike, they have always been fantastic for that. But I should probably buy a cheap set of hoops and mount my Holy Rollers on there for street. Sucks to bash an expensive wheel.

    But they look so hot on there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master_Jako
    Dee max's arent too good for that style of riding, (assuming you will be doing spin tricks and beating the sh!t outa that bike)...thats got to be one of the nicest builds iv seen tho.

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    Didn't you tell me just five days ago that you were "thinking" about building a ToP? That was quick!

    Great looking ride...let's go give it a good bashing this weekend.

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    how do you like those brakes? They're avid mechs right?
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    Avid BB-7

    Yep, they are. My 2-cents about these brakes (have a few sets) are that they can take a while to bed and are a bit unpredictable/noisy during that time. Once they are broken in, they are powerful, but they can be on/off, they don't modulate as well as the best hydros.

    But, the bottom line is they are cheap, maintenance is a no-brainer, and they work 80-90% as well as any brake I have tried. If you hate working on your bike or just like simplicity, they are the way to go for sure.

    Oh, and SKINS, Yeah, I was quite literally thinking about building up the bike, not considering the switch. Heh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MxFlyer43
    how do you like those brakes? They're avid mechs right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    I mostly ride trails on the bike, they have always been fantastic for that. But I should probably buy a cheap set of hoops and mount my Holy Rollers on there for street. Sucks to bash an expensive wheel.

    But they look so hot on there!

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    indeed very nice
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    hey, ive got one of those. its hopefully gonna be built at the end of next week, is that a long that you have? if so how tall are you and how is it?

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    Long

    I'm 6', it's a Long. Effective TT is listed at 23.5", but it seems to measure closer to 24". That's actually better for me anyway, I have long arms and legs and I need some room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heggler9
    hey, ive got one of those. its hopefully gonna be built at the end of next week, is that a long that you have? if so how tall are you and how is it?

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    jordon .you are off the hook.......Friday at the spot????
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    nice bike mate.
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    great build, deemax are sick. i wana build a strret bike liek that but not enough money
    whats the weight?
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    Weight

    31.5 pounds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinb89
    great build, deemax are sick. i wana build a strret bike liek that but not enough money
    whats the weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    31.5 pounds...

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    how much was that other bike
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    sweet bike...
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    jsut out of curiosity, why did you name this thread after a chrysler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ-
    nice bike mate.
    straight up....that's sweet!
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    That's really nice, post back about how you like it. I'm in the same boat, I have a Cowan that I like but ultimately I want a bike with shorter stays, too. I was thinking about a Black Market MOB, but this looks like it may be a sweet alternative. Any idea on MSRP?

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    $440 is MSRP, www.transitionbikes.com, so in the same neighborhood as the Kona.

    It will definitely be heavier than your Cowan by at least a pound or two. Cowan frames are pretty light. My Cowan was 29.5 but this is 31.5. But the weight isn't too noticable, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s
    That's really nice, post back about how you like it. I'm in the same boat, I have a Cowan that I like but ultimately I want a bike with shorter stays, too. I was thinking about a Black Market MOB, but this looks like it may be a sweet alternative. Any idea on MSRP?

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    thats hawt, looks like a sick ride
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