2013 Transition Klunker

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  • 10-16-2012
    snowskilz
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    2013 Transition Klunker
    Looks like there is a new toy to pick up from the boys at transition

    Introducing the 2013 Transition Klunker - Bike Rumor

    From the article

    SPECS:

    1 size fits all
    Chromoly 3 piece BMX style crankset
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DH tires
    Transition Park n Ride Jump Saddle
    Motorcycle Handlebar (800mm wide)
    Slack 67 Degree Head Angle
    Coaster Brake
    PRICE: $549 USD
    Iím convinced, more than 650/gearbox/fullsuspension/carbon fat bike, I really want a crappy klunker project. Bring on the klunker renaissance!
  • 10-16-2012
    tangaroo
    This would be fun as hell to ride! Coaster brakes take my back to the days when I was a kid and jumping my Magna and skidding my rear tires across peoples yards. Man I was an a$$ when I was a kid haha
  • 10-16-2012
    in the trees
    The guys at TR have too much fun!
  • 10-16-2012
    ignazjr
    The perfect townie! Can't wait to get these babies in.
  • 10-16-2012
    zukrider
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! im thinking i need one! the girlfriend even said yes!
  • 10-16-2012
    ignazjr
    January-ish time frame.
  • 10-16-2012
    ebxtreme
    In case folks didn't see the original Klunking vid.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/32425530?title=1&amp;byline=1&amp;portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/32425530">Lars N Bars gets Klunking</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4108505">Transition Bikes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>


    Klunking 2 with Tone-Loc premiered at our Shoot The Trails event on Saturday night. It's pretty much over the top.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/51119615?title=1&amp;byline=1&amp;portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/51119615">Klunking 2</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4108505">Transition Bikes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 10-16-2012
    brainbckt
    Coaster brakes!
  • 10-16-2012
    Luigiugueto
    If I lived in the states or on a relatively flat "commutable" city i'd be buying one of these and leaving my truck for off roading only lol
  • 10-16-2012
    VTSession
    cool ass bike, I like how Transition doesn't take themselves too seriously.
  • 10-21-2012
    LostBoyScout
    Pretty much the ultimate bar bike (though in Vancouver having fenders on the bar bike is pretty important) that you can then go rip around the trails with too.

    I can't imagine riding this bike sober, but man I would love to ride it with a 2-3 beer buzz.
  • 10-22-2012
    karatemonkey
    I know our local tribe is going to be rolling deep with 'em. Perfect Fruita- 18 Rd. beer buzz bike. Can't Wait!! Thanks TR
  • 10-22-2012
    evasive
    Holy cow, that is super cool!
  • 10-24-2012
    bad andy
    The training montage music is really doing its part selling me. Want.
  • 11-09-2012
    ryan123
    Want one now! When are they going to be available, anyone heard date?
  • 12-13-2012
    ballaholyk84
    Talked with Transition the other day and all of the first run are already sold out. Basically if you want one, you better find your local Transition dealer and see if you can lock it down. I did that today when I purchased my Black and Blue one as pictured in the OP. Cant beat $550 for these.

    Also Transition said they will be hitting the shops that have already ordered them approx. mid January. They said the Black/Blue and White/Red are only for the first runs. The next run is available to get on an order for possibly mid May's shipment. They are going to be (take this lightly and from what I heard) Orange and something like an old school Barracuda "Green" color.

    So if you are wanting one then you better jump on it now and find one to reserve or pay for now!
  • 12-14-2012
    euroford
    this is awesome. the first time i see somebody ridding one of those at trestle next year, i'm buying that guy a beer.
  • 12-25-2012
    archieaxe
    This WILL be my next bike. Awesomesauce!
  • 12-28-2012
    dirtracer
    Schwinn...
    Got a mid 70's Schwinn Heavi Duti that set the stage. Steel frame heavy duty wheels and balloon tires. Looks like a cool update. No "real" news here.

    Awesomesauce? WTF? Izzat a boy band?

    DR

    :-)
  • 01-03-2013
    ignazjr
    Just got an email from Transition that the Klunkers have arrived and are ready to start shipping. Better put your name on one now if you haven't already!
  • 01-03-2013
    snowskilz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Just got an email from Transition that the Klunkers have arrived and are ready to start shipping. Better put your name on one now if you haven't already!

    How quick do you anticipate them selling out?
  • 01-06-2013
    DH40
    Wanted a TR250, was trying to swing a Double, must have a Klunker.
  • 01-06-2013
    ignazjr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snowskilz View Post
    How quick do you anticipate them selling out?

    White and Black Klunkers have already sold out via Transition. You'll have to find one at a dealer. The next batch of Klunkers will be in the Spring.
  • 01-06-2013
    DH40
    Spring training in Giant's Orange!
  • 01-08-2013
    Duece
    I e-mailed Drop n Zone months ago asking for a matte black Klunker, they said they would keep my e-mail and let me know when they where going to get some in. Then about three weeks ago I e-mailed them again and got no response. I guess it just isn't meant to be.
  • 01-09-2013
    trailbrain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Duece View Post
    I e-mailed Drop n Zone months ago asking for a matte black Klunker, they said they would keep my e-mail and let me know when they where going to get some in. Then about three weeks ago I e-mailed them again and got no response. I guess it just isn't meant to be.

    Have you called? I bought a bike from them and they were a pleasure to work with over the phone and email.
  • 01-09-2013
    DH40
    They emailed me too, saying they'd email me with info on K run # 2. I'm going to trust them on that (and follow up on the regular).
  • 03-01-2013
    AC/BC
    Wow, check out the markup on this Klunker. What a bunch of fools.!!!

    Transition Klunker - $899.00 : Hell On Wheels


    I emailed Transition and they said they've sold out and are making MORE Klunkers in new colors too. So this wont be a limited run. (YES!!) We'll just have to wait for the next batch guys.
  • 03-01-2013
    evasive
    2013 Transition Klunker
    If anyone missed it, the Klunker was the centerpiece review in the newest issue of Bike.
  • 03-01-2013
    ryan123
    Re: 2013 Transition Klunker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Wow, check out the markup on this Klunker. What a bunch of fools.!!!

    Being an Australian website that's about right. There would be a bigger margin compared to the USA.

    Sent from my GT-N7105T using Tapatalk 2
  • 03-14-2013
    santacruzer
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    I've had mine for a week now, after mountain biking for 20 years it's like starting over again:thumbsup:
    Attachment 780731
  • 03-16-2013
    RPG
    I-want-one-now
  • 03-18-2013
    DH40
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RPG View Post
    I-want-one-now

    Good luck getting one - I gave up.
  • 03-19-2013
    santacruzer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Good luck getting one - I gave up.

    I looked up the transition dealers and emailed a couple and had it shipped to me. I know the one in Bozeman has a white in stock
  • 04-03-2013
    GasX
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    I just made my own... :cool:
    Attachment 787136
  • 04-04-2013
    snowskilz
    how much did it cost to build that up?
  • 04-04-2013
    GasX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by snowskilz View Post
    how much did it cost to build that up?

    About $450 including the powdercoating and custom decals.

    build thread here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=70765&sid=e66fcdb420cf8250f1b 563d24a296fc0
  • 04-11-2013
    ignazjr
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    the 2nd batch of Klunkers is starting to ship to dealers! Orange or green. I'm really looking forward to seeing these. Here's the orange one.

    Attachment 789739
  • 04-11-2013
    evasive
    2013 Transition Klunker
    Wow. That's awesome.
  • 04-16-2013
    Repack Rider
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    The Transition krew came to Fairfax to shoot video of their bikes on Repack. I joined them, because, well, look at the handle.
  • 04-21-2013
    SlowerThenSnot
    Got a few at pedal pushers in golden, super fun bike, i really want one now =)
  • 04-21-2013
    evasive
    2013 Transition Klunker
    It's a single speed, at least...
  • 04-22-2013
    drew2388
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    Attachment 793031

    Fresh out of the washing machine.
  • 04-23-2013
    evasive
    2013 Transition Klunker
    That looks rad. Envious.
  • 04-23-2013
    Transition Bikes
    Nice! Looks like you've got your beer holder on there too. A flask holder is a good option as well... Spaceman Bicycle Flask Holster - Ahearne Cycles

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drew2388 View Post
    Fresh out of the washing machine.

  • 04-23-2013
    SlowerThenSnot
    i'll check into that in the am
  • 04-24-2013
    santacruzer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    How easy is it to lower the gearing on this thing? I'm a clyde, and in cal, we have to ride up to ride down...looks like major fun

    It's easy enough to swap cogs, it takes an old school 3 speed type cog. I put a 19 on to make the hills a tiny bit easier. Here's a link: Sturmey Archer 3-speed flat cog, 3-spline, 1/8 in. - 20t chrome, Cassettes, Sturmey-Archer Bicycle Lockrings, Spacers, Cogs
  • 04-24-2013
    drew2388
    Got to take it out for a quick hour ride this morning before work. Pretty much 45 minutes of carrying the damn thing up the trail and 15 minutes of an earthquake in my nuts on the way down. Goodtimes.
  • 04-24-2013
    santacruzer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drew2388 View Post
    Got to take it out for a quick hour ride this morning before work. Pretty much 45 minutes of carrying the damn thing up the trail and 15 minutes of an earthquake in my nuts on the way down. Goodtimes.

    Haha, that sounds like goodtimes!
  • 04-24-2013
    Duece
    I e-mailed several Transition dealers and found one. Should be Klunking next week!