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    Anybody ridden both wheel sizes of the TA? I just placed an order for a TA29 but I'm coming from a FS 27.5 but I figured the bigger wheels on a HT frame would be better overall but I may be wrong since I haven't ridden any of the TAs yet. Thank you.
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    I haven't ridden TA 275, and my TA 29 is my first 29" bike. All earlier test drives pointed me to stay on smaller wheels. Maybe it is due to those bikes were too XC oriented. I don't feels the downsides of other 29" bikes when riding TransAm. Thus I don't see the need for 275 size.

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    I am 5"8 and went for an TA29 in Large. Actually I am using a 35mm stem but will probably upgrade to 50mm... and I would all the time choose the TA aus 29er, as it rides just great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostChillin View Post
    Hopefully the Transition guys can chime in on this thread with the proper setup/torque so that everyone has access to the info. Or if you get it directly, can you please post?

    With a TA29 on the way, a little concerned because I'm a bigger guy that puts some torque on the rear...
    Hi guys - we are working on getting some docs up on our support page shortly. Hang in there and we will get a similar exploded view and torque spec document up soon.

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    6'2" and size Large 29

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    I am 5"8 and went for an TA29 in Large. Actually I am using a 35mm stem but will probably upgrade to 50mm... and I would all the time choose the TA aus 29er, as it rides just great.
    I am six foot, two inches tall and am very happy on a Large TA29er. I have left the stock 45mm stem on, much to my surprise. The reach with 760mm wide low-rise bars is about 20 mm shorter than the cockpit of my previous bikes. I thought I would feel too cramped, but the slightly more upright stance is easier on my neck and shoulders as well as keeping me in a more neutral agile position on the bike for aggressive-technical trails. The relatively short stem for my size relative to the frame has not negatively affected climbing ability either.
    Admittedly I have always preferred slightly smaller frames than larger frames, for the more technical trails that I choose to ride rather than wide-open cross-country style trails that may favor a larger frame and more stretched-out body position. After all that is why we got Trans Ams right? For shredding the gnar, haha.

    Anyways, point being, it appears that we have confirmed that the size large appears to work for anyone between 5'8" and 6'2" as indicated on the Transition size chart.

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    Hi guys - we are working on getting some docs up on our support page shortly. Hang in there and we will get a similar exploded view and torque spec document up soon.
    Hey gang,
    Here are two photos of the knurled lock-washer and and large washer combo that I installed on the lower drop-out bolt to reduce unwanted sliding. I tightened the bolt to aprox 16n/m. This seemed like plenty tight and coincides with the recommended torque rating for the rear axle to help me remember what I set it to. We'll see how this works2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-img_0344.jpg2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-img_0345.jpg

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    Yep I'm 5' 10" and running a 50mm stem with 20mm of spacers under the stem and It fits perfectly


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    Is the new Transam 142mm only? The Transition site looks that way but some retailers list that 135mm is possible, but I don't know whether they have just lifted the spec across from the old frames without updating the axle standard?


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    What retailers have Transition online? I can only find Dropnzone and last time I checked they only had 275's.

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    Dropzone was very helpful, but they are sold out of 29er frames. Every dealer I have called has basically said something to the effect of 'get in line'
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    Pretty sure Dropzone is the only current model year online dealer.

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    Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. Now I have to figure out whatever to wait, try another bike or look for used.

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    Wrench Science shows 2015's... but they're sold out too
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    Wow. First time Ive seen Wrench Science. I like the custom build ability. I does show them in stock. Too bad their out.

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    Dry and dusty in the north of England for a change !


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    For those having issues with the TA dropouts slipping, is it primarily for SS use?

    I see that rvercoe has a cassette and rear D, which suggests that the dropouts are sliding for both geared and SS use?
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    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5

    Yes same issue with both set ups. But I've had no more problems since I installed the washers and locktite


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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    For those having issues with the TA dropouts slipping, is it primarily for SS use?

    I see that rvercoe has a cassette and rear D, which suggests that the dropouts are sliding for both geared and SS use?
    Correct, I have only used my TA as a 1x10 and had some limited slipping probably more due to trail impact forces rather than gear-chain torque force which SS set-ups induce.

    It sure would be great to hear thoughts or guidance from Transition Bikes on this. Hopefully, they are not too busy doing damage control on the supply-side, because that is all we seem to hear so far this year.

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    Hey guys, I work at Division 1 in Austin Tx. We are a transition dealer and I'm looking to sell my 2013 remedy 9 for a transition trans am. I read this whole thread (very helpful by the way for when it comes time to set my customers up right) and I also saw you guys needed to find dealers. Check us out, we're a small shop with plenty of time and knowledge to get you guys rolling. My name is John and I'm here everyday besides sunday and thursday.
    Satan what does your weigh in at? I'll be doing NOX or derby rims when mine comes and some 2.5 tires to rock crawl this texas limestone.

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    Under 26lbs, I think it was 25.6

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    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-uploadfromtaptalk1429789874146.jpg

    How difficult do you think it could be to get something like this in the dropout?

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    This is mine transam 275..yesterday is born!
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    looks good. How is the ride?
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    What size frame for me at 5'10" and a 31.5 inseam?

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    I'm 5 10 and a 31 and the large Is a perfect fit for me with a 50mm stem


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    Quote Originally Posted by fullmonti View Post
    This is mine transam 275..yesterday is born!
    my transam 275 is M size and I'm 5'7''

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    AaronJobe large for sure. I'm 5'10" with a 32ish inseam, probably more like 31.5 like you.I run a 60mm stem also. If you like it shorter try a 50mm or 40mm.

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    I'm just ordering a few parts for my build of a 29 XL. Has anyone built theirs with a Reverb seatpost? If so, what length 380 or 420? Thanks.

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    Welp, just joined the backordered/waiting game fun. Dark metallic, large, 29... June-ish delivery.

    Dark metallic frame w/ white accents + white bars, white fork, white saddle... Gonna be a sweet Storm Trooper build!
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    Will that white saddle stay white longer than your waiting period? Well, it is nice project to collect other parts while waiting for frame. Enjoy!

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    They end up off white, but not as dirty as you would think. I don't know why I'm such a sucker for white saddles, but I like them. Lol
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    At last, finally got my TA29 but it's still in pieces. I'm hoping to put it together this weekend. Thanks to Allen of Dropnzone!
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    Oh. Keithmck have X01 transmission. It looks good with black casette and shiny chain. My own experience (My Scout is built with X01 group) says that it still looks good after 250km, but casette wont stay that black for long.

    Today I used my TransAm for commuting ride to office. I'm still happy with it, but 1x10 transmission is missing vital 15t cog that would be useful when going 21-25km/h. Above that there is 13t and 11t. They keep cadence nicely low until 30km/h, but when going bit slower, missing 15t cog would be nice to have. 17t is already slow gear. I won't change front ring to smaller (currently 30t), because lw range is good enough and top range is about right level.

    When comparing this to Sram 1x11 with nicely spaced gearings, Sram scores all the points, except cost.

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    Unfortunately my first test of my transam275 confirmed the problem of fixing the dropouts. I noticed while going without hands the bike was left very heavily. Ride this bike is quite nervous, wide handlebars is therefore mandatory and if I make a note I would say that the fork slightly open can not hurt.

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    Can I ask a question of those that have actually been able to throw a leg over a 2015 TA29? (I cannot find a single one to even sit on).

    Do y'all find the front end high? The stack on the TA29 is 641-646 mm, which is really tall. I would imagine it would feel really tall for those on small or medium frames.

    My complaint with long travel 29ers is how high the front ends are. For comparison, the stack on a large Specialized Enduro 29er is 641mm and it has 160mm 29er fork! I demo'd one of those and didn't like feeling 'perched' up that high.

    I like a low, aggressive riding position, and I have short legs, so I usually end up slamming my stem against the headset and am now really starting to 2nd guess my decision to pre-order a TransAM 29 frame. My current 29er HT (DB Mason) has a 130 F34 and a stack of ~622mm. So a TA 29 with a 120-130 fork will be an inch higher in the front end.

    Again, a demo isn't an option as no one has a TA anywhere. I'm about ready to cancel my order :-/
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    I started putting my TA29 together today and I started fiddling around with the rear dropouts. if you line up the swing dropouts, the 12x142 axle is hard to screw in. I noticed its been digging in the thread on the derailleur hanger side. To cut long story short, rear is tweaked. If you put on the wheel and measure distance of rim to rear stays from both side, there is around .143", so you need to push rim around .0715" just to align it good but by adjusting set screws to move the drop out, puts the wheel in a weird position. Anyway, I'll try to figure it out but it really feels and looks weird bec I'm 100%, if I leave it as, bike will track to the right since the rear wheel is pointing to the left when dropouts are set evenly.
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    I ended up to add some spacers under stem, so you could say that stack height is no problem for me. L-size frame has 115mm headtube as like in smaller frames too. This number is pretty normal for 29" bikes and thus stack is similar than other 29".
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    S-sized Honzo has 10mm shorter headtube. M has 5mm shorter headtube. L Honzo is equal to L TransAm.

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    I'm looking at comparable, size Large 29ers with 120 forks and ~115mm headtube lenghts:

    RIP 9: 120 Rev, 130mm head tube, 631mm stack

    Canfield Riot: 140 Pike, 120mm head tube, 607mm stack

    Canfield EPO: 140 Pike, 122mm head tube, 600mm stack

    Canfield doesn't show stack numbers for the N9 and Yelli... The Honzo and ROS9 also have similarly tall head tube/stack numbers... why the heck do they make the frickin headtubes so high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    I'm looking at comparable, size Large 29ers with 120 forks and ~115mm headtube lenghts:

    RIP 9: 120 Rev, 130mm head tube, 631mm stack

    Canfield Riot: 140 Pike, 120mm head tube, 607mm stack

    Canfield EPO: 140 Pike, 122mm head tube, 600mm stack

    Canfield doesn't show stack numbers for the N9 and Yelli... The Honzo and ROS9 also have similarly tall head tube/stack numbers... why the heck do they make the frickin headtubes so high?
    I am riding a L-frame at 5´10" and have placed 1cm of spacers under the stem. It makes me interested why you are looking for a bike with much lower stack? Have you made bad experiences?

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    I built up a Kona Satori for a buddy and rode it a few times. My complaint with it was that the front end felt really high. It had a 627mm stack, 5-10mm of spacers and a 25mm rise bar. So effective bar height should've been around 662mm

    I also had a Size Large Jet 9 RDO with a 120mm F29. (628mm stack) I was going for an XC setup, so I ran 10mm rise bars and a -6*, 75mm stem, slammed against the headset. Effective bar height should've been around: 632 mm.

    My current AM 29er is setup with a stack of ~ 631mm

    I was hoping to do a frame swap, but it doesn't look like I'd be able to reuse my cockpit. I have a 777mm carbon handlebar, but with a 641mm stack on a TA29, i'll probably need to buy an new (expensive) Niner 780 carbon flat top bar and maybe a Syntace Flatforce 44 stem.
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    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-uploadfromtaptalk1431700497482.jpg2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-uploadfromtaptalk1431700741684.jpg2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-uploadfromtaptalk1431700930411.jpg

    Got mine built up today and took it for a quick 20kms. So much fun, and was suprised just how capable it is on some steep technical trails.

    Just waiting for some custom decals then it's done.

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    So I know Transition says you can't run a front derailleur on the Trans Am 29er but for what reason,i know the chainstay length is adjustable.My question is with the CS pulled all the way back could you fit a FD.I know there aren't any cable stops but I'd run a direct mount FD with built in cable stop and a Problem Solvers mount.It would be on a large frame,if that matters.Hopfully some feedback from some large owners please.
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    You probably could instal front deraileur with no problems. It may rub to rear tire at grannyring position. But, it may be difficult to install cranks. If you install 32t and 42t rings, that would work. If you'd install cranks with granny and 32t, you face problems. Maybe adding spacer to drive side would do the trick, but chain line gets wider.

    This is my TransAm. SLX double cranks with one ring. 30t ring bolted to large ring tabs.
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    Does anyone has a photo of an XL frame in 27.5" and/or 29"? In my eyes all the frames are very harmonic, but til now I have seen only frames in M or L sizes. Thank you!

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    My pics up a few posts are an XL 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    My pics up a few posts are an XL 29.
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    This one?! Awesome! Looks like a L!

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    Ordered one today. Have to wait til January...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_steel View Post
    Ordered one today. Have to wait til January...
    What size & color? And complete bike or frame?

    I ordered a large, metallic TA29 frame a long time ago and expect it next week. I have a full X9 1x10 build kit, XT brakes, 780 carbon bar/45 stem, XF Trace RL2 34 fork with Gold Anno (Kashima) and Uni-Crown upgrades, Frequency i23 wheels (better than stock ST23's). My needs have changed, so I was debating building it up as a complete bike and throwing it in Craigslist.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    What size & color? And complete bike or frame?
    X-Large... any color available, complete bike or frame, depends what's available here in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunzl View Post
    Did you just go for a 140mm fork or run it past Transition first as I see the frame is designed around a 120mm?
    Hi all
    Just a little update on how my trans am is running. I’ve recently increased the pikes bottomless tokens to 4 as the only drawback to running 140’s seems that the fork tends to dive too much for my liking. Simple to change and has cured issue completely.
    The x1 group set it working faultlessly which runs smoother than the original one up 42t I used for the build.
    I have changed tyres due to a rock killing my rear purgatory and moved to a nobby nic/hans dampf combo too. Larger volume works well.
    No more issues with sliding dropouts too so still a very happy owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_steel View Post
    This one?! Awesome! Looks like a L!
    Nah, it's an XL 29.

    Here is another photo from this morning before it got muddy again in the afternoon.

    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-mtbr-transam.jpg

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    2016 colors will be blue and grey. Would like to know which blue...

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    Does anybody know if a rear wheel with a Specialized 142+ hub will fit on a TransAM? The difference between 142 and 142+ is explained here:

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8...93f6e398_b.jpg

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    One thing to consider is the Satori is a full suspension bike so the rear shock sags with the fork. With a hardtail, you might find it doesn't feel as high.

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    Incase you were wondering, the 2015 TA29 is not B+ friendly. Way too tight at the chainstays. Really unfortunate. Kinda disappointing.

    Anybody wanna buy a brand new TA29 frame? Gray, large. Has Cane Creek 40 tapered headset installed.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    What tires size have you checked? Without measuring it I would habe thought that 2.8 should fit!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Incase you were wondering, the 2015 TA29 is not B+ friendly. Way too tight at the chainstays. Really unfortunate. Kinda disappointing.

    Anybody wanna buy a brand new TA29 frame? Gray, large. Has Cane Creek 40 tapered headset installed.
    Really? You bought a bike designed specifically for 29 wheels and you're disappointed that B+ don't fit? Well that wins the award for the stupisist thing I've heard today.

    Why don't you just ride it the way out was designed? It's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiwan View Post
    What tires size have you checked? Without measuring it I would habe thought that 2.8 should fit!?
    WTB 2.8 on Blunt35

    The last generation TA29 had gobs of clearance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF View Post
    Really? You bought a bike designed specifically for 29 wheels and you're disappointed that B+ don't fit? Well that wins the award for the stupisist thing I've heard today.
    they fit and rode great on my old 2012 TA29... So the fact that Transition reduced rear tire clearance for the 2015 redesign is the stupidest thing I've heard today. It's an AM HT, you need to be able to run a 2.4 Ardent or Goma out back.

    But thanks for being a d!ck about it
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    You can run an ardent 2.4 without problems

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    On a 25-29mm internal width rim? That'd be encouraging
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    In a 25mm (infernal) rim

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    Ok. Thanks!
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    They redesigned the geometry for 2015. Shorter chainstays typically means tighter fit with tires. It's all on their website as well.

    Anyway, I have a black 27.5 frame on the way. Should be here Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    they fit and rode great on my old 2012 TA29... So the fact that Transition reduced rear tire clearance for the 2015 redesign is the stupidest thing I've heard today. It's an AM HT, you need to be able to run a 2.4 Ardent or Goma out back.

    But thanks for being a d!ck about it
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    So talking of shortened stays, what large volume tyre now fits on the 27.5 and the 29?

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    I've got a 2.35 Hans Dampf on the rear at the moment. Have had a 2.4 Ardent as well. More than enough clearance for regular tyres, which they were designed around.

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    I also measured the clearance between the chainstays and I am pretty sure that a 2.8 wtb will fit. ...

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    Just to Städte clearly: 27,5 x 2,8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snozz View Post
    So talking of shortened stays, what large volume tyre now fits on the 27.5 and the 29?
    My 27.5 has a 2.5 in tire slammed forward.
    i think the 29s have a tighter fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiwan View Post
    I also measured the clearance between the chainstays and I am pretty sure that a 2.8 wtb will fit. ...
    Its very tight even on a Blunt35 rim
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    How mich space do you have in each side and to the Seat stays?

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    Seat stays are no problem at all.

    The chainstay clearance gets narrower as you move backwards.

    There's a few mm of clearance on both sides. It would be OK for dry trails, but probably not for muddy conditions.

    EDIT: I mic'd it out last night and the chainstay clearance at the widest part of the TB 2.8 casing is ~ 73mm
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Yup, that´s what I have heard also. So there should be ~2 - 3 mm of clearance....

    I dropped today my 29er Fork from 140mm to 130mm. Why? On steep climbs the front wheel got light and there was the need of balancing on the bike which is pretty hard when you are on technical climbs. So I tried to improve the climbing abilities. And yes - goal achived. And I have to say significantly achieved. I had 0 problems with a light front wheel. On the downs it is slightly noticeable that the position is a bit more XC oriented but descending is sill outstanding on the bike. So form me it seems lik 130mm is the sweet spot if the TransAM shall be taken as an All-Mountain-Allround bike. But don´t get me wrong - I also have ridden the TransAM now for 3 months with 140mm and that was also going very well.

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    67* (with a 130 fork) is still pretty slack for a HT 29er. IMO, that's the best angle... (I had my old Mason at several different angles... from 66.3-67.5* and felt 67* was the best compromise)
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    So, was in the Alps today to do a quick and diry tour. A 4km short Uphill with 650m of height change let you feel your legs
    Again, the 130mm fork on the TA 29" was perfect. Steepest part on this climb is somewhere slightly above 30% (on a street) and the front wheel got just a very little light feeling - something that you can change easily by changing our body position. The down was also on the steeper side with lot´s of roots and rock sections. And I am still blown away about the capabilities of this bike and the 29 wheels.
    I mean I know that the bike is perfect for my home trails but that it handles the rough stuff also with that ease is really good to know - I like!
    Next time I try to do some pics that this fred gets a bit more colour.

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    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5

    Still running the pikes at 140mm with no issues


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    Could someone who owns a 27.5 TransAM do me a huge favor?

    Could you measure the tire clearance width about 13-13.5" forward of the drop out? (Which should be the widest spot anyway.)

    I'm curious if the TA27.5 would actually be the better candidate for a B+ conversion. The TA27.5 is listed to clear a 2.5" tire, whereas the TA29 is only listed to clear a 2.3" tire (people here have cleared an Ardent 2.4)

    I ask is that the 27.5 and the 29 frames both have the same 418mm chainstay length. The 29 has a slight bend to the seat tube (near the BB), but the frames look very similar:

    (from page 1 of this thread)

    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-951049d1419864694-2015-trans-am-29-27-5-transam.jpg

    TA29
    (from Keithmck's post on page 2 in this thread)

    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-968644d1425207696-2015-trans-am-29-27-5-wp_20150301_12_48_44_pro.jpg

    TA27.5
    (from Transition's website)

    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-bike_complete_transam_1.jpg
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    Could someone who owns a 27.5 TransAM do me a huge favor?

    Could you measure the tire clearance width about 13-13.5" forward of the drop out? (Which should be the widest spot anyway.)

    I'm curious if the TA27.5 would actually be the better candidate for a B+ conversion. The TA27.5 is listed to clear a 2.5" tire, whereas the TA29 is only listed to clear a 2.3" tire (people here have cleared an Ardent 2.4)

    I ask is that the 27.5 and the 29 frames both have the same 418mm chainstay length. The 29 has a slight bend to the seat tube (near the BB), but the frames look very similar:
    I'm dying to know the same thing. I want to build a B+ TransAm using a 27.5 frame and I can't wait for Transition to build one. Ready to buy one as soon as I know if the frame will fit. I'm with you, thinking that the quoted 2.5" will fit a 2.8 in dry conditions where mud isn't an issue.

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    Here's my TA29 in XL. As some have mentioned above I found the stack a bit high so used a Syntace Flatforce 44 stem. I love how it feels XC when I need it but can devour tech stuff with the dropper.


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    Nice looking built. I am really interested how much the steam is reducing the stack? Any idea?

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    Stack height is 27mm vs. standard 40mm.... so 13mm reduction in stack height
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Fit an Ardent 2.4 with Derby rims (29mm internal) on my XL 29er TA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloonz View Post
    I'm dying to know the same thing. I want to build a B+ TransAm using a 27.5 frame and I can't wait for Transition to build one. Ready to buy one as soon as I know if the frame will fit. I'm with you, thinking that the quoted 2.5" will fit a 2.8 in dry conditions where mud isn't an issue.
    I emailed Transition and asked. Surprise, surprise, they haven't responded. Just like they haven't responded to anyone in this thread who was having issues with their dropouts slipping.\

    Canfield, on the other hand, responded within hours with chainstay clearance dims and giving the thumbsup for B+ use.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    I am pretty sure that a WTB Trailblazer 27,5 x 2,8 will fit. Sure, the rim itself is also important. I will do this test next week but the numbers say it's working.

    Canfield is a mich smaller company. Here in Europa only a very limited group will know Them. In comparison Transition is mich more common...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiwan View Post
    I am pretty sure that a WTB Trailblazer 27,5 x 2,8 will fit. Sure, the rim itself is also important. I will do this test next week but the numbers say it's working.

    Canfield is a mich smaller company. Here in Europa only a very limited group will know Them. In comparison Transition is mich more common...
    Can't wait to hear the news tobiwan. Thanks for checking the fit. It would be great if you could post which frame (27.5/29er) and what year the frame is. Also, what the measurements are on the fame.

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    How are you all digging the longer 2015 geo? Is it still pretty nimble and whippy with the short back end? I'm considering a TA 275 as a second bike / foul weather bike / something to make the mellower rides a little more fun. (I happen to have a full spare 27.5 parts kit.) My main ride is a YT Capra. It has identical reach dimensions to the new transams but is ultra slack and has a pretty long wb. It's fun and great for crushing the proverbial steep gnar but makes the more twisty/pumpy xc leaning trails a little uneventful.

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    @dromind: The new geometrie is what you need - and it is also not too extreme. I am riding a 29er TA and still would describe this bike as playful.

    @ all: 2.8 WTB Trailblazer fits easiliy in the TA 29 (2015). Pictures will follow soon - also a short ride report.
    Tobi

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiwan View Post
    @dromind: The new geometrie is what you need - and it is also not too extreme. I am riding a 29er TA and still would describe this bike as playful.

    @ all: 2.8 WTB Trailblazer fits easiliy in the TA 29 (2015). Pictures will follow soon - also a short ride report.
    Tobi
    Good news! I was hoping you were on a 27.5 though. We might have to assume that if it fits the 29er that it'll fit the 27.5. Maybe I'll just have to take my chances...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobiwan View Post
    @ all: 2.8 WTB Trailblazer fits easiliy in the TA 29 (2015). Pictures will follow soon - also a short ride report.
    Tobi
    Interesting. I tried it in a 2015 TA29 frame (WTB 2.8 on a Blunt35) and yes, it did fit... but no, I didn't want to run it with that little clearance. (For comparison, my old DB Mason frame had significantly more clearance).

    BTW: Transition emailed me back and said no dice on the WTB 2.8 27.5 TransAM.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Maybe a 27,5+ tire will fit in the TA29 frame?

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    So, here some info´s about the 650b+ Test
    Bike: TransAM 29", modell 2015
    Tire: WTB Trailblazer 27,5" in 2.8"
    Rim: 28mm outer diameter


    Technical wise:
    This combination fits pretty well in the frame with approx 0,9cm space on the left and right side. The rim is on the narrow side as I just borrowed it from a friend. If I would proceed with this tire size, than I would choose a rim between 30 - 32mm OD.

    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-cimg7434.jpg2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-cimg7435.jpg2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-cimg7451.jpg


    Performance
    I have to say that I am definitely one of the more aggressive riders. I want to be fast on the trail and as faster I go on the downs the more I like it. Therefore my aim was to get some more comfort on the backwheel with the Trailblazer as it seemed to have a larger volume. My standard tire on the 29" is the Maxxis Minion DHR II in 2.4". Compared the DHR II with the Trailblazer, the TB does have a higher volume. I measured a rubber height at the TB of approx. 56mm in comparison to approx 49mm on the DHR II.
    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-cimg7440.jpg2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-cimg7441.jpg

    The diameter of the 29" wheelset was approx 740mm compared to 715mm of the 650B+ - so significantly smaller.

    So my thinking was to optimize the geometry a bit too the low and slack side and getting a more comfortable back wheel.
    I set the air pressure to 1,6bar (I ride 2,0 bar on the 29" wheelset) and went out for a first test ride - and even if the ride was short I do know that I will stay at 29". Why? Like mentioned I really like it fast and I immediately noticed when going fast I will get a wobbeling feeling at the rear. I was aware of this before the ride but I realized during riding that I just can´t control it. It was like riding a full suspension bike with a much too fast rebound.
    Don´t get me wrong: I did notice the better traction, I did notice the more comfortable feeling but both changes weren´t that huge that I would take the disadvantage with the control.
    Just my 2 cents
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    Great job Tobiwan, thanks for the detailed review and pics. Looks like lots of clearance. Would probably be a tight fit with a 40-45mm rim. Most guys only talk of traction and comfort so your point about less control was good to mention. Running closer to 1.2bar might help with less bounce in the rear.

    Let's see the whole bike....

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    2015 Trans Am 29...and 27.5-cimg7443.jpg

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