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    Bandit 27.5

    I'm just expressing my need for some info on this critter. Everyday I log on to see if prices, kits and pics have been published and can't take it anymore Any more info available?

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    RaceFace , Shimano kits, for 2 and 3, XX1 for the #1 just what I have seen, there will be solid info and pricing shortly.
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    XX1, Pike and an Angleset would make this a perfect bike for me.

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    That's what I was thinking, but won't start with the angle set. Pike was suggested and I think it would be great but most of my rides are short with really steep climbing. My current Bandit is super fun but is the least adept climber I have. Salsa Mukluk outclimbs my legs and my Yelli Screamy with Talas 120/90 does awesome when lowered...although it drops the BB so can't leave it there in rocky spots. Any suggestions for an adjustable travel fork for the Bandit?

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    I'd agree, but I think there's always some trade offs with these things - the slacker and longer travel they are, the less capable climber it will be. I guess build it to what suits your trails.

    If I don't buy mine complete, I'm pretty interested in a Manitou Mattoc.

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    I've got a bike
    You can ride it if you like
    It's got a basket, a bell that rings
    and things to make it look good . . .

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    The spec listed on that page sound about right Chad_Money? I was really hoping that Transition would do a 150mm Pike option.

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    I always do different options so if you want a pike its no problem. Right now the first run is all sold through so I am booking for late december. Overseas will see product before the USA
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    Any thought on sizing for this bike? I tend to like smaller bikes, I'm 5'10" and currently run a bike with 571.5mm (a Commencal Meta 55) top tube length, Bandit M measures 576 and 604 for L.

    Should I dare to go with a large? Maybe that is more within the recommendations, I like the bike I have but is it time for change?

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    sounds like a medium to me, its a bit longer than your current bike and you sound comfortable on the smaller side anyways.
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    Interested in your thoughts on sizing for those coming off of a 26" Bandit Chad - if a Large fits me nicely, should I stay with that?

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    I would , since you seem comfortable. Are you running the standard setup 60mm stem and so on?
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    Yep, 60mm stem. 720mm bars. I will be keen to run something more like a 740mm on the Bandit 275, maybe even a 760.

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    Now I just have to decide between this oone and its wagon wheeled brother :/ hhhmmmmm tuff decisions

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    My build is going slow due to the fact that I couldn't ride it if it was complete. But It looks cool clamped in the stand. Large 27.5, short stem/wide bars, 1 x 11, Pike 160/130, hope hubs in Flow Ex wheels (unbelievably easy to set up tubeless, jeez) Stealth dropper and yes , Avid brakes. If the snow went away I would gather some trail bike motivation...
    I have a large Bandit 26 that may need to go?

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    a pic of a custom build

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    Thanks for the pic! You've finally settled my mind on blue or red. RED! looks so good with rockshox
    Last edited by Jeffinater224; 01-10-2014 at 09:10 AM.

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    That thing looks fantastic.

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    size is L, fork a rev, weight around 13kilo

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    Nice! We both know photos, unfortunately, don't do justice to the paint.

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    Hey I was wondering from people who own these. I currently have a a old xc bike. But as I am coming off a moto background it's not near enough bike. I have test ridden a lot of bikes but as I live in Nebraska most the people want to wear spandex and ride hard tails so that's mostly what the shops carry. Any way does this bike still peddal pretty good? I will have to buy sight unseen and only will get to try the 29er version. I am just looking for a fun bike to pop off all the little options and roots and hit 3-4 drops. Thanks for any opinions!

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    Bandit 27.5-bandit1.jpgI'm one state west of you and have a nice Bandit 26 for sale. They are fun and will do exactly what you are looking for. Here's my 26. I'm a little worried that I won't like my new one as much but I don't have the suspension setup right yet. Here's my 27.5Bandit 27.5-bandit-27.5-1-12-14.jpg

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    That bike looks so sweet! Thanks for the response can't wait till I can order mine! Also what forks are those?

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    fox float 140 RLC and Rock Shox Pike 160/130

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    I'm ordering the xo1 build kit. Should I g ahead and get the 34 150mm fox float and x shock? Or just go with the 32 140mm travel?

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