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    Bottlerocket Sizing

    Hey everyone,

    I was thinking of picking up a new Bottlerocket for some DH/FR stuff, mainly riding places like Highland, some trips to Sunday River, and some local trails. I was looking on their website and the sizing is as follows:



    I am about 5'9" (maybe slightly less) so I am on the fence as to whether a Small Bike would be good or if I should go with the medium. I weight about 160 and can be a fairly aggressive rider.

    Does anyone around the same height have suggestions as to whether to get the Small or the Medium? I usually ride Medium bikes, so I am not sure as to whether a small would feel too "compact." Looking for input from people who have ridden Transitions, in particular, the Bottlerocket.

    I posted the same topic on ridemonkey, but I figured I would ask here too since there is a dedicated Transition Bikes forum.

    Thanks in advance.


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    I'm a little taller I'm 5'11 and I ride a medium. I've had a few transitions and I always ride medium other bikes I've ridden have been larges. I would get that smaller one it's just such a fun bike.

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    5'8.5" and 160 too and rode a Medium, perfect fit. I have been told to go Medium unless the bike is purely for DJ (in which case a double makes more sense).
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    I'm 5'9" and 155....ride a medium and think it's perrrrrfect. I think Tr geometry in general feels smaller than the size designation would indicate. But, maybe comes down to personal preference....I almost went with a small but I think it would have felt a little cramped. The medium for me is flickable, really easy to control in the air, and simply provides the most amazing riding experience I've had from any bike. Good luck!

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    Thanks for the tips! I'll be calling to place an order soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    the thingamajig that's attached to the doohickey is causing some issues with the whatchamacallit. But whatever it is your going to have take'er apart a give'er a looksee.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Ugh...judging drops on MTBR is like guys judging their own penis size.

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    Ended up going with the medium and I love it. Jumpy and fun. Fast bike, much better than my old Big Hit! I'll post some pics in the Bottlerocket photo thread soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red5
    the thingamajig that's attached to the doohickey is causing some issues with the whatchamacallit. But whatever it is your going to have take'er apart a give'er a looksee.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Ugh...judging drops on MTBR is like guys judging their own penis size.

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    Awesome....glad you're stoked on it!

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