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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball
    On my set up chain length and gear selection does come into play. If the wheele is too far forward or rearward the disk rubs on the caliper. So depending on gearing I have to mess around with the chain/links and/or half-link to get things dialed in...but again it only happens when changing gearing.

    Thanks, Lowball. I looked back at the pics of your set-up and I can see the spacers that you used between the caliper and adapter. Do you think changing from a 180mm rotor to a 185mm would do the same?

    I'm thinking of building a TA up (again). And I'm just curious about this situation when running SS. Although if it was a widespread issue, I'm sure that I'd be reading more posts about it here.

    Thanks!

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    Found this beauty on Pinkbike. Sick colorway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Sick colorway.
    Agreed. Nice Transam.

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    Which Dropper Post?

    I'm thinking about getting a dropper post for my TransAM and have 2 questions: Is 4 inches of drop really enough to make a difference? (since thats the most you can get on a 27.2 post). And 2nd, KS i7-r or Gravity Dropper Turbo?

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    Here's mine...




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    The silver TransAM looks great!

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    What size is the silver posted above? One of the best I've seen.
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    Medium

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    Quote Originally Posted by madafaka
    Here's mine...



    IMO best looking bike on the thread.

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    TransAM 360°

    Hi,
    here's a 360° view of the new entry in my fleet.
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    Well . . . I finally did it - pewter TransAm on order!
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    You S.O.B.! Part's list?

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    Parts for the TA build will come off the Covert initially. And we'll have to see how that goes for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    IMO best looking bike on the thread.
    Seconded.

    Torn between something similar and a Niner SIR 9. Decisions.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees
    Well . . . I finally did it - pewter TransAm on order!
    Can't wait to see it.

    Also...not sure about the break question from before...whatever came with my kit is just what I installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sas2
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    what size is that stem?

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    Just placed an order with Matt @ Drop n' Zone for a 2011 TransAM, size Large, Pewter color.

    As I'm staring at my brand new built up On-One 456 Summer Season, I just can't get the TransAM off my mind and comparing geo, the 456SS is just too slack for the Midwest trails, higher standover, longer wheelbase, and lower headtube length.

    As for the build, it will be swapped over from the 456SS and it's a full SLX 2x9 drivetrain, SLX 203/180 brakes, 2010 Pike 454 Coil and Hope Hoops Pro2 on Mavic EX721 wheelset.

    I was also thinking of picking up a 2010 Fox Van 36 RC2, but I think that will be too much again for what I ride here, and it's $750+. Switching frames is already hurting my pocket a little.
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    I had really great luck ordering my medium size frame in pewter from the guys at www.joyride-cycles.com a few weeks ago, took less than 10 days to my door.

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    I just finished up my TransAM build today. I was a little concerned with the frame size as I ordered a M and I'm 6' with a 34" inseam, but after riding it today, I'm very happy with my decision. I have a 55mm stem on now, and will be comparing it with a 70. I had a great time on my ride, just a very fun bike. I'll post some pics after I get a chance to clean up the cables and make some routing decisions, but the some of the highlights are Crossmax SXs, Lyrik 160/115, Avid Codes, and Hammerschmidt! I also have a KS i7-R adjustable seatpost that will be here in a week. Current weight is approximately 32 pounds without pedals.

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    Fox402,

    I am about 5'11" but with a 30.5 inseam ie. short legs, long torso. I was planning to get the Large frame and pair it with a 50mm stem.

    Do you find the cockpit of your Medium frame slightly small?

    Also, how does your bike feel when going down steep downhills? Is the head angle slack enough to prevent endo feelings?

    Thanks!

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    My transam! Best bike ever!
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    ^ That's a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horriefic
    Fox402,

    I am about 5'11" but with a 30.5 inseam ie. short legs, long torso. I was planning to get the Large frame and pair it with a 50mm stem.

    Do you find the cockpit of your Medium frame slightly small?

    Also, how does your bike feel when going down steep downhills? Is the head angle slack enough to prevent endo feelings?

    Thanks!


    Horriefic, I don't think I'm qualified to give fitting advice, so I'll refrain, but...for me personally, I wanted a more "flickable" bike, and I really dislike the stretched out, "cross country" riding position. At my size, I feel I could have easily gotten a Large, but after comparing dimensions of some of my previous frames, I saw that the Medium was very close to what I've ridden, liked, and grown used to. Its all personal preference. As far as head angle, Transition's website show 68.5 degrees with a 518mm axle to crown, so my Lyrik slackens that out to around 67.5, so its the slackest bike I've ever owned, feels great.

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    Thanks for the reply Fox402. Appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimian
    Hi,
    here's a 360° view of the new entry in my fleet.
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    Nice bike! Just got the same Fox 36 for mine. Have only gotten to ride around town a bit with it so far and am liking the longer fork.

    Was planning on getting out this weekend...even in the snow...until I totaled my car this morning on the way home
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    Quote Originally Posted by roelvandersluis
    My transam! Best bike ever!

    NiceBuild! One of the nicest orange TransAMs I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horriefic
    Fox402,

    I am about 5'11" but with a 30.5 inseam ie. short legs, long torso. I was planning to get the Large frame and pair it with a 50mm stem.

    Do you find the cockpit of your Medium frame slightly small?

    Also, how does your bike feel when going down steep downhills? Is the head angle slack enough to prevent endo feelings?

    Thanks!
    I wouldn't get the large if I was you, I'm 5'10ish with a inseam of 31 riding a medium size with a 50 mm stem and the cockpit feels nice a roomy. The trans am frames have a long top tube which allows you to run an aggressive front end (short stem, long travel fork) while still maintaining the ability to climb and be an efficient pedaller. I think if you went with the large you would just spend most of your time nose diving and not feeling very comfortable going down. I come from a downhill background and my Trans Am feels great going down with a Fox 36 160mm and shorter stem , but now days I like climbing to the top and this bike also does this very well.

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    Medium Transition TransAM
    Rockshox Lyrik 2 step 160/115
    Hammerschmidt FR crankset
    SRAM X-0 rear derailleur, short cage
    SRAM X-0 shifters
    SRAM PG-990 cassette
    SRAM PC991 chain
    Avid Code brakes 203/185
    Mavic Crossmax SXs
    Answer Pro Taper OS bars 680mm, 2 inch rise
    Truvativ Holzfeller stem, 55mm
    Thomson Elite seatpost, 30.0 x 410
    WTB Aviator seat
    Cane Creek IS-3i headset

    Still need to work out how I want to route the Hammerschmidt, shorten the brake lines, and decide how many headset spacers before I cut the steerer.
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    That's hot. One of the hottest black ones I've seen. Job well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horriefic
    Fox402,

    I am about 5'11" but with a 30.5 inseam ie. short legs, long torso. I was planning to get the Large frame and pair it with a 50mm stem.

    Do you find the cockpit of your Medium frame slightly small?

    Also, how does your bike feel when going down steep downhills? Is the head angle slack enough to prevent endo feelings?

    Thanks!
    you will be fine on the medium with the right stem combo. I'm 5-11.5 with a 34" inseam and the med is great. not sure how steep your trails are but it's worked fine for me on pretty much all conditions/trail types.
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    Frame's arriving Wednesday!!! I can't wait.

    How durable is the stock QR? Need of upgrading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Frame's arriving Wednesday!!! I can't wait.

    How durable is the stock QR? Need of upgrading?
    For the seatpost? Nah , the stock works fine. Not a lot of options for the funky size though. I have managed to get a Salsa non-QR clamp working by sanding the I.D. of the clamp down a bit. Assume you'd be able to do the same with most any other clamp out there. Or combo of doing so to the clamp/sanding a bit of paint off the top of the seat tube.
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    8-3/8'' steerer tube long enough for a large?

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    My size Medium:
    Fox 36 Talas RLC Fit
    Mavic 823 w/Hope Pro 2's
    Hope V2 Brakes (203F, 185R)
    Atlas FR Cranks

    Stout build for abusive riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plunder
    8-3/8'' steerer tube long enough for a large?
    I think that should be plenty long. Headtube is 5.11" (off TR. website), plus headset stack, plus stem, and any additional spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhucker
    My size Medium:
    Fox 36 Talas RLC Fit
    Mavic 823 w/Hope Pro 2's
    Hope V2 Brakes (203F, 185R)
    Atlas FR Cranks

    Stout build for abusive riding.
    Sweet build. I will be running Hope Pro2/Mavic EX721. Are you using a TA or QR on the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Sweet build. I will be running Hope Pro2/Mavic EX721. Are you using a TA or QR on the rear?
    I'm using the 10mm Bolt On rear hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhucker
    I'm using the 10mm Bolt On rear hub.
    Thanks for the info. Ended up ordering the Hope 10x135TA conversion kit and a Transition 10x135 nutted axle. Their 10mm QR axle are out stock at the moment, ETA 1-2 months.

    BTW, is that 180 Talas? Isn't that a bit much? Looks tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Thanks for the info. Ended up ordering the Hope 10x135TA conversion kit and a Transition 10x135 nutted axle. Their 10mm QR axle are out stock at the moment, ETA 1-2 months.

    BTW, is that 180 Talas? Isn't that a bit much? Looks tall.
    Nope, it's just the 160mm. Probally looks a little strange since the pic was taken on a hill. I love the fork, 120mm for the steep agressive climbs and then bump it back up for the rippin downhill.

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    Thanks for the input Rockhucker and Lowball!

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    Frame came in today and it looks awesome. I've noticed the decal kit is also a little updated, gone is the old headtube decal with Tr. in a circle, now it's just TR in block letters. Anyone want to sell their spare black old style headtube decal?

    Frame pictures and build soon (still waiting a couple of small parts)!!!

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    Wrapped the chainstay for now as I wait for everything I need to come in and get swapped over. Fit and finish of the frame is great, comes with an extra decal set, bottle of touch up paint and the bolt-on cable guides as well.

    My pic isn't the best for now, I'll bring out the DSLR when it's going to be built up pretty soon, but the Pewter color looks great IRL, it's a great match for the Sunline V1 OS bars that are sold in grey. Both are very similar and I'll be going for a "Cool Grey" color scheme build.

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    Jealous of this guy ^

    Still waiting on my frame . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees
    Jealous of this guy ^

    Still waiting on my frame . . .
    Where did you order from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madafaka
    Here's mine...



    very nice bike madafaka!!!!...how goes the TA w bomber 55?

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    ...work in progress




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    very nice!!! gianpaolo

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    160mm

    Stoked to see so many recent trans ams running 160mm forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sroman
    very nice!!! gianpaolo
    +1111

    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    Stoked to see so many recent trans ams running 160mm forks.
    Makes me rethink my Pike 454 140mm, BUT I doubt I need 160mm for the Midwest plus getting a 160mm Fox 36 or Lyrik would mean another $400+ into my build.

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    Just ordered a small in red. Can't wait to start the build! Planning on a pretty stout build with a Lyrik up front.

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