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    Quote Originally Posted by bad news
    Or spend time riding big bikes, after which the transam at 160mm will feel like an XC rig
    Too right, I'm still digging it at 160mm, got the forks a bit firmer than recommended(less sag) just to keep the the front end up under braking and in the corners(better geometry in my book). It's a bit of a harsher ride but it's a hard tail, what do you expect. The HA at 160 is perfect for lite DH duties, I'm guessing all the crew running their 160mm forks at 150/140mm have to ride up hill too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad news
    Or spend time riding big bikes, after which the transam at 160mm will feel like an XC rig
    It's just a matter of getting used to all the plushness (steel frame + Fox 36 + big volume tires, low pressures). Season just started and last season all I rode was a 100mm XC hardtail. Give me a break here. I have so much more confidence though on the TransAM. Just point and shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    I'm guessing all the crew running their 160mm forks at 150/140mm have to ride up hill too
    Ain't that the truth.

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    Trans am full saint build...

    Heres a sweet one....
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    Just a touch early with the timer on some of these today, and one courtesy Mrs. Scrub, before we split off onto different trails. Bent the **** out of my bash ring today. A cheapy/thin BBG unit. time to put the beefier Gamut back on. Oops.






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    Once again, beautiful outdoors and trails scrublover. Where is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by horriefic
    Once again, beautiful outdoors and trails scrublover. Where is this?
    Western Connecticut.
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    Nice pics scrub.

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    Wow.Not much room to upgrade that ride.A chainguide would round things out though.
    SPD pedals are an absolute menace to the well-being of the world, and ought be banned immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Dropping to 140mm is a last resort lol. I'm lowering the bars 10mm first and trying 160mm again. That might be the deal breaker. If not then 150mm and sticking with it.
    So took a first ride today after dropping the bars 10mm, still have two 5mm spacers under the stem. Still at 160mm travel. And switched back to a 50mm stem as well. And the ride was A LOT better. I liked it a lot.

    But my fun was cut short with a front contaminated brake pad rendering it completely useless, little to no braking power, and since the trails were super wet and muddy, I took it easy.

    Plan on going at it tomorrow as soon as I get new pads from REI in the morning.

    So for now, the fork's staying at 160mm, let me break it in first.

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    Got the last piece of the puzzle this week....Stan's Flow wheelset. I'm going to run the DT Swiss 10mm thru bolt on Stan's 3.30 HD hubs with their 10mm endcaps. Anyone else running this? And if you are do you have any play in the hub? I've tourqued the thru bolt down pretty snug and I'm guessing it's play with Stan's endcaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    So took a first ride today after dropping the bars 10mm, still have two 5mm spacers under the stem. Still at 160mm travel. And switched back to a 50mm stem as well. And the ride was A LOT better. I liked it a lot.
    Glad to hear it. I try not to make **** up

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    Has anyone run a different seat collar than the one Transition supplies? Ive been having trouble with mine!! cant seem to find 32.8mm the closest ive found is salsa's 32mm seat collars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Has anyone run a different seat collar than the one Transition supplies? Ive been having trouble with mine!! cant seem to find 32.8mm the closest ive found is salsa's 32mm seat collars...
    DKG makes a 33.0 QR and bolt-on clamp. I had the QR one and it took a lot of clamping force (i.e. digging into the paint) for the seat not to slip. Another member had good experience with the bolt-on version. I'm back to the stocker and will get another one if need be.

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    I'm running a 32mm Salsa clamp. It's a bit tight to install, but it works fine once on and holds the seat in place.

    One thing I would suggest if you go this route is to replace the bolt that connects the lever to the...uhhh...barrel I guess you'd call it. (It's the only bolt on the damn thing, you should be able to figure it out ) Due to the clamp being a bit stretched to fit onto the seat tube, with the stock bolt you will only get a few threads and could strip them.

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    Hello. From Barcelona (Spain). Here are some pics of my Trans am.
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    crappy-phone-pic-teaser of my new headbadge, the thing that sets it apart from the rest :d

    the bike has evolved, currently a 1x9 and waiting on a few parts.. will post pics then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Long time no see Euro, sweet bike! Funny running into you here; no photos of it on the Saabaru?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbeat son
    Long time no see Euro, sweet bike! Funny running into you here; no photos of it on the Saabaru?
    Hey what's up man. I didn't know you had a TransAM.

    Here's it on the Saabaru.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek
    Hey what's up man. I didn't know you had a TransAM.

    Here's it on the Saabaru.
    I don't have a TA, my current HT is an old Rock Lobster. I've been thinking of picking one up, but I think I'd prefer a lighter frame set up for a shorter travel fork. Also thinking of adding a Bandit to the stable when they're finally available.

    Nice shot on the 9-2x! Still running the stock 16s?

    Added you to the friends list over on PB too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbeat son

    Nice shot on the 9-2x! Still running the stock 16s?
    I sure am.

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    Dumb post, sorry.. too lazy to look. Thanks Eurospek!
    Last edited by Luigiugueto; 05-09-2011 at 11:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    What was the seat tube and seatcollar size for the transam?? cant seem to remember....
    30.0mm Seatpost/32.8mm Clamp

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    Finally! Finished my TransAm up yesterday and rode it today at our local ( and brand new ) jump line. Specs:

    Sektor Solor Air fork
    Stan's Flow wheels w/hd hubs
    Easton Carbon Haven bars
    Race Face Respond stem
    Race Face grips
    Stolen bar end caps
    SLX brakes with 180 XT Rotors
    SLX rear shifter
    XT Shadow 10 speed rear der.
    XT Cassette
    XT Chain
    Thompson post
    Specialized Phenom saddle
    DT Swiss RWS 10mm thrubolt
    Race Face Respond Crank
    Race Face 1x chainring
    e.13 XCX chain guide
    Look pedals








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    Loving the red and white scheme.

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