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    I ride in 32x17, which is more versatile than a 32x16 (even if there's only one more tooth!).
    Lowball, if I understood well, I put too a washer (from a VBrake!) to put the caliper right above the rotor : it fits nice.

    Nice bike Gianpaolo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad news
    My apologies, I should have mentioned. I needed to use a half link to get the chain the correct link to work with 32-20. The half link should only be a few dollars at a local shop.
    Bad news...what size chain are you using? I went to a shop to day and they said the half-link only works on the wider chains like 1/8"...I'm using a 8spd chain...can't remember the exact sizing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball
    Bad news...what size chain are you using? I went to a shop to day and they said the half-link only works on the wider chains like 1/8"...I'm using a 8spd chain...can't remember the exact sizing...
    There are half links that work with 3/32" chains like you have. I use one myself.

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    All the bikes here are WAY shweet.I've been dreaming of getting one for ages but I live in Canada and my LBS isn't a dealer. I know one of the mechanics is trying to get their boss to
    maybe become a dealer of them but no news of how thats going. Anyways, how much would it cost (aproximatley), to get a TransAm from the Drop n' Zone shipped to Saskatchewan? I know it would depend on how it has been built up but any guesstimate is appreciated.
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    i hope you've talked to those guys @ DnZ. They have to be the most helpful shop/people I have ever talked to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeed McGee
    All the bikes here are WAY shweet.I've been dreaming of getting one for ages but I live in Canada and my LBS isn't a dealer. I know one of the mechanics is trying to get their boss to
    maybe become a dealer of them but no news of how thats going. Anyways, how much would it cost (aproximatley), to get a TransAm from the Drop n' Zone shipped to Saskatchewan? I know it would depend on how it has been built up but any guesstimate is appreciated.
    You can also give Calgary Cycle a call and they'll ship it to you. I recently got my wife a trans-am frame from them and it was fast and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryM
    You can also give Calgary Cycle a call and they'll ship it to you. I recently got my wife a trans-am frame from them and it was fast and easy.
    The guys at Calgary Cycle have always been great to me, I can vouch for that.

    I ordered my TransAm frame 3 weeks ago and I am still waiting, but I can't really fault them for shipping time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glynis27
    There are half links that work with 3/32" chains like you have. I use one myself.

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    This worked!!!! Thank you Glynis27!
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    Thanks for the tip, I didn't know Calgary Cycle did Transition.
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    Well my wife has a few days on her trans-am now and is super happy with it. We use the hardtails as wet/cold weather bikes when we don't want to abuse the fullys as well as for more mellow trails we're bored with. The HT spices up old trails for sure.

    Her's is built pretty light with a 2010 rev 150mm (20mm TA) and some hope pro2/Dt swiss wheels I built for her a couple years back. Weight came in at 29 and a bit lbs.

    My only real issue is the lack of rear tire clearance. I run maxxis advantage 2.4's on pretty much every bike we have but it's just too tight on hers. She buzzes the tire on the chainstay on fast corners and there is no mud clearance. I ride a Chromag samurai and with their machined yokes you could put a gazzy 3.0 in there. I realise the trans-am is a different pricepoint frame but it would be nice if it could handle the high volume Am tires that are common now.

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    Back together with wheels from chain reaction, 1x9 again with x0 rear and a used x7 shifter the LBS had around, stylo 1.1 175's to replace the bash sandwhich 170 earl's, 75mm stem, and fork rebuilt as a solo air. Feels great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bad news
    Back together with wheels from chain reaction, 1x9 again with x0 rear and a used x7 shifter the LBS had around, stylo 1.1 175's to replace the bash sandwhich 170 earl's, 75mm stem, and fork rebuilt as a solo air. Feels great.

    What brakes are these, bad news? Gorgeous bike.

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    Thanks!

    I am running Avid BB7's with their speedial levers. I've got them on everything I own and like them. Totally hassle free and adequate stopping power.

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    new stem

    a new ....beautifull transition stem, next RS Domain 318, some pics last sunday
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    Decals....

    [QUOTE=Gianpaolo#34]...restyling my TransAM :-)





    Those decals are cool. Where did you get them?

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    IMO, these are a red decal cut and stuck on a white one.

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    Mine.

    I'm bored about everybody having the same blue on orange look so I'm currently working on a design and playing with decal colors to see what will go well with the orange frame.
    Currently I've got the orange decals on and I think it looks stealth its pretty cool, it doesnt show until there's light I think I might even leave it that way.

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    Just got a new white transAM. happy with the paint job and build.
    i did not get all the decal colours and one of my rear dropouts was broken when i received the frame... now i gotta wait another week for new rear dropouts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauko24
    Just got a new white transAM. happy with the paint job and build.
    i did not get all the decal colours and one of my rear dropouts was broken when i received the frame... now i gotta wait another week for new rear dropouts...
    Are you sure it was broken? We have had to modify some older TransAM hangers in order to make them work with the current frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes
    Are you sure it was broken? We have had to modify some older TransAM hangers in order to make them work with the current frames.

    this what you mean?




    shouldn't there be some piece that fits into one of the thin openings on the frame?
    The dropout on the non-drive side has that piece and is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauko24

    this what you mean?




    shouldn't there be some piece that fits into one of the thin openings on the frame?
    The dropout on the non-drive side has that piece and is fine.
    Yes - that is what I am talking about. Do you see how the hanger has a hole for a screw, but your frame does not have a corresponding hole? That is the old style hanger which had a larger peg than the new frames - in order to make it work on your frame that peg was removed all together.

    We will gladly send you the current hanger when they are back in stock, but this one will be 99% effective in the meantime. Your derailleur and wheel will function 100% correctly, but that peg is there to prevent the wheel slipping back in the dropout (like a chaintug would do on a SS setup, except back instead of forward). Minor difference and it is not going to stop you from riding.

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    alrighty, thanks for your help. good customer service over the mtbr forum hehe.
    the missing peg was my exact concern, didn't want my wheel slippin back.
    i guess i'll run my QR skewers really tight.

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    can i use a dual pull, top swing front derailleur on my transAM?
    my wallet is feeling pretty light as of late and i don't want to buy a new FD.

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    Does anyone have a set of black downtube TA decals they want to sell or trade? I have white, orange, blue, & red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball








    Sometimes ya just gotta race!

    Sweet! Just did a 67km race on mine (32x20 w,140mm up front). Felt so good climbing and just slayed the descents. Few pedal strikes in the tech sections as I started to get sloppy/tired but finished mid pack in age group behind a few ss'rs on pinner bikes. 5th ride on the bike (mostly on north shore techy stuff) and have nothing but good things to say about it.

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    My new TransAm frame will be here tomorrow. Can't wait to start building!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx
    Sweet! Just did a 67km race on mine (32x20 w,140mm up front). Felt so good climbing and just slayed the descents. Few pedal strikes in the tech sections as I started to get sloppy/tired but finished mid pack in age group behind a few ss'rs on pinner bikes. 5th ride on the bike (mostly on north shore techy stuff) and have nothing but good things to say about it.
    Nice!

    I just put a 20mm spacer reducer in the Lyrik...so we'll see how she runs next week.

    I started with a 32/20> 32/18> 32/16 and now @ 34/16. This was over a 7wk period. I can't say I enjoy the climbs but if you can power up you blow past people who geared down and are spinning it out! It's pretty crazy!!!

    But there is no way I could push the 34/16 on the local 11 mile loop...way too many steep climbs. I did it with the 32/16 but it was a grind. Most fun I had was with the 32/20 for the climbing...I had way more energy afterward and think I could have done another 3 to 4 miles if time constraints didn't shut me down.

    How do you like the 140mm up front?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball
    Nice!

    I just put a 20mm spacer reducer in the Lyrik...so we'll see how she runs next week.

    I started with a 32/20> 32/18> 32/16 and now @ 34/16. This was over a 7wk period. I can't say I enjoy the climbs but if you can power up you blow past people who geared down and are spinning it out! It's pretty crazy!!!

    But there is no way I could push the 34/16 on the local 11 mile loop...way too many steep climbs. I did it with the 32/16 but it was a grind. Most fun I had was with the 32/20 for the climbing...I had way more energy afterward and think I could have done another 3 to 4 miles if time constraints didn't shut me down.

    How do you like the 140mm up front?
    Like the 140 but it is the only fork I tried on the bike. Fork was 150mm(revelation) but I think I read the ta was built around the 140 so decided to give the 140 a try. I have a totem and a f100 on my other bikes and the 140 give a happy medium ride between the 2 bikes.

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    Sounds pretty close to my setup, which I love. I have a Float 36 (converted from a Talas) shimmed down to 140. If I recall this is 10mm or so taller than the Pike 140, so a wee bit slacker but still balanced. I didn't like it at 160. I'm also running a 32x20 for local rides with steeper climbs. I'll probably go to 32x18 if I can step my fitness up an notch and it ever stops raining here.

    I just love having one bike in my stable that has no gears, no pivots, no adjustable fork--it's just ready when I want it, even when I put it away wet and muddy. Awesomeness!

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    Its here and its built!!!!

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    upgrade

    very nice built VT Session!!!

    domain 318......gears!, too much looooong climbs over here

    lovin the TA
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession
    Its here and its built!!!!

    Looks sick. How much does it weigh?

    How does the ride compare to your old Vagrant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad news
    Looks sick. How much does it weigh?

    How does the ride compare to your old Vagrant?
    Its heavy. Probably in the 32 lbs range. Lots of heavy parts - fork, wheels, bar, cassette.

    The most noticable difference in the head tube angle. My Vagrant was a 67 deg, while this a 68.5. Great upright riding position too. I can't wait to get it on the trail tomorrow.
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    My Transam. The most fun bike I've ever had:

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    very nice bike Haiva!!....love those wheeels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiva
    My Transam. The most fun bike I've ever had:
    Sweet!!!!

    Love the rims!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sroman
    very nice bike Haiva!!....love those wheeels
    Thx. Love those too. Solid, light and while coasting the hubs sound like you were listening to Beethoven. Worth every penny.

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    So its been three rides on my new TransAM and I'm a thoroughly enjoying it. Very stiff and stable...I really like how steel rides. I don't think I've ever owned a steel bike.....I'm totally sold on it. Really digging the head tube angle and the new school geometry.

    I'm till debating weather I want to install the front derrailuer or not. I do like the granny gear but I also like the simplicity of a 1 x 9.

    Great bike, glad I broke my old Vagrant.
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    Got my TransAM on order today - in red (new colors for 2011)!! Won't be here till late July though... I'm counting down the days!
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    Trans Am from SoCal

    I just built my Trans Am last week and have had 2 rides on it so far. I'm really digging this bike. This bike replaces my Turner 5 Spot tnt and it rips through the trails and the geometry feels right at home. Getting used to a steel HT will take a few more rides coming from a full squish. I was on the fence whether to go with a small or medium & I'm glad I went went a small frame instead.. I want to thank Metz and the guys @ Transition for dealing with my bombardment of calls and emails.

    Here's the build:
    Frame: TA Small
    Fork: Fox Talas RLC 140
    Brakes: Hope Tech M4 180 Fr/Rr
    Stem: Thomson 70mm
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    Cranks/Ft Der: XT
    HS: Cane Creek: IS3i
    Grips: ODI Ruffian
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    New build

    Here's my new Transition Trans AM.
    Specs:
    '10 fox 36
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    truvativ stylo cranks(175mm)
    straitline pedals
    raceface D2 stem(45mm)
    raceface D2 bars(1/2rise)
    hayes el camino (7"front 6"rear)
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    thomson post (410mm)
    selle italia slr
    intense intruder 2.35"

    Changed my pics for some nicer ones so you can see what's going on. If you check the rear drop outs you'll notice i put some really cheap tugs on there because the quick release axle on the revolution 28s kept slipping, got a nutted axle on order to solve the problem.
    Other than that the build came together pretty easily, and yes, it is silent a real pleasure to ride. Thanks for the compliment bad news, I wanted to build something that can run on the same trails as my socom not a light xc machine so it's bit stronger than most on this thread. Just want to say thanks to the guys at dropnzone for all the advice and holding on to the frame and parts for me while we got the order sorted.
    cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGreen
    Got my TransAM on order today - in red (new colors for 2011)!! Won't be here till late July though... I'm counting down the days!
    Me too! I ordered the Grass Green frame. I think I may put a RS Pike on it but undecided about a coil or air Pike. Anyone have any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    Here's my new Transition Trans AM.
    Now this is a good looking and rugged build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    Changed my pics for some nicer ones so you can see what's going on. If you check the rear drop outs you'll notice i put some really cheap tugs on there because the quick release axle on the revolution 28s kept slipping, got a nutted axle on order to solve the problem.
    Like the build!

    Which "really cheep tugs" are those???

    I think your rev28's will stop slipping a bit less once some of the paint wears off.

    I'm using the DTSwiss RWS 10mm thru axle and it kept slipping at 1st...but it's race ready now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shift96
    Me too! I ordered the Grass Green frame. I think I may put a RS Pike on it but undecided about a coil or air Pike. Anyone have any advice?

    Red, green...! Hey guys, where did you see those colors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeride333
    Red, green...! Hey guys, where did you see those colors?

    New Trans Ams

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    Oh, sorry, I didn't see it. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball
    Like the build!

    Which "really cheep tugs" are those???

    I think your rev28's will stop slipping a bit less once some of the paint wears off.

    I'm using the DTSwiss RWS 10mm thru axle and it kept slipping at 1st...but it's race ready now!
    My lbs dug them out of their tackle box. They're off of a generic $60 ss bike.

    You can see how weak they look compared to the dmr tug,
    but since the dmr tugs won't fit the trans am frame these are what i've got to work with at the moment.

    Anyone know if Transition is going to make some tugs for the trans am in the near future?
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    It would be nice...

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    Last time I spoke with Transition they said they were in the works...how long...
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    I've got a proto set that look very much like those black ones in that pic. They are doing the job, but I wouldn't hold off until they come out (I've got no idea on the release date) as there seems to be a few pair that'll work with minor mods/dremeling.

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    The new frames have issuee with a Pike on it at all? I remember a thread about this in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bross77
    The new frames have issuee with a Pike on it at all? I remember a thread about this in the past.
    I asked them the same thing and they said they fixed that issue. I run a Pike on mine no problem.
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    Got rid of the cheap chain tugs and QR, now have firefly bolted axle and it works like a charm. Also put a renthal chain ring on the front.
    Had some time on the bike now and it's been feeling better every ride, 36s, a short stem and wide bars, what a wee ripper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    Got rid of the cheap chain tugs and QR, now have firefly bolted axle and it works like a charm. Also put a renthal chain ring on the front.
    Had some time on the bike now and it's been feeling better every ride, 36s, a short stem and wide bars, what a wee ripper.
    My bike has been changing over the past months...but I still love the wide bars and short stem combo for hitting some jumps.

    I'm using a 140mm fork with 70mm stem now and it still rocks the doubles!
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    I'll be picking up my 2011 red transAM tomorrow from the bike shop. After 10 months of waiting, FINALLY I'll have my hands on a TransAM frame. Pictures to follow.

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    New TransAM colors now out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by hanisipants
    New TransAM colors now out!
    Nice! I REALLY like the green!

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    and in Red

    I love this bike, it's everything I hoped for and more!


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    very nice ride! Red green....looks awsome in red

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    natural enviroment

    some pics...love my TA
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    I'm planning a TransAM 1x9 build and was wondering if anyone could look it over and leave thoughts or suggestions. I'm 5'11" and do mostly freeride - up/down and technical. I would really appreciate it.

    Frame - TransAM medium
    Fork - 32 FLOAT FIT RLC
    Crankset - Shimano SLX 170mm
    Wheelset - Azonic Outlaw
    Tires - Maxxis High Roller
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX
    Cassette - Shimano CS-HG80
    Brakes - Formula RX
    Shifter - Shimano XTR M970 Rapidfire Shifter
    Tensioner - E13 LG1

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    Quote Originally Posted by sroman
    some pics...love my TA
    How do you like it with the Domain on it? I'm building up a large right now and have a 160mm Domain on it. Man it's a little heavy but it's butter smooth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmas
    I'm planning a TransAM 1x9 build and was wondering if anyone could look it over and leave thoughts or suggestions. I'm 5'11" and do mostly freeride - up/down and technical. I would really appreciate it.

    Frame - TransAM medium
    Fork - 32 FLOAT FIT RLC
    Crankset - Shimano SLX 170mm
    Wheelset - Azonic Outlaw
    Tires - Maxxis High Roller
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX
    Cassette - Shimano CS-HG80
    Brakes - Formula RX
    Shifter - Shimano XTR M970 Rapidfire Shifter
    Tensioner - E13 LG1

    Love the SLX cranks...
    Personally, for the riding you're going to do, I'd get a thru axle fork with adjustable travel like a Pike or Fox 36.

    I prefer SRAM for shifting duties, but that's personal preference.
    The Outlaws might be a bit heavy, but you'll like them when the trail turns downhill

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    Agreed, SLX cranks are great, although i'd maybe get 175mm. I'd also get lighter wheels..

    should've used the same thread you opened asking about the transam, but that's allright..

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    edit: please see my post below, sorry.

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Nony Moose
    Love the SLX cranks...
    Personally, for the riding you're going to do, I'd get a thru axle fork with adjustable travel like a Pike or Fox 36.

    I prefer SRAM for shifting duties, but that's personal preference.
    The Outlaws might be a bit heavy, but you'll like them when the trail turns downhill
    Pike seems popular and I wouldn't mind trying it. I don't see the pike on the SRAM Rock Shox website, is it discontinued?

    Yea I've heard that SRAM/Shimano shifters are personal preference so maybe I'll try to ride them both to get a feel. What wheels would you recommend? One functionless perk of the Azonic I like is the color variety.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Agreed, SLX cranks are great, although i'd maybe get 175mm. I'd also get lighter wheels..

    should've used the same thread you opened asking about the transam, but that's allright..
    Why do you recommend 175? The research I did said that shorter cranks are easier to spin and have better clearance for avoiding strikes. Any wheel recommendations?

    Yea I wasn't sure if I should since that post is a bit dead and plus I thought a complete build inquiry would fit in well with the builds of this thread.

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    a 5mm difference ani't going to make you hit or not. If your hitting with 175mm you are going to hit with 170mm. 5mm is .1968". just pick a size and move on

    Anyone have a review on a Domain 160mm on the TRansAm

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift96
    How do you like it with the Domain on it? I'm building up a large right now and have a 160mm Domain on it. Man it's a little heavy but it's butter smooth!
    shift96 mine is an S frame, when climbing i set my domain in 115mm....works great!, the little extra weight isnt an issue for me, downhill and the rest of the ridin...at 160mm is fantastic yeah ...butter smoooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by sroman
    shift96 mine is an S frame, when climbing i set my domain in 115mm....works great!, the little extra weight isnt an issue for me, downhill and the rest of the ridin...at 160mm is fantastic yeah ...butter smoooth
    Cool! Mine is a Large. I was just a little worried about the weight but I keep hearing it's not bad. I really want to run it because it feels so nice. Thanks for the info, I'm going to run the Domain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift96
    Cool! Mine is a Large. I was just a little worried about the weight but I keep hearing it's not bad. I really want to run it because it feels so nice. Thanks for the info, I'm going to run the Domain!
    go ahead shift96....TA w Domain works wonderfully, confident...burly....smooth...love it

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    TA w domain

    some of the trail riden on the TA w Domain
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    Quote Originally Posted by sroman
    go ahead shift96....TA w Domain works wonderfully, confident...burly....smooth...love it
    Right on! Nice pics too.

    Hey anyone know if they make a Ti Spring for a Domain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmas
    Thanks for the replies so far.



    Pike seems popular and I wouldn't mind trying it. I don't see the pike on the SRAM Rock Shox website, is it discontinued?

    Yea I've heard that SRAM/Shimano shifters are personal preference so maybe I'll try to ride them both to get a feel. What wheels would you recommend? One functionless perk of the Azonic I like is the color variety.



    Why do you recommend 175? The research I did said that shorter cranks are easier to spin and have better clearance for avoiding strikes. Any wheel recommendations?

    Yea I wasn't sure if I should since that post is a bit dead and plus I thought a complete build inquiry would fit in well with the builds of this thread.
    +1 on the 175's...now if you went 180 you could have more issue but for your height 175 is pretty standard and that's what I also run.
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    I'm ordering one in the orange color.. with purple accents Gonna make it a SS

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    I'm ordering one in the orange color.. with purple accents Gonna make it a SS
    I don't think orange is an option anymore, they've got the 2010s out now. Red, Green, or silver are the options now
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmas
    I'm planning a TransAM 1x9 build and was wondering if anyone could look it over and leave thoughts or suggestions. I'm 5'11" and do mostly freeride - up/down and technical. I would really appreciate it.

    Frame - TransAM medium
    Fork - 32 FLOAT FIT RLC
    Crankset - Shimano SLX 170mm
    Wheelset - Azonic Outlaw
    Tires - Maxxis High Roller
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX
    Cassette - Shimano CS-HG80
    Brakes - Formula RX
    Shifter - Shimano XTR M970 Rapidfire Shifter
    Tensioner - E13 LG1
    This review helped me out a lot when i was deciding my build; http://www.pinkbike.com/news/transit...view-2009.html

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    Thanks for the help everyone.

    I don't think orange is an option anymore, they've got the 2010s out now. Red, Green, or silver are the options now
    What really? I wanted a white one.

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    I think DropNzone will powdercoat any color you want?

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    Does anyone have a photo of the "raw"/"pewter" color?

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    Here's mine in her naked glory...

    Just picked mine up yesterday!

    Still have a set of bars to settle on and a fork to pick up then the build starts......
    Pic taken from my shi**y cell phone......hard tot ell from pc but it's really more Silver than "raw" in person......can't wait to get it up and running! Pics to follow!
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    Thanks bross77. Please post more pics when you get a chance. I'm trying to decide between Green and Raw.

    Edit: I forgot to ask, which fork are you going with? You said "pick up" so I assume you ordered it or at least decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickmas
    Thanks bross77. Please post more pics when you get a chance. I'm trying to decide between Green and Raw.

    Edit: I forgot to ask, which fork are you going with? You said "pick up" so I assume you ordered it or at least decided.
    My pics are too large to post here but if you want to PM your email adrress I can send you pics of my green almost built. It's badass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift96
    I think DropNzone will powdercoat any color you want?
    Don't think the DropNzone powdercoating works for the TA, and If it does i've never seen one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Don't think the DropNzone powdercoating works for the TA, and If it does i've never seen one??
    Why wouldn't it? They also said they would

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    Nickmas....it will be a PIKE.

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    News on the blog! Wait for specifical TransAM tugs, hope soon available in France...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeride333
    News on the blog! Wait for specifical TransAM tugs, hope soon available in France...
    Looks like you can purchase them from the online store for 30.
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    Yeah thanks, I've just checked it. Let's see if the french importator will get it too.

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    Wow, they look nice. I'll probably get them although I might just ride with my back wheel all the way forward.

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    a couple questions...

    are these on massive backorder or are they available?

    does the frame come with the integrated headset? (probably a stupid question)

    gotta get that green one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos
    Here's my new Transition Trans AM.
    Specs:
    '10 fox 36
    revolution 28s
    truvativ stylo cranks(175mm)
    straitline pedals
    raceface D2 stem(45mm)
    raceface D2 bars(1/2rise)
    hayes el camino (7"front 6"rear)
    fsa camp. comp. headset
    odi lock ons
    thomson post (410mm)
    selle italia slr
    intense intruder 2.35"

    Changed my pics for some nicer ones so you can see what's going on. If you check the rear drop outs you'll notice i put some really cheap tugs on there because the quick release axle on the revolution 28s kept slipping, got a nutted axle on order to solve the problem.
    Other than that the build came together pretty easily, and yes, it is silent a real pleasure to ride. Thanks for the compliment bad news, I wanted to build something that can run on the same trails as my socom not a light xc machine so it's bit stronger than most on this thread. Just want to say thanks to the guys at dropnzone for all the advice and holding on to the frame and parts for me while we got the order sorted.
    cheers.




    this my favourite build,what size frame and how tall are you pal,

    im 5"10 and want mine for a little bit of everything but lots of seat down d/h ragging

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    Quote Originally Posted by lock71
    this my favourite build,what size frame and how tall are you pal,

    im 5"10 and want mine for a little bit of everything but lots of seat down d/h ragging

    Get the Medium
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    + 1 on the medium.

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    The ever changing TA

















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    Evolution



    Very very nice build lowball, how are those tugs working?

    Specs list please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lock71
    this my favourite build,what size frame and how tall are you pal,

    im 5"10 and want mine for a little bit of everything but lots of seat down d/h ragging
    cheers lock71, something tells me you'll enjoy this little article,

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/transit...view-2009.html

    i originally built my bike as a training platform for downhill, but now i'm just loving riding it. the only thing i'm going to add shortly is chain guide (rohloff or something similar), ss do drop chains.

    your question, I'm 177cm which is a hair under 5"10 and i ride a medium, short stem or long stem, it's perfect. Also, if you're interested, i'm 78kg(suited up) 171lbs, i was running the 36s around 60 psi and the bike felt a little sluggish, ramped the pressure up to 67 psi and got a completely different ride, it pushed much harder into corners and off the drops, the extra stiffness in the forks somehow matched the beautiful flex of the frame. it's worth experimenting.

    looking forward to the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball
















    awesome changin TA lowball !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertucanos

    Very very nice build lowball, how are those tugs working?

    Specs list please?
    Those chain tugs are some modified ones (you can see they're ground down) that the LBS let me borrow...the guy had them on his track bike; they're working great. I got my Transition Tugs the other day but haven't had a chance to install yet. I kinda like the blue ones though

    Frame - Med Blk TransAM w/factory QR
    Headset - TBC
    Fork - FOX Float 140 w/15mm
    Brakes - R1's 180/160 combo
    Handlebar - TBC T30's
    Stem - Thomson X4 70mm
    Grips - Odi X-Trainers
    Cranks - Stylo OCT-175mm / e13 - 34t
    Pedals - CB Eggbeaters
    Chain - Shimano 8-speed
    Cog - Surly 18t
    Seat/seatpost - Devo / Thomson 410mm
    Wheels - I9 hubs w/15 & 10mm conversion, Mavic 819 hoops, DTSwiss RWS 10mm thru-bolt
    Tires - Schwable NN 2.25 UST
    Tug - TA (not installed)
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