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    Khartik's Blindside Build

    Decided to build a new bike for this season. I have been riding a 2004 Jamis Dakar XLT2.0 for 7 years now and it is starting to show its age. Also, I live in Oregon and started riding at Black rock last season. I quickly came to the conclusion that the old Jamis was not going to cut it.

    So, I bought a 2011 Transition Blindside frame from Drop n' Zone on their end of the year sale.



    I'm not rich so it took a wile to pay that off. However, over Christmas some nice family members bought me some parts.



    After paying off the frame, with nice weather right around the corner. Time for more parts!!



    More Parts!



    This is how the new bike looks as of today.




    The last parts that I am waiting for is the fork, headset and wheels. All of which are coming from DNZ. Hopefully they will be here this week or early next week and I will be able to finish. More pictures to come.

    -Khartik

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    Specs are:
    Frame - 2011 Transition Blindside
    Fork - Fox Van 180 RC2
    Stem - Truvative Hussefelt
    Handlebar - Truvative Hussefelt
    Headset - Cane Creek 110
    Crankset - Shimano SLX 2x10
    Brakes - Shimano XTR Trail
    Rotors - 203mm Ice-Tech
    Tires - Maxxis Minion
    Seatpost - Truvative Hussefelt
    Saddle - WTB Speed V
    Grips - ODI Rogue
    Cassette - Shimano SLX 11-36
    Wheelset - Transition Revolution 32
    Rear Shifter - Shimano XT
    Front Shifter - Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur - Shimano XT
    Chainguide - MRP 2x
    Chain - Shimano SLX
    Pedals - Crank Brothers Mallets

    Most of the components are 2012 some are 2011.

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    Good job!

    Congrats! Post some action shots from Black Rock....

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    The only one I have right now is from last year. It is taken at "Basic Training" the beginner/warmup area of Black Rock.


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    All put together.

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    Nice bike!

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    Hey Khartik,
    Nice looking bike and great built. I am interested in getting a blindside aswell and I'd like to know if your front derailleur/MRP 2X combo is working well. Have you experienced chain dropping off the big ring?

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    I have only ridden it around the block a few times on pavement because the weather here in Oregon is still pretty bad. But so far everything in the drive train has been shifting smoothly and playing nice with each other even while backpedaling.

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    really nice build
    I love those frames

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    Very Nice!
    2009 Intense Tracer VP / On-One 456 / '99 Homegrown Factory

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    Bike and build look awesome!

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    Awesome build!!
    Got a plan to buy this frame also this year, Could be my role model. Gracias

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