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    My son's 24" Transition Ripcord w/Mods!

    I recently bought my 7 year old a Transition Ripcord. I chose the Ripcord, primarily because it has the lowest standover height of all the "solid" 24" full suspension bikes. Unfortunately, at over 30.1 lbs, it's a bit heavy in stock form.

    So I end putting the bike on a diet in order to get the weight down a bit. I swapped out a few parts, some of which were new, and some of which were in my parts stash:

    Bars: Easton EA90SL, 20mm rise, 635mm width
    Stem: Syntace Megaforce 2, 40mm
    Saddle: T.H.E. Industries Icon youth saddle
    Seatpost: Niner carbon, zero offset
    Wheels: Stans Crest MkIII, 24/F 28/R; Bitex hubs; Sapim Race spokes; alloy nipples.
    Cassette: Sram XX 10 speed,11-36T
    Skewers: Ebay titanium.
    Tires: Schwalbe Rapid Rob (set up tubeless)
    Final weight is 23 lbs, 13oz. My son loves it and he can climb well.

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    nice bike but I would watch those QR's as they have a tendency to come loose. I stuck with XT with Lewis's ripcord. can't remember what his weights but its got SIDs and a dropper post and saint pedals so maybe about 25lb.

    consider getting the shim stacks tuned in the fork and shock, it will make a huge difference to the compression for a light kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by POAH View Post
    nice bike but I would watch those QR's as they have a tendency to come loose. I stuck with XT with Lewis's ripcord. can't remember what his weights but its got SIDs and a dropper post and saint pedals so maybe about 25lb.

    consider getting the shim stacks tuned in the fork and shock, it will make a huge difference to the compression for a light kid
    Well, you were right about the QRs. They came loose a few times, so I swapped them out. I also ended up swapping out the 1x10 set up to a 1x11 set up with Sram GX derailleur/shifter combo, and a Shimano XT 11-42 cassette. So the weight is closer to 24.5 lbs now. But that 42T allows my 8 kid to climb whatever I'm climbing, as long as the trail is relatively smooth.

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    My son's 24" Transition Ripcord w/Mods!-img_1689.jpg


    Nice looking bike. I wish my dad got me a mountain bike like that when I was a kid.
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    What fork is that? Any idea what the frame weighs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser View Post
    What fork is that? Any idea what the frame weighs?
    It's a Recon Silver 26" But not sure how much the frame alone weighs.

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