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    TM in Israel, Eilat mountains.
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    ^ Awesome scenery.
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    Mine has arrived

    My Trans AM 29 has arrived, but so has the rain. I will have to wait two weeks until I hit the trail.
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    @esku: Those Eilat mountains in Isreal look exactly like the terain around Las Vegas. In side-by-side pictures, I doubt many could tell the difference. Nice bike BTW (and you too williama.bowers although a non-blurry photo would be nice)

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    My large TM

    sneak peek
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    Any more pics or ride reports?
    I've been madly in love with the TransAm for a while and have been saving up for one to get this summer for over a year now
    I've never ridden an all mountain big wheeler, but I'm thinking might appreciate it's smoother ride more than the 26 TransAm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamil View Post
    Any more pics or ride reports?
    I've been madly in love with the TransAm for a while and have been saving up for one to get this summer for over a year now
    I've never ridden an all mountain big wheeler, but I'm thinking might appreciate it's smoother ride more than the 26 TransAm.
    I bought the 26" last year, rode it 5 times and as soon as I saw they were coming out with the TA 29" I sold my 26" right away. 29er is legit, don't let anyone tell you any different. If they can't ride a 29er than they most likely can't ride a 26" either. You definitely see more 29ers in different parts of the country than others. When I moved to the South East they were everywhere and in the Intermountain West where I was coming from they hadn't quite made it on every floor of your LBS. I'd say that's changed dramatically over the last 2 years, or at least when I go back to visit my old shop. More 29ers on the floor every season.

    With that being said, obviously not every 29er is the same. Some just plain suck and I can see how people who have ridden certain brands would say stay away from a 29er. It's also hard to find 29ers for those of us who ride "aggressive xc" or all mountain and don't wear spandex. Transition nailed it with the TA 29. I mean, seriously...the bike is perfect.

    I ride tight, technical trails here in Georgia and it is soo fun to ride. But when I ride fast, flowy trails it gets even better. I also ride a single speed, race ready 29er. I like the way this handles better. It doesn't weigh 22lbs like my SS, but whatever

    Honestly man, you can't go wrong with this bike.
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    12 days of riding

    Mother nature has been very nice to us this winter. I have been able to ride everyday for the last 12 days since the build of the TransAM on the 29th of feb. I have to say, I have tried several frames in the last year, trying to get a proper fit, being 5'3" its not easy. I think I have finaly found it. It took some dialing in, parts swapping off other bikes in the quiver. Came to a respectable 28lbs on the nose. Only one more part to be added, a 6" dropper post vs the 5" thats on it.
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    I'm sold
    I did a little more research and it's sounding PERFECT.
    My biggest problem now is deciding what colour (yes colour, I'm Canadian haha) to get it in!
    By the way, the frame is internally coated right?

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    Just finished building her up today!
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    Hi,
    have anyone setup the TM 29 as SS? is it possible to use a normal 9 speed XT hub with QR in the sliding dropouts?
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    is that a medium or a small????
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    Medium, fits great im 5'9

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    No good

    Thanks. I am 5'11"-ish and I like how the medium looks compared to the large. Where is that particular bike shop? The closest Transition retailer is near Pisgah Natn'l forest in N.C. I guess I'll have to buy one from dropnzone or make the trek to NC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djm271@bellsouth.net View Post
    Thanks. I am 5'11"-ish and I like how the medium looks compared to the large. Where is that particular bike shop? The closest Transition retailer is near Pisgah Natn'l forest in N.C. I guess I'll have to buy one from dropnzone or make the trek to NC.
    I'm also 5'11"-ish (somewhere between that and 6'), and I think I'm going with the medium. In my opinion, I feel worse being stretched out than cramped. Plus theres nothing a clever seat position & longer stem can't fix

    On a side note, does anybody know if and FSA Orbit MX headset will fit with the transAM?
    I know the website says and FSA Orbit ITA, but is there that much of a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamil View Post
    I'm also 5'11"-ish (somewhere between that and 6'), and I think I'm going with the medium. In my opinion, I feel worse being stretched out than cramped. Plus theres nothing a clever seat position & longer stem can't fix

    On a side note, does anybody know if and FSA Orbit MX headset will fit with the transAM?
    I know the website says and FSA Orbit ITA, but is there that much of a difference?
    Idk, I was on a too small of a frame last season, the TransAM felt great with a 50mm or 70mm stem (especially on short rides), but anything longer stem wise and it lost it's fun characteristics, and started feeling cramped as well on longer rides.

    For a bike of this style, I wouldn't want anything bigger than a 70mm stem.

    As for the headsets, just get the Cane Creek 40 series for a 44mm headtube. Best value around.
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Regrettable SPAM: XL TransAM 29er frame

    I received my blue XL frame a couple weeks ago and it looks awesome; however, the IRS and state of California decided that it's going to be in the classifieds tomorrow... I was really excited to build this up.

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    I'm really enjoying the TramsAM 29er but my old knees are looking for a granny ring upfront. Is this the correct front derailleur for the TransAM? eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

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    Does the frame come with a 12x142 rear axle?

    I just ordered mine through my local shop (Tenafly Bicycle Workshop). Great shop but this will be a first TransAm for them. I am trying to get all my ducks in a row before the frame arrives. Its unclear to me if the frame comes with an axle, the way a 15mm fork comes with the axle. Also will my CK hubs work when converted to 142 x 12mm? Your help is appreciated....

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    Your frame will come with the rear axle and 142x12 dropouts. I had to fork out extra to get the SS dropouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freaky-styley View Post
    I just ordered mine through my local shop (Tenafly Bicycle Workshop). Great shop but this will be a first TransAm for them. I am trying to get all my ducks in a row before the frame arrives. Its unclear to me if the frame comes with an axle, the way a 15mm fork comes with the axle. Also will my CK hubs work when converted to 142 x 12mm? Your help is appreciated....
    The frame comes with the 142 X 12 mm axle. A standard 135mm CK hub will work once you install a 142 conversion kit. Here is a pic of the piece you need Chris King® Rear 142 x 12mm Thru-Axle: Chris King Rear Axles • Aspire VeloTech - Chris King World's Largest Dealer

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    Thanks!

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    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
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    Hi, have anyone run the Sun MTX 33 rim in the rear?
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    His and hers

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    Hi guys

    Have a short question regarding the size of the Trans AM29er.
    I'm 187 (6"1½) and I want to ride the bike as hard as i can, more all mountain than XC.
    I can see in the geometry that the ETT is a little short.

    Anydody in here about same height and riding a Large frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop boy View Post
    Hi guys

    Have a short question regarding the size of the Trans AM29er.
    I'm 187 (6"1½) and I want to ride the bike as hard as i can, more all mountain than XC.
    I can see in the geometry that the ETT is a little short.

    Anydody in here about same height and riding a Large frame?
    At 183cm (6') I'm a bit shorter than you but I do ride a large TransAM 29. With a straight post and a 70mm stem it feels perfect for semi tech stuff I normally ride.

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    I'm also 183 cm and happily riding a large frame.

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    I am 187 cm and just built my XL TransAm 29er as a singlespeed. I put a 85mm stem on it. The large frame would be way too short for me.

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    Hello all! Just wanted to say this thread solidified my decision to settle on the Transam 29er as my upgrade so I figured I would share with you the cleanest picture it will ever take
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    Been riding my TransAM29 for a few months now and am really liking it. It took me some adjustment going from riding all FS bikes to riding a HT again, but now that I have "adapted" to the bike I can honestly say I typically do not miss rear suspension on most rides. I am lucky enough to still have a couple of FS 26ers in the garage, so they are there if I need them, but I just feel like I get a better fit on 29ers. I'm not necessarily "tall" (5'10) but am rather "leggy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by esku View Post
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    I'm new to the boards but just wanted to say that you did an excellent job on the build. That's a great looking TA! I'm starting an XT build of my own and have a few questions about your components, can you PM me when you have a chance?

    Thanks,

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    I gotta start saving some moneys so i can get on of these awesome bikes!

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    Hi all, I bought a pair of Pacenti's DL31 29er rims for my TA29, Pacenti DL31 29er

    As for the rear tire, I was thinking of getting Hans Dampf. with these kind of widths, would there be any issues with clearance. I'm be running single chainring for now, so no front derailleur. I want to put the fattest tire possible. Anyone care to share their rim and tire combo? TIA.
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    Couple updated pics of my Trans Am since I got a new wheel set.




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    That is a nice build TransAM 29 ^^^

    Anyone interested in selling me a used (good condition), LARGE TransAM 29 frame?

    I can't afford new, but I can afford used one. I can't find any anywhere.

    PM if you plan to sell one in Large.
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    Finally

    ok, got mine built up. yayness!
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    I'm in love with this bike. Quick question for guys about size. 5'6 - 5'7 - do you recommend a small or a medium? I'm thinking of running a 60/70MM stem and straight seat post.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by chromejesus View Post
    Couple updated pics of my Trans Am since I got a new wheel set.



    Very niceeee, nicenicenice r

    That beauty is definitely out of my chart of "beautifulness". Seriously man, long time I don't see a convincing red bits build
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop boy View Post
    Hi guys

    Have a short question regarding the size of the Trans AM29er.
    I'm 187 (6"1½) and I want to ride the bike as hard as i can, more all mountain than XC.
    I can see in the geometry that the ETT is a little short.

    Anydody in here about same height and riding a Large frame?
    Hey drop boy, I'm 6'3" and riding a large frame. My bike is set up SS with 65mm stem 810mm bars. Love the fit and short wheel base. Riding SS I'm never in the saddle so the large works well for throwing around. It's actually the exact same fit as my other bike a L (20) Kona Honzo with 45mm stem 785mm bars. The guys at Transition know how to make faun bike!

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    So as the original starter of this thread, I felt it appropriate to order aTransAM 29er. The frame is on its way, now I need to now how big a tire I can fit in the back, is a 2.4 Continental Mountain King too big?
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    ^ 2012 or 2013 frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    So as the original starter of this thread, I felt it appropriate to order aTransAM 29er. The frame is on its way, now I need to now how big a tire I can fit in the back, is a 2.4 Continental Mountain King too big?
    Should be fine. I have a 2.4 Ardent in the back of mine with no problem, and from what I understand the Mtn King runs narrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ 2012 or 2013 frame?
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    2013 ta29

    I am super stoked to get out and ride this bike , great looking and geo looks like it will be a blast everywhere .

    SS for now but I have the geared 12x142 dropouts as well , 25 lbs 12 oz as it sits .
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    I love my TransAM29, too! It's such a blast to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    ... now I need to now how big a tire I can fit in the back, is a 2.4 Continental Mountain King too big?
    I'm running my 1X9 so cannot comment if a front derailleur will be a problem but without one you will have tons of room to spare with a 2.4 Continental Mountain King.

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    Always wanted one, just need some dry weather to ride it properly in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    So as the original starter of this thread, I felt it appropriate to order aTransAM 29er.
    did you get your transAM running? how you liking it? is it as much "fun" as the 26in version?

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    Anyone stick a 140 travel fork on their bike? If so how does it climb/descend/overall ride? Im thinking about throwing on the new xfusion trace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markd0nalds View Post
    Anyone stick a 140 travel fork on their bike? If so how does it climb/descend/overall ride? Im thinking about throwing on the new xfusion trace.

    X Fusion Shox - RL2 DLA
    mine is with a 140mm Micro Ti, no problems descending, but climbing is a bit hard, but I am on SS, 32/23. not sure if I run gears, it might be easier. planning to convert to 1x9

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    i'm running a 140mm fork up front on my 2012 TransAM 29

    I'm running a 140mm RS Revelation with a reversed 60mm Funn stem, very wide low rise Azonic bars and 2x9 setup. My 2012 TransAm 29 rides great in all terrain with a 140mm up front and it feels very confident inspiring down the rocky steeps. Now I'm not sure how it would ride with the new 2013 frame.

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    I am running a fox 140 on the front and it feels amazing on the descent and climbs very well , zero wandering even on steep climbs. I have the 2013 frame and it has been run SS for a few rides but now has a 1x10 set up that I have yet to try out . I will post up tomorrow and let you know if the front end stays down without running SS .

    I had a SC tallboy LTc and decided to swap it out for a couple of new steel frames and I have zero regrets for going this route . I built up the TA 29er now with gears and have a SS rigid soma juice (2013) that I just built up as well . The TA 29 is a very good frame , the steel feels really good even on braking bumps , rocky sections and roots .

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    i picked up a used 2012 frame in pewter just before xmas. building a set of wheels (hopes and tl28s) and waiting on a fork, hoping to have it built up and hit the trails soon. i've been riding my chromag samurai for the past few months, and recently can't help but feel that, while still a fun ride, a 26" hardtail is probably the least efficient option currently available for wet rides on the lower trails of the north shore. hoping the ta doesn't give up too much in the fun department, or else i'll probably go back to (suffering on) the chromag
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    What size is that Frame??

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    large/19.5"

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    is anyone riding a transam 29 with an internal gearhub (rohloff)?

    thanks
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    Well I have a brand new TransAM 29er frame sitting in my basement shop waiting for a few final parts. Fox Float 34 will be here tomorrow, Reverb post will be here Tuesday and E.13 LG+ chain guide will arrive next week. Wheels, drivetrain, everything else is ready to go. Can't wait to ride this friggin' thing.
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    2012 TransAM 29er

    Traded my TransAM 26 for this and am building it up. Psyched to ride it but the trails are flooded! It's gonna be singlespeed but I don't have money to order the horizontal dropouts so I'll be using a chain tensioner for now Terrible pic but you get the idea...
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    Well my 2013 TransAM 29er is done. The last parts were chainguide and grips and those arrived yesterday. Still debating if I want to bother to cut the Reverb hose.





    I want to ride this thing but its 15 degrees outside and the trails are a bit snowy. Damn it!

    I quick note for TransAM users looking to use a chain guide, MRP G2 chainguide will NOT fit the frame. The back plate hits the chainstays and won't sit on the tab properly. The e13 I'm using has smaller back plate and fits with some spacers.
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    ^ Is your Reverb cable NOT contacting the tire when slammed? I have mine routed around the post for this exact reason. And the 2013 graphics are a huge improvement over old TransAMs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ Is your Reverb cable NOT contacting the tire when slammed? I have mine routed around the post for this exact reason. And the 2013 graphics are a huge improvement over old TransAMs.
    It's off the side of tire, but I haven't even ridden it yet to see if it hits the tire or rubs the frame. I'm hesitant to cut the hose, because I don't want to bleed the Reverb.
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    Great build, VTSession!

    Tell us more about the interference with the MRP G2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Great build, VTSession!

    Tell us more about the interference with the MRP G2.
    Thanks! I'm stoked to get it dirty.

    I originally had this MRP G2 guide and if you look at the back plate its got a much bigger diameter so the bottom left of the back plate hits the chain stay before it contacts the tab. You can use spacers but it will push the chain guide way too far out.



    This e13 TRS+ has a much lower profile back plate and only needs a 2.5 mm spacer (that comes in the box) to clear the chain stay.



    The e.13 is a perfectly functional guide but it lacks the bash guard of the MRP. Oh well.
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    @VTsession you can shorten the Reverb hose without rebleeding. Reverb hose shorten - YouTube

    tip: In my experience, it's easier to twist the remote, like you're screwing it into the line, then to turn the line back and forth like they do in the video.
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    Has anyone raced xc on a transam or ran it with a 100mm fork. I'm keen to do some racing and have a frame waiting to be built up. Just wondering if i should move it on and get something more racy, i like the transam's classic looks and the fact it has iscg tabs but the geo and weight may make it unsuitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppguts View Post
    @VTsession you can shorten the Reverb hose without rebleeding. Reverb hose shorten - YouTube

    tip: In my experience, it's easier to twist the remote, like you're screwing it into the line, then to turn the line back and forth like they do in the video.
    I saw that video. It seems like some people need to rebleed after shortening the hose and some don't. Is there some trick to having to not rebleed it?

    I did reroute the cable since that pic was taken so it is through the seat stay yoke instead of off to the side. I dob't think I'm going to shorten it unless it becomes a issue.

    Edit: One more thing about the TransAM that hasn't been mentioned yet, the back end easily fits a Continental 2.4 Trail King. 2.5s look to be doable as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomforeal View Post
    i picked up a used 2012 frame in pewter just before xmas.
    final major piece of the build (2013 marz 44 mirco ti TA) showed up yesterday and after staring at it for weeks i'm finally putting this thing together. looks like i need a 31.8 low clamp top pull front derailleur, correct? i think that's the last piece, and if i can get it sorted out in the next day or two i'll have 3 new bikes ready for the trails this weekend (wtf)!

    edit: i think i'm in love

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    Got mine

    Here's Mine...2012 with a Fox Talas 34 Kashima...First ride will be this Sunday...
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    Wow...it's been a while since I've been on this thread. Stoked to see so many people on this bike. I've been running my TA geared and want to convert it to SS for a few months. I'm running the DT Swiss RWS 10x135 thrubolt and wondering if that will be sufficient enough to maintain the wheel position in the horizontal dropouts or are there chain tugs that people are using?
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    I was really suprised it was a bandit.

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    I'll figure out how to nuke this post in a minute, i guess i posted wrong window, I need to narrow down the old tab count
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    Just completed a grueling 55km jamboree on my SS TA bike, in 6 hours. Don't mine the human on the bike.

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    Are you running the horizontal dropuouts (looks like it)? Any wheel slippage? I'm doing a 70+ miler in September and want to use my TA as an SS for the race. I have the DT Swiss RWS thru bolt so I think it will be ok, not sure though.
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    Well, I hate that I just saw this....Ordered the MRP MiniG2 Steel last night. Do you know if the mini has a different backplate? I guess I'll give it a shot and see what happens. If it doesn't work I suppose I'll just return it and get an S4.

    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post

    I originally had this MRP G2 guide and if you look at the back plate its got a much bigger diameter so the bottom left of the back plate hits the chain stay before it contacts the tab. You can use spacers but it will push the chain guide way too far out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarPigs View Post
    Just completed a grueling 55km jamboree on my SS TA bike, in 6 hours. Don't mine the human on the bike.

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    Looking Good bro...Teh Gunung Satu hehehe

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    has anyone a picture of the red frame with white fork and rims/hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrjm View Post
    Are you running the horizontal dropuouts (looks like it)? Any wheel slippage? I'm doing a 70+ miler in September and want to use my TA as an SS for the race. I have the DT Swiss RWS thru bolt so I think it will be ok, not sure though.
    yups, running horizontal dropouts. I bought it and the 135mm geared dropouts, so I am free to use any wheels. I am running Hadley's 135x10mm hub with titanium bolts. The DT Swiss RWS should do just fine, if its paired to the correct hub.
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    btw, there was a bit of slippage when I didn't tighten the bolts properly, operator error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazymuf View Post
    Looking Good bro...Teh Gunung Satu hehehe
    hahaha thanks.
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    So, I got the MRP MiniG2 Steel to work. I barely had clearance so I gave it a couple of taps with a hammer to get a little more. I had to use the spacers. As for the upper guide I used one of the extra spacers. Works great. I wouldn't recommend this Chainguide if you want something to "plug n play" but it's exactly what I wanted and the right price at under $80.
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    Just finished building up the Transition TransAM 29'er ... dig it ... this is my first 29'er. Didn't really miss a beat going from 26" HT to 29" HT.

    (yup, I know ... there's a bit much steer tube exposed ... not totally sold on the forks yet, so I'll trim it down a bit if they're gonna be around for a while)


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    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Rhyde
    Shifter: Shimano SLX
    Derailleur: Shimano XT (front is a sudo-chainguide)
    Seat: WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post: Thomson
    Pedals: Answer Drive
    Hoops: Stan's FLOW
    Hubs: Stan's 3.30HD
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph
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    Xl ta 29 2012

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    Crank Brothers Iodine 11saddle (made by FIZIK)
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    Stans/hope pro 2 evo crest wheels (soon to be Flow Ex)
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    Current weight=28.8 lbs
    With flows~29.6 lbs

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    Heres mine from NZ

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    At that stage running SS with a der as a tensioner now running 1 x 10, love it....

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    What size is your frame?

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    Large, video here, 10 points if anyone can tell what the drum tracks from and who the drummer is ;Nigels New Transition Trans Am - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDeRailleurHanger View Post
    Large, video here, 10 points if anyone can tell what the drum tracks from and who the drummer is ;Nigels New Transition Trans Am - YouTube
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    Brilliant! I just wanted to see if anyone here was old enough to remember music from the seventies!

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    I really like these trans am 29ers. I am thinking of ditching my Heckler and getting one of these as my do it all bike. I love the simplicity. I ride in the Seattle area, just a trail rider nothing crazy. If I do want to do bigger stuff I'll either rent a big bike in Whistler or possibly just keep the Heckler. for those of you who use this as your everyday ride what are your thoughts on going back to a hard tail from a full suspension 6 inch bike? Thanks!

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    All purpose?

    Hey CharlieDog,
    I'm loving my TransAm 29, I did run it SS for around 6 months with a rear der as a tensioner. I rode it this way everywhere including shuttling at Rotorua.
    I changed to, then persevered with a thru axle on Transition SS drop outs which slipped often, before going 1 x 10.
    I also have a Kona Unit SS with a 100mm Fox Float, 60mm stem and 750mm bars that's nearly as much fun to ride.
    I've only had a few rides since changing to 1 x 10 on the TA and am looking forward to shuttling at Rotorua and taking it to the South Island next year.
    I do not miss my FS bike at all, I think the large capacity tires, 140 mm Revelation and the steel frame saw me ride all sorts of tracks and not suffer with a sore back or backside....... !

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    Hi CharlieDog,
    I used a Thudbuster to soften the hits, but now that I am running SS, I've since replaced it with a normal seatpost, as I no longer spin up the hills. I dismount and push if its too steep. hehehehhehe

    Even when bombing down, I've set fork, Zocchi Micto Ti to 140mm, I am standing up and leaning back. my previous 29er, a Zion 737, had rigid fork on. My TA 29er is scary fast on the descent!
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I am sold on the bike. I can get a 2013 transam 29er for $2000 plus tax at the shop in Bellingham. The build leaves a little to be desired, a lot of X5 stuff and elixir 3 brakes. But it has a good fox fork. There is also a 2012 medium frame only on the transition website for $479. Wondering if I could do a total build including frame for under $2000 or if it would be better to buy the whole thing from the shop and replace drivetrain stuff as it wears out. I'll do some searching for build kits/parts online, but I am getting the bike one way or the other.

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    Look at merlincycles.com & wiggle. I think you could do a really nice, full xt build for 2-2,500. A lot cheaper than replacing all the lowend stuff transition puts on.

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    Well here it is. Was all set to buy a new one then this popped up for sale used. Medium 2012, stock build with a command post dropper and different saddle for $1500. Sold my Heckler to get this so quite a big change for me. This thing looks awesome. Ride report coming soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieDog View Post
    Well here it is. Was all set to buy a new one then this popped up for sale used. Medium 2012, stock build with a command post dropper and different saddle for $1500. Sold my Heckler to get this so quite a big change for me. This thing looks awesome. Ride report coming soon.
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    So I've had my Transam for a couple rides now and I am really glad I sold my Heckler and bought it. For the riding I do the vast majority of the time this bike is awesome. I was a little nervous going back to a hardtail after 2 previous full suspension bikes but it is so much fun. Some observations:

    1. It is definitely a different feel than a full suspension (duh) but the ride is not harsh, the frame is really stiff and the fox fork is super nice
    2. You have to be more careful with the lines you pick- no big deal just means you have to pay attention
    3. This thing is fast! I was flying through one section and I had to slow down because I was going to miss a turn, that has never happened with my old bike and I have ridden this same trail 100+ times. I am a 29er believer now
    4. Dropper post helps
    5. This thing is sick looking and gets a lot of compliments

    That's all I got for now hoping to get out on some other trails when I can

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    good to know you're enjoying the bike
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    On the Geometry chart for the TA29 do you measure from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the headtube?

    I am running a 2011 reba, I have heard it has a really short a2c despite 120mm travel. I would really like to get a 140mm F29 w/34mm stanchions. Anyone else done that?

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