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    I run a 140mm Revelation and its been sweet, not sure where you are in the world, but these are still cheap on Chain Reaction......So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-mtbr1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    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?
    Go for it. I'm running a 140mm F34 kashima and it's awesome. Went from a Yelli Screamy with an F29 120mm on it to a Transam with the F34 140, big change. The F34s took a lot of flak, but mine is smooooooth and uses all of its travel really well too.

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    The revelation is a decent price, but I flex my reba enough that I get tire rub, so I think a 34-35mm stanchion fork would match my 195 lbs better.

    Hopefully pikes and f34's drop in price soon!

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    Looking for pics of size XL, anyone?

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    Mines an xl one page back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Mines an xl one page back.
    And yet looks exactly the same as this guy's large. Weird. Both appear to have the same length seat tubes.

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    Probably cause I have a lot of seatpost. I'm 6'4".

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    I want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    And yet looks exactly the same as this guy's large. Weird. Both appear to have the same length seat tubes.
    Are you currently riding a honzo?

    Why do you want the Transam?

    Where do you live? I'm in Bishop CA, if you live anywhere near you can take my bike for a spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Why do you want the Transam?
    Because instead of spending money on a FS bike, I could buy a steel hardtail with a smoother ride that has super short chainstays. I believe the Trans-Am has the shortest chainstays in the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Because instead of spending money on a FS bike, I could buy a steel hardtail with a smoother ride that has super short chainstays. I believe the Trans-Am has the shortest chainstays in the market.
    I like my bike, but the Nimble 9 from Canfield has adjustable chainstays that go from 16.25 to 16.9"....

    Also just cause it's steel doesn't mean it's smoother than a FS frame. I can ride a lot of stuff with this bike that I couldn't with my traditional geometry aluminum hardtail, but it still isn't "plush".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Because instead of spending money on a FS bike, I could buy a steel hardtail with a smoother ride that has super short chainstays. I believe the Trans-Am has the shortest chainstays in the market.
    Actually second longest if you want to count the Trek Stache in the All-Mountain HT segment. TransAM is 17.1", Chromag Surface 16.9", Banshee Paradox 16.9", Canfield Yelli 16.7", Kona Honzo 16.3".

    And I agree with unrooted, just because it's steel, it's not going to be plush automatically. My Honzo is quiet stout in the back to support the type of riding it's advertised to do, if you're looking for a plush steel riding bike, something with thinner tubing like a Niner XC hardtail will be plusher as there is more give to it.
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    I did a lot of research on all those frames. One of the things mentioned in a few reviews of the TransAM 29 was that it was very strong and did NOT retain the "smooth" ride that steel hardtails are known for. That being said, each review absolutely loved the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Actually second longest if you want to count the Trek Stache in the All-Mountain HT segment. TransAM is 17.1", Chromag Surface 16.9", Banshee Paradox 16.9", Canfield Yelli 16.7", Kona Honzo 16.3".

    And I agree with unrooted, just because it's steel, it's not going to be plush automatically. My Honzo is quiet stout in the back to support the type of riding it's advertised to do, if you're looking for a plush steel riding bike, something with thinner tubing like a Niner XC hardtail will be plusher as there is more give to it.
    I rode an El Mariachi and thought it smooth, but that is more XC than Trail.
    There are no prices on the Canfield Nimble 9, so that is out of the question.
    I kind of have a thing against Kona (sorry eurospek).
    The Niner is too much money (enough for a FS, and that is why I can't buy a FS), so unless I can buy a Rocky Mountain Instinct 930 for $2300, then I guess I will have to go with a Transition.
    Can a fork longer than 100mm of travel go on an El Mar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    There are no prices on the Canfield Nimble 9, so that is out of the question.
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    Just a bit more than the TransAm29. Like I said I do like my bike. BUT I found my frame on Ebay for $340-used. If I was buying a new frame (WARRANTIES!) I would pay the bit extra for the N-9, but you can't really lose either way.

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    I'm thinking of ditching my 2x10 on my transam 29er and going with a race face narrow wide chain ring for a 1x10, probably the 32t ring. Would be nice to get rid of the front derailler and unclutter the bars while shaving some weight too. Anyone else doing this? Good idea or not? I literally never use the smaller ring on my current 2x10.

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    1 x 10 on my TA

    Hey Charlie Dog,
    I've only done around 150km on mine, with a type 2 (clutch type) X9 10 derailleur and a standard Truvativ Stylo SS 32T front I hoped not to have to buy an expensive narrow wide chainring.
    The tape went on the chainstay at conversion and is unmarked by the chain, so I'm not sure that with a clutch type rear der you'd need a narrow wide...
    I'm not scared of bumps and jumps, but at 100kg if my bike gets 3 feet of air underneath it that'd be a big jump!
    I'm runnin 11-36 cassette and a 32 and it seems enough for me...
    Good luck....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDeRailleurHanger View Post
    Hey Charlie Dog,
    I've only done around 150km on mine, with a type 2 (clutch type) X9 10 derailleur and a standard Truvativ Stylo SS 32T front I hoped not to have to buy an expensive narrow wide chainring.
    The tape went on the chainstay at conversion and is unmarked by the chain, so I'm not sure that with a clutch type rear der you'd need a narrow wide...
    I'm not scared of bumps and jumps, but at 100kg if my bike gets 3 feet of air underneath it that'd be a big jump!
    I'm runnin 11-36 cassette and a 32 and it seems enough for me...
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    First of all, beautiful bike, and second, when I went 1x10 (on a Cobia), I used a 34T RaceFace Narrow-wide, and a Shimano XT Shadow + rear derailleur just to make sure the chain stayed on.
    Yes I run a 11-36 in the back and a 34T up front.

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    I run a raceface n/w 30t & 11-34 9 sp, XTR non clutch derailleur. I love it.

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    Sounds like you guys are having luck with the 1x drivetrain and the narrow wide. I just ordered one form arts cyclery for $32 bucks. Should get it installed over next weekend. Thanks for the feedback!

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    So I have had my Transam for a few months and I love it. Went with the 1x10 narrow wide with a non-clutch X7 rear der and haven't had any issues. My original plan was to have this be my winter/2nd bike and buy a 6" full suspension in the spring for bigger stuff and trips to Whistler. Not so sure I need 2 bikes now. I have a chance to throw a Fox 34 140 travel fork on for $300. Wondering how many of you guys are running a 140 compared to the 120 Fox 32 ctd that comes stock and if that rakes out the front too much for climbing. I think if I put this fork on this bike could handle pretty much anything I could throw at it besides shuttle runs (I'd rent a dh bike for that anyway). Would love some input from anyone running a 140. Thanks!

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    Not sure anyone's tried this but will a 3x9 front derailleur and crankset fit this frame? I called Transition and they didn't understand why anyone would want to do this???

    I told him that I have a great condition slx crank and a mint XO shifter set, that's why. I'm not into dumping perfectly fine components and spending more money needlessly.

    Bottom line, they were not sure the derailleur would clear. Can anyone confirm, please?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Not sure anyone's tried this but will a 3x9 front derailleur and crankset fit this frame? I called Transition and they didn't understand why anyone would want to do this???

    I told him that I have a great condition slx crank and a mint XO shifter set, that's why. I'm not into dumping perfectly fine components and spending more money needlessly.

    Bottom line, they were not sure the derailleur would clear. Can anyone confirm, please?

    Thanks
    What kind of front derailleur are you trying to use and what size rear tire? My guess is that the cranks will be just fine and that the issue is whether the derailleur will clear the tire.

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    Not sure the exact model but it's an XT 3x9. I was planning in running an Ardent 2.25. I guess I'll find out.

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    You have to have a derailleur with a low mount on it, like this one: Shimano Deore Front Derailleur - Sport Chalet
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    Sorry to dig it up and keep beating this dead horse. Can you guys elaborate on the derailleur clearance issue? I've seen some FS frames that cannot clear the dual pull cable routing part of shimano front derailleurs but it doesn't sound like this is the issue.

    Are you saying that when the front derailleur drops into the granny, the cage comes too far inboard and will hit the tire? How does the low clamp help?

    Would the slx 665, the compact 2x9 front der, be the better option? If anyone can take a pic to help me it would be greatly appreciated. My frame will be here early next week and I'd love to build it up while I have time off work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Sorry to dig it up and keep beating this dead horse. Can you guys elaborate on the derailleur clearance issue? I've seen some FS frames that cannot clear the dual pull cable routing part of shimano front derailleurs but it doesn't sound like this is the issue.

    Are you saying that when the front derailleur drops into the granny, the cage comes too far inboard and will hit the tire? How does the low clamp help?

    Would the slx 665, the compact 2x9 front der, be the better option? If anyone can take a pic to help me it would be greatly appreciated. My frame will be here early next week and I'd love to build it up while I have time off work.
    Your first point is the potential issue we were talking about on the phone. The rear part of the derailleur where the cable is routed might be too close to the tire. We have not tested with triple cranks on that frame, CAD models verify that the chainrings clear, but the tire clearance to the derailleur is very limited and we can't 100% tell you for certain that the derailleur will clear... depends on the tire, rim, derailleur model, etc.

    Your second point is another possible issue... chainline of the granny ring might put the derailleur very close to the side knobs. Again... depends on the exact setup.

    High clamp derailleurs have better clearance at the back of the derailleur, but depending on clamp height with that triple you might run into the larger diameter butted portion of the seat tube.

    Sorry that we don't have firm answers on 3x crank setups. We have been 100% focused on 2x and 1x builds for quite a while.

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    Thanks for the added info TB. Pretty cool to get the guy I spoke with on the phone to f/u with more info on a forum. Nice!!!
    I'll wait and see what issue I run into, if any. I can always remove the dual pull cable area with a dremmel, been done before by others.

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    I'm gonna sell my xl Transam 29 frame (blood red color) with an angleset (.5 & 1 degree). Any ideas what it is worth asking for? I only rode it for 4 months and it still looks very nice.
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    I was just in the market and would have paid about $400 for a good condition used frame with a decent headset. One consideration is how many riders can fit an XL?

    Btw, why are you selling it?

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    I really liked the bike, but I had the opportunity to go Full Suspension, Banshee Prime, So I pulled the trigger. I can't afford to have 2 bikes right now. A lot of the riding I do will be a lot more fun on a FS rig, but I had a lot of fun with the Trans Am, really took a lot of fear out of riding steeps and jumps.
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    Update on 9 speed crank. The XT and SLX set up as 2x will work and can run a traditional top clamp XT derailleur. Mine is a dual pull 3x9 front with the high limit screw all the way in to limit it to 2x. The chain rings are pretty close to the chainstay but not sure that's any different from a 10 speed crank. Just letting y'all know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Sorry to dig it up and keep beating this dead horse. Can you guys elaborate on the derailleur clearance issue? I've seen some FS frames that cannot clear the dual pull cable routing part of shimano front derailleurs but it doesn't sound like this is the issue.

    Are you saying that when the front derailleur drops into the granny, the cage comes too far inboard and will hit the tire? How does the low clamp help?

    Would the slx 665, the compact 2x9 front der, be the better option? If anyone can take a pic to help me it would be greatly appreciated. My frame will be here early next week and I'd love to build it up while I have time off work.


    I have a 2012 Transition TransAM 29er and I'm running it with a SRAM X9 nine speed mid cage rear der and a 22, 36, Bash Shimano SLX 9 speed crankset. I have a low clamp mount Shimano SLX 9 speed front der and an ISCG'05 Blackspire Stinger Chain Guide. I had no issues at all with the drivetrain and I road this bike hard almost everywhere in California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona. I replaced the chain once and tires as well. I love it!
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    Thanks el cap. Btw, are the rear triangles offset to the non drive side for extra clearance? If not, I have either an out of dish wheel, likely, or a misaligned frame. I did swap the wheel on backwards and it still looked to be offset on the non drive side. Going to bring the wheel in tomorrow and have it checked with a dishing tool.

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    No, mine are not offset (looks the same on both rear triangles). I'm running a CTS Caballero EPS 29x2.25 tire in the rear and it looks like there is clearance for a 2.3. I would not go above 2.3 in the rear on this frame if you are running a front der. By the way, up front I'm running an On One Chunky Monkey Enduro 29x2.4 tire on a 140mm fork. Hope this info helps.

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    Thanks el cap. My wheel was fairly out of dish. Got it sorted out now and all is well. Wish I would have gone with a 130mm revelation I was looking at instead of this 120 fox float. Oh well. Bike is ready for the trail. Can't wait to get it dialed in.

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    Re: So Where's the Trans AM 29er?

    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-uploadfromtaptalk1389382624440.jpg

    Just picked her up yesterday!

    Can't wait to get out on some trails.

    And yes my bikes are always nicer than my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcf811 View Post
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    Just picked her up yesterday!

    Can't wait to get out on some trails.

    And yes my bikes are always nicer than my car

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    Ooh that Trans-Am looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcf811 View Post
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    Just picked her up yesterday!

    Can't wait to get out on some trails.

    And yes my bikes are always nicer than my car

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    What fork are you using?

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    2013 Revelation dual position

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    Re: So Where's the Trans AM 29er?



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    Almost done with my build. I'm still waiting on a few parts.

    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-transam-pic.jpg

    Knowing it's a steel frame, I didn't really care much about the weight but I was curious anyway!
    I think the only XC type item I got was the Magura fork, but I got it for a really good deal.

    27.996 lbs is pretty good I might say, especially with a dropper post and pedals already.

    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-screen-shot-2014-03-04-12.07.52-pm.jpg

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    27.996 pounds, LOL. If you wiped a booger on it, it'd be 28.

    Nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    27.996 pounds, LOL. If you wiped a booger on it, it'd be 28.
    Nice bike!
    LOL!!
    Thanks!

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    your rear rotor is really light, where did you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowbike View Post
    your rear rotor is really light, where did you get it?
    haha.. lame.
    Thanks for pointing that out!

    Anyway, for some reason my chainring and chain are still haven't arrived so.
    Oh well, I'll post up some pictures as soon as I'm done building.

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    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-1888538_10201346399214340_1285258761_n.jpg
    Sneak peek!

    Just waiting on my brakes and shifter.

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    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-1794763_10201355632205159_679562014_n.jpg

    Bike is done and popped my 29er cherry today.
    16.8 miles and 2482 ft elevation gain.

    This is my first hardtail in I dunno how many years and after three squish bikes, it's a different feel.
    The bike picks up speed fast, and climbs like a champ.
    I've never done this kind of drivetrain set up so took me a while to get used to standing up a lot.
    Set a lot of PR's on the way up and surprisingly on the way down too.

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    Re: So Where's the Trans AM 29er?

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    Bike is done and popped my 29er cherry today.
    16.8 miles and 2482 ft elevation gain.

    This is my first hardtail in I dunno how many years and after three squish bikes, it's a different feel.
    The bike picks up speed fast, and climbs like a champ.
    I've never done this kind of drivetrain set up so took me a while to get used to standing up a lot.
    Set a lot of PR's on the way up and surprisingly on the way down too.
    Well done sir !

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    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-1235056_10152261973724381_552068293_n.jpg

    Ride 2, still hurting from yesterday.
    12 miles and 1900 ft elevation gain and hurt more.

    This bike still amazes me.
    I set 9 new PR's on my "backyard" trail that I've been riding for about 3 years.
    Averaging 10 seconds faster on a few downhills without much drops, and minutes on my climbs.

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    Ride 2, still hurting from yesterday.
    12 miles and 1900 ft elevation gain and hurt more.

    This bike still amazes me.
    I set 9 new PR's on my "backyard" trail that I've been riding for about 3 years.
    Averaging 10 seconds faster on a few downhills without much drops, and minutes on my climbs.
    You are getting me all excited I just picked mine up on Wednesday and the weather has not being real ride friendly, I ll post a pic of mine from the trail. It the basic budget kit Transition released this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith13 View Post
    You are getting me all excited I just picked mine up on Wednesday and the weather has not being real ride friendly, I ll post a pic of mine from the trail. It the basic budget kit Transition released this year.
    well did you get your Bike yet?

    I might have to get a 34 tooth chainring soon.

    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-983589_10201399511902124_542004257_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongski View Post
    well did you get your Bike yet?

    I might have to get a 34 tooth chainring soon.

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    Nice Hans Damfs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Nice Hans Damfs!
    Thanks.
    They're great tires! Last time I bought em was when PricePoint had 26ers for $30 a piece I immeadiately jumped on em. I got these for around $38 each.
    Very predictable traction especially when leaned over. Suffers a little bit with the climbing and weighs a whopping 880 grams each. The tires kinda wear weird. Chunks kind of break off with the Trailstar.
    I have the Pacestar on my Nickel and have around 650 miles from July to now and still have TONS of tread in the front tire but the rear tire almost needs replacing.
    I'm hoping to get at least 300 miles for the Trailstars, and maybe replace the rear tire with Nobby Nic to help with the climbing.

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    Hi, I've got a question about TransAm 29er sizing. I've got a Covert 29 which I love and am looking for a HT equivalent. I was looking at the published geometry and it seems the small sized TransAm frame has a reasonably close top tube effective length to my medium Covert. I'm 5'9" tall with a 30" inside leg. Am I completely crazy for considering the small? I'm after an agile handling bike that I'll be fitting 140mm revs to. Cheers

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    Re: So Where's the Trans AM 29er?

    Quote Originally Posted by wobbliscott View Post
    Hi, I've got a question about TransAm 29er sizing. I've got a Covert 29 which I love and am looking for a HT equivalent. I was looking at the published geometry and it seems the small sized TransAm frame has a reasonably close top tube effective length to my medium Covert. I'm 5'9" tall with a 30" inside leg. Am I completely crazy for considering the small? I'm after an agile handling bike that I'll be fitting 140mm revs to. Cheers
    I'm 5'10" with 32ish cycling in seam(30 pants in seam) and ride a medium. Personally I couldnt imagine riding a small, the medium fits good but I also think I could ride the large with no problem. I have a 120/140 rev and its way more agile set at 120, but obviously a bit more comfy on the downs at 140. It's an awesome bike once you get the fit sorted. Good luck.

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    For all of you Transam owners, do you feel like you ride IN the bike or ON it? Thanks in advance for your replies!

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    Definately on the bike, in that I can actually get behind the back wheel to manual through bumps much better than my last frame.

    I've been seeing a few used frames on pink bike for good prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Definately on the bike, in that I can actually get behind the back wheel to manual through bumps much better than my last frame.

    I've been seeing a few used frames on pink bike for good prices.
    That is what I thought, the bike sounds very playful. Those frames are Very tempting.

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    It is definitely a playful bike that can be pedaled well and then rip downhill. Throw on some wide carbon bars and a short stem and you'll be dialed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    It is definitely a playful bike that can be pedaled well and then rip downhill. Throw on some wide carbon bars and a short stem and you'll be dialed.
    Yep. I just put a 50 mm stem and some 780 mm bars in the ol' TransAM and now it just feels so perfect.
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    Has anyone with the 2012 frame taken off the big Transition sticker on the downtube? I'm thinking it would look pretty slick, but I'm afraid it's either not painted underneath or would leave a nasty residue.

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    Yes, I have and it looks great.

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    in the process of building my trans am 29er, should be ready next week.
    Lets see how it rolls with the new fox 36 150mm, maybe I'll go down to 140mm.









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    Is that the new frame??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcf811 View Post
    Is that the new frame??
    This is a 2012, it was powdercoated (Iron Glimmer) and new set of decals.

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    That looks awesome, good job.

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    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?

    Very nice, congratz

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    So here it is fully built and first ride today, love this bike.
    2012 Trans am 29er
    Fork: 2015 Fox 36 150mm
    Seat dropper: Fox DOSS
    Wheels: Crank brothers Iodine 2
    Tires: Rear Nobby Nic29x2.35, front: Hans dampf 29x2.35
    Crankset: Shimano XT (WolfTooth 30T)
    Shifter: Shimano XT I spec B
    R.derailleur: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Brakes & Rotors: Shimano XT 180mm front and rear
    Cassette: Shimano XT 11-36
    etc etc etc…..

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    Hi,
    anyone tried putting a rigid fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarPigs View Post
    Hi,
    anyone tried putting a rigid fork?
    This.. I want to run a Enve Rigid fork on a new geo ht 29er

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    Trans AM 29er 2014

    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-brighamrupptransam1.jpg

    https://www.transitionbikes.com/2015...&StartRow=17#7

    not mine but i'd love to have one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    This.. I want to run a Enve Rigid fork on a new geo ht 29er
    but I have yet to see a fork with an A-T-C that mimics a 120mm suspension fork. Enve seems like a 100mm suspension fork
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    ^^Wow that is the besting looking TransAm I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    This.. I want to run a Enve Rigid fork on a new geo ht 29er
    Muru Cycles - titanium fatbikes

    seems doable
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    So excited bought a used 2013 TransAM , will be here Friday.
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    Congrats!

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    Well I got the bike, was putting it all together and the guy forgot to ship the rear thru axle grrrrrrr..... called him up, he told me how sorry he was and sure enough it was on his workbench, so I have a few more days to wait til I get to ride it.

    BTW the stock wheels are really heavy, I was thinking of going to something different, what are most people using?
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    Get light bicycle carbon rims. I'm waiting for my new frame to come in. I will be building her up with lb rims. . Trying to decide hubs though

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    Lets revive the thread with my new project!


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    Congrats, saw that on pinkbike. Make it 650b+ and don't look back. That's what I did with mine.

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    RNM: Very nice, I love that blood red color! Put regular 29er tires on it!

    I ran the Ardent 2.4 f&R on my TransAm when I had her, road like a champ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    RNM: Very nice, I love that blood red color! Put regular 29er tires on it!

    I ran the Ardent 2.4 f&R on my TransAm when I had her, road like a champ!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonggi View Post
    Congrats, saw that on pinkbike. Make it 650b+ and don't look back. That's what I did with mine.
    Why not two wheelsets b+ and 9er that's the endgame plan anyway.

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    Single speed

    Quote Originally Posted by rnm410 View Post
    Why not two wheelsets b+ and 9er that's the endgame plan anyway.
    Building one up as single speed, with 120mm Pike fork some 30mm carbon rims, xtr brakes. Should be a great bike and my 1st steel hard tail.

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    Can you run 650b wheels on a 29er frame? do you need a 650b fork first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    Can you run 650b wheels on a 29er frame? do you need a 650b fork first?
    You can run 650 on it, just your BB will be a lot lower than what it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    You can run 650 on it, just your BB will be a lot lower than what it is now.
    Anyone know where I can get a large, no shops have them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Anyone know where I can get a large, no shops have them!!
    Just ask your lbs to notify you when they're in stock.
    It's the switch over from 2015 to 2016, the '15s are most likely out of stock.

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    I am looking for a dropper post for my 2013, what do you guys recommend?
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    I like the Rock Shox reverb the best.

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    I was checking out the ks eten, seems pretty affordable and the reviews are pretty good

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    I have a friend that has the KS and likes it, just the company is small has can be slow with getting replacement parts!!

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    Just got my '15 TA in green just before Christmas. can wait to get it out more but is has not stopped raining in the Charlotte NC area since I've gotten it... O well gives me time to get it set up right. The demoing I did before the purchase I cant wait to get it out on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltnpepper11 View Post
    Just got my '15 TA in green just before Christmas. can wait to get it out more but is has not stopped raining in the Charlotte NC area since I've gotten it... O well gives me time to get it set up right. The demoing I did before the purchase I cant wait to get it out on the trails.
    I live in charlotte too, what dealer did you use?
    While lurking I have noticed a ton of people on here riding transitions live in NC/SC. Pretty cool.

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    http://www.thecyclepath.net/

    Mark and the guys there are awesome. It's in Cornelius NC. Almost into Davidson. Great little shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltnpepper11 View Post
    The Cycle Path - Cornelius, NC

    Mark and the guys there are awesome. It's in Cornelius NC. Almost into Davidson. Great little shop!
    Cool, mark reached out to me on my nc trailblazer post too. I'll have to stop by and check it out.

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    NorCal local trail mud over early season blossom litter.
    So Where's the Trans AM 29er?-20160220_173251.jpg
    Having a lot of fun on this bike - better seated climber and more comfortable than my previous rig. Super fun.
    Every rose has it's thorn.

    enjoy the ear worm

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    Any recent updates on how the first generation TA 29er version rides with B+ tires? I have a 2012 frame and was considering a new 29er wheelset using i29 rims, but this B+ business has me thinking. Is B+ awesome or not? Cost would be a wash as I'm planning on a new wheelset and tires anyway.

    How does the downhill and cornering performance of say, a 2.8 Nobby Nic B+ setup compare to a larger volume 29er tire on this bike? I use my TransAm as my primary MTB for most Colorado Front Range/high country/Fruita riding. Other bikes in the stable include a Surly ICT and Misfit Dissent. I don't mind if it's slower climbing, but want to maximize downhill shredability.

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    New TA 29

    Just got the photo of my new TA 29 from the shop that completed the build. XL, 130mm Reba RLT Ti fork (basically a Revelation before RS redesignated all 32mm 29'er forks over 100mm travel as Revelation), 1x10 XT drivetrain. Can't wait to throw a leg over it this week.
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