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    Trans AM 29er Sizing ?'s and opinions from anyone who's ridden one.

    So, I've narrowed my search for an AM hardtail 29er down to

    1. Trans AM 29er: Love everything about the bike on paper. (could be a little cheaper)
    2. Canfield N9: Love this one too, but I doubt I'll be able to get one any time soon. And it's a bit pricier.
    3. Kona Honzo: Would totally pull the trigger if a. I could run a FD and/or b. I could get last years color. I know, I'm shallow.

    Also, if I do get the Transition......can anyone recommend a size? Unfortunately I'm 5'10" and there's no size Medium and a half.
    I'm thinking that the Large would fit pretty well, as I'm riding a 19" Marin Pine Mountain with an ETT of 605 and that's between the M and L Trans AM. I'll be doing the Short Stem/Wide Bar thing too.

    Transition or DNZ guys, are these in stock?

    And, to throw an wrench in, in the back of my mind is the Niner R.I.P. 9 but I really like riding a hardtail.......but there's a frame/fork combo on Jenson right now that's in my budget.....

    Thanks in advance.
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    Go for the Medium IMO, wider bars gives the bike a bigger cockpit so unless you love big bikes thats the way I would go. Got plenty in stock, you can take advantage of our MTBR sale also ;-)
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    sweet, I'll be putting in a call tomorrow.......Headset/fork as well! Can't wait!
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    They're awesome bikes. Just so simple and fun. Enjoy.

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    Ordered this afternoon, can't wait. Drop N Zone is the shiz! Great deal on everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brig View Post
    Ordered this afternoon, can't wait. Drop N Zone is the shiz! Great deal on everything.
    Nice, did you get one of the new 2013 colors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Nice, did you get one of the new 2013 colors?
    I'm not really sure, I ordered green....I'm assuming it's the new graphics/color.
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    Good choice on getting a medium. I'm just shy of 6'2" and I'm on a large. Its a big bike, if I were a few inches shorter I'd be on a medium. You'll love the bike, I've been riding mine for about a month now and its such a simple, fun daily driver bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    Good choice on getting a medium. I'm just shy of 6'2" and I'm on a large. Its a big bike, if I were a few inches shorter I'd be on a medium. You'll love the bike, I've been riding mine for about a month now and its such a simple, fun daily driver bike.
    Thanks for the info. Can't wait, my axle kit from Stan's just shipped, and I picked up an oem fox fork with the frame.
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    Awesome bike...you won't be disappointed. I ordered my frame and build kit through Drop N Zone as well. I second the fact they are a great group of guys to work with. I'm gonna try to attach a pic of mine from its maiden voyage down the trail. I know the brake lines need shortened but I was impatient and put a couple of miles on it before I cut them down to size.
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    The new green and orange looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9pusher View Post
    Awesome bike...you won't be disappointed. I ordered my frame and build kit through Drop N Zone as well. I second the fact they are a great group of guys to work with. I'm gonna try to attach a pic of mine from its maiden voyage down the trail. I know the brake lines need shortened but I was impatient and put a couple of miles on it before I cut them down to size.
    That's awesome, wish I had Flow's...guess the Arch EX's will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brig View Post
    That's awesome, wish I had Flow's...guess the Arch EX's will do.
    Yeah, drop n' zone hooked it up! I told them I wanted bombproof and they delivered.

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    Anybody know if the TA29 comes with a seatpost collar? Just trying to get my ducks in a row for when it hits my doorstep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brig View Post
    Anybody know if the TA29 comes with a seatpost collar? Just trying to get my ducks in a row for when it hits my doorstep.
    Sure does bro!

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    Bike looks awesome! Looks nice and dry where your at, go shred!
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    If that was for me, I haven't gotten mine yet. Dreamin about it though.
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    Update, bike came in....took about a week total. Thanks DNZ (not to mention the 10% off) Had some issues getting the Bottom Bracket and rear derailleur off. Took it in to the shop. Should be done tomorrow......Pretty excited. Weather is supposed to be sunny and warm this week, Pics to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brig View Post
    Update, bike came in....took about a week total. Thanks DNZ (not to mention the 10% off) Had some issues getting the Bottom Bracket and rear derailleur off. Took it in to the shop. Should be done tomorrow......Pretty excited. Weather is supposed to be sunny and warm this week, Pics to follow.
    Get her built man! I've been hitting some spots with various difficulty and the only limit I've found is my riding ability, haha. I love my trans am, wouldn't trade it if I could, no regrets at all! Definitely throw up some pics when you get a chance.

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    Trans AM 29er Sizing ?'s and opinions from anyone who's ridden one.-ta.jpg

    Done, first ride yesterday.....I'm in love.....
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    Looks good man! I've been out riding mine as well and its definitely all the bike I'm gonna be needing for a good while. Whats your build list look like? I still need to post mine.

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    I just transferred most of my parts from my Marin Pine Mountain.
    X7 shifters and front derailleur, X9 rear derailleur (running 2x10 on the cheap with a BBG bash) avid elixir3, Thomson stem and post, niner flat bar, Stan's Arch EX rims with their hubs. Love the thru axle front and rear. Can't think of anything
    I want to change just yet.
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