View Poll Results: Which TA do you ride

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  • Mine has 26" wheels

    15 51.72%
  • Mine has 29" wheels

    10 34.48%
  • Mine had 26" wheels but I sold it for the 29er

    3 10.34%
  • I sold 26" for the 29er, I want 26" again!

    1 3.45%
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  1. #1
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    Transam 29 vs 26

    I currently own a 2010 TransAm 26" with a 1x9 build and a pike 454 140mm fork. I love the bike! I purchased it to be a more "pedal friendly" alternative to my 2011 Specialized Enduro. This isn't really turning out to be the case. It's probably the savage 1x9 gearing it has but at the same time, I find my self kinda missing some big hoops. Anyone here sell their 26" TransAm for the 29er? I'm pretty stunned at the ride quality of the TA and I'd imagine the 29er would be even better.

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    Transition Revolution 32 wheels(best wheels EVER for the $)
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    Avid Elixir CR brakes 203+185 rotors

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    I do love my 26" TA, and I only keep upgrading (picking up a Lyrik today!). I think my next bike will be another steel hardtail, but maybe with big hoops. I really like the honzo, but it will be while before I bite the bullet on another rig. From what I have read and heard, the TA 29er isn't the most nimble of the 29er trail frames.

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    I ditched my 26er TransAM for a 29er Honzo and never looked back, nor will I ever be going back to little wheels again.

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    I really loved my TransAM 26er mostly because it could handle everything from gravity runs to long XC rides. I sold it and few years ago and now have the 29er version. I think 29er isn't any better or any worse, I just like the big wheels for different reasons. Either way, its the Japanese steel and spot on geometry that kept me coming back to the TransAM. Its just such a simple, fun, do it all bike.
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    I have a 26er v.1 and want a v.2 26er with no desire to go to 29. Any of you switchers or potential switchers out there with a medium to offload shoot me a pm.
    "Being smart and fit is expensive, but not as expensive as being fat and dumb" - 9.8m/s/s

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangaroo View Post
    I do love my 26" TA, and I only keep upgrading (picking up a Lyrik today!). I think my next bike will be another steel hardtail, but maybe with big hoops. I really like the honzo, but it will be while before I bite the bullet on another rig. From what I have read and heard, the TA 29er isn't the most nimble of the 29er trail frames.
    tangaroo, where have you read this? I keep trying to find reviews and threads on the TA 29er and I get the same stuff over and over and over again. But nothing about it not being the most nimble.

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    Keith, I'm just guessing on this, but due to the TA29 having longer chainstays than any other "AM 29er" it would be considered less than nimble.

    I have the TA 29er in an Xl and I find that it doesn't manual terribly easily but I think that the long wheelbase does give it a lot of stability when going super fast!

    If I was buying a new frame I probably would've gone with something different, but I found this one for $340 in almost new condition. I'm 6'4", so 29er wheels fit my frame best IMHO.

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    You know Transition is coming out with a 650b version. I used to own the 26' and loved it, but had to sell it to get some cash. Great do it all bike! Awesome company, I just ordered the 650b Bandit.

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