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    Bandit Owners:

    Did you buy your frame based on a TT length that you know works for you, or based on the height recommendations from Bandit?

    I own (and love) a Canfield Yelli-screamy in size large (622 ETT). I tried a large Bandit at my LBS (no XLs, alas), but the ETTs on the Bandits run short (596 ETT on large). The XL, however has the same 622 ETT as my Yelli. The large was noticeably short on my brief test ride, though the stand over was perfect.

    So have any of you gone with a shorter TT then you're used to with your Bandit? I run 770mm bars / 70mm stem on the Canfield.

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    I'm used to longer top tubes than the M on the Bandit. I could probably have ridden a Large but went with a Medium. Having said that Transition recommended either a Bandit in M or L for me. My preference was for M given the hoped for emphasis on bike handling
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    I'm in the same boat, coming off a large Shinobi with a 630mm ETT so going to the 596 ETT on the Bandit was quite a change. I'm running 730mm flat bars with a 70mm stem. First few rides were spent feeling strange on the bike as i'm used to low and long but once I got used to the more upright position. I'm 6'0" w/~33.5" inseam, could probably ride an XL but now that I'm used to the large I'd rather be on a bike that's easier to flick around, which the bandit loves to do.
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    I am 5'10", usually ride a M but took Transition's advice and sized up to a L with the Bandit. Swapped out the stock cockpit for a 40mm stem and a 760mm low rise bar and now the bike handles like a dream while still giving me the space I need. Not as maneuverable as the M but much more in control on the way down which is where the magic happens.

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    6', 34" inseam and I couldn't be happier with my XL. I size my bikes/frames on ETT, so I went with the XL, which matches my other two bikes' ETT measurements. However, unlike my other two bikes which have 105/110 stems and 711mm bars, I'm running a 75mm stem and a 2" rise bar that I think is about 770mm wide. Handles like a dream.

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    Just finished up my local after-work loop!

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    Bike is awesome...still!



    Hit a couple of jumps on the DH section and bike felt stable...haven't done all the jumps that I use to do on my Nomad yet, on the same trail, but once I put the HD's back on I'll feel more confident I'm sure.
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    Finally got around to taking some photos. Taken on Monday in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    Bike isn't complete yet - needs a little steerer trim, a cable re-route, the install of the new 142 x 12 axle on the rear hub and the Blackspire Stinger chainguide, and possibly some XT brakes. Otherwise, what you see is what you get. Which is really good!
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    Kenda Slant 6 DTC!!!!!

    Had to ditch the Nobby Nic's....many slip-n-slides....so Kenda Slant 6 DTC are ripping now.....hook like a MOFO and way faster then the Nic's.
    Ditched the 10 speed 175mm cranks for a a new closeout deal $ set of 9 speed 170mm cranks.....24-36T....170mm works great for spinning and overall seems better then the 175mm. Able to get a tighter chainline using the 9speed cranks with 10 speed rear componets. Ride On!!!!!!

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    What type of terrain are you riding the slant 6's on? I just tore the sidewall of my bonti xr4 rear last night and thinking about replacing it with something a little faster-rolling...i've got a slant 6 on the front of my rigid bike so i might throw that on the bandit...otherwise i've got a racing ralph 2.4 laying around...my problem is that i ride a wide variety of stuff from super rock/root technical east coast stuff to fast and flow hardpack...haven't found the perfect do-it-all tire for me yet...starting to think it doesn't exist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball View Post
    Just finished up my local after-work loop!

    Hit a couple of jumps on the DH section and bike felt stable...haven't done all the jumps that I use to do on my Nomad yet, on the same trail, but once I put the HD's back on I'll feel more confident I'm sure.
    What is the rear axle your using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz View Post
    What is the rear axle your using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    What type of terrain are you riding the slant 6's on? I just tore the sidewall of my bonti xr4 rear last night and thinking about replacing it with something a little faster-rolling...i've got a slant 6 on the front of my rigid bike so i might throw that on the bandit...otherwise i've got a racing ralph 2.4 laying around...my problem is that i ride a wide variety of stuff from super rock/root technical east coast stuff to fast and flow hardpack...haven't found the perfect do-it-all tire for me yet...starting to think it doesn't exist
    eastern PA black dirt,lots of roots,muck and some rock....plus the trail is littered with overgrowth of thorns and jaggers...the nic's got beat up in the brush..not one thorn in the casing yet.....more durable on that stuff for sure...i run the 2.0's tubeless with 4oz of slime in each tire. the nics had so much resistance when climbing and these just breeze on the ups!

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    A little Bandit 29 product testing in Squamish, BC.

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    Photo by Brad Walton, rider Sam Burkhardt.

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    New Bandit 29 Med

    Just thought I'd post pics of my Bandit 29 build

    Bandit 29 Med Green Frame
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    Sram XX 11-36t 10 spd Cassette
    Sram XO Med Cage Rear Der.
    Sram XO Ft Der.
    Sram X9 10spd Shifters
    KMC x10SL Chain
    Avid XO Polished Brakes w/ 180mm Rotors
    Easton EC70 Bars
    Lizard Skin Lock-On Grips
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    Weight: 28lbs 5ozs
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    Looks awesome!! Any reason for the Talas over the Float?
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    Angelbcel, have you gotten it to the trail yet? Spot on bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    A little Bandit 29 product testing in Squamish, BC.

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    Nice shot! I'll be there in less than a month. 3 weeks through BC (Kootenays/Coast focus) with stops in Bellingham, Duthie Hill, Hood River on the way home. SO PSYCHED!

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    Update

    There has been a few small changes on the bike since I early this year.

    Adamo Peak seat, 70mm stem(prev 90), thomson seatpost and to top it all off I got some new wheels! Wide all mountain 29" carbon rim from light-bicycle(the one discussed in the 29er forum), with alloy nipples, DT competition spokes and chris king hubs! Running nobby nics on the new wheels and still have my Hans damphs on the stans flows!

    A carbon wheelset will really improve the ride on your bandit. They're not harsh at all, matter of fact they're less harsh and really put a smile on my face at times when I noticed how smooth they are. They flex about 1 inch less side to side under finger force too so super stiff even compared to a burly stans flow. They look great with the glossy finish on the components too!
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    And when I say they put a smile on my face, I'm serious... I must of had a bit of a pedo smile because I looked up and there was some chick in front of me.... and she looked pretty freaked out! LOL
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    I thought that bike looked familiar! She really is a beauty Angel. Was cool chatting with you about it after your Table Rock ride yesterday. Maybe see you out there again soon.
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    I went for what ended up being the muddiest ride I've ever been on today. It was a new high speed flow line winding along and around Sumas Mountain. After a day of heavy rain I was assured that since it's a new, built up trail it should drain well and be fine. Instead, the fresh, young dirt turned into the deepest, slickest, clay-rich mud I've experienced. We still went fast, but our bikes were rarely pointed the direction we were moving. Also, I came face to face with a bear blocking my path on the trail, and had to nervously make my way past once he got off the trail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelbcel View Post
    Just thought I'd post pics of my Bandit 29 build

    Bandit 29 Med Green Frame
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    Fox 34 Talas 140 15mm Fork
    2013 Fox Float CTD Kashima Boost Valve w/ Trail Adjust
    Chris King Headset
    Specialized Purgatory S-Works 2.2 Tires (Set-up Tubeless)
    Raceface Turbine 24-36t Crankset w/ BB
    Sram XX 11-36t 10 spd Cassette
    Sram XO Med Cage Rear Der.
    Sram XO Ft Der.
    Sram X9 10spd Shifters
    KMC x10SL Chain
    Avid XO Polished Brakes w/ 180mm Rotors
    Easton EC70 Bars
    Lizard Skin Lock-On Grips
    Thomson X4 70mm Stem
    Rockshox Reverb Seatpost
    Thomson Seatpost Clamp
    WTB Silverado Ni-Cro Saddle
    Crankbrothers Candy 3 Pedals

    Weight: 28lbs 5ozs
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    Dang Fox seems to never be able to dial in a shock.....every year time to switch it up.....how about a trade in program for us with the 2012? How's it compare to the 2012?

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    Wet, muddy XC ride at Swinley Forest on Sunday. Gotta love the British summer - tights and overshoes mandatory!

    On a side note, I bought a Shimano SM-AX75 axle, so I'd have a quick-release rather than bolt-through. Doesn't fit! Not enough threads to tighten the q/r lever. Does that make the dropouts Shimano-ish standard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    Wet, muddy XC ride at Swinley Forest on Sunday. Gotta love the British summer - tights and overshoes mandatory!

    On a side note, I bought a Shimano SM-AX75 axle, so I'd have a quick-release rather than bolt-through. Doesn't fit! Not enough threads to tighten the q/r lever. Does that make the dropouts Shimano-ish standard?
    I thread mine in until it stops then flatten the lever, seems to work as intended? I know it doesn't look like the threading is long enough though. Mine has been fine for 3 months.
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    No, it definitely doesn't close tight enough to hold the wheel in place, at least on my bike. It was barely touching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    No, it definitely doesn't close tight enough to hold the wheel in place, at least on my bike. It was barely touching!
    Are you using the Shimano nut, or the stock nut? You are supposed to take out the nut on the driveside and replace it with the Shimano one (multi fluted) so you can clock the QR lever where you want it to line up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    Are you using the Shimano nut, or the stock nut? You are supposed to take out the nut on the driveside and replace it with the Shimano one (multi fluted) so you can clock the QR lever where you want it to line up.
    The stock nut. I took it as gospel that a standard is a standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by staz View Post
    ******2013 Fox Float CTD Kashima Boost Valve w/ Trail Adjust*******
    Dang Fox seems to never be able to dial in a shock.....every year time to switch it up.....how about a trade in program for us with the 2012? How's it compare to the 2012?
    After short ride (25 km in wet) i'd say the new CTD shock with BoostValve is very nice for a stock shock.

    The CTD lever has very good indexing and like rebound has excellent indexing too, the different positions actually do something, climb is very platform heavy, descend is good for rooty pedally sections and going downhill, i used Trail 1 on pedally root sections but Descend mode seemed more supple.

    (this ride was on M Bandit 29)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    The stock nut. I took it as gospel that a standard is a standard
    Yeah, but confusing but the axle+nut fit into dropouts that are designed to Shimano's standards. Their QR lever comes with it's own nut. So the dropout of the frame is the Shimano 142 standard, but you do have to use the entire axle kit.

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    I still dont understand this fully, obviously I have been using mine incorrectly because my QR didn't come with the nut, but I have been fully unaware its been incorrectly set up because it has worked fine for months?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    I still dont understand this fully, obviously I have been using mine incorrectly because my QR didn't come with the nut, but I have been fully unaware its been incorrectly set up because it has worked fine for months?
    That is very strange. Where did you buy the axle? It should have come with the nut. Shimano's QR nut has about 12 channels that line up with the set screw in the drop out, with those different channels you get to choose where the lever has been correctly tightened. It is integral to their design and works exactly like the Shimano partnered Fox 15mm axle.

    Here is an example of what should have been included with your axle.


    Our dropout nut only has one rotational position and it is intended to ONLY be used with our bolt on axle and the corresponding steel lock screw. It does not let you set the position that the QR lever closes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    That is very strange. Where did you buy the axle? It should have come with the nut. Shimano's QR nut has about 12 channels that line up with the set screw in the drop out, with those different channels you get to choose where the lever has been correctly tightened. It is integral to their design and works exactly like the Shimano partnered Fox 15mm axle.

    Here is an example of what should have been included with your axle.


    Our dropout nut only has one rotational position and it is intended to ONLY be used with our bolt on axle and the corresponding steel lock screw. It does not let you set the position that the QR lever closes.
    I have this same one and it works great. But yeah, you remove the factory stuff and put in the new shimamo package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    Yeah, but confusing but the axle+nut fit into dropouts that are designed to Shimano's standards. Their QR lever comes with it's own nut. So the dropout of the frame is the Shimano 142 standard, but you do have to use the entire axle kit.
    Ok, I understand now, thanks. My axle kit came with a channelled-nut, I see how it should work. Too late for me, because I've returned the axle for a refund now

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    Ok, I understand now, thanks. My axle kit came with a channelled-nut, I see how it should work. Too late for me, because I've returned the axle for a refund now
    Oh well. On a plus side, our bolt on axle is lighter weight than the Shimano QR. It's a weight savings thing for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    Oh well. On a plus side, our bolt on axle is lighter weight than the Shimano QR. It's a weight savings thing for you...
    Heheh! Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude View Post
    I just started to consider a 29er about a week and a half ago. I come from a DH/FR/AM background and really liked all the numbers surrounding this bike. I can confirm that the Bandit is pure awesomeness. The only 29er I've ever rode was about 7 years ago- a Canyon rigid SS. So looking to reduce my stable I'm selling my 2011 Enduro and P2 street bike- enter the Bandit. I looked for a longer travel 29er with trail bike geometry and arrived at this bike.

    The only changes I've made are the Shimano XT brakes and a Command post. Frame size is a large, - weight is around 32lbs

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    hello, is tte 12x142mm axle incl. with the bandit 29 frame?
    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    hello, is tte 12x142mm axle incl. with the bandit 29 frame?
    thank you.
    Yes it is included. Not a QR but nice and stout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    Yes it is included. Not a QR but nice and stout.
    thanks

    hope that works with my ringle charger rear wheel and the new conversion kit from ringle 12x142mm caps

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    thanks

    hope that works with my ringle charger rear wheel and the new conversion kit from ringle 12x142mm caps
    Should not be an issue. The only difference in the two 142x 12mm standards is the way the thru axle interfaces with the dropouts.
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    If any of you wagon-wheel riders are looking to unload an XL Bandit frame give me a holler!!

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    I've been loving my Bandit29 for enduro racing this summer. I did a couple rounds of the Oregon Enduro Series and last weekend raced the Capitol Forest Enduro in Washington. I'm just bummed the season is over. Can't wait until next year!


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    Dolomiti - Italy

    my bandit has been breathing clean air this past weekend

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    Does anyone know where I can snag a large Frame or complete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atekt View Post
    Does anyone know where I can snag a large Frame or complete?
    if you have trouble finding a new large frame/complete, there are a few sweet L B29 builds for sale on pinkbike at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    Wet, muddy XC ride at Swinley Forest on Sunday. Gotta love the British summer - tights and overshoes mandatory!

    On a side note, I bought a Shimano SM-AX75 axle, so I'd have a quick-release rather than bolt-through. Doesn't fit! Not enough threads to tighten the q/r lever. Does that make the dropouts Shimano-ish standard?
    Any chance you could give us some feedback on how the bike handles at Swinley?

    It's my local spot and l'm interested in how it feels with the constant small ups and downs, standing up stomping etc...Have a covert and find it a bit of a chore round there, so much so that I'm currently on a rigid Cotic Solaris which flys round. Going to sell the covert and get a 29er full suss but didn't want to make the same mistake again and over bike myself with too much travel.

    Any advice much appreciated. Surrey hills is my other local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim.johnston View Post
    Any chance you could give us some feedback on how the bike handles at Swinley?

    It's my local spot and l'm interested in how it feels with the constant small ups and downs, standing up stomping etc...Have a covert and find it a bit of a chore round there, so much so that I'm currently on a rigid Cotic Solaris which flys round. Going to sell the covert and get a 29er full suss but didn't want to make the same mistake again and over bike myself with too much travel.

    Any advice much appreciated. Surrey hills is my other local.
    It handles Swinley just fine Flows with ease around the, uh, flowy bits. Fast as you like around the bermy bits. Does constantly beg to be thrown off stuff, though

    Think it really depends what you're used to, I've been riding a long time and gravitate towards bikes that you can rag downhill. My other 29er is a carbon Tallboy. Of the two, I'd take the Bandit to Swinley, unless I was going for a solo blast (read: training). Taking the Bandit always makes for a fun ride, I love this bike!!!

    Surrey Hills - Judges Seat drop and Two-Headed Dog are perfectly do-able on the B29

    I'm not really a stand-and-stomp kinda rider (ex- time triallist), but can tell you that the bike sprints plenty well enough. I haven't ridden a Covert, but my last 26er XC bike was a Knolly Delerium-T. If you want to have a ride on my Bandit 29, PM me and we can maybe set something up? How tall are you?

    Meanwhile, I'm just back from a road trip to Scotland. In the last week, I've ridden.....

    Mon - Mabie
    Tue - Ae Forest
    Wed - Kirroughtree
    Thu - Dalbeattie + Newcastleton
    Fri - Glentress
    Sat - Innerleithen + Glentress
    Sun - Whinlatter

    ...and the Bandit rode faultlessly. Sadly, a rock strike at Glentress has dented the downtube! Noooooo!!!

    Hey, Transition guys - any chance of a "crash replacement" for a white Covert 29 please?
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    Hey, thanks for all the detail, you've made my mind up!

    Just needed to hear from someone local who can vouch for its sprinting capabilities. I too prefer a playful bike over a speed machine any day but the covert was way too much for me and I tended to wallow around a bit on it. Great fun further afield in Wales though.

    I have a demo booked for tomorrow and the chance to get one of the last 2012 completes in medium. I'm 5'10 so right on the edge of a large, but that would mean waiting for the 2013. I'm sure with a few tweaks it will fit. I'll find out tomorrow in any case.

    Thanks for the offer of a test ride, if all goes well I may see you on the trails on a green one!

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    No problem, Tim. We have a regular sprint point at Swinley, it's the drain cover at the top of the long fire-road near the dirt-jump gulley, so I can vouch for it's abilities.

    My XL may've been a bit big, then! I'll look out for you.... Good luck with the test ride tomorrow

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    Here is mine





    Great bike but the freehub broke after two months. Transition sent me a replacement free of charge immediately but I am sure it will break again because the inner walls of the freehub are too thin. Perhaps Hope or Chris King will be more suitable to my riding (and way more expensive )





    Am I the only one having this problem?
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    awesome bike!

    But no.... I have not seen that problem before, hopefully just some bad luck!
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    Has anyone had a Fox 120mm fork on the front on a B29....

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    They will soon enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    They will soon enough...
    That is a 2012 B29r Joel RW....

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    Still really enjoying the bike. Ditched the 2x10 and put a chain guide on it.


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    So sweet! Like the bikes

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    That is awesome, did you do it yourself?

    Stripped and clearcoated?
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    +1 nice looking bike, I've thought about doing the same to mine once the paint starts scuffing up...called around and apparently there's a place in town (Toronto) that'll strip the frame for $60 via chemical dip, not too bad at all...
    ride, eat, sleep, repeat

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    Can the 2012 Bandit Two9 run an external bottom headset cup? .....looking at plugging in the Fox F29 120mm.....


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    The Bandit29 uses a Zero Stack headset top and bottom. I'm not sure that they is a manufacturer making an external cup lower headset for 56mm diameters.

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    just ordered my B29 '12 frame today (pewter, M)
    pics are coming soon

    it will replace my Covert '10

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    Can't believe I've had my bike for two weeks and haven't added it to this thread.

    Here she is...

    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Nice build! Question for you. How many spacers did you have to use on the drive side for your XT crank and BB to work?

    I tried mine during the build but even with one spacer on the drive side it was way to close for comfort with the chainstay. I then installed the sram BB and crank and that had more space away from the chainstay.

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    In case anyone is interested, I have a Medium Bandit 29 for sale in the Classifieds section..

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Nice build! Question for you. How many spacers did you have to use on the drive side for your XT crank and BB to work?

    I tried mine during the build but even with one spacer on the drive side it was way to close for comfort with the chainstay. I then installed the sram BB and crank and that had more space away from the chainstay.
    I took a quick look and I only had to use one spacer for the XT Cranks.
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    140 Reba + 1.5' CC Angle Set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esku View Post
    140 Reba + 1.5' CC Angle Set.
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    Sharp! Diggin the '13 colors (on the bandit anyways)

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    2013 Bandi 29 XL
    Reverb post
    Fox 34 at 130mm
    XT brakes
    and the rest is build kit that came with it. Still need to cutdown some hoses and maybe a Stans/Hadley wheelset next year. I gotta say that after 3 rides I am thoroughly impressed. The best way to descride the ride is FUN! I don't know what magic ingredient you put in the mixing bowl at Transition, but this bike is dialed.

    It loves rocks!


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    now ready to ride.


    Fox Foat 34/140
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    Maiden Voyage

    Maiden Voyage on my 2013 Bandit 29. Lot's of WOW'S! Woohoo's! and Yehaw's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgcharlie View Post
    Maiden Voyage on my 2013 Bandit 29. Lot's of WOW'S! Woohoo's! and Yehaw's!
    Is that a proto Xfusion fork?
    Abandoned the 26" wheel in May '03

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowbike View Post
    now ready to ride.


    Fox Foat 34/140
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    Very nice...what are the specs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    Is that a proto Xfusion fork?
    No it's a Slide 29 with a 15mm thru-Axle. Set at 120.

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    X-Fusion is the best fork on the market..Hands down
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    Is that a proto Xfusion fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by In-Yo-Grill View Post
    Very nice...what are the specs?
    look at the pictures

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    2013 White Bandit

    Size L
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    1*9 setup (for now)
    Pacenti TL28 on Hope
    and a Reverb post..

    30lb and ready to ROCK
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    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewOriginal View Post
    Size L
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    Pacenti TL28 on Hope
    and a Reverb post..

    30lb and ready to ROCK
    Seems heavier than I would have thought, for such a light build. Looks awesome!

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    Pic from early summer I came across again! A muddy good time that day. I remember it well because I came face to face with a big black bear while by myself in an area I didn't know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Pic from early summer I came across again! A muddy good time that day. I remember it well because I came face to face with a big black bear while by myself in an area I didn't know.

    Haha you always take great shots, do you ride mud often and does it take a toll on your reverb?
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    I ride year round (though less in winter) and Vancouver winters are pretty muddy! This is the second winter the bike has seen and (knock on wood) the Reverb has required zero maintenance and works as well as new.

    Thanks on the photo quality... I have a decent camera and enjoy using it

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    My new XL Bandit. Can't wait for the first ride....

    <a href="http://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/1298488"><img src="http://fstatic0.mtb-news.de/f/kd/26/kd26hylydyxn/thumb_IMG_1205.JPG?0"></a>
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    the 14.2 kg i've seen in another forum
    what about embedding a smaller pic, even if the frame is XL?

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    Can someone with 2013 B29 (with a 120mm fork) measure your static bottom bracket height? Trying to decide whether I can get away with an angled headset or not. Thanks.

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    So stoked on this thing!

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    Any particular reason you're not using the dropper post cable routing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coiler-d View Post
    Wow...I REALLY like that blue. Did you do an angleset and if so, how much?

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    -1.5 degrees

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    Angleset 1.5'
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    XX1 looks proper on the B29. Nice ride/build!

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    Thanks, I am really happy with this thing so far. It turned out just as I hoped, light enough to do some casually competitive racing, yet still a blast as a trail bike!

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    Just finished my build... What do you think?
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    Medium 2013 stealth black/grey
    Revelation RCT3 140 20mm
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    Element nickel-wide bars cut to 730mm
    yellow esi grips
    Reverb 125
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    E13 TRS+ chainguide (only the top part for trail riding)
    Formula the one brakes (180-160)
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    Weight on the bathroom scales 12,4 kg... That is quite a bit less than what I was hoping for!

    Can't wait to take her out!

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    I think it's great!

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    Nice touch with the yellow components. I like it a lot!!
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    this thread needs more love...my new '13 build kit 2. Sorry for crappy phone pic.
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    just some small updates: Tires, LEV, Pedals, Discs, Stem. The stem on the picture is not mounted anymore.


    next updates: Pike, Angleset, 66sick el Flaco. maybe 1x9 instead of 2x9

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    Transition Bandit 29 photo thread

    New, shiny, and clean...

    Took a few pictures of my new B29 before the inaugural ride today.






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