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    Transition Bandit 29 photo thread

    They've started to show up.

    Post'em up boyz! Makes the wait easier for the rest of us!
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    Here's a Pewter XL build that I received pics from Transition a few weeks back when I was inquiring about it and the TransAM 29er. Looks great!!!

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    I posted this in the other thread, but I'll also put it in here. Kyle's bike that North Shore Bike Shop had form a couple weeks for demo.
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    The green medium Bandit that's currently North Shore Bike Shop's store stock, but could become my own bike in due time:


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    Keep'em coming while waiting for my black 29 frame
    So any one with a black frame here?

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    Videos accepted too...

    This is almost a better product video than the original one: Bandit 29er ridden in Europe, including bike parks and a Mega! Awesome.


    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/29153046?portrait=0" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/29153046">Transition Eurobike Trip 2011</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4108505">Transition Bikes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    3:00 in the video really demonstrates the great features of the bike.

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    Stayed tuned for full photoshoot in the snow covered North Shore tomorrow...


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    My XL green frame should be here on Thursday can't wait !
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Stayed tuned for full photoshoot in the snow covered North Shore tomorrow...
    With a full ride report/review!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    Stayed tuned for full photoshoot in the snow covered North Shore tomorrow...
    Hot like fire! looks awesome! Wish my wheels would show up already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin View Post
    With a full ride report/review!
    That's how I got the bike in the first place so yes. :-)

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    I've said it before.....I'll say it again..... the B29 standing still looks so right, you have to look a 2nd time to see that it's a 29r.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball View Post
    Hot like fire! looks awesome! Wish my wheels would show up already!
    Which wheelset did you decide on?
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    Feature article with some great photos to come, but the short story is holy crap that's a fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Which wheelset did you decide on?
    Went with King hubs, flow rims, dtswiss spokes/nips (blue/black combo w/silver nips).

    Long story short...builder is having issues, not sure if he'll come thru...maybe have to re-order from someone else or buy temporary setup.
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    Too many posts without pics.


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    The bike really stands out!

    No snow here in north east Australia but that looks like some terrain.

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    Huck that LBS! I'll finish the Bandit review in February and start on the Bandit 29er review in late March/April
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    Got the front wheel adapters the other day and was able to get the front wheel on and get some pictures. Can't wait to get some riding in.

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    That pewter is siiiick.

    Love Renthal grips

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    Pewter does look great! Nice build!!!

    What's the weight on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin View Post
    Pewter does look great! Nice build!!!

    What's the weight on that?
    I didn't think I was going to like the pewter that much, but I'm glad I got it. I think it turned out really well.

    30.8 lbs on the scale and it's a large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsg04 View Post
    I didn't think I was going to like the pewter that much, but I'm glad I got it. I think it turned out really well.

    30.8 lbs on the scale and it's a large.
    Bike looks awesome! We also expect a ride report!

    Cheers, enjoy!
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    Great looking ride. I am wondering about the fit of the large frame...how tall are you? I'm 5'11", but like a little smaller frame usually...also, what length stem are you using? The silver/pewter/black looks way better live than on the website pics! N I C E !
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    You know you would too.


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    I love the green and the pewter equally, but I went pewter because of the parts I ordered

    fingers crossed the bike arrives tomorrow..

    ps. I would love to see a green frame, with both kashima, brown leather seat and any other brown/gold blings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    I love the green and the pewter equally, but I went pewter because of the parts I ordered
    Tough choice between the two. Both look great!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Can we get a couple of close ups of the Reverb routing?

    Chers!
    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    wizzler is a must. although then it consumes all your waking and sleeping thoughts until you can return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBoyScout View Post
    You know you would too.

    Sound like it's getting some new wheels when it takes up permanent residence with you. Nice work. (I skied with Matt this morning and mentioned you pulled the trigger)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin View Post
    Can we get a couple of close ups of the Reverb routing?

    Chers!
    Not mine. Copy + paste from Transition's FB page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin View Post
    We also expect a ride report! Cheers, enjoy!
    For sure! Hopefully get on it one day this weekend.


    Quote Originally Posted by swaneedawg View Post
    Great looking ride. I am wondering about the fit of the large frame...how tall are you? I'm 5'11", but like a little smaller frame usually...also, what length stem are you using? The silver/pewter/black looks way better live than on the website pics! N I C E !
    I'm the same... 5'11". It has a 70mm stem on it. I thought 60mm would be too short for my taste. We'll see how it goes...

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    Sweet

    XL 7.15 lbs with shock
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    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    XL 7.15 lbs with shock
    You hit the gully gap yet?

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    Get that XL Green built up quick, loved to see it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck_Finn_77 View Post
    You hit the gully gap yet?
    thats already a topic of discussion haha

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    Sneak peak of mine.. we had an issue building it so wont see full pictures till early next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Sneak peak of mine.. we had an issue building it so wont see full pictures till early next week.

    Same here my rear brake line is not long enough but I moved it to the TT so I can ride it tomorrow
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Sick Bike

    Great first ride one word Awesome !
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    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Sneak peak of mine.. we had an issue building it so wont see full pictures till early next week.
    Parts issue or frame issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Parts issue or frame issue?
    parts issue, nobody else will have this problem so don't worry.

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    One of the first things I noticed on the frame was the sexy big welds!

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    Is this replacing your Rune? I haven't noticed any updates from you in the Banshee forum, so I just assumed all is well with yours. I have concerns as I just finished building a new XL Rune frame that I picked up from DNZ about 6 months ago. It's heading to the Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival next month for a couple of days of shuttle runs in the Blue Mountains, so I am hoping no problems pop up.

    I'm 6'-4" tall and wondering how you feel on the Transition at 6-5 and a 24.5" top tube.

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    Better pics in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    Great first ride one word Awesome !
    WICKED air!

    Not too shabby for wagon wheels! Between your pics and LostBoyScout's North Shore rip... there should be silence among the doubters. Ha!
    Let us know how it rides. Climbing, cornerig etc.

    Cheers!
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    Jealous...still no wheels
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    Sweet!

    Are those decals under clear coat, or can they be removed?


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    Steve,

    Any chance I could meet you at Patapsco one day to take a quick spin on your Bandit? I'm debating selling my Yeti and the Bandit 29er is at the top of the list of replacements. Maybe a quick ride is all I need to make my decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball View Post
    Jealous...still no wheels😰
    Same here. Pretty much no snow all winter... new bike arrives and so does a good bit of snow. Oh well it's going to be warm and raining tomorrow so it should melt that snow quick. There is always next weekend.

    Anyone else get a ride in on their new machine?

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    Yeah I got one ride it and then it snowed I figured once I got the bike it would but today was super fun and we even got in some shuttle runs
    That's fine next week I will be in north Florida riding trails ;
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    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    Yeah I got one ride it and then it snowed I figured once I got the bike it would but today was super fun and we even got in some shuttle runs
    That's fine next week I will be in north Florida riding trails ;
    you need a black seat post. looks great though. i've got a green one coming as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmjunky View Post
    you need a black seat post. looks great though. i've got a green one coming as well.
    Thanks and I am waiting for the Kashima coated seat post when they are available
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrackerasscracker View Post
    Thanks and I am waiting for the Kashima coated seat post when they are available
    where are you getting that from

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    Pretty sure it's the fox dropper seat post, I don't think it's being sold yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qfactor03 View Post
    I'm 6'-4" tall and wondering how you feel on the Transition at 6-5 and a 24.5" top tube.
    Curious to know as well, same height, and my TransAM is starting to feel a bit cramped.
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    are they still saying 2013 release. don't think i will use a dropper on the bandit. will defiantly be using one on the covert when it arrives though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Sweet!

    Are those decals under clear coat, or can they be removed?
    If it's the same as the 450s and 250s my friends have, they are under the clear coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Sweet!

    Are those decals under clear coat, or can they be removed?
    They are under the clearcoat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    They are under the clearcoat.
    Thanks...any chance of a raw finish option?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Thanks...any chance of a raw finish option?
    No plan for a raw finish. Sorry!

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    I just received the frame this past Monday, and have just been able to "mock" the frame up to see which size I would feel comfortable on riding in my area. The large is just right for my 5'11" frame. I will probably use a 70-75mm stem with a 40mm rise wide Gravity Carbon DH bar...don't know which brand of stem. It will have all XT drivetrain group, American Classic AM wheelset, Fox Talas 34mm fork, Fox RP-23 rear shock...this bike is exactly the bike I wanted to build. Thanks Cam, Carl, Kyle, and the good folks at Transition!

    Here some pics of the "mock" up build. I am glad that I had both sizes to compare. We have one more medium pewter frame in stock, and will be getting another black/white medium frame coming in March!

    I put the headset, fork, stem, handlebars, seatpost and saddle on the frame to figure out what size I needed. Large is perfect on this frame!!!


    The pics show a Panaracer Rampage on the front, and a Kenda Nevegal 2.2 on American Classic AM wheels with the 135mm spacing adapters (they work great)


    I think that the Maxxis Ardent 2.4 will be a great fit front and rear...I will put those on the rims and see?


    The white wheels with the red hubs just pop...on this frame! I am going to use SRAM X.0 front and rear 185mm brakes, and all XT drive train.


    I'm glad that Transition makes the frame universal in the rear-spacing with the needed drop out adapters (142mm spacing standard).


    I hope to finish the build by the middle of next week...already the 2012 bicycle season has started...we were slammed in the shop today! I really believe that this will build up to less than 30lbs. pretty easily without sacrificing any necessary strength...we'll see!
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    [QUOTE=I'm the same... 5'11". It has a 70mm stem on it. I thought 60mm would be too short for my taste. We'll see how it goes...[/QUOTE]

    I am right there with you...thanks for the advice. I hope to finish my build early next week!
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    That black frame with white rims looks awesome!!! Thanks for posting!
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    My Bandit 29

    Greetings from Israel...
    Here is my Black/white medium Bandit 29 with Transition kit along with a Reverb and 785 XT pedals.
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    the black bandits are looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    the black bandits are looking good
    This is a very cool ride...ORCA...the KILLER WHALE...
    any time spent riding a bicycle is re-cycled goodness....

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    My Beauty!!!

    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

    Oh, mind the crazy mess, I work at a dental lab
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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

    Oh, mind the crazy mess, I work at a dental lab
    Hot tip! Loosen your QR and spin the post a full 360 (I think counter clockwise is best?). That way when your post goes up and down the housing will move like a spring instead of bowing out like that.

    Nice update to the stock build!

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    Thanks, I'll did it. I can't thank you guys enough for a totally fun bike. It's just amazing how it rolls and helps me climb better- I need as much help climbing as possible! I let my buddy ride it for a bit and you may have a new customer (trying to share the cool aid)!
    I'm GNARcissistic

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    Quote Originally Posted by swaneedawg View Post
    I just received the frame this past Monday, and have just been able to "mock" the frame up to see which size I would feel comfortable on riding in my area. The large is just right for my 5'11" frame. I will probably use a 70-75mm stem with a 40mm rise wide Gravity Carbon DH bar...don't know which brand of stem. It will have all XT drivetrain group, American Classic AM wheelset, Fox Talas 34mm fork, Fox RP-23 rear shock...this bike is exactly the bike I wanted to build. Thanks Cam, Carl, Kyle, and the good folks at Transition!

    Here some pics of the "mock" up build. I am glad that I had both sizes to compare. We have one more medium pewter frame in stock, and will be getting another black/white medium frame coming in March!

    I put the headset, fork, stem, handlebars, seatpost and saddle on the frame to figure out what size I needed. Large is perfect on this frame!!!


    The pics show a Panaracer Rampage on the front, and a Kenda Nevegal 2.2 on American Classic AM wheels with the 135mm spacing adapters (they work great)


    I think that the Maxxis Ardent 2.4 will be a great fit front and rear...I will put those on the rims and see?


    The white wheels with the red hubs just pop...on this frame! I am going to use SRAM X.0 front and rear 185mm brakes, and all XT drive train.


    I'm glad that Transition makes the frame universal in the rear-spacing with the needed drop out adapters (142mm spacing standard).


    I hope to finish the build by the middle of next week...already the 2012 bicycle season has started...we were slammed in the shop today! I really believe that this will build up to less than 30lbs. pretty easily without sacrificing any necessary strength...we'll see!
    Hey SD.....Good chat yesterday about your Bandit build...Lets hear a Wilsons Creek ride report ASAP!!!!!!

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    Here's my XL bandit!

    I've had this beast for about 5 weeks now and it has been a blast! Now if only the snow would melt again around Boulder so I can take it out again.

    Stock build from Transition with following upgrades:
    Shimano XT brakes
    Thomson 50mm stem
    Sunline V1.05 bars 745mm
    Specialized Command Post Blacklite
    Specialized Henge Saddle
    Shimano M647 spds
    Blackspire Stinger dual ring guide

    Weight comes in around 32 lbs



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    ^ Nice build. How tall are you and how's the fit? The high saddle and 38mm rise bars lead me to believe you're tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ Nice build. How tall are you and how's the fit? The high saddle and 38mm rise bars lead me to believe you're tall.
    Hah. You would be correct I am tall. 6'5" to be exact.

    The fit is actually quite good. It was a tad cramped until I installed the command post which has an offset. In the future I may even drop the bars to 25mm rise for a bit better climbing. (Some new red deity dirty 30's perhaps)

    I should also mention that I tend to like "smaller" feeling bikes coming from a DH background. And you may say that an XL 29er is by no means small, but I assure you that as far as XL frames go the bandit is a tad on the small side.

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    Nice FJDAN, I just added the Blackspire stinger to my bike as well, lost a chain on every ride before the purchase. Is that typical with 2x10 systems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude View Post
    Nice FJDAN, I just added the Blackspire stinger to my bike as well, lost a chain on every ride before the purchase. Is that typical with 2x10 systems?
    That sounds a bit odd.. is it dropping during shift?

    And also, when the cables stretched on my front derailleur being a new bike and all.. even with the lower chain guide it still dropped chains until I re-adjusted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demodude View Post
    Nice FJDAN, I just added the Blackspire stinger to my bike as well, lost a chain on every ride before the purchase. Is that typical with 2x10 systems?
    Not particularly.. I wouldn't expect chain drops to be any more frequent on a 2x10 system than that of a 3x10. I depends on your drivetrain components of course, and especially your derailleurs chain tension. However I was actually thoroughly impressed with the stock X7 drivetrain from Transitions build, its shifts quite well and I've only dropped a chain a few times- those times were only on really rough (DH bike worthy) descents. I was also pleasantly surprised to find carbon on the X7 derailleur, supposedly SRAM has upped their lineup for 2012 and the X7 is technically comparable to the old X9.

    Now with the Blackspire Stinger installed, I don't expect to drop a chain again. Although I have not yet had a chance to test it out because it won't stop snowing in Boulder

    IMO, the slight weight penalty of a chainguide is definitely well worth it if you plan on riding rough terrain.

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    Here's some follow-up info on the Bandit I built from the frame up! All XT drivetrain, 2012 X.0 brakes, Fox Talas 34 fork, Fox RP23 (both shock and fork with Kashima coating). Gravity carbon bars, FSA headset, Thomson stem and seatpost, Panaracer Rampages 2.35's, American Classic AM wheelset, WTB Valcom ti saddle. Bike is everything I have ever wanted in a great ride! Thanks Transition, Thanks Cam! You guys have a winner here!





    Complete bike build in large 29.8 lbs...

    This bike is...in a word...GREAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swaneedawg View Post
    Here's some follow-up info on the Bandit I buildt from the frame up! All XT drivetrain, 2012 X.0 brakes, Fox Talas 34 fork, Fox RP23 (both shock and fork with Kashima coating). Bike is everything I have ever wanted in a great ride! Thanks Transition, Thanks Cam! You guys have a winner here!

    Complete bike build in large 29.8 lbs...

    This bike is...in a word...GREAT!
    GREAT looking bike swaneedawg! Wish I was finished with mine. Very, very close

    Hope to be in the 28lb range...but may have to go with different tires to achieve it. The HD tires are between 1.8 and 2lbs ea in 2.35 which is what i tend to ride most often.

    What size are those Panaracers?

    Like the DTSwiss rear axle...is that the 10mm or 12mm?

    How many inches is that stem spacer and how does that feel currently?

    How many inches did you cut the fork steer tube?

    Thx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball View Post
    GREAT looking bike swaneedawg! Wish I was finished with mine. Very, very close

    Hope to be in the 28lb range...but may have to go with different tires to achieve it. The HD tires are between 1.8 and 2lbs ea in 2.35 which is what i tend to ride most often.

    What size are those Panaracers?
    2.35's with tubes (and Stan's in the tubes) don't trust tubeless...I could have used less spacers...I will change that later. I am stoked with riding this bike! I cannot emphasize that enough. If you like to ride techy trails in tight quarters with some climbing, a lot of tech sections, and nasty dh sections...this bike can handle it all! Good luck with your build...get some aspirin for after the ride...you'll cramp in the face from smiling so much!!!

    ...and @ Lowball...the stem spacing is currently at 20 (2x10mm), and the headset top piece (close to 20mm as well). The bars are about 50mm rise so I'll end up cutting the steerer tube with just one 20mm spacer (I'll leave enough at the top to stack a ten if need be...it felt like it was just a tad high, but just lowered my body when climbing. Enjoy your new ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swaneedawg View Post
    2.35's with tubes (and Stan's in the tubes) don't trust tubeless...I could have used less spacers...I will change that later. I am stoked with riding this bike! I cannot emphasize that enough. If you like to ride techy trails in tight quarters with some climbing, a lot of tech sections, and nasty dh sections...this bike can handle it all! Good luck with your build...get some aspirin for after the ride...you'll cramp in the face from smiling so much!!!
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    ...sorry for the phone pic but...

    My frame arrived at the shop last week!!! They were awesome enough to send me a picture, as I'm outta town until next week!

    Will keep you posted on the build. So stoked on this bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowball View Post
    GREAT looking bike swaneedawg! Wish I was finished with mine. Very, very close
    You still waiting on wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    That sounds a bit odd.. is it dropping during shift?

    And also, when the cables stretched on my front derailleur being a new bike and all.. even with the lower chain guide it still dropped chains until I re-adjusted.
    No, the dropped chain would occure during downhill runs over rough rock gardens. To be fair I've had trouble keeping a chain on all of my bikes. I ran a Hammerschmidt on my Enduro which I loved because I never lost a front chain ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsg04 View Post
    You still waiting on wheels?
    No, all laced up and ready to go.

    Waiting on pm front brake adaptor, p30 chain guide and 12x142 shimano thru axle.

    It's coming together!

    Gotta cut the steer tube, and get some derailular housing too.
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    This bike is on my shortlist of 29er's to buy. How are you guys finding the ride? Are you running 120 or 140 up front and why? How does the Bandit 29er compare with other 29ers?

    Your opinions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    sneek peak

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    Rear setup




    Put some pedals and a chain on the scale along with the bike...looking like 30lbs with the Schwalbe HD in 2.35 (1.86lb and 2lbs - two different compounds).
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    This will be a sick build!! What roller/guide is that? No chainstay protection?
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    Looking good homes! I've been waiting on wheels for 3 weeks and the suspense is driving me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    This will be a sick build!! What roller/guide is that? No chainstay protection?
    Thanks! Painstakingly slow I know...

    Gamut P30 Dual Ring Boomerang roller/guide.

    Chainstay protection will be hockey stick grip tape...still need to purchase it.
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    I like the blue hubs with the green frame. Very Factory Kawasaki.
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    N i c e !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Willanholly View Post
    I like the blue hubs with the green frame. Very Factory Kawasaki.
    I'm feelin' it!
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    That thing is coming together nice. Some serious parts on that bike.

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    Has anyone here tried converting the stock Transition Revolution 29er wheels to tubeless?

    I'm considering using the Stans "all-mountain" size 29er rim strips to convert. The strips are 26mm in width which i figure should fit the inner diameter of the 28mm rims pretty well.

    I will likely be running specialized purgatory in the front and captain in the back with the tubeless setup.

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    She's finally home! Large Green. Sorry about the crappy phone pics but was too excited!

    MANDATORY couch pictures...

    Had the Chris King inset and fork/stem installed at the shop.
    The fork is a Black Float - through Transition. Looks beefy, almost like a Fox 36! Finish is beautiful.
    Went with the same stem as Transition has on their build - kinda keep the geo the same.

    Waiting on wheels and drivetrain... come on USPS and CanadaPost!!!

    The green looks MUCH better live. Vibrant, not as lime green as it shows in the pics.
    Hope to have it built in two weeks. Will report back on weight and hopefully ride.






    Edit:
    Added a couple bits in the meantime and took a picture without flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro.nin View Post
    She's finally home! Large Green. Sorry about the crappy phone pics but was too excited!

    MANDATORY couch pictures...

    Had the Chris King inset and fork/stem installed at the shop.
    The fork is a Black Float - through Transition. Looks beefy, almost like a Fox 36! Finish is beautiful.

    The green looks MUCH better live. Vibrant, not as lime green as it shows in the pics.
    Hope to have it built in two weeks.

    Edit:
    Added a couple bits in the meantime and took a picture without flash.

    I love the way it looks without the flash. Can't wait to see this one built up...

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    That's the same question that's been running around my head lately. I'll prob us th the stock ardents
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