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    Road Gap Pic

    This is from Saturday riding with a bunch of buddies on Kevmo's bach party (dude standing in the background). I'll post some more later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    This is from Saturday riding with a bunch of buddies on Kevmo's bach party (dude standing in the background). I'll post some more later.

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    Well, whatever feeling of achievement I experienced from actually being able to post here has quickly escaped thanks to MtnBiker1978 rocking big air on a Vagrant and ebxtreme kindly showing how to launch a road gap. Thanks guys. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Well, whatever feeling of achievement I experienced from actually being able to post here has quickly escaped thanks to MtnBiker1978 rocking big air on a Vagrant and ebxtreme kindly showing how to launch a road gap. Thanks guys. ;-)
    LOL.....

    Nickle, in truth, I've been eyeing up that roadgap for a long while. I just never had the cajones to make it happen.....even with a massively long and buttery-smooth tranny. It's roughly 10+ up and 15+ out, so the speed issue was what I always felt unsure about. Thankfully, my buddy Armando had hit it before me and told me where I needed to lay off the brakes. I just didn't want to short it because it would've been straight to flat.....so, so armed with that info., I gave'r a couple of times and landed it ok. Talk about adrenaline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelebebbel
    and I finally got a picture of me + my preston

    How's your Preston on the jumps? I'm looking into the 07 Preston or BottleRocket, and leaning towards the Preston. I want a trailbike that's capable of sessioning the local dirt jumps every once in while when i get bored.

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    its great for jumping! Very confidence inspiring.
    I run a fairly stiff spring for my weight (500lb/in spring, 160lb rider w/o gear), so the rear end feels solid and responsive. The whole bike is quick handling, short chainstays and so on, so the short travel suspension is a good match for that.

    It can take quite a beating, too, and has saved me more than once after casing or ridiculously overshooting stuff...

    I've never tried "actual" dirt jumping on this, but I'd imagine you might want to have air adjustable shock and fork, so you adapt the suspension to trailriding and DJing.
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    its great for jumping! Very confidence inspiring.
    I run a fairly stiff spring for my weight (500lb/in spring, 160lb rider w/o gear), so the rear end feels solid and responsive. The whole bike is quick handling, short chainstays and so on, so the short travel suspension is a good match for that.

    It can take quite a beating, too, and has saved me more than once after casing or ridiculously overshooting stuff...

    I've never tried "actual" dirt jumping on this, but I'd imagine you might want to have air adjustable shock and fork, so you adapt the suspension to trailriding and DJing.
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    Man, I am going back and forth.... I think I am going to go with the BR, with an '08 36 Talas (or something similar) up front. I just can't help how damn SEXY it is! Anyways, I can just use my MC Rumble when I want to go for a longer trail ride .

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    The BR is not all that different from a preston. It's a bit heavier, the shock is a bit longer and it has .5" more travel...

    the main difference for me was that the large preston comes with a slightly longer seattube. I have long legs. On a large BR, even a 400mm seatpost would hardly be long enough.
    I've only tried a BR with a 66 and it was slaaaack (and heavy), but with a 36 it would probably be a good hardcore trailbike as well.


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    Yeah, I am only 5'8, but most of that is in my torso. My legs are short and stocky , so I can probably get away with the slack ST angle and ride the BR as an EXTREME trailbike. Plus, I figure I can build it up semi-light and force it uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalNhobbs
    Yeah, I am only 5'8, but most of that is in my torso. My legs are short and stocky , so I can probably get away with the slack ST angle and ride the BR as an EXTREME trailbike. Plus, I figure I can build it up semi-light and force it uphill.
    It climbs well if you build it right. Mines at about 33# right now, and it'll claw its way up just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    It climbs well if you build it right. Mines at about 33# right now, and it'll claw its way up just about anything.
    That's pretty low! What's the spec? I estimated I could probably get my build down to a little over 34, with parts I am pretty confident won't break under my weight (ie thompson, easton, saints). If I got Hones instead of Saints, it would be around 34 on the nose...

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    DHX
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    Quote Originally Posted by lelebebbel
    The BR is not all that different from a preston. It's a bit heavier, the shock is a bit longer and it has .5" more travel...

    the main difference for me was that the large preston comes with a slightly longer seattube. I have long legs. On a large BR, even a 400mm seatpost would hardly be long enough.
    I've only tried a BR with a 66 and it was slaaaack (and heavy), but with a 36 it would probably be a good hardcore trailbike as well.


    Are you sure about the extra travel?

    I thought they bumped the Preston up to 5.5 with the longer stroke shock for 2007.

    I know the 06 and earlier had 5-4 inches and 1.5 stroke, but that's why I never bought one, cause I would've been slamming that sucker home on every hit.

    Anyone confirm this?

    I've been on the edge of buying an RFX, but the Preston seems like a slightly better choice as I don't need 6.4' of travel for hardcore riding (long legs ) and the lower BB of the Preston would just destroy turns and steeps on the North Shore.

    PLEASE ANYONE LET ME KNOW!
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    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    The '07 Preston gets 120mm (4.72") out of a 2" stroke shock. That's a change from the older ones, which had either 100mm (3.94") or 120mm of travel from a 1.5" stroke shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    The '07 Preston gets 120mm (4.72") out of a 2" stroke shock. That's a change from the older ones, which had either 100mm (3.94") or 120mm of travel from a 1.5" stroke shock.
    Lame !

    How do they manage to keep the shocks from being over damped with that compression ratio at 2.36:1 ?

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    I quite like low leverage ratio bikes. A little fiddling with the shock makes them ride very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    I quite like low leverage ratio bikes. A little fiddling with the shock makes them ride very nicely.
    Maybe I'll just have to try one out first.

    Even though it's not over 5 inches, the ratio should make for good bottom out resistance with a ROCO or DHX on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water (0_0) Monster
    I've been on the edge of buying an RFX, but the Preston seems like a slightly better choice as I don't need 6.4' of travel for hardcore riding (long legs ) and the lower BB of the Preston would just destroy turns and steeps on the North Shore.
    WM,

    The RFX is a sweet ride and I don't think you'd regret getting either one. I had an '06 and sold it for an '07 Preston. These are two very different bikes in my opinion. The differences are really in leverage ratio and geometry. My RFX had a 3:1 (I believe the '07 is somewhere around 2.8:1) leverage ratio, and even though I am not a super heavy guy I thought it "wallowed" in the beginning of it's travel. In contrast, the Preston is very tight and springy so to speak. Honestly, I think the near 5" of travel is fine for most situations.

    The geometry of the two frames is also very different. The Preston sits lower, has shorther chainstays, a shorter TT and more upright SA all while keeping a similar HA. For me, this is very noticeable on the climbs as I can stay on the front of the bike better, even with a tall fork. The Preston is noticeably more stable in corners and easier to maneuver.

    As I said, you'd likely be happy with either one. The RFX is a great ride. I think DT made some good moves in the '07 with a slightly shorter TT and slightly more upright SA. I love the bushings and zerk fittings of the Turner, and like Transition, DT is very good with the customer service. The RFX is lighter, but there are some guys giving it some serious abuse and so far it has held up. I would definitely say that the RFX is more XC/trail oriented though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water (0_0) Monster
    Maybe I'll just have to try one out first.

    Even though it's not over 5 inches, the ratio should make for good bottom out resistance with a ROCO or DHX on there.
    Hey threadjacker! This thread is about hucking your meat on a Transition. Take your preston / leverage ratio questions to a preston thread!

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled hucking

    Pic 1. Me fire jumping with Armando sitting doubled over from too much jaeger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Hey threadjacker! This thread is about hucking your meat on a Transition. Take your preston / leverage ratio questions to a preston thread!

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled hucking

    Pic 1. Me fire jumping with Armando sitting doubled over from too much jaeger.

    pic 2. Small gap.
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    dont want too ruin your day eb xtreme but i need to jack for answers, will be brief.

    hardtails are better-how do the dt 5.1's hold up. i got pro 2's and when i rebuild i was tinkin bout 5.1's. also how do you rate the rampages(riding minion 2.5 single front and high roller 2.5 single back-want something around 2.35/2.4), i have read mixed things.
    lelebebbel-i seen your pics so i know you are using your z1 well and i am considering the z1 and domain u-turn. how does the z1 hold up to drops and heavy landings, most of your pics are to trannies and i am a heavy lander at the mo. i have posted to get feedback on the z1 as enough of an upgrade to a pike but no real answers. i am 185lb without gear will the z1 need firmer spring so i can check availablity before i by the fork.

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    I havn't had the DTs very long, but they're doing well so far. They built up easily, and are still round and dead on true.

    I'm quite unimpressed with the Rampage as a front tire. It just dosn't have the cornering bite that I'm looking for. I tried it as a rear for the first time today, and it seemed pretty good. It seems pretty durable, but dosn't corner nearly as well as many other tires out there, such as the Nevegal, High Roller or Minion.

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    ok cheers H.A.B.
    i will try the same maxxis combo i got now bit in 2.35.
    the ztr freeride rims look goo too as do the synchros.

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    For what it's worth, I like the Kenda Nevegal a bit better than the Minion. The High Roller is a pretty good rear tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan pablo
    how does the z1 hold up to drops and heavy landings, most of your pics are to trannies and i am a heavy lander at the mo. i have posted to get feedback on the z1 as enough of an upgrade to a pike but no real answers. i am 185lb without gear will the z1 need firmer spring so i can check availablity before i by the fork.
    what do you mean with "how does it hold up?"

    It came with too little oil in it so it bottomed out easy, but the bottom out resistance is easily tunable by adding oil. I have it dialed in ok now, which means it uses it's travel well and only bottoms out on hard flat hits. Unfortunately, that has happened quiet a bit lately (overshooting stuff).
    I don't think a heavier spring is available. There is only one coil spring, the right leg is air, so the spring rate is adjustable over a pretty wide range.

    If you mean "how does it hold up" in terms of not breaking, I can only say that it isn't broken yet, and I've had a few crashes on this bike that must've been very hard on the fork. It's pretty solid if you ask me.

    to keep this on topic, here's darren hitting a new technical stunt in post canyon on his BR. Step up to roller to gap.
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    mattj owner of NorthShoreBikeShop in the air on his GranMal.

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    Just havin' fun.

    This was me riding B-ham on the 30th with the Transition guys.
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    Hey Mr. Merchant,
    Carbuncle (green Dirt Bag) and I (green Bottle Rocket) came across you all on 911 on Saturday. Got any more pics? Looks like you got some pretty good air there!
    I need more time to ride!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Merchant
    This was me riding B-ham on the 30th with the Transition guys.
    Some air on the 911 stepdown. I love that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvz2Ridez
    Hey Mr. Merchant,
    Carbuncle (green Dirt Bag) and I (green Bottle Rocket) came across you all on 911 on Saturday. Got any more pics? Looks like you got some pretty good air there!

    Do you want to see them all, or........do you just want to see this one....
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    first weekend on the new BR. breaking her in proper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Merchant
    Do you want to see them all, or........do you just want to see this one....
    LOL, notice I'm looking up at the flash going off! Bad biking!
    Thanks for the pic! Got any of Carbuncle?
    I need more time to ride!!!

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    Transition Appreciation Ride June 30th

    My good friend let me borrow her Gran Mal for the day. Had a blast, can't wait to get my own Transition. I've been so impressed with all of their bikes so far.
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    here are two from my trip to kamloops.





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    This thread makes me heart Transition even more. Seriously, how much cooler is this than pictures of clean bikes with closeups of every little pivot and component?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit
    This thread makes me heart Transition even more. Seriously, how much cooler is this than pictures of clean bikes with closeups of every little pivot and component?
    my thoughts exactly.

    Kyle,

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    Carb and I just got a new camera and were having fun with it today on Galbraith
    I need more time to ride!!!

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    All the pics on here are wicked heres some of me on my ToP, I had these and others on the DJ forum but thought I post the Transition one here 2

    Would love a BR but the stable is full at mo!









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    Nice jump spot, TA.

    I don't have shite for new air photos, but that'll change in a week or so. In the meantime, a few old shots..

    A couple of oldies.

    1. 4 Pack gaps (woodlot)

    2. Air Supply takeoff. (fromme)
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    cheers EBX, nice pix of yours 2, would love to ride that terrain one day.

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    I did not take these...or nor are they of me....but...Ian Nelson killed it on his BR this weekend at crankworx....





    Here is a link to the thread these came from.....
    http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=99662

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    weaksauce. but i'll post anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpuppy
    I did not take these...or nor are they of me....but...Ian Nelson killed it on his BR this weekend at crankworx....
    Yeah, he shredded the gnar.

    Did you see that group of kids cheering him up near the Mavic box? Hilarious!

    A few of our crew got involved in their shenanigans as well....
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    I'll throw this one into the mix A few weeks ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Yeah, he shredded the gnar.

    Did you see that group of kids cheering him up near the Mavic box? Hilarious!

    A few of our crew got involved in their shenanigans as well....
    I wish I went....especially for the DS and the DH...heard it was great. I just watched it on the rip.tv live feed...hope they do that again..that was awesome.

    Heading up to clawworks this weekend though...hope to get a ton of pics....cant bring the bike though...

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    playing with the remote flash

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