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    Transition Bikes in midair! Post your pictures

    time to do some free advertising for this company, post your pictures of flying Transition bikes!
    No matter if 1 inch or 20 feet off the ground, as long as they are in the air

    I'll start with a shot from last week, post canyon, Oregon.

    Unknown rider on a bottlerocket, step up:

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    Sunday evening at the flow park ( 06 Dirtbag)


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    I'm a roller kind of guy. Leaving the ground is plain scary for me, hence the reason for getting a 2006 Preston FR.

    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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    2006 Black DirtBag

    The now Closed TOE Flow Trail Lakeland, FL


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    Creek gap jump N. GA


    First Drop on DH trail N. GA
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    Not as big as some of what's up there, but then it's not as big a bike. And well, neither are my balls, apparantly. phot credit: some self timer, some other people. if you took the picture, you know who you are.



















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    Small drop on the PrestonFR.


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    A few oldies but goodies from last season at Whistler.

    1. Crabapple.
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    This the only action pic...so far! It's nothin big, but it was fun and fast as hell
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    This is a beautifull post! Transition bike owners probably have to take a photo class before buying!

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    nice pictures, keep 'em coming!

    Here are two more I took in Post Canyon, again I forgot the riders names, so if whoever that is doesn't want his picture here let me know.





    I seem to be the cameraguy most of the time so no in-flight pictures of my preston 07 yet
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    Taken Saturday by MentalMontana.

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    Hey scrub what kind of shoes and pedals you ridin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GETSTUPID
    Hey scrub what kind of shoes and pedals you ridin?
    Shimano M647, Lake MX-165 shoes with Specialized Body Geometry insoles. Very comfortable combo! Same pedals on my hardtail. The shoes are decently stiff for pedaling, but have awesome Vibram shoe tread for those off the bike hoofing it times.
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    Nice, I see a lot of those hoofing it times haha

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    hey man, is that a 150mm or 180mm travis on your preston? what do you think of it? i have a travis 150 that i am going to use for a build. right now i have not decided on whether to build a preston, bottlerocket, or lay down the dough on a heckler. i am leaning towards the BR but havent made up my mind. i have a sherman on my current bike and am very happy with it. are you happy with your decision on the travis?
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    Two from todays nooner.
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    Scrubby, you need a cape. :P

    brokenchain, I'm assuming that question is directed at me, correct? I actually just swapped the 2006 Travis Single 150 out for a 2006 66 Light last weekend. The Travis 150 was a perfect match for my Preston. I don't care what anyone says about Manitou, that fork has held up great and is much more responsive to technical terrain than the 66 is. However, the 66 is much more plush, and probably too much fork for that bike. My Preston feels a little to raked with the 66, but I suspect that a travel reduction will put things back in check. My advice is to rock the Travis 150 on the Preston and a 170+ fork on a BottleRocket. Your geometry will be better off that way. My $0.02.
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    Great shots guys....awesome thread!

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    Woodlot pix

    Couple from Saturday riding Platinum on the Gran Mal....both dark, but that's riding in BC forests for ya! Pic credits to Juice.

    1. Last gap of a 4 pack.
    2. Roller coaster ladder to drop after the 4 pack.

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    The G-mal






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    And the TOP



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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Couple from Saturday riding Platinum on the Gran Mal....both dark, but that's riding in BC forests for ya! Pic credits to Juice.

    1. Last gap of a 4 pack.
    2. Roller coaster ladder to drop after the 4 pack.

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    Adding a couple more shots to the thread....

    Layin it out at a Comp in Santos, FL


    Floating down in at a Comp at the now Decease TOE (Trails of Experience in Lakeland, FL)
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    this is the perfect way to see what bike to go for. i have been torn between the preston and the covert both have their advantages of coarse but seeing scrublover,s pics i think the covert would be sweet. i will thrash my coiler for a while yet and if i dont go any bigger by the end of the year, covert it is. pics are worth a thousand words and what is big for one is small to another. every manufacturers forum should have a thread like this as it might help those confused souls like me. big up for transition and lelebebbel,s masterful idea

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    Great thread Lele! Some of the riders shown got more air than I did on my dirt bike! Kinda' bummed me out.

    I have been winding down my search for a new freeride bike- Transition is back on the list. Thanks!

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    Scrublover

    I couldn't help but notice the gold goodies on your rig..........and you mention Montana. By chance are the golden levers and bashring from Tyler @ Twenty6(formerly PRD)? I know he is from your state and i figured maybe you were supporting a local business Nice shots in this thread here from everyone. Ride On- E2
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    Julie (Luvz2ridez) rocking the Bottlerocket on the Shore last week:

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    Quote Originally Posted by E2@CC
    I couldn't help but notice the gold goodies on your rig..........and you mention Montana. By chance are the golden levers and bashring from Tyler @ Twenty6(formerly PRD)? I know he is from your state and i figured maybe you were supporting a local business Nice shots in this thread here from everyone. Ride On- E2
    Huh? I think ya got me mixed up; no Mention of Montana from me. At least that I remember.

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    I'm on the Green bike, some friends on the black and pink bikes. All BR's

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    This is the only picture I have. More to come. 04 Dirtbag.
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    Here are a couple from yesterday. Not clear pics of the ToP, but it was a fun day of jumping.

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    scrublover- what size is your covert and how tall are you? i'm debating between a small and medium (i'm 5'10" on a good day and like to be able to flick the bike around and pull out some jumps and drops)

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    Timer shot from this afternoon.
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    The Vagrant, barely in air:


    I was hitting this gapper on the Transition at the same spot, actually guinea-pigged it on the hardtail - scary! Heh. This one is on my ASX...sorry for the non-Trans post
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    I need to learn better angles with a camera, cause everything we shoot makes it look so small and simple!
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    BBQ with a dash of Urban sessioning

    We had a happy hour / bbq / urban session at our house last night after work. Me and my buddies steve and Jon (ok, they did most of the work) built a 12' ramp out of 2x4's and some leftover scrap wood from my deck project. We carried the ramp across the park from my house and leaned it on a guard rail. I've been eye balling this potential gap for a long time, but never really had the cajones to hit it. It's about 15 feet to clear the park bench and the little wall.

    Last night was the perfect setting and we did a bunch of sessioning on this and another section. A few pics on the GM......the landing was like buttah! Me in the first 3 and Armando on the GM in the last pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    We had a happy hour / bbq / urban session at our house last night after work. Me and my buddies steve and Jon (ok, they did most of the work) built a 12' ramp out of 2x4's and some leftover scrap wood from my deck project. We carried the ramp across the park from my house and leaned it on a guard rail. I've been eye balling this potential gap for a long time, but never really had the cajones to hit it. It's about 15 feet to clear the park bench and the little wall.

    Last night was the perfect setting and we did a bunch of sessioning on this and another section. A few pics on the GM......the landing was like buttah! Me in the first 3 and Armando on the GM in the last pic.

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    We really need a "Transition Bikes Rolling big obstacles" thread. That way I could participate a little more. :P Leaving the ground is not really my thing.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    We really need a "Transition Bikes Rolling big obstacles" thread. That way I could participate a little more. :P Leaving the ground is not really my thing.
    Make it happen, Nickle.....I certainly feel that riding the steeps takes as much skill (if not more) and cajones as getting some air on the bike.

    One last shot from our bbq / urban huckfest of me jumping over my buddy, Jeff, sitting on the park bench. Love the graffitti on the wall.....that's livin' in the hood, yo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Make it happen, Nickle.....I certainly feel that riding the steeps takes as much skill (if not more) and cajones as getting some air on the bike.
    Okay, it's done. Thanks for the motivation, ebxtreme. The "Transition Bikes Rolling Big Lines!" thread can be found here. Considering the message under your name and the impressive pics you've already posted in this thread, I imagine that you'll have some sick content to contribute.
    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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    me and my bottlerocket on a new ladder we built
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    climbingbubba, that kinda looks like the Santa Barbara area. If it is, I'm out that way on travel occasionally. We might have to hook up for a ride.
    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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    No its actually in salt lake city utah. if you do come out here though i would be glad to show you around.

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    Tried out my new remote flash setup today @ post canyon. I'm still trying to figure out how to set it up to make it look good. Too bad that the flash batteries died after like 5 shots...

    here's Jon on a Double, build up for trailriding with a Z1:


    and I finally got a picture of me + my preston
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    Wyoming style - Pics taken by Mark P
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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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    Here's me and the Vagrant out at Post Canyon
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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. ;-)
    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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    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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    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

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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.
    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    I don't know what's better....'Mondo assed out or your poop eating grin!

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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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    Sending the 306 gap


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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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    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....
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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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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