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    No. To everything you just said.

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    cool.... didn't know that they were selling the PBR seats yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernape
    Attached a few pics of my Bottle Rocket. Spent about 2 months debating over getting a Yeti ASX, then at the last minute went for a BR after reading this thread.

    Took it to the French Alps - Morzine last weekend for the first ride and it was a religious experience, I'm now a total convert to the BR. Unbelievably good bike and perfect for riding in the Alps!

    Thanks for the thread if it wasn't for your input I'd be on an ASX now!

    Usual bits on it and finished it in some Deity bits for added bling.
    welcome to the club! this is my twin sister setup.... looks a lot like mine. i dig the white grips,cables, and bars.


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    the PBR seats have been sold out for a month now.........but its a med. and the color is lavendar, its one of the firsts
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    Smile new bottlerocket

    jst buit up & had 1st ride !
    Size - S white dhx coil
    Fork - Fox 36
    Headset - FSA
    Stem - Thomson
    Bar - Easton EA70 low-rise
    Seatpost - BBB (temporal...)
    Seat - SDG TI-fly
    Crank - Saint with E-thirteen
    F-D - Shimano XT
    R-D - Shimano XTR
    Pedal - Straitline
    Brake - Shimano Saint with Straitline levers
    Wheelset - Mavic deemax - Gualfer 8in. rotor
    Tire - Highroller 2.35 tubeless

    I really like the mini DH-set up for light DH & hard trail riding !
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    Quote Originally Posted by relmone
    welcome to the club! this is my twin sister setup.... looks a lot like mine. i dig the white grips,cables, and bars.

    Yeah I have to admit I thought yours looked pretty sick and it played a big part in the frame colour I got. I've made some adjustments since the last post though, the white grips kinda went brown with mud so they are black now.

    I'll take a new shot and up load it, it's easier...

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    how do you guys find the BR with 140mm of front travel?

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    Im running a Pike on mine, I think the setup is perfect. Very balanced and the head angle is not as slack as with a bigger fork.

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    I run a Uturn Lyric on my BR and I find my self riding it around 130mm most of the time. rides really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagmz6s
    Im running a Pike on mine, I think the setup is perfect. Very balanced and the head angle is not as slack as with a bigger fork.
    what about the DH? is it still capable?

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    I'll know soon, making my first trip to Diablo with it next weekend. From the riding that I have done on the bike I do not expect that it'll be an issue.

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    awesome keep us up to date

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    With a single ring


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    Dual ring and gravity dropper


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc5r
    awesome keep us up to date
    buddy and I were both on our BR's with Pike's at Diablo this weekend. the braking bumps sucked but we had a great time otherwise.

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    nice br's. been wanting one forever

    quick qeustion for someone with a medium br
    can i get an od measurement of the top, bottom, seat, and head tubes??

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    Great rigs...

    I've got a white one (pics to follow later) and I wish I was in an area I could ride it more often. To many uphill clibs around here and not enough bike skill to really have fun with it. Still they're awesome bikes from a great company. You guys do 'em proud with all the creative looks and riding styles. MTBing rocks!
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    how was diablo on the bottlerocket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdaily123
    how was diablo on the bottlerocket?
    Tons of fun. I can understand why people put 160mm forks on the front but if I went to bike parks more than 5-10 times a year Id likely get a bigger bike. Diablo is too far to make it a weekly happening.

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    So I'm an ex SX Trail rider that decided to go astray, I got my first non-Specialized bike for the first time in my riding history (13 years)
    I built this little beauty up while my wrist was shattered from Dirt Merchant (August-October)
    Had my first ride on her this week and must say I am very impressed, it's super fun to ride, looks sick and is one of the most fluid bikes I've ridden, very flowey.
    Love it, I built her up as an aggressive trail bike since my other ride is a Demo 7, funny to say but they weigh the same right now, 37.5lbs.
    Double chainringed in the front so I can climb, manual (hand) shifter style.
    I will try to get some action pics later, once the wrist is completely healed

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    might as well go ahead and repost mine in the album!

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    Great ride snowman ... prepare to have lot of fun on your BR ...

    Euroford .. clean and simple ... nice ride man ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc5r
    how do you guys find the BR with 140mm of front travel?
    Hi jd5r, I have been wondering the same thing. I will be finding out soon as i got a Fox32 float for my BR which is on the way. I figured that it will be ok since I wont be doing aggressive stuff. I will post pictures and update on the ride when my bike is build up. I can't wait to join the TBC family.
    BTW, thanks to everyone in this thread as I not only found out most of the information needed here, I guess I also fell in love with the BR from here, heheh

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    Quote:
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    how do you guys find the BR with 140mm of front travel?
    Hi jd5r, I have been wondering the same thing. I will be finding out soon as i got a Fox32 float for my BR which is on the way. I figured that it will be ok since I wont be doing aggressive stuff. I will post pictures and update on the ride when my bike is build up. I can't wait to join the TBC family.
    BTW, thanks to everyone in this thread as I not only found out most of the information needed here, I guess I also fell in love with the BR from here, heheh

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    I want one!!

    Hi guys, I am thinking of joining the BR crew. I need help deciding on what components to get though. My thread at http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...81#post5114781 is below:



    Suggest A Freeride Bike For Me
    First of all, please disregard my screen name, I am not a granny...yet.

    Background:
    - 28 year old male, about 130 lbs, and 5'3.5".
    - I used to be a weekend warrior single tracking up at Agoura Hills in Southern California. My bike set up at the time was hard tail.
    - I configured the bike for a bit of urban riding when I went to college and started doing some mild ubran biking on campus... going down stairs, a few REALLY small jumps. I never got good at urban biking.
    - I am now wanting to go back to MTBing.

    What I am looking for:
    - A bike that can do some drops (3 to 8 foot)
    - A bike that can do aggressive downhill (my friends often go up in Santa Barbara)
    - A bike that can be used for single track

    What I am thinking of getting:
    - A Transition Bottlerocket frame

    Questions:
    - Is this a good frame for me?
    - Will the 15" frame be small enough?
    - What components do you guys suggest I get?
    - What configuration? Single/dual ring?

    What I am willing to do:
    - Spend up to $3,000
    - Buy new (used is not too bad, just difficult to find the right bike...unless you have a direct link to one :-) )
    - No preferences in online/local store

    I tried to supply as much info as possible, but hopefully you guys are patient enough to read through it

    Thanks!

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    BR is a great FR bike...

    It is designed for the FR style of riding and for the first two points of your riding style it would probably work great but the single track part is more of a question mark. The BR is a lot of things but a long distance bike on epic ST it's probably not. There are a few other bikes (Transition has one as well) that might be a bit better for the single track lover in you! If (and that's a big if) there is a bike that could do all three the BR might be the ticket but remember any bike that can do all of them may not excel at any of them.

    I'm not sure about sizing. I am 5'10" and the medium is pretty good...perhaps a tad on the small size. If you're looking to take it climbing than a dual ring would be the ticket. You might take a look at the Giant line of bikes...the Reign X I believe....but to be honest with a budget of $3000 you really have the pick of the litter. Santa Cruz, Intense, Turner (a bit more expensive though), Transition and Giant all have bikes that are good and in your price range. Go to a LBS and check some out. A trip south to the Path might be a good idea as they seem to have a good selection of built bikes that you might be able to run around on.

    Good luck man!
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    I want one

    Posted this earlier... I'm new to this board... I thought it would show up at the end of the thread. Sorry..


    Hi guys, I am thinking of joining the BR crew. I need help deciding on what components to get though. My thread at http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...81#post5114781 is below:



    Suggest A Freeride Bike For Me
    First of all, please disregard my screen name, I am not a granny...yet.

    Background:
    - 28 year old male, about 130 lbs, and 5'3.5".
    - I used to be a weekend warrior single tracking up at Agoura Hills in Southern California. My bike set up at the time was hard tail.
    - I configured the bike for a bit of urban riding when I went to college and started doing some mild ubran biking on campus... going down stairs, a few REALLY small jumps. I never got good at urban biking.
    - I am now wanting to go back to MTBing.

    What I am looking for:
    - A bike that can do some drops (3 to 8 foot)
    - A bike that can do aggressive downhill (my friends often go up in Santa Barbara)
    - A bike that can be used for single track

    What I am thinking of getting:
    - A Transition Bottlerocket frame

    Questions:
    - Is this a good frame for me?
    - Will the 15" frame be small enough?
    - What components do you guys suggest I get?
    - What configuration? Single/dual ring?

    What I am willing to do:
    - Spend up to $3,000
    - Buy new (used is not too bad, just difficult to find the right bike...unless you have a direct link to one :-) )
    - No preferences in online/local store

    I tried to supply as much info as possible, but hopefully you guys are patient enough to read through it

    Thanks!

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    Thank you. Would a more burly hardtail suit my criteria... something like a Specialized P bike (P1, P2, or P3)... I am thinking it would handle the trails better. It may not be as fast for downhill but should be strong enough. thanks again.
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    Hi Guys ,
    As stated earlier, I will be sharing my build which is supposed to be an 09 BR. The changes noted are, same sized pivots for all linkages, improved rear shock mounts, better clearance for the rear shock to downtube.
    below is my setup

    Frame-Transition Bottlerocket M White
    Fork-Fox Float RLC
    Shock-Fox DHX 5.0
    Bars-Deity Dirty Thirty
    Stem-Transition Temple Lite
    Headset-Chris King 1.5 Devolution
    Grips-ODI Oury
    Seat-Fizik Gobi XM
    Seatpost-Thomson Elite
    Cassette-XT
    Crank-Saint 09 36T Single
    Brakes-Saint 09
    Shifter-Saint 09
    RD-Saint 09 medium cage
    Pedal-Shimano DX
    Chain-KMC X9SL
    Chain guide-Blackspire DS-1
    Wheelset-Dt Swiss 370 Hub/Mavic 317 Disc/Avid CS 2 Rotor/Intense CC05

    Only the wheel is temporary as changing to Hope Pro II/Mavic 721/Kenda Nevegal 2.35 combo or DMR 6 pawl Revolver/Atomlab Pimplites/Kenda Nevegal 2.35 combo. The only other changes I may make is to go for the Fox 36 Float, in the meantime, I'll just ride the 32 Float to see whether the 140mm travel is enough

    Setup is halfway done while waiting for my Saint 09 crank and Saint Shifters which is arriving in 2 days. Can't wait to ride it..Woooooh!!!!! A big shout out to Francis and Vincent from L&T, thanks for the setup

    Enjoy the pics below


    It has arrived!


    Halfway there


    Halfway there


    Chris King 1.5 Devolution pewter color!


    Decision,decision ,decision


    stickers on-awaiting arrival of cranks and shifters


    Saint 09 RD



    Saint 09 Brakes-4 pots!


    rest of the parts


    My friend William's baby blue bottlerocket!


    Side by side
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    part 2 of the build-
    The single chainring saint cranks are out of stock so I switched to a double chainring, I ended up with an XT front D and lizardskin jumbo to cover the chainstay. Pics below


    Cranks are here!


    brakes installation


    Saint rear d


    Finishing touches


    Saint shifter and brake combo


    Front end


    Mission accomplished!


    Just for reference=15.24KG=33.59 lbs


    The final build specs for reference
    Frame-Transition Bottlerocket M White
    Fork-Fox Float RLC
    Shock-Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
    Bars-Deity Dirty Thirty
    Stem-Transition Temple Lite
    Headset-Chris King 1.5 Devolution
    Grips-ODI Oury
    Seat-Fizik Gobi XM
    Seatpost-Thomson Elite
    Cassette-XT
    Crank-Saint 09 Double 170mm
    Brakes-Saint 09
    Shifter-Saint 09
    FD-XT 08
    RD-Saint 09 medium cage
    Pedal-Shimano DX
    Chain-KMC X9SL
    Wheelset-Dt Swiss 370 Hub/Mavic 317 Disc/Avid CS 2 Rotor/Intense CC05

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    My BR
    now change Code-->> ellixir CR front 203 and rear 160
    bar EA70--->> FSA carbon DH 711
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    Nice with the white forks and frame, makes my white frame and grey float combo look a bit shabby,

    What travel do you have on those forks are they 120mm?

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    Oh and the bling chain. Mint.

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    Wow...

    Nice weight on that. I have a similar bike but its nearly 40 lbs. It's gotta be in the fork and the rims/tires. I have the Marz 55 and the Transition rims with DH tires. No money to lighten it so live with it. At that weight it would almost be good for a do anything bike!
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    hi modernape, the forks are the 140, i was contemplating on the 160( fox36) but the trails in my area may not require the travel, my skill is also not that good but if I get better, i may just change it. As for the chain, I understand it's a hollow pin chain, that's why its light but it may not take abuse as good as some others.

    Hi Jman4201, I suspect the weight may increase after I change my wheel set as I am currently using my leftovers from another bike. It'll probably go up about 500g worth,You are right, when I started building the bike, it's meant to be an all rounder.

    below is a short review of my build so far

    -Went for my virgin trail on the bike at a local trail, butterfly trail at bukit timah. If I'm not mistaken it's a 4km trail with lots of technical challenges(huge roots, 1-2ft drops, some single track and a uphill and downhill split of about 40-60. The weather was fine so traction was good most of the time.

    The bike- It is definitively made to go downhill better. But I was surprised how well it climbed, for a newbie like me with beginner's skill and lousy stamina, I only had to push uphill about 30% of the the uphill section. I basically just rode up the rest( thank good I switched to a 2 chain ring setup.)

    Suspension-The fox suspension was just breaking in so not much to update except that it pretty much did it's job

    Brakes- Although it was just breaking in, the stopping power is awesome. I only had to use 1 finger throughout the trail except for 1 short downhil run which I use 2 to modulate it to a complete stop, very impressive!( i cam from an XT08 brakes and goodridge cables)

    Cranks and drive train- for those who are looking for smoother shifting, the saint shifter and mech combo is definitely out, it may be still new but the engagement is really 'robust'. other than that the shift were precise, the build quality of the saint rear mech looks like it can take abuse as well. The cranks were surprisingly light ( I came from an XT08 crank) and there were no problems with it throughout.

    bars- I have a 30inch deity bar and it was quite difficult to get around some tight corners but after a few of them, I just have to consciously 'avoid' the trees and at the end of the trail, it's not an issue. When it comes to the downhill section, that's where it shows it's capability, it felt really stable and helped when u need to make small adjustments

    overall feel- I am happy I got the bottlerocket, it may not climb as well as some of the other bikes but the downhill capabilities definitely more than make up for it.

    below are some pics

    ready for it's virgin trail-trail in background


    my friend adrian prepping his commencal meta6


    the gang


    halfway thru the trail


    on to the second half


    my friend adrian actually crashed and almost got into a nasty accident but his helmet probably save his life, he walked away with a bruised shoulder and slight graze on his face, the helmet wasn't so lucky, it cracked at the temple area( just above the graze at his face. The only bike damaged was on of his spoke ( Mavic 819/DT Comp/Hope hubs) and the saint logo on both his brakes were 'shaved off'. I will definitely stick to Mavics when I change my wheelset, they are tough! the wheelset stayed true even after the crash and everything else on the bike still works fine.

    graze on the face


    damage on helmet



    saint logo gone!

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    Nice write up cajun22.

    Looks like your buddies are riding more 'all mountain' rigs than the BR, so I think the ups would be a lot more painful on a BR than a 575. Hopefully you owned them then on the downs.

    I'm trying and go as much down and as little up as I can with my BR unless the up is a chairlift

    Mines not to much of a heffer either, about 36lb now after changing the stem and bars. I'm going titanium on the spring next week and I could get a lighter saddle but I love the Deity to much.
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    nice build cajun22 but the fork choice just doesnt make sense to me. you have all the burly dh components everywhere else but a xc/am fork. i would've either put a 36 on with its current components or have a much lighter parts spec with the current fork. i say leave it as is and get a 36 talas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclekittykiller
    nice build cajun22 but the fork choice just doesnt make sense to me. you have all the burly dh components everywhere else but a xc/am fork. i would've either put a 36 on with its current components or have a much lighter parts spec with the current fork. i say leave it as is and get a 36 talas.
    That is a 36. See no QR?
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    That is a 36. See no QR?
    He meant Cajun22's bike, which has a Float RLC with a QR.

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    hi modernape,
    thanks for the comment , u r right, the botllerocket is fast going down. there are no trails with chairlifts in singapore so I dont mind pushing the bike on the way up. geometry and suspension wise, it's spot on for what I will be doing.

    hi unclekittykiller,
    you are right, the fox 32 is the odd one out along with my wheelset. my original build plan included all XT/XTR parts.I got a good deal on swapping the parts hence the saints. My next upgrade will definitely be the 36 and some tougher rims.I'll probably change it in a month or two.I wont be doing much xc/epic rides but there are a couple of flowy singletracks out here in Singapore.
    There is also a short downhill track called 'SuperD' here in Singapore which is a less than 1km technical downhill track.I am intending to participate on that in next years event. Our neighbour Malaysia also has a urban downhill event in Mount Kiara which I intend to join as well. Steve Peat and Cedric Garcia actually came down to compete at Malaysia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun22
    hi modernape,
    thanks for the comment , u r right, the botllerocket is fast going down. there are no trails with chairlifts in singapore so I dont mind pushing the bike on the way up. geometry and suspension wise, it's spot on for what I will be doing.

    hi unclekittykiller,
    you are right, the fox 32 is the odd one out along with my wheelset. my original build plan included all XT/XTR parts.I got a good deal on swapping the parts hence the saints. My next upgrade will definitely be the 36 and some tougher rims.I'll probably change it in a month or two.I wont be doing much xc/epic rides but there are a couple of flowy singletracks out here in Singapore.
    There is also a short downhill track called 'SuperD' here in Singapore which is a less than 1km technical downhill track.I am intending to participate on that in next years event. Our neighbour Malaysia also has a urban downhill event in Mount Kiara which I intend to join as well. Steve Peat and Cedric Garcia actually came down to compete at Malaysia.

    Start/Finish


    Steve Peat




    Cedric Garcia




    And check this out. Cedric Garcia jumping with sandals!

    Just to clarify its Gracia, not Garcia. Im just a bit picky..
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    cajun22 i just read your wheelset choices for your future upgrade. i would consider adding the transition revolution 32 wheelset to that list. for $290 and multiple color combos you can't go wrong. engagement on the tbc hub is the same as hope proII. i have a set of revo 32s on my BR and i love them. take the money you'll save over the other choices and put it towards the 36 talas.

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    hi unclekittykiller, that's a great idea but I am afraid the weight will balloon. Anyway, I am still working on my fitness, hopefully by the time I change the setup, I will be fit enough to really make use of the wheelset and the fox 36 strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernape
    Nice write up cajun22.

    Looks like your buddies are riding more 'all mountain' rigs than the BR, so I think the ups would be a lot more painful on a BR than a 575. Hopefully you owned them then on the downs.

    I'm trying and go as much down and as little up as I can with my BR unless the up is a chairlift

    Mines not to much of a heffer either, about 36lb now after changing the stem and bars. I'm going titanium on the spring next week and I could get a lighter saddle but I love the Deity to much.
    Modernape... did you sling mud at that thing to make it look dirty? The mud's in all the wrong places!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible1one3
    Modernape... did you sling mud at that thing to make it look dirty? The mud's in all the wrong places!
    By thing I guess you mean, my bike?

    No, didn't sling it on, I hand painted it on. If you use a fine artist brush 006 or smaller and use a 50/50 mix of loamy soil and PVA glue you can paint a really realistic fake mud effect!

    Then you can look cool, like you ride trails without ever having to take the bike off the tarmac and into the woods.

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    lol, proper response mate

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    crap. this thread got TOTALLY derailed. stop messing around, and start posting bottlerocket photos. heck, i post mine just to get us on track but i think i'm already in the thread a couple 2-3 times.
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    It seem that I have to renew my login ... Just change to BR form 7point ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroford
    crap. this thread got TOTALLY derailed. stop messing around, and start posting bottlerocket photos. heck, i post mine just to get us on track but i think i'm already in the thread a couple 2-3 times.
    Sorry Dad! I forgot the internets not for fun!

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    oh why not, another shot of my steed. here she is all shined up, tuned up and ready for the 09 lift service season.




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    thanks for the apology. some parts of the internets are for all sorts of fun, this part is for fun bottlerocket photos.
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    Everyone's bikeys are too clean.

    Who else is riding in the mud n snow?


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    can i just check how does the BR ride with a 140mm fork?
    thanks.
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    Oh yeah!!! so happy to be back on this little shredder

    Specs:
    '08 M Bottlerocket
    '08 Fox DHX 5
    '08 RS Domain 318 U-Turn 115mm-160mm
    CK Devolution headset
    Azonic Strip Bar skull print grrrrrrrr...
    Truvative Hussfelt 40mm stem
    Race Face Good&Evil grips
    Formula Mega brakes 203f 180r
    SRAM X.9 Shifter/Derailleur
    Sunline Ti Saddle
    Poopy seatpost
    '08 Saint Cranks 165mm
    MRP G2 Guide
    SRAM 991 chain
    SRAM 980 11-32 cassette
    Easton Flatboy pedals
    FireEye Excelerant 10mm through axle rear hub
    FireEye Excelerant 20mm front hub
    DT Comp DB Spokes
    '08 Mavic EX823 UST rims
    2.4" Schwalbe Big Betty UST Freeride Casing Triple Compound

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    Hi,
    I am 15 and am about 5' 4".
    I was wondering if a small is right for me?
    I have never ridden a BR before so I am wondering what it is like to pedal?
    Can it climb alright?
    How much do they weigh?
    Sorry about all the questions.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermo2
    Hi,
    I am 15 and am about 5' 4".
    I was wondering if a small is right for me?
    I have never ridden a BR before so I am wondering what it is like to pedal?
    Can it climb alright?
    How much do they weigh?
    Sorry about all the questions.
    Thanks
    *sigh*


    1. So what.
    2. Yes.
    3. Harder than an XC bike easier than a DH bike.
    4. It can climb but see answer #3
    5. Between 33 and 40 pounds depending on the build.
    6. If you were truly sorry you wouldn't have asked.
    7. This is the Bottlerocket photo thread, you should've asked these questions in a different thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    *sigh*


    1. So what.
    2. Yes.
    3. Harder than an XC bike easier than a DH bike.
    4. It can climb but see answer #3
    5. Between 33 and 40 pounds depending on the build.
    6. If you were truly sorry you wouldn't have asked.
    7. This is the Bottlerocket photo thread, you should've asked these questions in a different thread.
    LOL, he's 15, cut him some slack. At least he 1. used proper English 2. didn't misspell any words 3. apologized.

    I guess your response was probably better (and more informative) than the numerous "use teh search funktion, noobz0rs." responses.

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    I did cut him some slack, I could've been much meaner. He Buzz killed the pic thread man! No Mercy!!!! That's "Buzz Killington" in the pic above if you didn't know.

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    first post...

    ...but i've been lurking for a while. Here's the current set-up of my Bottlerocket. I've been riding this frame with differing builds since last June, and it has worked perfectly as an all-mountain rig. By all-mountain I mean riding up and down just about every xc/freeride/dh trail Santa Cruz has to offer, and jumping off of anything I can find on those trails. If you see me slowly pumping up the fireroad at Demo or U-Conn with my single front ring, give a thumbs up. I'm 6'1 and get full leg extension with the post up, for those wondering about it's trail worthiness. Trying out the new 2350's with their updated harder rims...we'll see how they hold up.

    Frame: 07 Transition Bottlerocket L
    Shock: Fox DHX 5
    Fork: 07 Fox 36 Float RC2
    Wheels: 09 DT Swiss fr 2350
    Tires: 2.35 Blue Groove front / 2.35 High Roller rear
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR 203f/185r
    Shifters: Sram X9
    Der: Sram X9 short cage
    Cassette: Sram 980 11-34
    Chain: Sram 991
    Chainguide: MRP G2 mini
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo Oct 1.1 32 ring
    Pedals: Atomlab Trailking
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR xc
    Bar: Race Face Next carbon
    Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
    Headset: FSA Orbit Z1.5r
    Seat Post: Thomson Elite
    Grips: Sunline lock-on Thick

    Weight: 34 lbs






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    Quote Originally Posted by zahgurim
    Everyone's bikeys are too clean.

    Who else is riding in the mud n snow?

    I hate winter but any ride is better than no ride.
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    here is my bottlerocket.


    colin

    btw it's a 34 pound build

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    ^ beautiful!!!

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    Here is my re-updated updated final update Bottle Rocket..... lol....

    The Build......

    08 Bottle Rocket w/ custom brown decals
    2008 Fox DHX 5.0 w/ stripped and polished control knobs
    2007 66 RC2X (limited edition white)w/ custom painted control knobs
    Chris King 1.5 Devolution Sotte Voce headset
    Chris King Mountain Bottom Bracket
    Shimano Hone Crankset
    E.13 LG1
    Straitline Bronze stem
    Straitline Bronze pedals
    TBC Revolution 36' wheelset
    Maxxis Minion DHF / DHR 2.5's
    SRAM X9 Shifter
    SRAM X9 Derailure
    AVID CODE 5 breakset / 185mm Front and Rear
    Deity bars
    ODI Rouge lock on grips in brown
    KHE Dandy saddle
    Thompson Elite seatpost


    ~N-Joy



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    Very nice!

    Love the color-matched brown scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gleeke
    Buddy's:
    Med BR w DHX5 Air baby Blue
    Fox 36
    Sunline V2 Headset
    Diety Bar Black
    Straightline stem Pink
    Diety Seatpost Collar
    Thomson Seatpost
    WTB Seat
    X9 Der and Shifter.
    Saint Cranks w transition Chainguide w seafoam Super charger
    Saint Brakes
    Brown Rev 32 wheels
    Specialiezd Enduro Tires
    Specialized Pedals

    Pics Soon
    Finally a pic of buddy's bike..sorry for the bad phone pic

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    Buddy's:
    Med BR w DHX5 Air baby Blue
    Fox 36
    Sunline V2 Headset
    Diety Bar Black
    Straightline stem Pink
    Diety Seatpost Collar
    Thomson Seatpost
    WTB Seat
    X9 Der and Shifter.
    Saint Cranks w transition Chainguide w seafoam Super charger
    Saint Brakes
    Brown Rev 32 wheels
    Specialiezd Enduro Tires
    Specialized Pedals

    Pics Soon

    Finally a pic of buddy's bike..sorry for the bad phone pic

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    Raw Med Frame Marzocchi Roco Tstr/ 66RC3 Saint Cranks and Brakes MTX 33/ Chris King HD Hubs Transition temple lite stem/Pedals/ Saddle X9/XO Intense 909 excd 2.35

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    Cool-blue Rhythm The coolest BottleRocket EVER?!?


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    I don't know if I have posted mine yet but here it is:





    Single Speed FTW!



    I am going to install the U-Turn Assembly and lower the fork from 180 to be adjustable with a max of 160.



    Current Build:

    Transition Temple lite stem
    Rock Shox Domain 318 Coil 180mm 1.5" steerer (soon to be U-Turn, parts in the mail)
    Avid Juicy 7
    Hussefelt cranks
    Yess ETR-D SS Tensioner
    Transition 36 hole 36mm rims
    Maxxis Holy Roller 2.5" front and rear
    Crappy bars
    Diety donut grips and bar ends
    Park and Ride saddle
    DHX 5.0 Coil

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    My new Boy !


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    After I lowered the fork by installing the U-Turn assembly, and I also have the Yess ETR-D Installed correctly!






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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible1one3
    After I lowered the fork by installing the U-Turn assembly, and I also have the Yess ETR-D Installed correctly!
    The lower fork is crucial, I went from a tall crown '05 66 VF to an '07 SL ATA. Lost almost an inch in A-C height and I find I almost always have to fork at minimum travel (5.5").

    I crank it up a bit for the steeps and resorts but with the short travel up front the steering feels so agile & carvy I almost can't bear to.

    How's the ETR-D work? I'm thinking of using it to SS my hardtail. Sweet looking rig btw.
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    my 07 bottlerocket

    thinking of going single speed
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    spy shots of 09's...
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    try that again...
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    very kewl....liking the blue and yellow
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    The ETR-D is working great!

    Yeah the 180 was just too much for me, she is sitting pretty at 160 though and feels great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Shop
    spy shots of 09's...
    they don't do model year the frames will be the next production run.
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    The Rocket has landed


    Thought you might like to see my new ride.

    Pretty much stock from transition except:
    • White Hussefelt bar
    • Gravity crank
    • Thomson elite seatpost
    • Funn saddle


    Rides like a dream.
    Last edited by ruppguts; 05-05-2009 at 07:33 PM.

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    looks really good I like the speckle built up.
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    holy crap, sweet bike but l still can't help but think old skool Huffy when l see that paint job -- maybe l have been around bikes too long.
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    Old school Huffy for sure, I just couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppguts

    Thought you might like to see my new ride.

    Pretty much stock from transition except:
    • White Hussefelt bar
    • Gravity crank
    • Thomson elite seatpost
    • Funn saddle


    Rides like a dream.

    Really nice bro!
    Looking forward to seeing some NRA pics!
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmarkos
    Really nice bro!
    Looking forward to seeing some NRA pics!
    Tony
    Thanks man. This thing is all about NRA.

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    I went and did something I haven't yet seen done...








































    Lefty 140



    Don't tell the Crack-N-Fail guys I said so, but it actually feels pretty decent.

    Had it kicking around for a future project, that's now getting underway. Figured I'd beat the poop out of it for a bit on the BR, and make sure it's decent for what I'm doing soon...


    PS:

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    Here's mine:







    Next month I will get a totem and get rid of that awful 66.
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    nice kick stand...
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    I've added a new part to my BR see if you can spot it.....
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    mine
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    First blue!

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    Wow - that blue looks great in the flesh . Was a little unsure when I saw the website pic but that looks fantastic . . . needs yellow grips!
    Welcome to the Hotel California . . .

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    Going to PC the shock link green like the grips. Blue and yellow dont mesh in my town Go Spartans!

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    a little update

    I have done a bit of modification/personalization. I had the rocker, brake mounts, e.13 backplate, and a few other bits powdercoated brown to match. N~joy!

    Let me know what ya think.
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    ...very beautiful bike
    ...compliments

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    ... really really COOL Sodak ... that's my way of style ......

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    my bottlerocket...again...

    here's my bottlerocket setup the way i like it best....

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    A couple months old, but I have not been able to ride much due to the HOT weather in AZ. Took it to Sunrise for a weekend, maybe again on Labor Day weekend.










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    see you at NRA when the weather cools? I'm on a BR too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppguts
    see you at NRA when the weather cools? I'm on a BR too...
    Definitely. I have not been out there yet, and really want to hit it up (I have not jumped in quite some time, and it looks like there is some killer stuff out there). I would totally be in to do some trail work too. You organize this, or is that Clockwork's baby? I will shoot you a PM when I have (get) some time to get out there, as I travel a ton for work (and I don't know exactly where it is . I live in Chandler so it is a schlep to get out to Usery area (but a lot closer than Sunrise, which I guess is closing for the season soon anyway)

    BTW your BR set-up is sweet, I love the gold TBC parts, built mine on a budget but definitely going to do some more investing.

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