• 01-06-2007
    jzt
    Transition Bottlerocket Photo Album
    OK yeah I know there are like a thousand BR threads already, but no official photo thread. So pls post your BRs here with a short description of setup - and try to keep it pics only please! :thumbsup:
  • 01-08-2007
    razkal
    :thumbsup:


    Frame Transition Bottlerocket size small / Fox DHX Air shock /

    painted KANDY LIME GREEN

    Fork 2006 Marzocchi - Z.1 Light

    Cranks Deity Crankset / white

    Stem Deity / grey

    Handlebars Deity handlebars / white

    Middle Chainring 36T 4 bolt x 104 Race Face

    Small Chainring 24T ring Race Face

    Chainguide E.13 DRS Chain Retention System 4 x 104 36T

    Spider E.13 super spider

    Headset Cane Creek - Double XC Reduction Headset zero stack

    Seatpost SDG - I-Beam Post

    Saddle SDG - I-Sky Saddle I-Beam / Grey

    Pedals Crank Brothers 5050 XX green/polished/black

    Front Derailleur SRAM - X.Gen

    Rear Derailleur SRAM - X.0 short cage

    Shifters SRAM - X.0 9spd Trigger

    Additional Accessories Atlantic headset thru bolt

    Wheels Industry NINE red with DT swiss rim

    Tires Maxxis 2.4 Advantage tire 60d

    Tubes Maxxis downhill tubes

    Brakes Magura loise

    Brake hoses Goodridge / red

    Grips ODI lockon

    Levers Dangerboy / blue


    it is currently in the shop getting some upgrades and adjustments. can't wait to get it back. Haven't ridden it in 2 weeks and I am getting withdrawal symptoms. :madman:
  • 01-09-2007
    thrillseeker
    Are you color blind by any chance? Sorry if that seems rude...
  • 01-09-2007
    thrillseeker
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    My bro's... Mine will be here in 2 weeks. I'm getting the PINK.
  • 01-09-2007
    razkal
    :nono: Dude to each his own. I'd have to shoot myself if I had a plain boring color ( Sorry if I seem rude :skep: ) . Don't want to look like any Tom, Dick or Harry out there. There are way too many Bottlerockets around my way to keep it in a stock color.

    But I'll be nice. I do like the setup and props on your bro's taste in bikes.
  • 01-09-2007
    thrillseeker
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    Got NUTHIN against being different, but none of those colors even belong on the same page together, let alone same bike! Blue levers, green paint, red cables/spokes?? And the gray stem just looks lost... But YES, that is totally just my opinion, so rock whatcha gotta. My bro up there likes things simple, I had to talk him into the white bash even. Here's MY idea of a stylish build, and it's even bordering on gawdy now... but it's for sale in my sig, goin to a PINK Rocket, maybe all polished components...? we'll see. I'll post it here when I get it...
  • 01-09-2007
    thrillseeker
    BTW... sorry for bastardizing a Transition thread with a Specialized! I'll make it up to you, JZT...
  • 01-09-2007
    razkal
    I actually like that SX. I'd switch to white pedals though.

    What kind of polished components you looking into? The polished Race Face stem looks pretty badass.
  • 01-11-2007
    alant
    wow! sweeet bike! :thumbsup: And at Oleta too. Sweet color, reminds me of the old school Haro's when I was a kid.
  • 01-11-2007
    thrillseeker
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    I'm thinking maybe all-black components instead of polished now. As much as I really want poilshed, I think it might end up too blingy... this color may be plenty for everyone!
  • 01-11-2007
    razkal
    :thumbsup: You are lucky. That pink is way better than last year's lavender looking one.

    LOL, how did you recognize Oleta? Definitely going for the 80s GT/DYNO neon colors.What is your name and what do you ride? We may have met before. I'm usually there or at Markham. Just discovered the TOE and will be going back soon!!!
  • 01-11-2007
    mtb_biker
    Another one to add to the pot.
    [Borris voice] Sorry for the large picture.... NOT [/borris] :)

  • 01-12-2007
    alant
    I ride a black heckler. I usually ride Markham although lately i've been riding Oleta on Sundays. I think I saw that bike on freeridesouth. That pic is making me want to call Santiago and get one ordered ASAP! Sweeeeet! :eekster:
  • 01-12-2007
    razkal
    I used to ride a black chase and a white Norco Fluid before, maybe you've seen those..

    He has a black medium Bottle rocket in stock and they just got a couple of I-9s in some funky colors.

    I'll be at the shop tomorrow around 2, to check up on my baby, LOL. It's seems that there is a race at Markham this Sunday so we are doing Oleta.
  • 01-12-2007
    jzt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    Are you color blind by any chance? Sorry if that seems rude...

    Don't mind him razkal. Your colour scheme is HOT! Its close to what I had in mind for mine (iron horse sunday green), but I didn't know who to go to for the powdercoating so I went with the black instead.
  • 01-12-2007
    Luvz2Ridez
    Mine!!!
    Attachment 226362

    Just picked her up last week.
    It has the Marzocchi 66RC2X and all the rest Transition Bike stuff. :thumbsup:
  • 01-14-2007
    iscarrr
    Heres mine :D



  • 01-15-2007
    Hardtails Are Better
    Hey, how do y'all think the BR would work as an AM bike? I want a strong bike that is very flickable and such, but can also be pedaled around all day. With a huge seatpost and a light build, how would this work out?
  • 01-16-2007
    Pinch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Hey, how do y'all think the BR would work as an AM bike? I want a strong bike that is very flickable and such, but can also be pedaled around all day. With a huge seatpost and a light build, how would this work out?

    This is a good question. I have been wondering the same myself. I am seriously considering getting either a Preston FR or a Bottlerocket. I've done some research on the forums and it seems the general consensus is that a Preston would be better for AM riding. However, I like the idea of the slightly slacker HA, longer TT and higher BB of the Bottlerocket. It does weigh 1/3 lbs. more than the Preston but that's not much. Aside from the short ST and the long post you'll have to run, is there any reason why the Bottlerocket wouldn't make a great AM/Trail bike? I've found some helpful information over on RideMonkey as well. It seems there are some guys over there that are selling their Prestons to get Bottlerockets.
  • 01-16-2007
    mtb_biker
    i think the problem is that the Bottlerocket looks so sweet so everyone wants to convince themselves that it will work as a trail bike :) Depending on your height and riding style it might work out for ya, if you call Transition they'll help ya out but the Preston is really more their trail bike.
  • 01-16-2007
    MaddSquirrel
    I have noticed an extra support/gusset on the seat tube to top tube on some of the bikes. What sizes are those or are those just a small design change.
  • 01-16-2007
    Hardtails Are Better
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    i think the problem is that the Bottlerocket looks so sweet so everyone wants to convince themselves that it will work as a trail bike :) Depending on your height and riding style it might work out for ya, if you call Transition they'll help ya out but the Preston is really more their trail bike.

    I'm 5'11". I'd ride a large, since my arms are hella long, and so that I could make sure I get good leg extension. I want a bike that I can get up hill, though I can take my time doing so. I race XC, and climbing has always been a strength of mine, so I can deal with a bit of a pig on climbs. This bike is for the descents, not the trip to the top. It'll get ridden hard, lots of techie singletrack, some drops and jumps, and the odd lift assisted DH day here and there. Once business at the shop picks up and I can make some more $$$ I'll probably get one.


    Sooo... What shock? DHX, Roco TST, or DHXA? I'm thinking Roco. I like the idea of the 5 position platform, and the simple rebuilds. DHXA is an outside shot, since I like the feel of a coil better, and the DHXA is supposedly a bit dead feeling in the middle of its stroke. This is my biggest complaint with the Swinger 4Way Air on my current whip.


    I think the gusset is only on the large frames.


    Any links to the RM reviews?


    Was that long enough? :D
  • 01-16-2007
    Pinch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Any links to the RM reviews?

    This is a link to the Freeride Forum on RM, http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=89. Look through the thread titles, there's a good number of them that deal with the Bottlerocket.
  • 01-16-2007
    mtb_biker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    I'm 5'11". I'd ride a large, since my arms are hella long, and so that I could make sure I get good leg extension. I want a bike that I can get up hill, though I can take my time doing so. I race XC, and climbing has always been a strength of mine, so I can deal with a bit of a pig on climbs. This bike is for the descents, not the trip to the top. It'll get ridden hard, lots of techie singletrack, some drops and jumps, and the odd lift assisted DH day here and there. Once business at the shop picks up and I can make some more $$$ I'll probably get one.


    Sooo... What shock? DHX, Roco TST, or DHXA? I'm thinking Roco. I like the idea of the 5 position platform, and the simple rebuilds. DHXA is an outside shot, since I like the feel of a coil better, and the DHXA is supposedly a bit dead feeling in the middle of its stroke. This is my biggest complaint with the Swinger 4Way Air on my current whip.


    I think the gusset is only on the large frames.


    Any links to the RM reviews?


    Was that long enough? :D

    I'd probably shy away from the air shocks and stick with a rocco tst / dhx 5. The air dhx is somewhat of a pain to setup and it does ramp though the mid range travel quite fast.

    It sounds like the BR might work out ok for you. The bike didn't feel like a pig and I might build one up later as well. The weight isn't bad if you pay attention to what you put on there.

    I think the gusset is only on the large frames as well,

    Not sure what you mean by "Links to the RM reviews?"
  • 01-16-2007
    Hardtails Are Better
    Word.


    Pinch mentioned the Ride Monkey reviews. He already covered the link.
  • 01-16-2007
    mtb_biker
    Ah cool, see below too if you didn't find enough

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...om&btnG=Search
  • 01-30-2007
    joker1479
    Weight of full transition bottle rocket bike
    Am really curious abt the weight of a full transition bottle rocket bike.

    Can anyonegive me an example of how their transition bike would weigh as a full complete setup.

    Thanks guys
  • 01-30-2007
    Hardtails Are Better
    There's a thread in the DH forum about Bottle Rocket weights. Run a search.
  • 01-31-2007
    cjh_mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iscarrr
    Heres mine :D

    [IMG]http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9555/upside1024zo3.jpg[IMG]

    [IMG]http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1729/hilldown1024mt0.jpg[IMG]

    you're such a piece of crap
  • 02-01-2007
    greenmacheen
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    bike
    My Rock-It:
  • 02-15-2007
    zahgurim
    FINALLY!!

    Holy $hit, she's fun! Just got back from popping her cherry, this thing pedals!

    Built her up as a short travel DH racer for here. Geo is spot on. The bigbike is too big for most courses here, so this should be a nice little weapon...
    She likes to flow, and begs to be airborne.

    Build:

    -Transition Bottlerocket, large and raw
    -DHX 5 Air
    -888 SL ATA
    -Cane Creek XXC
    -Thomson stem, BMX 50mm x 22.2mm
    -Ti bar, custom straight gauge 22.2
    -XT rapidfire, 8 sp
    -Hope Moto V2
    -Oury lock-ons, Dangerboy caps
    -Thomson seatpost, 30.0 x 410
    -Ti Flight TransAm
    -Saint cranks, 170mm
    -e13 smashy
    -e13 DRS
    -26/36 Raceface rings
    -X9 front der.
    -Syncros Mental stainless, custom pins
    -Hope Bulbs/Mavic EX729s/Sapim Races, 12mm rear
    -Atomlab 12/10mm axle
    -Tioga White Tiger 2.5 tires
    -DuraAce SS rear der.
    -XT 11-30 8sp
    -KMC X8

    To be changed:
    -Will put on Crank Bros Mallets for clippy goodness when racing.
    -And am in the midst of customising a Saint M801 (standard rise!) rear der. to work with my 12mm x 135 hub and axle. Will replace the D/Ace soon as it's done. Want something that'll take a monster beating.
    -Will put a burlier saddle on soon. This one was kicking around... Don't expect it to last long, but if it does it does.





  • 02-15-2007
    Hogger
    nice interpretation of the frame...
    :thumbsup:
    i personally would build it up as light as possible (SC, etc)
    but im a weight weenie
  • 02-15-2007
    MaddSquirrel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zahgurim
    FINALLY!!

    Holy $hit, she's fun! Just got back from popping her cherry, this thing pedals!

    Built her up as a short travel DH racer for here. Geo is spot on. The bigbike is too big for most courses here, so this should be a nice little weapon...
    She likes to flow, and begs to be airborne.

    Build:

    -Transition Bottlerocket, large and raw
    -DHX 5 Air
    -888 SL ATA
    -Cane Creek XXC
    -Thomson stem, BMX 50mm x 22.2mm
    -Ti bar, custom straight gauge 22.2
    -XT rapidfire, 8 sp
    -Hope Moto V2
    -Oury lock-ons, Dangerboy caps
    -Thomson seatpost, 30.0 x 410
    -Ti Flight TransAm
    -Saint cranks, 170mm
    -e13 smashy
    -e13 DRS
    -26/36 Raceface rings
    -X9 front der.
    -Syncros Mental stainless, custom pins
    -Hope Bulbs/Mavic EX729s/Sapim Races, 12mm rear
    -Atomlab 12/10mm axle
    -Tioga White Tiger 2.5 tires
    -DuraAce SS rear der.
    -XT 11-30 8sp
    -KMC X8

    To be changed:
    -Will put on Crank Bros Mallets for clippy goodness when racing.
    -And am in the midst of customising a Saint M801 (standard rise!) rear der. to work with my 12mm x 135 hub and axle. Will replace the D/Ace soon as it's done. Want something that'll take a monster beating.
    -Will put a burlier saddle on soon. This one was kicking around... Don't expect it to last long, but if it does it does.






    How tall are you and how much seatpost is exposed when you have full leg extension if you don't mind me asking? Thanks
  • 02-15-2007
    MaddSquirrel
    Oh, forgot to say AWESOME bike. GRATS!!!!!
  • 02-17-2007
    zahgurim
    6'1", about 24 cm exposed for extension. Not too bad.
  • 02-17-2007
    MaddSquirrel
    That is pretty good seat extension. Thanks for the reply.
  • 02-18-2007
    AW_
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MaddSquirrel
    I have noticed an extra support/gusset on the seat tube to top tube on some of the bikes. What sizes are those or are those just a small design change.

    The large has the "shark fin" but the medium and small do not.
  • 02-20-2007
    firegarden
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zahgurim
    6'1", about 24 cm exposed for extension. Not too bad.

    How does the bike feel with the 888 on? I am thinking of switching to a DC too (Boxxer Ride) for hucks. How does the 7" in front and the 5.5" behind feel? Unbalanced?
  • 02-20-2007
    Hardtails Are Better
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thrillseeker
    My bro's... Mine will be here in 2 weeks. I'm getting the PINK.

    Got any pics of yours yet?????
  • 02-20-2007
    zahgurim
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by firegarden
    How does the bike feel with the 888 on? I am thinking of switching to a DC too (Boxxer Ride) for hucks. How does the 7" in front and the 5.5" behind feel? Unbalanced?

    Feels nice!
    Matching travel length isn't so important; important is making sure front and rear feel and act similar to each other. Spend the time to get them dialed, and you're set.
  • 02-22-2007
    firegarden
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zahgurim
    Feels nice!
    Matching travel length isn't so important; important is making sure front and rear feel and act similar to each other. Spend the time to get them dialed, and you're set.

    Hmm...Wish people here in Singapore had the same thinking. I got isulted and mocked at when I said I wanted to put a Boxxer on the BR. I think I will go ahead and do it. Only thing is now I dunno if it should be a 2005 or 2006 version. Thanks for your reply.
  • 02-23-2007
    fer83
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by firegarden
    Hmm...Wish people here in Singapore had the same thinking. I got isulted and mocked at when I said I wanted to put a Boxxer on the BR. I think I will go ahead and do it. Only thing is now I dunno if it should be a 2005 or 2006 version. Thanks for your reply.

    yeah! with the boxxer the bottlerocket looks like a killer mini-dh machine. Example:
  • 03-03-2007
    zahgurim
    Finally whipped up some bits to mount the Saint rear. pics.
  • 03-05-2007
    mjw
    repost
  • 03-05-2007
    Karupshun
    There's been a lot of big talk of pink rockets, but no pictures besides


    lets see some pink rider builds or my girfriend won't stop asking to see some:cool:
  • 03-05-2007
    mjw
    Hey Karupshun, here you go:

    Here is my Bottle Rocket.
    I thought the pink was fun so I went for it.
    It's spec'ed with an 06 Manitou Travis 150 (because it's basically the same as the 07, but cheaper). Manitou Swinger 4x, Avid Juicy 7's w/ pink danger boy levers, TBC 36mm wheel set, Gap cranks with an MRP guide, x9 read derailleur and shifter, and Kenda Nevegal rubber and a few other odds and ends.



  • 03-11-2007
    firegarden
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fer83
    yeah! with the boxxer the bottlerocket looks like a killer mini-dh machine. Example:

    Got my 2005 Boxxer Ride!!! Pics up soon. Bike feels like a dream now...
  • 03-12-2007
    MMcG
    Is the bottom bracket kinda low on those bottlerockets or is it just a figment of my imagination?
  • 03-12-2007
    fer83
    .....
  • 03-12-2007
    Karupshun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mjw
    Hey Karupshun, here you go:

    Here is my Bottle Rocket.


    I don't know how is missed this in the control panel last week


    You good sir, have one sick ride