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    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!

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    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.

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    Are you color blind by any chance? Sorry if that seems rude...
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    My bro's... Mine will be here in 2 weeks. I'm getting the PINK.
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    Dude to each his own. I'd have to shoot myself if I had a plain boring color ( Sorry if I seem rude ) . 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.

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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...
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    BTW... sorry for bastardizing a Transition thread with a Specialized! I'll make it up to you, JZT...
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    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.
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    wow! sweeet bike! And at Oleta too. Sweet color, reminds me of the old school Haro's when I was a kid.

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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!
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    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!!!
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    Another one to add to the pot.
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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Mine!!!

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    Just picked her up last week.
    It has the Marzocchi 66RC2X and all the rest Transition Bike stuff.
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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.
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    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?
    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?"

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    Word.


    Pinch mentioned the Ride Monkey reviews. He already covered the link.

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