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    37.7 lbs of Blindside Porn

    I just wanted to share my 08 race rig with you guys. Took it on it's first ride last week and I am impressed. My previous bike was an 06 DHR (40.5 lbs).

    The Transition handled very well, it turns just as good as the DHR, but since it is lighter, it accelerates out of the corners better. Geometry on the Blindside is dialed in, I like the low bottom bracket as it just rails corners. It jumps very well and is balanced flight. It handles the rough stuff great, not as plush as the DHR but close to it (could be from the extra weight and lower leverage ratio of the DHR).

    Here is my build list:

    Frame: Transition Blinside, medium in raw
    Fork: Boxxer World Cup
    Rear Shock: Vivid 5.1 with 550 lb steel spring
    Bars: Protaper 25.4 1" rise
    Brakes: Code, 8" front, 7" rear
    Cranks: XT 165 mm
    Chainguide: e13 lg1 with factory Taco
    Chainring: e13 guidering 36 tooth
    Cassette: Dura Ace 11-21
    Grips: sunline
    Headset: Hope Stepdown with head doctor
    Stem: e13 ali
    Pedals: Wellgo MG1
    Rear Derailleur: X9 medium cage
    Seat: SDG Bel Air ST
    Seatpost: SDG I-Beam
    Shifter: X9
    Tires: front Maxxis minion dhf UST, rear Maxxis High roller UST
    Wheels: 823 on Hadleys








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    Listen!

    Wow! That puppy looks sharp!

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    lookin good, how does it pedal

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    Those oranges look ready to drop!

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    Too weird, one of my friends just went from a DHR (my old one even) to a Blindside. So far he has the same feelings as you, no surprises. He did have to grease the pivot bearings though...
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    You went from a DHR to Blindside? Meh...

    If you like the low bottom bracket you shoulda drilled the DHR. I ride a 2006 DHR drilled and the geo is phenomenal. The low bottom bracket is great as it corners well, and the slack head angle really gives you confidence in the hairiest of lines.

    And weight...my DHR is probably about 39 lbs. With the addition of tubeless and a Ti Spring it might be possible that I would be in the high 37's, 38 range.

    I hope you like your Blindside, cause I would never give up m 2006 DHR for anything right now, not even like 10 Blindsides...
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    Bottom bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    You went from a DHR to Blindside? Meh...

    If you like the low bottom bracket you shoulda drilled the DHR. I ride a 2006 DHR drilled and the geo is phenomenal. The low bottom bracket is great as it corners well, and the slack head angle really gives you confidence in the hairiest of lines.

    And weight...my DHR is probably about 39 lbs. With the addition of tubeless and a Ti Spring it might be possible that I would be in the high 37's, 38 range.

    I hope you like your Blindside, cause I would never give up m 2006 DHR for anything right now, not even like 10 Blindsides...
    I gave up the DHR to see what a really light dh bike was like, I never liked the excessive weight of the older DHRs. Trust me I really loved the way it rode, but I just wanted to experiment a little.

    I still have the DHR, mine was tubeless 2 ply maxxis, with a Ti spring, boxxer world cup same build as the BS, and it was 40.5. Yours is not close to 39 lbs with the 888, outlaws, CB pedals,ect; but nice ride you got there. So I dont think a 37 lb DHR is easily doable without compramising strength and durability excessively.

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    nice sexy ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCAL_STINKY
    I gave up the DHR to see what a really light dh bike was like, I never liked the excessive weight of the older DHRs. Trust me I really loved the way it rode, but I just wanted to experiment a little.

    I still have the DHR, mine was tubeless 2 ply maxxis, with a Ti spring, boxxer world cup same build as the BS, and it was 40.5. Yours is not close to 39 lbs with the 888, outlaws, CB pedals,ect; but nice ride you got there. So I dont think a 37 lb DHR is easily doable without compramising strength and durability excessively.
    You know its hard to say. To be truthful I'm throwing the 39 lb weight out there cause the DHR feels lighter than my previous FR rig which weighs in at 40 lbs, so its a sheer guesstimate...I need to weigh it. Something tells me its exactly 40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalocotequinta
    Bottom bracket?
    XT X-Type...

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    Wow, I jusst want to rub up against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rep_1969
    Wow, I jusst want to rub up against it.
    lol, I must admit she is sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shepherd Wong
    Wow! That puppy looks sharp!
    Thank you everybody for the compliments.

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    i can hear the X9 screaming for mercy back there...sick bike...

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    That's-a-nice!! Killer build there!
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    nice rig, and room to make it lighter too! gratz man, enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcfan1283
    nice rig, and room to make it lighter too! gratz man, enjoy!
    Thanks man! Yeah, I may change some parts to make it lighter in the future. For now I am really stoked on how it came out

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    Awesome bike... now go and get a bigger chain!

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