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    Another Bottlerocket??? Ah s**t...

    So the short story is I bent my Rocky Mtn. and this frame accepted all of my parts the easiest... Only parts I had to get were a new spring and headset. Build:

    2008 Bottlerocket large
    Cane Creek DB with Ti spring
    2006 Marzocchi 66 RC2X
    Cane Creek Double XC flush headset
    Syncros stem w/Race Face Diabolus bars
    Saint Brakes
    X9 shifter w/ XO rear der. XTR 11-23
    Saint 170 cranks w/ Gamut P40 38t Sram 971 chain
    Syncros stainless mental pedals
    Camo I-Sky with Titec I-beam Scoper
    Hadley's w/ Mavic 823's
    Maxxis UST Minion DHF/Highroller

    She came in at 41 pounds. First ride was eye-opening. Everyone was right- these things can corner! Either high speed leaners, or quick little lines, the bike carves. I still have to tune the rear shock in a bit as I had it dialed on my Switch. Now I have to start over Suspension is there when I (goof up) hit the landings. If I can pry the digi-cam from my wife's mits, action shots soon!
    P.S. It's not that I didn't like any of the sticker colors, I just didn't get any!
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    thats a sick lookin bottlerocket. props

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    Ya Know... I really don't get the whole Transition thing... NOT

    Sickest BR I've seen for sure. Welcome to the Transition family.

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    For fart's sake, that is nice! That's the first BR with a Double Barrel I've seen. Just lovely.
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    That is just sick....

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    sweet...........congrats
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    dang. i've seen a lot of bottlerockets around lately.. and while they're all very nice builds, this thing is straight up hotness!

    now. action pics!

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    SiCk ride. Give the guyz at Transition a call they'll hook you up on th' stickers. FAntastic guys to work with I hear. I would've been on a Dirt Bag if I couldn't have gotten my VP Free. Nice Ti-DB, I run a steel coil on my DB. Sick shock for a sick bike.....SICK.
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    You should slap some Tonka stickers on'r. That'd be cool.
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    Is it a Blindside or a BR? Nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    For fart's sake, that is nice! That's the first BR with a Double Barrel I've seen. Just lovely.
    hahahaha!

    sick BR...i dont know why but i like the springs like that that have big gaps between each coil, i think it looks better, as you can tell by my sig. im still trying to get a BR.....not working out to good
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    It's very white... what are you? Racist?

    Anyways, nice ride.

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    Daaaaaammn man, that is a beaut. The urge to get myself a BR is becoming stronger by the day...I want one!

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    move your seat backa lil on the post and maybe switch to an e13 guide and bash and it will be perfect!

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    Jealous...

    I am! Want a bottlerocket badly.

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    sick bike, how about some pics of what u got in the garage over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomrcrkhsbiker
    move your seat backa lil on the post and maybe switch to an e13 guide and bash and it will be perfect!
    Yeah the seat WAS wacked forward a bit... Felt good in the P-lot, but trailside was sucking. The chainguide is a good idea (my shop has a white SRS in stock) but it's a tad heavier than the Gamut. I may have a line on a white basher for that one anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G
    Is it a Blindside or a BR? Nice ride.

    Bottle Rocket. My LBS just got in some Blindsides. Tough lookin' and tough built. Gonna be a sick frame for sure. Transition sho' nuff be doin' somthangz.
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    thats a nice bike you got there... love the whole white theme... XD

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    Thats the only fs bike I would ever consider djing with...
    I roam the streets of the city...

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    I want your rear shock! Sick bike man, welcome to the brotherhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanfreerider
    Thats the only fs bike I would ever consider djing with...
    The Transition Double is actually designed to be a FS DJ bike. Better choice than the BR.

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    Slap some white Deity bars on that for added pimp effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    The Transition Double is actually designed to be a FS DJ bike. Better choice than the BR.
    I don't think it matters for him because according to the DJ/Urban forum he doesn't actually ride bikes.

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    nice ride.

    but whats with the gamut haters are they no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin G
    Slap some white Deity bars on that for added pimp effect.
    I haven't layed my hands on those yet... Hard (really hard) for me to change from the Diabolus bend though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konut
    nice ride.

    but whats with the gamut haters are they no good.
    Been on the Gamut's since they came out. No problems considering it's simplicity and light weight.

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    nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain spaulding
    sick bike, how about some pics of what u got in the garage over there?
    Had to dig up a pic. Project from a past life of car shows, beers, and boobs.

    Seriously, kids and bikes have put this project on hold (Needs full interior.) Probably gonna sell it.
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    dope ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Been on the Gamut's since they came out. No problems considering it's simplicity and light weight.
    uncle cliffy on some pics i have seen of the gamut the top guide looks like its no where near the actual chainring is it adjustable.

    i have had a e13 32 special and although good it could be made lower profile and like you said above the gamut looks a lot simpler and tidier design altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konut
    uncle cliffy on some pics i have seen of the gamut the top guide looks like its no where near the actual chainring is it adjustable.

    i have had a e13 32 special and although good it could be made lower profile and like you said above the gamut looks a lot simpler and tidier design altogether.
    One of the drawbacks is the lack of adjustments to the plastic guides; they aren't adjustable... But saying that, I've never felt the need to adjust them. They don't need much brain power to install. I have the P40 pictured, and a P20 as well. (The P20 is 34t max.) They have ran well for me (knock on wood...)

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    Nice build, that's one blingin rear shock for sure..

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    These are the only action shots I could come up with after a month... Boone and his girlfriend Liz came down to A-town for a shuttle. She had the camera...
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    was it a mid-90's phone camera??

    bigger pics plz

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    yeah, blow those pics back up! BTW, sweet ride man.

    How's the CCDB working on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    yeah, blow those pics back up! BTW, sweet ride man.

    How's the CCDB working on it?
    Not sure why the pics are so small, like I said, not my cam. I stole them from a web page Elizabeth put up: http://picasaweb.google.com/elizard2001/AshlandRiding

    Without riding a Bottlerocket with a standard shock, it's difficult for me understand sometimes. (to get it plush, and still handle the bigger stuff.) The bike likes to be pumped through terrain more. It isn't the kind of bike you relax on... It likes to be slammed into stuff for the suspension to do it's thing. I am starting to realize that is exactly what the bike was designed for in the first place... It rides like a hardtail until you gack something.

    Anyway, the Double Barrel is great. It goes without saying that there is a learning curve for me as I had it dialed in on my Switch, but the Bottlerocket isn't even close to the same design. Hence, a complete de-tune and re-tune of the damper is still in progress.
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    nice bike dude

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    Better? Cool, here we go!
    Cliffy on log, dropping.
    Cliffys boy...ripper!
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    nice pics, sick drop
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    Cliffys boy...ripper!
    Kyle Gargas. Also known as "Shredder Kyle"

    Next trip ETA???
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Kyle Gargas. Also known as "Shredder Kyle"

    Next trip ETA???
    That's it...shreddar kyle

    Next trip? Possibly next weekend? Though I may not have the rfx at that point
    Doubtful that the new rig will be ready or even in by then. All very preliminary mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    That's it...shreddar kyle

    Next trip? Possibly next weekend? Though I may not have the rfx at that point
    Doubtful that the new rig will be ready or even in by then. All very preliminary mind you.
    Getting something new eh?
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Getting something new eh?
    possibly
    Not a nic either...I am not that rich yet

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