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    bullit vs blindside

    Hey guys,

    Please help me out! I plan to get a new DH ride for the 09 season and i'm on a tight budget. I'm planning to a Transition Blindside paired with boxxer team.

    Is the Blindside almost the same compared to the (old)Bullit because they are both single pivot bikes? Because i already have an 2005 Bullit and using it as my AM bike. Would getting a Blindside a waste of money because of the similar ride? Or just save my money and get a boxxer team for my Bullit?
    Thanks!

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    when I saw this thread I was going to ask "why are these two bikes even being compared"

    then I realized you were asking if they were.

    No, they are not. the blindside is a slack low DH bike and the bullit is a beefed up AM bike. The blindside will be way happier at high speeds and DH. get the blindside for DH racing

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    blindside is your best bet

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    Go with the Blindside. Mine is for sale if your interested. It has the floating disc brake and the boxxer team.

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    Transition has a lifetime crash replacement policy. Santa Cruz has a 2 year warranty. Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't the blindside and bottlerocket be in a different catagory than a single pivot due to there being bearings/pivots at the rear of the chainstays? Seems pretty similar to vpp just that there are pivots at the front and rear of the chainstays instead of a bb swingarm.I own a 07 bullit and use it for all mtn/freeride and I have a vp free that I might part out in favor of a blindside because of the sweet warranty.
    Keep in mind that a blindside can only run a 135mm rear hub. Not that big of a deal but it might not be as stiff as a 150mm. Also the bb height is 14", which is more favorable for dh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad
    Transition has a lifetime crash replacement policy. Santa Cruz has a 2 year warranty..
    He already owns a Bullit,so why would warranty information (as wrong as you may have it) play any part in his decision?

    Santa Cruz: 2 year warranty,
    Transition: 1 year warranty,

    Both companies offer crash replacements.

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    [that I might part out in favor of a blindside because of the sweet warranty.
    You appear to be grossly misinformed.

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    I stand corrected, for some reason I thought transition offered crash replacement for any owner not just the original. Anyway does everyone else consider the blindside a single pivot. I guess I could see why a blindside is a single pivot(no lower swingarm) but I always thought that frames like the bullit, izumu, orange, etc were single pivots. Perhaps I am grossly misinformed.
    Last edited by Sugar_Brad; 10-29-2008 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad
    Transition has a lifetime crash replacement policy. Santa Cruz has a 2 year warranty. Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't the blindside and bottlerocket be in a different catagory than a single pivot due to there being bearings/pivots at the rear of the chainstays? Seems pretty similar to vpp just that there are pivots at the front and rear of the chainstays instead of a bb swingarm.I own a 07 bullit and use it for all mtn/freeride and I have a vp free that I might part out in favor of a blindside because of the sweet warranty.
    Keep in mind that a blindside can only run a 135mm rear hub. Not that big of a deal but it might not be as stiff as a 150mm. Also the bb height is 14", which is more favorable for dh.
    bullit is definitly a single pivot. Some people would call a transition a single pivot because.... The pivot is in the seat stay (not the chainstay) so the rear wheel carries a similar path as a single pivot which i guess would be semicircular. the bikes will prolly ride differently becuase the point they rotate around is different, but will still suffer from brake jack like a bullit does.

    edit:: I dont call them single pivots I ride a bullit. I would call the transition similar to the kona suspension (4 bar?)
    there are obvious differences (like there are a bunch of other places where the bike pivots) but some big similarities.

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