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Old 03-29-06, 11:02 PM   #1
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my new transition trail or park

for those of you who havent seen, this is my new frame.







this is the bike that most of the parts came from

note the numerous changes, yay for new stuff!
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Old 03-29-06, 11:48 PM   #2
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Damn that's weird, but obviously badass. Weird because I have the same frame...anyway. Ride the piss out of it.
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Congrats, that bike kicks ass...I was over on ridemonkey telling you to get it if I remember right haha...hows she feel so far
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Congrats, that bike kicks ass...I was over on ridemonkey telling you to get it if I remember right haha...hows she feel so far
it feels great. its alot like the p.1 but its alot shorter. i can definatly tell a difference between steel and alum. it spins nicely, and the tables get super tight. it manuals great and the low top tube allows for easier no cans. it was definaly worth the money, and the only thing left to get is chain tugs.
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Sweet bike! I've only heard good things about the trail or park...but then again I've only heard good things about Transition! Now go get some action shots for us!
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hey nice bike! do you know anything about the Vagrant by them? i found out transition frames are made by astro in vietnam. do the welds and everything look nice on the bike? does it seem to be made nicely?
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i dont really no much about the vagrent, sorry. but yes, the welds are very nice, and neat. i should be getting some pics or at least some vid. this weekend, and ill post it up.
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I just thought of something. Looks like your ganna have to get a new account name lol.
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hey nice bike! do you know anything about the Vagrant by them? i found out transition frames are made by astro in vietnam. do the welds and everything look nice on the bike? does it seem to be made nicely?
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I own one (TOP) and have another on order (Dirtbag) they are really well made, the welds are like most big companies, the welds are large and not grinded down. That means nothing to me, but they are very solid, have an amazing reputation and are run by two genuinely nice guys. Not to mention a solid warranty.
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Is there any way you can get a TOP for somewhat less than $600 CDN. Cuase I think that's a little too much for a hardtail. Not that I am not saying that it isn't a great bike.
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Can *I*...yes, likely, but it is worth the 600$ for the frame.
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i really want a vagrant, but since i already have a hardtail, i think my next bike will be a dirtbag. the vagrant looks soooooo nice imho.

and as for the vietnam thing, i actually believe they're made in taiwan?
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i really want a vagrant, but since i already have a hardtail, i think my next bike will be a dirtbag. the vagrant looks soooooo nice imho.

and as for the vietnam thing, i actually believe they're made in taiwan?
i searched the whole taiwan thing and the best i could make out is the fact they moved a few years ago to vietnam from taiwan...but i could be wrong.
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Just email them, I am sure kyle would be willing to answer.
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I own one (TOP) and have another on order (Dirtbag) they are really well made, the welds are like most big companies, the welds are large and not grinded down. That means nothing to me, but they are very solid, have an amazing reputation and are run by two genuinely nice guys. Not to mention a solid warranty.
After looking at the dirtbag, Im convinced I could build a freeride bike equivelant to any made by kona and trek and save money. Considering Ill have a job soon, Im thinking a dirtbag would be awesome. The question is, should I get an xc bike or fr first. Ill contemplate on this matter for the next 3 weeks until I get a job.
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After looking at the dirtbag, Im convinced I could build a freeride bike equivelant to any made by kona and trek and save money. Considering Ill have a job soon, Im thinking a dirtbag would be awesome. The question is, should I get an xc bike or fr first. Ill contemplate on this matter for the next 3 weeks until I get a job.
I usually leave that answer to the person, but some things to consider

1 - do you live in an area where the fr bike could be used enough to make it worth while. Do you have enough terrain?
2 - do you care if you are going to be slow going up hill? FR bikes can pedal but generally suck at it

I am lucky, I live in an area where I can honestly have one bike, a fr bike, and still have 100 trails I could ride. If you only have one fr trail than personally, I wouldn't buy a fr bike.
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I usually leave that answer to the person, but some things to consider

1 - do you live in an area where the fr bike could be used enough to make it worth while. Do you have enough terrain?
2 - do you care if you are going to be slow going up hill? FR bikes can pedal but generally suck at it

I am lucky, I live in an area where I can honestly have one bike, a fr bike, and still have 100 trails I could ride. If you only have one fr trail than personally, I wouldn't buy a fr bike.
Yea, mostly just whatever is at montara. But I really just want to go to montara and ride all those trails all the time. Ive been wanting a long travel bike for a long time. I don't know though. I know they aren't efficient uphill pedalers, as long as they can slowly get up the hill its all good.
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It will go up...if you want it to.

The other reason I buy transition now is because of the warranty and you are supporting the little of the bike world. That just feels good
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It will go up...if you want it to.

The other reason I buy transition now is because of the warranty and you are supporting the little of the bike world. That just feels good
The sexy matte baby blue helps too
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I got green...the baby blue reminds me of my opposiing football team in highschool, it makes me wanna hurl it off a cliff...
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I got green...the baby blue reminds me of my opposiing football team in highschool, it makes me wanna hurl it off a cliff...
The green is fugly. How could you
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Cause baby blue puts me into fits of severe anger...and hunter green was my colour in high school, if you have a problem with that come up here and I will prove how much baby blue pisses me off ..
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Cause baby blue puts me into fits of severe anger...and hunter green was my colour in high school, if you have a problem with that come up here and I will prove how much baby blue pisses me off ..
Ohooohh.





blue is def sexier. No bike companies use baby blue, but these guys understand that real men wear pink..errrr baby blue I mean.
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How can you think thats fugly...sheesh cali's must be colour blind. It goes with the deep forest that I live in..haha Thats almost my exact setup when it gets here too, except I got the dhx coil
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How can you think thats fugly...sheesh cali's must be colour blind. It goes with the deep forest that I live in..haha Thats almost my exact setup when it gets here too, except I got the dhx coil
So you bought the complete? I was thinking buying the frame would be fun, then I could figure out how to put a bike together. But seriously, I just hate that green, its so army/boy scoutish.
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