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Old 09-25-06, 07:50 PM   #1
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Show me your DirtBag!

That's right, show me your Transition DirtBag! What do you use it for? How did you build it up? Pros? Cons?

Let me know

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I'm not showing anyone my Transition DirtBag...

That's because I don't have one.
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I'm not showing anyone my Transition DirtBag...

That's because I don't have one.
Point taken But the quesiton is, do you want one?

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Not really.
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or maybe would you like one?

my wife and i will be moving to america next year and i think i will be buying a fully then. so i got my sights on the transition 5" travel bike covert. its cheap, its very competent quality wise (or so i have heard) and best of all it has low enough standover to accommodate my interfering ballz (my current bike has 29" standover and for some stupid reason it aint enough)
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Don't want one. If it can't be made into a SS, then I really don't care.
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Don't want one. If it can't be made into a SS, then I really don't care.
Mmh, SS very tempting.

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Ok ,on point.

I have pics around the site. As for the ride I have posted some detailed ride reports. In short, so not to repeat myself. It is a solid build. I am a 270 to 280 pound hack. Not to smooth and generally plow through stuff instead of "float". I, personally, don't notice brake jack as it is a single pivot but that is likely due to my braking habits, which I think are very good. Unlike some of my other riding.

With the dhx it is as good a pedaller as can be expected from a 7in travel bike. The 2005 REALLY fits the 2005 66rc. The geometry is slack enough for some solid dh and... ok it isn't steep at all. I REALLY needed to adapt my body position to go up hills.

Bottom bracket height and standover are a little to high for downhill (racing level), however its a fr bike...it fits that bill perfectly.

I do...this is the ONLY weakness, find the rear loose. Compared to my bighit this thing is a little noodly. A straight through axle and slightly different riding (more up front instead of pushing the rear in corners) and it was better. Personally, if I were in charge, I would get them to either follow suit with trek and put in some MASSIVE pivots, or build a 150mm rear. I notice it because of my size and ride style, it is really very solid for the average sized rider.

As for riding, I do xc, trails, LONG downhills, steep, smallish drops and I don't jump...I have jumped on it, it was ok, but I REALLY hate jumping. For me and this area, its been a great all round bike. I RARELY want my ht anymore. (don't tell her, she'll get jealous) but I do still take her out to really get me up those big mountains haha

2 things they fixed that I hated. (ok one thing, but I like the other thing too) I hate...DESPISE...FREAKING ANNOYED with the 26.8 seatube. Difficult size to find for fr level riding. They are now 30...which matches EVERY other bike I have. Arg...one year to late. The 1.5 headtube is nice too...gives more options. Next step...figure out what to do with that rear end...

I give the bike a...8.5 out of 10. I am a pretty picky rider compared to my friends, and really notice geometry to a tee...I would be hard pressed to find a 9 out of 10 let alone a 10
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