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Old 03-07-07, 03:40 PM   #1
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Just Ordered My Trail-or-Park!

So, I'm really excited... I just ordered my Trail-or-Park frame in Raw Chromoly. Can't wait to get it.

Now it's time to start spec'ing parts! It'll be a couple months before the build is complete, but I'm stoked! Just wanted to share

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So, I'm really excited... I just ordered my Trail-or-Park frame in Raw Chromoly. Can't wait to get it.

Now it's time to start spec'ing parts! It'll be a couple months before the build is complete, but I'm stoked! Just wanted to share
should be nice, what hubs are you going to use?
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That is pretty cool. I would have gone with the 06 white/green, but still nice colors.
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should be nice, what hubs are you going to use?
I'm still debating... I'm really considering just making it easy and doing the Revolution wheelset Transition offers, but I'm still deciding. Actually, any sugguestions anyone has would be awesome. My current park bike was kind of a hand-me-down, so I'm not exactly an expert on what's out there right now.

Other thing I'm debating on right now is to either switch it up and do a rigid fork or go with suspension. I've been curious to try rigid, but we'll see.

And yeah, the color choice was definitely hard. The white/green was pretty awesome.
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New bikes and builds are always exciting, congrats!
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Thats gonna be cool.
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Thanks guys...

I'm thinking toward the Kona Project II fork, although I've been seeing a 24 Bicycles SanKuKai here and there, and they look interesting. Any opinions on either of those? I think I'm definitely going rigid for the initial build.

As far as wheels go, I can get a set of SingleTracks laced to Deore XT hubs for $145 at Jensonusa.com. That's pretty darn cheap. From what I've read, those are pretty commonly used for urban/DJ. If I end up getting those though I need to make sure the decals can be removed, haha.

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I'm still debating... I'm really considering just making it easy and doing the Revolution wheelset Transition offers, but I'm still deciding. Actually, any sugguestions anyone has would be awesome.
If you get the Revolution wheelset with the 10mm solid axle quick release, it will slip in the horizontal dropouts of the ToP. I'm pretty sure it's possible to swap in a threaded axle without too much hassle, but it is something to consider.
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Awesome, thanks for the tip. Now that I've spent basically the whole day online (at work, oops) looking at components, I may just end up going cheaper and doing something like the SingleTracks.

As far as the fork goes, I can get a Kona Project Two rigid fork new for about $50 shipped off ebaY. I'm thinking I can't go wrong just trying it out.
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ahhh I hate you I want that frame so badly in about 3 or 4 months i'll order mine. Congrats though tell me what you think of it.
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I don't see why you would want to use rigid for a park bike. I would go with like some dirt jumper 3's or dirtjams.
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I'm still debating... I'm really considering just making it easy and doing the Revolution wheelset Transition offers, but I'm still deciding. Actually, any sugguestions anyone has would be awesome.
Sun ringle S-type wheel set. Much stronger than both Singletracks and Transition's wheel set, but maybe a little heavier...

Should be a sweet build.

Edit: For a rigid fork I would suggest a DMR trailblade2.
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Here's my buddy's ToP. The geometry is nicely balanced - a fun ride.

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Punx: Just merely tryin' something different.

FreeRidin': Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look around at those S-Types... I saw some rigs on another forum with 'em and they even look pretty cool to boot.

gastro: Thanks for the pic! Makes me even more ancy to get the bike built!
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Oh ok. Your just buying the frame right now the full thing.
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Yeah, just ordered the frame... I have a Manipoo on my current bike which I like for the most part, but I think I wanna try out some rigidity
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BTW, maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, but it seems like those s-types are kinda hard to find online. Am I just missing 'em?
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All the parts are in... Just received the wheelset today... Ended up going with some Atomlab Pimp rims with G.I. hubs... Should have some build photos early next week, then some actions shots shortly after

Here's how the build shaped up:

Frame: Transition Trail-or-Park Medium - Raw Chromoly
Fork: DMR Trailblade2 20mm Through-axle rigid
Stem: Deity 31.8mm
Handlebars: Deity 31.8mm
Headset: FSA Pig
Wheelset: Atomlab Pimp Rims w/G.I. Hubs. SS rear hub (10mm x 135mm), 20mm through-axle front.
Tires: Holy Roller 2.4's
Crankset: Deity 170mm
Chainring/Freewheel: TREE 33t / 16t Freewheel
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Nice build.

But...Deity?...I'm guessing in white too.
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Yeah, just ordered the frame... I have a Manipoo on my current bike which I like for the most part, but I think I wanna try out some rigidity
That Surly 1x1 that I put on my ol' Hardrock was the best upgrade I've made to it.
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Old 04-20-07, 12:59 PM   #21
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Actually black... Everything I got for my bike is black. White doesn't look too good after you've been to the park a few times. Riding street I'd rather have something that shows the wear the least.

FreeRidin', I sense some hostility toward Deity?

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FreeRidin', I sense some hostility toward Deity?
Just a wee bit. I respect Deity as company and have some respect for their products, but I hate the kids that buy Deity for all the wrong reasons.

Props for getting Deity in black.
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Ah, yeah... Well, I got a deal on 'em, and they've got a good reputation for being burly. You should see my current bike that I ride at the parks. I'm definitely not looking for style points

I can appreciate where you're coming from though forsure.
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Aight guys... Here are some final build pics. It will probably be changing a tiny bit soon, but fresh off the stand here's what she looks like... Sorry the photos aren't very high quality.

Thanks to Jeff at CycleWerks in Costa Mesa for helping me out with the build.









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I don't really know much about urban trials or dirt jumping bikes at all, so I figured I might as well ask. Why shell out the extra money for a thomson post that is only going to stick out a couple inches and will rarely be (to my knowledge) be stressed?

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All the parts are in... Just received the wheelset today... Ended up going with some Atomlab Pimp rims with G.I. hubs... Should have some build photos early next week, then some actions shots shortly after

Here's how the build shaped up:

Frame: Transition Trail-or-Park Medium - Raw Chromoly
Fork: DMR Trailblade2 20mm Through-axle rigid
Stem: Deity 31.8mm
Handlebars: Deity 31.8mm
Headset: FSA Pig
Wheelset: Atomlab Pimp Rims w/G.I. Hubs. SS rear hub (10mm x 135mm), 20mm through-axle front.
Tires: Holy Roller 2.4's
Crankset: Deity 170mm
Chainring/Freewheel: TREE 33t / 16t Freewheel
Pedals: Crank Bro's 50/50
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7's 160mm rotors
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
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