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    WooHoo! Blindsided (in a good way)!

    I just got the e-mail before lunchtime today and it is official: I got accepted for sponsorship with Transition for the coming season (!) I am sooooo stoked! Looks like, if all goes well, I will be rockin' a Blindside this year.

    Now I have to move a used-one-season Gran Mal, size long, either as a whole bike or a frame/fork +odds-n-ends combo [/shameless spam plug].

    Woohoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I just got the e-mail before lunchtime today and it is official: I got accepted for sponsorship with Transition for the coming season (!) I am sooooo stoked! Looks like, if all goes well, I will be rockin' a Blindside this year.

    Now I have to move a used-one-season Gran Mal, size long, either as a whole bike or a frame/fork +odds-n-ends combo [/shameless spam plug].

    Woohoo!
    Congrats!

    Just out of curiosity. When you get "sponsored", does that mean that you get stuff from them for free? or just discounted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Congrats!

    Just out of curiosity. When you get "sponsored", does that mean that you get stuff from them for free? or just discounted?
    hee hee.

    Sponsorship levels are variable and the terms are eyes only top secret.

    Congrats dminor, it seems your hard work has paid off once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I just got the e-mail before lunchtime today and it is official: I got accepted for sponsorship with Transition for the coming season (!) I am sooooo stoked! Looks like, if all goes well, I will be rockin' a Blindside this year.

    Now I have to move a used-one-season Gran Mal, size long, either as a whole bike or a frame/fork +odds-n-ends combo [/shameless spam plug].

    Woohoo!
    That's what she said!!




    I couldn't help myself, sorry.

    Congrats Doug!

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    Congrats again, well deserved.

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    That's awesome...can't wait to see the build on it. If you do sell the Gran Mal as a complete you got any ideas on what the build is gonna be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DylanTremblay View Post
    That's awesome...can't wait to see the build on it. If you do sell the Gran Mal as a complete you got any ideas on what the build is gonna be?
    I do, almost down to the chainring bolts. I'll try to post it up tonight. I crunched the grams and pounds in my spreadsheet and, sans the pesky details like cables and assorted small stuff I have no idea about (and using a lot of claimed-weight figures), it should come in just under 40 lbs.

    SickLines just did a Blindside build that got it to 37.5 and they said they could go farther down.

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    Congrats man!!!

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    Is this one going to have the moto-style-clamp drop bars too?

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    Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Is this one going to have the moto-style-clamp drop bars too?
    Never seen these before, I'm guessing they clip on to the dual crown fork legs?
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Never seen these before, I'm guessing they clip on to the dual crown fork legs?
    Drop bars on your mtb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Please tell me you're not serious.

    Congrats, dminor.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    congratulations! thanks for the inspiration...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Thanks!

    That looks like it would have a very XC-ish positioning, though
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    Congrats, Doug. Well deserved.

    I will abstain from calling you a sponsor wh0re this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    size long

    Woohoo!
    Always knew you were a long one ;]

    Congrats, its great to hear. Cant wait to see the build. RST again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    Thanks!

    That looks like it would have a very XC-ish positioning, though
    Haha! If you look close you will see that it is a quick-'n-dirty Photoshop job with some real cafe clip-ons. It spawned an ultimate 'joke gone wackadoodle' incident. Ahhh, but I'd be the Kenny Roberts of the DH course


    Thank you all. Yes, it will have a new RST R1. It will be bristling with Syncros stuff and I'm going to try the Maxxis Ardent tires in the 3C compound (with a set of High Rollers as fast-rolling backup, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Haha! If you look close you will see that it is a quick-'n-dirty Photoshop job with some real cafe clip-ons. It spawned an ultimate 'joke gone wackadoodle' incident. Ahhh, but I'd be the Kenny Roberts of the DH course


    Thank you all. Yes, it will have a new RST R1. It will be bristling with Syncros stuff and I'm going to try the Maxxis Ardent tires in the 3C compound (with a set of High Rollers as fast-rolling backup, of course).
    Yeah, of course.

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    Very cool! Congrats. It'll be interesting to see your build.
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    Awesome!!! Very cool!! Come to Colorado and do some riding with me!
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    I should probably pay more attention.
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    Way to go Doug!

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    You da man D.Let's just forget that incident the pic spawned.........
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    OK - - as promised, here is a preliminary peek at how I'm (so far) planning to build this up. I feel like a roadie geek with all of these gram figures and stuff - - sheesh. I used to just put things together and ride them. [Blame it on LowCel ] And I used a very rounded .454 conversion of the kg to lbs and a lot of claimed weights:


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