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    Default Something something big black trannie pun NEW BIKE

    Well I've gone out and bought myself a new transition to add to my now almost single branded fleet of bikes.

    Transition scout, picked up today after what felt like the lengthiest weight of my life. Very nice frame in the flesh, pretty keen to get it build up, just gotta strip my reign and get my forks sent off to be serviced and lowered.

    complete build pics up when I get around to it, not enough time today to start putting things together yet.

    But heres a box pick!

    IMG_14511_zpskppi1w56.jpg

    spec will be as follows

    Frame: transition scout XL
    fork: rockshox Pike RC 140mm
    Rear shock: rockshox monarch debonair RT3
    Wheels: Hope tech enduro 27.5, pro 2 hubs
    Cranks: Shimano XT
    Chainring: Shimano XT 32t
    Casset: Praxxis 10-40 10sp
    Derailleur: Shimano SLX-soon to be upgraded to 11sp xt when it finally gives up the ghost.
    Shifter: shimano deore
    Brakes: Shimano deore, which maybe get upgraded down the track, but with 200mm front, 180mm back and sintered pads they work pretty good so not too fussed.
    Bars: Renthal fatbars, uncut.
    Stem: renthal apex, 40mm
    Grips: lizardskins lock-ons
    Tyres: maxxis minion DHF 2.3 front, maxxis minion SS 2.3 rear.
    Post: giant contact dropper 150mm.
    Guide: MRP something, top guide and taco.

    Not the flashiest build out, but it worked well enough for me on the reign. I'm firmly in the camp of quality frame and suspension first, then reliable components second. Not too fussed with weight.

    Ridiculously keen to get this thing built, I've been lusting after one since they were announced.
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    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

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    Frame looks so clean, very nice. Don't sweat too hard on your spec. You'll just need a few anno bits on there to bling it up.

    How does it look on the oven?

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    No ano on this thing except the renthal gold! Black and grey frame just screams for a stealth build.

    monochromitranny.

    There's nothing in my spec I can replace that isn't a solid performer. Shiftings not that great I admit, but the cassette's still going strong so thats not getting the boot yet. Wheels are solid, fork just needs a service.
    Brakes are deore's but the sintered pads and big rotors kill it.

    And the giant dropper is brilliant, especially considering how cheap it is compared to reverbs etc. It goes up, and down. Reliably (take that lev and reverb!).

    Just wana get it built and rolling!

    And might get forks painted satin black, with grey graphics. OR, i could cover up the scratches with a marker haha. The tightarse in me likes the desticker and permo solution.
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    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra Lord View Post
    No ano on this thing except the renthal gold! Black and grey frame just screams for a stealth build.

    Some people are like Slinkies. They serve no useful purpose, but they're fun to push down the stairs.

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    Eh, I like black. And I already have colourful bikes.

    And most of the parts I already own are black. I've got Blue valve caps though, so thats nice.
    Gotta match my black riding kit!
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    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra Lord View Post
    Eh, I like black. And I already have colourful bikes.

    And most of the parts I already own are black. I've got Blue valve caps though, so thats nice.
    Gotta match my black riding kit!
    Don't listen to him. Murder the shit out of that thing and ride the fuck out of it. Amazing frames good work.
    How can you DEFINE your limit if you don't FAIL?

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    I'll send you some spare pink bits.

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    Sweet. Haven't seen much of that in awhile.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra Lord View Post
    Sweet. Haven't seen much of that in awhile.
    "slightly" used...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minlak View Post
    Don't listen to him. Murder the shit out of that thing and ride the fuck out of it. Amazing frames good work.
    Thanks man. I knew there'd be some love for a ninja bike.







    And beggars can't be choosers poodle
    Last edited by Ultra Lord; 24-11-2016 at 03:29 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

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