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2012 Transition Blindside Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Alright for the price”

    The Good: The bike has decent geo and comes well spect.

    The Bad: Mega flexy rear end. The seat stays are not connected to each other or to the chain stays unlike many other free ride/dh bikes. This created a lose feeling rear end, witch did no go well with the brake jack on technical sections. I found that for steep and ruff trails i was underbiked.

    Overall Review: Great bike for free ride and smaller riders. Look elsewhere for a bike that can also handle DH.

    “Great bike”

    The Good: The geometry of this bike its perfect for freeride and people who like to jump their bike, it also can handle any dh track you put in front of it. With short chainstays this bikes feels very nimble and playfull. I own the 2009 version with 8.1 travel and its awesome.

    The Bad: some brake jack at high DH speeds.

    Overall Review: This is one of those bikes that if its your first really DH/FREERIDE you will improve your riding skills and will make you a better rider without braking the bank.
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Freeride, Downhill
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L View Geometry

    Size S M L
    Top Tube Length 21.5 22.5 23.5
    Head Tube Angle 65 65 65
    Head Tube Length
    Seat Tube Angle 72.5 72.5 72.5
    Seat Tube Length
    Bottom Bracket Height 14.2 14.2 14.2
    Chainstay Length 17.15 17.15 17.15
    Wheelbase 45 46 47
    Standover
    Reach 14.74 15.74 16.74
    Stack 23.54 23.54 23.54
    Frame Material 6061 Custom Formed Heat Treated Aluminum
    Rear Travel 180mm (7") / 190mm (7.5") Adjustable Rear Wheel Travel
    Rear Shock Fox DHX RC2
    Fork Rockshox Domain RC CL 180 BLACK TAPER
    Fork Travel
    Head Tube Diameter Tapered 1.5" / 1-1/8" (1.5" Lower Cup 49.6mm ID / 1-1/8" Upper Cup 44mm ID)
    Headset FSA Gravity DX Pro
    Handlebar Kore Torsion 800x35mm
    Stem TBC Temple Lite
    Grips TBC Lock On
    Brakes Avid Elixr 7
    Brake Levers Avid Elixr 7
    Shifters SRAM X7
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7 HDM 2x10 38/36T DP
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X7 MEDIUM CAGE CARBON 10SPD
    ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
    Chainguide e.Thirteen Heim 2 Dual Ring
    Cranks Truvativ S1400 GXP 10S 170 BTBLK Am
    Chainrings 36/22
    Bottom Bracket 73mm shell x 51mm chainline
    Pedals Not Included
    Chain KMC X10.93
    Cassette SRAM PG-1050 10SP 11-36
    Rims TBC Revolution 32
    Hubs TBC Revolution 32
    Spokes
    Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 26 x 2.5 Foldable EXO
    Saddle TBC Park N Ride AM Split Logo
    Seatpost Truvativ Hussefelt DC
    Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm
    Seatpost Clamp 34.9mm
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm (Shimano e-thru) + 135mm x 10mm option
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Green, Black, Raw
    Warranty 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous
    Price $3199.00
    More Info Transition website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry