Transition Bottlerocket Frame

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    “One of the best all around bikes made.”

    The Good:

    Simplicity, flexibility, strength, support, looks.

    The Bad:

    Can be a bit heavy depending on build. Not sure the BR is any less expensive than some competitors offerings in this segment.

    Overall Review:

    Transition changed the game when they released the Bottlerocket. I credit them for the slopestyle revolution and the sudden switch to shorter travel bikes from big hit bikes that took place a few years ago. While the Bottle is no longer the lightest or best in the this segment, it's still one of the best bikes ever made in this class. I was able to put a Hammerschmidt, Marz 55, drop post, and some lighter components on this for what amounted to a very versatile bike.

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    “Awesome Frame”

    The Good:

    Simple design, very strong, can be used for anything from DJ to slopestyle to trail riding to light DH, very flickable, awesome value for the money, great company to back it up.

    The Bad:

    It's just the frame.

    Overall Review:

    Definitely worth the money

    Specifications

    Riding Type Freeride, Dirt Jump / Urban
    Rider
    Sizes and Geometry
    S, M, L View Geometry
    Size S M L
    Top Tube Length 22 23 24
    Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67°
    Head Tube Length 4.725 4.725 4.725
    Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
    Seat Tube Length
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.8 13.8 13.8
    Chainstay Length 16.8 16.8 16.8
    Wheelbase 43.3 44.3 45.3
    Standover
    Reach 15.5 16.1 17.1
    Stack 22.91 22.91 22.91
    Frame Material Aluminum
    Frame Material Details 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
    Wheel Size
    Rear Travel 140mm
    Rear Shock 2011 Fox Racing Shox Van RC
    Head Tube Diameter 1.5"
    Bottom Bracket 73mm shell x 51mm chainline
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135mm x 10mm
    Front Derailleur Size 34.9mm Clamp, Top-pull, (Top Swing Shimano or Low Mount SRAM)
    Seat Post Diameter 30.0mm Seatpost/34.9mm Clamp
    Max Tire Size
    ISCG Tabs ISCG OLD
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors FRAME: Red, Raw, Lemon Lime/COMPLETE BIKE: Red, Black
    Warranty 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.
    Weight N/A
    Miscellaneous
    Price $1,339
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