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2012 Transition Bottlerocket Bike (discontinued)

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So far so good...

The Good:

Awesome geometry for jumping, and some downhill... I got it for Christmas 2012... So far so good.

The Bad:

Not too happy with the fork... It's a coil fork, so I wish it came with a stiffer coil... I'm gonna get a stiffer one though. I bottomed out on a 1-2 foot drop... :/

Overall Review:

It's a great bike! So far so good! I wish they were still putting Fox Forks on them though... An air fork would be better, I think...


Product Transition Bottlerocket Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Trail, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
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 72° Actual / 73.5° Artificial 72° Actual / 73.5° Artificial 72° Actual / 73.5° Artificial
Seat Tube Length 15 15 15
Bottom Bracket Height 13.85" 13.85" 13.85"
Chainstay Length 16.9" 16.9" 16.9"
Wheelbase 43.3 44.3 45.3
Standover 27.5 27.5 27.5
Reach 15.5 16.1 17.1
Stack 22.91 22.91 22.91
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
Rear Travel 140mm
Rear Shock 2011 Fox Racing Shox Van RC COIL Rear Shock
Fork Fox Racing Shox 36 Van 160 RC2
Fork Travel
Head Tube Diameter Tapered 1.5" / 1-1/8" (1.5" Lower Cup 49.6mm ID / 1-1/8" Flush Top Cup 44mm ID)
Headset Cane Creek XXCII
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt
Stem Truvativ Holzfeller 40mm
Grips ODI Ruffian Lock-on
Brakes Front: Avid Elixir CR 8" / Rear: Avid Elixir CR 6"
Brake Levers
Shifters SRAM X9
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
Chainguide e.thirteen SRS+
Cranks Truvativ Holzfeller 170mm
Chainrings Truvativ 32 (Included with crankset)
Bottom Bracket 73mm shell x 51mm chainline
Pedals Transition Stepdown
Chain KMC X9.93
Cassette SRAM PG950 11-32
Rims TBC Revolution 32
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 26x2.5 60a
Saddle Transition Park n' Ride FR
Seatpost Truvativ Hussefelt
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm Seatpost/34.9mm Clamp
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions FRAME: 12x142mm Shimano Standard/COMPLETE BIKE: 135mm x 10mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors FRAME: Red, Raw, Lemon Lime/COMPLETE BIKE: Red, Black
Warranty 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.
Weight N/A
Price $2,699
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