Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Transition Tr500 bike check

I am fortunate enough to have some amazing sponsors that make some killer  products. Here's a look at the bike I'll be racing here in Leogang.
Frame: transition TR500 lg, slack setting. 26 in.
Rear shock: fox DHX RC4
Fork: FOX Float 40
Bars: spank spike bearclaw, 777mm wide
Grips: spank
Stem: spank spike
Seat post: kore
Saddle: transition
Derailleur and shifter: shimano Zee
Brakes: shimano saint
Cranks: shimano Zee
Pedals: shimano DX
Chainguide: Mrp G3
Wheels: spank spike race 28
Tires: Onza Ibex DH 26 *2.4

She weighs in around 27.3 lbs
 Due to the interface between Safari and this website I cannot comment all he way through each post.
New for the team this year we have picked up Spank and Onza tires. The spike bar and stem 
Have a great balance of stiffness and dampening.  The wheels are amazing. Their "Oobah " rims really can take a beating!
Onza is making some incredible tires and really deserve more attention for their quality! 
They only produce the best, they have no cheap oem spec tires. And the grip is incredible! It took me a day to get used to how much further I could push the ibex before they broke free! Their open tread is perfect for East coast riding at home!
I have ridden 3 days here in Leogang  and it is rough. Being one of the only bike parks it gets bet up.
So many breaking bumps that you must do a bolt check every night! 
My MRP G3 has taken a serious beating here, and hasn't failed me once. Unreal..
The Fox Float 40 is clutch here. The speed is so much greater due to the steepness here. The holes are bigger and the impacts much harder. Being able to get a progressive spring rate and have a few clicks of compression create noticeable improvement is so important !
The new smaller shaft and valving on the RC4 makes for some impressive small bump compliance!

I am so stoked to be here and can't thank my sponsors family and friends enough for helping me get here!
Raffi DieWaldfee Photo.  First couple days of practicing. this bike took everything this Mtn had to offer, and was ready for more!
This bike has made me a lot of friends already. One kid told me I had the most beautiful bike in the World Cup!
It rides even better than it looks. The improvements over the 450 are more than noticeable. It sits much higher in the travel.
It tracks better, and is much more responsive.

New for me and the team this year are Onza tires. They are a Swiss company.
Their philosophy is that they will not make an average tire. They will 

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