Video: Klunking 2

Oct 16, 2012 at 4:48
by Matt Wragg  

What can we say? This video makes us want a simple bike and a beer... The guys at Transition sum it up best:

"Klunking is making a huge comeback and it’s a great way to experience your local trails on a totally new level. Our Klunker is ready to ride right out of the box, without any modifications, and it’s just as much fun riding trails as it is cruising around town. Once you start Klunking, you can't stop.” - Kevin Menard, Owner - Transition Bikes Owner

Views: 30,823    Faves: 335    Comments: 23


Transition Bikes is proud to announce a giant step backwards with their latest bike. The Klunker features absolutely no technology and is in no way optimized. 4130 chromoly, moto handlebar, DH tires and a coaster brake are all the features you need to rip your favorite trails or cruise downtown to grab a beer.

Transition Klunker - White

Coming in at 32 lbs for the complete bike, the Klunker is incredibly lightweight for a Klunker. Another thing that is lightweight about the Klunker is the price, $549 for the complete bike. Two color options are available, “Party in the Woods” Matte Black and “Klunking Isn't Free” Eagle White (featuring checkerboard toptube and crossbar pads).

Transition Klunker - black

SPECS:
1 size fits all
Chromoly 3 piece BMX style crankset
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DH tires
Transition Park n Ride Jump Saddle
Motorcycle Handlebar (800mm wide)
Slack 67 Degree Head Angle
Coaster Brake
PRICE: $549 USD

www.transitionbikes.com
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94 Comments

  • + 59
 Transition's humour alone makes me want to ride their bikes!
  • - 4
 no "add" to favourites.. Vimeo.. Frown
  • + 6
 vid took me back in time 1976,when life was simple,just being a kid,thanks guy's,.
  • + 2
 Likewise.... good times smashing the trails on my old raleigh bomber!!! Google image it kids - it was a beast!!!
  • + 3
 where can i buy one??
  • + 2
 Coming soon to a Transition Dealer near you...
  • + 2
 the black and blue one is so sick
  • + 1
 instead of watching this, i went klunking
  • + 1
 only for the baddest badasses.
klunking = a serious business
  • + 2
 I found were I belong. staches, beer and shredding.
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  • + 35
 Now tell me why the hell one needs some over hyped 29er or 650b bike with electronic suspension, when you can have that much fun on a fully rigid quasi brake-less bike?
  • + 1
 don't you think it's slightly ironic that the "pro klunker" is wearing a rockshox hat at the beginning?
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  • + 31
 love it. more people should ride in jeans and a t-shirt and ride *any old bike* in the woods and eat honey and drink beer and not give a f**k
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  • + 19
 These guys make me proud to ride a Transition and live in Washington. Keep klunkin.
  • + 4
 I'm pretty sure I am a Transition rider for life after watching this video.
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  • + 14
 Just woke up. Thought i was watching the VOD. Thought i was getting trolled for the first 3 minutes.
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  • + 6
 I have the movie "Full Medal Status" that has the original "Kulnking-guys" in it...including Gary Fisher. Best quote of the movie comes from one of the locals..."Klunking is muddy in the winter; and it's dusty in the summer". Classic.
  • + 2
 Have that on VHS. What a throwback.
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  • + 7
 Raw eggs, hard tails and an ode to Repack? RAD!
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  • + 5
 So refreshing in the face of the current dubstep/slowmo abuse madness to get a real feel-good video about riding bicycles in the mountains!
  • + 1
 I do dubstep/slowmo every time i hit a flat corner and drift out ! WOB WOB WOB ! thats all that goes thru my head lol!
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  • + 5
 I wanna know where Darrin got his shirt!
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AMERICAN RADNESS (Transition Bikes)
  • + 2
 Check out MERICANRADNESS.com they sell the same t-shirt.
  • + 2
 We are currently working on our online store and have Sunglasses as well. If you would like a shirt, message me and I'll get one in the mail to you.
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  • + 1
 This is really what mountain biking is about. We live in a day and age where we have so much travel at our fingertips. Don't get me wrong, I love my all mountain bike, but this bike serves so many purposes. Look at how they ride it. Jumps, commuting, riding trails, etc. Anyone who rides a beach cruiser needs to get rid of it to make room for one of these. College kids can use it as a campus get around bike, and go out to ride later. And at $550, they make it open to so many more people. And finally someone made it in 26" wheels so I can jump it!!!! This will probably be their best selling bike ever, and I certainly really want one. It has something for everyone so it can be used by everyone. Now when does it go on their website and out for production?
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  • + 5
 Ha!! All beers should come with shotgun tabs!!
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  • + 4
 Last time I checked it's only October. Quite a few months till april........
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  • + 1
 ha ha, love it!
its easy to get sucked into thinking you need the latest high tech bit of kit when most of us don't at all & couldn't tell the difference anyway.
This reminds you what its all about!
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  • + 2
 I want to see Klunking as a new discipline in mtbing. Bring back races like the Repack, jeans and sneakers, coaster brake only.
  • + 4
 Fall Ballooner Nov. 10th in Bellingham, WA.
  • + 5
 Uci world cup next season, DH, XC, 4X, and Klunking
  • + 2
 ^^^Haha...yeah I'll be in that! It's got that Mike Sinyard and Gary Fisher feel to it.....
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  • + 3
 Saw this at shoot the trails!!! An inspiration to everyone who thinks they know whats up.
  • + 1
 I had a great time just being around Kevin @ "shoot the trails" as he shared his stoke with whomever wanted to talk bikes. The Transition guys personify the love for the ride that gets us all out the door and riding. Kevin was amped to go ride in the rain since it had been 80-some days here in the 'Ham w/o rain and he wanted to see wet roots again... and he designs bikes that he loves to ride. They certainly rep the passion at Transition. Woot. Fun flick too.
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  • + 3
 Very understated style, but there are so many hilarious scenes in this! It needs a photo page with write up.
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  • + 3
 Hell ya!!! tuck your pants into your sock and rip it up with a coaster brake too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 3
 The song at the beginning sounds like from On Any Sunday. That would be badass if it is.
  • + 2
 The intro and outro song is from On Any Sunday. Classic!!
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  • + 3
 those things look so sick to smash around with a few mates ! good times Smile
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  • + 1
 When I visited my mom in Bellingham the town seems so small town conservative, are they used to the antics of transition Bikes yet?
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  • + 2
 Dammit I was saving for a Carbon Covert but now I'll need to save another $500
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  • + 2
 between their regular bikes and this, im seriously considering buying my next bike from them. they look like a great company
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  • + 4
 Best dogs ever!
  • + 1
 I laughed when one of them jumped off the lip of a drop off rather than taking the easy route around it!
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  • + 2
 does it come with a moustache as standard or do you have to buy one separately?
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  • + 3
 Screw buying a new $6000 DH bike!
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  • + 1
 clunking down Galbraith Mountain, Sweet! i rode these trails while out in Bellingham for the Kona Launch!
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  • + 2
 where can i buy one? coaster brakes rule! skidz for dayz
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  • + 1
 Makes me want to take a beach cruiser to the trails just to see....

Oh and the American Radness shirt = gnar
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  • + 2
 Coming Soon: Klunker Class DH!!! Oh please be true
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  • + 0
 Cool bike, but I would like to know about the wheelset (what coaster hub, spokes, rim). If its not total garbage, it would be worth ordering.
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  • + 1
 thats so sick! love the trail dogs! takeing mountain biking back to its roots! i wont one!!
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  • + 1
 Great video, one of the most entertaining ones I've seen in a while...well done boys
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  • + 0
 I've always wanted to put a 200mm fork on a beach cruiser just for fun, and this seems like a very good candidate. Might have to get one now!
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  • + 2
 In old school we trust! i've just ordered one...
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  • + 2
 TJ has got klunk in the trunk! His training regiment puts Lance to shame!
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  • + 1
 Saw this the other night at shoot the trails! Super way to end the show!!! Keep it rad!
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  • + 1
 that was rad. loved the montage music from rocky lol
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  • + 1
 Transition bikes, no more!!!
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  • + 1
 Perfect music? Or perfect music?
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  • + 1
 when and how much will these be in the uk?
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  • + 1
 Nie ma to jak DH bez amortyzacji i z hamulcami w pedałach.
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  • + 0
 Riding a old beat up bike for kicks. Good idea. Spending 600 bucks on a bike thats a piece of crap on purpose. Bad idea
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  • + 1
 got to be the most mental thing ive ever seen downhill brakeless! love it
  • + 1
 Coaster Brake.. lose your chain then you're brakeless..
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  • + 1
 I want one, how come I can't find them on their site. Post a link please
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  • + 1
 re-inventing cool, nice work
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  • + 1
 Why is Lars wearing a life jacket ?!!!!
  • + 7
 We put 12 beers in that life jacket! stay hydrated kids.
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  • + 1
 do they have coaster brakes?
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  • + 1
 i will pay any amount of money for that american radness shirt!!!
  • + 1
 MERICAN RADNESS.com
  • + 1
 Skibike: We are currently working on our online store and have Sunglasses as well. If you would like a shirt, message me and I'll get one in the mail to you.
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  • + 1
 Pretty sure Klunkers had brakes though!
  • + 4
 These do, coaster brake in the rear.

SPECS:

1 size fits all
Chromoly 3 piece BMX style crankset
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DH tires
Transition Park n Ride Jump Saddle
Motorcycle Handlebar (800mm wide)
Slack 67 Degree Head Angle
Coaster Brake
PRICE: $549 USD
  • + 1
 I got that email from them,is that a genuine price,my Trans am frame costs more than that ?
  • + 1
 Can you add a drum brake up front? That would be totally RAD!
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  • + 0
 Transition now has these bikes for sale in their line up.
  • + 6
 Didin't see anything on their site, at least at a cursory glance. they need to get on the ball, we have a short attention span and disposable income.
  • + 1
 I got an email from them this morning.
  • + 1
 Shows to different models $549 USD
  • + 3
 Get a TIG and build one. Give your klunker the garage pedigree it deserves.
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  • + 1
 Those klunkers are sick
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  • + 1
 Video Of The Year!!!!!
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  • + 1
 That was awesome!
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  • + 0
 How do they stop?? I didnt see any brakes
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  • + 1
 T-dub keepin it RAD.
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