Bike Check: Johny Salido's Freeride Fiesta Transition TR11

Jan 27, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  


Johny Salido has spent the last few months pouring his heart into creating the Freeride Fiesta, the first event of its kind in Johny's hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. As the first Mexican to compete at Red Bull Rampage, Johny brought back some of the Rampage spirit and decided he wanted to build the biggest jumps in Mexico. Now, the jumps are ready for the big jam-competition-fiesta, and Johny has shown us he's ready for the big event.

After putting so much work into making the Fiesta happen, Johny wanted to build a special bike to commemorate it.

This TR11 is delightful. The colorful wrap celebrates bikes and Mexico, with images of cacti, bikes, tacos, and basically everything good. The bike features Fox and Marzocchi suspension, a Shimano Saint drivetrain, Deity cockpit parts, Industry Nine wheels, and Vee tires.

Johny Salido, age 21
Height: 1.75 m (5'8")
Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
Instagram: @johnysalido

Holy toledo, it's Johny Salido!

Before.
Frame: Transition TR11, size medium
Shock: Fox X2, 195 mm travel, 295 PSI, rebound fully closed, HSC 1 click from closed and LSC 2 clicks from closed, climb switch on
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber 58, 203 mm travel, 95 PSI, all the tokens, fully closed all around
Wheels: Industry Nine Enduro 315C, 27.5"
Tires: Vee Tire Co. Snap WCE (F) and Flow R-CP (R), 2.35" width, 40 PSI front and rear
Drivetrain: Shimano Saint, 10-speed cassette and 36t chainring
Brakes: Shimano Saint, 203 mm rotors front and rear
Cockpit: Deity Racepoint bars, 770 mm width, 35 mm clamp, Deity 50 mm stem

bigquotesFreeride Fiesta has been my daily task for the past few months. Organizing an event is so much work, and I thought that if I had gone through all of this to make it happen, I should build a special bike to ride it with.Johny Salido

As handy on the tools as he is in the air, Johny brings his ride to life.

Looks like a toolbox check could be in order soon as well.

Mexico-themed designs cover most of Johny's ride to commemorate the inaugural Freeride Fiesta.

These tires with a custom heatpatch from Vee are neat, too. Johny runs a Snap WCE at the front and a Flow R-CP in the rear. Both are in 2.35" width and inflated to 40 PSI.

Unlike a lot of freeriders, Johny runs a fairly large 10-speed cassette from Shimano paired with a 36T chainring.

Anodized Industry 9 hubs and spokes increase the bling factor.

A Deity Frisco saddle is plenty comfortable.

The personality is in the details.


MENTIONS: @JohnyDiegoSalido / @FreerideFiesta / @TransitionBikeCompany



68 Comments

  • 109 5
 I would have personally gone with
"Chicks love the libido of Johny Salido"
but...to each his own I guess....
  • 24 4
 Yeah I'm more impressed by his hair than his bike frankly! As a balding almost 40...
  • 21 6
 Mine would be:
"Fave snack is taquitos, I'm...Johny Salido"
And then would have made the paint more queso/tortilla/chicken colored. Prob gumwall tires.

Don't you dare judge me if you've never had a taquito.
  • 21 3
 I would've pinned you for a more topical theme like "The Devil Must Be Eradicated From Our Children's Loins"
  • 4 0
 Jesus Man!?
  • 32 2
 @Lanebobane: The Latino torpedo Johny Salido
  • 5 6
 well, considering one of the meanings of 'salido' in spanish is 'randy/horny'...
  • 11 0
 I’m more impressed he managed to get some shimano parts! @landscapeben:
  • 3 0
 Saca la bolsita, it's Johny Salido!
  • 2 0
 Johny should find his way into a Skippy Jon Jones book.
  • 1 1
 @landscapeben: well, he is only 21.
  • 2 0
 @landscapeben: damn came to say the same, great hair, i'm impressed
  • 5 2
 jesus crist, 'salido - libido' joke is top comment, yet people downvote me for pointing what salido means? lol
Is like downvoting a language.

pinkers are a special crowd, for sure
  • 1 0
 @iiman: I thought yours was funny sir. All good
  • 4 0
 @Lanebobane: im judging you because you're from new york and talking about gas station taquitos like they're actually mexican food
  • 2 0
 @Lanebobane: Can't let this slide - Queso *means* Cheese. The runny, processed, 'Queso Cheese' we gringos drizzle on shit at the gas station is neither Queso nor cheese and it's redundant like ATM Machine, anyway. We must learn from these mistakes. No Justice - No Cheese.
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh Hey I can at least promise you I don't say "salsa sauce".
  • 1 0
 @Lanebobane: HAHA all good
  • 35 2
 Something something water bottle something something..........
  • 35 0
 Something something session something...
  • 30 0
 Looks like a Yoann. Wink
  • 1 0
 Haha!
  • 16 0
 I had the opportunity to meet Johnny in Bellingham while he was filming at the Blue Steel jumps... super nice guy. Had a smile on his face the whole time - obviously loves what he does. Sweet locks too.
  • 2 0
 I met and hung out with him on a 3 day enduro in Mexico! Great dude for sure!
  • 3 0
 @captainencouragement: I sold you a Process 111!!! And you look awesome in tank tops!
  • 1 0
 Same here I saw him at the pump track in Bellingham. Super nice.
  • 2 0
 That's cool. My hunch is, the guys at Transition are keen on finding like-minded riders: Rad people who shred but don't take things too seriously.
  • 13 1
 Party bike is ready to party. Can't wait to see it in action Cool

Whoever applied that crooked Vee hotpatch needs to understand the pain they have caused the OCD community.
  • 10 4
 Those suspension settings are wacky
  • 19 0
 You want a stiff suspension when sending moto size jumps.
  • 7 0
 Especially keeping the climb switch on in the rear. I would have thought that couldn't handle impacts like that.
  • 2 0
 And full rebound. @unfknblvbl:
  • 2 0
 Unless I’m misinterpreting “fully closed” @unfknblvbl:
  • 1 0
 That's exactly how I ride my dirtbike.. in supermotard trim. R closed, C closed, R closed, LSC closed, HSC closed, done.
  • 2 0
 @ejopdahl: Fully closed as in super slow rebound
  • 6 0
 "Holy toldedo its Slik Graphics deleto" - Fox to that Float X2
  • 10 4
 Still by far the best looking DH bike out there IMO.
  • 5 0
 Looks like a session (but Mexican)
  • 1 0
 I'm not seeing the "Session" part Razz
  • 6 0
 HOLD GME
  • 3 0
 Daleee Johny! Pura fiesta perros!!!
  • 2 0
 Holy Moley...fully closed rebound on both shock and fork!!! One hit, wait 10 seconds...next bump, wait 10 seconds...
  • 2 0
 Can Marzocchi start giving their riders some dang black forks?? Red just doesn't work on this beauty
  • 1 0
 Yea what’s up with the fully closed rebound ? I run x2 on a sC Hightower and it’s almost the opposite 3-4 from fully open different rebound tune maybe? Just curious
  • 4 0
 uh. what's the biggest jump you have hit with that rebound setting on your bike? I can tell you it isn't 80ft, becuase you would be dead and not typing on the internet if so. lol

the bigger/faster the hit, the slower you want the rebound. smaller repetitive(most enduro riding) you want faster rebound to get the tire back to the ground. If he ran his rebound as open as you, he would be catapulted out the front door on the first big landing.
  • 2 0
 I guess you don't have 295psi in it, that's what speeds up the rebound so it needs more control
  • 1 0
 @conoat: it's probably the stacks. i've a rc4 with a 400lb spring and i'm about 130 pounds and i run rebound fully closed otherwise the thing kicks when you're smashing stuff fast.

the low speed part right at the 1st quarter of travel is ridiculous, i push down on the bike and it takes about a whole second to rebound back.

i suspect the previous owner just might have put a too thin oil in it, it's very soft on compression too

edit: either that or fox deliberately makes soft tunes so people wouldn't blow up their shocks lol
  • 1 0
 My hair is almost as long. Will I shralp just as hard when I achieve the same length?
  • 1 0
 Mine is longer than his, but alas I still cannot shred like him.
  • 2 0
 Like Samson from the bible.
  • 1 0
 @Dimdumb: clearly a competitor needs to cut his hair so they can have the advantage
  • 3 0
 Nice bike tup
  • 2 0
 Guapísima Johnny. Buena suerte y mucha mierda!!!
  • 1 0
 This is beautiful! I am digging the saddle - reminds me of an old skool SNAFU BMX saddle
  • 2 0
 Taco bike
  • 3 1
 Remember freeride!?
  • 1 0
 Needs some two fours to make it loco!
  • 2 1
 Where can I get some custom vinyl wrap like that?
  • 1 0
 Pinche Bato Loco Forever, you remember for mi bato.... PBLF..
  • 2 0
 Bicicleta sexy.
  • 1 0
 The bike looks awesome bro! Happy fiestas!
  • 1 1
 Why to spend the money on X2 when a piece of slow rebound elastomer would work close to that settings Big Grin
  • 2 0
 nice seat
  • 1 0
 Looking for the send it randy TR11 next !
  • 1 0
 I'm kinda surprised he didnt upgrade to the grip2
  • 1 0
 Wake up, pinkers. We got a drop to flat land!
  • 1 0
 Hey Johny, I like your bike and my grandad like your sandals and socks.
  • 1 1
 Nice bike it’s souped up big time

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