Transition Blindside

Transition Blindside


29 Reviews for Blindside

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 My friend had this on loan/test for the mega in france. I spent alot of the day riding this instead of my own because it feels so good. really stable and easy to throw around in the air. Have a look on the Southerndownhill.com forum to check out the one I was on.
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 The Blindside is a rock solid performer either on the DH scene or for big hit freeride stunts. I use my Blindside primarily for DH racing and have been very impressed in how the bike takes anything you can throw at it, rock gardens, jumps, steep rock/root chutes, you name it, this bike can handle it. There are several variations of how this bike can be built up, its all personal preference and can be tailored to your riding style.
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 The bike for all things "big." Whether its big jumps, big drops, big descents or big women...it can handle all of it. I loved every minute I spent on this rig (most of which was at Whistler). Held up perfectly and was comfortable the second I hopped on it.
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 transition blindside, Rear Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Coil or DHX 5.0 Air, Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer Team Short, Headset: FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro or Z1.5R, Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-32, Crankarms: Truvativ Hussefelt 170mm, Chainguide: TBC Single Ring Guide, Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Gigapipe Team, Pedals: TBC Stepdown, Chain: KMC Z9000, Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9, and more
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 all said here

www.nsmb.com/3144-review-transition-blindside

pedals well, climbs well, super confidense inspiring bike, stable on ground, in the air, in the rough... what else is there to want from a bike...
.... awesome bike!
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 Big travel bike for people who like to pedal too! This bike is amazing!
I have not found a con yet, will let you know when I do...ok, maybe the BB is a little low for the gnarly bumpy stuff, but just keep it in the air and you'll be good.
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 simple and sturdy. while it may not be THE most efficient of DH frames, it still feels amazing on both DH and freeride types of trails, in other words, the knar. with a vivid shock, the rear end stays planted on the ground, but is still very predictable when throwing around on the trail. I have yet to compare how the braking performs with and without the floater. i've always had it on because i don't want to mess with something that seems to do it's job well. The geo could've been a little slacker, but i guess that's why transition has the tr450 now. transition seems to already be taking a step foreward with their newly designed frames by using shaped tubing. while being shaped doesn't ultimately mean it's better, it does give a better sense of effort in making the frame seem well designed. I really wish the blindside had an 83 bb and 150 rear. for DH, there shouldn't be any other option (except maybe larger?). not that i plan to in the near future, the options for other DH frames are limited if i hope to keep my current rear wheel and crankset.
the suspension feels pretty good. i DO feel it bob when pedaling. the suspension goes deep into it's travel kinda of easily. the rear end flexed a lot, but it's not too much of an issue when riding.
I definitely feel at home on this bike. i love having the full length seat tube so that i can ride full height saddle to the top of the mountain. honestly, when i'm out there riding on the mountain, the bike's and any of it misdemeanors fade away, and it's handling becomes second nature to me. i honestly don't imagine how the actual QUALITY of my riding experience could improve if i had a frame with improved qualities compared to the bilindside. sure, i know where things could be improved compared to other frames, but i really don't need something else for what i'm riding or how well i'm riding. this bike's a great value for sure
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 great freeride rig, I changed the dual crown for a Totem when I bought my Session, which is much better suited to this bike.

A little bit heavy, but then again you can lighten it up with the right components.

Highly recommeded if you enjoy freeride and do a bit of downhill at the weekend
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 Amazing dh/freeride bike.
I have the earlier frame design where the front shock mount on the top tube wasnt as great, so there's a bit of wobble in the back end, not too noticeable. However, with newer models they've fixed it right up and this is one tightly tuned rig.
Definetly the best long travel bike I've ever ridden, which is why I bought one.
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 Very nice bike to ride, good balance between stay on the ground and get fly in the air. even if it is a bit heavy it climbs well. PROS: strong, capable of abuse and versatile CONS: rear wheel spacing and chainguard mount seems weak on some models
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 I haven't owned many bikes, but this seems to handle everything I want it to. North Shore, (skinnies, steep and techy) and Whistler (steeps, jumps, drops).

My previous bike was a Kona Stab Garbanzo. The biggest two things I noticed when I upgraded were the super plushness of my new setup (not that fair a comparison), and the lower bottom bracket. I've really beaten hell out of my new pedals, but I'm getting more used to pedal placement. The high speed handling kicks my old bikes butt.
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 A great all around dh/freeride bike. Works well in a variety of situations, from racing to lift access trails to skinnies and stunts, this bike shines as an all around machine. The simple design is easy to maintain and keep clean and most importantly is functional. If you're looking for a dh bike that works in a variety of situations and can be built up to be everything from a gnarly trail bike to a race bike, then I would recommend a Blindside!
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 Bullet proof. Solid in corners. Fast MoFo.....Such a simple frame design that it can not be broken. Easy to work on. Great components. Add a Fox 40 and your at the races.
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 feels solid to ride but is also very agile. also feels very stable in the air. eats dh tracks for breakfast. however the bottom bracket does get caught out on rock gardens every now and then because of the low standover.
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 Great all around company. Awsome designs and very well proven DH rigs. Riding Blindside and hopefully building a TR450 at the end of the year. Plus they have cool shirts and hats! Smile
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 a bike that is always on form and never skips a beat !
with so much build versatility and solid construction this bike has never let me down !

the best bike ive ever owned to date and ive had a few !!!
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 im a fan. takes anything, but now that the tr250 is around its a toss up. bike will never die, and transition is an amazing company.
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 Super stable, no fuss, plush bike. It rides much better than you think... the rear end is very plush and it feels very stable at both slow and high speeds.
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 The best quality for the value! I had 3 and recommend as low mantaince and all you need for places like Whistler or the Brazil tracks!
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 Great bike. simple, solid, bulletproof design.
The cable routing in the older frames is not perfect, but the newer design fixes that...
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 The ultimate bike, front to back, top to bottom....PERIOD!
PRO'S= Besides the above statement, customer service is second to none.
CON'S= Not all bike shops stock them.
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 just a super frame and a killer ride. build it up as a lite freerider or as an full on downhill machine. This bike can do it al and more. verry playfull to ride
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 This bike is awesome. It soaks up everything, pedals well, is pretty light, and is a good price. On top of all that, it looks sweeeet. I couldnt be happier with mine.
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 such a smooth rig, I have mine all stock and it weighs 41 pounds exactly. it is plush and easy to throw into corners and jump out. feels good in the air.
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 A really good bike for downhill ! My better bike since a long time. I'm loving so much Transition that I bought some other frame from this company !
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 Light and movable. awesome for jumping yet still eats up ruff shit. only con is i seem to break a lot of rims in the rear.
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 Absolutly amazing bike if you whant a go anywere do anything bike I have I have 2 words for you transition blindside
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Transition Blindside (MSRP $3801) — The new Blindside is taking over the top spot in the Transition Bikes lineup as our largest travel bike. Designed to be quick and easy to throw around with just the right amount of travel. The bike is extremely versatile with DH friendly geometry like a lower bottom bracket and slack headtube for railing corners at high speed. We also desinged this bike to shine in freeride environments like Whistler where you need a bike that can handle any situation. From steep technical rocky sections to massive drops and jumps, the Blindside can do it all. Various build/colour options available. Comes with 4 sets of decals in Black, White, Green and Red. (Pricing for Freeride Single Ring build with RockShox Boxxer Team Short and Fox DHX 5.0 Coil - as pictured)

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $3,801
Travel 205mm (8.1")
Rear Shock Fox DHX 5.0 Coil or DHX 5.0 Air
Fork Rock Shox Boxxer Team Short
Headset FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro or Z1.5R
Cassette SRAM PG950 11 - 32
Crankarms Truvativ Hussefelt 170mm
Chainguide TBC Single Ring Guide
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GigaPipe Team
Pedals TBC Stepdown
Chain KMC Z9000
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
Shifter Pods SRAM X9
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt 30mm rise
Stem Travativ Holzfeller 40mm
Grips ODI Cross Trainer X lock-on
Brakes Avid Juicy 7
Wheelset TBC Revolution 32
Tires Maxxis Minion DH 2.5 60a
Seat TBC Park n Ride FR
Seatpost Truvativ XR double clamp. (30.0mm)

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