Transition Preston FR

Transition Preston FR

5 Reviews for Preston FR

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 Have owned one for nearly a month now, absolutely fully stoked on it. Using it as a lightweight Dh / freeride / play bike and has so far been exceptional. I've got a custom parts spec, but if just concentrating on the frame; super burly, looks amazin in green, 5 inch travel feels like more than it is - all you need for most cases in the UK.
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 I have an 05 frame, they have a higher ratio suspension, built to the huilt. Its not light, 36lbs of love Its not as fast as the xc boys up hill, but pretty close if I work real hard. I only like the 5 inch setting. When this thing get rolling down hill, hold on its so fast and snappy. It has a nice low center of gravity so watch those peddles. Hot in the corners, loves drops and is so much fun to jump, I am real comfortable on bigger drops than on any other short travel bike I've ridden, and I've broken a few. This a great bike, short travel goodness, big bikes are not for me. I am 6 2 and ride a medium. Its real easy to stay centered over the bike. I like single pivot bikes, its like driving a manual it responds like you think it should when you push it. The next best thing would be a Lt2 carbon built the same only 7 lbs lighter. maybe next time. I highly recommend this bike. Aggressive free ride peddler? Its true. The bike will take anything your cohones will allow you to hit. I promise. And the transition guys are great and local. you know you want one.
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 Short travel awesomeness, extremely versatile bike, with an xc oriented rear shock such as a RP23 or a cloud nine, the bike can be built up as a 34 pound all mountain shredder. Change the shock to a coil (mine has a Manitou 4x) and you've got a sweet free ride bike. Two other guys in my riding crew also have Prestons and it's been ridden in the interior, whistler, the shore and Burnaby without complaints.

Drawback, forces you to be a better rider because of the 5 inches in the back, you can't just hack through everything.
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 awesome bike, it pedals pretty good and you can set it up for any type of riding. a little heavy for xc but it really doesn't bottom out if you get your shock dialed. this bike really is proof that 5" is all you need
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 awesome ride, makes a most other freeride bikes feels slow and heavy. its one of the few bikes that i'll happily ride to the top of Cwmcarn via the Twitch Trail and then down the black downhill run.
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Transition Preston FR (MSRP $3141) — The Preston FR is designed for the agressive trail rider that loves to earn their way to the top by pedaling but also needs a bike that is burly enough for freeriding on the way down. Make no mistake, the Preston FR is no large travel huck bike. It is designed for the rider that still wants to feel the trail and has some finesse for flowing technical freeride lines. We shy away from calling the Preston FR an all mountain bike even though it is superb on long singletrack epics. The Preston FR is built with strength in mind to tackle those rough freeride trails without weighing you down. FRAME FEATURES: 130mm (5") Rear Wheel Travel Fox DHX 5.0 Coil 7.5" x 2" or DHX 5.0 Air 7.5" x 2" 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum Sizes: Small (15.5"), Medium (17"), Large (18.5") Current Production Run Colors: White, Raw, Bright Green Last Production Run Colors: White, Brown, Transparent Green Frame Weight: 7.8 lbs (without rear shock) Complete Bike Weight Range: 36-39 lbs (Depending on Rear Shock and Fork) Oversize 5mm thick headtube (1 1/8") and gusset Custom CNC rocker arms (Ultra Stiff 15mm thickness) Compatible with up to 7" Single Crown Forks Accepts up to 8" Rear Disc Brake Rotors Easily fits up to 3.0" rear tire Works with Front Derailleur or Chain Guide 1 year defect warranty, Lifetime crash replacement BUILD SPECS: Shock Specs: 7.55 eye-to-eye x 2.0" stroke, Upper Pin 46mm x 8mm, Lower Pin 22.2mm x 8mm Front Derailleur: 34.9mm Clamp, Top-pull, (Top Swing Shimano or Low Mount SRAM) Bottom Bracket: Euro 73mm shell x 51mm chainline Headset: Standard 1 1/8" (1" deep cup compatible) Seatpost: 30.0mm Seat Clamp: 34.9mm Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm x 10mm (nutted axle & QR compatible) Disc Brake Mount: International Standard Chain Guide Mounting: Standard ISCG Various build options available. Price based on Freeride dual ring spec with Fox DHX 5.0 Air and RockShox Domain 318 U-turn.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $3,141
Travel 5" (130mm)
Rear Shock Fox DHX 5.0 Coil or Fox DHX 5.0 Air
Fork RockShox Domain 318 U-Turn
Headset FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro or Z1.5R
Cassette SRAM PG950 11 - 32
Crankarms Truvativ Hussefelt 170mm
Bottom Bracket Truvatin GigaPipe Team
Pedals TBC Stepdown
Chain KMC Z9000
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
Front Derailleur SRAM X9
Shifter Pods SRAM X9
Handlebar Truvativ Hussefelt 30mm rise
Stem Truvativ Holzfeller 40mm
Grips ODI Cross Trainer X Lock-on
Brakes Avid Juicy 7
Wheelset TBC Revolution 32
Tires Maxxis ADvantage 2.4
Seat TBC Park n Ride FR
Seatpost Truvativ XR Dual clamp


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