Added 20 photos to Blindside
May 18, 2018 at 11:24May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018 at 11:17May 18, 2018
Purchased new from Second Ascent, now Ascent Cycles in Seattle. Super fun bike with 7" travel in the front and rear. Basically a downhill bike that you can still ride to the top. Mostly ridden at Galbraith, Stevens Pass, and Whistler. Also took it on DH shuttle trip to Peru where it ate up Inca steps no problem. Great bike for the bike park or beginner downhill rider looking to gain some confidence. I had it powder coated matte black last year, installed a new Cane Creek headset, and replaced all the bearings and pivots. The powder coat is in great shape except for a slight wear mark on the top of the left chain stay. Suspension and brakes were serviced last fall and the bike has less than 10 rides on it since then. Pretty much the stock set up with a Fox 36 Van 180 as seen on Transition's page: http://www.transitionbikes.com/BlogImages/2012_Blindside.pdf except for: Wheelset: Azonic Outlaw I have the stock Transition Revolution wheel set I can include. The front rim is in okay shape, the rear, not so much. Brakes: Shimano SLX Rear Shock: Fox DHX RC4 Kashima Rear Derailleur: Sram GX Pedals: Transition Bike Co. I have a spare derailleur hanger as well as the e.Thirteen Chainguide (which was never installed, rides fine without it). $950 obo
Apr 15, 2018 at 15:38Apr 15, 2018
I purchased this bike new from the Airborne website in 1999 and I have included a picture of the specs and geo from the original owners manual. After many years of riding, the original Lucky Strike decals were looking a little tattered so I took scotch brite to the frame and removed all the decals except for the titanium one on the seat tube. I added a full Race Face Turbine Cockpit, new Shimano XT rear derailleur, and a new rear wheel (Mavic 719 w/ Chris King hub). I think I've ridden it two or three times in the last 3 years because i spend most of my time on a longer travel full suspension bike. Its a nice light, stiff xc bike for a tall rider (I'm 6'3"). Willing to trade for a decent road wheel set,10 speed 700c. $650 obo Components: Crank Set: Race Face Turbine 42T-32T-24T 175mm (2011) Bottom Bracket: Race Face X-Type (2011) Chain: Sram PC 971 (2011) Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M772 9 speed (2014) Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M770 Top swing (2011) Shift/Brake Levers: ST-M750 9 speed (1999) Brakes: Shimano XTR BR-M951 V Brakes (1999) Cassette: Shimano CS-M770 XT 11-34T (2011) Front Wheel: Mavic 517 (32 hole) Shimano XT hub (1999) WTB VelociRaptor 2.1 Rear Wheel: Mavic XM719 (32 hole) Chris King Hub (2011) WTB VelociRaptor 2.1 Headset: Race Face Turbine 1 1/8" Threadless (2011) Stem: Race Face Turbine 110mm 6 degree (2011) Handlebar: Race Face Turbine 1.0 Riser (2011) Grips: Race Face Strafe Lock On Seat Post: Race Face Turbine Saddle: WTB Rocket V Pro Fork: Fox Vanilla 125RL (2002) Pedals: Kona Jackshit The Good: Light, Stiff, economical Ti frame Race Face components King rear hub Newer Cables and housing with very few miles 26" wheels! Keep it real... The Not So Good: Original front wheel (Mavic 519 with XT hub) is pretty worn and should be replaced 2002 Fox Fork was serviced regularly but definitely does not perform like the suspension forks of today and could use an update (maybe go fully rigid?) Purchased the year before Airborne added standard disc brake tabs for the rear, so unless you are savvy with Ti welding, its a rim brake set up. Front fork will take a disc brake. I'm not sure you could choose a worse set of pedals to install on this bike. Huge, clunky, and heavy. After the original clipless pedals finally failed, these were all I had at the time.