Transition Racing's Time Bandits, Vol.1

Apr 6, 2010 at 16:41
by Transition Bikes  

Follow the life of the Transition DH Race Team in our first installment of the Time Bandits race series.

Volume 1 of Time Bandits takes Transition factory racer Lars Sternberg and filmer Brad Walton to southern California, where Lars does his first race of the season at Fontana to see where he'll need to focus his training for the rest of the season, while team mates Bryn and Jill are training in Australia.

Videos inside,

In Part 1, we head to Santa Cruz to shred some trails on Lars' new suspension setup courtesy of Fox Shox, then we head in for the Fox Factory tour and follow a fork through the assembly line.

Views: 21,569    Faves: 203    Comments: 41

Part 2 gives us a glimpse into the Crank Bros design studio in Laguna Beach, followed by some Laguna riding. Then it's off to the races as Lars gets in a practice day at Fontana, and finally we end it with his race run.

Views: 12,106    Faves: 96    Comments: 17

Stay tuned for Volume 2 where we'll cover the shenanigans of Sea Otter in Monterey!

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 and I'm stuck in this f*cking office ?!?!?
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 better than being stuck in school. at least youre making money
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 yeah!i got caught this morning reading an article...
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 Agreed! At least you can make money to buy more bike parts for when you break 'em!
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 dear youth Big Grin when you don't have a job, you have little money to buy a bike. That sux. But even studying you have some time to ride this always-some-compromise bike.

Then you start working and you have money to buy whatever you want... it's just you don't have time for riding it Big Grin Then you get a family and you have even less riding time, ending up at max 3 hours on weekend if its not lashing.

So enjoy Wink's a hard knock life for us...
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 I'l just get a part time job when i leave college then Smile
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 yea yea yea... everybody says that...
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 waki,thats so true!
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 So what should i do? The future looks so bleak now youve said all that :'(
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 ride harder!
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 Just go to study turism or business, in the middle of the studies get yourself onboard some student exchange to Vancouver, Switzerland, Queenstown in Nz or something, i.e in Leogang Austria there's a geology university. Then remember to be social pick as many contacts as possible (cuz work life is all about it contacts contacts contacts) If are good at something and you know who to ask you will be given anything.

Then establish this trail building company or bike travel agency with guided tours an clinics and prepare to face tough reality of problems with affording absolutely everything from house to car to your kids school, have a hard time with your wife accepting all of it, but live this life doing what you love
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You can't ride harder if you have a fulltime job in the office. You sit in front of the computer 40 hours a week and after you reach about 35 and try to ride hard this one time a week you will just break yourself. My friend went with his 3 around 40yr old friends to a bikepark weekend, they ridden for first time since a very long time. Each broke something in his body.

If you are 15 and you break your hand thats a month and you can ride again. 20 thats max a month in bandage and cast, and lets say max 3 months of recovery. I displaced my thumb last year and it still hurts...

I dont write it to depress you - this is the best time of your life enjoy it! Live it to the fullest! Cuz later its just responsibilities and weaker and weaker body. Off course you can work o it you dont have to be a bum (like me) but you just have less and less time for it. Every year its harder.

My boss told me a good thing: a man's life is three things: being a father/husband, being a professional, having a passion. You want to be the best in something Pick one. If you want to pick two, you are going to be average, it takes an exceptional personality to be even very good at two. And you can't pick three... Even if your job is your passion your family will suffer.
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 "Even if your job is your passion your family will suffer."

Hands down the most intelligent comment ever posted on this website.
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 Cheers for the advice. Think i'll write it down for future reference!
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 lars is the man, he rips it hard, all day....everyday!
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 Except sunday, he is a church singer in the choir.
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 Fuck yeah they do
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 fuck yes bagles before race ftw
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 burger king for life!
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 Poor Lars. Don't let the wall get you down too much, there are no other courses that suck as much as Fontana's when it comes to hard pedalling.
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 that wall is my worst nightmare. ive lost a chain on my race run, ive caught up to people on my race run, ive bent my pedal and crank arm on a huge rock next to the wall in my race run, all at that specific wall...NOT good. but Lars was fast at that race. aerobic skill is definitely needed at the races in Fontoilet.
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 Dahhhh, FOX hire me! I know all about single piece flow and LEAN! Just man, my 40 is rock'n!
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 Loving Justin's SWD C8 Wink good to see some of them still alive and being ripped.
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 wow sweeeet i wish fox would hook me up with kashima kote for my stanchions
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 stoked to see you guys at sea otter!
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 "Do you know why Snoon Dogg carries an umbrella"? "for drizzle my nizzle" LOL....effen funny...Sick vidz!
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 favorite company right here!!!
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 more pics of the nap time capabilities of the van!!!
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 transition is sooo sickkk.
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 5:33 on the 1st vid.

Holy shit!
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 Those were some sick vids
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 man my tr450 couldn't come sooner!
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 rode laguna today trails are in great shape
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 damn fox factory is sick! fox should huck me up with a 40!
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 you to be hucked by a 40? thats gross man lol
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 haha they could hook me up we that girl upfront!hahahahahah rockshox is the best for me!

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