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Jan 9, 2022 at 8:50
Jan 9, 2022

Transition TransAm

$1400 USD
Selling because I haven't ridden it in years...just don't ride much at all any more. I originally built this to use while instructing classes and didn't have to leave my nicer full suspension bike unattended. I probably only have 10 or so rides on the frame, fork, seat, post & clamp. The rest of the parts have 1/2 season more ride time on a different before swapping over, but everything is in really good shape. I kept it mostly as a backup and for friends to use, but I'm at the point where I'd like to recoup some space. I specifically went with the 2014 (I'm the original owner, purchased as new old stock) because the 2015 and later made some design changes I wasn't fond of. This bike is designed and built very well. Frame is size large and has protective tape on all wear spots It has a RS Sektor Gold RL 140mm fork, with solo air spring, compression & rebound adjust. 27.5 w/ tapered steerer Cane Creek 40 series ZeroStack headset Stans Flow EX wheels, 27.5 SLX brakes w/ 180mm (7") rotors, finned brake pads to keep cool SLX derailleur & shifter RaceFace Turbine SS cranks, 175mm w/ 32T narrow-wide chainring, rubber crank arm protection MRP AMG 32-36T ISCG-05 chainguide Gravity Light bars & stem (45mm) ODI Ruffian MX lock-on grips RaceFace seat post Chromag Trailmaster DT seat Chrmag QR seat post clamp - custom machined to fit this odd frame size (original QR from Transition was horrible, but I'll include it anyways) Specialized Butcher 2.3" 650B tires, running tubeless Also has carbon fiber steering spacers because bling Water bottle cage because apparently that's one of the most important parts of a bike these days. More details and pictures will be available upon request. Thanks, -Derek

klopp schilly's video
Aug 28, 2020 at 16:20
Aug 28, 2020
Rad. This is definitely on my list of places to ride, because I've been slacking recently.

klopp jamessmurthwaite's article
Aug 8, 2020 at 6:33
Aug 8, 2020
The Frace F160 is Milled From a 70kg Slab of Aluminum
This is so awesome. I wish I had a 5 axis mill I could use to profile out a bike frame!
klopp coldsalt's article
Jul 31, 2020 at 16:57
Jul 31, 2020
Video: Solo Bikepacking in Greenland in 'Shapeless Fulfillment'
This video was great. Definitely inspirational, not just for mountain biking, but for any adventuring.Thanks for sharing with us.
klopp MTB-Strength-Factory's article
Jun 20, 2020 at 5:24
Jun 20, 2020
Video: In-Depth Analysis of Flat Pedal Efficiency with the Strength Factory
Cool video. Results were much closer that I would have expected. I would even expect a control point at zero watts could have a few BPM variation over a few days or weeks. I ride flats 98% of the time. I don't think there is any difference in power I can put down to the wheels. I mean, I'm still the same person putting the power down either way. I just find flats more comfortable because I can reposition my feet for different terrain or to use slightly different muscles on longer rides. Plus there is nothing scarier to me than unclipping mid air. I could never get my SPDs cranked down tight enough, so those got moved over to my gravel crusher. 5.10s and some grippy pedals are my go-to.
klopp sebas1's article
Apr 26, 2020 at 7:24
Apr 26, 2020
Senior Engineering Taken to the Trails: Home Built Hardtail
This reminds me of how my hardtail project keeps getting bumped by other projects. Thank you for the write up. You did a great job!!! Projects like this bring academia together with the real world. It's not obvious to the outsider how much time goes into even the smallest details like designing and building fixtures & jigs, or just how clean those thin tubes really need to be! I think going through the entire process yourself is super valuable, and you will be a much better engineer because of it!
klopp danielsapp's article
Dec 18, 2018 at 18:21
Dec 18, 2018
Ridden & Rated: 12 Jackets for Wet Weather Riding
+1 on pit zips for riding jackets. Lots of companies are ditching them, which is a bummer. Breathable fabrics are great, but sometimes being able to quickly dump out the heat and moisture through the pit zips, while being shielded from the rain, is super nice.
klopp mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2018 at 7:23
Jul 14, 2018
Motion Ride's 170mm Linkage Fork - Eurobike 2018
No kidding. I think this is pretty dang cool. I'd absolutely love to try one!!
May 17, 2018 at 18:04
May 17, 2018
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