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  1. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Had a ton of requests for photos of the new bike built..so here it is.

    2006 Orange 224 - Transcend Magazine / Orange MTB Team Colors

     

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  2. LOOnatic

    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    Looks lean and mean....
    I always thought an Orange should be well.......Orange :p
     
  3. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Ya, apparently orange didn't see things that way!

    So we on for the weekend? I need to get a rear wheel built up on this new hub - the one on the bike is the wrong spacing and I cannot get the damn hub apart.
     
  4. LOOnatic

    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    Yah i'm in Burlington with a few bike issues myself but i should sort them out by then and looking to come up fri night and ride sat.
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Damn, that baby looks low to the ground... like a freakin' rocket. It looks like it's barely over a 13" BB height - maybe my imagination?

    Sweet :thumb:
     
  6. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    The bottom bracket is sitting at exactly 14" right now in the second to slackest position. The 224 is able to use almost all of the shock mounting holes with a dhx 5.0 - pretty impressive.
     
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    BUNGG, is your fork lowered? Im definitly considering one for next season
     
  8. julian_dh

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    wow the swingarm looks really close to the seat tube though how manny holes down can you go before it touches?
     
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    Awesome bike !!!!!
     
  10. S.G.D

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    awwww...we have twins! :heart:
     
  11. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Piper - fork is at a full 8"

    Julian- naw there is a decent gap in there, probably about 1/2". You can steepen it up a fair amount. The shuttle now has 4 sets of holes as well, so you can really fine tune it to your liking. Saves me the time of drilling extras like i did the last few years.
     
  12. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    nice bike mang
     
  13. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Looks Flexy...nice bullit :rolleyes;

    Sick bike transcend, are you gonna run the DH air shock?
     
  14. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    Thats not complete.... No chain or pedals... :)
     
  15. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Haven't decided yet. There is one on the way for me to try, but no word yet on if the shock rate issues have been resolved. IE: we have an air shock that won't ramp up..nutty.

    I can say that just bouncing around on it feels pretty nice on the dhx coil, but a parking lot test does these shocks no justice.

    Chain, pedals and new rear wheel with correct spacing all to arrive this week.

    Bike is about 3/4" longer then a 223, and you feel much deeper into the bike when riding, more like you are a part of the bike, not sitting on top of it.
     
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    woooh ! looks nice and fast !

    congratulations...

    any other important differences compared to the 223 ??
     
  17. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    About 1lb lighter I am told, pivot in a completely different place, longer wheelbase, much more adjustability, easier to fit most shocks.
     
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    Weight ?
     
  19. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    rough guess - low 36, mid 35 with dhx air.
     
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    iljicS Monkey

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    Thats sick, congrat ! :thumb:
     
  21. ride_fast

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    just got my frame in the gbr eddition. cant decide weather to get a dual air boxxer or a 40. i cant wait to ride it!
     
  22. dropmachine

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    Nice bikes for sure, still can't figure out why they cost what they do though. Crazy expensive!


    Good job ont he shock adjustability.
     
  23. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Well the imports and cost of labour are part of it. Anything created in the friggin UK is astronomically expensive. (This is even more evident after spending a month there..holy crap is stuff expensive).

    I think the rest of it is basically just that the market can support it unfortunately. I would love to see the price on them come down and have them in more people's hands.

    The adjustability this year is indeed nice, being able to get the shock in and out and make adjustments to it easily is nice as well. Was a PITA before when things were so tight.
     
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    is your backplate in that position because the swingarm won`t allow it to move forward anymore?

    i read an interveiw with steve wade recently who said that because of the pivot position now the max chainring you can run is a 38 or something, apparently peaty has run a 36 all year.
     
  25. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I was hoping no one would notice. :-) It is like that due to the swingarm, yes. I will be running a 38tooth with a modified wear plate as of this weekend.

    As soon as this problem became evident, i notified weagle who has been working on a solution ever since. It is possible that the new 2006 plastics and backplate along with a 38th ring will solve the problem.
     
  26. DHperu

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    Oh snap!! that is such a sweet colour transcend...have fun on it
     
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    Where are the new Risse 40 crowns? Pics.

    toby
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I only have the top crown as it is all I needed. Will post pics in a second.
     
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    GBR paint means Boxxer for pimp factor alone.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    It does indeed look sweet with the air boxxer.
     
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    who is the orange distributor in the US again?
     
  32. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I don't believe that there is one at the moment.
     
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    yup. no U.S. dealer at the moment. i think orange is looking for a dealer though
     
  34. dump

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    yes! was there this summer... talk about damn sticker shock!?!?! it's as though everything is the same price as in the US if you were to switch the $ for Pound. (and Gallon for liter ;))
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Exactly. Decent (read: cheap) pasta dinners were about 8 pounds. That is friggin $16 usd. INSANITY. It is completely out of control. The only cheap stuff was a pint at 1 pound 70.

    Reading my credit card statement is really ****ty. Some of my meals ended up costing me like $34. That is a sick dinner here in Montreal, booze included.
     
  36. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    1.70 pound is a pretty cheap pint yeah ???

    the UK / europe is fricken expensive
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Actually Italy was dirt cheap, the UK more then made up for that tho. ugh.
     
  38. Dan-Rides-Bikes

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    uk is cheap

    thats a £1500 frame

    the usa is expensive

    V10's are £2000
    M3's are £2500
    Foes are £2500

    its all relative and gobbled up by imported

    i run a 222 and im engleesh :o)

    nice ride
     
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    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    um yeah, it s bargain... a 400 pound TLD SE helmet is a sweet deal ;)

    seriously, the uk is one of the most expensive places i ve been (aside form switzerland and japan)
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I agree. 8 pound pasta dinners are insane. 3.50 pounds would be a bit more inline with the rest of the world!