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Transition Bikes 2011 Parts are here too!!

Transition Bikes Temple Lite Stem (1-1/8 inch)
The Temple Lite Stem is our CNC machined stem that is light enough for almost any application. This stem features a ton of CNC work to it which makes it extremely strong and light. Available in 3 colors, this stem is a great addition to any bike that won’t weigh it down.

Transition Bikes Park n’ Ride AM Saddle
Newly designed for strength and comfort, the Park n’ Ride AM Saddle can go all day.
The saddle is made from synthetic leather that is extremely durable and wears over time very nicely.
Top it off with cromoloy rails and this saddle is ready for some serious riding.

Transition Bikes Revolution 32 Wheelset
The Revolution 32 wheelset is a midweight freeride/DH wheelset. Strong enough for punishing trail conditions like Whistler but light enough to throw on your all mountain bike as well. Revolution 32s are a versatile wheelset you can throw on just about any bike.
20mm thru axle front hub (convertible) and 10x135mm rear disc wheelset. 32mm wide rims with 32 spokes. 14g straight guage black spokes with anodized hubs.

Transition Bikes Revolution 28 Wheelset
The Revolution 28 wheelset is our mediumweight all mountain/enduro wheelset designed with performance in mind. This versatile wheelset can run a standard QR front, 15mm or 20mm thru axle to fit any fork on the market. Wheelset includes the Revolution 28 rim which is 28mm wide, and 32 hole drilling. Front hub includes 2 fully sealed bearings and comes standard as 20mm thru-axle (convertible between 20mm, 15mm, 9mm QR with adapters sold seperately). Rear hub includes lightweight alloy casssette body, 4 sealed bearings, and comes standard as 10mm QR (convertible between 10mm thru-axle to 12mm thru-axle with adapters sold seperately).

Transition Bikes Revolution 25 Wheelset
The Revolution 25 wheelset is our lightweight trail/all mountain/enduro wheelset designed with performance in mind. This versatile wheelset can run a standard QR front, 15mm or 20mm thru axle to fit any fork on the market. Wheelset includes the Revolution 25 rim which is 25mm wide, and 32 hole drilling. Front hub includes 2 fully sealed bearings and comes standard as 20mm thru-axle (convertible between 20mm, 15mm, 9mm QR with adapters sold seperately). Rear hub includes lightweight alloy casssette body, 4 sealed bearings, and comes standard as 10mm QR (convertible between 10mm thru-axle to 12mm thru-axle with adapters sold seperately).

Transition Bikes Revolution Front Hub
Revolution 32 hubs are definitely our work horse hubs that aren’t too light but extremely tough.
Perfect for any freeride or DH application, they come in a ton of colors so you can personalize your wheels to your taste.

Transition Bikes Revolution Rear Hub
Revolution 32 hubs are definitely our work horse hubs that aren’t too light but extremely tough.
Perfect for any freeride or DH application, they come in a ton of colors so you can personalize your wheels to your taste.

Available in stores now!!!!!

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Transition Bikes 2011 are here!!!

2011 Transition TR250
The TR250 borrows many great race proven characteristics from it’s sibling the TR450 to create a tight and responsive short travel DH bike that absolutely rips. Making the TR250 versatile was the top priority with adjustable chainstay length, travel, BB height and head angle, there is nothing on this bike you can’t tweak. The suspension features the same great progressive feel as the TR450 but offers adjustable travel settings for two distinct feels at 160 or 180mm depending on your mood. The TR250 is meant to be ridden hard and put away wet since it is extremely easy to maintain. This bike is built for riders that love DH style bikes but are looking for something more playful that is incredibly easy to throw around that can still rail down gnarly downhill lines.

2011 Transition Bank
The Bank hardtail is our new evolution, lightweight aluminum hartdail. Built to be fast and agile, the Bank is a very capable 4X or dual slalom race bike but also is a ton of fun on dirt jumps and pump tracks. The frame features a new custom formed top and down tube with integrated gusset which makes for a lighter and stronger front end. We’ve finished the frame off with a host of CNC’d machined parts to give it a very clean but unique look. The rear end features our very own CRAP (Concentric Rear Axle Positioning) system that we developed in-house. C.R.A.P. is a clean system that allows you to run a geared or singlespeed setup with a tidy looking dropout area. Run our Revolution wheelsets with 10mm thru-axle QR system for the ultimate in stiff and easily maintainable rear end.

2011 Transition Trail Or Park
The Trail-or-Park represents our goal to make a no compromise dirt jump/park hardtail with BMX inspired features. Made of lightweight 4130 seamless butted chromoly, internal headset and spanish BB, the Trail-or-Park has borrowed from years of BMX experience to make a bike that can stand up to constant abuse while creating the cleanest looking lines possible. At 5.6lbs the frame is extremely easy to move around with minimal effort and the chromoly tubing gives the bike a forgiving feel while remaining very responsive. We wanted the Trail-or-Park to be a bike you didn’t have to worry about ditching in the air without having the weight penalty. Over the years we have dialed in the perfect tube butting to shave weight while retaining stifness and durability. Geometry is designed to be versatile for dirt jumping, park and street riding since most of our hardtail customers ride all three. Super tight chainstays make this bike manual for days and the overall angles make this bike comfortable from the first pedal stroke.

2011 Transition Trans AM
Everybody will agree that riding hardtails will make you a better rider which is why almost everyone at Transition owns and rides their TransAM a ton. Designed to tame XC trails as well as aggressive all mountain lines, the TransAM begs for epic rides and quick rips after work. Throw in the ability to run singlespeed or gears and you have one of our most versatile bikes that will improve your bike handling skills dramatically. Getting back to the roots of mountain biking and actually feeling the trail is what all mountain hardtails mean to us.

Of course we choose 4130 butted chromoly for this frame as it gives you unsurpassed trail feel. The ability to accelerate and pedal with the ultimate responsiveness while eating up the vibrations of rough trails is just one of the many reasons steel is our only choice. We finish the frame off with an ED (Electronic Deposit) treatment that creates a rust proof surface on the inside of the frame so you and your TransAM will have a long and lasting relationship through dry times and wet times.

Available at Tionghin! While stock last!

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Aaron Chase rides for Answer Products and Manitou!

It almost seemed to be too easy of an opportunity. Aaron Chase’s availability to ride new cockpit components opened up and he just happened to be in Milwaukee for the Ray’s Mountain Bike Park “Odd Couple” video contest invitational.

“Knowing he was going to be in town, we called him up to see if he’d like a tour of our factory,” said Tom Porter, Answer Products® Product Manager. “We’ve always been a fan of Aaron’s riding style and personality. He’s one of those approachable riders who also just happens to be an icon for the sport. One thing led to another and he walked out of our office with an armful of new Answer product to hang on his bike!”

Chase will be riding Answer Pro Taper Aluminum DH Bars with a one inch rise, The Rove DJ Stem, Rove FR Pedals and Answer gloves.

“I really enjoyed meeting the crew at Answer and touring their facility. The engineering capabilities that they have under their roof are some of the best I’ve seen. I am really stoked to ride the product- the pedals feel great and the bar and stem are super responsive. I put it to the test filming my video for Ray’s…It’s lightweight, stiff and can take a beating. I’m excited to represent the Answer brand.”

Aaron rode his new Answer product to 2nd place at the Ray’s Odd Couple video invitational with partner and fellow Hayes rider Mike Montgomery, who also took home the “Best Trick” award.

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Bike Checks: New Overhaul Service on a Scott CR1!

We will be featuring bikes that are full overhaul service at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete assembly!

Bike Checks on a new Overhaul Service on a Scott CR1!
Getting ready the machine for the OCBC Race and extending the life and performance of the bike!

We do provide full polishing services during the Overhaul service entirely to complete the package!

More road bikes overhaul at our Road Store.

Read on…


Complete overhaul of the bike after assembling!


Upfront of the complete overhaul.


Full polish and assemble.


Cockpit with Shimano Ultegra groupset, 3T stem and Scott drop bar.


Front drive train with Shimano Ultegra crankset and shifting with Shimano 105 Front derailleur.


Rear transmission with Shimano 105 rear derailleur, Shimano Ultegra cassette and chain.


Wheelset on Mavic Aksium Race on Vittoria Rubino Pro tires!


Details of the finish product!


Every spot are taken care of!


Finishing polish result of the CR1.

Components List
Frame: Scott CR1
Fork: Scott CR1 Aero fork
Headset: Ritchey Integrated Non – Sealed headset
Wheels: Mavic Aksium Race wheelset
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro 700c x 23c Front and Rear
Saddle: Sella Saddle
Bar: Scott Drop bar
Grip: Easton Bar tape
Crank: Shimano Ultegra Cranks
Brake: Shimano Ultegra Front and Rear brake caliper
Stem: 3T stem 90mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Ritchey Carbon Seatpost
Pedal: Xpedo Platform Pedal
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra Cassette 10sp
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Brake and Shifter combo
Rear derailleur: Shimano 105
Front derailleur: Shimano 105
Chain: Shimano Ultegra Chain 10spd

Stay tune for more upcoming new overhaul services and bike checks!

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New Manitou, Sun Ringle and Hayes – Taipei Cycle Show 2011

Manitou debuts their QR15 HexLock axle equipped Marvel trail fork inside, and you can also check out Sun Ringle’s brand new Carbon SRD wheels.

2012 sees Manitou make the leap to a 15mm thru-axle on their Marvel trail/XC fork, although one can only assume that it is just a matter of time until we see it on other models that currently use 9mm QR dropouts.

Manitou Marvel Pro details:

  • 100mm/120mm of travel
  • Iso Air spring
  • ABS+ Damper
  • Adjustments: air pressure, compression to lockout, rebound
  • QR15 HexLock thru-axle
  • Tapered steerer tube
  • 3.3lbs (100mm travel w/ QR15 HexLock axle)

Hayes Prime Expert

  • Tool Free Dead Stroke (essentially pad contact point adjustment)
  • Hayes standard disc hose
  • Stamped stainless disc rotor
  • Steel/aluminum hardware (clamp screws, bridge bolts, mount bolts)
  • Steel hardware (mount washer, banjo, banjo bolt, pivot bolt, pad pin)
  • Pad printed graphics
  • Titacon lever bushing
  • Semi-metallic pads
  • No hose grommets
  • Steel push rod
  • Claimed 415g

The Prime is designed to offer tool free contact/reach adjustment and increased braking power over their Stroker brake.  They’ve developed a new rotor as well to match this new brake.

Hayes Prime Pro

  • Tool Free Dead Stroke (essentially pad contact point adjustment)
  • Hayes premium disc hose
  • Two piece floating rotor standard
  • Titanium hardware (clamp screws, bridge bolts, mount bolts)
  • Anodized aluminum hardware (mount washer, banjo, banjo bolt, pivot bolt, pad pin)
  • Lazer etched graphics
  • Titacon lever bushing
  • Sintered metallic pads
  • Standard hose grommets
  • Titanium push rod
  • Premium finish
  • Claimed 385g

Manitou have adapted their proven HexLock axle system – the axle has a hex shape in the clamping zones as opposed to being round – to the 15mm standard, incorporating a quick release lever into the design. There are updates to the 2012 Marvel Pro hidden inside as well, with the fork using their new Iso Air design that is said to be more compliant than other air sprung systems, especially at the top of the travel – the achilles heel of many air springs. The fork uses TPC+ internals to control damping. The Marvel is available in two travel options; 100mm and 120mm, and you can choose between black or white lowers.

Hayes announced the coming of the PRIME brake some time ago and it looks like things are finally falling into place.  Check inside for a video overview as well as product highlights on the Prime Pro and Prime Expert disc brakes.

Manitou’s QR15 HexLock thru-axle uses a 90 degree quick release lever to disengage the axle from the lowers. The gold dial adjusts the tension once the QR lever is tightened down. Adjust it once and it is set from then on in.

Sun Ringle also showed Pinkbike their new Carbon SRD trail bike wheels are sure to have many riders drooling. The non-tubeless rims are 26mm wide, perfect for the high volume 2.35 inch tires that many trail riders use, and are strung together with straight pull double butted Wheelsmith spokes (24 per wheel) and anodized red aluminum nipples. Total claimed weight is 1555 grams, although the goal is also to be much stiffer than aluminum rimmed options that also approach the weight.

The Carbon SRD trail bike wheels are sure to have many riders drooling. The non-tubeless rims are 26mm wide, perfect for the high volume 2.35 inch tires that many trail riders use, and are strung together with straight pull double butted Wheelsmith spokes (24 per wheel) and anodized red aluminum nipples. Total claimed weight is 1555 grams, although the goal is also to be much stiffer than aluminum rimmed options that also approach the weight.

Sun Ringle Carbon SRD details:

  • Carbon 26mm wide rims
  • 24 straight pull spokes per wheel
  • Sealed bearings
  • Front hub options: 9mm QR/15mm/20mm
  • Rear hub options: 9mm QR/12x135mm/12x142mm

Manitou offers wide after market colour forks to match your bikes!

Be prepared for the New 2012 upcoming products from the Hayes Bicycle Group that will be available at Tionghin! Stay tune….!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a 2011 Pivot Mach 4!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Pivot Mach 4 with XTR Dyna-Sys groupset!
Weighing at an incredible weight of 11.30 kg, super light and stiff! The owner of this baby quickly fall in love with it during the first ride after the long wait!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

Read on..


The weight of the entire bike!


The final complete build.


Upfront of the Pivot Mach 4 XTR build.


2011 of Fox F-Series to match the rear Fox Float RP23 shox as well!


Cockpit with Shimano Dyna-Sys XTR Trail brakes and Shifters on Pivot’s Phoenix Carbon Riser bar 700mm and Syntace F109 stem.


Front drive train with the Dyna-Sys triple chain ring from Shimano XTR and the direct mount XTR front derailleur.


Rear transmission with Shimano XTR rear derailleur and Shimano XTR Dyna-Sys 11t – 36t cassette.


Wheelset are custom with DT swiss 240s hubs, DT swiss competition spokes and DT swiss XR400 rims.


The carbon bits on the main Pivot DW Link.


The XTR direct mount front derailleur.


Custom valve and tuned Fox Float RP23 to match the DW-Link.


Pivot precision headset.


The Shimano XTR Trail brakes caliper cooling fins.


Shimano Ice rotor for the complete powerful stopping power!

Components List
Frame: 2011 Pivot Mach 4
Fork: 2011 FOX F100 RLC FIT in 15QR tapered steerer tube
Headset: Pivot precision sealed taprered headset
Wheels: DT SWISS CUSTOM 240s wheelset. Rear axle with DT RWS system.
Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.1 Front and kenda Nevegal 1.95 Rear
Saddle: WTB Rocket V Race seat
Bar: Pivot’s Phoenix Carbon Riser 700mm Handlebar
Grip: Phoenix lock on grips
Crank: Shimano XTR Dyna-sys 175mm Triple Chainring Cranks
Brake: Shimano XTR Trail Disc Brakes
Rotor: Shimano XTR ICE Center lock Disc, 160mm(front) and Shimano XTR ICE Center lock Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Syntace F109 stem 100mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Syntace P6 Carbon seatpost
Pedal: Shimano XTR SPD pedal (Updated)
Cassette: Shimano XTR Dyns-Sys Cassette 10sp 11t – 36t
Shifters: Shimano XTR Dyna-Sys shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR Dyna-Sys
Front derailleur: Shimano XTR direct mount Dyna-Sys
Chain Guide Device: none
Chain: Shimano XTR Dyna-Sys Chain 10sp

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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2011 Manitou forks available in stores now!

Manitou Tower Pro 29″
Absolute+ Damper: Externally adjustable low-speed damping. Internally tuneable high-speed damping. Compatible with MILO. Casting: Optimized for increase tyre clearance. Deep Bore Hollow Crown: Light weight, no loss in strength.

  • Weight: 1697g
  • Travel: 80mm, 100mm, 120mm
  • Spring: MARS Air
  • Bottom Out: Rubber bumper
  • Steerer: 1.1/8” aluminium
  • Crown: Forged Deep BoreHollow Crown
  • Crown Finish: Black Ano
  • Offset: 48
  • Compression Damping: TPC Technology Absolute+
  • Adjustments: Air, Compression to Lockout, Rebound
  • Leg Diameter: 32mm
  • Leg Material: 7050 straight wall AL
  • Wheel Size: 29”
  • Brake: Post Mount
  • Axle: 9mm
  • Crown to Axle: 476 / 510 / 520

Manitou R7 Pro
Step up and onto the podium, you’ve just won your first XC race and not because your riding one of the lightest pound for pound XC forks. No, it’s because you’ve trained and you are focused on doing your best. Interesting, we’re doing the same thing with the new R7 MRD fork and its true like minds well, think alike.

  • Absolute+ Damper: Externally adjustable low-speed to lock-out damping. Internally tuneable high-speed damping. Compatible with MILO.
  • TS Air Spring: Progressive spring rate, light weight for XC
  • Hollow Crown: Light weight, optimized for stiffness
  • Weight: 1337g
  • Travel: 100mm
  • Spring: TS Air
  • Bottom Out; Rubber bumper
  • Steerer: 1.1/8” aluminium
  • Crown; Forged Deep Bore Hollow Crown
  • Crown Finish: Polished MRD Gray
  • Offset: 38.1
  • Compression Damping: Adjustable TPC (cartridge)
  • Adjustments: Air, Compression to Lockout, Rebound
  • Leg Diameter: 30mm
  • Leg Material: 7050 Butted AL
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Brake: Post Mount
  • Axle: 9mm
  • Crown to Axle: 476

Manitou Minute Pro – 20mm
A great fork communicates everything that’s happening between your tire and the trail, without jarring loose any expensive dental work. In the past, though, you had to accept a weight penalty in order to gain rock-solid steering. The Minute is here to change all that with its ultra-stiff 32mm stanchions, MARS Air spring, and available Hex Lock thru-axle. Forget about noodly XC forks and heavy trail forks. It’s time for a Minute.

  • Weight: 1562g
  • Travel: 100mm, 120mm, 140mm
  • Spring: MARS Air
  • Spring Rate: Medium (100, 120), Firm (140)
  • Bottom Out: Rubber bumper
  • Steerer: 1.1/8” aluminium
  • Crown: Forged Deep Bore Hollow Crown
  • Crown Finish: Silver Polished
  • Offset: 41.27
  • Compression Damping: TPC Technology Absolute+
  • Rebound Damping: Adjustable TPC
  • Adjustments: Air, Compression to Lockout, Rebound
  • Leg Diameter: 32mm
  • Leg Material: 7050 Butted AL
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Brake: Post Mount
  • Axle: 20mm
  • Crown to Axle: 478 / 498 / 515

Grab them while stock last at Tionghin!

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