Archive for July, 2012

Ever wonder what do we do to your bike during our overhaul package? Details…

A mountain bike servicing will always be essential if you want to maintain your bike for maximum life and performance. A well maintained bike performs at its best and also ensures that your components last longer. All the training in the world won’t help if you get a mechanical fault in a big race, so limit those chances by being well prepared. We provide an overhaul bike service which involves stripping your bike down to the frame and its components.

Overhaul process in DETAILS, we will let the pictures do the talking………

Overall process done during the overhaul of your bike,


  • Clean and lube internal bearings
  • Clean and lube internal freehub or spring/pawls mechanism
  • Clean entire wheelset
  • Alignment dishing of wheelset and spokes tension
  • Disassembly at first and assembly of tires and inner tubes in the end of process

Drive Train

  • Clean and lube chain
  • Clean and lube rear derailleur including Jockey wheels bearings and bushing
  • Clean and lube Cassette
  • Clean and lube front derailleur
  • Clean and lube Crank chainring and pedal thread
  • Clean and lube Bottom bracket bearings and shell

Disc Brakes

  • Clean and align piston of disc caliper
  • Clean and lub seals of caliper piston
  • Clean brake pads
  • Bleed brake system if necessary
  • Alignment of caliper to rotor
  • Dishing of rotor

V Brakes

  • Clean brake pads
  • Clean and lube V brake caliper and springs
  • Alignment of V brake to rim


  • Clean and lube fork seals external
  • Clean and lube headset bearings
  • Clean and lube bottom bracket treads
  • Full-sus frame will be stripped entirely and overhaul of pivot bearings to clean and lube


  • Clean and lube all necessary bolts and pivot points
  • Shifter internal mechanism will be clean and lube
  • Shifter inner cables will be clean with pressure and lube


  • Pedal bearings or bushing will be clean and lub
  • Torque level of bolts will be torque to specific manufacture specifications
  • Set up and assemble entire bike completely and ensuring safety by testing all necessary test on the bike to little details on all bearings and moving pivots on the bike!

Other services like hubs overhaul, bearings overhaul and brake caliper/lever overhaul pictures below…..

*Please note all service charges are for labour only, any parts required will be at additional cost.

Do call or visit us for more details on the service!

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2013 Pivot reveals!!

Pivot Les, this bike has some great new features even if there isn’t suspension.

Stay tune for more updates on the 2013 Pivots!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a 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!
From Cross Country and little All Mountain, this bike will take it all.

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

Read on..

Complete look of the finish build!

Upfront of the Mach 4!

Front shock with Rock Shox Reba.

The Pivot head badge.

Shimano XT brakes for the braking.

Cockpit with red Hope stem and Answer protapered DH bar.

Front drive train with Shimano XT crankset and front derailleur.

Rear transmission with Shimano XT shadow rear derailleur.

Wheels are on Fulcrum Red Metal 3.

2011 Fox RP23 rear shock.

Race shield ON!

Neat red cockpit to finish the bike!

Components List
Frame: 2011 Pivot Mach 4 Small
Fork: 2012 Rock Shox Reba 100mm in 9mmQR
Headset: Pivot Precision sealed headset
Wheels: Fulcrum Red Metal 3 Wheelset
Tires: Michelin Rocker 2.1 Front and Rear
Saddle: Prologo seat
Bar: Answer Pro Tapered DH bar cutted to 680mm
Grip: Ergon lock on Grip
Crank: Shimano XT triple ring crankset in 175mm
Brake: Shimano XT Disc Brakes
Rotor: Shimano XTR center lock 160mm(front and rear)
Stem: Hope, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Pedal: Wellgo B144 Pedals
Cassette: Shimano XT 11t – 36t
Shifters: Shimano XT Shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano XT Direct Mount
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XT 10 speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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2013 Carbon Covert from Transition Bikes!

The 2013 Carbon Covert is Transition Bike’s first carbon frame offering. The 160mm travel Covert was the perfect candidate to bring to carbon as it allowed the bike to shed weight, improve strength, add new features, and update the look at the same time.

In my mind, this bike really represents the ultimate no holds barred quiver killer. It’s really everything I would want in a single do-everything type of bike and we’ve tried pretty hard to ensure all the right features are there without including things that don’t really matter. A big goal of ours with this project was to develop something with very unique lines that you don’t often see in bicycle frame design…and we feel we’ve really accomplished that. This was a long development effort so we’re pretty pumped to finally unveil our first carbon frame. – Kyle Young, Transition Bikes owner

Transition Bikes took the essence of the previous Covert, but started from the ground up to produce something all new and extremely exciting. For design inspiration they looked outside the bike world towards Italian super cars. The carbon material allowed a no compromise design approach that allowed them to achieve exactly what they envisioned; powerful lines and a unique bold look. The frame uses some exciting new materials and an evolved suspension platform for the best possible performance on the trail.

The 2013 Carbon Covert is the first bike on the market to offer both C.O.C.K. and B.A.L.L.S. technology. The Completely Optimized Carbon Kinetics utilized in production of the carbon structure are an industry first; only available on Transition Bikes. The careful use of C.O.C.K. makes the Carbon Covert one of the strongest frames on the market today. The Basically Aligned Linear Leverage System suspension works with the shock making the suspension incredibly easy to tune; once again, only available on Transition Bikes. Our B.A.L.L.S. are only there to make sure you have fun on the trail. Unlike other suspension systems, our B.A.L.L.S. aren’t overly complicated, it’s just the right suspension technology to keep the ride smooth and predictable.

When we first met in the lab to develop these new technologies, I didn’t realize just how big they would become. I am proud to see this bike released so everyone can experience the ultimate package. – Sam Burkhardt, Transition Bikes product manager

Working in conjunction with the B.A.L.L.S. suspension system, the 2013 Carbon Covert features a longer 8.5” x 2.5” custom tuned Fox CTD Adjust rear shock. The longer shock helps contribute to improved suspension performance and easier shock setup for riders of any size. The rear travel has been increased from 150mm to 160mm further expanding the performance in gnarly terrain. For riders looking for ultimate downhill performance, an optional Fox RC4 coil shock is available as well. The B.A.L.L.S. suspension system uses a higher main pivot placement for improved pedaling performance with modern 2×10 and 1×10 drivetrain setups. An all new hardware system, with single allen key tightening, has been developed to keep the pivots tight. While the front triangle features full internal cable routing, including the Reverb Stealth routing for clean looks and integrated performance.


  • Carbon Front Triangle with Carbon Seatstay and Alloy Chainstay and Rocker
  • 160mm Rear Travel
  • 8.5” x 2.5” Fox CTD Adjust Custom Tuned Rear Shock
  • Optional Fox RC4 Coil Shock Available
  • All Front Triangle Cable Routing is Internal
  • Reverb Stealth Seat Post Routing
  • New Pivot Hardware System
  • 12 x 142mm Dropouts (10 x 135mm Dropouts Sold Separately)
  • Press Fit 30 Bottom Bracket Shell
  • Frame Weight 6.75 lbs (Including Rear Shock and Rear Axle)
  • PRICE: To Be Announced
  • C.O.C.K & B.A.L.L.S Technology (Only Available From Transition Bikes)


  • Head Tube Angle: 66.5 Degree (Fox 36 160mm) / 67 Degree (Fox 34 160mm)
  • Chainstay Length: 430mm
  • Seatube Length: Sm 563, Md 593, Lg 623mm
  • Reach: Sm 378mm, Md 406mm, Lg 431mm
  • Wheelbase Length: Sm 1106mm, Md 1137mm, Lg 1169mm
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 349 mm

This is definitely the most exciting bike we have ever done. It took much longer than we anticipated, but when doing full suspension carbon you can’t rush anything. Seeing carbon bikes being produced in person really makes you appreciate the massive amount of work that goes into each frame. I think there is a misconception that these bikes just pop out of molds and are good to go and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Each frame is like a sculpted work of art. – Kevin Menard, owner of Transition Bikes

The 2013 Carbon Covert will be available in three colors (Lemon Lime Metallic, Stealth Black & Matte White) with multiple build kit options to meet different rider preferences and price points. MSRP TBA.

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Project Carbon Transition Covert!

Transition Bikes unveils the new carbon Covert. See the bike in action as well as some of the new features and design inspiration that went into creating Transition Bikes first carbon bike.

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