Archive for November, 2013

Through the Fall V2 video with the Transition Covert

Shredding the trail with Transition Covert Carbon.

Although September and October mark the end of summer, it is by far the best time to take a step back, relax, and enjoy some time in the woods. Through the Fall V2 attempts to articulate this transition as well as the true essence of riding in Vermont. Enjoy.

Created by Henry Miles//Skyline Studios

Riders:
Alex McAndrew
Dylan Conte
Isaac Allaire

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Yeti ASR 5!

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 Yeti ASR 5!

Light weight carbon bike for our local trails.

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

Read on..


Complete build of the bike!


Upfront of the build.


Fox Float upfront for the obsorber.


Tapered headtube.


Cockpit with Shimano XT brakes and shifters with full Answer components.


Front drive train on Shimano XT crankset and Straitline AMP pedals.


Rear gearing on Shimano XT rear derailleur.


Chris King ISO hubs for the roll.


Thomson Elite seatpost on WTB saddle.

Components List
Frame: Yeti ASR 5 Medium
Fork: 2013 Fox Float CTD 150mm
Headset: Chris King Devolution headset
Wheels: Chris King ISO hubs on ZTR Flow EX rims and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Continental X King RS 2.2 front and rear
Bar: Answer protapered AM riser bar
Grip: ODI Ruffian Lock on
Crank: Shimano XT crankset
Brake: Shimano XT brakes
Rotor: Shimano XT Ice 6 bolt 160 front and rear
Stem: Answer AM 31.8mm clamp stem 60mm
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Pedal: Straitline Amp Pedals
Cassette: Shimano XT 11t – 36t
Shifters: Shimano XT
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow Plus SGS
Front derailleur: Shimano XT
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XT 10 speed

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Bank!

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 Transition Bank!

Dirt jumper on the loose.

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

Read on..


Complete build of the bike!


Upfront of the build.


Fox F series on the front impact.


Hope Evo hubs for the rolling.


Tapered head tube for the stiffness.


Cockpit with Shimano SLX brakes and Deity low riser bar.


Answer Rove FR pedals.


Wheels on Hope Pro 2 Evo trails hubs and Atomlab Pimplite rims.


Hayes V6 Prime floating rotor.


Macneil Pivotal Seatpost.

Components List
Frame: 2014 Transition Bank Medium
Fork: 2013 OEM FOX F series CTD
Headset: FSA Gravity headset
Wheels: Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs trail on Atomlab Pimplite rims and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Maxxis Holly Roller 2.2 front and rear
Bar: Deity low riser bar
Grip: ODI Rouge Lock on
Crank: Odyssey Tunderbolt crankset
Brake: Shimano SLX brakes
Rotor: Hayes V6 Prime floating rotor 160 front and rear
Stem: Transition Temple Lite 31.8mm clamp stem
Seatpost: Macneil Pivotal
Pedal: Answer Rove FR Pedals
Cassette: Atomlab Micro SS 12t
Shifters: Nil
Rear derailleur: Nil
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Odyssey Blue Bird Chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Pivot Mach 6 Reviewed at Bike Radar!

“Trail-honed speed with major confidence and stiffness make the Mach 6 a gravity ready all-rounder”
By Guy Kesteven

While some companies have taken the lightweight trail approach to their 150mm, 650B (27.5in) wheeled bikes, Pivot have gone for the no-compromise, flat-out fast approach with their new Mach 6.

HIGHS: Extremely stiff and surefootedly slack steering, it’s a long-travel but light all-rounder
LOWS: Tall ride can mask gravity potential; soft pedalling in smaller gears and slightly heavy
BUY IF… You want trail bike feel with big bike capability when it counts

Ride and handling: a grower not a growler
The Mach 6’s tracking stiffness is obvious when you send it obliquely across ruts – even over the ledges of volcanic rock and baked washboard ruts of this hard American desert.

The combination of 650B wheels and the well-controlled Fox Float X damper, which presides over 155mm of rear travel, shrinks impacts impressively. We found ourselves pulling the brakes later and later each time we sessioned the drops and rock gardens of our test trails – then heading right back up for more.

Our trust and belief in the bike was progressive, and that is significant. Like other DW Link bikes we’ve ridden, the Mach 6 naturally sits high in its travel, and Pivot have given it a relatively high bottom bracket for pedalling clearance. That means despite the ample travel and slack 66-degree head angle it feels more trail bike than a gravity enduro machine at first.

You also have to push it that bit harder and lower into turns than a bike that’s nearer the ground already, but that’s something that becomes second nature when you’re riding this bike all the time.

Its smooth suspension movement also means consistent traction and roll over even when you’re pushing the pedals hard, making it a great bike for blasting along contouring trails at serious speed. You do need to make use of the Trail setting of the CTD lever to stop obvious pedal bob in the smaller ring, however, but it is at least easy to reach.

Frame and equipment: practical not pretty
The slightly crowded spliced top tube and dislocated linkage junction of the Mach 6 might not make for the neatest looks, but it creates a seriously stiff chassis. The longer we had it the harder we rode it, and by the end of our test we were smashing through savage braking bumps on near-freefall descents and into blown-out berms, but we never felt it flexing or twisting out of line.

Changing the overlong and lurch-prone 80mm stem for a 60mm and fitting larger tyres would also make the aggressive potential of the bike much more obvious, but not everyone wants their trail bike to feel like a mini downhiller though, even if it is long travel, and at 6.2lb with the Float X this frame will appeal.

It could be built to climb and accelerate as well as much shorter-legged bikes – the DW Link pedals very well in the middle and larger chainrings, giving just enough chain tension under power to feel positive when you’re giving it full gas.

If you’re looking for a low-slung, highly aggressive gravity-focused machine the Mach 6 isn’t right for you. But if you want a pedal-friendly frame for impressively easy trail speed, allied to seriously capable suspension and speed-secure handling, the Mach 6 should definitely be on your shortlist.

Arriving in stores soon!

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