Archive for July, 2016

Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Bottle Rocket!

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 Bottle Rocket!

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

New paint and decals on the Bottle Rocket!

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The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Transition Bottle Rocket
Fork: 2016 Rock Shock Revelation
Headset: Cane Creek headset
Wheels: Atomlab Pipelite rims with Atomlab 102 Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf front and Schwalbe Rock Razor rear
Bar: Answer Carbon Bar
Grip: Lizard Skin Lock on grip
Crank: Sram GX Crankset
Brake: Shimano XT Brakes
Rotor: Shimano Ice rotor 180mm front and rear
Stem: Straitline 35mm stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Saddle: Saddle
Pedal: DMR Vault
Cassette: Sram GX cassette
Shifters: Sram GX trigger shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram GX
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Sram chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Kona UTE!

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 Kona UTE!

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

Custom decals and matching stickers for it!

Read on..

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The complete build of the bike!

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Components List
Frame: Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted
Fork: Kona Project Two Aluminum Disc
Headset: FSA N0.10
Wheels:
Tires: WTB Freedom Trekking 700x40c
Bar: Kona Handplant
Grip: Velo Ergo
Crank: FSA Alpha Drive 26/36t bashguard
Brake: Shimano Hydraulic
Rotor: Shimano 160mm
Stem: Kona Road
Seatpost: Kona Commuter 27.2mm
Saddle: Velo Plush
Pedal: Wellgo Platform
Cassette: Shimano Acera 11-32t 9spd
Shifters: Shimano Acera
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano Acera
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: KMC HG53
Extra: Fenders, Ute Composite Deck, Kona Ute Bags, Centermount Kickstand

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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New Manitou Magnum 27.5+ and 29+ Fork

Manitou Magnum 27.5+ and 29+ Fork

Manitou says that their new Magnum fork has been designed from the ground up to work with 27.5+ and 29+ tires, and that includes an entirely new chassis, custom valved damping, and an air spring system that’s been lifted from the Dorado downhill fork and tuned for this application – more on all the fork’s tech below. Travel ranges between 80 to 140mm for the 27.5+ model, and 80 to 120mm for the 29+ fork, and there’s enough clearance for riders to fit a massive 3.4” wide tire. The Magnum is already shipping to bike shops, and it retails for $900 USD.

Manitou was at pains to make it clear that the Magnum is not just a 29er fork that’s been widened out and spec’d with a 15 x 110mm axle, and that the purpose-built fork is actually 5 – 7mm lower from axle-to-crown than its competition for this very reason. It also sports the company’s reverse arch design, a machined out hollow crown, and the 15mm x 110mm thru-axle is Manitou’s own Hex Lock design.

The fork employs a very similar air spring as you’d find inside the Mattoc and Dorado, with the air valve at the bottom of the leg pressurizing both the positive and negative chambers simultaneously and to nearly the same pressure. This near-balancing between the positive and negative air springs is said to make for a responsive top end to the travel, and Manitou says that the fork’s active early stroke is important as it takes away the high-volume front tire’s tendency to act as an undamped air spring. In other words, less uncontrolled bounce that first time fat bikers often take notice of, and also more control.


The Magnum’s Incremental Volume Adjust system allows riders to easily tune the amount of progression that the air spring provides.


Repositioning the white air piston on the IVA system is as simple as moving around the four black spacers that are above and below it.

One of my few complaints with the Mattoc was its lack of volume adjustment, and while the fork’s Hydraulic Bottom Out control helped in this regard, the ability to tune mid-stroke and bottom-out by changing the volume of the air spring is handy. Manitou listened and has come up with something they call Incremental Volume Adjust, a nifty tuning system that allows the volume of the air chamber to be changed by moving 10mm spacers above or below the air piston itself, a process that only requires releasing the fork’s air pressure and opening up the top cap. There are four positions available, and the neat part is that all of the pieces are contained within the fork – there’s no spacers floating around in the bottom of your tool box.

It works like this: release the fork’s air pressure and then unscrew the top cap – the IVA assembly is attached to it and will come out with it. The plastic spacers that determine the height of the air piston can be pushed off of the rod by hand, allowing you to reposition the piston for more or less progression (higher for less, lower for more) and then reinstall the spacers accordingly. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to make changes.


The Magnum’s MC2 compression assembly is housed at the top of the fork leg.


Riders can adjust high- and low-speed compression, as well as bottom-out ramping, with dials at the top of the right leg.

The Magnum’s damper employs all of the company’s high-end, acronym-heavy damper technology that’s laid out in their TPC system. TPC means ‘Twin Piston Chamber’, and it’s exactly as it sounds: there’s a rebound piston at the bottom and a compression piston at the top. The fork’s MC² compression unit allows for both high- and low-speed adjustment, and the Hydraulic Bottom Out control dial at the center allows riders to tune how the fork ramps up in the last 25mm of its stroke. As its name suggests, HBO harnesses oil displacement to slow the fork down during compression in the later stages of its stroke, doing so by using a position sensitive valve on the bottom of the MC² compression damper. As the fork nears the end of its travel, a small extension on the end of the Magnum’s rebound damper enters the hollow HBO unit, and since the confines are tight and the entire system is submersed in oil, the fork’s compression action is slowed.

Stay tune for more updates of arrival of the Magnum!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Patrol!

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 Patrol!

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

Custom decals and matching stickers for it!

Read on..


The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Transition Patrol 2016
Fork: 2016 Manitou Mattock
Headset: Chris King Inset headset
Wheels: Chris King hubs with lightbicycle carbon rims on Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Maxxis DHF2 650b x 2.3 front and Maxxis DHR2 650b rear
Bar: Renthal FatBar
Grip: Velo Lock on grip
Crank: Shimano XT Crank with Straitline Bashguard
Brake: Hope Tech Brakes
Rotor: Shimano XT rotor 203mm front and rear
Stem: Straitline 50mm stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Saddle: WTB Saddle
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Shimano XT cassette
Shifters: Sram XO trigger shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram X9
Front derailleur: Shimano XT double
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XT speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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