Thinking about a Tranny. Any owners here ?

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  • Thrustyjust
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    Contemplating getting a Tranny to swop my Scandal frame over. Is it worth the change? Always wanted an Ibis.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Very, err, stiff at the rear. I think it would great as a 29er (c’mon Ibis get the finger out).

    rickmeister has just built one up.

    robbieh
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    haha…Thrusty on a 29er? He’ll never give in to that!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    I think it would great as a 29er (c’mon Ibis get the finger out).

    This came up on MTBR a while back; Tranny showing up as discontinued on US site but not on UK.

    I’m fairly sure I saw a Scot Nicol interview a while back where he claimed there would be multiple model launches this year; so far there’s only really been the Mojo HDR…

    Thrustyjust
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    Pffft, Robbies right. 26er forever !!. You still riding Friday Robs? Might have to shop around and see whats what , if not available any more. Carbon black ones look just right.

    robbieh
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    I’ll see about Friday mate. my tired old body’s givin me grief at the moment so I don’t want to spoil your ride . Course you could try my 29er 😈

    Thrustyjust
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    No thanks, singlespeed showed to be faster on 26’s on Sunday :mrgreen:

    Sancho
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    Cant beat it

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Cant beat it

    Er, that’s a completely different bike.

    Sancho
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    Its a Tranny in my book lol 😉

    Premier Icon beaker
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    I have one. It rides very nicely and as you no doubt know it can be run geared or SS. It isn’t the most comfortable of frames but it does accelerate quickly. It is designed to run with a 100mm fork but I’ve gone up to 130mm with no problems. It looks best in Orange by the way….

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    As Scotroutes said, I have just built one up… a big black rigid stiff one (its a large size),

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    Really happy, stiff, fast and snappy. Running without a suspension fork and really enjoying it. Managed the whole build for under a grand by ebay sniping and carbonzone purchases.

    As mentioned, its specced for 100mm forks but 130mm also rides well.

    Think, since going tubeless my build is 10.5kg….

    Thrustyjust
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    Rickmeister, that looks fab. I would have all black, but that’s almost where I want it to go………
    So, this inheritance cheque that’s just arrived………..

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Thanks Tj… Really enjoying the ride… took me a while to find the frame. Other bike, a Mojo is medium but chose a large for this. Its only 2.5mm top tube difference and I had a short stem ready to go.

    Frame from ebay, was built as a shop demo but never ridden, wheels, new but 2009 Crossmax ST, brakes, Formula R1, Schwalbe TL ready tyres, Carbonzone post and forks, ebay SLX crankset…

    (Brake line now tidied up and seatpost height corrected)

    It is a flier… will be looking for a light 130mm 15mm qr fork at some time.

    The frame is also carbon taped everywhere, the film came from a Car Wrapping business as offcuts…

    no_eyed_deer
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    Here’s mine..

    I think of it as an over-grown BMX. Fast, snappy, whippy. Great on the jumps. It’s also very compliant too – so I’m not quite sure what the other comments about it being ‘stiff’ are all about?

    I find it very stiff laterally – it feels like all the pedalling power you put down is transferred from the massive BB junction directly to the back wheel. The front end steering precision and lateral strength in the frame is also very noticable. BUT it is also very compliant over bumps, particularly at the rear-end. To put this in some context – the first time I rode this bike I headed down a really rocky fast descent I know and was utterly convinced I had a rear puncture, despite not – as the rear end just felt so ‘soft’ compared to my other alu hartail.

    I love hardtails and this – to me – is the the simply ultimate exposition of a light, fast 26er hardtail… and possibly the last to be ever in production too… sniff. 🙁

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    I too always wanted one – got rid of my steel xc hard tail and fs bike to get one about a year ago. Rode it rigid ss, as a 69er through last winter. Weighs next to nothing, nice and balanced, so I really like it. Then put 100 SIDS followed by 120 Foxs, with wide bars, dropper post 1×10.
    I have seen a few reports from folk who find the rear end stiff/ harsh but its never occurred to me (and I run a 10mm bolt though).
    I’m 6ft and got a large which is bang on.
    Issues: One would be tyre clearance – its not brilliant at the back. I ran ralphs 2.25 – fine in dry but bit too close in wet. Now have Geax Saguaro 2.0 which leaves a bit more room. The slot machine initially moved when I ran ss which was a pain but seemed to settle down with a clean and some carbon grease. I love the different bikes it can be but its a pain swapping backwards and forwards. I am building a dedicated ss for mud plugging this winter. Here are a couple of pics.
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    jonjonjon3
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    djflexure – How are you liking those on-one rigid carbon forks? (I take it thats what they are!)

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    No complaints, perfect for the Tranny. Just put them on an Inbred – not sure they quite match but we will see.

    jonjonjon3
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    ok cheers (going to put some on a carbon scott scale)

    Thrustyjust
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    They do look the mutts. Fuel for thought………Looks like I will need a headset. Is it a HT2 BB ?

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    Yes conventional English BB 73mm which is nice.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Tranny for sale here (not mine btw, for a mate)

    Jason Cook
    If any of you guys are interested the bike is in my local shop, Whinlatter Bikes. Keswick. Tel. 017687-73940.
    Ridden once, size Large

    Thrustyjust
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    Mmmm, what size is a large in real numbers?

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