The Transition Dirtbag is not 12Lbs. From the Transtion Bikes website:TNC said:Oh no...here comes dogonfr...LOL! I'm sure he'll chime in and give some good first hand info since he has one. But one thing I was totally impressed with on the construction of this bike is their use of needle bearing sets in all or at least the most critical pivot points. Motorcycles and especially dirt motorcycles learned this long ago, that a proper needle bearing set is stronger and more effective than a ball bearing cassette at critical pivot points. They're slightly more expensive, but when taken into the final account of the frame cost, I think it's insignificant. That Blitz frame looks heavy, and I've heard they're around 11 pounds, but hey...it's a freeride frame. The Transition Dirt Bag frame weighs about 12 pounds, so nothing unusual for a burly frame.
We weighed a large at the shop when we built one up for one of our riding buddies and it was right on 12lbs. on our shop scale...BTW the scale is right on the money, as we've checked it against known check weights since then. Now, maybe they are weighing a small, or something else different for their comparison, but I guarantee that frame we had was 12lbs....and it had the Swinger coil on it. I'm not trashing the bike. I think it's beefy because of what it's intended to be capable of. It's not a trail bike. The guy that bought it got it for the reason that it is has some meat in it...after he broke the frame on his Bullit.Showtime said:The Transition Dirtbag is not 12Lbs. From the Transtion Bikes website:
# Frame Weight (including rear shock): 10.9 lbs
This is with a Swinger coil shock, its almost 1lb lighter with a DHX air.
dogonfr said:How do i miss this stuff, must be getting younger!!
Yes it only has a 2 year warranty but Herb & Vivian are awsome people if you broke the frame somehow they will be there to help you somehow, they'r awsome people very customer oriented.
Is it a freeride bike? Chris is on of the team riders uses his for DJ/DH/AM/FR & urban all the time usually in the 5 inch possition.
For me i ride in the 6 inch position, yehaww, with a 6 inch fork. The bike is awsome it loves to be riden hard, i get the feeling the more abusive the happier it is. Mine is a porker at 39.65lbs, but about to go on a diet, for the travel & weight it does climb very well, i always give up beffor the bike going up hill. Going down it is smoother & faster than my old SC SuperAte with a black box team issue Boxxer fork, that fork was sweet. A nice thing with Versus is they have a CNC machine in house & do a ton of fabrication so they know there stuff, the designs are for a reason & if there is a problem they can deal with it imidiatly instead of waiting for the fabricator to work with them. Customer service is at the top since they are not a big shot player they are there for the customer, its frigin great. :thumbsup::thumbsup: