Well i've seriously still got the hots for one of those Transitions!
^ but the distributors are useless and with the £-$ situation, they fall into the Cotic price bracket! :O
Still want one.
Early in Feb I ended up going for something completely different.
Similar geo to the Commencal, the Transition Trail or Park, etc etc but a bit heavier. but German brand, Sanko Cromo, you can see i took Perrys advice and all of the alu vs cromo research.
So Weight wise its 'heavy'
6.4lbs Last quoted weight
6.2lbs Transition All Mountain frame
5.83lbs quoted for my Alloy Identiti
commencal 4x race frame
5.7lbs for the transition Trail or Park which is the nearest equivalent, but thats not a lot extra in grams at all. Length wise its a good compromise, steep seat tube with 552mm Top tube, so losing 16mm off my identiti XL
Back end is crazy short though
So plan is to get some lighter less creaky, less BMXycranks and BB like new Saints and go from there...
so how it fares, its used so not a lot of monies to lose where there was with the others.
Headset wise I have a new Cane Creek S8 I bought for the Santa Cruz FS, or I can get the Diatech D cup off the Identiti..
It should be fun for monkeying about locally and the BMX track when I go back down there and hitting the trails. And If I get summat more grown up later it can still hang around as a big BMX
Will add build up to readers rides > 1998 if its safe to