Transition Patrol

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RockmonkeySC
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Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Sep 13, 2016 19:53 pm

New bike time! After a couple years on the Transition Scout I fancied a change and the only bike for the job was a Patrol.
A mate offered me this year old frame at a bargain price so I had to have it.
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So far it's built up with all the parts from my Scout but I'm planning on fitting a coil shock and fitting some four piston brakes, maybe Hope.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby swod1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:23 pm

Looks good so you changed your mind from just doing dirt jumping then?

What brakes do you have on the bike already? I find the xt brakes that I have on the mega tr are fine, did think to change them to something better when I was building it though.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby lostboysaint » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:25 pm

Like.


A lot!
Trail fun - Transition Bandit
Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
Allround - Cotic Solaris

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Sep 14, 2016 16:19 pm

I've got my old Deore brakes. They're getting a bit tired now and just not as good as they once we're even after a service and bleed.
I was going to stick with dirt jump until a mate offered me this and I found out a new bike park is opening five miles away.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby swod1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:55 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:I've got my old Deore brakes. They're getting a bit tired now and just not as good as they once we're even after a service and bleed.
I was going to stick with dirt jump until a mate offered me this and I found out a new bike park is opening five miles away.


I see you could probably get a set of saint or zee brakes for a good price if you shop around that's unless you really want to treat yourself and buy some hopes.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby POAH » Thu Sep 15, 2016 13:36 pm

bro in law has saint on his patrol, I've got them on my suppressor.

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DCR00
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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby DCR00 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 18:17 pm

"Couple of years" :lol:

RockmonkeySC
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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Sep 17, 2016 20:01 pm

DCR00 wrote:"Couple of years" :lol:


I get bored of most things after a couple years. Cars, bikes, jobs, life etc

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby eric draven » Sat Sep 17, 2016 20:46 pm

I run XT 8000's on mine but they did suffer a bit in the alps on really long descents during a trans alp trip i did,wish i had gone for a set of Zee brakes instead,plus maybe should have stepped up to a 203mm rotor on the rear instead of the 180mm,as you can tell it got a tad warm

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby POAH » Sat Sep 17, 2016 21:18 pm

I run 203 F&R on my suppressor with saints. bro in law runs 180's & saints. I can tell the difference in braking.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Sep 18, 2016 15:54 pm

First ride on the Patrol today. I went to Triscombe, on the Quantocks with the intention of a mix of xc and DH trails but that all went out the window when I bumped in to some mates on downhill bikes. Just to be sociable I ended up pushing up instead of riding the climbs!
On the descents this bike is awesome. I have no idea why but I could push the front end so hard in the turns and it just refused to run out of grip. The shock still seems to be bedding in, the stiction in the seals seemed to improve through the day.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby POAH » Sun Sep 18, 2016 18:03 pm

how you finding the shock, been lots of complaints about it. I'm quite happy with mine with no bands, 30% and in trail mode. how are you finding it compared to the scout?

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Sep 18, 2016 20:15 pm

It's not as good as the DB inline on the Scout. To be fair, it's still bedding in, my mate who I got the frame from is sponsored by Marzocchi so he never used the shock. I'd still quite like a coil shock.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby POAH » Mon Sep 19, 2016 08:06 am

you running it at 35% sag?

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Sep 19, 2016 13:34 pm

Yes. Seems to work ok. Seals are still a little tight so I may reduce that after a few more rides.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby eric draven » Mon Sep 19, 2016 14:44 pm

Run mine at 30% in trail mode as well just it makes it a bit more pedal friendly on long ups,but hey are stunning bikes to ride pretty much faultless on every descent i did in the alps as well as some of the bikepark stuff as well

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Sep 25, 2016 20:06 pm

Today I rode it up a few hills. Took a bit more effort than the Scout but we got there!
Still not 100% sure I like the shock. I think I'll get a coil but keep the air shock for bigger mileage rides.
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Spec is currently :

Large 2016 Patrol aluminium frame
Rockshox Pike RCT3 fork
Rockshox Monarch Plus shock
Hope Tech Enduro wheels 650b
Specialized Butcher / Purgatory tyres (tubeless)
Shimano Deore brakes 203 / 180
Raceface Atlas 785 bars / 50 stem
ODI ruffian grips
XT pedals
Rockshox Reverb 125 post
SDG Bel Air ti rail saddle
FSA Orbit headset (rubbish but free!)
XT rear mech
XT cassette
One-up 40t expander ring
Blackspire 32t oval narrow wide ring
SLX cranks
XTR bottom bracket

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:18 pm

The old Deore brakes have got past their best. They just won't bleed as easily or as well as they used to. I suspect seals are starting to wear.
I've ordered a set of Shimano Zee brakes. Really fancied a set of Hope Tech 3 E4 brakes but just couldn't justify the extra cost.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby swod1 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:57 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:The old Deore brakes have got past their best. They just won't bleed as easily or as well as they used to. I suspect seals are starting to wear.
I've ordered a set of Shimano Zee brakes. Really fancied a set of Hope Tech 3 E4 brakes but just couldn't justify the extra cost.


That will be quite a difference going to 4 piston brakes, did you order from Merlin cycles they had them on offer last week for 175.

I have thought of upgrading from the xts now I have the mega tr, you was right about the uberbike floating discs had to change them warped after a few months use.

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Re: Transition Patrol

Postby POAH » Mon Oct 03, 2016 15:08 pm

got zee's on my hornet, good choice.


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