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Thread: The Vagrant
07-15-2006, 12:18 AM #1
OK, so I'll show it off...as revealed in the maggette thread. Sold the Iron Horse due to lame parts, upgraded to a Transition Vagramt. So far I've had about 20 mins of dirt jumping, 2 hours of Wasatch Crest riding, and 2 hours of uphill/downhill XC riding (Colin's trail @ The Canyons). Super pumped on this bike - it's tight, fast, burly, fast, built tough, and did I mention fast?
07-15-2006, 01:25 AM #2
V-Drive Extremes on there? Better buy a back-up set of cranks.
Sick bike otherwise.... dig the blue!
07-15-2006, 12:20 PM #3
why's that funken? I've had em on my Yeti for over a year, no probs.
07-15-2006, 12:32 PM #4Originally Posted by Particle
And I'm in the same boat, as they are coming on my new bike.
07-15-2006, 12:36 PM #5
Z has some v-drives & has taken them off some 3-4 ft to flats just fine...
07-15-2006, 12:38 PM #6
07-15-2006, 09:27 PM #7
that blue rocks.
07-16-2006, 07:51 AM #8
Nice ride. It makes me want to get a FR hardtail for I street and general fun when I come back to slc in the fall.
07-16-2006, 09:58 AM #9Originally Posted by powwrangler
07-16-2006, 03:36 PM #10
I got the stable down to 3 right now. 4 might not be too bad.
07-17-2006, 10:28 PM #11
6.3lb alu frame? Must be burl. How much does she weigh in at?
And yeah, I have has zero problems with my vdrives. I don't ride as hard as some, but they have seen some abuse. Not a sound...Drive slow, homie.
07-18-2006, 01:53 AM #12
What's with all the blue bikes around this place?
Nice ride Particle! One day when I get my soul back from the devil along with my checkbook, I'd like to get a dirtjump rig."I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
07-18-2006, 08:30 AM #13drowning
Originally Posted by Arty50
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
- the Quagmire
07-18-2006, 09:45 AM #14Originally Posted by Arty50
06-02-2007, 07:05 PM #15
Since the Vagrant lives in Ohio, where it's going to do duty as more of a pure dirt jumper/urban/Ray's bike, I made some mods to this thing. Before it was more of a dirt jumper/trail bike in Utah, with a 2x9 drivetrain.
Converted to 1x9
E.Thirteen SRS (courtesy dfinn)
36-tooth single Shimano ring
Maxxis Holy Rollers
Woodman Deathgrip seatpost QR (wish I'd had this in trail bike form, oh well)
Should be fun! The nice thing is it's still possible to trail ride it around here with that setup, altho the 36 tooth could really hurt on some of the bigger climbs. All good though.
I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.
06-03-2007, 05:30 AM #16
Titties and beer!Have fun or get hurt bad. "MFT" A.K.A. Dr. Doom
There are but three true sports--bullfighting, mountain climbing, and motor-racing. The rest are merely games. "Ernest Hemingway"
06-03-2007, 09:59 AM #17Registered User
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
- San Diego, CA
What fork are you running? Z.1 or 66?
I've lusted after this bike, and it could become a part of the stable after this season's bike purchase (SC heckler)."If I could have any K2 skis this year I'd go with the Volkl Gotamas." - Monique
06-03-2007, 10:24 AM #18Who Dares Wins
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- Wasatch Front
Sweet ride. I have a big soft spot for Transition bikes.
So when are you gonna bring that thing down to WV, eh?
06-03-2007, 11:56 AM #19
kellen - it's a Z1 Sport. Jury is still out on that fork. I've had it set up 'OK', but never 'great'. I've known people who get it dialed in and love the fork though. I think it may need new/more oil, I've been screwing around with the air pressure, rebound, compression...and can't get it how I want it. Anyway I think a 66 would rake out the bike too much, as it's already quite slack with a 150mm fork.
Jaeger - If you're talking Snowshoe, I'll be bringing the Prophet MX for a bit more squish. I'm thinking sometime in July, as the wife has a mellow schedule then and she could probably make the trip too. I'm pretty well booked up for June.
edit: quick ride report - just took the Vagrant to a new skatepark here, it was a blast. those holy rollers ROOL! you can roll the bike super super far over onto the sidewalls and they just hook up. what a blast. was definitely nice not to have to worry about f.der. issues, and the chainguide and rear derailleur worked perfectly, I think chainline worked out great (with a few spacers for the SRS). I think this bike is going to save me lots of sanity this winter and cost me lots of gas with trips to Ray's
Last edited by Particle; 06-03-2007 at 11:59 AM.I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.
06-03-2007, 01:38 PM #20
That bike is pimp and should be on anyone list for a good hardtail do it all bike.
How are the flats riding trail in ohio? I would find them to be a pain there but great at rays.
05-16-2008, 08:28 AM #21
I'm considering picking one of these up to push my pansy, XC-riding ass into the DH/FR/DJ world.
Particle - how's it been since the DJ 1x9 conversion? Ever get it out to trails since? Still have the Marz Z1 on there? What's the biggest downside to your original setup on the track? (I'd like something that can do a little of both)
05-16-2008, 09:20 AM #22
Z - the new Vagrants are now a bit lighter, and have a 1 1/8" headtube instead of the 1.5" mine has, FYI. More of an all-mtn purpose, but still very freeridey. Plus you can get them in purple
1x9 has been great, love it. There's not much in Ohio you really need a granny ring for. There are the occasional short steeps but most stuff you can power up in a middle ring just fine. I am actually in the process of converting it back to a 2x9 right now - simply b/c I want it back in Utah this summer as my XC bike. Since Ray's season is over and I have a trail bike in Ohio...makes sense for the season. I'll probably swap it back to 1x9 for the winter once Ray's opens again.
Still have the Z1 on there - it's perfect for single hits but anything at speed with multiple impacts, it's pretty bad. But I still haven't changed the oil. Finally bought some lighter weight oil so I'll probably try that in the next week or two here. I'm keeping my eye out for a cheap Pike or a used Z1 RC2 to swap out with eventually.
Biggest downside? It's pretty heavy. But like I said the new frames are lighter. And hardtails kinda hurt my ass.
p.s. the V-Drive cranks are still going strong. But they are heavy as hell...I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.