Transition Bikes Preston FR 2009

Transition Bikes  Preston FR  2009


1 Review

Brand: Transition Bikes
Category: MTB Frames: Hard-Tails

Description: The Preston FR is designed for the agressive trail rider that loves to earn their way to the top by pedaling but also needs a bike that is burly enough for freeriding on the way down. Make no mistake, the Preston FR is no large travel huck bike. It is designed for the rider that still wants to feel the trail and has some finesse for flowing technical freeride lines. We shy away from calling the Preston FR an all mountain bike even though it is superb on long singletrack epics. The Preston FR is built with strength in mind to tackle those rough freeride trails without weighing you down. | | Availability: Available Now | | # FRAME FEATURES: 130mm (5") Rear Wheel Travel | # Fox DHX 5.0 Coil 7.5" x 2" or DHX 5.0 Air 7.5" x 2" | # 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum | # Sizes: Small (15.5"), Medium (17"), Large (18.5") | # Current Production Run Colors: White, Raw, Bright Green | # Last Production Run Colors: White, Brown, Transparent Green | # Frame Weight: 7.8 lbs (without rear shock) | # Complete Bike Weight Range: 36-39 lbs (Depending on Rear Shock and Fork) | # Oversize 5mm thick headtube (1 1/8") and gusset | # Custom CNC rocker arms (Ultra Stiff 15mm thickness) | # Compatible with up to 7" Single Crown Forks | # Accepts up to 8" Rear Disc Brake Rotors | # Easily fits up to 3.0" rear tire | # Works with Front Derailleur or Chain Guide | # 1 year defect warranty, Lifetime crash replacement | | # BUILD SPECS: Shock Specs: 7.55 eye-to-eye x 2.0" stroke, Upper Pin 46mm x 8mm, Lower Pin 22.2mm x 8mm | # Front Derailleur: 34.9mm Clamp, Top-pull, (Top Swing Shimano or Low Mount SRAM) | # Bottom Bracket: 73mm x 113mm (68 x 118mm if using a Chainguide) | # Headset: Standard 1 1/8" (1" deep cup compatible) | # Seatpost: 30.0mm | # Seat Clamp: 34.9mm | # Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm x 10mm (nutted axle & QR compatible) | # Disc Brake Mount: International Standard | # Chain Guide Mounting: Standard ISCG

Seller icon
Freshie Reviewer

" Do verything bike "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 26th Dec 2010 from Singapore

The Review
Great all rounder.
Unfortunately discontinued production :-(

Strengths
Does evrything, pedals well, stable on ground, in jumps, very confidence inspiring bike.
I'm a big Transition fan now.
Needs little maintenance, no creaks, no sounds.
Just rides so well..
I'm getting a Transition Blindside too.

Weaknesses
Not for weight weenies... but then you'd be missing a great bike if your pre-occupation is weight watching.
So what if it's light and flexs and doesn't ride well ;-) nuff said.

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Rockshox DHX 5.0 coil - 500lb spring (I'm 79kg) Marzocchi 55 160mm travel Hope Pro II 34/22 SLX 175mm

Similar Products Tried
Proflex Beast
2001 GT iDrive
2005 GT Ruckus
2008 GT Force (yeah I'm a big GT iDrive fan)
Performance
Reliability
Value

Your Reviews Ranking

Login to see your reviews ranking.