Transition were showing three new bikes for 2015 at Eurobike, which according to the company have been designed for “riding up and down mountains”. They’re ignoring all the traditional categories of all mountain/enduro/trail…
First up is the Patrol; a 155mm travel trail bike with a 65º head angle, short chainstays and a long and low front end. The aim is to produce a bike which will feel “stable through rowdy terrain” without feeling heavy and sluggish on the climbs.
430mm chainstays are common throughout all sizes of frame. The medium measures up with an 1181mm wheelbase, 15mm BB drop, reach of 432mm and effective TT of 583mm.
The frameset has a US price of $1999, UK pricing to be confirmed.
All the frames have Transition’s Giddy Up suspension platform/linkage (think mispronounced Horst, yeah?). We’ll let the video below expand on that concept.
Weighing in in the 125mm travel slot is the Scout. Designed to take a 140mm fork up front it’s taking influence from slopestyle bikes and translating that into all day trail blasting fun. Again short seat stays (425mm) are married up to a long and low front center and in this case a 67º head angle.
US pricing is $1799 for a frameset.
And lastly another entry into what we’re calling the ‘nu skool of 29’. The Smuggler is a 130mm/115mm 29er with short chainstays (435mm) and long and low (40mm BB drop) front end that looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun to rail the trails. The move to 29ers which roll easily but which are responsive, playful, and pretty misleading in their feel when you consider the short rear travel seems like a good direction to take these bikes in.
US pricing on the frameset is $1799, again UK pricing to be confirmed.
Transition are distributed in the UK by Windwave
GiddyUp Bikes Press Release
The GiddyUp link is the newest suspension platform from Transition Bikes, and is now featured on 4 entirely new models in 3 wheel sizes. Each frame has a very distinctive riding characteristic to suit your style and give you the ultimate freedom whether going up or down mountains. The GiddyUp platform is extremely easy to dial in, once set there is no need to mess with platform adjustments, you can just focus on the ride and wherever it leads you. GiddyUp!
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