Available this summer, Transition have just launched the all-new Spire, a 29″ long-travel trail weapon with 170mm front and rear. Dubbed a ‘nimble bruiser’ Transition say it’s an all-rounder and with geo chip that can be adjusted, you can run it in high or low to suit whatever you’re riding.
Available in five sizes in both alloy and carbon, the Spire is compatible with 27.5″ wheels in the high position.
Take on the biggest terrain without the penalty, long travel doesn’t have to mean single purpose. The Spire blends DH bike capability with mid-travel efficiency in such a way it’s almost two bikes in one. A delicately tuned pedaling and pumping platform, super supple beginning stroke sensitivity and all the travel you could ask for makes for a mind bending ride. Happily climb up to your favorite challenging descent, then cruise on over to your local flow trail and you’ll be rewarded on both ends of the spectrum. Don’t be fooled though, while it’s no one-trick pony the Spire lives to push your limits.
Each frame comes with protection on the downtube, chainstay and seatstay. The alloy frame is made from 6061 aluminium, whilst the carbon options are a blend of 24T and 30T materials. SM, MD and LG sizes have 446mm chainstay lengths, and XL and XXL share 452mm.
Depending on the model, the bike will come with suspension from Fox, RockShox or Marzocchi. All build levels and sizes include 165mm cranks, a OneUp dropper post and a OneUp bash guide.
Suspension and Tech
The GiddyUp suspension layout is tuned to work with both air and coil rear shocks. Riders can add or remove volume spacers in the rear to suit their individual riding style, and there is plenty of bottom-out control with air or coil shocks. The Spire has 170mm of rear-wheel travel when used with the supplied 205mm x 65mm stroke shock. It is also possible to install a shorter, 205mm x 60mm stroke shock to decrease the rear-wheel travel to 160mm.
There are five build kits, as well as two frame-only options available. We don’t currently have the UK pricing. To learn more about the Spire, head over to the Transition website.