Transition Relay with removable Fazua Ride 60

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Transition Relay is a lighter-weight powered bike with a removable battery. 160/170mm travel. Full 29 or mullet. Fazua Ride 60 system.

Transition Relay
Transition Relay

Press Release:

The Relay is the materialization of our goal to have a mountain bike and an ebike in a single product. It is a bike that can provide both experiences without compromise. The frame allows for 160 and 170mm travel, is compatible with dual 29 or mixed wheels, utilizes our renowned SBG geometry, and is equipped with the impressive Fazua Ride 60 system.

We have been exploring the concept of two bikes in one for many years. It was the first idea that got us excited about creating an ebike. The ability to have a lightweight powered bike with a removable battery was our ultimate dream. While there have been bikes with this capability in the past, this is our interpretation of the modular concept. The biggest challenge was doing justice to both options and not compromising either configuration. Achieving this was a long winding road that naturally intersected with the development of the Fazua Ride 60 system.

The Fazua Ride60 system is light in weight, but not in power, with a 430wh battery powering a highly efficient 60nm motor. This system punches way above its weight class, and can hang with higher powered ebikes, while remaining many pounds lighter. The battery is easily and quickly removable via a tool free door, allowing you to go between mountain bike or ebike mode in seconds. It strikes the perfect balance of power and weight while remaining incredibly natural and intuitive to a normal riding experience. While the motor stays in the frame, it is as efficient as a normal drive train with very little added weight once the battery is removed. The frame can be ridden at 160 or 170mm rear travel, dual 29″ or mixed wheel sizes, and with or without assistance from the Ride60 system. In an effort to make this bike as accessible as possible, it will come in both aluminum and carbon frame materials and available in 6 sizes ranging from extra small to double extra large.

We see the cost of entry to owning both a mountain bike and an ebike as a major hinderance for many riders. With this, you can purchase one bike to ride on any trail, with any group or style you prefer. The options are nearly endless. Pull the battery out and go for a pedal lap on trails not open to ebikes, or hop on the chairlift to get some laps in the bike park. Put the battery back in and sneak in a few hot laps after work, or get another day of riding in when your legs are spent. The Relay is a bike that can truly do it all.

We are super excited to share more about the Relay and it’s story in the coming months. Keep your eyes peeled for chapter two this fall.

Bikes available to purchase in spring of 2023.

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  • Transition Relay with removable Fazua Ride 60
  • Premier Icon Eddiebaby
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    So at least 8 months away then? Thanks for the heads up.
    “In other news many mountain bike brands will be releasing new products next year. Stay tuned.”

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    Ooh sounds ideal.
    I’ve got a fullfat Orbea and it’s got too much power.
    Something like this looks better.

    Premier Icon mackem
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    I like the look of this. Although, for me I’d prefer less travel and 27.5″ wheels. Maybe even a hardtail version.

    Premier Icon Vincent Gregory
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    Having just waited 6 months for my Rise H I’d say an 8 month notice is probably about right for getting orders in.

    I like the concept of this as I (like a few I suspect) now have an eeb and a ‘muscle’ bike that overlap in intention but get used on different rides depending on what I am looking to put in/get out that day.

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Nice looking bike, and nobody felt the need to put the cables through the headset either, like their other Ebike.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    No mention of pricing then.

    I reckon £6k with NX and a Domain.

    Premier Icon a11y
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    I like the concept of this as I (like a few I suspect)

    Yep, I like the concept too. I currently have 2 x FSers with different purposes/travel. An e-bike would replace my big-travel bike rather than my short-travel trail bike, and would leave me without an analogue bike for uplift/Alps. This idea solves that issue, especially if they get it to 35lbs without battery like I’ve seen mentioned elsewhere.

    Premier Icon chrismac
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    This idea solves that issue, especially if they get it to 35lbs without battery like I’ve seen mentioned elsewhere

    According to the Transition Website the carbon Spire is 33.8lb Im strugging to see how they can hit 35ib when the motor weighs 4.8lb on it own. THe battery is another 5lb on top

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    I’d like one but I’m pretty confident I won’t be able to afford it.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    I’ve got a fullfat Orbea and it’s got too much power.

    Tell us more…. how is that a thing. Can’t you just dial it down?
    (Eeb virg)

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    Yes, but then it’s just fat and sluggish.

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    Tell us more…. how is that a thing. Can’t you just dial it down?
    (Eeb virg)

    Yes, and I do. Lately nearly all of my rides are in the lowest assistance setting (Eco).

    When I first got it, I tended to blast everywhere, as you do.
    Now though, I prefer low level assistance partly because I hated getting on my regular bikes after and feeling like the brakes were on and partly as I want to expend more of that type of effort.

    Eco setting is still a decent amount of assistance anyway, it’s just that if you’ve been in the higher modes, the difference is pretty stark.

    Brilliant to have the option to have more assistance later on when you’re spent though and get some more miles in taking it easy.

    The lowest assistance level is fine for most stuff so long as you are prepared to drop the pace a bit, which I am on climbs.
    Still faster than a regular bike (with me riding it at least)

    I really like the idea of these bikes with lower power, smaller batteries and lighter weight. I think that’s where things are heading more and more.

    Also confident I won’t be able to afford it.

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    One bike to rule them all 😉

    Premier Icon bonni
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    So, 33.8 + 4.8 + 5 (using above mentioned speculative weights) = 43.6 lbs or 19.8 kg.

    Still pretty light for an emtb.

    Whatever, good to see other manufacturers going the lightweight option.

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Fazua motor though – not that many about, servicing and warranty might not be that easy

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    I’ve got a Fazua Ride 50 – it’s superb – smooth, powerful enough, quiet… but light? nah, even without the battery its too heavy really. Maybe the motor for the 60 is a lot lighter (it’d need to lose at least 2-3kg to really be a 2 in 1 bike). Otherwise the Transition video is all a bit “advertisy”

    Premier Icon Paul
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    Comparing to the only other lightweight emtb with this sort of travel, the Kenevo SL is 19kg for the lightest version, the ride 60 system is 4.5kg so I think it’s within that sort of figure. If it’s the same weight, remove the battery and you’ve got a 16.7kg enduro bike, probably only a kilo heavier than a burly non emtb build.

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    It is a bike that can provide both experiences without compromise

    There has to be a compromise.

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