New bike day! (Well yesterday…)
After 3 months of waiting I finally got my new Transition Spur yesterday! First ride was ace, not able to travel too far because of COVID lockdown up here in north Wales but got a few runs in on my local XC loop.
First impressions are it’s fast. Crazy fast. It’s the first 29er I’ve owned but ridden plenty, amazing how it carries speed. Changed the bar/stem to my preferred Chromag Cutlass/ranger combo with Ergon grips and thrown on some lighter Hunt XC Wide wheels. 27.4lbs with XT trail pedals, 3lbs lighter than my old T130! Can’t wait to get some bigger rides in.Posted 1 year ago
And, amazingly for this place, it’s an actual MTB! 🤣
Superb, enjoy, and get some pics up. 👍🏻Posted 1 year ago
Thought I had put pics up, will try again on the PC!Posted 1 year ago
Get those pics up . Loved the look of them when they were released .Posted 1 year ago
Or was it a figment of N+ 1 gone wrong 🤡Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
Jealous of West Yorkshire here currently waiting for my Spur frame.
Pics needed.Posted 1 year ago
Finally! Since when did it become so damn hard to post pictures on here?!Posted 1 year ago
Definitely the type of bike I will be looking at next, the Spur looks like great fun!Posted 1 year ago
She’s a looker 👍🏻👌🏻Posted 1 year ago
Definitely the type of bike I will be looking at next, the Spur looks like great fun!
It feels super fun, obviously only had the one ride but it amazed me how nimble and agile it felt. Honestly think for most folks, this kind of bike is all they’ll ever need, especially with more brands going down this route and making their 120mm bikes a lot slacker and longer. Can’t wait to get it on some chunkier terrain and see how it goes.Posted 1 year ago
That is one very, very good looking bike!Posted 1 year ago
Woah Tranny or Ibis, tranny or ibis,
TRANNY OR IBIS.
Now this is the question.Posted 1 year ago
I was set on a Ripley, but just couldn’t get one and the Transition just piqued my interest. I got a great deal on it too, so couldn’t say no. I haven’t ridden a Ripley, but owned a Mojo HD for 4 years and I loved it. I think I’d be happy with either, but the Transition just edged it for me in the end. Rear brake routing is external for one, seat tube is a little short on the large Ripley and there’s less bearings/bushings to replace on the Transition too.Posted 1 year ago
I am yet to hear anything negative about these. Good stuff.Posted 1 year ago
Looks awesome, Transition bikes have never done it for me aesthetically, but that is bloody lovely! Love the lines, so purposeful looking.Posted 1 year ago
Lovely. I had a Transition dh bike back in the day before they were a bit more boutique. 👌Posted 1 year ago
What build did you go for, and how much? PM if you’d prefer- definetly on the radar for me. My main worry is how much abuse it will take- I think it will encourage me to ride the same stuff as my Am9 which is undeniably a bit more robust!Posted 1 year ago
Went for a GX build, I work in the trade but even then I had to wait a while! For reference though a Ripley was going to work out a few hundred quid more, a GX Ripley is £5499 at RRP.
Spur wise though GX build was available a little sooner, X01 builds are hens teeth but there’s a few GXs about for now. The X01 is nice but I already had carbon bars and cranks (yet to install the cranks) so couldn’t really justify the extra. Mines 12.34kg as pictured (minus the water bottle) so it’s only about 300g or so heavier than the X01. I might swap out the damper in the Sids out to the Raceday one, but will see, the shock is actually identical to the Sid Ultimate damper/spring wise, the Ultimate just has a bit more material machined out the eyelet to save a massive 5g!
Early days but the frame seems plenty stout enough.Posted 1 year ago
What size did you go for and what height are you? What does the Raceday option bring?
Its a change of change but very pretty and struggling to find cheaper alternatives that aren’t flawed in some way or another…Posted 1 year ago
I’m just over 6ft and went for a large, it’s fits really nicely. Bit longer than my old T130 but not as super stretched as my Cotic Soul.
Race day damper is effectively just lighter and may be a little more controlled but not a huge difference. I was in the same boat, I looked at few mainly the Tallboy, Ripley and S120 and the Spur won out in the end. I’ve ridden all of them bar the Ripley but glad I went with the Spur, I’m loving it so far!Posted 1 year ago
Cheers. I’d need to look at sizing again, had a Bandit years ago and should have bought large at 5’10 so always wary with Transition size guides.
Ripley looks lovely but very in demand also!Posted 1 year ago
I’d go for a large at 5’10, you could ride a medium but may find it a little short. Could always go for 35-40mm stem if you find it a little long. For reference I’m on a 50mm stem.Posted 1 year ago
I have also just got a Spur and for reference at 5’10” I went for a large (also have a patrol in large). I did put a 35mm stem on it, but size is perfect for me.Posted 1 year ago
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