New carbon Transition hardtails – Vanquish and Throttle
I really like these, but they are bloody expensive!
I also can’t help but think that Whytes X29 series for ’17 is essentially the better bike for the type of riding with more progressive geometry;
– longer reach/TT
– slightly longer ST/stand over
– slacker HA
– Touch longer CS & wheelbase
– Lower BB
The kicker is the price.. a full Whyte 629 with similar spec to Transitions full build is cheaper than the frame only. Granted the Whyte isn’t perfect; less tyre clearance, Alu, QR rear (though a good bolt through negates this, especially on a Alu HT).
Posted 10 months agojairajSubscriber
New bikes looks great! But yes too expensive for me.
I don’t see the problem with a 2 year warranty? Any defects would normally come to light within a 2 year period. I believe Transition have a lifetime crash replacement policy which I think is more useful than a lifetime warranty.Posted 10 months agoKamakazieSubscriber
I like the look as well but typically, I’d like the 29er but slacker and taking 130mm-140mm forks.
Could do it with an angleset I guess…
Still not much choice around for that sort of 29er though which is a shame. Ragley are there with the BigWig but not many others.Posted 10 months agobigjimSubscriber
29er does look fantastic, it’s even longer reach than my Smuggler though which is a surprise, certainly wouldn’t want anything longer again! I wouldn’t want a 29er slacker than that either, would be a pig in slow tight stuff. ‘mon with the carbon smuggler already transition!Posted 10 months agosuperstuSubscriber
One big difference between the whyte and transition is the seat tube length, be able to run a much longer dropper on the transition.
Still think the price is ridiculous though. Looks great and think it’d be good though.
I would like to see Bird do a 29r given the pedigree and price of their range.Posted 10 months ago
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