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  • New Transition Spur
  • Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    I have my detective hat on. I see stepcast forks, non-piggyback shock. 29er. Downcountry bike from transition announced tomorrow?

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CB_2PEmDS0J/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

    Premier Icon richardkennerley
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    All country according to the teaser I saw.

    submarined
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    I’d presumed this was a new Smuggler?

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    I’ve been smuggling looks on transitions pinkbike photos 🙂

    Premier Icon argee
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    Guessing this is similar to the YT Izzo, 130/120 style of bike, don’t think i’ll be trading in the patrol just yet!

    All country! Definitely not back or down country. Yeah, looks like something a bit sprightlier than their usual offerings. My Smuggler is great, but a pig for the travel.

    rs
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    There’s a distinct lack of chainstay pivot on that thing.

    pigyn
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    Downcountry is the future, the Stoke is high

    poah
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    bike is running sids

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    yes one of them is, the other i think has a SC fox of some sort I think

    baddddad
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    https://www.mtbmonster.com/transition-spur-axs-black-powder-2021/

    Not sure those pics are accurate but gives the specs

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    nice, good work! reach is longer than a senditall in large. same head angle as smuggler, slightly longer wheelbase, longer chainstay.  120mm fork, all appear to be SIDs. partnership with oneup for bits.

    baddddad
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    haha we’re at a world famous burrito truck where ebikers come to eat lunch

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    swoon it is gorgeous. I wonder if it can run a coil and I can put some 38s on it*

    *joke

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    bike is running sids

    At 120mm so should be the new 35mm stanchion versions? Looks nice!

    Premier Icon rockthreegozy
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    Yep, that’s nice

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Looks like a great replacement for my bandit29. Shame I’m skint.

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    Want

    Looks perfect for U.K. trail riding

    My old 26” Bandit is the best bike I’ve ever owned. There’s something about Transition bikes that adds a bit of zip into the trail. Plus they tend to be suited to the U.K. (bearing shields, good tyre clearance etc) and backup from the company is good

    Time to start saving I think!

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    Nice bike.   This whole “downcountry” thing though, wasn’t it all done before a few years ago, albeit with steeper HA?   I’m pretty sure the Trek EX was originally based on this concept.

    Still, I’ve been thing for ages to stick a 120mm 34mm fork on my Spark RC, which would have it at 100/120mm and a 67.5 HA, probably quite good for Marathons and er, “downcountry”.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Stunning

    Shame I just bought a new bike

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Superbly executed new new bike.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Looks really nice – a few times I’ve come close to buying a Transition and haven’t quite clicked the buy button (Patrol first, then a Scout).

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    Looks very good. I’m looking at new bikes to replace a TallBoy 2 for marathon and stage events. There 120mm bikes are what I am looking at, and there are so many options now.

    I’ve never been keen on Fox, so this having Rockshox looks very good, although would like XT to bring costs down

    bonni
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    Sorry, old-ish fart here. What does “downcountry” mean in old speak? XC-trail? Ta.

    Lovely bike but its way out of my price range. I think I’d probably get a Whyte S-120 and pocket 1.5 to 2K if I wanted something similar in concept(?) (but not as fine looking).

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    That’s nice, it’s the first Transition for a while that I would consider owning (if I didn’t already have an awesome 110/130 bike.

    Sorry, old-ish fart here. What does “downcountry” mean in old speak? XC-trail?

    Basically, yeah. It started as a joke by one of the Pinkbike writers, meaning XC bikes that had more progressive angles and 120mm forks. NOT the heavier short/mid travel trail bikes that it’s often applied to.

    This should just scrape in to the category, IMO.

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    @chakaping its a bit more than that i think. It is lighter weight, usually shorter travel (especially rear) bikes built with a focus to enjoy the downs. So, with a dropper, wider bars,wider rims,  perhaps more aggressive tyre.

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    It looks so… right. And on-trend (sorry, just a bit sick in my mouth when I typed that).

    Makes the ‘new’ Yeti SB115 look a bit yesterday, even though the SB100 (which it’s based on) only came out in 2018.

    Hope I don’t get my Yeti Fanboy card revoked.

    5lab
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    I had an original transition preston back in 2005. 4″ travel, slacker angles, burlier build. How things (don’t) change

    Transition Preston FR

    Rockplough
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    I think I’d probably get a Whyte S-120 and pocket 1.5 to 2K if I wanted something similar in concept(?) (but not as fine looking).

    If Transition’s weights are accurate this thing is a good 2kg or so lighter than my S-120 so I’m not sure they’re *quite* the same idea. ‘Tis a looker though.

    hooli
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    Looks great but expensive.

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    Looks stunning and well set up

    I like the lines, they seem to have got rid of the pregnant/middle aged belly look of some of their other frames.
    It seems downcountry is becoming a category rather than a joke now, so now in the flat bar world we have…

    XC
    Downcountry
    Trail
    (has all mountain gone?)
    Enduro
    (SuperEnduro/Park)
    Downhill

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I think all-mountain is still a useful tag, but short-travel trail bike and long-travel trail bike may be more commonly used now.

    Commencal also invented “mini-enduro” last week, which I quite like actaully.

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    XC
    Downcountry
    Trail
    (has all mountain gone?)
    Enduro
    (SuperEnduro/Park)
    Downhill

    I think we have

    xc race

    Trail Which this fits into

    <span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”>all mountain covering 140 to 160 travel do everything </span>

    <span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”>enduro race which are all the 160+ monsters that are largely aimed at ews racers, wanna be ews, or those who want a dh bike they can ride to the top</span>

    dh race bike

    Clearly there is considerable blurring at the boundaries

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    Great looking bike, like the idea of the Downcountry category or whatever it’s called.

    Tried a Scout a few years ago though and didn’t like it at all.

    ayjaydoubleyou

    I like the lines, they seem to have got rid of the pregnant/middle aged belly look of some of their other frames.
    It seems downcountry is becoming a category rather than a joke now, so now in the flat bar world we have…

    XC
    Downcountry
    Trail
    (has all mountain gone?)
    Enduro
    (SuperEnduro/Park)
    Downhill

    When my wife asks why I need seven bikes I’ll be referring her to you 🙂

    Awesome looking bike the frame would have been a good replacement to my Smuggler although would of needed new air shaft for my Ohlins fork which now sold as bought a Ripley V4 end of last year instead as couldn’t wait that long for Transtion to come good, also lifetime warranty now is also good

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    Don’t  forget FREEEEERIIIIDE

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