First Look: 4 New Bikes From Transition - Eurobike 2014

Aug 27, 2014
by Mike Kazimer  
Transition's headquarters are situated just a few miles away from the US / Canadian border, which probably had something to do with the names they came up with for their new line of bikes. The Scout, Patrol, and Smuggler all use a Horst link suspension design that Transition is calling their GiddyUp link, a nod to all the pun fans out there. As far as geometry goes, the bikes are designed to be long, low and slack, with the same reach figures for all models, but with slightly different chain stay lengths depending on the amount of travel and wheel size.

Transition Patrol

Patrol

The Patrol is the longest travel option in the GiddyUp line, with 27.5” wheels, 155mm of travel and a slack 65 degree head angle. Transition developed the bike with input from team rider Lars Sternberg, who wanted a bike that could be pushed hard in gnarly terrain, yet still remain playful, and more importantly, pedalable. The best trails don't always have chairlifts leading to the top, and that's where the Patrol comes in. The frame only with a Monarch Plus RC3 will be $1999, and there are three different complete builds ranging from $3499 to $5999 USD.

Transition Patrol Eurobike 2014

A tapered head tube, internal cable routing, and a Schwalbe Magic Mary / Rock Razor tire combo are a few of the Patrol's highlights




Transition Scout Eurobike 2014

Scout

It's been almost nine years since Transition launched their Bottlerocket, a short travel freeride / slopestyle bike that gained something of a cult following, especially in the Pacific Northwest. That bike was responsible for making many riders reconsider just how much travel they actually needed for their local trails, since its geometry and solid construction allowed it to take on terrain that was normally populated by longer travel bikes. The 27.5” Scout follows in the Bottlerocket's path, possessing only 125mm of rear travel, but with geometry angles that reflect its all-mountain leanings. A 140mm fork puts the bike's head angle at 67 degrees, and pairing that with a 425mm chain stay length sure looks like a recipe for a good time. Frame only: $1799 USD, with two complete builds at $3299 and $4899.

Transition Scout Eurobike 2014

Stiffness was a priority during the design of the new bikes. Clevis pivots are found where the seat stays join the rocker link, and an expanding collet system is used at the main pivot.




Transition Smuggler Eurobike 2014

Smuggler

The Smuggler joins a handful off 29ers currently on the market that eschew chasing a pre-set amount of travel in order to focus more on getting the right geometry. Transition ended up with 115 millimeters of rear travel for the bike, and when paired with a 130mm fork that gives it a slack-for-a-29er head angle of 67 degrees. Eliminating the front derailleur mount made it possible to reduce the chain stay length down to 435mm in order to keep the bike lively in the corners. Frame only: $1799, Smuggler 2: $3299 USD (Deore / SLX 1x10 drivetrain with 42t cog, SLX brakes, RockShox Pike RC). Smuggler 1: $4899 (RockShox Pike RCT3, SRAM X1/X01 drivetrain, XT brakes).



Transition Ripcord Eurobike 2014

Ripcord

Transition has built up a strong band of followers over the years, and many of those riders are also parents. Well, now there's a Transition for the groms, a full-suspension bike that uses 24” wheels and a 100mm 26” fork to create a miniature all-mountain rig. With a low standover and handlebar height, the Ripcord could be a good option for those hard chargers who aren't quite tall enough for a small 26” bike, but are deserving of a bike that won't hold them back. The final price isn't set in stone, but expect it to be somewhere around the $1500 USD mark.



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215 Comments

  • 290 4
 Just want to let everyone know that we do have a 26" bike called the Suppressor coming out that is similar to the Patrol but in a 26" platform. So if you are all about 26" we have you covered. We still love the 26" wheel size and fully support it but since we are not one of the larger bike companies we can't dictate the direction of the industry.
  • 18 0
 Great to hear!
  • 9 0
 Awesome! Wait, crap... I was 100% Patrol until I read that... hmmmm.... Big wheels are better for XC, but small wheels are more fun... what to do....
  • 4 22
flag mtbikemccoy (Aug 27, 2014 at 22:05) (Below Threshold)
 So, was the Patrol built around a 27.5 platform, OR built around a 26" platform and just given longer chain stays?
  • 20 1
 Hey nuttypoolog, The Patrol was specifically optimized around the mid wheel size. And the Suppressor, around the 26". Two completely different beasts....
  • 5 0
 I love my Covert! Next bike will be either the Patrol or the Suppressor fo shizzle!
  • 4 0
 Stoked! was a bit bummed when it said it was only 27.5" . Will the 26" come in a raw colour option?
  • 6 1
 Mad props to any bike manufacturer that's supporting the next gen. shredders with sweet purpose built rigs! Great work guys/gals!
  • 3 0
 Covert discountinued?
and how about suppressor's head angle at 160mm forks?
  • 3 0
 When will these gems be available?
  • 3 0
 Good to hear about the 26'ers sticking around. You may have just made up my mind on my next bike. The supressor sound pretty sweet.
  • 1 0
 Correction-5 new bikes from Transition.
  • 1 0
 Correct me if I am wrong, but this Suppressor sounds like the Bottlerocket reborn? How much for the frame?
  • 1 0
 Hey Transition, what BB do the Patrol and Suppressor use? Just planning my build Smile
  • 1 0
 Love this.... get to stick with my 26s!!
  • 1 0
 @transitionbikes, what is the black bike between the Scout and the Patrol? Will the new models come in other color options? thanks.
  • 1 0
 Props...thank you.
  • 1 0
 I assume this means the end of the bandit and covert then?
  • 2 0
 hey insanemntbiker, it has the Monarch Plus RC3 shock on it, so I'm guessing it's a black Patrol. If so, I'm looking at a photo of my next bike.
  • 3 1
 To the guys at Transition: I'm wondering... Why all the internal routing? I work on my own bikes and tend to shift parts about fairly often. The thought of constantly disconnecting my hoses, or cables every time I want to service, or swap parts about is a little off putting... I mean, wouldn't it just be easier to leave it all externally routed?
  • 4 3
 Totally agree, work as bike mechanic and fricken hate internal routing and don't think there is any real benefit for it on mountain bikes
  • 1 0
 I have had my double over 5 years now, its my trail n slope bike. love it but would like a newer version slope/trail bike, maybe a 26" with 140 rear designed around the new pike 140 mm DJ fork please...
  • 5 0
 Is it just a coincidence that the bike with the presently suppressed wheelsize is called the suppressor?
  • 4 0
 That smuggler looks awesome. First new bike I've seen in a while that's peaked my interest. I very much like 29ers
  • 1 0
 No carbon trans?
The covert carbon was such a sweet bike.....
  • 1 0
 @Dobbs59 I read somewhere that there's a Patrol Carbon on the way.
  • 66 3
 just imagine trying to explain to the airlines/border patrol why your bike says 'smuggler' on it.

youregonnahaveabadtime.jpeg
  • 7 0
 Done. Just take my money. Now the smuggler or the scout...
  • 39 2
 R.I.P. Bottlerocket. Make a 26" ripcord!
  • 6 0
 It was bad enough trying to cross the border with a Bottlerocket... Good luck smugglers!
  • 3 6
 when you find a fellow4chanbrother.jpeg
  • 3 23
flag viatch (Aug 27, 2014 at 19:27) (Below Threshold)
 soooo rocky mountain slayer ripoff !
  • 11 0
 An all mountain kids bike! That is awesome. About time.
  • 2 0
 Border and a patrol....somehwere gov brown, mex presidente, la raza and obama are havn a good laugh!
  • 5 0
 the Ripcord is interesting.
  • 9 1
 R.I.P. Covert
  • 1 0
 truly rider owned. gotta love Tr
  • 52 0
 Man! Awesome reading these comments! So much passion about our brand and previous bikes, as we would hope- obviously. It's late and I don't have the motivation to go off right now, but in short for those of you questioning our move in frame design....
YOU ARE TRIPPING!!!! Sure, everybody is entitled to their own opinion, so fire away with your speculations.
We designed all the bikes you've previously loved and adore... Dirtbag, Preston, Bottlerocket, Blindside, Covert, Bandit... Have some faith. We just might love riding bike as much as you guys, and perhaps in some cases more. It's our job to give you the best ride possible. And that's exactly what we've done. Just picture everyone of our prior models (which you love) more optimized for your enjoyment. We love shredding just as much as you, and we won't steer you wrong. GIDDY UP. Smooches xoxoxxo | Lars N bars...
  • 3 0
 If I give my credit card to my Bandit will it turn into a Scout? If not you really need to work on that feature.
  • 8 0
 I have several older Transitions that still do their job so well that I have not felt any need to upgrade, but when the time comes I'd rather support these guys than any other company out there. Their designs have always been innovative, but also ridiculously functional because they are driven by riders from the top of the company to the bottom. Any hype they create is usually in jest and the bikes speak for themselves when ridden in their intended habitat. When was the last time you laughed at any other company's promotional videos? These guys keep biking fun while still building top quality products at prices that are not absurd like so much else that is out there.
  • 1 0
 I LOVE MY CARBON COVERT!!!!!!! put it on a 650 frame with 140mm travel and you got one hell of a rig
  • 1 0
 I second the credit card feature.
  • 37 1
 So glad the Horst Link patent is up...
  • 2 0
 But like why didn't they put it on the kid's frame?
  • 4 2
 It's cheaper and simpler to run the single pivot, that's probably why
  • 7 31
flag guataisi (Aug 27, 2014 at 17:44) (Below Threshold)
 Hey Transition, Where is the single pivot? Coz if you have replaced it by an FSR system, then it means that the old one was not very good, to say the least.
I think your customers should complain about it.
  • 15 1
 Urm, no it doesn't.. Every platform is different not necessarily better/worse, the fact Transition have decided to move on and take advange of the expired Horst link patent in no way means the old linkage driven single pivot was bad
  • 7 18
flag guataisi (Aug 27, 2014 at 18:04) (Below Threshold)
 the horst link works clearly better for this sort of bikes (AM bikes)
  • 6 0
 it's pretty interesting to see how many manufacturers are moving to take advantage of the patent expiration...
  • 5 0
 it will be a good thing as every brand will have a different take and this can only lead to more innovation. i just can't wait to see what the marketing think-tanks come up with to sell their re-branded free-ware horst link
  • 2 0
 Looks like treks evo link but without abp
  • 1 0
 i just want to be able to buy drawings and 3d print my next bike. how long do I have to wait for that? imagine being able to totally customize key features on your bike...
  • 3 3
 I think it's utter bullshit that you can patent a pivot point anyhow...
  • 1 0
 @powderturns we're building a platform to do exactly that! assembly.com/minimal
  • 26 0
 Dear Transition, Please stop making beautiful bikes, I've spent enough of my savings as it is. Sincerely, Anyone with a good taste in bikes.
  • 24 0
 I like those new bikes and all that but I hope they haven't killed off the Covert.. no matter what anyone says, mine is awesome!
  • 7 0
 love my covert, too
  • 5 1
 Covert 4 life!
  • 5 0
 A lot of Covert love here, that's nice to see
  • 7 36
flag jaybird951 (Aug 27, 2014 at 17:47) (Below Threshold)
 be done with it, get a santa cruz nomad..its where itsat
  • 18 0
 you wanna give me $10k for that nomad jaybird951..cmon dude
  • 25 1
 The covert has Cock and Balls technology can the nomad say that?
  • 6 0
 The Covert is no longer being made. Sad news indeed. BottleRocket, Blindside, Double, TR250, now Covert... If I win the powerball I'll donate enough $ to them so they can order another batch of each of those.
  • 2 0
 I always thought the carbon moulds are hella expensive to make... Seeing as the carbon Covert was just released last year, I imagine it will be around for at least another year... Maybe?

I do love my Covert as well.
  • 5 0
 @jaybird951 Where in Nova would you possibly need a nomad? I used to live there and any full suspension xc bike is plenty for almost everything there. I own a Nomad myself and those new Transition bikes look great!
  • 1 0
 COCK AND BALLS!! I guess Kirt Vories' Nomad must be towed in by that stupid ToyotaTundra that pulled the space shuttle then.
  • 1 0
 Amen
  • 2 1
 The Covert has at least another year. I work at a bike shop that carries Transition and there are a couple brothers sponsored by them in town and they have the new ones as well as the new Tr 500s...needless to say that they are bad ass bikes.
  • 1 0
 So which bike in Transitions fleet would most relate to the Blindside these days? Ive been off the bike for a few years and absolutely loved my 09 blindside riding both here and in BC..

Any tips on what to lookout for?
  • 1 2
 @weezyB
anywhere in NoVA, pedals like a 29er rides like a nomad....
  • 3 0
 Bring the Covert back!
  • 3 0
 Covert is much sexier than these. Love mine.
  • 1 0
 I got a carbon covert last year and absolutely love it! I even built up a 650 Ibis Mojo recently and still can not find it in myself to part with the Covert. Amazing bike!!
  • 1 0
 Love my covert. It wows me every-time I ride it. Like today. I am sure the new line will give adequate post ride smiles. In the past, I have wondered to other companies (yeti, santa cruz, etc.) and came back to a newer better transition frame design & awesome customer service.
  • 11 0
 I've seen alot of people struggeling with the usual; "Keep throwing money on the screen but nothing happens" -problem
Any solutions yet? Feel kinda dumb sitting here with all my savings on my lap..
  • 2 6
flag jaybird951 (Aug 27, 2014 at 17:49) (Below Threshold)
 see above
  • 9 0
 I've ridden nothing but Transition for 10+ years. 12 different bikes. Every new bike or redesign has been better than the last. I have no doubt these bikes will be even better than what they currently have. So stoked to see the evolution of their bikes and changing with the industry. Amazing work Lars, Kyle, Kevin and the rest of the crew!!
  • 9 0
 woahh, the ripcord is like a mini Bottle Rocket
  • 11 0
 My wife is due 11/24. Is it jumping the gun if I buy a mini-DH bike now??? It'll be 4 years before he can shred it....
  • 2 0
 Not at all nuttypoolog. Get him on that thing before he can walk!
  • 2 0
 You have got a little more than 4 years bro. My seven year old just started riding 20" this year. I want to know when the all mtn 20" kids bike is coming?
  • 4 0
 Ok so the Smuggler looks awesome. Dear Transition: please make the XL an actual XL. XL people are like, the ideal candidates for 29ers like this so it's really sad when they get made with short seat and head tubes. I get this design choice for shorter riders but for real, tall riders don't need to be saved from excessive stack. I promise. Kona kind of missed the boat when they made their XL Process 111 have an 18.5" seat tube - basically giving the finger to anyone over 6'2".

Can't wait to see the specs. Great looking bikes.
  • 1 3
 the process is designed to use a dropper post, sounds like you missed the memo.
  • 1 0
 Thaks for pointing that out about the Kona 111. Im 6'3 and interested in getting on a 29er. What about the XL's from Special...? They look tasty at 2800 in Carbon.
  • 2 0
 the Process is a game changer. But I think you'd do well with any late model bike that comes from a pacific northwest company.
  • 3 0
 Love the look of the Smuggler and like alexsin would like to see a proper XL with a long enough seat tube. The Kona Process is awesome, but the seat tube is too short for me at 6ft5" even with the longest dropper post on the market. It would also be great to see the suspension design and setup on larger bikes done with heavier riders in mind.
  • 3 0
 @esstinkay. Wrong. I have a 150mm Lev on my Enduro, which has a 520mm seat tube; I barely get to proper leg extension and I have a 35" inseam, which isn't all that long. The Kona has a 465mm seat tube which means that it would be absolutely impossible to get anywhere close to proper leg extension. I don't know about you, but losing 5.5cm off my pedalling height makes climbing more difficult than it needs to be. Or maybe I missed the memo?
  • 2 1
 there's discussion of this if you look for it. On forums.mtbr.com/kona/kona-process-bike-mag-bluprint-869924-post10754863.html#post10754863 the poster's math says you should be good up to a 28.5" inseam and explains why. On m.pinkbike.com/news/Ask-Us-Anything-Kona-Bicycles-Fit-Geometry-Kinematics-2014.html this exact question was addressed. And apparently Chris Mandell is 6'5" which is taller than you right.. Sounds like you'd be taken care of but who knows.
  • 1 1
 at 6'5" you really need companies to make an XXL. XL is really for people in the 6' - 6'3" range. dems the breaks. Intense bikes seem to be big for the size, you might look at that.
  • 3 1
 When it comes to the Kona, at 6'5" Chris Mandell must be all torso, or possibly the Reverb has more usable post than the LEV. It doesn't need to come in an XXL - it's got a 661mm ETT, which is massive - it just needs a bit more seat and head tube to match. It just strikes me as an arbitrary design choice that cuts a bunch of riders out without adding anything in particular. But that's cool. There's no shortage of good options out there.
  • 2 0
 Barry Wicks is a Kona Pro rider who also rides a Process 111 and is super tall, i think 6'6" or something. he runs a dropper and races it pro, so it must work decent for tall people ;
  • 1 0
 Geometry. fotos.mtb-news.de/p/1682521?in=set
The seat tube at 495 could be an issue. I'll need to tape measure a 150mm Reverb to see if it would work. Otherwise the geo looks awesome. Long front center, steep seat tube, slack head tube.
  • 3 0
 I'm hearing from a few manufacturers (who have switched to Horst-link), that Specialized have been giving us a very neutral version of the suspension in their FSRs, whereas it can be tuned to be more playful.
I'm hoping so, because the Covert was high on my list because of it's fun nature.
  • 3 0
 I see quite a few comments these days about the distress of disappearing 'awesome' models. I don't remember this so much back in the day. Is this because there was no pinkbike? Is it because we flowed smoothly onto newer models because they were hands down better, have we now reached a stage where tech is so good it's questionable whether new model is better? The case for that being that bike companies must 'innovate' (read: change) or they go bust. Are the biking public just better informed about geo and materials and stuff?
I don't necessarily adhere to any of these options, I'm just curious.
  • 6 0
 those are some long ass cranks for a 24" kids mtb
  • 1 0
 It's designed for the fact that you have to lean every time you pedal stroke, so you don't hit your mini chestnuts. Or you just fork over more money for the right size crank arms.
  • 1 0
 a 3 piece BMX crank wouldn't go amiss me thinks, better arm length choices for lil' rippers.
  • 4 1
 Theres some nice looking norc........ ermmm transition bikes there. so many companies using this suspension platform, its got to be the best right??? (says me who rides a session 9.9)
  • 1 3
 Hahaha the linkage on the session is much better for dh ( or any thing eld for that matter) than this linkage
  • 2 0
 Very torn here...I've been eying the Bandit for a while. Also waiting for a carbon 27.5 all around bike. (racing and every day riding)

Someone make the decision for me. I race XC but want a bike I can destroy during the week on mixed XC and technical trails in CO.

Difficulty- I don't want a 29'er but would be fine with 26 even a 27.5
  • 4 2
 Trek Remedy?! Choose between 650b and 29, it’s a ridiculously capable bike!
  • 5 3
 Trek can go eat a bag of shuttlecocks with there dumb ass shock that takes 4-6 weeks to get serviced. What MTBer is that proactive to get that serviced in the off season.
  • 5 0
 It doesn't take that long in the uk and the suspension has loads of features that other pivots don't have and it is such a capable bike
  • 1 1
 Just replace it with a Rockshox monarch and ditch the proprietary crap.
  • 2 1
 Not a fan of trek since when they first came out with the carbon full suspension Roland Green rode. The transitions really seem like hte bike to buy. Yeti is over priced imho.
  • 2 1
 Giant Trance
  • 1 2
 Just get the 29er, the bandit 29 is such and awesome bike, it just tears up the trails, so fun and playful, jumps well - you'd love it.
  • 2 1
 I currently have an Anthem 26 carbon and love it. Just need a more playful bike. I rode the Trance 27.5, i loved some things but the wheel size just hasn't grown on me at all. I'm a smaller guy, 5'8 5'9 with the affro
  • 1 0
 Maybe try to find a used Blur then. Pretty capable bike, that prob can still tackle XC trails without being painfully slow climbing.
Where in CO are you?
  • 1 0
 Denver/Golden. Just ran into someone on the trail riding the new Covert . Small world. I'm guessing Bandit 27.5 will probably be my poison.
  • 5 3
 Ive always been a fan of Transition bikes - because they were different looking... Now they seem to be trying to emulate Trek Fuel, Rocky mountain and all the other generic horst link frame designs... Trek wins, these designs just look a tad awkward... Whereas before with the 250's, Coverts, bandits, they had something special and desirable. Sorry for my downer - all feedback is good feedback from a business perspective and they seem to be getting plenty of love anyway Smile If i were MD of Transition bikes I would have made carbon Bandit 650bs and tried a carbon 450 and 250 frame. "If it aint broke, don't fix it". Thats my motto. #justanotheropinionontheinternet
  • 1 1
 One day all the bikes will look the same if manufactures are honest in using the best design rather than trying to be unique , there is only one ' best ' design regarding suspension/frame layout , not many just one
No idea what that design is but I'm guessing this generic Trek looking frame shape with a horst link is some thing close to it.
  • 9 3
 Transition=Norco
  • 2 0
 Yeah my thoughts it likes a Cove Norco and Pivot front end marriage, not sure yet on opinion need time to assimilate it, seems since the FSR patent died everyone is jumping on that dead horse, I think the Cocknballs Covert was an awesome bike, still,very quick everywhere great numbers, not fsr make a good bike. Time will tell, hard for consumers to have choice if everything is Vanilla though.
  • 2 0
 Except that this bike has awesome geometry and a size Large that is actually a Large and not a medium! This thing will rip!
  • 1 0
 So the Patrol is the new Covert? As a Covert owner I love the Covert so much. But I feel like less travel on the Patrol could be a bad idea. I almost bottom out the Covert on my local trails. But maybe the 27,5 wheel will help? I need to see the Patrol in action on some really rocky and root filled trails.

Also my girl really wanted to buy a 27,5 Bandit next year. Will the Bandit be removed from the line up? If so replaced by what?
  • 2 1
 Scout.
  • 2 0
 Get a better shock. The CTD with my CovertCF was awful. Completely different bike with a CCDBA.
  • 2 0
 Would like to see Pinkbike do a test where they compare the Transitions against the Kona Process range. Would also like to know how each bike in the lineup compares when ridden on a variety of different trails.
  • 1 0
 Whoa, finally Transition with Horst = drool! Smile Can't wait to see a review on Suppressor!

Just curious (not criticizing)...
- Why vertical shock mount with those new Horst-link frames, instead of the same Transition-usual top-tube or down-tube mount? (eg. just for a different look, or is there geometry and/or suspension/leverage reasoning?)
- Why kids' Ripcord isn't with Horst link? (eg. additional costs even after patent expiration?)

If I had a magic wand...
- I'd conjure up a Horst-retrofit rear-triangle kit for my '11 Blindside & '07 Bottlerocket. Wink

Awesome job (as always), Transition!
  • 1 0
 I am the only person that thinks you could buy pretty much any slopestyle bike, fit 24s and call it a kids freeride bike? Not dissing them, love things like this and the little commencal bikes. But just buy your kid a slopestyle bike, but don't tell them it's a slopestyle bike till.. they're too big for it! Smile
  • 1 0
 Damn it, that should say 'Am I'
  • 2 0
 Robust pivots, probably unnecessarily strong in double shear configuration... this might win me over from buying an Enduro. Well, if the Patrol is a good deal lighter than my BottleRocket.
  • 3 0
 is this the replacement of the covert? and if not, is there a carbon 650b version for 2015?
  • 3 0
 Yes, the Covert will be phased out with these filling its place.
  • 1 0
 Nooooooo, even the carbon covert?
  • 2 0
 Dang, that's a bummer… the coverts were such sexy bikes
  • 5 0
 Carbon was a one off trial for them. (that's why no 650b one). I have one, love it. I spoke with Transition a few weeks ago. They said they cut their teeth with carbon Covert, but there will be more Carbon bikes to come! Don't sweat!
  • 3 9
flag Boonsa (Aug 27, 2014 at 17:27) (Below Threshold)
 That's gay as a window.
  • 1 0
 That doesn't make much sense, but I'll let you off because your bike is awesome
  • 3 0
 Rumor mill has a Carbon version of the Patrol coming
  • 3 0
 don't worry Boonsa I get your 'brass eye' reference Smile
  • 3 0
 I can't do this anymore. I just want to ride a nice bicycle with 26" wheels.
  • 2 0
 Transition TR500. 180 mm(mini DH bike) or 203mm (DH Race bike) and it's choice for wheels.
  • 2 0
 Don't worry, they're making a 26" one too, called the Suppressor.
  • 3 0
 Uh oh... I work for a trek shop but these bikes may have me convinced to buy transition next...
  • 1 0
 awesome looking bikes guys! My '12 blindside continues to be my cross country bike so I'm gonna wait one more year to grab a 650. keep up the good work, these are f-ing sexy!!
  • 4 0
 does the smuggler come in plum?
  • 1 0
 Ha ha!
  • 4 0
 They need a female version for the Girl Scout
  • 2 0
 in metallic brownie...
  • 3 0
 I want all of these in my garage!
  • 12 0
 Just take the kids bike, I've heard from the inside that 24" are the way to go now
  • 3 3
 Anyone else notice the "odd" rear wheel travels?

Patrol 157mm
Scout 125mm
Smuggler 115mm

Either these bikes are just super-dialed, or Transition is being revolutionary again, or both!
  • 12 2
 or they are copying what there neighbor Kona Bikes did with there Process line of bikes, haha, scout looks stellar though!
  • 4 0
 Yeti is doing the same thing too.....127mm on the SB5C, 157 on the SB6C, the new ASR is 102mm
  • 7 1
 Kona did it first
  • 4 0
 Sorry guys - the Patrol has 155mm of travel. I initially had it down as 157, which is incorrect.
  • 8 0
 You're killing me Mike! Killing me!
  • 1 0
 Seems a bit strange on the smuggler though, the bandit was 120mm and 440mm chainstays, they've taken 5mm off the travel to 115 and chainstays are now 435, not sure I'd want any less travel on the bandit29, things get rowdy enough as it is...
  • 3 0
 Transition Patrol = Norco Range A?
  • 1 1
 it sort of resembles an older stumjumper..
  • 2 0
 Bravo, these look fantastic. I'm excited about your Bham plans too. Keep up the awesome work!
  • 1 0
 Second that. Can hardly wait to ride these rippers!
  • 1 0
 26" choices do exist ! DURT WURX is passionate and dedicated to the continued development of the 26" wheeled suspension MTB check out DURT WURX on Facebook
  • 1 0
 I have run a Blindside, a Preston (probably the funnest bike I have had) as well as a V-1 Covert over the years. Damn good bikes cant wait to try the next generation!
  • 1 0
 I'll take one of them Smugglers please...Great bike company, great people that love to ride bikes and build trails. I'll be rockin one of them new 29'rs fo sho!
  • 1 0
 Had a Preston for years and when its time for a new bike I wont be thinking twice about where to go back to...transition. thanks for 5 years and counting.
  • 2 0
 c'mon pinkbike..let me click through to some high res photos!
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 Click on the image...look at the drop down menu on the right panel... select higher res.
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 thanks!
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 the patrol looks quite alot like the trek slash
  • 2 0
 Loving the new Transition line up!
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 Scout is what the bandit should have been in terms of geo. Looks sweet.
  • 2 0
 Could build a sweet ass dj/ss build with the ripcord
  • 1 0
 Can't wait till pinkbike puts up a Patrol review. Levy get on it. The new D Spartan too while yer at it.
  • 2 0
 I guess that explains the smokin' deal I just got on a Bandit 29r.
  • 1 0
 That Smuggler paint job is awesome! Nice work. Although, I do miss black... Gloss black with flat black logo? YES!
  • 2 0
 I'd wear grape smugglers to ride that puppy!
  • 2 0
 Haha, I didn't know that... Coz they're called budgie smugglers in the UK.
  • 2 0
 did they have a sample of the supressor up? (26" patrol)
  • 1 0
 Top bannana, I'm a big fan of transition bikes so glad to see they're still coming out with quality bikes
  • 1 0
 While I will likely be opting for a patrol, I'm stoked you guys are keeping 26 alive. Now all you guys need is a slope bike!
  • 2 0
 Not into big wheels or DJ. What gives?
  • 1 0
 Even though I ride a size Large, I really want to try that Ripcord, it would be like a full-suspension bmx bike!
  • 1 0
 Am i the only one who thinks that the scout isnt very similar to the bottlerocket?
  • 1 1
 Transition, your aluminum frames look killer. Maybe a nice Alu version of the TransAm would be a nice addition to this rad lineup?
  • 2 1
 TransAm? the hardtail bike? How about Carbon hardtail, and bringing the CSL in a little more. Thx
  • 1 1
 Yeah, the hardtail. Looks killer but I don't ride hard enough for 6.3lb of steel. Not ready for plastic bikes personally. I'm on side with the CSL comment, but the transam ain't too bad in that department.
  • 1 0
 I once saw a photo of the Transition designer's winter bike, which was a nice clean TransAm. There's definitely room for this bike in the PNW and in their lineup.
  • 4 0
 Hardtails should always be steel. No questions asked.
  • 2 0
 Tell that to Yelli Screamy & Paradox owners.
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 I love my Yelli Screamy, maybe best bike I've ever had. But if it were Ti or carbon, I'd love it more.
Sometimes the aluminum can be jarring on serious tech sections.
It's already a respectable 25lbs, with no carbon and 2x10 drivetrain.
Carbon/Ti would be dope for some flex. Steel is heavy, and I don't need/want a 30lb hardtail.
  • 1 0
 "Maybe a nice Alu version of the Trans-" SMACK!!
  • 1 0
 Haha
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 Another request for a Trans Am in Carbon with a shorter chain stay length! Steel is great but I want a snappy, fun, LIGHT, transition 29er to build as a singlespeed.
  • 1 0
 Carbon is great for xc hardtails. The TransAM is made to be bomb proof. I have never seen an all mountain carbon hardtail with a life time crash replacement warranty.
  • 1 0
 What's the suspension curve like, are the new bikes designed to be more progressive than the current range?
  • 1 0
 I really like the look of all of these. The colors remind me of old muscle cars
  • 2 1
 One word for all four: Sexy
  • 2 0
 Very excite!
  • 2 1
 Oh my... Those bikes are beautiful, i will kill for the patrol, for real
  • 1 1
 Super cool but kinda cookie cutter. At least theu arent black carbon. Talk about over done, color for the win!
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 If that scout was 140mm in the rear and was spec'd for a 150mm fork at 67deg head angle it would be perfect
  • 1 0
 Found my new bike!! Now to find a few thousand extra dollars.
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 amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 transition is TRANSITIONing into the future well
  • 1 0
 WHAT ALLOY ARE THESE BABYS MADE OUT OF???
  • 1 0
 Surprised no one else has asked yet...
  • 2 0
 I'm going to guess 6061 like the current frames.
  • 2 0
 I'm having difficulty controlling the volume of my voice!!!
  • 1 0
 I was thinking more Thin Mint Green
  • 1 0
 Love my Covert but that Patrol looks sweet!
  • 1 0
 The Patrol should just be called the new Dirtbag.
  • 1 0
 looks like a norco with kona marketing. sincerest form of flattery.
  • 1 1
 Is the bandit going to be phased out?
  • 2 1
 looks like a great bike!
  • 2 1
 unless you dislike fsr..
  • 1 0
 Scout for me
  • 1 0
 wow what a lineup Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Loving the smuggler!
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