Transition Bike's Factory Race Team for 2010!

Dec 31, 2009 at 18:42
Dec 31, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Transition Bikes is pleased to announce the launch of their highly anticipated Factory Race program!

To aid in this new direction Transition has hired Lars Sternberg as an athlete, and team director. Joining Lars on the squad is the world renowned duo of Jill Kintner, and Bryn Atkinson. In her first year racing professional Downhill, Jill will bring the fitness and bike handling skills that have made her an Olympic BMX Bronze Medalist and 4X World Champion to a whole new riding discipline. With many years experience racing at the Elite level, Bryn is a regular top ten finisher in World Cup rounds. Together they will embark on one of the most progressive schedules in 2010. While Bryn will be attacking the downhill World Cup circuit, Jill and Lars will be setting their sights on the North American race scene. In between World Cup rounds Bryn will be returning to join the team for key North American events.

More details, pics and video inside!




Transition Bikes have kept a watchful eye on the race segment for some time now. With the rise and fall of the infamous NORBA Nationals, and the resurgence of multiple successful regional series’, Transition Bikes feels it is the right time to take a leap into the race realm. The team will be participating in gravity events around the globe, documenting their trials and tribulations on and off the track, and bringing this story to the public. Transition’s very own Media Wizard Brad Walton will be traveling with the team to compose this story.

Lars had this to say about his new position at Transition:

“I feel so fortunate to have had the support of Fluidride for the past three years. It is due to them that I have been able to maintain my position within the industry and earn this new opportunity. Being able to continue to race professionally, and now utilize the skills I have learned off the bike, and now as team manager is a dream come true. I am beyond stoked to have Bryn and Jill join me as fellow teammates. They are two of the hardest working individuals out there, and I am so glad to be able to help them continue to achieve their goals. Rounding out our program with Brad’s talent behind the lens is just the icing on the cake. The new season can’t start soon enough!”

Lars Sternberg
Lars Sternberg

Jill Kintner
Jill Kintner

Bryn Atkinson
Bryn Atkinson

Transition Bikes Co-owner Kyle Young says:

“Over the years, my interest in downhill racing has grown right alongside the interest shown by our customers, and it seems now is the perfect time to really dive head first into the race world. We finally have a full fledged World Cup level downhill bike and what better way to kick this off than to create a top level race team that shares our vision to represent us around the globe. The first step towards developing our race program was hiring Lars Sternberg, which brought a great new angle to the company. He has deep roots in racing (both BMX and MTB disciplines), and it has been really fun working with him to develop the strategy and focus of our team. Having riders that are approachable, friendly and interesting both on and off the bike is tremendously important to me and from the first time I met Jill and Bryn I could tell they would be great people to represent Transition Bikes. We are stoked to have them as part of our family. It will be great fun to watch Lars, Jill and Bryn as they compete around the globe.”

The Program has already enlisted some of the best component support in the business. Competing aboard Fox Racing Shox equipped TR450’s, Doubles, Banks, and Coverts. The team equipment also includes Crankbrothers wheelsets and pedals, KORE handlebars, stems, saddles and posts, Maxxis tires and tubes, E.thirteen chainguides, ODI grips, THE helmets, Dakine riding gear and luggage, Cane Creek headsets, Obtainium titanium springs, Jagwire cables, CadenceWORKS titanium hardware, and Jetlites lighting systems.

Stay up to date with all team happenings here.

Keep an eye out for the Transition Racing team at a 2010 event near you!

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ABOUT TRANSITION BIKES
Our philosophy is simple, Rider Owned for Life since 2001. It is not a slick marketing slogan but something that defines who we are as a company. Connecting with our dealers and customers from a rider standpoint is our number one concern. Through outstanding and responsive customer service, and unique niche product design, we create and build relationships with our customers that are important to everyday riders and forgotten by larger companies. When you buy a Transition product you can be assured it has been tested in real world conditions by the same people that design them. We don't believe in using Catalog designs; everything is designed in house by us. Our goal is not to become a huge corporate brand but rather a company the average rider can believe in. Our customers are our family and we get immense joy from seeing them progress their riding to new levels right beside us.

TRANSITION BIKES
2641 Delta Ring Rd.
Ferndale, WA 98248 USA
(360) 366-4960
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79 Comments

  • + 14
 Smile
  • + 2
 nice, that bike looks sick, im saving for a blind side
  • + 4
 don't get those wheels thoughBig Grin , you'll be so happy you have a transition they're sick
  • + 6
 I like it too. Looks like a solid team. tup
  • + 6
 atkinson is so fast!
  • + 4
 Thats cool that transition is getting in some fast guys for the WC series
  • + 2
 whats wrong with those wheels? other than the rediculous price tag?
  • + 0
 Stoked for Bryn!
  • + 2
 I got my Blind Side at the beginning of the season last year and it's amazing I'm never getting a different bike now. Transition has taken me in
  • + 2
 yeah same hear the double is an amazing bike aswell.. best bike ive ridden and i cant wait to get a t.o.p
  • + 1
 I am getting a dirt bag, seems to be amazing too!
  • + 8
 This team is gonna do good in 2010. Super strong athletes!!!
  • + 2
 Starcbiker - I'm pretty sure you'd find that the trail in the Video is probably a trail made by the TR guys in Ferndale, maybe 15mins from the factory. So they can kinda 'do what they want' in that sense.
  • + 1
 they are farther than 15 mins :]
It's pretty awesome see these professionals riding some of my fav trails
  • + 1
 awesome bikes, riders and video! I just have one question,is riding DH trails in the wet different then say riding all mountain/xc trails in the wet? I know around here it is frowned upon to ride soaked trails because of the maintenance and erosion issues, in fact one of the trail systems closes after extended periods of rain.
  • + 2
 yeah bryn, privateer to factory jackson again! GET LOOOOSE DAWG!
  • + 2
 No doubt, let's get some wins in 2010 Bryn!
  • + 1
 it really causes some nasty nasty ruts in steeper trails.. really depends on the terrain you are riding
  • + 1
 When you live in the Pacific NW, the trails are wet and nasty much of the year... plus, if you think about the timing, Jill and Bryn were obviously just signed very recently. The factory had to create some images pretty quick, so they grabbed some bikes, headed up the road, and snapped some pics. It's been wet here for several months.
Also, a lot of the trails in the Ferndale area aren't part of any recognized "trail system". Wink
  • + 3
 Lars, Bryn and Jill are all good peeps and, of course, insanely fast riders. Should be an interesting year. Best of luck to all!!!
  • + 1
 Sick! Great job filming Brad, the video definitely did the trick. I am in Norway at the moment bikeless, almost the entire country is covered in a 3" to 8" of snow, it's killing me not being able to ride. I fly back home tomorrow morning and will shortly be on my bike sleep biking.
Good job on the vid.
  • + 3
 very good deal, but why is 5.10 a sponsor when Bryn rides with SDP´s? However, this looks like an awesome team!
  • + 0
 Because he normally rides flats? Check it out www.pinkbike.com/photo/1736558
  • + 2
 Five Ten is also making clips this year.
  • + 2
 they relesed them at interbike this year
  • + 1
 It will be interesting to see if Team Support will help Jill and Bryn? As last year they ran as independents.

Good luck to them.
  • + 2
 i think jill is very nice, i like girls who rides bikes, and they are sweetSmile
  • + 1
 Transition Bike Co. is the real deal. NOTHING would make me happier than to see them bring home a world cup medal to Whatcom County. F to the yeah TBC!!!
  • + 1
 with their new TR450 and this 2010 team, who knows what could happen Smile
  • + 1
 It will be great to watch World Cup 2010 - Final, i have bought tickets from
ticketfront.com/event/World_Cup_2010_Final-tickets looking forward to it.
  • + 1
 nice film! but at 1:10 how did u get micheal owen to star in this? (chap on the right)lol
  • + 2
 My favorite team by far!!! Yeah Jill!!!!
  • + 2
 Great to see Atkinson back with a factory team!
  • + 2
 transition in worlds???
AWEOSME!
  • + 1
 geeze.. its pretty obvious the economic fall didn't hurt transition or the bike industry
  • + 2
 finally a good company picks them up!!!sickk team!!
  • + 1
 Bryner the Pinner!!!!! So much fun to watch, rode those trails like they were dusty. Good luck this season.
  • + 2
 there's an intense 951 in the transition factory?
  • + 3
 MOst likely Bryn's from last season - poaching a few parts for the video shoot is my guess.
  • + 1
 Most likely, nope, spot on.
  • + 1
 I also spied an intense jersey being worn....
  • + 1
 You guys were spot on about Bryn/Jill's previous bikes be used for some parts. However, why would it be so ridiculous to have the competitions bike in the warehouse? You can't know what you are up against unless you spend some time on the competitions product...
  • + 1
 It WOULD be stupid if you have already designed a new DH frame that's in production.
It would make sense if this was PRIOR to the design of the TR450, sure, see what every other bike is doing and how it works. But why 'spy' on something when you already have your mind maid up ?
  • + 1
 I was speaking hypothetically. As I stated, that was Bryn or Jill's (Jills I am pretty sure) old bike which was used for some random last minute parts on the TR.
  • + 2
 def get a blindside they are sick. And this team will own
  • + 1
 Transition is by far my favorite bike company. I am painfully interested in the TR450. God that bike is pure pornography!
  • + 2
 Nice riding and I dig their outfits...is that dakine for 2010?
  • + 1
 nice bikes , good riders , this will be a good team for 2010 lets see how they go at the world cup. good luck to them
  • + 2
 awesome news and a great vid too
  • + 1
 get my 450 in 2 weeks Big Grin !!
  • + 1
 i support the Tr. uprising and resistance!
  • + 1
 my dad rode the first tr450 ever built at silverstar
  • + 1
 Bryn Atkinson rides so insane Big Grin
  • + 1
 They're gonna be fun to watch!
  • + 1
 Watch out 2010, Transition is coming for you!
  • + 2
 Great Team!
  • + 2
 No slopestyle team??
  • + 1
 Casey Groves is his one man team what are you talking about. Hope you guys see some good results with the TR450 at worlds!
  • + 0
 so who is on intenses factory team now? pretty much everyone is gone
  • + 1
 Jill and Bryn were never on the intense factory team. Intense has J.D., Paulmer if he races etc.
  • + 1
 who did jill used to race for?
  • + 1
 Herself.
  • + 1
 really i always thought she rode on a factory team?
  • + 1
 Palmer was never on the factory team either. the chain reaction cycles team still rides intense though. Palmer Jill and Bryn were private riders in 09
  • + 1
 wat about 08?
  • + 1
 08 they rode for GT
  • + 1
 lol ok thx i couldnt remember and it was bugging me
  • + 1
 Go transition!!
  • + 1
 Very good news !!
  • + 0
 yeah don't buy those wheels? they suck thats why the pro's use them.
  • - 3
 they say the avrege rider but transitions are so fucking expensive
  • + 2
 That's because they're not a big company, they don't make as many bikes as others would and they spend more time making them. Also, looks like Bryn shat himself from the excitement of riding the TR450.
  • - 3
 rock on guys!! win it for us begginers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! were cheering for ya!! GOOOO TRANSITION BIKES!!!!!!!!!
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