Transition Introduces Two Brand New Bikes

Apr 19, 2017
by Transition Bikes  
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Please help us welcome in two new members to the family. The Throttle and Vanquish are carbon hardtails that embodied the pure unbridled essence of our full suspension GiddyUp bikes. Experience the trail in a whole new light with an ultra lightweight package that zips up climbs and descends with confidence.

Transition Throttle carbon hardtail release

Throttle 27.5

The 27.5" Throttle is a swiss army bike combining the outright efficiency of a hardtail with the spirit of a dirt jumper. Featuring lightweight carbon construction, ultra-low standover, and a slack front end, the Throttle opens the hardtail market to new riders who consider the current crop of bikes in this category to be too frail for their needs.

Transition Vanquish carbon hardtail release
Transition Throttle carbon hardtail release


Features

• Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
• Colors: Race Raw, Hot Mustard
• 12 x 148 Boost Dropout Spacing
• Standard Threaded Bottom Bracket
• Fits tires up to 2.6"
• Universal Transition Derailleur Hanger
• Internal Shift and Seatpost Cable Routing
• Available as Frameset or Complete Bike
• Frame Weight: 1400g
• Price: $1699 Frameset / $3699 Complete GX Equipped Bike

Transition Throttle carbon hardtail release





Transition Vanquish carbon hardtail release

Vanquish 29

The 29" Vanquish takes advantage of taller wheel rollover and a slightly tweaked geometry that make it the fastest bike we've ever produced. This may be the closest to an XC frame in the Transition lineup to date, but with a typical Transition style that keeps "fun" as the primary characteristic. For the rider who likes to put in long hours with maximum efficiency but doesn't want to sacrifice their enjoyment on the way down, the Vanquish hits a perfect balance. Call it XC or All Mountain, with the Vanquish it's just a party in the woods.

Transition Throttle carbon hardtail release
Transition Vanquish carbon hardtail release


Features

• Sizes: Medium, Large, X-Large
• Colors: Race Raw, Habanero Orange
• 12 x 148 Boost Dropout Spacing
• Standard Threaded Bottom Bracket
• Fits tires up to 2.4"
• Universal Transition Derailleur Hanger
• Internal Shift and Seatpost Cable Routing
• Available as Frameset or Complete Bike
• Frame Weight: 1400g
• Price: $1699 Frameset / $3699 Complete GX Equipped Bike
Transition Vanquish carbon hardtail release
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189 Comments

  • + 139
 Are these huck to flat approved?
  • + 41
 I won't be satisfied until I see video evidence.
  • + 21
 A bike you can huck, or build into a 20lb race bike. I don't know why we don't see more of these.
  • + 16
 #huckingisthenewenduro
  • + 2
 Not sure what happened here...
  • + 4
 Huck to flat FTW!
  • - 1
 @sevensixtwo:

canfield epo . 6-7 footers no problem . its been out quite some time
  • - 9
flag ajrogers1978 (Apr 19, 2017 at 14:46) (Below Threshold)
 @driftmonster: Just a shame it's fugly!
  • + 7
 #DoYouEvenHuckToFlatBro ???
  • + 4
 @sevensixtwo: maybe because 4K gets you a full sis bike?
  • + 1
 Hucknoris approved, about time he said!
  • + 1
 Huck yer meat!
  • + 95
 This explains the disappearance of the TransAm. I'd love to see the Throttle in steel or aluminum.
  • + 13
 Agreed.
  • + 40
 Yes in steel, aluminium is rough as a hardtail frame.
  • + 21
 @cunning-linguist: Most modern steel frames are almost as harsh as an alloy frame (unless the alloy frams uses really aggressive tubing - Nukeproof Scout etc) now that the frame testing rules have changed.

Thats why you dont see the lovely skinny tubing on the rear stays that you used to, which gave the nice springy feel.

I am sure a well designed steel frame is a little better but it isnt night and day like it used to be, which is a shame.
  • + 5
 @cunning-linguist:

Not so much anymore, Hydroformed Aluminum has made big steps forward in this.
  • + 11
 @Racer951: you're onto something. Not all steel frames are created equal. It's worth a little research into the material and tubing size if compliance is what you seek. I went from an NS Surge evo (stiff and harsh) to a ragley bluepig (compliant). Night and day. I can only imagine how a Stanton would feel which has a mix of steel types front and back by design. Point being, buying steel doesn't guarantee that "steel" feeling
  • + 2
 @conv3rt: I felt the same difference changing from a 2011 ragley blue pig to an on-one dee dar. The blue pig had better compliance but on the other hand the deedar has better geometry.
  • + 3
 @simoroma: nice. I like those too. Especially the raw one. beauty.

I went from a Kona Steely to a Kona Unit to a Ragley Blue Pig (2013) to a Chromag Stylus (2014) to a surge EVO (2015) to a Ragley Blue Pig (2016). So far my fave is the last blue pig. It has all of what I liked about the others in one frame. It is ultra capable in so many ways. My next one will probably be a big wig or a rootdown BA. I'm curious about the slack 29 hardtails.
  • + 3
 @Racer951: agreed!
I have ridden my steel dirt jumper in the woods for ages. Recently got a commencal meta HT which is a 140mm Alu hardtail, and even with the extra sus, bigger wheels and fatter tyres, it's way more bumpy over rocks and roots!

Not that I try and look too much, but my strava times don't come close to those on the dirt jumper too! Can't imagine a carbon frame would be any better than alu in that sense either!
  • + 3
 @crazy-freerider: Carbon can be weaved in such a way that tortionally it'll be solid, but will flex and give loads of compliance, so that's not a big issue.

If anyone wants a steel framed hardtail that rides like they used to, with new school geometry, get the commencal Meta cromo, 2017. I've had mine a while now and with completely unbraced rear triangle it is soooo smooth. Plus with the new angles you can treat it like a full sus. Epic bike, epic fun, decent price too!!! Cannot recommend enough.
  • + 1
 @cunning-linguist: photos please!
  • + 1
 @conv3rt: just look on the commencal website!
  • + 1
 @cunning-linguist: the dream is a meta cromo! That or genesis latitude! but funds forced me into the Alu frame for now, but the Meta cromo seems like the perfect combination for pure pin it fun!
  • + 2
 @cunning-linguist: yeah I like seeing them in the wild. Or how people customize
  • + 2
 Tranny Hardtails are back!
  • + 1
 @conv3rt: furry muff! Lol, it's all black. Apart from renthal bars. Xtr brakes, DT Swiss 1500 wheels, pikes, SRAM 11 speed black stuff. Weighs a tonne. But is tonnes of fun.
  • + 1
 @cunning-linguist: Sweet. latest one or the purple stickers one? I'd love to see a red one with black parts. I love those frames. They look like a lot of hardtailin' good times.
  • + 2
 @conv3rt: purple jobby. Looks pretty stealth. De stickered all other than the frame as they are lacquered over. Mmmmm not thought of a colour change, but it would look sweet in either Ferrari racing yellow or rosso corsa. Maybe a mix of the two, like a classic Alfa race car with a yellow stripe on the nose? Maybe a job for the winter.
  • + 2
 @cunning-linguist: please post pics if you do that. I beg of you
  • + 1
 @conv3rt: one of our local shredders loves his roots own BA! ????????✊????
  • + 53
 dont get me wrong they are sure sick bikes but a hardtail for 3700 equipped with GX?? hmmm
  • + 27
 1699 $ frameset, same price as an alloy Scout frame...
Easy decision.
  • + 8
 @gnralized: yeah maybe its just because iam broke Wink haha
  • + 4
 E29 alloy comp yari/ gx is 3200. I'm broke too.
  • + 2
 @gnralized: Yeah.. getting Patrol. oh wai.. got one already. nvm.
  • + 4
 Right?!?!?! You could buy a hand made Chromag with a better build kit (still GX, but better everything else) for the same price.
  • + 3
 I'm with ya--carbon or not, I'd never spend that much coin on a hardtail. But for what it's worth, the carbon Honzo frame is still $1599, Honzo CR Trail at $3600... so this seems in line with the going rate for similar bikes.

I went with a Honzo AL frame this winter, and at winter speeds...I have absolutely zero regrets going with aluminum, especially at $499! Honzo AL/Yari/Stan's Flows and nothing but muddy smiles outta me this winter.
  • + 34
 Transition bikes: making simple bikes that look good and work better
  • + 1
 Not as easy as it may seem I can imagine. There's probably 100 failed bike manufacturer for every one you know about.
  • + 30
 So... who will recycle all of this carbon? Or do we just put it into landfills? Can bikers seriously not handle the weight difference, which roughly constitutes 1/100th of their own weight?
  • + 9
 I totally agree with your point, as nice as carbon is, considering how often an avid rider replaces there bikes, it makes you wonder where all that no recyclable carbon goes...
  • + 3
 I understand your concern and it's easy to single out carbon production and waste, but we all pollute each and every day. Even the food on our table is provided to us via pollution (transportation, machinery, production, etc.).

Carbon isn't going anywhere since there is a strong market demand for it. Surely there are methods in place to reduce it's environmental impact.
  • + 20
 The ability to recycle carbon is coming. Also, curious how many aluminum and steel bikes get recycled anyway? It seems like bikes just keep on living, eventually ending up for sale on classifieds sites but living on. (Not saying things shouldn't be recycled.)

Of course bikers can handle extra weight, but many just don't want to.

www.compositesworld.com/articles/recycled-carbon-fiber-update-closing-the-cfrp-lifecycle-loop
www.specialized.com/us/en/carbon-fiber-recycling-program
  • + 10
 Skinnyboy - take a look at your own consumption and waste generation in your life. The world's not gonna end because of a few carbon bikes. Especially not if I'm going thru carbon at half the rate of aluminum.

Have all your alu parts/frames been recycled?

A bike lifecycle article would be cool tho. Where do clapped out Stinkys, V10s, and cracked Yetis go to die? Lifespan, number of owners, final resting point?
  • + 10
 @BoneDog: In a few hundred years, someone will be digging a garden in their backyard and find Iphones, water bottles and carbon frames.
  • + 1
 100% agree. I was just telling a buddy this yesterday. @BoneDog there are some pretty cool companies starting to do this, like www.carbonconversions.com

However, it's a solution to a problem that could just more easily be prevented. Metal just seems like the practical method of building bicycles, when considering the full scope of current technology. Leave the carbon for where it would actually be a more efficient building material
  • + 3
 @DJ-24: And there's a chance that shovel will probably come from my steel frame recycled. Smile
  • + 5
 @WasatchEnduro: I do look at my own consumption and waste generation and make sure that both are as low as possible. A few carbon bikes? Just imagine a pile of these Transition frames that will be produced over the model's lifespan in your backyard. Plus all the energy required to produce and transport it. None of my alu bikes needed recycling so far.
  • + 6
 @davemays: The ability to recycle carbon is coming, but so is 3d-printing. Also, 1) you cannot recycle all the carbon fibre 2) the fibers do not have their initial properties 3) recycling process needs lots of energy.
  • + 1
 @miguelcurto: Wouldn't it be funny if it had a carbon handle.
  • + 6
 @WasatchEnduro: The world's not gonna end because of a few carbon frames, rather because of all the broken carbon hockey sticks.
  • + 1
 Carbon is repairable. Unless the frame has a serious issue(hit by car/mfg flaw) it will long.
  • + 5
 @trialsracer:

"Leave the carbon for where it would actually be a more efficient building material"

You mean like bikes? Seriously, the advantages carbon has over metal (strength/weight, anti-corrosion, custom shaping) are more or less the same for any application. Likewise, so are metal's advantages over carbon (cost, re-use, legacy tooling). Why limit ourselves when we have bigger fish to fry?
  • + 1
 @jrocksdh: Carbon is repairable, but how do you diagnose whether it needs to be repaired? Internal delaminations might occur that are not easily diagnosable.
  • + 2
 @Skinnyman: by pressing against the material, but in most cases there will be a visual indicator such as fracturing.
  • + 11
 Don't want to be that guy, but the environmental effects of a single carbon frame are beyond insignificant compared to the things that actually make up our carbon footprint, like flying or eating meat for example. I'm not a vegan myself, but if we actually want to make a difference etc, we all should be. Downvote if you want.
  • + 2
 @Rusettipasta: You ARE that guy. The 'correct' guy.

People: Want to reduce the carbon footprint of your steel/aluminum/carbon/bamboo bike? Ride it to the trails, ride the trails, ride home. The ONLY moral and environmentally benign application of a bike is in place of motorized transport. The environmental viability of materials that constitute 3 or 4 lbs of the overall 20+ lbs product is really minor - sure, not insignificant, but minor.
  • + 1
 @twozerosix: Please. It all adds up.
  • + 2
 @Rusettipasta : What does carbon footprint have to do with carbon fiber? And this transition frame is not a one-off, but rather thousands of those will be produced. Shipping from China is a carbon footprint, recycling in case it happens also kind of has to do a bit with it, but my main point is that it is not effectively recyclable.
  • + 3
 @Sardine: I see your point, I just don't quite see the huge advantages for bikes. I know the advantages are there, I'm just saying when you look at the whole picture, from processing raw material to recycling, I just see metal as a better option. I am not against carbon, I've owned plenty of carbon frames and parts. Basically, if carbon costs 150% of metal equivalent, with a 103% increase in some measured performance, and it's near impossible to recycle, then I just don't see it being worth it, from a strictly cost-benefit analysis. I might not have all the relevant information (I'm always open to more), but that's just the way it seems to me, from a casual analysis.
  • + 1
 @Skinnyman very valid point, I work in insurance claims and I'm pretty sure all these fancy carbon frames are ending up in landfill, ridiculous how many of them are breaking, even from all the big brands. Road bikes are next level fragile too, crazy numbers of broken ones.
  • + 1
 @davemays: I was about to post that CW article too haha
  • + 1
 Even better than recycling - just keep riding it, as long as you possibly can
  • + 1
 My carbon bike will be my last bike.
  • + 18
 Geometry?
  • + 60
 noun - the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs.
  • + 3
 The single word that keyboard warriors use to define a bike's riding characteristics. Even if said keyboard warriors have never ridden the bike in question.
  • + 1
 @Endurahbrah: ????????
  • + 1
 But that's not important right now.
  • + 1
 Check they're website, the geo( on the throttle at least) looks like it will make for an awesome bike!
  • + 1
 @bman33: He's implying that the guy wondering about the geometry of the frames will judge them based on those numbers without having ridden the bike. Sadly he would be correct in his assumption most of the time.
  • + 2
 @DJ-24: Maybe he's particularly tall or short and wants to know things like reach, stack and ETT? Maybe he wants to know if the bike has a chance of fitting.
  • + 2
 @alexsin: I'm actually guilty of it too. Using the geo chart to determine if the bike fits is perfectly fine, reach, stack, set tube length are all important.

I was just making a joke how a lot of folks use things like head angle and seat tube angle to decide if a bike rides good or not.

Carry on!
  • + 1
 @alexsin: I'm not, I'm just a nerd....
  • + 1
 @DJ-24: got it. Not sure why it came out all questions marks. I actually meant to type in "ahhh" or "haha"
  • + 1
 @Endurahbrah: Things get more complicated with full-suspension bike since the geometry is fairly dynamic, but the geometry chart will give you a good idea of how a hardtail will ride.

That said, maybe the point you were trying to make is that people get a bit too hung up on numbers, and are less sensitive to geometry differences than they think.
  • + 1
 @DMal: how it will ride or how it will fit?
We shouldn't get the two confused.
  • + 1
 @DJ-24: the geometry charts are worth looking at for sizing too. For example, im right on the border between small and medium, and sometimes neither one fits right. Previous generation giant trance for example, i demoed a small and a medium without having looked at the geometey first. The small was too tight of a cockpit, it felt like the bars were in my lap. The medium felt great.....except the seatube was so tall that i couldnt get a 100mm dropper extended all the way. The geometry chart would show pretty easily that a bike with otherwise good geo, but has an 18.5 inch seattube wont work for me.
  • + 1
 I always look at geo tables myself to get an estimation of the fit, but sometimes numbers are not enough to draw the right conclusion. My current bike is waaay longer in size S than what I used to ride, yet the claimed range includes people shorter than me. On paper it looked like it would never fit. However,I trusted the manufacturer's recommendation and ordered through lbs. When the bike arrived I adjusted the seatpost height, saddle position, stem height and bar roll by feel. Then measured from the center of the bar to to saddle nose. Did the same for my old bike, the difference was only 0.5cm. Could never have guessed from the numbers.
  • + 14
 I'm surprised they don't have some new type of nut sack crushing technology or boner approved ride characteristics
  • + 13
 What travel fork are the frames designed around?
  • + 4
 Bump this question up, 100-120mm - meh, 140-150mm - I'm listening...
  • + 20
 @Dynex - The Vanquish is designed around 120mm and the Throttle 140mm forks. The combination of slacker head tube angles reduces a bit of the need for longer travel forks, which also eliminates a bit if the dreaded hardtail 'stapler' effect. Cheers!
  • + 9
 @TransitionBikeCompany: Haha, never heard it called the "Stapler" effect. Brilliant name... confers the image of a bike's front end smashing into the ground very well.
  • + 10
 No single speed option? TransAm is better
  • + 7
 If it wasn't from Transition I'd bet quite a few people would be freaking out about a hard tail 29er and a fanny pack in a video on Pinkbike.

In saying that, what brand is that fanny pack?
  • + 12
 High Above - Cascadia Pack. Long live the fanny!

www.highabove.net
  • + 2
 double standards are a bummer. glad someone else caught that.
  • + 2
 hit Galbraith in Bellingham and peep the 50% of locals sporting that exact pack--myself included, hah. John Canfield (no relation to the Brothers of local shred sled fame) makes them and is a super nice dude!
  • + 7
 Hey transition, can you just make me a Dirtbag and Bottlerocket again. I'd also like a alloy Scout in the carbon gray color. These are my wants and needs. Thank you. Sincerely, Guy who misses his transitions
  • + 2
 This
  • + 2
 I want a Bottlerocket.
  • + 8
 Looks like a Canfield Brothers EPO....
  • + 1
 Except with different enough fit and geo numbers to be a good alternative if the EPO doesn't fit you right.
  • + 7
 Who decided it was ok to Transition from full suspension to a hardtail with no price change.....I mean really guys come on.
  • + 6
 It's carbon and the same price as say, a Carbon Honzo frame.
  • + 1
 What?
  • - 1
 For smaller companies like Transition, component packages tend to be more expensive.
  • + 2
 @bulletbassman: Not that feckin much though!
  • + 5
 I must say that I am disappointed that the new bikes being released aren't a mid travel 29er, like a bigger brother to the Smuggler. That's what will get me going.
  • + 4
 I'm sure a revised Smuggler-type bike is in the works. Dear Transition, it would be cool if this bike had a 34.9 seat tube.
  • + 2
 Disagree - the smuggler rips damn near everything I've ever ridden
  • + 6
 I love transition bikes but I wouldn't be surprised if these were Chinese off-the-shelve frames with transition stickers...
  • + 6
 This is definitely not the case.
  • + 3
 i am getting so bored by this. no soul carbon hardtails...meh. in germany you would say 08/15- which stands for boring standard (actually 08 /15 was the standard german machinegun in ww1). bring a cool steel hardtail with the strong /light tubes and and cool details instead -and for a grand less.
  • + 6
 Carbon is the hot trend , whether it makes sense or not. I thought that with hardtails steel was reel.
  • + 7
 Standard threaded bottom bracket - yay! $1700 frameset boo!
  • + 2
 looks like a PERFECT little hardtail except for the price. There is no way in hell I would EVER spend 1600 on a hardtail frame of any material, and I am a hardtail aficionado. 'member when 1200 bucks would buy you a top of the line FS bike?
  • + 6
 Damn, no ability to run SS without a tensioner? I'll pass.
  • + 2
 >> hardtails that embodied the pure unbridled essence of our full suspension GiddyUp bikes

not sure what that means, but it's definitely pure *something*

I really like my 2-yr-old patrol, but mid-range spec on a hardtail and close to 4K. yikes. You could buy something in steel like a chromag with the same spec for at least $1000 less
  • + 4
 Not impressed. That looks so generic, both with shape and graphics. Even worst, they seem to jump in place of an amazing TransAm frames :/
  • + 2
 100% disappointed by Transition. I still own a 29er Trans Am, an super bike BTW, and it is such a regression to propose a carbon-sh*t hardtail. Why didn't they keep on upgrading that super steel platform that was the Trans Am??? Steel, steel and steel again, no ready-to-throw plastic bikes please!!!!! Ah OK... Transition wants more money by selling soon-broken bikes as it's much more lucrative than to sell unbreakable long-life machines; well, you know: money.......(...) Fortunately, I bought a Stanton Switchback; Stanton: a brand that will not sell its soul to carbon's demons.
I definitely forget Transition. That brand doesn't make me dream anymore. RIP dudes.
PS: Hail to Banshee or Commençal that keep on banning carbon from their bikes ;-)
  • + 1
 Meh ! Kinda charming retro for such a progressive bike company. Yeah, I pine for another hardtail every night before I turn in. Tell the marketing dept to knock off A better Evil offering and I might be inspired to part with $6k. Save yourself some some ducats and go Honzo Ti FTW.
  • + 5
 Almost 4k for a hard tail I was born at night but not last night?
  • + 1
 Their full suspension bikes aren't even huck to flat certified, heck they are not even "ride down the trail certified." Me and literally all seven people I know that have had them have cracked them. It's a shame too, because the bikes ride great.
  • + 2
 Boost.... I guess the writing's on the wall. How long before the Patrol and Scout follow suit?! (hopefully not before I manage to get my grubby little hands on one... in a couple of years!)
  • + 2
 Doing the same calculus, though I think I'd rather have a boosted Scout.
  • + 2
 So, lets gets this straight...Smuggler has been out for 3ish years and no carbon, yet you create TWO carbon molds for brand new models? Please tell me you're dropping the carbon Smuggler this week at Sea Otter.
  • + 4
 Have you seen those prices, even for a bike that looks this good you can have a Santa Cruz 5010 C SAM for a similar price :/
  • + 1
 Saw the pics and though right im getting one of these frames.......right up until i read 12x148 boost.

Simply because im not buying another set of wheels when i got so many other frames avalible

Ive already got 26" wheel. 27.5 with 12x142, 29" 12x142 and 27.5 qr. As much as a transition fan as i am ill find a frame that will take the wheels i got.
  • + 1
 Use spacers???
  • + 1
 The largest tires this will take are 2.4 inch. Why not design this to fit at least 2.8 in the rear since the new Pike will fit 2.8 tires? I'm still not sure what I think about plus tires, but they seem to make more sense for hardtails. And when buyers are bewildered by the many wheelset and tire options out there, the smart move in introducing a new hardtail in today's market should be one designed to accommodate plus tires even if it's spec'd off the shelf with regular 29.5x2.3 tires.
  • + 0
 Pretty sure the 27.5 version can handle up to 2.7" tires. 2.4" for the 29'r
  • + 1
 me like very much. shame it will never land in uk as a frame with all this sodding steel obsession in this country. i would prefer a alloy one just for cost tbh. but il get saving now probably beat kona to getting some honzo frames here.
  • + 4
 Hmmmm. Still waiting for the TransAm 27.5+

#Steelisreal
  • + 1
 Yes all day!!!!
  • + 2
 And, somehow, even Transition didn't put sliding drops to make the wheelbase adjustable and singlespeed-able... The new Chameleon still looks good
  • + 4
 Bring back the Klunker!!!
  • + 5
 Meh.
  • + 1
 This is the perfect bike for an XC race on aggressive trails, or for someone who races and still wants to get loose. I would have got this instead of my Highball if this was available.
  • + 2
 Kona honzo CR finally has some competition Smile would like to see how they stand against each other )
  • + 1
 I read "All the details on Transition Bikes' two brand new carbon hardtails, the Throttle 27.5, and the Vanquish 29."
Yet no Geo numbers.
  • + 2
 The definition of Vanquish is to defeat in a conflict or contest, they might have just done that to themselves on price!
  • + 3
 Looks rad! Any 27.5+ compatibility?
  • + 3
 screw carbon hardtails, steel or bust.
  • + 3
 The guy from the matrix film shreaded the 650b nicely
  • + 2
 A Vanquish in Habanero Orange please​!
  • + 2
 This hardtail looks like the Yeti Arc Carbon, very slopping : funbike !
  • + 2
 Hardtail videos always help me remember why I don't want a hardtail.
  • + 1
 Looks the same as Planet X bikes / On One, but 3 times more expensive... I can't imagine you're gaining that much
  • + 1
 US-based warranty seems like a big plus.
  • + 1
 @TransitionBikeCompany you must be redesigning the smuggler for some carbon... when do we see that?
sea otter?
  • + 2
 Why do I love aggressive hardtails so much?
  • + 1
 Because they rock? Because they make you feel like a superstar merely riding your local trails? Or maybe because they can kick your arse if you're lazy?

You can tell I love them too. Flow trails, chunky natural trails, all day explorations, you name it, they can handle it... if you can!
  • + 2
 I'd rather have a carbon honzo, but these are nice looking.
  • + 1
 I like Transition and support them wholeheartedly but what this post is near worthless without geometry numbers.
  • + 0
 Just look at that those mofos. You can tell they're not traditional XC geo.
  • + 2
 carbon is so annoying
  • + 1
 The song on this is dope, one of my favorite pre-ride tracks.
  • + 1
 Coud you tell me the name please?
  • + 1
 Best looking hardtail of 2017
  • + 1
 Please make a steel version
  • + 1
 but why so many chainstay cable attachment points?
  • + 1
 ill take a large hot mustard throttle frame please
  • + 0
 I'm feeling a strange desire to Transition over to this beauty of a hardtail.
  • + 1
 Bring back the trans am or make chromoly versions of those
  • + 1
 carbon shit, pleae alloy our steel our titanium
  • + 1
 Syncline Series ^^
  • + 0
 Why the generic graphics? I'm tired of generic graphics.
  • + 1
 No carbon thanks.
  • + 0
 And still no carbon Smuggler.
  • + 1
 I want that Throttle.
  • + 0
 A Scout in that yellow, please.
  • + 0
 That yellow reminds of the old Gary Fischer Joshua I had in the 90's.
  • + 1
 I love hardtails.
  • + 1
 What, no petrol?
  • + 0
 Don't need the bike but need to go to bellingham and ride more often.
  • + 0
 Almost makes me want to swap out my Hornet.
  • + 4
 You buy 7 Hornet frames for the price of one of those frames. I've built a complete Hornet X1/GX for my wife with a 150mm fork for less than the price of these frames, and it's a pretty fun bike. As much as I like the guys of Transition and their marketing I'll pass and keep the Hornet
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 I want one!
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 Oh I liiiiiiiiiiiiike thattt.
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 Look like crappy open molds.
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 Price aside, these are definitely the nicest looking AM hard tails on the market.
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 Nice pick from a catalog.
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 But where's that carbon dh bike at, eh?
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 whoever is doing their graphics needs binning, look good though.
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 Hot damn, whoever is doing their graphic design is on point! Great looking bikes
  • + 3
 @graeme187: Really? I thought they were the new Airborne Goblin at first.
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