Transition Launch Long-Awaited Revised TR11 Downhill Bike

Nov 16, 2022 at 15:25
by Henry Quinney  


Some bike launches sneak up on you and leave you scratching your head thinking that they did well to keep things so quiet, other times it's only a matter of time and a formality to see something official out there. After a solid year on the World Cup circuit, and hucking in the desert under Jackson Riddle, the TR11 could well fit into the second category.

Some things we knew, others we didn't. The bike being ridden so publicly was alloy, but that's not a guarantee that the end product bike would be, and carbon downhill bikes aren't uncommon after all. Today can act as a confirmation - the production bike is alloy. It also shares the name of its predecessor.

The models for sale, a full build or frame only, both come with the same Fox Float X air shock. Transition says it gave the performance they wanted, and the easy spring rate adjustment that their customers will enjoy

Frame Features

The bike has 200mm of travel, mixed wheels and an adjustable chainstay length thanks to a flip chip in the rear of the bike. This system offers a plus or minus 5 mm adjustment. The small and medium sizes will have 440 and 445 mm length options, whereas the large and extra-large will see that value increase to 455 and 450 mm to compensate for a long front center.

One noteworthy point is that this isn't a 29" downhill bike. It's mixed wheel only bike. Some will claim that a full 29 will always be faster, but I think it's subjective to track and conditions. For a bike with 200 mm travel, one could argue that a mixed-wheel platform will suit the needs of more riders more of the time, even if some desire the all-out speed of the larger rear wheel.

A clean front end irrespective of which way you run your brakes will prove popular with some.
An adjustable rear end will help fine-tune the balance of the bike.

The bike also features a straight 56mm headtube, which when combined with a 1 1/8 inch fork steerer that you would expect on a triple clamp fork, will maximise options for adjusting the fit or geometry of the bike. It also has internal brake routing, which is a departure from some of Transitions bikes in recent years, yet they do it by feeding both brake and gear cable through the same port. This will ensure a better-looking cockpit and will tuck in nicely behind a rider's number board.

The alloy bike has a straight head tube. This will give more options in regard to fit and geometry.

The bike also features a Boost 148 mm rear axle and not the 157mm spacing that's often found on other downhill bikes. Transition says this is to make it easy to share wheels between trail and enduro bikes. Taking your trail bike to somewhere perhaps you shouldn't? Well, this idea would help swap your burlier wheels and tires onto the shorter travel bike possible. The bike still has the 83 mm bottom bracket shell to ensure a better chain line on tight 7-speed cassettes, homemade or otherwise.


Geometry

The TR grows slightly in terms of reach. Transition also note that the small is smaller and the extra large is larger, to better accommodate more riders. The large's reach also increases significantly, by over 20 mm compared to the outgoing version. That said, the medium's reach increase is less pronounced, and is a mere 7mm larger. It's also worth noting that with a 45mm head tube you can increase or decrease the reach by around 7 mm, depending on the brand of headset you choose.

The headtube angle is also a very slack 62 degrees. In recent years, downhill bikes have gravitated towards around 63 degrees. That said, with so many riders running their fork crowns at a variety of places on their fork legs, it's something to be taken with a pinch of salt. Somebody with the tubes barely breaching to upper crown top lip will have a slacker bike than somebody reducing their lower crown to be 200mm and no more from the lowers.

Models & Availability


There will be one full build available, as well as a frame-only option. Both of which will be available in a raw finish, or light green.

The full bike comes with Fox Performance suspension, TRP DH-R Evo brakes, a SRAM GX drivetrain and with other parts from Anvl, Maxxis, Stans and Oneup. The frame-only features the same Fox Float X shock found on the full build. Complete bikes are priced at $5,299 USD / $7,299 CA, with frames selling for $2,299 USD / $3,199 CA, and are available now.

For more information please visit transitionbikes.com


221 Comments

  • 66 1
 Just in case anyone in the UK still wants to build the older carbon one, Start Fitness have M+L 2018 frames for £1550. Got mine on some silly sale in the spring for £1400. Madness. Thank me later.
  • 5 0
 thanks
  • 8 1
 Wow! Unreal price for an absolute Beast of a machine!!
  • 28 0
 I didn't need one but I might be in trouble with the wife shortly... Yeah, thanks.
  • 19 0
 Use SAVE10 at checkout and its under £1400
  • 7 0
 @willum81: That's the one. Bought two new frames this year (this and a 2021 Banshee Rune) and paid ~50% RRP for both. If you don't care about have the newest, shiniest thing there are still some massive bargains out there on bikes that are still incredible.
  • 12 0
 @willum81: you're not helping!
  • 1 0
 Is it possible to run it as a full 29er?
  • 87 2
 Use DENTIST50 at checkout and its over £2300
  • 3 2
 @LemonadeMoney: that was witty
  • 1 1
 @Compositepro: too soon. @codfather1234 said later. Like now. Thanks Codfather!
  • 2 0
 Now I just need to know where to get some 40s and wheels cheap please Big Grin
  • 59 0
 Hell yes another boost 148 DH bike. The biggest selling point for me. If I'm at the park and blow up a wheel, get a flat, etc I just swap in one of my 3 spares from my other bikes. The idea of of getting a spare wheel that only fits my DH bike is what has kept me away from DH bikes. Props Transition!
  • 13 0
 came here to say this.. hunting for a bike park frame and this is a good selling point.
  • 5 1
 It's a great point. My lad has 2 DH bikes, one is a 2019 GT Fury which is 148Boost and 110Boost The 2nd bike is a 150 non-boost, 110 non-boost... which means a proper load of messing and a need for lots of spare wheels. lol. That one also runs a 7 speed pseudo 10 speed weird spacer cassette thing too... The 2019 just runs a 10 speed 10-28... So much easier. I kind of understand that times change, things change... but keeping it simple really should be the order of the day.
  • 5 0
 Demo is 148…. Lots are lol
  • 16 0
 We should have all agreed on 150mm for trail and enduro bikes years ago. Now downhill bikes with 148mm to remedy a problem that should never have started seems to me a bit backwards. But I appreciate the effort.
  • 8 1
 @oldfaith: It should be 110x20 & 150x12 for all Dh & trail bikes, but bike industry..
  • 1 0
 @freeridejerk888: that was the bike at the top of my list because of that. What other DH bikes are 148? Most seem to be 157 or 150 (which is ridiculous, it's 2 freaking mm)
  • 1 0
 @gravitybass: 150 is definitely the least used
  • 42 3
 OK OK, as a racer, am I the only one thinking there is no possibly way to get a race plate on with that cable routing?
  • 29 1
 Freeride bro!
  • 9 0
 @wilflucky: then why is it a 29er mullet??
  • 6 0
 @FreerideFrank11: for real!! wheres the full 27 option? Was Jaxson riding a 29 front wheel at rampage? doubt it
  • 2 0
 @luckynugget: I think he was runnin a 27- 26 mini mullet not sure tho. He definitely wasn't runnin a 29 front
  • 14 2
 Hey there @Rlv199 , this routing actually works incredibly well with a race plate. Give it a look on Valentina's bike here: www.instagram.com/p/ClADasKtOod/?hl=en
  • 4 2
 Didn't notice that at first but you are correct. Putting race plates on is one of my pet peeves and this looks like it would be impossible.
  • 2 0
 The new Session has similar routing. I can confirm it sucks for running a plate.
  • 9 0
 Simple, it's through plate routing. Just requires removal of all cables and hoses. Pinkbike poll coming soon to decide if it's a great idea or the greatest idea.
  • 6 0
 Wait - are you implying you want headset cable routing? *sharpens pitchfork*
  • 1 0
 @TransitionBikeCompany: oof Def looks like they had to leave a bunch of slack cable and kink it in behind the plate.
  • 12 0
 @deaf-shredder: Ideally the routing would go through the handlebar, headset, into the down tube, snake through the bottom bracket long-ways, up the seat post and around the saddle rails, lap up and down the seat stays, and end with the excess ravelled around inside the hub.

Pinkbike poll: Love It, or Best Idea Ever
  • 4 1
 @ViolaVesperlin:
Drill a hole through the plate about where you want the cables to go through it.
Cut a slit from the hole to edge of the number plate.
Slide cables through slit to the hole. Secure plate to bike.
Add a couple drift stitches to the slit so the plate doesn’t go “Pflatatattattapftttpfft” when you get zoomin.

Takes all of like 2 or 3 minutes.
  • 6 0
 @Lylat: yeah but like what if it just took 0 minutes?
  • 3 1
 @nickgarrison: then it would be 2-3 minutes faster!
  • 2 0
 @ViolaVesperlin: I want the cables to come out of the bar ends and wrap around my hands before entering the headset. Gotta keep my hands on the bars #safetyfirst
  • 1 0
 not without scissors
  • 1 0
 @deaf-shredder: Ssssh!!! Gotta save something for next year's upgraded routing
  • 44 6
 I rather get a yeti frame and hike on the mountains for this price ; ))(
  • 57 33
 Hate to say it but the front triangle with the shock mount looks ugly as hell...
  • 8 4
 Agree! The shock position (the rear part of it) is weird! Unfortunately, cause Transition's Enduro/Trail bikes look amazing!
  • 23 0
 Looks amazing in my eyes but appreciate everyone's got different views, that's part of the fun of it all
  • 8 1
 Since new Transition bikes lost that downtube belly, I think they are beautiful. This one, however, is not. Not ugly but far from beautiful
  • 2 1
 No need for fancy articulating pivots here, its all about travel and how quickly you can get into it so the wheel gets over obstacles. This bike isn't meant to climb!
  • 8 0
 Like a meteor strike into the downtube.
  • 1 0
 ......But I like the cookie
  • 5 0
 Agree'd, On Carbon it might be okay but those welds make it look like an infection.
  • 2 0
 Strange, looks perfect. Add in the sag and the link should be in the right spot. Then im drawn to the gussets, top and bottom, of the tt/st junction. I like the welded depressed shock mount on the downtube too. The dials are right there ez to get at
  • 3 0
 I think it's the trail shock o n it that makes it look ugly. If it had a coil it would look wayy better
  • 1 0
 They're doing different shock mounts for different sizes. The recessed upper shock mount is only on the S/M. The L and XL feature a mount more similar to the last TR11.
  • 2 0
 The carbon will probably look better. Seems like this is a test run and the carbon will come around later just like the patrol.
  • 23 3
 The Pinkers will not be happy with a trail shock on a DH bike
  • 42 1
 Smart Choice by Transition, guess they got tired of the float X2 and DHX2 exploding themselves
  • 3 0
 @vtracer: agree on why no float. Would though have liked to see a coil instead
  • 19 4
 Lame when companies make DH bikes with the intent of racing only. Ever been to a bike park? Most people there aren't racing. So you're trying to tell me Jaxson Riddle wanted to put a 29" wheel in the front and leave that as the only option?? Can we please start putting flip chips on DH bikes to run them full 27.5 as an option at least? Can't get longer forks when your already at 200mm. Ideally there would just be a 27.5 option from factory so you don't have to buy even more shit after buying a brand new bike.
  • 11 1
 Its literally why I didn't get a new Patrol. The Scout is the only 27.5 option left.
  • 10 1
 exactly they market it as sort of a freerider, but then slap a 29er on the front. Freeride is full 27.5. Or 26" if you got the balls
  • 4 0
 absolute dual crown noob here : isn't it possible to slide down the stanchions in the crowns (possibly with an offset -not flat- upper crown) exactly for this?
  • 4 2
 @Uuno: you would actually need to slide the crown up for proper geo with a smaller wheel.
  • 44 0
 We hear you @luckynugget ! Thanks for sending that feedback over. When developing this bike we wanted to make something that excelled in many situations, and the mixed wheel setup was what we found to be best suited for a range of riding from racing, bike parks and freeride. Because this was during the pandemic, there was also a very limited availability to us for which components we could spec, so we stuck with this single build that we felt was the best all arounder. We understand there will be people who want it dual 27.5, and that's totally fine, compatibility wise, but they will need to buy a new front wheel and run in the 29 fork, or get a new 27.5 fork and wheel. It's not ideal but we didn't have the ability to have other spec builds at this time. Many of our athletes have been running it dual 27.5 all year, or even Jaxson who runs it 27.5/26 mixed wheel. The frame works well with all of those combos, and we're pumped on that.
  • 4 1
 I have a 29/27.5 cannyon sender and it is the best park bike ive ever owned. Super fun to spin and do tricks on because it is such a big stable platform you can really screw up and ride out of it lol
  • 16 0
 @TransitionBikeCompany went well out of their way to give you some solid advice.
I’ll be honest, I think sometimes we can get caught up in the numbers and details. It’s a fairly adjustable bike, with lots of options for ya. Buy the frame only, and build what you need. Or buy the complete, sell the 29” wheel (which should be easy due to their popularity) and gets a 275 wheel.
Most of all, stop whinging, ride your bike, and have fun. Crying about what a company has or hasn’t provided is a bit silly, there are loads of options out there, go get something else if this isn’t your flavour
  • 4 0
 @thustlewhumber: why didn’t you just put a 275 wheel on the new Patrol,
All the ones locally have swapped to either a 170 or 180 fork (it’s a frigging $40 air spring) and put on a 275 wheel. It’s not that hard, selling the 29 wheel is pretty easy, since it’s so popular.
  • 3 1
 @FreerideFrank11: Freeride is exactly what the individual wants it to be, ease up on putting labels on it. I’m willing to bet Hanna and Jaxson can ride the hell out of the mixed wheel bike just fine.

Not entirely sure why you think 26” wheels require more “balls” I can only assume it’s a way to reinforce your choices.
  • 3 0
 @thustlewhumber: running the patrol as a 180/160 27.5/27.5 and can confirm its dope
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: mostly because 26" are hard to get your hands on.

I sort of disagree with that to a point and agree with it in some ways. An enduro racer simply cannot go around claiming they're a freerider. But at the same time I heavily disagree with the people that say rampage is no longer freeride.
  • 3 3
 @FreerideFrank11: wait, you’re belief and statement that 26” wheels require more balls is due to their scarcity?that’s a weird justification there boss.

An “Enduro” racer can claim whatever the hell they want, who cares

I’m getting after you, and prolly shouldn’t be. Realistically people can use what ever silly labels they want, hopefully we are all just out having a good time.

I’ll let my wife know that she’s pretty ballsy to be out riding her 26” “Freeride” bike, rather than her 29er
  • 3 1
 @FreerideFrank11: i thought freeride meant you’re free to ride any wheel size you desire?
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: don’t be silly,
You’d be laughed off any Freeride trail (Track? Course? Line?…whatever super specific name for it) for riding anything other than 275 or 26 wheels.

Anyone else remember when they tried to call it “Black Diamond Riding”. Not sure I can ever forgive RC for that non-sense
  • 2 0
 @onawalk: They are also smaller and less stable, requiring more skill. They are easier to throw around on jumps. There is a reason that very, very few people who actually mountain bike ride them. It's a commitment to ride wheels that are only better on jumps and worse in all other scenarios. It certainly would take far more "balls" to ride a steep double black trail on 26" wheels than 29" which is why most people don't do it.

People can use all the labels they want but it doesn't necessarily make them a freerider.
  • 1 0
 Trek Session lets you run full 27.5, mullet, or full 29. One of the main reasons I bought it.
  • 2 1
 @FreerideFrank11: what on earth do you think we rode on until recently?
I’ve spent way more years on 26” bikes than 29ers, and there’s nothing more “ballsy” about it, nonsense. I think you’re getting caught up in what is currently available for 26” wheeled bikes, rather than looking at the big picture of what has come before.
Excellent experiment though, as I haven’t really been on a 26 since selling my Kona in 2018. Maybe a modern geo frame, optimized for 26” wheels is awesome, only one way to find out I guess

What exactly do you believe a “freerider” is man, you got a definition there in your pocket for that?
Can a “freerider” only Freeride, or can they also ride DH, and XC, and gravel?
Do they need to punch the time clock “freeriding” at least 50% of the time? None of it holds up my man, we all just ride bikes, predominately in the woods.
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: cool, you wanna do it in Kalamazoo?
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: yeah, let’s do it in Kalamazoo, just took a quick gander at your tourist info page, and the amount of craft breweries in that town was surprising.
I feel like I’ve had a beer from Tantric brewery before, but it could just be a popular name
  • 1 1
 @onawalk: hey! Can I join your date???
  • 1 0
 @wobblegoblin: of course, everyone’s welcome
  • 21 4
 Where's my carbon smuggler. Someone had to say it.
  • 15 0
 everytime a new mullet bike comes out, it gives me joy knowing that somewhere out there, mattp76 is having an aneurysm about it.
  • 2 0
 I wonder what's up with him. I haven’t seen his crazy ramblings in a while.
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: I think he got banned for writing some racist shit, actually.
  • 10 0
 Looks over at ‘17 V10 and whispers “you have nothing to worry about” 34# 27.5 joy machine.
  • 12 3
 Am I the only one who would like so much a bottle mount on DH bikes for long summer days in bike parks ?
  • 18 3
 yes, just stash your bottle at the base of the chairlift like most people do
  • 3 0
 @Charlotroy: when you're having big Portes Du Soleil days, you don't want to be stuck at one lift Wink

@jpnbrider you're not alone. But I guess it's "not cool" to have bottle mounts on a DH frame, same reason Commencal had no mounts for yeaaars even on their 120mm FS or hardtails...
  • 4 0
 There's usually a bar at the bottom, mutzig makes you jump further!
  • 1 1
 @weeksy59: glad to hear they're still selling the mutzig, still remember it fondly from 2005!
  • 12 5
 Buys new Transition TR11, immediately throws rear shock in the garbage and puts on a coil.
  • 8 0
 Looks like a Furious!
  • 8 3
 Commencal will be livid.
  • 5 0
 @chakaping: You could even say they will be... Furious!!!??
  • 3 0
 I love the 148 boost rear end, and the idea that I might not have to deal with having another type of wheel to deal with.

But on the flip side, how many dual crown forks take 15x110 hubs?

Off the top of my head the only one I know of is the new Dorado (reportedly it comes with some sort of spacers)?
  • 7 5
 Big fan of transition but this doesn't really do it for me, probably why they did just a pretty simple easy to make aluminum frame. Float X kind of sucked on an enduro bike in my experience be worse on a DH bike. Just not sure why youd pick this or really any other DH bike over the Supreme thats had im sure tons more development poured into it, the Demo is sweet as well.
  • 4 0
 The Supreme is a high pivot race bike. All the owners I talk to confirm it's "racieness" (I've also done a lap on an older 27.5 one and I got the "race" vibe) This bike looks like it's a park bike that can take an occasional race, which is also what I love about my Patrol. Certainly won't hold you back in a race, but focused on being a fun bike first, and a race bike second.
I bet they wanted to spec an X2, given that's whats on the Spire and Patrol, but have heard all the complaints about them blowing up, so they pulled the plug on that.
  • 2 0
 @gravitybass: Yeah I mean I have a Supreme 29er and yeah it's thought of as a race bike I guess it certainly feels awesome and soaks up the tech but its plenty fun jumping and popping off stuff, I was expecting it to feel way less playful than it does. I feel like if you arent looking for a racy feeling bike youd probably have more fun on an enduro bike anways, especially a transition since I think theyre built to handle the abuse it seems.

Yeah I thought that too Ive even heard they quite selling the X2 for the time being due to issues especially with the trunnion mount.
  • 4 2
 I'm on the large previous version. Reach is 465mm, so only a 10mm increase. On the plus side, with a 62 HA and -3 bb drop you can run it full 27.5 and get close to the previous versions geo with the lower font end.
  • 11 6
 Transition’s just killing it these days
  • 7 2
 Looks great, can you run full 27.5"?
  • 4 1
 You can run full 27.5 on literally any mullet bike dude.
  • 5 2
 @gravitybass: not if it has 200mm of travel, you will have a hard time finding a longer fork to balence the geo. Disappointed to see no full 27.5 option for people who don't care about racing.
  • 2 0
 @luckynugget: what is a 29” wheel in the front limiting most people from doing?
  • 6 0
 @nickgarrison: complaining
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: it's the people who are limited by the 29" that are asking
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: just worse for jumping steep lips and in the air, tricks, whips ect. I've been on mullets for a couple years now, and it's time to go back down to 27.5. Personal preference is ok.
  • 5 0
 Cables not through the headset race! Hallelujah!
  • 4 1
 That shock mount area looks like it may exclude a handfull of shocks and... it's ugly. Looks like someone took a bit out of the downtube.
  • 1 0
 Can someone explain to me why DH bikes often have 30-40mm lower stack even in their biggest size compared to enduro bikes?
The dynamic stack certainly grows with the rear sagging more than the front, but is it the only reason?
  • 1 0
 Perhaps because they’re designed to run 200mm travel forks?
  • 2 0
 @Greghoin: the geo is with the fork on it so that doesnt make sense
  • 2 0
 I think because they are limited by the fork stanchions. Not sure about the newest batch of dual crowns but in the past about a 5.25 head tube was the longest you could have with zero stack headset cups and the crowns would barely make it with no adjustability. So I’ll assume they are measuring stack at the lowest point and if the head tube is short enough you can raise it a little while simultaneously slackening the head angle. But unless things have changed I think they should still add some stanchion length to some of the dual crowns that barely fit L and XL frames.
  • 1 0
 @FreerideFrank11: good point.
  • 2 1
 the "new" float X, as though being 'new' somehow makes this less of a horrible choice for a DH shock. The float x is a pogo-stick. Great choice of brakes, but GX components simply dont last. Why not spec with w/ marzocchi or sram bits if you can't get a good shock from fox? can't blame supply chain issues at this point.
  • 1 0
 The small and mediums have a nice in frame shock mount on the downtube. If you go to the site the large and XL have a very different shock mount. I’m not a fan of the headtube and top/bottom tube conjunction. It looks pretty basic and not very nice looking to me.
  • 1 0
 can someone explain that hideous welding? this looks like they just took the old frame and franken-biked it into something "new". This thing looks like a ruff prototype not ready for production, or they tried to cut corners by modifying old frames. That weld seems totally unnecessary.
  • 1 0
 Been looking forward to this bike for months and months after I couldn't get one of the older models this last summer! Somewhat disappointed to see it's a 29" front and would require some extra effort to set it up 27.5" front as opposed to being able to buy it stock like that. I bet it feels good as is, but all I want is a smaller wheel, playful DH bike for jumps and bikepark, straight out the box. Also not too stoked to see just one Fox build, any plans for a Rockshox kit as before? For someone at 6ft 2 now reading the extended geo numbers I think the Large would be too big for a playful bike and a medium too small! Sure I could buy another bike instead of complaining but I really really wanted to support Transition! Commencal Furious's snap just by looking at them so they aren't an option for me. Maybe Kona will bring out something decent and fun soon to replace the Operator?
  • 1 0
 I love riding downhill and I love freeriding as a sport, but how can we grow the sport when the price of a downhill bike is over 7k? In the current cultural climate, who can afford these prices? What happened to the day when you could purchase a quality downhill bike for around 3k? Am I off base here? It just seems like downhill bikes today are quite unaffordable.
  • 5 1
 Looks nice. Geometry on par with my 2017 Nicolai G19 DH bike.
  • 12 7
 those welds are ugly
  • 5 0
 Dh ain't dead Smile
  • 4 1
 Let me build it up with my existing DH wheels ! Oh wait I can't due to the 148 bs.
  • 10 6
 Wake me when 275 is back in.
  • 3 0
 Bike Industry will return to 26" long before the silly 27.5 wheels make a comeback
  • 1 0
 also, why does it need an aluminum brace welded on the underside of the headtube?

and does it have internal tubing for the cables, or do they use some shitty foam padding aka rattle city?

I have so many questions.
  • 1 0
 This bike is awesome, it has some strange spec choices but it's also simple and you know it rides well and the company that makes it is rad. Love my '22 Senditall. Less fashion, more thrashin'!
  • 4 0
 This is cool, but a new BOTTLEROCKET would be better.
  • 5 2
 looks nothing like a session , and wont appeal to a single dentist
  • 2 0
 it's not surprising just how many platforms all look similar to one another.
  • 3 1
 Cool, but strange no X2 like the GX spire build. Gonna be a lot of PE Float X’s on PB soon Wink
  • 20 1
 Probably because X2s all blow up and have to be warrantied on a regular basis
  • 4 0
 @samdaman1: this is an very well spoken secret people don't like to talk about. X2s are great till you are mid ride fully sprung and gushing out damper liquid.
  • 2 0
 not surprising that has to be one of the least reliable shocks there is. Granted funny enough this bike not having a trunnion gets rid of the most common failure on the ones I've seen on them and that's the outer body getting cracked by the trunnion being to stiff.
  • 1 0
 @samdaman1: Literally the only reason I stick with the X2 is because I live 10 minutes from Fox Factory. Drop it off Monday at noon, get it back Tuesday at noon fresh and ready to go fo free.
  • 4 2
 Wheelbase on the Large is massive, I don’t get why at that length it’s not full 29
  • 4 2
 Isn't it a bit strange to combine a Fox 40 with a Float X? Must feel a bit unbalanced
  • 4 0
 They probably had a deal with fox, but then told fox they didn't want their crappy X2's.
  • 3 0
 Well if the X2s tend to be a massive pain in the ass (blowing up) but they don't want to reveal Rockshox specced bike just yet because the Boxxer will get updated any day now?
  • 1 0
 @Braapp: good point you're making
  • 1 0
 Maybe someone should tell them Fox also makes coil shocks
  • 2 0
 Has Levy ever said why Pinkbike doesn't do DH field tests? I need to know how this compares to the Sesh.
  • 2 1
 Vital does a few here and there, just guessing but id probably go with the session unless your doing jumplines and shit mostly then this might be a better option.
  • 2 0
 sick, a mulleted older TR11 is unreal. Can't afford it but would love to try this someday!
  • 1 1
 "Transition also note that the small is smaller and the extra large is larger, to better accommodate more riders" - astute observation

(yes I know it's about bespoke size geo and reach)
  • 1 0
 I think they meant compared to the sizes from the previous model
  • 4 5
 Float x? Where’s the Rockshox coil option? What’s up with that ugly bottom tube upper shock mount? Can you even fit other shocks? 5300 for a 38lb alloy middle of the road components build….yikes. Transition disappoints me
  • 3 0
 Buy a raw frame and max out carbon pieces and you might get to 34-35. Unless you are climbing or racing at a very high level that's not going to matter.
  • 2 0
 Me: Immediately goes to pb buy/sell looking for last years model after waiting months to hear the details of the new tr11
  • 1 0
 That's me too. Thing is this new bike (frame) is a $1000 less than the carbon so how low are the sellers going to go? Didn't really want carbon but considering what my alu scout weighs not sure this new TR11 will actually weigh what they are claiming.
  • 2 0
 I have the previous TR11 and absolutely love it as a park bike. Not the fastest, but definitely the funnest!!
  • 2 0
 76 Degree STA with a 200mm? Throw a 180mm ZEB, 12sp, and a dropper on there.
  • 1 0
 Dropper not going to fit in that ST.
  • 1 0
 @Snowytrail: As short as that seat tube is, surely will.
  • 5 3
 FK YES! does it run mini mullet? asking for a friend
  • 8 7
 ahh shit just saw the 148 rear
fail Frown
  • 3 0
 @naptime: 150 is dead, long live 150.
  • 4 2
 Good lord that upper shock mount is GROSS
  • 1 0
 where has the premium bike frame and details gone? TR450 was a Transition...this one?
  • 2 0
 I don't see a spot for a water bottle....
  • 2 0
 death to 27.5 rear wheels. All hail 24". All hail bighit.
  • 4 6
 Been waiting for these for a long time, I bought a large patrol this summer and have only used it 5 times, need to sell it as it's too big. Is it crazy that at 5'11" I'd be half tempted to buy a small ?
  • 2 0
 6ft in me boots an on a medium Scout....
  • 2 0
 @naptime:I've still got my medium 2019 patrol, which happens to be pretty much the same size as my large tr500...
  • 2 0
 Is that a new one? My previous gen one is a medium and fits 5ft6 me pretty much perfectly
  • 1 0
 Is that bike can be considered as a headtube cable routing one?
  • 1 0
 If I ever needed a DH bike, this would be it.
  • 1 0
 Comes with the Greg Minaar rear axle chip.
  • 2 1
 Cable routing fail number 1234
  • 2 1
 Looks like…the last version but worse.
  • 3 2
 Welding on the downtube where the shock joins is hideous.
  • 2 1
 Couldn't agree more, its just nasty
  • 3 2
 Such a great bike, but there is nothing enjoyable with Float X...
  • 11 0
 sending your X2 for warranty is nothing enjoyable either
  • 1 0
 @souknaysh: Shitty shocks for real for real.
  • 1 0
 Today is a good day. Now just waiting for a new Knolly Podium.
  • 1 0
 That headtube and its cable routing is the way to go.
  • 2 1
 Did a blind person weld this? f*ck it’s so bad hahah
  • 1 1
 The welds literally look fine
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: tell me you don’t know shit about wilding without telling me
  • 1 1
 @freeridejerk888: I’m always wilding
  • 1 0
 I saw it in action today. Looks mint, very clean lines.
  • 1 0
 No room for a water bottle…
  • 1 0
 Looks just like the last 2
  • 1 0
 83mm bottom bracket on 148mm boost? your chainline will be off 5mm
  • 1 0
 can it fit other shocks? looks pretty tight at the frame mount
  • 4 4
 My brain was reading : Transition launch long-awaited Relay light e-bike.
  • 1 0
 Waterbottle?
  • 2 1
 Looks like a SESSION?!
  • 1 0
 Should have looked like a Session...
  • 1 0
 Needs an ML size
  • 2 3
 Next Availability: Fall 2025
  • 6 0
 haha not this time! You can pick one up today, or very soon wherever you live!
  • 1 4
 Was waiting for Aluminum BUT internal routing
& 29” front wheel ??? Fail Fail Fail Fail & Fail again
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