Transition have released the details of their 2018 lineup, and while many of the model names are familiar, all of the bikes have undergone the Speed Balanced Geometry
treatment. What does that entail? Slacker head angles, a longer reach, and forks with a reduced offset, changes that are meant to make the new bikes even more capable than before. Along with the tweaked geometry, the travel has been increased slightly, and the new bikes all have Boost spacing and metric shocks, keeping them fully up to date with the latest standards.
There's also a completely new model in the lineup – the Sentinel, Transition's entry into the long travel 29er arena, with 140mm of rear travel, and 160mm up front. All of the bikes will have aluminum frames when they hit stores this fall, but carbon options will likely be added in the future. I've been putting the miles in on the Sentinel – there's a full review on the way, including the results of back-to-back testing with different offset forks.