EB15: Transition tweaks frames, adds entry level complete MTB builds & singlespeed CX bike

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The all-new Transition Patrol carbon might be the flagship frame for 2016, it saves about 600g off the alloy model shown here, but for those of us with day jobs, it’s their new budget builds that might be most appealing.

For 2016, Patrol, Scout and Smuggler get $2,999 entry level complete bikes with a SRAM X5 1×10 drivetrain enhanced with the e13 extended range big cog, Deore brakes, and KS e10 100mm dropper seatpost. Shops will like it to – it comes preassembled and ready to roll out the door.

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The Rapture cyclocross bike was a frame only, now it’s available as a single speed complete build with their Fast dropout system so you can adjust chain tension or set it up with gears.

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Scout and Smuggler (shown here) both got a slightly higher BB, up 4mm, which improved rear tire clearance at the seatstay bridge and gave them a little more ground clearance.

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That pushed the chainstays out 1mm, the rest of the geometry stayed the same otherwise.

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We posted a short ride review of the Smuggler 29er here from our visit to Transition’s HQ.

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Click to enlarge any of the spec sheets.

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Most of the rest is just pics of the bikes and 2016 build specs…enjoy!

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Note the TR 500 DH bike’s cable ports, which double as bump stops for the dual crown fork and are far more integrated that those on the Smuggler.

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Adjustable wheelbase thanks to flip-flop axle inserts.

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Hardtail fans aren’t left wanting with the 27.5″ Transam’s 130mm fork and low standover height.

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Little rippers are equally prepped with the recent introduction of the Rip Cord. Full specs on this bike posted here.

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Collin S
Collin S
6 years ago

I love the CX bike. ‘merica needs more SS CX bikes.

Cheese
Cheese
6 years ago

So now that they’re selling the Traitor Crusade cross frame as a Transition are they going to start selling full suspension Traitors?

Antoine
Antoine
6 years ago

lots of interesting stuff at decent price going on there.

feldy
feldy
6 years ago

So I get labeling shock mounts where there’s adjustable travel, for instance. But does there really need to be directions for the chainstays adjust on the TR500 saying long and short? /snark

Love the Ripcord.

Henrik
Henrik
6 years ago

Get the Traitor Crusade version, it has an awesome head badge!