Transition takes a ride on the wild side, joins 27.5″ craze with three new models – Plus New Downhill Bike
At Eurobike this year, Transition Bikes is launching three new 27.5 models and a completely revamped TR450 Downhill bike. We don’t have the full details yet, but drop past the break for a sneak peak at the new goods.
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The new TR450 has been completely reworked to increase suspension performance, reduce weight, and improve the ease of geometry adjustments. Complete bikes will be sold with a new Anvil Components trim kit.
The new downhill bike is adjustable from 7-8″ of travel and will replace both the TR250 and TR450 in the 2014 line up. On the previous frame, the geometry was adjusted via three different geometry and chainstay chips. The new system allows riders to adjust the geometry without keeping track of any spare parts.
The new Covert has been redesigned for tweener wheels, but still shares the same short chainstays as the 26″ model. This new bike also gets internal dropper post routing.
The Covert is currently available in 26″, 27.5″, and 29″ iterations, with only the 26″ model seeing the carbon treatment. No word on if a carbon covert 27.5″ frame is in development, but all models will now come stock with the excellent new Fox Float X shock.
We first got a sneak peak at the Bandit 27.5 at the first Oregon Enduro race in Hood River a few months ago. This new bandit doesn’t just rock bigger wheels, it also has a longer top tube than the 26″ and 29″ iterations. According to Lars Stenburg, you can expect to see longer top tube sizes from the company in the future.
The TransAM hardtail has always been an extremely versatile ride in all its wheel size configuration. Transition just seems to have that careful balance between capable and shred-able dialed and you can bet this hard tail will deliver plenty of smiles. This new model features important updates like a lower, slacker, and more aggressive stance.