Transition has continued to push their rider owned philosophy when it comes to developing products and to how they treat their customers since their humble beginnings in Bellingham, Washington. Transitions continues to make light of the mountain bike industry with their clever approach to marketing and bicycle classification.
Playing into their humour Transition refers to their suspension system as Giddy Up. Transition’s Giddy Up suspension system was designed to behave intuitively whether the suspension was setup correctly or not. Giddy Up may or may not be a play on the fact that Transition is using the super reliable Horst link suspension design on their suspension bikes.
In recent years Transition has also introduced Speed Balanced Geometry. SBG ensures the bike maintains low speed agility, front wheels traction and proper rider weight balance. With SBG, a slacker head tube angle is combined with a reduced offset fork, preventing the front wheel from being too far in front of the rider. One of SBG’s benefits is that it creates a confident steering feel that adapts to wheel speed.