Transition Bikes

Transition Bikes has been a rider owned company, that supports riders since 2001.

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.

Transition’s Giddy Up and SBG must be working because their Patrol has been praised by most mountain bike outlets. The 27.5” wheeled Patrol has evolved since its inception and now has 170mm of front wheel travel and 160mm of rear travel. Other popular Transition models are the long travel 29er the Sentinel, the mid-travel 29er the Smuggler, and the mid-travel carbon only 27.5 Scout.

Transition continues to offer most of their bikes in aluminum and carbon with the TR11, Scout, and Smugger only being available in carbon fiber.

Below you can find all of the reviews we’ve conducted aboard Transition Mountain Bikes. We take pride in offering the most honest and up-front reviews in hopes that you can better inform yourself on any future purchasing decisions based on your local terrain and skill level.

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