Transition Bikes Reviews and News


Outerbike Test Sessions: Transition Patrol Carbon

Transition’s big bike offering has 155mm of rear travel, a long front center, slack head angle, and one very plush ride.

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Trail Etiquette with Chaz — Don’t be like Chaz

We’ve all met that one guy on the trail — the one we hope we never see again…

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Transition launches new Carbon Scout

The Transition Scout has the heart of a slopestyle bike and the pedigree of a trail bike. It’s one hell of a fun ride and it just got a whole lot lighter.

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Farm Animal: Getting loose on the Transition Patrol

Beautifully filmed mountain bike videos with high production values are all the rage, but nothing beats an old school skateboard style edit. Nice work Transition crew.

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Transition unveils new Triple 26er Slopestyle bike

The new Triple is the successor to Transition’s beloved Double slopestyle bike.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015

The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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First Look: 2016 Transition Patrol Carbon

Find out more about this hot new bike — and hear what Transition Bikes co-founder Kyle Menard has to say about the cost of carbon manufacturing and the challenges it poses for smaller brands in an exclusive Mtbr interview.

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Round up: 5 hot enduro bikes for 2016

The trend towards slacker headtubes, longer top tubes, and shorter chainstays continues with these five 2016 enduro bikes.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times

Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes

Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill bike check

Race Coverage: On the eve of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race, Jon Buckell shows us his specially-prepped Santa Cruz V10 and the bikes of some of his competitors.

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Epic Rides: TheCommute Day 2

Epic Rides: On Day 2 TheCommute starts living up to its “epic” expectations. See and here from the “away team” as they pedal from Soda Springs to Foresthill, Calif.

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First Look: Transition powers new-gen 2015 bikes with GiddyUp suspension platform

First Look : Transition Bikes’ all-aluminum fleet of ‘up and down mountain’ bikes ditch trendy labels for practical four-bar link bikes that just work.

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Video: Transition’s Lars Sternberg shreds on new FOX 36

Transition Bikes’ Lars Sternberg brapps his way through the Pacific Northwest in this sweet launch edit for the new FOX FLOAT 36 fork.

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Video: Transition Offers Unique Take on Cyclocross and Training

While some might be surprised to see them doing a cyclocross bike, their promo video for the bike –the Rapture CX–seems like a fitting introduction.

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Transition Bikes & Anvl Components At Sea Otter

I met up with the guys from Transition Bikes in the media parking area at Sea Otter where they were unloading a beautiful metallic green Carbon Covert bike they’d made for one of their pros. They were also showing off their new project, Anvl Components.

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Transition Bandit 29 Review

If Kevin could have taken pictures this is what he would have taken; Darrin getting loose – courtesy of Transition Bikes Normally I have the resources to grab a friend and talk them into going out and taking pics with me for reviews. The percentage of nights I was sleeping in my own bed and […]

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Transition Bandit 29er First Looks

This is a “First Looks” article. Its intent is to give the reader an overview of Transition’s Bandit 29er; a 130mm rear travel dual suspension mountainbike. An in-depth review canvassing, (among other things) the bike’s uphill, downhill performance and nit-picking its abilities in excruciating details will follow —- I promise! The reason for such long-winded explicit […]

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Transition Bandit Review

Transition Bike’s products have a reputation for downhill performance. Traditionally Transitions are not flashy and are instead optimized for technical trails. Uncomplicated… almost businesslike, but not looked on as bikes for climbing. This is strange given that the owners of the company spend a lot of time self-powered. The Bandit is Transition’s first foray into the […]

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Lars N Bars Episode 1

Transition Bikes is proud to release their new video series Lars N Bars,  a laid back how-to video series featuring pro downhill rider Lars Sternberg. The series will focus on all types of riding from XC to DH and show you tips and skills that will help make you become a more well rounded rider. […]

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Mud and Dust for the Transition Race Program

Mud and Dust for the Transition Race Program Transition Racing competed in two events on two continents this weekend. Bryn Atkinson attended the World Cup # 4 in Champery Switzerland, while Jill Kintner and Lars Sternberg held it down on US soil at the the NWCup finals in Port Angeles, Wa. The Champery World Cup has […]

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Transition Racing continues domination of NWCup series

The Northwest was blessed with sunny skies and warm weather for the 3rd round of the NWCup. With cooler tempratures present at prevous rounds this was a welcome change. The courses were dialed and the dirt nearly perfect. Jill and Lars both put in a solid amount of runs during practice, as the race cours […]

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Transition Factory Racing: 2nd and 3rd in Plattekill PRO GRT rd #2

The Transition Factory team finished out the weekend with solid results, with two of three riders on the podium. Bryn took the 2nd spot against 68 competitors in the men’s field, while Jill took 3rd in womens. Lars placed 18th while achieving his goal for the weekend being to successfully complete the event on a […]

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New 2010 Transition Double Has Arrived

It is no surprise why short travel suspension bikes are so popular since they are probably the most fun bikes to ride. They give you that feeling of being on a hardtail but with enough suspension to smooth things out and let you preload jumps like on your big bike. For the new Double we […]

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Transition Factory Racing: Bryn takes PRO GRT win, and Jill 3rd in womens.

Following Jill’s huge win in the Dual Slalom at the Sea Otter Classic, the Transition Racing program followed up with two huge podium’s at the season openening round of the Pro GRT in Port Angeles, Wa. The GRT series is shaping up to be the premiere domestic race series, with the largest turnout of Factory […]

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