Transition Patrol Carbon
The 155mm travel Patrol was one of four new models Transition released last year that uses a Horst Link suspension design they call the GiddyUp Link (pun intended).
The Carbon Patrol shares the same long and slack geometry of its aluminum sibling, but uses the new TITs (tubes inside tubes) internal cable routing system and will be 1x only. Pricing for the new carbon models won’t be released until the bike formerly launches in October, but Transition did hint that the build kits will be similar to those off the alloy models. Expected availability in late December/early January. For more information visit www.transitionbikes.com.
Why we can’t wait to test this bike | The thing that has always set Transition apart from other manufacturers is their focus on fun. From bikes such as the Klunker, to product launch videos that feature lab coats and a mini pony (all at once), we dig the brand’s style – and how it translates on the trail.
Devinci Troy Carbon
With only 140mm of rear travel, the Devincy Troy is the shortest travel bike in this roundup. Built with slacker, longer, and more aggressive geometry than most bikes in its category, the little bike is more than capable of holding its own against larger bikes.
For 2016, the Troy has been updated with a significantly longer reach, shorter chain stays, and slightly improved rear tire clearance. Devinci will be offering both aluminum and carbon frames, although the carbon model will be 1x only. The alloy frame retails for $1,600, while the carbon frame is $2,100. Complete bikes will ship with short stems, wide bars, and a build kit worthy of hucking the gnar starting at $2,600. For more information visit www.devinci.com.
Why we can’t wait to test this bike | Known best for the acclaimed Wilson downhill bike and a certain Canadian Chainsaw, Devinci is lesser known in the U.S. We love a good underdog and the new geometry suggests the Troy can punch well above its weight class.
This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.