Transition Bikes announce new 29er bike with revamped 2018 range

As a rider owned company, we obsess about making and riding bikes that make us better riders and allow us to have more fun on the trail. The entirely redesigned GiddyUp trail bike lineup isn't about just adding a couple new bike industry standards like boost and metric shocks, it's about taking a holistic approach to creating a bike that changes the way riders connect with their bike.

Our new 2018 bikes started with a clean slate and new approach to bike geometry we call SBG (Speed Balanced Geometry) that puts the rider in a more balanced position on the bike which improves traction and control at all speeds. Our main focus with the updates was to maintain the ride feel of each model while simultaneously pressing the enhance button a few times.

 

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In addition to integrating our SBG system on all existing models, we've added the Sentinel to our lineup. The Sentinel fit's nicely between the Scout and Patrol in travel range, and is capable of being used in the same manner of both bikes depending on your preference for travel and wheelsize. The Patrol, Scout, and Smuggler feature increased travel, optimized pedaling performance, additional size options, and a ton of new features to create our most capable lineup to date.

 

A variety of RockShox and Fox fork models featuring SBG offsets will be available for purchase with SBG framesets.

 

Sentinel


29" / 160mm FRONT 140mm REAR / ALLOY FRAME

 

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* New Model For 2018
* New GiddyUp Kinematics
* Speed Balanced Geometry
* Boost Dropout Spacing
* Trunion Metric Shock Sizing
* Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
* Threaded Bottom Bracket
* Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
* New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
* External Rear Brake Routing
* 180mm Post Mount Brake
* Increased Seatpost Insertion
* Collet Main Pivot
* Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
* Tire Clearance up to 29" x 2.5"

 

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Patrol


27.5" / 170mm FRONT 160mm REAR / ALLOY FRAME

 

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* New GiddyUp Kinematics
* Speed Balanced Geometry
* Boost Dropout Spacing
* Trunion Metric Shock Sizing
* Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
* Threaded Bottom Bracket
* Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
* New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
* External Rear Brake Routing
* 180mm Post Mount Brake
* Increased Seatpost Insertion
* Collet Main Pivot
* Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
* New X-Small Size
* Tire Clearance up to 27.5" x 2.8"

 

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Scout


27.5" / 150mm FRONT 130mm REAR / ALLOY FRAME

 

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* New GiddyUp Kinematics
* Speed Balanced Geometry
* Boost Dropout Spacing
* Metric Shock Sizing
* Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
* Threaded Bottom Bracket
* Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
* New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
* External Rear Brake Routing
* 180mm Post Mount Brake
* Increased Seatpost Insertion
* Collet Main Pivot
* Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
* New X-Small Size
* Tire Clearance up to 27.5" x 2.8"

 

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Smuggler


29" / 140mm FRONT 120mm REAR / ALLOY FRAME

 

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* New GiddyUp Kinematics
* Speed Balanced Geometry
* Boost Dropout Spacing
* Metric Shock Sizing
* Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
* Threaded Bottom Bracket
* Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
* New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
* External Rear Brake Routing
* 180mm Post Mount Brake
* Collet Main Pivot
* Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle

 

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SmugglerSpecPreview.jpg

 


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6 Comments

Chavo, Aug 24 2017 09:44

These bikes look rad! Almost certain my Scout will need to find a new home to make space for the Sentinel. Interested to see what the local pricing will be

DJuice, Aug 24 2017 10:54

Just love the look of Transition bikes!

The bikes just look right, in my non technical knowledge base.

To much bike for where I live and our trails.

But Wow, will ride one in hearts beat.

Letum911, Aug 24 2017 02:35

Kidney for sale!! Who wants a kidney?! Still in original packaging, slightly abused but still 100% functioning...

 

That Smuggler looks like an awesome bike for Gauteng!!

johnson, Aug 24 2017 03:14

Ek smaak daai Smuggler !!!

Fade to black, Aug 24 2017 07:44

We are very excited about this lineup. Our new bikes should hit SA early October. Please feel free to preorder or phone Dirt Merchant for prices. Happy riding!

Odinson, Aug 25 2017 11:01

Sick bikes (geos are spot on). 

 

Still think those seat tube gussets look naff. Orange Bikes level welding, right there.