Transition Bikes Preston XC Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 7.75 MSRP : $799.00

Product Description

The Preston is designed for those of us that can't make up our minds. One day it's freeriding, the next it's epic cross country rides, or how about some dual slalom or even 24 hour endurance races just for fun. The Preston is the perfect crossover bike that can hang with the lightweight racers and the hard-core freeriders.

With 4 inches of rear wheel travel, the super stiff and responsive 4 bar suspension is at home no matter where you ride. The O2 Pro rear air shock provides 3 different adjustments including compression dampening, rebound control, and lockout so you can easily dial in the suspension to your taste on the fly.

Frame Features:

  • 4 inches of rear wheel travel
  • 7000 Series Heat Treated Aluminum frame
  • Headtube gusset
  • Custom CNC rocker arms, yokes and dropouts
  • Free High Quality 30.4mm Seatpost

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tobin Story a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City, Ut, USA

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2004

Strengths:    Great quality welds, excellent parts spec, great company.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't climb really well without the shock locked out, but once you lock it out its great.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is really a great trail bike, it performs just like transition says it will, you could easily do some light freeriding or some epic xc rides on it. Plus, how many companies out there can you call and get an owner to answer the phone? You're getting a great bike with a company that stands behind it 100%, support a small frame builder and buy one of these bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Wasatch Crest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   direct from transiton

Similar Products Used:   Demoed Gary Fisher Cake and Jamis Dakar

Bike Setup:   Marz MX pro w/ETA, Hayes HFX 9 hydros, SRAM x-7 shifters and rear derailluer, shimano front derailluer, fsa cranks, bb, and headset, truvativ stem and handlebars, sun ringle rims, shimano xt hubs, wtb motoraptor tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Harvey a Cross Country Rider from Boise, ID, USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2004

Strengths:    Looks great welds are tight. The quality from the factory is evident. The bike flies on the the downhill and with the right set up you don't feel the bumps at all. Great all mountain bike used for climbing (rear shock locked out) or for screaming down the hill. The Preston gives one the opportunity to use for cross country riding or for downhill racing. It gives great variety in one's riding options. Did I mention it looks sweet! The Seattle based company stands behind their product offering a great warrenty. They were great to work with on offering custom option to suite my style of riding. The O2 Pro Rear shock offers a number of setting so one can dial in the rebound and stiffness one prefers. It has a very plush feel.

Weaknesses:    Climbing unlocked in the rear. Once I decided to lock out on the climbs no problem keeping up. The frame is a little heavy for cross-country racing. My race frame is about 2lbs less. For an all mountain frame it is no heavier than the other choices. I have used it to race with some success.

Bottom Line:   
This bike looks awesome. The rad tubing on the down tube gets people to stop and look. The bike is a great all around bike to be used for cross country or all mountain with my setup. One could beef it up and use for free ride without a problem or keep it lighter for all mountain. I use it for long climbs and steep descents with great success. I am enjoying this bike more and more each time I ride it. The $800 was for the frame and year 02 air shock.
What are you waiting for? Help out the rider owned company and buy one of these frames at

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Favorite Trail:   Hard Guy

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fischer Sugar 3, Weyless SP 5.5, Giant, Santa Cruz

Bike Setup:   Mavick M517 Wheels, Marzocci Bomber M3 with ETA 80-105mm, Hutchinson Spider Tires, XT comp with V-Brakes

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