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  1. General Discussion
    Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) announces it has teamed up with Golden, CO, bike shop Pedal Pushers Cyclery to launch a sweepstakes giving riders a chance to win a Transition Patrol with a custom build and a slew of extras worth more than $8,000 to help fund the building of new...
  2. General Discussion
    Transition athlete turned employee Lars Sternberg has long been known for the attention to detail and custom touches he includes in his personal builds. His go-to bike these days is Transition's new "all-country" Spur. This lightweight 120mm trail bike features long, slack geometry that would...
  3. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    We all could use a moment of solitude right now. Whether your moment is riding your bike, going for a walk, or disconnecting from media, we hope you find your version of solitude. Related: Top 10 Tips for mountain biking and social distancing with Coronavirus This crisis is impacting every...
  4. News & Reviews
    Bellingham-based Transition Bikes is excited to announce their latest 27.5" trail bike an update on the Scout. Known for stout, rowdy trail-inspired bikes, designed by a serious group of shredders, Transition has focused on keeping the feel and function of the brand core while continually...
  5. General Discussion
    Marco Osborne is as happy fishing as he is riding bikes. One of America's top enduro racers is changing teams. After several successful years riding under the Cannondale banner Marco Osborne is moving over to Transition Bikes. To commemorate the move Transition was its usual irreverent self...
  6. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    A bike informally named "the Super Smuggler" was Lars's testing machine while developing SBG. Tucked deep in the PNW woods, he rode this trail over and over to unlock the magic. Transition has long been one of Mtbr's favorite mid-sized bike brands. They make some great riding bikes - and don't...
  7. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    After the success of the first installation of Farmer on Patrol, Josh Gleave hops aboard his fresh Transition Patrol to show the world some more Cheshire loam in Farmer on Patrol 2. Filmed over four months and with 95% of trails built especially for filming, an effort went into this video like...
  8. General Discussion
    Transition fans rejoice. The new carbon Smuggler will be here very soon. Like its alloy sibling, the carbon version of this capable 29er trail bike will have 120mm of rear travel and 140mm up front. Other highlights include boost hub spacing, metric shock sizing, internal cable routing, and a...
  9. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Come along for the ride as rippers Kyle Young and Skye Schillhammer romp around the snow covered woods near B.C.'s famed Retallck Lodge. Underneath the pair is the Transition Patrol, the bike maker's highly regard 27.5 all-mountain machine with 155mm travel rear and 160mm up front. Check out...
  10. General Discussion
    It's sometimes hard to tell whether the crew from Transition Bikes is being serious or just messing around. They've cornered the market on irreverent internet videos that often take shots at the rest of the bike industry. Or they just push out something like this. Yeehaw! But Transition also...
  11. General Discussion
    The TR11 is the newest addition to the Transition family. With its full carbon fiber construction and Giddy Up linkage, it supplants the aluminum TR500 as the brand's top end downhill bike. Say goodbye to adjustable rear travel. This bike is purpose built to win World Cup races. Unlike its...
  12. General Discussion
    In the past five years, mountain bikes have come a long way. We've gone through two different wheel sizes, various axle width variations, drivetrains that have gained two extra clicks, and the slow death of the front derailleur. Bike geometry has also evolved. Each month, we meet another super...
  13. 27.5
    The carbon frame was fairly light and laterally stiff, and there was little noise or commotion while plowing over rocks and chop. Editor's Note: Once again, Mtbr welcomes longtime forum member Kent Robertson to the front page. Kent - or KRob - has been riding and evaluating bikes for two...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    To paraphrase TLC, Chaz is a guy that thinks he's fly and is also known as a buster. We've all met that guy on the trail. The one who won't shut up, never comes prepared, and doesn't know the meaning of giving back. Don't be that guy… (Although he does have a pretty sweet car.) Check...
  15. General Discussion
    If there's one brand that just gets it, it's Transition. With their emphasis on having fun and a bulletproof kit, we've always had a soft spot for this little brand from the Pacific Northwest. Up until recently, their entire product line has consisted of aluminum frames. They had played with...
  16. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    As 4K cameras, drones, and other filming components become more affordable, the quality (and quantity) of mountain bike edits had increased drastically. Of course, we're just talking about video quality, because slapping together some slow mo and aerial shots doesn't guarantee a banger edit...
  17. General Discussion
    While Transition has recently released a series of popular trail bikes, their original success was based on hard charging freeride-oriented models. In the intervening years, they've dropped favorites like the Blindside, BottleRocket and Double from the line up, but turns out they haven't...
  18. 29er Bikes
    This past year, the Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets. But only a handful of those bikes could make it onto our Best of 2015 list. And the winners are… We predict The Following will be one of the most emulated bikes of...
  19. 27.5
    Combining excellent climbing and descending mannerisms with playful handling, the Transition Patrol was one of last year's top bikes (click to enlarge). First launched in late 2014, the Transition Patrol has been a runaway hit for the small Washington-based brand. It features their new GiddyUp...
  20. 27.5
    The new RFX enters its 16th model year with a ground up redesign (click to enlarge). Derived from a race format that mimics the dynamics of a solid group ride, the term enduro has become an all-encompassing phrase for things meant to go fast and take a beating. This race pedigree has forced a...
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