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The Bandit is an aggressive trail bike designed for riders that love long rides and long climbs but don't want to compromise on the descents. Built with an excellent strength to weight ratio, the Bandit can hang with the XC crowd while remaining very aggressive on the downhills and technical sections. The custom tuned suspension provides incredibly efficient pedaling while maintaining the ability to go wide open and devour rough trails.



REAR TRAVEL: 130mm (5.1") Rear Wheel Travel
REAR SHOCK: 7.5" x 2" (Forward Pin 22.2mm x 8mm, Rear Pin 22.2mm x 8mm)
FRAME MATERIAL: 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
SIZES: Small, Medium, Large
COLORS: Stealth Black, Orange Peel, Lemon-Lime
FRAME WEIGHT: 6.93 lbs / 3.14 kg (Medium Frame With Rear Shock)
COMPLETE WEIGHT: 28.8 lbs / 13.1 kg (Medium Bike)
WARRANTY: 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.
SEATPOST/CLAMP: 31.6mm Seatpost/34.9mm Clamp
HEADTUBE: 44mm Upper / 56mm Lower
BOTTOM BRACKET: 73mm shell x 51mm chainline
REAR DROPOUT: 142mm x 12mm (Shimano e-thru) + 135mm x 10mm option
FRONT DERAILLEUR: High Direct Mount
CHAINGUIDE: ISCG 05 - 2.5mm Offset

USA: CAN: INTL:
Bandit 26 Frame Fox Float CTD Adjust BV Kashima $1699 USD $1749 CAD Price Varies
Bandit 26 1 Complete Bike w/Fox 32 Float 140 CTD Adjust FIT Kashima (View Bike) $5099 USD $5299 CAD Price Varies
Bandit 26 2 Complete Bike w/Fox 32 Float 140 CTD Adjust FIT Kashima (View Bike) $3599 USD $3699 CAD Price Varies
Bandit 26 3 Complete Bike w/RockShox Sektor RL 140mm Solo Air
* OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Rockshox Reverb 125mm Height Adjust Seatpost
$2899 USD
+ $300 USD
$2999 CAD
+ $300 USD
Price Varies
Price Varies


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BANDIT 26 3
RockShox Monarch R ML
RockShox Sektor RL 140mm Solo Air
Truvativ AKA Stem (60mm, 1.125, Black)
Kore Durox Handlebar (740x35mm, 31.8mm)
FSA NO.57E Headset Black
X5 Crankset w/ Bashguard (175mm, 38/24t)
Elixir 3 Brakeset 180mm
Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26 x 2.25 (Performance)
Stylo T20 DC Seatpost (31.6mm, 400mm, BTBLK)
Transition Park n Ride AM
Transition Logo Lock On
SRAM PG 1030 Cassette (10sp, 11-36)
Revolution 25 - Black/Black (15mm Front, 142mm Rear)
X5 Rear Shifter (10sp, BLK, w/ Clamp)
X5 Front Shifter (2sp, Black, w/ Clamp)
X7 Rear Derailleur (Medium Cage, Aluminum, 10sp)
X7 High Direct Mount Front Derailleur (2x10, 38/36t)
None
FSA Team Issue 10spd
None


PinkBike.com Review
"Transition's first lightweight full-suspension bike fills the niche of aggressive cross-country or 'trail' bike. It isn't supposed to be the most versatile bike on the mountain, but it does offer potential for those few tricky spots where cross-country bikes fall short. Riders from an XC background that are looking for something that's a little more fun yet still efficient will not be disappointed with the Bandit. The ideal Bandit trail covers rolling hills with little elevation change, lots of trees and twisty trail, and rough, technical roots and rocks (no coincidence that that's exactly the type of trails that surround the area where Transition is based out of). Seated spinning offers the most efficient and smoothest ride out of the Bandit. Sustained steeps are not the Bandit's crowning achievement, nor is it the bike's intent, but the nature of the Transition brand means that technical features and small bits of aggressive terrain are more easily negotiated than with other bikes of its class. Given the spec and geometry of the Bandit 26er we tested, we're betting the 29-inch-wheeled version suits its purpose even better. -Brad Walton, PinkBike.com"
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BikeRadar.com Review
"Incredibly fun but far more usable than bigger bikes, the Bandit just makes us want to ride" - Bikeradar.com
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MTBR.com Pro Review
"To summarize, Transition hit the sweet spot for trail bikes with the Bandit. The Bandit is best described as playful. Super poppy but which you can throw around. These are hardly characteristics that you'd associate with the 130mm rear suspension that is now considered to be short/medium travel. The Bandit's downhill fun factor does not detract from its uphill ability and it is a competent climber. Couple these positive traits with a comparatively reasonable price and you have a high-value package for a rider that wants one bike to do it but with an uphill bias." - Lee Lau MTBR.com
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SINGLETRACK MAGAZINE
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Bandit; I'd say it was an all rounder tipped very slightly downhill – the kit got a complete battering in France and came back unscathed – I held on to it for a long as I could have and at the end I was grateful it hadn't been sent in the Lime Green. If it had I'd have almost certainly ended up making an offer for it." - Matt Letch, Singlestrack Magazine
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