First TR500 Review With 27.5 Wheels

The guys down under at Revolution Magazine just posted their review of the TR500 with 27.5 wheels. The 500 truly can be run with either wheelsize with fantastic results. We love the bike in either wheel configuration and it does give the bike very different personalities which we like. So whether you are 26 for life or want to jump up in wheel size the TR500 is great option that can kill it with either way. Check out the full review here.

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New Clothing Just In Time For Christmas

We just got a ton of new clothing in stock in our webstore that is perfect for gifts or treating yourself. New products include some sick wool socks, three different hoody options, beanies to keep your head extra warm and new colors of our popular Swift Jersey T.

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Awesome Review Format For All Three GiddyUp Bikes

The boys over at Revolution MTB Magazine down under just put out a long awaited review of all three GiddyUp Bikes.  We love this review format they used. 3 reviewers all similar size testing the Patrol, Smuggler and Scout at the same time. Take a run, switch bike, talk about the bike, then repeat with a different bike.  A great candid real world review similar to a bunch of buddies swapping bikes and talking about it on their local trails. You can read the full PDF review here.

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Experience Cinematic Excellence In Dear Canada

Our friends over at Last Light Cinema just put together one of the better road trip videos we have seen in awhile. Great vibe and cinematography going on in this video. Makes us miss summer. Strap on the headphones and enjoy.

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Pinkbike.com Reviews The Scout

The Scout is one of those bikes that is hard to put into a category and fully describe the essence of the bike. Which is why when you give it to the media you have to sort of cross your fingers and hope they get what the bike is all about. It is great to see that Pinkbike fully understood what we were going for when we designed the Scout.

"The concept of a shorter travel bike with long, low and slack geometry still raise questions, especially from riders who haven't experienced how much fun a bike like this is capable of delivering. There are bikes with more travel that weigh a similar amount, so given the choice, why would anyone want less travel? What it comes down to is how the bike feels on the trail - the Scout possess a mix of playfulness and brawn that's often lacking in longer travel bikes. This isn't a spineless noodle of a trail bike designed for puttering around on flow trails, it's a hot rod meant for going foot out, flat out whenever possible. But that doesn't mean it takes a breakfast of Pixy Stix and Red Bull to take advantage of the Scout's capabilities - even a less aggressive rider will be able to appreciate the ease at which the bike can cruise through technical terrain. Pumping through rollers, manualing out of corners, bunny-hopping over everything and anything that gets in the way - the Scout is one of those bikes that turns mountains into playgrounds, making the riding experience that much better. - Mike Kazimer"

For the full review, click here.

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DirtRag names Smuggler Editors Choice

The good folks at DirtRag magazine are loving the new Smuggler, giving it their coveted Editor's Choice selection.

Check out the full article on DirtRag here.

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FINGERFEST THIS WEEKEND

Join us this Friday and Saturday (11/21-22) for a great time in Hood River Oregon with our good Friends Dirty Fingers Bike Shop for a great happy hour of beer and bikes and then a possible demo on Saturday (Weather permitting).

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Britney back in full force

We are stoked to see Britney back to her old self after an early season injury. In her comeback video she shreds some mighty fine Pacific Northwest trails in true downhill form. Great to so her back on the bike with full confidence.

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Having Fun With Papa Bruno

The Italian Stallion is back for some good old fashion DH'n. Great to see the former Italian Enduro National Champion back on a downhill bike.

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Portland Oregon Demo Day this Weekend

Cam and Kevin are heading down south to demo the GiddyUp herd at the amazing Sandy Ridge mountain bike area just outside of Portland for some good old fashioned shredding on our new bikes.

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Get Ready For Loam Patrol

Skye Schillihammer and Jack Anderson have teamed up to bring us this gem of a video showcasing the new Patrol.  This is definitely the type of video where you are dying to know where the trail is because it looks so fun. Dirt conditions look about as good as they can get and slashing corners is manditory.

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The Build of All Builds

Lars just finished this build for a review bike we have going out for our Rapture CX. Got some help from ENVE Composites for wheels, stem, bar and post as well as SRAM for the new and impressive CX1 drivetrain complete with Hydraulic brakes.  Stoked to get this beast reviewed.

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Dean Tennant Islands in the Sun Video

So much fun to watch a proper pro downhiller like Dean treat his trail bike like a DH bike.  Another great edit brought to us by the good folks over at Dunbar Cycles.

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New BLT complete ready to ship

Just got the new BLT and PBJ complete bikes and framesets in and they are definitely our best DJ bikes to date. Super color matched  with custom decals on the Argyle and Transition Pivotal saddle. Also we are introducing Taperlock patented dropouts to our bikes so you don't need a chain tensioner.

Check out full bike details here

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Commuting From Tahoe To San Fran with a TransAM

Justin Schwartz and two other buddies had a plan. Build up a dream hardtail 29er bike, then commute from Lake Tahoe to San Francisco via singletrack and dirt roads. 7 days and 400 miles of off road adventure. Check out the trip and photos here.

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Sicklines.com initial ride impression of the Scout

Sicklines.com got a great opportunity to get some quality time on the Scout at Outerbike and put the bike through it's paces. Here is what they had to say: "Pedaling performance is right up there with best of the dual link super-bikes and it’s descending performance outclasses everything else that I’ve tried in the category. Pivot placement and shock tuning felt absolutely dialed and made me reconsider what’s possible with this type of suspension arrangement. Clean lines, low stand over, super short 16.7? chain stays, internal routing, and top shelf components round out this excellent package. All I want to know now is when can I have it in carbon? - Sicklines.com"

Check out the full article here.

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VanSteenbergen Brothers At it Again In This Killer Deity Production
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Bike Magazine Names the Smuggler 2 Complete Bike one of the top values of 2015

Here is Bike's take on the value of the Smuggler:

"2015 is year of big change at Transition Bicycles, which is unrolling four new models featuring their Giddy Up Link Suspension design—a twist on the Horst Link four-bar suspension system—the one that is no longer protected by a patent. That said, the new bikes are no Specialized clones. There are a lot of ways to skin the four-bar cat and this is an interesting one. The Smuggler is the aggressive 29er version, sporting slack angles, a sprawling top tube, short stem, 5 inches (130-millimeters) of travel up front and 4.5 inches (115-millimeters) of squish out back. But more to the point, the bike likes to be ridden hard and fast. It pedals briskly, but the slack angles and progressive rear suspension come into their own when you’re pushing the bike hard on technical descents. The Smuggler is available as a frame only ($1,800) and in two build kit options. This is the less expensive build kit, but you’d hardly know it by looking at it: the RockShox Pike RC fork, Monarch RT3 Debonair rear shock, WTB i23 wheelset and smart mix of Shimano Deore and SLX are all solid picks. The pairing of the 32-tooth Race Face Narrow-Wide ring with a conventional 11-36 cassette might intimidate some riders who must pedal big climbs on a daily basis, but the Smuggler 2 comes with a Hive Extended Range 42-tooth cog, which will help ratchet down the grunt level on just about any climb." - Bike Magazine

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Squamish and North Shore Demo Days Coming Up

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GiddyUppin In Israel
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Transition Takes Top Honors At Shoot The Trails Video and Photo Contest

It was a great night for Transition bikes at the annual Bellingham Shoot The Trails WMBC fundraiser. Our very own shipping manager Carl shot this little gem of a pic of our insurance agent Andrew Olive dropping the famous SST rock drop. Kevin's video Chasing Waterfalls took the top spot but since he is on the board of the WMBC trail group he opted to give top honors to the next video.

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Matt Orlando Absolutely Shredding

A great edit from Reilly at ReilShiftMedia with Matt flatout hauling ass on his TR500.

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GIDDYUP IN MOAB

Transition Bikes will be at Outerbike this year October 3-5th. This will be a great time to get out and see what all the hype is all about with our new bikes. Come hang and ride with Kyle, Sam, Chris and Darrin, throw back a malted GiddyUp Energy drink and shred some trails in the sun.

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PARIS AND BAS, A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Paris Gore is getting some great usage out of this shot of Bas VanSteenbergen at Blackrock Oregon. First in the photo annual for Bike Magazine and now POD on Pinkbike.com. Definitely one of our favorite shots he has done. Great depth of field and really showcases how rad our forests are.

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PHOTO EPIC IN LEAVENWORTH

Lars, Darrin and Krunkshox got out with photographer Joe Sullivan to shoot photos for the Framed Photo Comp in Leavenworth.  They got a typical fall mixed bag of Cascadian mountain weather. Dripping with sweat one minute and absolutely frozen to the bone with mega wind chill.

 

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PINT GLASSES ARE HERE

For the amount of beer we drink it is kind of ridiculous that it took us this long to finally do our own pint glasses. Only $7 for one and they are available on our Webstore here.

 

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Pinkbike TR500 Review

The TR500 is something special, a downhill bike that feels familiar right out of the box, with impeccable handling that reduces the time needed to unlock its secrets and increases the amount of time available for pushing it as hard as possible. When you're spending hard earned dollars on lift tickets or race entry fees, the last thing you want is to waste time trying to relearn all the little handling quirks of a bike every time you roll it out of the garage. That's where the TR500 shines - just hop on and start charging, and the TR500 will get the job done in style, whether it's roaring across the finish line, or whipping sideways over a floaty booter. While it may not garner the same amount of press as the carbon race steeds of the World Cup circuit, that doesn't mean it's any less capable, and the adjustable geometry allows it to be configured to meet just about any rider's needs. - Mike Kazimer

Check out the full review here.

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