Transition Bikes is introducing a duo of carbon hardtails in 27.5 and 29er versions. While these new models might use a lightweight frame material, they're far from twitchy cross-country racers.
Transition Vanquish 29
According to Transition, the Vanquish 29 is the closest thing to an XC frame the company has made, though an emphasis is placed on the bike’s ability to “party in the woods.” To that end, the Vanquish is properly slack and designed around a 120mm suspension fork.
Transition Throttle 27.5
The Throttle is more of an all-mountain oriented hardtail than its big-wheeled sibling. This 27.5in frame has ISCG-05 chainguide tabs and slacker geometry than its big-wheeled brother and is designed around a 140mm fork.
The Vanquish 29 and Throttle 27.5 feature internal cable routing for the shift cable and dropper seatpost, 148x12mm rear axle spacing and threaded bottom brackets.
The claimed frame weight for both models is 1,400g.
These frames retail for $1,600. The SRAM GX-equipped complete bikes retails for $3,699. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)
Visit www.transitionbikes.com for more information.