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Transition TransAM Frame

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Transition TransAM Frame Transition Transam frame
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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Amazing Bike!”

    The Good: Super solid and stiff, frame takes the edge out of rough terrain, not much weight penalty for a steel frame, well thought out geometry.

    The Bad: The rear drop outs are a nightmare to use, the older frames have no ISCG mounts.

    Overall Review: This is definitely an amazing bike. I have mine built up with heavy duty all mountain parts and it's still weighing in at a nice 27 pounds. I noticed that over watermelon sized rocks, the frame really takes the edge off all the hits, especially compared to my old aluminum frame. It's still not as smooth as a fully (obviously), but it's definitely not half as bad as you might expect. My only complaint with it is the rear dropout system, mainly if you run gears. To remove the back wheel, you need to remove two little "chips", the derailleur, and the brake caliper. That being said though, I haven't needed to remove the back wheel ever since I went tubeless. Besides that, it's an amazing bike. If you've never ridden a steel bike before, you really owe it to yourself to try one!
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Riding Type Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    S 27.5"/29", M 27.5"/29", L 27.5"/29", XL 27.5"/29" View Geometry

    Size S 27.5"/29" M 27.5"/29" L 27.5"/29" XL 27.5"/29"
    Top Tube Length 567mm/574mm 595mm/599mm 623mm/627mm 651mm/655mm
    Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
    Head Tube Length 100mm/100mm 110mm/100mm 120mm/110mm 130mm/120mm
    Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
    Seat Tube Length 406mm 419mm 457mm 495mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 35mm/55mm Drop 35mm/55mm Drop 35mm/55mm Drop 35mm/55mm Drop
    Chainstay Length 418mm 418mm 418mm 418mm
    Wheelbase 1093mm/1102mm 1122mm/1127mm 1151mm/1156mm 1180mm/1185mm
    Standover
    Reach 394mm 419mm 445mm 470mm
    Stack 605mm/628mm 614mm/628mm 623mm/637mm 633mm/646mm
    Frame Material Chromoly with Stealth Seatpost Routing
    Rear Travel N/A
    Rear Shock N/A
    Head Tube Diameter 44mm
    Bottom Bracket Threaded 73mm
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions Syntace X12 142mm FAST Dropout
    Front Derailleur Size N/A
    Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm
    Max Tire Size
    ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Neon Green or Dark Metallic
    Warranty 2 Year Frame
    Weight

    Medium 27.5: 6 lb 1.3 oz (2.8 kg)

    Medium 29: 6 lb 4.2 oz (2.8 kg)

    Miscellaneous
    Price $599.00
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    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry