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Transition Transam Frame

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
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, M, L View Geometry

    Size S M L
    Top Tube Length 22.1 23.75 24.1
    Head Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5
    Head Tube Length 4.33 4.72 5.11
    Seat Tube Angle 72.5 72.5 72.5
    Seat Tube Length 16.5 18 19.5
    Bottom Bracket Height 12.6 12.6 12.6
    Chainstay Length 16.65 16.65 16.65
    Wheelbase 42.1 43.1 44.1
    Standover 28.34 28.34 28.34
    Reach 14.87 15.75 16.64
    Stack 23.4 23.75 24.1
    Frame Material Japanese Butted 4130 Cro-mo ED Treated for corrosion resistance
    Rear Travel
    Rear Shock
    Head Tube Diameter Integrated 1 1/8" 45 degree angle Campy compatible
    Bottom Bracket 73mm shell x 51mm chainline
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135mm x 10mm
    Front Derailleur Size 31.8mm Clamp, Top-pull, (Bottom Swing Shimano or High Mount SRAM)
    Seat Post Diameter 30.0mm Seatpost/32.8mm Clamp
    Max Tire Size 26" x 2.5"
    ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Transparent Red, Blue, Peweter
    Warranty 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.
    Weight

    N/A

    Miscellaneous
    Price $569.00
    More Info Transition website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry