Complete 2018 Transition Patrol, Scout, Smuggler & Sentinel Specs Released

As a rider owned company, we obsess about making and riding bikes that make us better riders and allow us to have more fun on the trail. The entirely redesigned GiddyUp trail bike lineup isn't about just adding a couple new bike industry standards like boost and metric shocks, it's about taking a holistic approach to creating a bike that changes the way riders connect with their bike. Our new 2018 bikes started with a clean slate and new approach to bike geometry we call SBG (Speed Balanced Geometry) that puts the rider in a more balanced position on the bike which improves traction and control at all speeds. Our main focus with the updates was to maintain the ride feel of each model while simultaneously pressing the enhance button a few times. 

In addition to integrating our SBG system on all existing models, we've added the Sentinel to our lineup. The Sentinel fits nicely between the Scout and Patrol in travel range, and is capable of being used in the same manner of both bikes depending on your preference for travel and wheel size. The Patrol, Scout, and Smuggler feature increased travel, optimized pedaling performance, additional size options, and ton of new features to create our most capable lineup to date.

A variety of RockShox and FOX fork models featuring SBG offsets will be available for purchase with SBG framesets. 


2018 Transition Sentinel

29" / 160mm Front Travel / 140mm Rear Travel / Alloy Frame

  • New Model for 2018
  • New GiddyUp Kinematics
  • Speed Balanced Geometry
  • Boost Dropout Spacing
  • Trunnion Metric Shock Sizing
  • Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
  • New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
  • External Rear Brake Routing
  • 180mm Post Mount Brake
  • Increased Seatpost Insertion
  • Collet Main Pivot
  • Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
  • Tire Clearance up to 29" x 2.5"


2018 Transition Patrol

27.5" / 170mm Front Travel / 160mm Rear Travel / Alloy Frame

  • New GiddyUp Kinematics
  • Speed Balanced Geometry
  • Boost Dropout Spacing
  • Trunnion Metric Shock Sizing
  • Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
  • New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
  • External Rear Brake Routing
  • 180mm Post Mount Brake
  • Increased Seatpost Insertion
  • Collet Main Pivot
  • Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
  • New X-Small Size
  • Tire Clearance up to 27.5" x 2.8"


2018 Transition Scout 

27.5" / 150mm Front Travel / 130mm Rear Travel / Alloy Frame

  • New GiddyUp Kinematics
  • Speed Balanced Geometry
  • Boost Dropout Spacing
  • Metric Shock Sizing
  • Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
  • New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
  • External Rear Brake Routing
  • 180mm Post Mount Brake
  • Increased Seatpost Insertion
  • Collet Main Pivot
  • Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
  • New X-Small Size
  • Tire Clearance up to 27.5" x 2.8"


2018 Transition Smuggler

29" / 140mm Front Travel / 120mm Rear Travel / Alloy Frame

  • New GiddyUp Kinematics
  • Speed Balanced Geometry
  • Boost Dropout Spacing
  • Metric Shock Sizing
  • Enduro Max Sealed Bearings
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Molded Rubber Downtube & Chainstay Protection
  • New Rattle Free Internal Cable Port Covers
  • External Rear Brake Routing
  • 180mm Post Mount Brake
  • Collet Main Pivot
  • Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle


In Action

Head out to the Wild West as we saddle up some 2018 GiddyUp 2.0hhh stallions:

 

New models will be available fall of 2017. Visit www.transitionbikes.com for more details.

Read More: Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares

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9 comments
  • Sean S

    8/25/2017 5:46 PM

    Any idea when the carbon versions might come out?

  • Triber66

    8/24/2017 6:40 AM

    The scout is the bees knees for me!

  • Losvar

    8/24/2017 5:41 AM

    Why did they go for trunnion? That's a real reliability and compatibility concern to me, and I really wanted that Sentinel

  • jeff.brines

    8/24/2017 7:02 AM

    explain...

  • Losvar

    8/24/2017 8:30 AM

    Because you have 2 short bolts that are under torsional load when taking hits, but unlike a through axle it's not supported at both ends to counteract the torque. This means that unless they have substantial support and a tight fit on the rocker, it will be subjected to a lot of stress that could lead to the holes being worn out or developing stress cracks in the rocker and/or mount on the shock.

  • bturman

    8/24/2017 9:14 PM

    Any bike that relies on the shock for support under torsional loads has bigger issues to address than the shock style. You're likely safe with this one.

  • jeff.brines

    8/24/2017 8:40 AM

    Ehhh. I'll let a real suspension engineer comment but I'm going to go ahead and say "I disagree."

    Few things...

    1) No matter what design is utilized you need tolerances between the rocker and the shock hardware to be tight.
    2) I am yet to hear of one person wearing out the holes, developing a stress crack on the rocker, developing a stress crack on the shock as a result of this style of shock mount.
    3) You always need your shock hardware to be tight
    4) You are speculating a lot. Fox, RockShox, frame designers etc have all modeled and tested this stuff extensively.

    The only thing worth worrying about is lack of shock compatibility with respect to Push, DVO etc. Fox, RS are obviously building product around it.

    I own one bike with this style of mount and have had zero issues. I'm also really good at breaking stuff and love top notch suspension performance. I'm not complaining...

  • metadave

    8/24/2017 9:59 AM

    I just had a guys at my shop order Metric Topaz's, so they're coming.

  • Losvar

    8/24/2017 8:31 AM

    Also, most aftermarket shocks are unavailable in a trunnion mount.

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