Press Release

Transition Bikes Relaunches the TransAm

After a seven-year hiatus, the reliable trail-shredding hardtail is back in the lineup for a limited time.

Now with modern geometry, dual 29-inch wheels, a capable build spec or frameset option, and two classic color schemes, this will be one to hang on to and pass down for many generations. The updated geo encourages hard-charging but rewards thoughtful line choice. It orchestrates a fast-paced ballet through the landscape of your choosing. The new TransAM is ready for the rider looking to get back to their roots.


  • 4130 chromoly steel frame
  • 29" wheels (2.5" max tire size)
  • 150mm fork
  • 30.9mm seat post
  • UDH compatible
  • 223mm max rear rotor size
  • 12x148mm rear hub spacing
  • 64 degree head tube angle
  • 76.5 degree effective seat tube angle
  • Adjustable sliding dropouts
  • Four sizes
  • MSRP frame only: Chrome - $899 USD // Blue - $799 USD
  • MSRP complete: Chrome - $2,699 USD // Blue - $2,599 USD

Simple is Fun

For the rider who loves refined simplicity with the feeling of the wind in their face as they rip beautiful ribbons of single track in both directions, we give you the TransAM. The TransAM brings a feeling of nostalgia and reminds its rider of that first taste of freedom when they were young.


For those that watch The Wizard of Oz while listening to the dark side of the moon. For the Off-Road Cyclist. For the person who doesn't always have a plan but knows that whatever lies ahead will be a most excellent adventure. The TransAM pays homage to the free spirits of yesteryear who found rolling through the mountains on two wheels to be the best way to experience life.

Less is More

Tech keeps getting more complicated, the list of features gets longer, and the number of batteries keeps increasing. While we too are a bunch of bike nerds, excited about the latest and greatest, at our core we are mountain bikers who simply care about good dirt and good company. The new TransAM has no batteries, no motor, no apps, just a Chromoly frame that’ll last a lifetime. In contrast to the times, we wanted to resurrect a bike that was clean and simple. With just enough updates and features like adjustable sliding dropouts, a UDH, and options for different wheel sizes, you can customize your bike to fit your style. Get the complete or the frame, either way, get out there and leave the fuss behind.




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View key specs, compare bikes, and rate the new Transition TransAM in the Vital MTB Product Guide.


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