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Transition 2015 TR500 Frame (discontinued)

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Transition TR500 with RockShox Vivid RC Coil frame - Stealth Black
 Transition 2015 TR500 Frame  Transition 2015 TR500 Frame
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Transition TR500

Rating:
The Good:

Rails the corners, super stable&predictable, easy to ride, smooth landings, easy to do doubles triples bunny hops whips and so on
all round bike very good for high speeds, accelerates quickly, the paint is scratch resistant. No break jack ! The shock unit comes custom tuned for the frame, very quiet bike no bad noise from the chain or so... ;) Geometry is adjustable as well the chainstay lenght.

The Bad:

When new frame makes funny noises from the rear axle, frame with the shock are just a bit heavy but lighter than TR450 about 330gr.
Cable routing for the rare brake is a but idiotic goes under the chainstay instead over it and this make it vulnerable, have to make a bigger holes to install the brake hose inside the frame. Frame bearings need to be re-greased as they come super dry.

Overall Review:

My lovely TR500 bike i got this frame as a new middle of the summer 2014, the bike itself its not heavy at all, it is super robust and versatile machine, rails the corners super easy, easy to ride, comfortable stable on high speed make you want to ride faster and faster. Super smooth on landings big drops rock gardens i spent some time around bike parks in Leogang and Maribor to get in to the riding of it and it didn't take long at all super lovely bike and i hope it will last as it looks like . The shock unit comes custom tuned for the frame. I run it as DH and the settings are 63HA and shorter chainstay lower BB, can do 62 HA with the need of -1 headset my frame is custom large and im 177 and feels super plush and easy to ride.

Specifications

Product Transition 2015 TR500 Frame
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill
Rider
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 557mm 582mm 608mm 633mm
Head Tube Angle 63° 63° 63° 63°
Head Tube Length 122mm 122mm 122mm 122mm
Seat Tube Angle 72.6° 72.6° 72.6° 72.6°
Seat Tube Length 420mm 420mm 420mm 420mm
Bottom Bracket Height -4mm Drop -4mm Drop -4mm Drop -4mm Drop
Chainstay Length 442mm 442mm 442mm 442mm
Wheelbase 1154mm 1180mm 1205mm 1230mm
Standover
Reach 367mm 390mm 419mm 445mm
Stack 591mm 591mm 591mm 591mm
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Aluminum with Internal Cable Routing
Rear Travel 180mm
Rear Shock RockShox Vivid RC Coil
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Bottom Bracket 83mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 150mm x 12mm
Front Derailleur Size N/A
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Max Tire Size
ISCG Tabs ISCG 05
Bottle Cage Mounts N/A
Colors Highlighter Yellow, Stealth Black
Warranty 2 Year Frame
Weight 10 lb 15.7 oz (4,980 g)
Miscellaneous Supports 26" or 27.5" Wheels // Adjustable Chainstay Length, Head Angle and BB Height
Price $2,599
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