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Transition 2016 TransAM 27.5 Frame (discontinued)

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2016 TransAM 27.5 Frameset (Black)
 Transition 2016 TransAM 27.5 Frame  Transition 2016 TransAM 27.5 Frame
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Amazing Bike!

Rating:
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!

Specifications

Product Transition 2016 TransAM 27.5 Frame
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L, XL View Geometry
Size S M L XL
Top Tube Length 567mm 595mm 623mm 651mm
Head Tube Angle 67.5° 67.5° 67.5° 67.5°
Head Tube Length 115mm 115mm 120mm 130mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Seat Tube Length 406mm 419mm 457mm 495mm
Bottom Bracket Height 315mm (35mm drop) 315mm (35mm drop) 315mm (35mm drop) 315mm (35mm drop)
Chainstay Length 418mm 418mm 418mm 418mm
Wheelbase 1094mm 1122mm 1151mm 1180mm
Standover 681mm 687mm 716mm 742mm
Reach 390mm 417mm 445mm 470mm
Stack 618mm 618mm 623mm 633mm
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Chromoly
Frame Material Details 4130 Chromoly
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Head Tube Diameter 44mm Zero Stack Top / 44mm External Bottom
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA Threaded
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 142mm Syntace X12
Front Derailleur Size N/A
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm (30.9mm clamp)
Max Tire Size 27.5" x 2.5"
ISCG Tabs ISCG05 (2.5mm Offset)
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Hot Rod Orange Gloss, Satin Black Matte
Warranty 2-Year Frame
Weight 6 lb 1.3 oz (2,758 g)
Miscellaneous Front Travel: 140mm
Fork Axle To Crown: 522mm
Fork Offset: 42mm
Max Chainring Size: 34t Single
Price $599
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