2023 Transition Spire Carbon GX Bike

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Carbon Spire
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The Good
Spot on geometry, doesnt ride 'like a 170mm bike until you need it, pedals well for a big bike, super stable, way more versatile than you'd expect from a long travel, long and slack aggressive bike.
The Bad
Paint and finishing isn't as good as it should be at this price point, tolerances on the frame has been a bit hit and miss, its a long bike....
Overall Review:

Have a custom carbon Spire, running EXT shock out back, carbon wheels and AXS.   This is my 3rd long travel Transition.   The Spire pedals as well as my old Sentinel, but has added travel and stability which is noticeable when its needed.   The EXT helps it sit high in the travel which has also (along with 165 cranks) kept pedal strikes to a minimum.    Ive got a reasonable light build but still pretty bomb proof.   The alloy frames tend to be pretty heavy/burly depending on how you want to look at it.   Overall, it is a great bike.   The only downsides would be the quality of the finishing - Transition are now up there with Yeti, Santa Cruz etc in terms of price - the Spire design is spot on and equal if not better - but the paint, bearings and some of the tolerances aren't in the same league.   Given the geometry of modern bikes is all pretty much there or thereabouts - and suspension platforms are all pretty good as well - its the quality of the frame (and brand support) that can be a deciding factor.   Hence 4 stars, not 5.  Its a great bike and I'd recommend it - especially if you live somewhere steep/technical trails or if you visit bike parks/uplift.   

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Specifications

Product
Transition Spire Carbon GX Bike
Model Year
2023
Riding Type
Enduro / All-Mountain
Freeride / Bike Park
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
SM (high, low)
MD (high, low)
LG (high, low)
XL (high, low)
XXL (high, low)
Wheel Size
29"
Frame Material
Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details
Japanese Toray fiber front and rear triangles, EPS molding process; molded chainstay, seatstay, and down tube protection
Rear Travel
170mm
Rear Shock
FOX FLOAT X Performance Elite, trunnion mount, 205mm length x 65mm stroke
Fork
FOX FLOAT 38 Performance Elite, 44mm offset
Fork Travel
170mm
Head Tube Diameter
Straight, 56mm
Headset
FSA No.55R/57, ZS56 upper/lower
Handlebar
ANVL Mandrel Alloy, 800mm width, 35mm clamp diameter
Rise: 20mm (SM), 30mm (MD-XL), 40mm (XXL)
Stem
ANVL Swage, 40mm length, 35mm bar clamp
Grips
ODI Elite Flow
Brakes
TRP DH-R EVO, 4-piston calipers, TRP R1 2.3mm-thick rotors (223mm front, 203mm rear)
Brake Levers
TRP DH-R EVO
Drivetrain
1x
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur
None
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG05
Chainguide
OneUp upper slider with bashguard
Cranks
SRAM GX Eagle Alloy DUB, 165mm length
Chainrings
SRAM GX Eagle, 30 tooth
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB, 73mm English/BSA threaded
Pedals
None
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette
SRAM GX Eagle XG-1275, 12-speed, 10-52 tooth
Rims
Race Face Aeffect R, 28 hole
Hubs
Race Face Trace, 15mm x 110mm (Boost) front, 12mm x 148mm (Boost) rear with XD driver
Spokes
Race Face, 2.0/1.7/2.0 double-butted
Tires
Front: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Super Gravity casing, Ultra Soft compound, 29" x 2.4"
Rear: Schwalbe Big Betty, Super Gravity casing, Soft compound, 29" x 2.4"
Saddle
SDG Bel-Air V3
Seatpost
OneUp V2 dropper
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
Single bolt, 37.0mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
12mm x 148mm (Boost)
Max. Tire Size
29" x 2.6"
Bottle Cage Mounts
One inside front triangle, plus accessory mounts under top tube
Colors
Fade To Black, Hint Of Blue
Warranty
Lifetime frame
Weight
 
Miscellaneous
• GiddyUp Four-Bar Horst-Link rear suspension design
• Geometry adjustable via flip chip at lower shock mount
• Internal cable routing with internal guide tubes for rear derailleur cable
• SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)
• Rear travel can be decreased to 160mm with 60mm-stroke shock
• Compatible with coil shocks and dual-crown forks
• Includes tubeless valves and tire sealant
• Frame weight: 7.6 lbs (3.45 kg), size MD with FOX FLOAT X2 Factory shock
Price
$6,699.00
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