Transition have released a carbon version of their popular ‘Patrol’ frame, with the same geometry and suspension layout as it’s alloy brother Transition claim it as “one of the most exciting bikes” they have ever created. Find all the detail about the Transition Patrol Carbon in the press release:


The Patrol Carbon is the highly anticipated premium option to our well regarded aluminum Patrol. All the great features of the aluminum Patrol with a large reduction in weight and no compromise in strength. The carbon front triangle, seatstays and chainstays provide a crisp and responsive ride with excellent trail feel. Featuring all the same geometry and GiddyUp suspension the Patrol Carbon is even more capable up and down mountains. The fully guided internal cable routing for rear brake, derailleur and seatpost are easy to use and rattle free. The collet main pivot keeps the rear end stiff and the threaded bottom bracket is a mechanics dream. With around a 600 gram weight savings over the aluminum Patrol the Patrol Carbon climbs like an E-bike, and descends like a downhill bike.

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Integrated Features of the Transition Patrol Carbon:

  • Progressive Geometry – Long, Low and Slack
  • Giddy Up Link Suspension, 155mm Rear and 160mm Front
  • Integrated Rubber Chainstay Protection
  • Collet Style Main Pivot Hardware
  • ISCG05 Chainguide Mounting
  • Syntace X12 Rear 142mm Axle and Universal Transition Derailleur Hanger
  • Full Size Water Bottle Fits Inside Front Triangle
  • User Friendly 73mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Tubes Inside Tubes Internal Cable Routing for Easy Setup
  • Medium Frame Weight With Rear Shock: 6.5 lbs.

Design Features of the Transition Patrol Carbon:


The W.T.F. process used on the Patrol Carbon utilizes the highest grade carbon materials and EPS molding process, providing increased stiffness and strength at one of the most competitive weights in it’s class.


The Patrol Carbon uses the proven Giddy Up Linkage shared across the entire Giddy Up line.


The T.I.T.S. internally guided cable system ensures a rattle-free ride, ease of assembly and maintenance. The fully guided tubes eliminate the need for fishing cables when routing brake, derailleur and seatpost cables.


The P.A.B.S.T. system provides room for a variety of hydration storage systems, container sizes and fluid choices.


The BBS2 system utilizes a standard Euro threaded 73mm bb shell for ease of BB compatibility, installation and maintenance. Euro threaded BB shells are creak free and the most common industry-wide shell standard.


The Patrol Carbon also includes our H.T.F. technology. All Transition Bikes must surpass the rigorous H.T.F. test cycle before being introduced to the public.

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Words & Photos: Transition

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