With the introduction of Transition Patrol Carbon, customers will now have the option of a lighter version of the popular enduro bike. The Patrol is designed on two principals, fun and fast. Read all about the new bike here.
Transition is entirely convinced of their current aluminium Patrol. That’s why the new carbon version of the enduro bike features the exact same geometry and kinematics. However, the full carbon frame should save some weight without compromising durability. The Transition Patrol Carbon promises to be as tough as its aluminium counterpart.
The Transition Patrol Carbon will extend the Patrol range by three further models. The entry into Transition’s world of carbon will set you back $4,199. For the top-end Patrol Carbon X01, you’ll have to fork out $5,999. All Patrol Carbon models should be available in September. There is bad news for particularly young or otherwise small riders. The Patrol Carbon will not be available in XS. You’ll have to resort to the aluminium version in that case.
The features of the Transition Patrol Carbon X01
ForkFOX 36 Performance Elite GRIP2 170 mm
ShockFOX DPX2 Performance Elite 160 mm
Brakes SRAM Code RSC
Drivetrain SRAM X01 Eagle
Seat Post RockShox Reverb stealth 170 mm
Stem ANVL Swage 40 mm
Handlebar ANVL Mandrel Alloy 35 800 mm
Wheelset Stans Flow MK3 Team
Tyres Maxxis Minion 3C WT DHF 27.5″ x 2.5″/DHRII 27.5″ x 2.4″
Price $ 5,999
The geometry of the Transition Patrol Carbon
|Seat tube length||360 mm||400 mm||440 mm||490 mm|
|Top tube length (horizontal)||555 mm||583 mm||611 mm||640 mm|
|Head tube length||100 mm||110 mm||120 mm||130 mm|
|Seat tube angle||78°||77°||77°||76°|
|Chainstay length||430 mm||430 mm||430 mm||430 mm|
|BB drop||15 mm||15 mm||15 mm||15 mm|
|Wheelbase||1179 mm||1209 mm||1238 mm||1268 mm|
|Reach||425 mm||450 mm||475 mm||500 mm|
|Stack||596 mm||605 mm||614 mm||623 mm|
New colours for all Transition bikes
In addition to the new Patrol Carbon, Transition has also introduced new frame colours in a matt but slightly glossy look. We love the new colours and didn’t want to keep this red Transition Sentinel from you.
More info at transitionbikes.com
Words & Photos: Felix Stix