Eurobike 2018 News

Transition Patrol now also in carbon

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.

Transition Patrol Carbon
Transition Patrol Carbon X01 | 170/160 mm (v/h) | $ 5,999

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.

Engineered 2 Party…Das Transition Patrol Carbon
There’s a lot of technology in the Patrol, but in principle, it’s “Engineered 2 Party.”
The shifter cables are routed internally. The brake hose gets external routing
GiddyUp 2.0 is what Transition calls its four-bar rear linkage
The down tube and the…
… chainstay are protected by a rugged rubberised guard
All Carbon: The rocker link is also made of the illustriuos black fibre

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 dropper seat post increases in length with the frame sizes
The Rise of the ANVL handlebar also increases with each frame size
SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain and …
… Truvativ Descendent carbon cranks
The FOX DPX2 shock provides 160 mm of travel
The SRAM Code RSC delivers decent braking power
The FOX 36 Performance Elite fork uses the brand new GRIP2 cartridge

The geometry of the Transition Patrol Carbon

Size S M L XL
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
Head angle 64° 64° 64° 64°
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

About the author

Felix Stix

My technical background has made me the informal workshop manager of the Enduro Mag. Here I prepare the equipment and check the bikes before they’re handed over to our test crew. My nerdy articles and countless explanations are usually the result of me completely dismantling and reassembling a product…
When I ride my enduro bike I love shredding on the toughest downhill trails where I push myself and the material to the limit - and beyond. And when I have to get back up to the top of the hill I like sitting comfortably on a chair lift or in the back of a truck. However when it comes to my daily commute to the ENDURO headquarters I don’t mind pedalling a few kilometres.