Transition Bikes is the story of Pacific Northwest shredders quitting their jobs and building bikes, but never forgetting why they got into the business in the first place - riding. Kevin and Kyle quit their jobs at a telecommunications company in 2001, founded Transition, and began selling bikes in 2003. Their rider owned vision of not taking things too seriously, combined with innovative designs like the BottleRocket have, no pun intended, propelled Transition into the spotlight of mountain bike manufacturing. Transition bikes are versatile, crafted with attention to detail, and above all, designed for you to have a ton of fun. Transition's PNW roots (Bellingham, Washington to be exact) along with their passion and dedication to riding make them a perfect fit at evo. Shred on!
evoCollective Rider Lars Sternberg
Bike rider extraordinaire and Transition Airtime Engineer Lars Sternberg has a huge amount of freeride and race experience gained through his evolución from BMX pro to enduro racer, to designing and testing bikes at Transition. Check out the video to see what we are talking about, and keep your eyes peeled for evo content featuring Lars throughout the year!
Lars Sternberg x Transition Patrol - Loam Ranger
Giddy Up ride feel will be familiar for any previous Transition rider, but with a big improvement in suspension performance. The new models are designed to be active while climbing; increased compression damping or rear shock platforms are not required with Giddy Up. The suspension remains free to smooth out the trail, improve traction and control without sacrificing any efficiency. There is no need to think about flipping switches; start your ride with the shock open and leave it there. With Giddy Up you can focus on the trail, not your remotes, levers or knobs. Just grab your bike, Giddy Up, and go!
Long, Low and Slack. Transition bikes have outstanding stability in gnarly terrain, but shorter chainstays combined with Giddy Up Suspension keep you nimble and in a balanced position on the climb up.
"The Patrol Carbon is the bulldog that can win an agility contest; the Motorhead fan who secretly knows how to dance the salsa. Sure, the recipe to make a 155mm travel bike that shines on rowdy descents is relatively straightforward these days, but few companies have figured out how to bake-in the kind of all-around versatility that Transition has managed to do with their Patrol."
- Eric Levy, Pinkbike
"While it's not downhill season in the PNW, I've taken the Patrol to one of our local shuttle spots on several occasions and actually preferred the Patrol over my downhill bike on those trails The confidence-inspiring geometry combined with the bottomless feel of the GiddyUp suspension allows me to charge like I'm riding my big bike."
- Eric Brown, Freehub Magazine
Patrol: Up and Down Squamish
"While the 65-degree head angle, super low BB (13.5") and 46.49" wheelbase may not be the best tool for everyone's needs, we felt the insane confidence, fair price and incredibly playful demeanor make the Patrol this year's All Mountain Bike of the Year. Bring on the nastiness."
"What we liked most is how the Patrol never did anything wrong, which is much less common than you'd think in today's bike market. The full aluminum frame and dialed spec list show just how in tune Transition is with what makes a bike ride well under a demanding rider, overlooking some of the industry's current trends in favor of what actually works best. From our perspective the Patrol represents the best of the "less is more" belief. While Transition's refinement of proven concepts yields nothing super fancy, the back to basics approach works damn well and keeps a smile on your face - and that's precisely why we ride bikes."
"The Transition Ripcord is a 24″ freeride bike that should help your little ripper step up his or her game. (...) it’s angles are much better suited to jumps, downhill, and park riding that groms seem to gravitate to."