Transition Get Ahead of The Game With it’s New Speed Balanced Geometry (SBG)
As the enduro scene is ever growing, the words everyone is hearing are longer, slacker & lower. As good as this concept is when you start bumping up the size of your bike and just slapping on a shorter stem on your body position and control of the bike gets compromised. It’s not all about getting the bike to feel super stable at high speeds at the end of the day, it’s important to have a bike that you can control and when it comes to tighter trails & climbs you can get on and do it comfortably. This is where Speed Balanced Geometry comes into play!
For 2018 Transition are bringing the end user a completely new Idea on geometry that in our eyes will lead the way to make the End User feel more confident riding Descents at Higher Speeds whilst keeping that Playful Fun feels you get when riding any Transition.
This new design isn’t just based on changing the angels of the frame as most companies can do that, Transition has gone a step further and introduced a new Fork Offset.
What Does This Mean For The End User ?
What this means is that Transition are able to offer you a longer, slacker, more stable trail bike than anyone on the Market with Speed Balanced Geometry. What this does is allow Transition to slacken the head angle and extend the reach of the frame without making it feel like a bus in the corners. One of the key factors in SBG that Lars, one of the guys and rider behind Transition, Wanted to keep from the older frame is the Playfulness achieved by having a short rear end.
The Key Changes Include:
– New shorter offset forks – Allows Transition to Slacken the head tube angle without making the bike harder to handle in corners
– Slacker head angle – More stability
– Longer reach – More Stability
– Stems shortened by 10mm overall models – Counteracts with the Reach for Stability
– Steeper seat tube angle – A more balanced riding position when in the saddle
To Sum Up Speed Balanced Geometry (SBG)
What Transition have achieved here is a steeper head angle with more stability whilst keeping similar numbers to what the old bike had before the fork swap. So when the two, old & new, is put in front of you the end numbers don’t look too different but the reduced offset put the weight balance in a totally different place giving the bike much better feeling when hitting the corners.
There are no reviews as of yet but keep checking in for more updates. All new 2018 Transition Bikes will be available to Pre-order at D&D Cycles. For more information you can either Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Call us on: 01243 698689