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Transition Bikes

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Based in Bellingham, Washington, Transition Bikes has been producing some of the best riding bikes in the game for a number of years. With mantras like “Engineered to party” and “Rider owned for life”, you know these guys don’t joke around or compromise when it comes to designing and riding bikes. The basis for Transition’s design philosophy is to create a bike that they personally would like to shred. A bike that is built to handle the wildest trails and biggest jumps, but also built to last, and most importantly, built to have fun on. 

Made By Shredders, For Shredders, With One Intention, Shredding

The relatively young company combines their fresh take on bike design with the willingness to push boundaries to create some seriously rad bikes. Their Giddy Up suspension platform and their SBG (speed balanced geometry) geometry to create a natural and confidence inspiring feel on the trail that has become signature to Transition bikes. Their models seem to blend categories and defy what is normally possible on a bike of that travel or wheel size. Transition frames are made of high quality aluminum or carbon and have some brilliant engineering behind them. Transition has disrupted the bike industry with well designed bikes that come from a clever group of shredders who like to have a good time on and off the bike. 

Giddy Up Suspension Design

"Take our successful GiddyUp suspension system, add one part increased pedaling efficiency, two parts wider sag range, and three parts increased small bump sensitivity, and you get GiddyUp. Incredible pedaling performance balanced with a superb neutral, comfortable and fun feel that we're known for.

GiddyUp is extremely easy to setup and it provides excellent support throughout the entire stroke of the shock so you can use all your travel without worrying about bottom out. Designed to be active while climbing, rear shock climbing platforms are not necessary. The suspension remains free to smooth out the trail, improve traction and control without sacrificing efficiency. With GiddyUp you can focus on the trail, no remotes, levers or knobs. Just grab your bike and GiddyUp." -Transition Bikes

Speed Balanced Geometry

"SBG ensures the bike maintains low speed agility, front wheel traction, and proper rider weight balance while actually increasing confidence in steep terrain and at high speeds. With SBG, a slacker head tube angle is combined with a all new reduced offset fork standard, preventing the front wheel from being too far in front of the rider. This improves front to rear weight distribution on the bike, which is often out of balance on long and slack bikes. One of SBG's greatest benefits is that it creates a confident steering feel that adapts to wheel speed. More stability when going fast, more agility on technical slow speed maneuvering as well as improved traction, control and confidence for any skill level of rider." - Transition Bikes

Meant to be shredded

Let's face it, these bikes are meant to be piloted up or down anything but the most casual trails. Transition designs their bikes with the intention of aggressive riding, gnarly trails, and sending it. For the riders who may think that sounds intimidating, well no worries, Transition's bikes give the rider the upmost confidence, so you can work you way up the "sending" scale without doubt in the bike's capabilities. On the other hand, if that kind of riding sound right up your alley, well good news, you're going to have a ridiculous amount of fun aboard a Transition.

Top Notch Customer Service

Transition prides itself on being a company with excellent customer service. They look to help out riders any way they can when it comes to issues with their bikes. They're always just one email or phone call away, sometimes you just can't find that with larger brands. 

The Scout Carbon, released in 2020, is our first bike to be covered for life against manufacturing defects. Yup, lifetime warranty for their frames. Considering their bikes are meant to be ridden hard, that's a huge peace of mind.

Why Do We Carry Transition Bikes?

Transition was a natural fit for Trail Head Cyclery…

Their bikes ride great, are well designed, and originate from a small group of passionate riders. They’re all about having fun, dismissing the status quo, and making riders happy. Just like our shop! We are incredibly stoked to add Transition Bikes as the newest brand in our long portfolio and we plan on keeping them our shop for quite some time.  Just like the pacific northwest, their bikes suite the terrain and style of riding found around here very well. The fact that their bikes are easy to work on and super reliable, well that’s just a bonus.  We simply love how Transition bikes ride and so do our customers. This is why we have become experts in Transition’s bikes and why we are incredibly proud to be one of the few shops in the area that carries the Transition brand.

Simply put, Transition bikes is unlike any other brand out there, and that’s exactly why we love them. 

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