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Transition Patrol Carbon






The Patrol Carbon is the highly decorated premium option to our well regarded aluminum Patrol that grabbed Dirt Magazine’s top 100 products of 2016. All the great features of the aluminum Patrol with a large reduction in weight and no compromise in strength. The carbon front triangle, seatstays and chainstays provide a crisp and responsive ride with excellent trail feel. Featuring all the same geometry and GiddyUp suspension the Patrol Carbon is even more capable up and down mountains. The fully guided internal cable routing for rear brake, derailleur and seatpost are easy to use and rattle free. The collet main pivot keeps the rear end stiff and the threaded bottom bracket is a mechanics dream. With around a 600 gram weight savings over the aluminum Patrol the Patrol Carbon climbs like an E-bike, and descends like a downhill bike.

  • Progressive Geometry – Long, Low and Slack
  • Award Winning GiddyUp Link Suspension
  • Integrated Rubber Chainstay Protection
  • Collet Style Main Pivot Hardware
  • ISCG05 Chainguide Mounting
  • Syntace X12 Rear 142mm Axle and Universal Transition Derailleur Hanger
  • Full Size Water Bottle Compatibility
  • User Friendly 73mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Tubes Inside Tubes Cable Routing Technology
  • Large Frame Weight With Rear Shock: 6.8 lbs. / Large Complete Bike w/Kit 2: 28.8 lbs.




“Its 155mm rear and 160 mm travel up front with roomy geometry adds up to a very controlled bike, with that low standover aiding body movements, for there will be plenty as it’s a very lively ride. For many people the big news is that for 2016 its now going to be available in carbon. Yes its got smoother lines, but they are the same lines, we’re more than happy with the aluminium bike, but whatever material its one of our favourite 150-160 bikes of the year.” – Dirt Magazine   Click here for the full article

“The Patrol Carbon is the most versatile all-mountain bike that I can remember riding. It’s slack and forgiving like a proper enduro race bike should be, but then it seems to transform into not just a completely manageable package when the terrain isn’t burly, but one that’s an absolute blast to ride. Transition hasn’t employed any buttons or dials to change the bike’s geometry, either, but rather just built a smart, easy to live with bike that’s fun to ride everywhere and anywhere” – Mike Levy, Pinkbike Click here for the full review

“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  Click here for the full review






KitThumbnail_PatrolCarbon_1 KitThumbnail_PatrolCarbon_2 KitThumbnail_PatrolCarbon_3 KitThumbnail_PatrolCarbon_Frameset
COLOUR TR Blue, Race Raw TR Blue, Race Raw TR Blue, Race Raw TR Blue, Race Raw
REAR SHOCK RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 RockShox Super Deluxe RC3 RockShox Super Deluxe RC3
FORK RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Solo 160mm RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Solo 160mm RockShox Lyrik RC Solo Air 160mm
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Series Cane Creek 40 Series FSA No.57E
STEM RaceFace Atlas 35 50mm RaceFace Turbine Basic 35 50mm RaceFace Aeffect 35 50mm
BAR RaceFace SixC 35 (800mm x 35mm) RaceFace Atlas 35 (800mm x 35mm) RaceFace Chester 35 (780mm x 35mm)
GRIPS ANVL Rasp Velo Single Clamp Velo Single Clamp
SADDLE ANVL Forge Stealth Ti ANVL Forge Stealth CroMo ANVL Forge Stealth CroMo
SEATPOST Rockshox Reverb Stealth (170mm, 125mm) Rockshox Reverb Stealth (170mm, 125mm) KS Lev Integra w/ Southpaw Remote (150mm, 125mm or 100mm)
BRAKES SRAM Guide Ultimate SRAM Guide RSC SRAM Guide R
ROTORS SRAM Centerline (180mm) SRAM Centerline (180mm) SRAM Centerline (180mm)
CASSETTE SRAM XG1295 Eagle (10-50) SRAM XG1175 (10-42) SRAM XG1150 (10-42)
CRANK SRAM XO1 Eagle Carbon (DM34t, 170mm or 175mm) RaceFace Turbine Cinch (DM34t, 170mm or 175mm RaceFace Aeffect Cinch (DM34t, 170mm or 175mm)
RIMS Stan's Bravo Carbon 27.5 28h Stan's Flow MK3 27.5 32h RaceFace AR 30mm 27.5 32h
HUBS Stans Neo Ultimate Stans Neo SRAM MTH 716/746
TIRES Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3 EXO 3C Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.3 EXO 3C Rear Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3 EXO 3C Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.3 EXO 3C Rear Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.3 EXO Dual Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5x2.3 EXO Dual Rear




Fork Axle To Crown: 552mm
Fork Offset: 42mm
Rear Shock Size: 230mm x 65mm
Shock Hardware: 30mm x 8mm Top / 21.8mm x 8mm Bottom
Headset (Top): 44mm Zero Stack
Headset (Bottom): 56mm Zero Stack
BB Shell: 73mm BSA Threaded
Rear Brake Mount: 160mm Post Mount
Rear Axle: Syntace X12 12mm x 142mm
Front Derailleur Style: None
ISCG Tabs: ISCG 05 (2.5mm Offset)
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp: 37mm
Max Chainring Size: 36t Single
Max Tire Size: 27.5 x 2.5
Shock Tune: MM, Debonair, 2 Tokens
GiddyUp Suspension Setup Guide Click Here


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