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Fresh Goods- Transition TR450

Posted by thefixbikes on March 1, 2010

Transition Bikes is set to release their much awaited new downhill rig, the TR450.  Totally new and built from the ground up with input from pro racers including Lars Tribus, Byrn Atkinson, and Jill Kintner, the TR450 promises performance on par with any of today’s top level race bikes, at a price that undercuts much of it’s competition.  Transition has opted for a moto-link style single pivot, which should offer better rear end stiffness than their previous four-bar frames, as well as giving Transition the ability to tune their shock rate to perfection.  The TR450 offers adjustable geometry that allows you to go as slack as 63 degrees in the head angle and as low as 13.75 inches for the bottom bracket, giving you the option to set the bike to your personal preferences.The TR450 is being sold in three color options, racing stripe yellow (shown), racing stripe red, and solid white, and goes for the very impressive price of $2399 with a Fox RC4 shock.  Taking Pre-orders now, selling out fast!

TR450 in Yellow Racing Stripe Graphics

Reach (middle Geo setting) 366.22mm 391.62mm 417.02mm
Stack (middle Geo setting) 580.74mm
Top Tube (Effective) 22.4″/568.96mm 23.4″/594.36mm 24.4″/619.76mm
Seat Tube (center to top) 16.5″/420mm
Head Tube Angle 63°, 63.5°, 64° Adjustable
ChainStay Length 17.5″/444.5mm
Bottom Bracket Height 13.75″, 14″, 14.25″ / 349.25mm, 355.6mm, 361.95mm Adjustable
Wheelbase (middle Geo setting) 45.5″/1155.7mm 46.5″/1181.1mm 47.5″/1206.5mm
Head Tube Length 4.33″/110mm
Max Rear Tire Clearance 26″ x 3.0″
Rear Hub Spacing 150mm
Rear Dropout Axle Size 12mm
Head Tube Tapered 1.5″ Lower / Cane Creek Integrated Top
BB Shell Width 83mm

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