2016 Transition Patrol Carbon
What’s new about the Transition Patrol Carbon, beside the obvious? Nothing actually. The Bellingham-based brand didn’t see any need to mess with the original geo or travel so, like its predecessor, this Patrol bounces 160mm front and 155mm rear, steers with a pleasingly slack 65 degree head angle and the bb height is 339mm. What’s new is a full carbon frame (with aluminum rocker) that weighs 600g (1.3 lbs) less than the aluminum version.
The Transition crew will tell you it’s made for schralpin’ and it certainly looks the part.
Full Spec – 2016 Patrol Carbon 1
FRAME/SUSPENSION: Patrol Frameset (Highlighter Yellow, Satin Black Matte) / RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair Rear Shock / Fox Factory 36 Float RC2 15QR 27.5 160mm Fork
COCKPIT: RaceFace Atlas 35 50mm Stem / RaceFace SixCs 35 (800mm x 20mm) Handlebar / Cane Creek 40 Series Headset / ANVL Rasp Grips / ANVL Forge Ti Saddle / KS Lev Integra w/ Southpaw Remote (150mm or 125mm) Seatpost
BRAKES: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes / SRAM Centerline (180mm) Rotors
DRIVETRAIN: SRAM XO1 Shifter / SRAM XX1 Type 2.1 Rear Derailleur / SRAM XG1195 (10-42) Cassette / SRAM XX1 Chain / RaceFace SixC Cinch (DM32t, 170mm) Crank
WHEELS: Easton ARC 30mm 27.5 32h Rims / DT Swiss 350 Classic IS Hubs / Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5×2.3 EXO 3C Front Tire, Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5×2.3 EXO 3C Rear Tire
We’re working on a Patrol Carbon for our testing stable – and there is no shortage of volunteers…