Transition Launches the Spur

Date Jun 30, 2020

Be sure to check out Cooper Quinn's review of the Spur here...

Transition has always been known for their gravity-oriented offerings: whether it was the Bottlerocket, the TR450, or the Patrol, the descent has always been a factor for the Washington-based company. Now though, Transition has introduced the Spur; pitched as an "All-Country" frame, it sports 120mm of travel, and aims to be just as comfortable on a multi-day stage race as it is on an epic all-day ride. Catch the release from Transition below, including a tech video and more...

The Spur provides a sense of connection to the bike as if it were an extension to your body. Fast and efficient with an anti-gravity feel and laser-pointer precision that begs you to climb more, go farther, and descend anything you may encounter along the way. You'll instantly appreciate the free speed you're awarded while accelerating where you're usually accustomed to pedaling. Don't judge a book by its cover though, with all these lightweight and uphill oriented character traits the Spur requires no adjustment to descend like you're used to, you might actually go faster.

Spur complete bikes come equipped with RockShox SID suspension, 2.4" EXO casing Maxxis tires, four piston SRAM G2 brakes, and wide range 10-52t cassettes. All build levels include a long travel OneUp dropper post, 50mm stem and 800mm wide handlebar so your bike is shred ready right out of the box.

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Tech Specs

The Spur features a full carbon frame made from premium Japanese Toray fiber with a tailored blend of 24T, 30T and 40T materials to create the right balance of frame stiffness, strength, and impact toughness. Our unique latex coated EPS molding process allows for sharper frame lines and tighter edge radius control with maximum strength to weight ratio and less wasted material.

With nearly 30% of progression and a consistent linear rate of change, the Spur has an excellent balance of support and small bump sensitivity. Anti-squat is tuned to enhance pedaling performance and acceleration but doesn't get in the way of the suspension working when it's needed.

The GiddyUp suspension, featuring a one-piece flex stay rear triangle, is tuned to work correctly with inline style rear shocks and designed to provide a balanced feel with 120mm travel forks. Riders are able to add or remove volume spacers in the rear shock to suit their individual riding style and there is plenty of bottom out control for when things get rowdy. The Spur has 120mm of rear wheel travel when used with the supplied 190mm x 45mm stroke shock. It is also possible to install a shorter, 190mm x 37.5mm stroke shock to reduce the rear wheel travel to 100mm if you are after a shorter travel experience.

A wide usable sag range of 25 - 35% allows the rider to tune the feel of the bike; from firm and snappy, to more supple and active. Wherever you end up, you can focus on the trail without remotes, levers or knobs. Just grab your bike and GiddyUp.

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Dropper posts keep getting longer so we combine short seat tube lengths with mega seatpost insertion to help get your saddle completely out of the way. Complete bikes come with long travel dropper posts; SM 120mm, MD 150mm, LG 180mm XL 210mm.

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  • Featuring SBG Geometry
  • Full Carbon Frame (Front Triangle, Rear Triangle And Rocker)
  • 44mm/56mm Press In Headset
  • 148mm Boost Dropout Spacing
  • Stock Rear Travel 120mm With 45mm Stroke Shock
  • Optional 100mm Rear Travel With 37.5mm Stroke Shock
  • Enduro Max Sealed Bearings With Bearing Shields On Main Pivot
  • Flex Stay Rear Triangle
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Molded Rubber Chainstay And Downtube Protection
  • External Rear Brake Cable Routing
  • Fully Guided Rear Derailleur Cable Routing In DT And CS
  • Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle And Underside Of Downtube
  • Accessory Mount On Underside Of Top Tube
  • 29" Tire Clearance Up To 2.4
  • 2.45 kg / 5.4 lbs Frame With Shock, Complete XX1 AXS 11.2 kg / 24.7 lbs
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+2 Agleck7 Tremeer023
Brigham_Rupp  - June 30, 2020, 3:59 a.m.

Now that’s what an XC bike made to have fun should look like. Love it.


Tremeer023  - June 30, 2020, 4:57 a.m.

Can't go wrong with a straight line top tube/seat stay.  Good looking bike. 

However, 'All Country' frame?  Don't get me started 😡


Hugo Williamson  - June 30, 2020, 5:40 a.m.

All ok, until the geometry leads you into terrain that gets pretty exhausting to hold on, unless very skilled!!

Local ex World Cup DH rider Sam Dale has a Tallboy, which for him is a fabulous bike 140/120 travel, but for most without his trail vision and skills soon get into a battle with the ground, and either crash or have to back off the speed considerably. A bit more travel ( with similar geometry) for those of us less skilled makes a huge difference!!


+4 Andrew Major Tremeer023 JVP mike
Jerry Willows  - June 30, 2020, 8:35 a.m.

you know it has a 66 degree head angle?  This bike has enough travel for gnarly terrain for joe average.  This bike is suffice for 95% of the biking out there.


+1 northvannomadv4
Cooper Quinn  - June 30, 2020, 8:37 a.m.



JVP  - June 30, 2020, 8:54 a.m.

This has the same head tube angle as my first 200mm bike. Looks fun.


Cooper Quinn  - June 30, 2020, 9:18 a.m.

Can confirm. Is fun.


Perry Schebel  - June 30, 2020, 8:47 a.m.

damn, those are some svelte aesthetics.

+1 Cooper Quinn
Cam McRae  - June 30, 2020, 11:58 a.m.

Make sure to check out Cooper's review of the Spur here...


Cooper Quinn  - June 30, 2020, 1:35 p.m.

TFW the press release gets more comments than the review. 🙄😭


Dave Smith  - June 30, 2020, 9:59 p.m.

well,three are yours?


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