The bandit wishes he could have a TransAm like this!…
Everybody will agree that riding hardtails will make you a better rider which is why almost everyone at Transition owns and rides their TransAM a ton. Designed to tame XC trails as well as aggressive all mountain lines, the TransAM begs for epic rides and quick rips after work. Throw in the ability to run singlespeed or gears and you have one of our most versatile bikes that will improve your bike handling skills dramatically. Getting back to the roots of mountain biking and actually feeling the trail is what all mountain hardtails mean to us.
Of course we choose 4130 butted chromoly for this frame as it gives you unsurpassed trail feel. The ability to accelerate and pedal with the ultimate responsiveness while eating up the vibrations of rough trails is just one of the many reasons steel is our only choice. The frame features an integrated headset that works amazing as well as providing the cleanest look possible and our custom CNC’d dropouts make running gears or singlespeed super easy and clean without using bulky traditional bolt on systems. We finish the frame off with an ED (Electronic Deposit) treatment that creates a rust proof surface on the inside of the frame so you and your TransAM will have a long and lasting relationship through dry times and wet times.
The geo is definitely all mountain so it will suit a wide range of riding needs, especially the folks that like to ride more aggressive lines. We designed the geo around a 140mm fork but if you like to run 160mm the bike takes on a more aggressive and slack feel that a lot of us love. In the end, depending on the build and fork choice the TransAM can take on the look and feel of the bike you are looking for and it all depends on your personal taste. Freedom of choice is what it is all about so you get exactly the ride you are looking for.