Transition TransAm hardtail frame – first look

Long-travel trail slayer

Transition have released details of their new TransAM long-travel hardtail frame, which is aimed at all-mountain riders and costs £469 (no price change over last year’s model).


Built using 4130 butted chromoly, it’s been designed around a 140mm suspension fork, but will also take a fork up to 160mm for a super slack ride. It has custom CNC’d dropouts so that it can be run with gears and – perfect for the winter – singlespeed.

Kevin Mennard, Transition Bikes owner, says: “The new TransAM frames are here just in time to get ready for winter riding. It’s got some cool new features like a custom chain tug for singlespeeding, removeable cablestops and waterbottle mounts.”

Spokesman Keith Jepson, of Max Bikes PR, added: “The TransAM can take a 160mm fork, making the ride position super relaxed for trail riding. The 4130 tubing gives a really responsive ride while the unique dropouts are really clean and simple for the winter singlespeed option.”


Claimed full bike weight is 23-25lbs, depending on build. For more information head to Surf Sales.