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Transition Triple Slopestyle Bike

Transition Triple Slopestyle

Designed to take the sting out of drops and landing jumps, the Transition Triple Slopestyle is a purebred 100mm Slopestyle bike.  Transition released the Triple on February 16, 2016.  This is the third bike to leave the Transition Bikes headquarters, so call it the Triple Triple.  The Triple lives up to its predecessor, the Transition Double, which was far ahead of its time.  The short 390mm chain stays were noticeable when shredding laps on the pump track, as the Triple’s performance was reminiscent of a hard tail.  Easy to pump through the rollers and berms.  Check out the RideStoke Triple Gallery for more of the Triple.

Transition Triple Slopestyle Bike

Pumptrack

Dropping in from the Pump Track roll-in deck and hitting the first berm, the stability of the Triple was noticeable and the performance was reminiscent of a hard tail.  The frame’s concentric bottom bracket and ultra short 390mm chain stays make a huge difference in being able to generate a ton of speed pumping through the track. The 100mm of travel came in handy to soak up the wall rides and tracked well through the berms and rollers on this track. The Monarch did well with keeping the back tire planted on the wall beginning to end.

Transition Triple Slopestyle Bike

Dirt Jump

The Triple’s stability lends a hand through the dirt jump lines with sure footed landings, and easy to let it fly.  The Triple requires little effort to quickly gain altitude off of the top of the lip, and is easily maneuverable up in the air.  This is where the ultra progressive leverage rate curve is noticeable.

Transition Triple Slopestyle Bike

Frame / Cable Routing

Running the Triple in the Single Speed setup, we noticed a knocking sound coming from the chain hitting the frame.  Insuring the chain was tight, and laying down some Shelter to cover the cable routing mount on the bottom of the chainstay, the knocking disappeared.

Rock Shox Suspension

We setup the Triple with ~20% sag.  The 100mm suspension is very active and was easy to match front and back.  The concentric bottom bracket pivot allowed for zero chain growth without a chain tensioner on this single speed setup.

Transition Triple Slopestyle Bike

Cockpit

The Triple comes with an updated geometry and one size fits all.

Ride: (Stock)

  • 2016 Transition Triple Slopestyle
  • Color: Poppy Red
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R
  • Fork: RockShox Pike DJ 100mm
  • Stem: Kore Rivera (42.5mm)
  • Bar: Kore Torsion (760mm x 50mm)
  • Saddle: Transition Pivotal
  • Seatpost: Plastic Pivotal
  • Brakes: SRAM DB1
  • Shifter: None
  • Rear Derailleur: None
  • Cassette: 12t Singlespeed Cog
  • Crank: Transition 3 piece Chromo Crank 25t (170mm)
  • Rims: Kinlin DDT32
  • Hubs: Joytech Singlespeed Rear Hub, 15mm Front Hub
  • Tires: Kenda Small Block 8 26×2.1 60tpi
  • $2599 USD Complete

Frame Specs:

  • Fork Axle To Crown: 482mm
  • Fork Offset: 40mm
  • Headset (Top): 44mm
  • Headset (Bottom): 56mm
  • BB Shell: 73mm BSA Threaded
  • Rear Brake Mount: 160mm IS Mount
  • Rear Axle: 10 x 135mm Vertical Sliding
  • Front Derailleur Style: None
  • ISCG Tabs: ISCG 05
  • Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
  • Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Max Chainring Size: 32t
  • Max Tire Size: 26 x 2.3
  • $1499 USD Frame Only

Ride: (as this Triple sits now)

  • 2016 Transition Triple Slopestyle
  • Color: Poppy Red
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R
  • Fork: RockShox Pike DJ 100mm
  • Stem: Kore Rivera (42.5mm)
  • Bar: Kore Torsion (760mm x 50mm)
  • Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-On
  • Saddle: Transition Pivotal
  • Seatpost: Plastic Pivotal
  • Brakes: SRAM DB1
  • Shifter: None
  • Rear Derailleur: None
  • Cassette: 12t Singlespeed Cog
  • Crank: Transition 3 piece Chromo Crank 25t (170mm)
  • Rims: Kinlin DDT32
  • Hubs: Joytech Singlespeed Rear Hub, 15mm Front Hub
  • Tires: Maxxis DTH 26 x 2.15 Skinwall Tire

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