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    Transition 2017 lineup

    Carbon Scout

    Metric shocks on Patrol

    Carbon rims on build 1 kits

    "Diffrent" paint layout on alu smuggler, alu scout and alu patrol

    Suppressor/Transam.... Gone

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    what happened to transams?

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    No more TransAM is a surprise. I thought aggressive hard tails were all the rage. Oh well, looks like I'll never be selling mine.


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    Can I have a carbon scout please?


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    No more Klunkers????? Dang.

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    Picked up my 2017 yellow/black Smuggler today (first one sold), not a bad 50th birthday gift, first ride is Friday night

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    Carbon Scuot ***Squeeeeeeeeeee*** looks like there's a new horse to add to the stable. Held off getting the AL as I bought my Patrol slightly before the Carbon came out and have regretted ever since (not that it isn't a fantastic bike, but I'd have bought the Carbon Patrol frame and just moved stuff rather than a complete AL).

    This shall be an excellent exercise in just how far I can push my wife before she tells me to F off and go ride the bikes I already own, lol!

    The M.I.A. TransAM is a bit of a shock to me as well. I hadn't heard any rumblings about this. Glad I scooped mine up when I did. The Suppressor leaving the line is less so, but sad to see the elimination of any sort of 26" from the line up.

    I may end up waiting until the Smuggler gets the "fantastik plastic" treatment as I don't know that I can really justify the Scout with my current stable. But with the Smuggler I always have the additional argument with the wife of "well, I don't have a FS 29er", hehe!

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    Edit: removed wrong info regarding the TransAM.
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    I am stunned that the Smuggler wasn't the next carbon bike.

    Boo!

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    Spill the beans please Schreddan, I could do with a new hardtail

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    No more TransAM is a surprise. I thought aggressive hard tails were all the rage. Oh well, looks like I'll never be selling mine.


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    Does this mean my TransAm is worth more money now? Lol, I am itching for a Scout or a Smuggler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schreddan View Post
    TransAM is still in the lineup. Ive seen the 2017 27.5 ones.
    Dont know why they doesnt show them on the website though....
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    Edit: removed wrong info regarding the TransAM.

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    Are they keeping the same Hot Rod Orange from the '16? I love the color on mine it's totally bling worthy.

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    Oops.... I did some image googling on the 2016 TranAM... same picture I saw.
    Sorry but I think Ive gotten some wrong info from my LBS.

    Please forget all Ive written regarding the 2017 TransAM, maybe its not in the 2017 lineup then. Time will tell...

    Yet again, sorry for my disinformation, it was not intention to get your hopes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schreddan View Post
    Oops.... I did some image googling on the 2016 TranAM... same picture I saw.
    Sorry but I think Ive gotten some wrong info from my LBS.

    Please forget all Ive written regarding the 2017 TransAM, maybe its not in the 2017 lineup then. Time will tell...

    Yet again, sorry for my disinformation, it was not intention to get your hopes up.
    Ya, all digging I've turned up has returned no info on '17's line up including the TransAM. I did email the guys at Transition with a question on this, so maybe I'll hear back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schreddan View Post
    Oops.... I did some image googling on the 2016 TranAM... same picture I saw.
    Sorry but I think Ive gotten some wrong info from my LBS.

    Please forget all Ive written regarding the 2017 TransAM, maybe its not in the 2017 lineup then. Time will tell...

    Yet again, sorry for my disinformation, it was not intention to get your hopes up.
    Hopes were up, now I'm stringing up a rope in the basement(:
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    The spec on the 16 Transam was lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
    The spec on the 16 Transam was lame.

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    Yes to more advanced riders, but I think Transition was trying to meet a price point to attract more riders. I was hoping for a TransAm build with 27.5+ capability and a dropper.
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    I don't think noobs would even look at or even "get" a bike like a Transam


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    I have a 2014 TransAm 29 that I love. I was planning to update my frame with a 2017 so it goes without saying that I'm bummed to see it didn't make the 2017 line up.

    I may be in denial but I hope that they are just taking a year off and will be back in the line for 2018.

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    I wonder how they'll handle trans am warranty issues with no new frames to use as replacements?

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    Regarding the Trans Am, I would guess they're possibly redesigning/updating geo, frame design, etc. to boost and +size compatibility models for market competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
    The spec on the 16 Transam was lame.

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    It's because people (on MTBR and other outlets) were complaining that it was overpriced in prior years.

    Who, besides a noob, buys a bike like that as a complete anymore? It's stupid easy to buy it as a frame and build it exactly as you want. Not cheaper, but you get the exact spec you want.

    I gotta be honest, even reusing some parts I had off another bike, I think I spent nearly $3k on my 16 Trans Am build. They were selling their complete for under $2k.
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    I have been riding since 91 and I have always bought complete bikes. It's so much cheaper and I'm always on a budget. Spec is always important to me and I'm not alone.

    My point was that noobs don't buy bikes like a Transam.

    I was mostly disappointed because Transitions spec is always so good and before I could put the $ together for a Transam the spec went to hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
    I have been riding since 91 and I have always bought complete bikes. It's so much cheaper and I'm always on a budget. Spec is always important to me and I'm not alone.

    My point was that noobs don't buy bikes like a Transam.

    I was mostly disappointed because Transitions spec is always so good and before I could put the $ together for a Transam the spec went to hell.


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    I'm not saying people don't buy complete bikes - I'm saying bikes like that. It's probably why Kona is offering the Honzo ST as a frame only, and Canfield Bros don't sell the Nimble 9 (or anything) as a complete.

    Another bike in that class, the ROS 9, is available as a frame or complete, but it is significantly more expensive, like $1000 more, in their cheapest build. I bet TR was trying to offer a lower priced complete bike in this category to get some more buisiness from those who weren't willing to do a frame-off build.

    I say this because those 4 bikes were on my radar looking for a steel AM HT.
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    So, is there any new speculation or rumors about a '17 TA? Seems like there's too much buzz around 27.5+ hardtails right now for them to just abandon that market.

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    My speculation is it will show up again next year. Most likely it will be 29/27.5+ and the 27.5. Not sure what else they may do.

    Didn't it disappear for a year when they redesigned it the last time?
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    Did anything change on the 2017 Smuggler, or just paint?

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    The smuggler needs a 148 Boost rear end... maybe if they make a carbon frame, that will be included...

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    We're not trying to create trends for the sake of selling products. For me, being out of tune is calling something a new standard in order to invent a category to sell more product when it's really just widening something, or something stupid like that. That's the complete opposite of what we want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesPM View Post
    The smuggler needs a 148 Boost rear end... maybe if they make a carbon frame, that will be included...
    I'm intrigued to know why it needs one?

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    Why not make a bomb proof bike stiffer and stronger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnarly View Post
    I'm intrigued to know why it needs one?
    Because I am a large man, about 245lbs riding weight and I feel a difference in wheel stiffness between the two.

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    Hey me too, I'm 6'5 and 110kg, if the tech is there why not.

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    Just go steel rear hub and you'll have no more problems. I'm on Chris Kings and DT Swiss 471's and rider weight is no longer a concern. I'm 230 geared up and I can lay down some torque and the strength of my wheel set never comes to mind. Build it right and you can have fun all the time!

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    They better hurry up with the carbon smuggler....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZjibbs View Post
    Did anything change on the 2017 Smuggler, or just paint?
    My 2015 Smuggler just cracked and I'm getting a 2017 as a replacement. Are there any changes between the '15 & '17 models? Is there more room for the rear tire? That was pretty much the only downside in the '15 model. I could just barely squeeze a 2.35" Ikon in there.

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