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    Transition Rapture CX Bike

    shut up and take my money

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    I'm guessing it's just a re-badged Traitor Cycles Crusade.

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    Not that that's a bad thing.
    The cake is a lie.

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    I wonder how it would do as a road bike/gravel bike/all around fun cyclocross bike? Wheels for the road and a set of wheels for the dirt?

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    Transition Rapture CX Bike

    No complete bike???

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    Great video. Now I know what they were doing instead of shipping my frame

    The cake is a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    I'm guessing it's just a re-badged Traitor Cycles Crusade.

    ::T R A I T O R C Y C L E S::

    Not that that's a bad thing.
    Yes. It definitely looks like the same frame

    But I would buy the Transition any day. This bike may be mine in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Yes. It definitely looks like the same frame

    But I would buy the Transition any day. This bike may be mine in the future.
    The reason I said it wasn't a bad thing is because Traitor Cycles is Transition Bikes.
    The cake is a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    The reason I said it wasn't a bad thing is because Traitor Cycles is Transition Bikes.
    Oh. So Traitor is like the Urban Transition bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Oh. So Traitor is like the Urban Transition bikes?
    I guess? I'm not entirely sure why they don't have links between their sites or even mention this anywhere. Transition Bikes, Traitor Cycles and Anvl Components are all the same company.
    The cake is a lie.

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    Hey everyone - all the comments so far are correct.

    Transition is our original brand; Traitor and ANVL are both independent companies run out of our same office. How much to integrate the brands has been a long standing subject of debate. In the original days when Traitor was launched, we were afraid that it could alienate some of the Transition customers. Probably wouldn't have been an issue, but hindsight is 20/20. Now all three brands are run separately, but everything is under the same roof.


    For the Rapture, this is the same frame as the Traitor Crusade. We felt that this frame was something that Transition customers would be interested in as well and it should be available via Transition dealers and distributors as well as the Traitor sales channels.

    We do not have a complete bike or build kit option for the Crusade this season.


    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    Great video. Now I know what they were doing instead of shipping my frame
    I was thinking the same! Transition, please stop having so much fun and start shipping your 26 Covert frames ASAP please

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    Awesome!

    And when will we see the TR fatbike? Ha!

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    Looks like a fun bike with knobby tires and a wide, flat bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Awesome!

    And when will we see the TR fatbike? Ha!
    +1 on the fatbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Awesome!

    And when will we see the TR fatbike? Ha!
    LOL - we never say never, but a fat bike is not in the immediate future.

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    Transition Rapture CX Bike

    When will this frame be in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    LOL - we never say never, but a fat bike is not in the immediate future.
    Really?! "Trans-Fat" sounds like a fatbike perfect offering.

    But maybe a Rapture frame first!
    Last edited by in the trees; 01-20-2014 at 03:58 PM.

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    Transition Rapture CX Bike

    I gotta say much more excited about a cx/commuter bike than a fat bike. I rented a fat bike for the snow and I wasn't impressed. They would be great on groomed trails tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Really?! "Trans-Fat" sounds like a fatbike perfect offering.

    But maybe a Rapture frame first!
    Carver makes a FS fatbike called the Trans Fat unfortunately.
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    Transition Rapture CX Bike

    Called to order today. Thru are sold out of everything. Anyone with a yellow 58cm that wants to unload it pm me.

    I'm in a glass case of emotion!!!

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    That Traitor Slot bike is sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    That Traitor Slot bike is sick!
    Rigid Trans am you say??!

    It is a great looking bike. And reasonably priced.

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    DYING for this to come back in stock. That green is so hot. I need this in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDXDrew View Post
    DYING for this to come back in stock. That green is so hot. I need this in my life.
    Transition told my shop no more till 2015. Sorry man

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Transition told my shop no more till 2015. Sorry man


    It would kind of be overlap in my bikes, so I guess it's for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDXDrew View Post


    It would kind of be overlap in my bikes, so I guess it's for the better.
    Don't let that stop you!! For what it's worth. Traitor bikes (transition's sister company) has some yellow ones. I beleive the only difference is the non tapered head tube and diff. Graphics. And an awesome head tube badge.

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    Yeah I just built a ruben and that's where I first saw it (Crusade over there). Unless there's one at a shop somewhere I was told all the 52's at both traitor/transition are out of stock.

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    Maybe chop the head tube a bit???

    I said F it. I'm going back to canfield. I'm gonna build a SS Nimble 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Maybe chop the head tube a bit???

    I said F it. I'm going back to canfield. I'm gonna build a SS Nimble 9
    Haha, I'm cutting fork tube this week. Still getting everything dialed in and need to wrap bars. When I say just built it.. I literally took the first ride a few days ago.

    I recently converted my 29er from SS to 1x9, so looking to build another SS for errands and misc riding. So not sure what I'm going to do, might just go full road/track instead of disc and wide tires.

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    any news on uk availability?

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    Hey PDX....tell us about the build....cross build?

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    I first read about the Rapture/Crusade back in 2012. I was going to pull the trigger last year, but then found out they were totally redoing it and making a disc version. Had to wait about another year and then finally got it!

    Diggin' this bike to the fullest!

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    That color is beautiful!! I'm still bummed out the sold all of them in less than a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddre View Post
    Hey PDX....tell us about the build....cross build?
    The ruben? sort of a do everything except get groceries kind of build. Just racy enough to go fast, but comfortable enough to do a century.

    Hoping to find a crusade or rapture to get those groceries

    This would get built as a SS since I just took my 29er to 1x9 since moving to California. Living near Fort Ord and there's lots of sand.. needed those granny gears. Plus riding 2.3" knobbies on street is awful, feels like I'm doing 5mph everywhere I go.

    If anyone wants to part with a 52 I'll happily take it

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    I cant wait to save the money to build one up! I have been commuting on my bandit. Time for a road bike to add to the stable! @dang what crank rim amd headset are you running? Looks killer!

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    Jeffinater224- Shimano XT crankset with a Raceface NW 40t ring. The headset is a Chris King Inset 7. Those wheels in the picture are the Stan's Iron Cross Team, but I just recently switched to the Stan's Alpha 400's instead since they can withstand even more abuse!

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    Here we go, final built 1.0:




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    Looks awesome with purple!

    Has anyone got pictures of the 2015 paint job, other than the computer generated ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by der-gute View Post
    Here we go, final built 1.0:



    It's excessive I know, but I'd seriously consider getting the blue on the frame changed to purple. It would look awesome if it matched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael227 View Post
    Looks awesome with purple!

    Has anyone got pictures of the 2015 paint job, other than the computer generated ones?
    Live on the website now!

    2015 Transition Bikes

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    Anyone know where I can get one of these frames online? I really want one but don't have a dealer nearby. Obviously traitor version is just fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    LOL - we never say never, but a fat bike is not in the immediate future.
    come on bring it!

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    Posted this in the CX forum but I feel a little more at home here. Went with the Traitor version of this bike mostly for the color. Lovin the way it looks and rides!Transition Rapture CX Bike-photo-2-3-.jpgTransition Rapture CX Bike-photo-1-5-.jpg

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    2 questions:

    What's the real world tire clearance? Can I fit a pair of the Surly Knard's on here?

    Any comments on ride quality? Had a trans Am a while ago and it rode so smooth. I know this is a different tube set, but hoping its got a bit of that smooth feel while being stiff in pedal feel - just like my old trans am

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayoutside View Post
    2 questions:

    What's the real world tire clearance? Can I fit a pair of the Surly Knard's on here?

    Any comments on ride quality? Had a trans Am a while ago and it rode so smooth. I know this is a different tube set, but hoping its got a bit of that smooth feel while being stiff in pedal feel - just like my old trans am
    I can juuuust fit 40c WTB Nano's on i19 rims with the dropouts half way out. We're talking maybe 3mm or so on each side. They are right at a true 40c on that rim. I don't think I'd gamble on a Knard, at least on the rear. My Ritchey Shield 35's (more like a 36c) are a great fit and I can run the chainstays at max shortness.

    As for the ride, it's quite nice IMO. All I've had for comparison is a Ridley X-Ride and my SS On-One Pompino. It feels stiffer than the ridley under power and definitely rides better than the Pompino.

    It's a really nice frame for the money and I think Traitor is doing free shipping now on their version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayoutside View Post
    2 questions:

    What's the real world tire clearance? Can I fit a pair of the Surly Knard's on here?

    Any comments on ride quality? Had a trans Am a while ago and it rode so smooth. I know this is a different tube set, but hoping its got a bit of that smooth feel while being stiff in pedal feel - just like my old trans am
    Saw this a while ago on facebook. Looks like it fits, but not with a lot of clearance.
    http://https://www.facebook.com/Just...46047145565389

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    It's beautiful!! And it will be going back!!! The whole side of the box was destroyed and the chain stays are all bent to hell. You can see where the PC fell off in the drive side chain stay.

    Thanks UPS!


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    Just got the new frame in. Big thanks to Transition for making the process so easy. I'm so ready to build this beast up after Xmas!!


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    Transition Rapture CX Bike

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    21#12oz XL
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