2013 Transition TR450

If you follow Ride More Bikes on Facebook at all, chances are you have already seen my 2013 Transition TR450. For the most part, the frame is very similar to my 2011 Transition TR450 - playful, confidence inspiring and plush. It will plow on the rough downhill trails, but is is lively enough to throw around when you just want to have fun.

2013 Transition TR450

2013 Transition TR450

The 2013 Transition TR450 comes in Black/Blue, Black/Yellow and Black/White. Usually I would deck mine out in parts from Spank Bikes however Transition Bikes have a pretty killer build kit available for a decent price this year. I knew I wouldn’t be keeping the bike for longer than the Summer season in Whistler too. I was also keen to get some ride time on the new 35mm Havoc stem and carbon bars from Easton just to see what the hype was all about, but I will type about that in a future post.

Transition TR450 with Easton Havoc 35mm stem and bar combo

Transition TR450 with Easton Havoc 35mm stem and carbon bars

Not a great deal to mention here that I haven’t in previous posts, so how about a spec list? My 2013 Transition TR450 came with Build Kit 1, as I like running Saint Brakes and a Fox 40 anyway, the only differences is a changed chainring and the addition of some Spank Spike Flat Pedals and a pre-production Race Upgrade Kit.

FRAME Transition TR450 Medium Black/Blue
SHOCK Fox RC4 400lbs Spring
FORK Fox 40 RC2 FIT Kashima
STEM Easton Havoc 35 Direct Mount Stem (45/50mm)
HANDLEBAR Easton Havoc 35 Carbon Handlebar (800mm cut to 780mm)
HEADSET FSA NO.57E
CRANKSET Saint Crankset FC-M825 (165mm)
CHAINRING Chromag Clocker Ring 36T Gold
BRAKES Shimano Saint M820
ROTORS Shimano 203mm w/Ice-tech Rotors
FRONT TIRE Maxxis Minion 26×2.5″ 3C
REAR TIRE Maxxis High Roller II 26×2.4″ 3C
PEDALS Spank Spike Flat Pedals Black w/ Race Upgrade Kit
SEATPOST Thomson Elite (31.6x367mm)
SEATPOST COLLAR Transition Black
SADDLE Transition Park N Ride Diamond Stitch Race
GRIPS Transition Logo Lock On
WHEELSET Easton Havoc DH (20mm Front / 150mm Rear)
CASSETTE Shimano 105 CS-5700 (11-25T)
CHAIN DEVICE Hive LG1+ ISCG05 32-36 Black
SHIFTER Shimano M820 Saint 10spd
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano M820 Saint Shadow Plus
CHAIN FSA Team Issue 10spd
Transition Bikes TR450 with Fox 40

Transition Bikes TR450 with Fox 40