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.

FRAMETransition TR450 Medium Black/Blue
SHOCKFox RC4 400lbs Spring
FORKFox 40 RC2 FIT Kashima
STEMEaston Havoc 35 Direct Mount Stem (45/50mm)
HANDLEBAREaston Havoc 35 Carbon Handlebar (800mm cut to 780mm)
HEADSETFSA NO.57E
CRANKSETSaint Crankset FC-M825 (165mm)
CHAINRINGChromag Clocker Ring 36T Gold
BRAKESShimano Saint M820
ROTORSShimano 203mm w/Ice-tech Rotors
FRONT TIREMaxxis Minion 26×2.5″ 3C
REAR TIREMaxxis High Roller II 26×2.4″ 3C
PEDALSSpank Spike Flat Pedals Black w/ Race Upgrade Kit
SEATPOSTThomson Elite (31.6x367mm)
SEATPOST COLLARTransition Black
SADDLETransition Park N Ride Diamond Stitch Race
GRIPSTransition Logo Lock On
WHEELSETEaston Havoc DH (20mm Front / 150mm Rear)
CASSETTEShimano 105 CS-5700 (11-25T)
CHAIN DEVICEHive LG1+ ISCG05 32-36 Black
SHIFTERShimano M820 Saint 10spd
REAR DERAILLEURShimano M820 Saint Shadow Plus
CHAINFSA Team Issue 10spd
Transition Bikes TR450 with Fox 40

Transition Bikes TR450 with Fox 40