Transition has released its first-ever e-MTB dubbed the repeater. It comes sorted with 160mm of suspension at both ends with 29" wheels and a Shimano EP8 motor. The brand says that it's a bike that's ready for anything, whether that's ditching the shuttle or exploring fresh trails.
Transition's new e-bike is built around a full carbon frame with integrated stealth cable routing and a Shimano EP8 motor paired with a 630Wh battery. As expected from a Transition bike, it makes full use of the existing GiddyUp suspension kinematic and SBG geometry concept.
On the subject of geometry, the Repeater benefits from a 64° head tube angle and a 455mm chainstay. Actual seat tube angles range from 78.4° on the smallest frame and go to 77.1° on the XL. Then, a large frame rocks a 480mm reach.
As well as internal cable routing, the frame is kitted with protection for the motor, a removable battery and collet main pivot technology, in a bid to make the rear end of the bike stiffer. There's also additional frame bearing seals to keep crud out and keep them rolling smoother for longer. Along with all of that, there's a neat accessory mount on the underside of the top tube and space for a water bottle.
There are three builds available with the Carbon AXS model sitting at the top of the range. This one gets Fox Factory suspension in the form of the 38 fork and X2 shock. As the name suggests, there's a SRAM GX AXS drivetrain with Magura MT7 brakes with HC1 levers. This model rolls on a pair of DT Swiss Hybrid HX 1700 Spline wheels wrapped with Schwalbe rubber with the Magic Mary up front and the Big Betty at the rear.
The GX model gets a Fox X2 Performance Elite shock with a RockShox ZEB Ultimate fork and a SRAM GX mechanical drivetrain. The bikes get a bit of a downgrade to DT Swiss's H 1900 wheelset but everything else remains the same.
Finally, the base model in the range comes with a SRAM NX drivetrain, a Fox Float X Performance, a RockShox ZEB R, and Stans Flow rims on Novatech hubs. All bikes are then sorted with a OneUp cockpit, including the OneUp dropper post with 150mm of drop on the small, 180mm on the medium, and 210mm on the large and extra large.
Prices for Transition's first e-bike, the repeater start at $8199 and go up to $10,999. We'll be back with GBP pricing as soon as we have it.
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