Staff Bike Checks | Henry's Transition Patrol

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Curvy lines, beefy fork, and stout wheels. Durability and function was the name of the game for this build.

The Build

    This week we're taking a look at my personal Transition Patrol build. This bike started its life as a stock GX build but slowly morphed into what lies before you- an almost totally ground up custom build.

    Suspension on my Patrol is handled by RockShox in the form of a 170mm Zeb out front and a MegNeg'd Super Deluxe Ultimate out back. This combo has unleashed the bikes poppy and playful nature while keeping things headache free. To get this thing rolling I've got an old set of i9 Enduro 305's that were purchased off a Revel demo bike and given a second life. Rubber is always changing but recently I've been digging a DHF/Dissector combo for the sloppy fall dirt.

    Aside from the fork, my favorite part on this bike is the TRP brakes. They have been my absolute favorite brakes to date and are the perfect happy medium between Sram and Shimano as far as feel goes. Oh and the 2.3mm rotors? There might just be something to them. 0 glazing, and 0 warping after almost 5 months of heavy usage!

Frame: Transition Bikes Patrol - L

Fork: RockShox Zeb - 170mm/38mm offset

Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate

Shock Upgrade: MegNeg +2 Bands

Crankset: Truvativ Descendant Alloy

Chainring: Sram Eagle Polar - 34t

Derailleur: Sram GX Eagle

Shifter: Sram GX Eagle

Chain: Sram XX1 Chain - Rainbow

Cassette: Sram GX Eagle

Pedals: Anvl Tilt

Hubs: Industry Nine Torch

Rims: Industry Nine Enduro 305

Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO MaxxGrip

Rear Tire: Maxxis Dissector DD MaxxGrip

Saddle: Specialized Power - 155mm

Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb - 170mm

Seatpost Upgrade: Wolftooth Sustain Kit

Dropper Lever: PNW Loam Lever - Black

Headset: FSA

Bars: Burgtec Josh Bryceland Special - 38mm Rise

Stem: Deity Copperhead 35mm - 35mm

Grips: ODI Elite Pro

Brakes: TRP DH-R Evo

Rotors: TRP 2.3 - 203/180

Extras: Backcountry Research Strap

Frame Protection: Yeti Molded Shuttle Guard

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Fun fact- Yeti's molded shuttleguards work perfectly on many bikes and look super factory!

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The RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate has been a dream. The MegNeg is a match made in heaven for the Transition bikes.

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The TRP DH-R Evo brakes have proven to be as reliable as they come. I crash. A lot. These things just don't break.

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Custom GroundKeeper fender to keep things flashy.

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This bike is dialed, totally solid, and super reliable- just like a bike should be!

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ABOUT THE RIDER/WRITER

NAME AGE HEIGHT LOCATED

Henry Hibbeln

23

5'10"

Bellingham, WA

Current Bikes: Transition Patrol, Surly Straggler

Bike Size: Large

Favorite Trails: Galbraith/Glorieta Trails in Santa Fe

About Me: Transplanted from New Mexico and Michigan before that, Henry is a fan of spicy food, chunky trails, and endless bike park laps! Henry bounces back and forth between creating media content, taking photos, and helping customers get gear that will get them out on the trails. Looking for shock recommendations or where to get the best green chili? Henry might just be your guy.