For all of you that've been loving on Transition, but looking for something smaller and/or lighter than their most excellent Covert, look no further. We got a press release yesterday about their new frame, the Bandit.
Transition mentions in their press release, "The Bandit is a 130mm travel frame designed for use with 140mm forks. This bike is a lighter weight offering than the Covert, aimed at riders looking for more of a traditional “trail bike” than an enduro bike. The frame will have a 68 degree head angle, 429mm chainstay length and 8.5mm of BB drop for a assembled BB height of roughly 330mm. We will be offering this bike in 4 sizes to give riders several options to fit them “just right”. The wheelbase will range from about 1080mm to 1160mm for the small to extra large sizes. With corresponding top tubes of 546mm to 622mm. A 74 degree seat angle helps give you an aggressive climbing position without having to shift your weight around too much. The bike is extremely balanced with a great suspension feel. Perfect for getting out and exploring the mountains on epic rides."
It's got a linkage very similar to their Bottle Rocket
And it looks great dirty, too!
If you want one, get in line. As of right now, expected delivery is May.