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Transition’s all-new carbon Patrol makes Mountain Bike Rider mag’s pick of top rides for 2016 in this video round-up.

The Patrol is Transition’s long-travel enduro bike, designed around a Horst link suspension system which replaced the much-loved single pivot set up.

2016’s new Transition Carbon Patrol has been eagerly anticipated and we’re expecting demand to be just as high as it was for last year’s alloy models.

transition patrol carbon vital mtb

The bike follows the new trend for long, low and slack bikes suited to steep and techy enduro terrain.

Transition say the carbon Patrol has been completely redesigned to maintain the aggressive styling of its alloy stablemate, but with simplified and cleaner lines to optimize weight and stiffness.

The EPS-moulded carbon fibre frame weighs in at a claimed 2,900g, saving you over half a kilo (650g) over the alloy version.

It’s available frame only in stealth black or Transition blue for £2599.95, with complete bikes starting from £4300.

carbon patrol spec

We can spec a custom build for as little as £4000; although at this level, you’ll want to spec parts to complement the stunning quality of the frame and we’d anticipate most custom options would run to £4500+.

If you want to see for yourself why Transition have reaped so much praise in the last 12 months, we have the Patrol and shorter-travel Scout as demo bikes (alloy models) here in store for you to try, as well as their big brother Smuggler 29er.

Everyone we know who’s ridden them has been blown away with the ride handling and sure-footedness, with the 125mm Scout in particular proving way more capable than its mid-length travel would suggest, making short work of some of the UK’s most technical downhill terrain (in the right hands, of course!)

Get in touch to discuss a demo ride, or to talk through ordering the carbon Patrol.

Check out MBR’s 2016 bike highlights here.