The impression I got is that riding this bike, climb, despite having a partial blockage, the bike guarantees you a good performance and all the power of my legs was not lost.
Many riders are complaining that bike with wheels 27 '' are less agile than a 26 '', but I did not notice this difference. Along the trail there were narrow passages and sharp bends, but I was immediately at ease and the bike was really responsive.
An other important thing is also the weight of 13,26 kg: less fatigue uphill and downhill even more manageable.
With the new link system, the rear wheel reaches 155mm of travel and allows you to go on the rocks without ever get the shock at the stroke end.
The manufacturers, in terms of marketing, put on market Enduro bikes that are increasingly competitive with DH, for example the Patrol's steering angle is 65 °, higher than the Downhill bikes by YTIndustries.
This Transition Patrol is testing at the Gravity Bike Lab in Varese and is fully protected and customized by LMP Graphic Design!
The Patrol gives you the control of a downhill bike perfectlybalanced with a lively and jumpy personality for a comfortable,
efficient and fun ride in almost any trail condition.
The Patrol is long and low with a slack 65 degree head angle and big wheelbase for tremendous stability in rowdy terrain.
But don't let the numbers fool you; the short 430mm chainstay and 155mm of active and carefully tuned suspension keep you in touch with the ground and ready to respond at a moment's notice.
With the Patrol you get big mountain confidence with trail bike agility in the same machine.
FRAME: Patrol Alloy
COLOR: Safety Orange or Satin Black
REAR SHOCK: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair
FORK: Rock Shox Pike RC 160mm 27.5
STEM: Race Face Respond (45mm)
HANDLEBAR: Kore Durox (760mm x 35mm)
HEADSET: FSA NO.57E
CRANK: Race Face Ride 32t NW (175mm)
BRAKES: Shimano Deore
ROTORS: Shimano RT66 180mm
SHIFTER: Shimano Deore iSpec
CASSETTE: SRAM PG 1020 (11-36)
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano SLX Shadow Plus GS
WHEELSET WTB: Frequency STi23 27.5 Rims
SRAM MTH 746 Rear Hub, SRAM MTH 716 Front Hub
TIRES: Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Trailstar Evo Front
Schwalbe Rock Razor 27.5 x 2.35 Pacestar Evo Rear
SEATPOST: Kore 2 Bolt (31.6mm x 400mm)
SADDLE: WTB Volt Comp
GRIPS: Transition Single Clamp
CHAIN: KMC X10
PEDALS: None WEIGHT Medium 30.6 lbs.
ACCESSORIES: Hive Extended Range 42t Cog
PRICE: $3499 USD*