Yesterday was a big day for me. A box arrived that signifies a big big change in direction. I have always ridden hardtails but my advancing age and increasingly battered ankles has led me to open the door and accept a bit of springage into my life.

After much searching I decided that the Transition Double was the new machine for me. Aggresive hardtail geometry with just 100mm of bounce...sounds good to me.

Stay tuned for the full story once she's been built and ridden.

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Here's some news about TransitionBikes in the UK:

Transition Bikes is proud to announce a new consumer direct webstore for the United Kingdom. The store offers customers competitive prices, fast shipping and access to the full line of Transition frames, build kits and parts.

All orders are shipped directly from Transition Bikes headquarters in Washington State, USA. This allows UK customers to buy the full inventory of products in all colors and sizes, shipped fast, directly to their door. With the new store, customers in the UK have access to all the great custom options offered by Transition Bikes. By sending products directly to your door, Transition gives riders the freedom to spec every detail of their bike without added delays.

To stay in touch with riders in the UK, Transition Bikes has hired an agent in the UK to represent the company at races, rides and events throughout the year. Look for Keith at an event near you; he will be hanging out with a fleet of demo bikes for riders to check out. "I have been riding and working in the UK Mountain Bike scene for a number of years. I am so excited to be working with Transition; a company with amazing products and a true brand identity! Keep an eye out in the press and say hi to me at events," said Keith.

If you place an order with the new store you can count on fast delivery and great pricing. All orders over $100 USD are shipped free of charge. Orders over $400 USD are shipped with UPS Expedited, still free of charge, and all import fees and taxes are paid at checkout. Nothing to pay the post office, and no hidden costs! At this time, Transition can only bill your card in US funds, but as volume increases all pricing will switch to British Pounds.

“We are excited to offer this service to our customers,” said Sam Burkhardt from Transition Bikes. “We offer so many options with our products; different colors, build kits, forks and even different rear shocks. By shipping orders directly we are able to give riders exactly what they want without any unnecessary delays.”

Transition Bikes has grown dramatically over the last several years, and now offers ten frame models, in addition to an ever growing line of aftermarket parts. Everything is designed in house, and ridden hard by the owners, employees as well as a selection of up and coming pro riders. When you buy a Transition product you can trust that it has been designed to be ridden hard day in and day out.

“The UK is one of our most popular markets and we wanted a way to provide our UK customers with our superb rider owned customer service and access to our full inventory, shipped directly to their door. Our products have been a huge hit with UK riders who appreciate clean simple designs for niche styles of riding,” said Kevin Menard co-owner of Transition Bikes. “We are looking forward to growing in the UK and getting involved in the local riding scene.”

Check out the Transition webber here.

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