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Specialized Upgrades the Transition Bike Line


Start saving your pennies because Specialized has a carbon treat for you an upgrade to their popular Transition bike line. After many months in development Specialized is ready to show us they mean business with their all new 2008 FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon chassis bike frames for their Transition bike line. Not only have they designed a sweet looking aero dynamic frame they have enhanced it with some distinctive components. All of the bikes will have the Specialized FACT N'Aero fork, with alloy 1" steerer, the new S-Works Integrated Brake System and a Body Geometry TriTip saddle.

The S-Works Integrated Brake System has the rear brake tucked under the bottom bracket and both brakes use a center-pull brake component. The TriTip saddle uses the same medically tested design as the Toupe saddle but with more appropriate shaping and padding for comfort while riding in an aerodynamic position.

Specialized will have four versions of the Transition: S-Works, Pro, Expert, and Comp. All versions will have the same frame design but with different component packages. They will offer 4 frame sizes from Small to XL and each version will have a unique color scheme.

Specialized 2008 Transition S-Works

Key Features:
• S-Works FACT 9R N'Aero tube shape frame, compact aero geometry, vertical seat adjustment
• Zipp Vuka Aero carbon aero bar combo
• SRAM 10-speed drivetrain with SRAM Force aero shifters
• S-Works FACT carbon crankset, integrated oversize design
• Zipp 404 Carbon wheelset
• Two carbon posts: one with zero offset, one with layback

Specialized 2008 Transition Pro
specialized transition pro bikeKey Features:
• Specialized FACT 7R N'Aero tube shape frame, compact aero geometry, vertical seat adjustment
• Zipp Vuka Clip carbon aero bar
• Shimano Dura-Ace 10s drivetrain
• Specialized Pro Carbon Crankset, integrated oversized design
• Roval Fusee Star whelset
• Aero post, either a zero-offset or one with layback


Specialized 2008 Transition Expert
specialized transition expert bikeKey Features:
• Spsecialized FACT 7R N'Aero tube shape frame, compact aero geometry, vertical seat adjustment
• Zipp Vuka Clip carbon aero bar
• Shimano 10-speed drivetrain with Dura-ace rear derailleur
• Shimano Ultegra Hollowtech II, 2-piece crankset
• Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheelset
• Aero post, either a zero-offset or one with layback


Specialized 2008 Transition Comp
specialized transition comp bikeKey Features:
• Specialized FACT 7R N'Aero tube shape frame, compact aero geometry, vertical seat adjustment
• Zipp Vuka Clip carbon aero bar
• Shimano Ultegra 10-speed rear derailleur
• Shimano 105 Hollowtech II 2-piece crankset
• Mavic Aksium wheelset 20 hole front 24 hole rear w/ Mavic QR's
• Aero post, either a zero-offset or one with layback

All specs are subject to change without notice. The rumor is that they won't be availalbe until sometime at the end of 2007. The estimated price range will be $7,000 to $2,500. You can catch a glimpse of the new bike frame if you see Chris McCormack at a triathlon race because he recently just signed with Specialized.

Triathlete Magazine has a write-up on the new Specialized Transition bikes, check out the article here.

Inside Triathlon also has a write-up on Chris McCormack’s new Specialized S-Works Transition bike, check out the article here.


1 response to “Specialized Upgrades the Transition Bike Line”

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    hola. la bici esta perfecta bonita y aerodinamica, pienso comprarme una pero necesito saber la geometria del cuadro o frame para conocer los angulos y las medidas.