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Tran­si­tion Sen­tinel

Tran­si­tion’s lat­est 29er, the Sen­tinel, has been built around the brand’s new ‘Speed Bal­ance Ge­om­e­try’ con­cept (SBG). Sim­i­lar to what we’ve seen from Mojo’s Chris Porter, that means it gets a longer reach (450mm, medium), slacker head an­gle (64 de­grees – even more ex­treme than that of Mojo’s GeoMetron G13 29er), steeper seat an­gle (76.8 de­grees) and shorter fork off­set (43mm) than other bikes in its class. Ac­cord­ing to Tran­si­tion, th­ese el­e­ments com­bine to make the 140mm- travel Sen­tinel climb more ef­fec­tively, feel more sta­ble and ca­pa­ble at speed, and de­liver more trac­tion be­tween the tyres and trail when it counts most. We can’t wait to sling a leg over one.

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