yeah, nothing special there - I'm sure it rides nicely enough though, but theres nothing to set it apart from the myriad of other ep8 bikes out there.I can see zero reasons to buy the Repeater unless you are a transition fan boy - nothing wrong with it, but IMO just another fairly generic EP8 EMTB that ticks the box for Transition to have an EMTB in the range.
Headset cable routing on its own would rule it out of my consideration.
I am sure it does, but at least with the Yeti you are getting an innovative 6 bar rear end, and of course its a Yeti.Quite like it myself. Like the Yeti, its not pushing any technology boundaries, but I bet it rides real nice. I like the dual 29 and 455mm chain stay.
I am sure it does, but at least with the Yeti you are getting an innovative 6 bar rear end, and of course its a Yeti.
At the price they are asking there is serious competition, and of there's the likes of the Trek Rail/Scor/Mondraker etc etc at much better price points too.
I like the look of the transition, but perhaps my reaction is a sign of how crowded the EMTB market place now is, and how a lot of offerings from brands seem to be a box ticking exercise that produce very nice bikes, but differentiate very little from other similar bikes.
Shimano is the only manufacture that will supply small numbers of motors, Bosch will only supply large batches which most small companies can't affordIf this had a Bosch 750, I think it would be a great option and a pretty big hit. I am surprised that transition went with the ep8. Their pedal bikes builds have had great parts specs i have thought. I would think they would have gone the extra mile and put the better motor in here being that they are transition.
i dunno how true all that is. look at all the piddly little brands listed on bosch website. Transition is bigger than many of these. When they are designing the bikes they obviously know the are cutting corners by using the shimano. so either they are cutting costs or getting better motor availability. Even Pole is using the bosch and I dont think there is any way they are selling as many units as transition.Shimano is the only manufacture that will supply small numbers of motors, Bosch will only supply large batches which most small companies can't afford
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