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Specialized Transition Comp

Specialized

Transition Comp
2012

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5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

2012 Specialized Transition Comp

Make short work of the competition and shatter your personal bests with Specialized's Transition Comp. This triathlon and time trial wonder bike utilizes Specialized's revolutionary FACT 7R N'Aero carbon frame that's manipulated for the ultimate aero advantage, all the way from the airfoil down tube to the rear-wheel cutout to the trick hidden brakes to the wind-cheating, aero carbon fork. Plus, this sweet machine's Mavic wheels roll effortlessly across the tarmac while the SRAM Rival 20-speed drivetrain shifts lightning-quick to keep you in the proper gear for maximum power output.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized FACT 7r N'Aero, carbon
Fork Specialized FACT N'Aero, carbon
Rims/Wheels Mavic CXP22
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Specialized Turbo Pro, 700 x 23c
Crankset SRAM S300
Chainrings 53/39
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters SRAM TT500 SL
Handlebars Profile T2+
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap
Stem Specialized Comp-Set, aluminum
Brake Levers TRP Aero
Brakes Specialized aero
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry TriTip 50
Seatpost Specialized Transition, carbon

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Comfortable  (4)
  • Handles well  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Fast  (3)
  • Good geometry  (3)

Cons

  • Brakes Could Be Better 
  • Paint job 

Best Uses

  • Racing  (3)
  • Serious training  (3)
  • Exercising 
  • Sprinting 
  • Climbing 

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5.0

Best value

By Butterknife

from Topeka, Kansas

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Pros

    Cons

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        Comments:

        This bike has everything you need to go fast and is super aero. I won kansas Cat 3 state championship on one of these and just bought another one. Highly recommend. Fork bumpers weren't adequate but thats about the only flaw.

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        5.0

        Rocketship

        By The DR

        from Annapolis, MD

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Good Geometry
        • Fast
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Serious Training
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          Great training and competition bike. Looks and feels good gives the Cervelo P2 a run for its money.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Weeeeeeeee.......!

          By GO-JO

          from Boca Raton, FL

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Responsive
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              I have just over 2000 miles with no problems, defects or repairs (other than one flat tire). This is a fast and fun bike to ride. Great for the ever-present winds along the beach (A1A). Hardly anyone ever passes me anymore! Every time I get off, I can't wait to get back on!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Your transition to speed...

              By Calooch

              from Long Island

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Responsive
              • Lightweight
              • Fast
              • Comfortable
              • Good Geometry
              • Handles Well

              Cons

              • Brakes Could Be Better

              Best Uses

              • Serious Training
              • Racing

              Comments:

              The Transition is the fourth time trial machine I have had over the past 10 years and it certainly is the finest. The geometry and short stem provide the opportunity for excellent aero positioning. Performance is certainly commendable-I have achieved average speeds recently that I have not seen when I was ten years younger. Most TT machines can be complicated with unique seat post configurations and tricky aero bars, but the Transition does not suffer from such complications. What can be tricky is the removal and installation of the rear wheel because it has rear facing dropouts, and adjustment of the rear brake, because it is behind the bottom bracket. Another problem that plagues this design and other "curved seat tube" designs is the lack of a second water bottle mount on the seat tube, necessitating the installation of a seat rail mounted water carrying system, or the use of a Camelbak on longer training rides. These three issues are the only reasons I do not grant the Transition design a perfect score. Once it is set up and running though, it is a fast and comfortable ride suitable for short or long events. Stiff at the bottom bracket area, and the fork is strong and predictable without being harsh. The Zipp Vuka bars are very nice, easy to adjust and very aero.

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              (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              amazing bike

              By lightning

              from san jose, CA

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Handles Well
              • Fast and Smooth
              • Affordable
              • Lightweight
              • Absorbs Shock Well
              • Great Components
              • Sleek
              • Good Geometry
              • Comfortable
              • Agile
              • Climbs Well

              Cons

              • Paint job

              Best Uses

              • Racing
              • Climbing
              • Sprinting
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              The best bike i have ever ridden and owned!!!!!

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              • No

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