Specialized Transition Comp

Specialized

Transition Comp
2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (4 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

  • Paint job 
  • Brakes Could Be Better 

Best Uses

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

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5.0

Rocketship

By The DR

from Annapolis, MD

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Racing
    • Serious Training

    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

    • Handles Well
    • Responsive
    • Fast
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

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

        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

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

        Cons

        • Paint job

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Racing
        • Climbing
        • Sprinting

        Comments:

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

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        • No

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