Andy's Transition Sentinel: Employee Rides

Employee Custom Ride: Andy’s Transition Sentinel

Andy is known for being the Operations Chief here at Worldwide Cyclery, and for being featured in one of BKXC's most viewed videos on a local trail called Suicide. Being the Captain of the Ship, you bet he'll be riding the best of the best. This time he tried something different and stepped off a Yeti after 2 years of riding the SB6 and SB5.5. What better than Transition's new Sentinel! Studying their new SBG Technology, he had no other choice than to try this thing out! Let's see what he is riding and why.

What are you riding and why? I am riding a Transition Sentinel because it's new and I really wanted to try the new geometry design they have going. I love long travel 29ers, so I had to try out this beast! 

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How does she ride? It rides like a dream. Very big bike so it isn't the most playful, however it is very stable and feels great. I prefer a planted bike that is comfortable in the saddle as well and this bike definitely does the trick.

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What are some key upgrades you have done to the bike? Carbon Raceface wheels, cranks, and bars along with a 170mm KS dropper post and TRP G Spec Quadium brakes.

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Why did you modify that? I wanted to make the bike lighter since the frame weighs quite a bit, so that is why I went with carbon parts. I have always been a big Race Face fan and this is the first build I have had with Next R parts. They are the perfect fit for an aggressive "enduro" rig! I used to ride Sram Guide RSC brakes but wanted to mix it up. The power of Shimano's was tempting; however I like brakes with good modulation as well. The TRP's look rad, and work even better than I could have hoped. I think I will be running them on my next few bikes as well now.

Transition Sentinel


Transition 2018 Sentinal frameset large TR blue

Rear Shock

Fox Performance Elite DPX2 (Stock on Frame)


Raceface WHEEL,NEXT-R,29"


Cane Creek 40 ZS44/28.6 / ZS56/40 Tapered Headset Tapered Steerer Black


RockShox - 2018 Lyrik RCT3 160mm 29 Solo Air Fork (42mm Offset, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth, Diffusion Black) Sentinel

Front Brake

TRP Hydraulic G-Spec Quadiem Front Brake Set with Lever, 1000mm Hose: Gray

Rear Brake

TRP Hydraulic G-Spec Quadiem Rear Brake Set with Lever, 1900mm Hose: Gray

Front brake rotor

TRP 33-180mm Heat Dispersion 6-Bolt Rotor: 2 Piece

Rear brake rotor

TRP 33-180mm Heat Dispersion 6-Bolt Rotor: 2 Piece

Rear tire

WTB Trail Boss TCS Tough Fast Rolling Tire: 29 x 2.25", Folding Bead, Black

Front tire

WTB Vigilante TCS Light High Grip Tire: 29 x 2.3", Folding Bead, Black




Raceface HANDLEBAR,NEXT R,35X800,20MM RISER,P877


SDG grips

Rear Shifter

SRAM GX Eagle Trigger Shifter 12 Speed Rear with Discrete Clamp Black


KS LEV Integra 31.6mm 175mm Travel Dropper Seatpost

Seatpost lever

Wolf Tooth Components ReMote Dropper Lever with included Clamp

Seatpost clamp



SDG Circuit Saddle


RaceFace Next R CINCH Crank Arm Set: 170mm, Black


Wolf Tooth Components PowerTrac Drop-Stop Chainring: 32T, for RaceFace Cinch Direct Mount, Boost Chainline


SRAM GX Eagle Hollow Pin 12-Speed Chain 126 links With PowerLock, Silver/Gray


SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle Cassette 10-50 12 Speed


VP-DH5 Harrier Pedal 9/16" Black

Rear derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle Rear Derailleur 12 Speed Black

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February 22, 2018

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