DMR Dirt Bike Company is one of the well known names in the dirt jump bike community in the UK. DMR has been designing frames and complete jump bikes since its inception in 1995, and has thoroughly satisfied many dirt jumpers. It has enhanced riding conditions and improved the overall quality by introducing a few versatile MTB style jump bike frames. DMR’s specialised jump bikes are well known for its long life frame stout and sturdiness. With the riders trend going back to 26” wheel size jump bikes, the DMR Transition 26” bike is worth talking about.
Jump Bike for Dirt Hills
DMR Transition comes with two variants, a 24 inch purple and a 26 inch blue completely built bike. It is also comes with a frame only option. The availability of choices in wheel size such as 24 inch and 26 inch for dirt jumping, is the best shot from DMR. This shows that it has made the Transition as a pure breed of jump bike for urban playgrounds and dirt hills.
This hybrid mountain-jump bike is more versatile with race geometry and is especially made dirt/street specific. One best example for proving DMR Transition as a more race version dirt jumper, is that it has a longer rear end and no micro gearing. This means that the longer rear end gives more power while riding and more stability while airborne.
DMR Transition 26in frame has a very strong and heavy fully heat treated tubing. The newly designed frame has FSA fully integrated headset and runs on Marzocchi DirtJumper3 80mm suspension fork, which gives less edgy feel over tight head angle. The front end looks large with Tektro disc brake and the rear comes with Tektro R v-brake along with the lever.
The frame gives the option to fix disc brake in the rear with the help of an adaptor that is readily available which you need to purchase separately. DMR Transition 26in is available as a completely built bike with DMR components.
DMR Transition MTB style jump bike is fully dedicated for dirt jumping and running with single speed. It was recently that DMR started making complete bikes with two different wheelbase options. The front end is well handled by Marzocchi DirtJumper3. The combination of DMR heat treated Wingbar and the DMR swarm stem, gives good manoeuvrability.
The front disc brake does not spoil your dirt-jump, rather it provides necessary stopping power. This jump bike comes with DMR’s own super heavy duty Moto tyres specially designed for street/dirt jump beating. The bike gets its spin by cult crank with a 25 tooth chain-ring and runs on own DMR rim and matching colour hubs.
Void slim black saddle with tilt seat-post leaves you free during double and tabletop jumps, while the cult crank drives the bike like a train both cruising and riding over the rough terrain. You can also decide to add other bike accessories that might not come with the bike, such as bicycle phone holder on your dirt bike to help yoyu access your phone easyly.
DMR Transition 26in is the only street style MTB jump bike that has stronger rear wheels with single speed half link chain, which gives exceptional momentum over most common tabletop and double jump lips. Single speed chain is a great advantage for dirt jump bikes. It easily let the wheels go in the dropout as much as possible and helps flick-ability of the bike.
The frame is built in such a way that the geometry is not disturbed when it accepts the front fork. You feel the heaviness initially, but it’s so solid that it lets you confidently thrash the dirt hills. Its edgy wing-bar with tight head angles along with the racy BB shell, lets you to forget the weight and allows you to keep riding.
24in and 26in wheelbase
There are two characteristics with the 24 inch and 26 inch wheel size dirt jumps that contrast each other. They are made for different riding style such as for street and dirt jump trials. The choices between 24 inch and 26 inch wheelbase are long enough for riders to specify between their riding styles.
DMR transition jump bike with 24inch wheelbase is a little stronger in the rear end and so gives faster acceleration. But it is less stable while cornering at high speeds. You can cruise, do best tricks and little jumps in street style fashion.
DMR transition with 26inch wheelbase would give you slower acceleration and more stability over rough terrain at high speed. We are talking about pure breed of dirt jumping and you can try and expertise on various types of jumps on mounds of hand built trials. Many riders love to ride 26inch wheelbase jump bike and they are switching over to large wheel size. This DMR Transition 26in jump bike has become common and versatile in both dirt jump/street MTB style.
DMR Transition 26 inch Jump Bike – Technical Specification Details
|Brand Name: DMR Transition|
|Type: Hybrid Mountain-Jump Bike|
|Wingbar with tight head angle|
|Marzocchi Dirt Jumper3 Fork|
|Usage: Dirt Jumping|
|Available as complete bike and frame only option|
|Equivalent frame size|
|Available in 24in and 26in wheelbase complete bike|
|Dirt/street style heat treated frame|
|FSA fully integrated headset|
|80 mm suspension fork|
|Tektro disc brake (front)|
|Tektro R v-brake (rear)s|
|Rear disc brake option with adaptor|
|Strong rear end|
|Single speed chain|
|Faster acceleration, great momentum and agility|
|Colours: Purple and Aqua blue|
|Frame: DMR fully heat treated|
|Fork: 80mm Marzocchi DJ3|
|Tires: DMR Moto 26″ and 24″ tyres|
|Brake: Tektro disc and V brake|
|Stem: DMR swarm Stem|
|Chain: single speed half link|
|Drivetrain: 25 tooth chainring with cult crank|
DMR Transition dirt jumper is suitable for both amateurs and experienced riders. The great advantage of 26in Transition is its weight that encourages the riders to go for dirt jumping and you would not feel the weight when you are in full swing.
Specifically designed drive-train of this jump bike gives great momentum and pushes the bike with good agility while airborne. No doubt, DMR Transition 26in is the right bike for dirt jumpers and street style riders.