Staff Bike Checks | Steve's Transition Sentinel

This might be the cleanest Sentinel build out there. Totally dialed from head-to-toe.

The Build

Clean lines, shiny components, lightweight carbon. This bike is the essence of clean. With one of the most meticulously well thought out builds in the shop, Steve's Sentinel is totally dialed!

Steve's bike is built up with loads of interesting componentry and a keen attention to detail. Far from stock, this bike features a top-shelf XTR drivetrain and brake set and Factory Series Fox Suspension beefed up with the new Secus from Vorsprung. Covering wheel duties is a custom built wheelset from We Are One and Industry Nine. Rockshox' lust-worthy AXS Reverb is the crown jewel of the build with it's 170mm drop and smooth buttery smooth action.

Frame: Transition Bikes Sentinel - M

Fork: Fox Factory 36

Shock: Fox Float X2

Crankset: Shimano XTR M9120 - 170mm

Chainring: Shimano XTR M9120 34t

Derailleur: Shimano XT M8120

Shifter: Shimano XTR M9120 I-Spec EV

Chain: Shimano XTR M9120

Cassette: Shimano XTR M9120

Pedals: Shimano XTR

Hubs: Industry Nine Hydra - Black

Rims: We Are One Union 29”

Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF EXO+ 3C MaxxTerra

Rear Tire: Maxxis Aggressor WT Dual Compound

Seatpost: Rockshox AXS Reverb - 170mm

Headset: Cane Creek Hellbender 70

Bars: Raceface Next R - 760mm/10mm Rise

Stem: CRD Vagrant - 35mm

Grips: ODI Elite Pro

Brakes: Shimano XTR M9120

Rotors: Shimano XTR M9120 203mm F/R

Extras: High Above Dark Matter Tube Strap

Suspension: Vorsprung Suspension Secus

Bottle Cage: Specialized bottle cage

Protection: OneUp Components Bash Guide

The Vorsprung Secus' increased negative air chamber volume provides coil like small bump sensitivity.

Top of the line suspension from Fox offers near infinite adjustment and tune-ability for real world use!

A clean cockpit with a few twists provided by OneUp and a good ol' bar bell!

Traction is handled by Maxxis in the Form of their now classic Minion DHF and Aggressor Combo.

No detail was overlooked on this build. Top-Shelf bits from head-to-toe!



Henry Hibbeln



Bellingham, WA

Current Bikes: Transition Patrol, Surly Straggler

Bike Size: Large

Favorite Trails: Galbraith/Glorieta Trails in Santa Fe

About Me: Transplanted from New Mexico and Michigan before that, Henry is a fan of spicy food, chunky trails, and endless bike park laps! Henry bounces back and forth between creating media content, taking photos, and helping customers get gear that will get them out on the trails. Looking for shock recommendations or where to get the best green chili? Henry might just be your guy.