SCOUT's fall in!

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SCOUT's fall in!
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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 5:13 Quote
Lawwwdy lawwwrdy! Some nice scout’s up in this thread.!!

Currently on a new scout. 160 sprung lyrik and 150 dhx2 shock. Love it, but I’ve been thinking of going back to an air can. I used this scout at snowshoe bike park aNd ride all my local trails on it too, same set up. It’s awesome.

Does anyone have a better idea on an air shock for these? X2? DVO? Rock shox?

I’m not keen on these new high volume shocks.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 5:59 Quote
thrashin wrote:
Lawwwdy lawwwrdy! Some nice scout’s up in this thread.!!

Currently on a new scout. 160 sprung lyrik and 150 dhx2 shock. Love it, but I’ve been thinking of going back to an air can. I used this scout at snowshoe bike park aNd ride all my local trails on it too, same set up. It’s awesome.

Does anyone have a better idea on an air shock for these? X2? DVO? Rock shox?

I’m not keen on these new high volume shocks.

None of these - Ext Storia coil. Best of both worlds...

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 7:08 Quote
Richt2000 wrote:
thrashin wrote:
Lawwwdy lawwwrdy! Some nice scout’s up in this thread.!!

Currently on a new scout. 160 sprung lyrik and 150 dhx2 shock. Love it, but I’ve been thinking of going back to an air can. I used this scout at snowshoe bike park aNd ride all my local trails on it too, same set up. It’s awesome.

Does anyone have a better idea on an air shock for these? X2? DVO? Rock shox?

I’m not keen on these new high volume shocks.



None of these - Ext Storia coil. Best of both worlds...

I’ll check into that. Thanks. seeing a few blown out carbon links and the new bikes on x2’s make me wonder if air would be better..?

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 7:08 Quote
thrashin wrote:
I’m not keen on these new high volume shocks.

Why not?

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 8:28 Quote
nojzilla wrote:
Finally... nearly finished.
I still need to sort the rear brake hose so, borrowed the brake from another bike.
27.5 lbs

That weight figure is either wrong or incredibly impressive. Those alloy frames are not light (almost 9lbs if I remember right)

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 8:36 Quote
Buggyr333 wrote:
nojzilla wrote:
Finally... nearly finished.
I still need to sort the rear brake hose so, borrowed the brake from another bike.
27.5 lbs

That weight figure is either wrong or incredibly impressive. Those alloy frames are not light (almost 9lbs if I remember right)

Unless my scales are lying to me,quite possible but, there's only a 140 34 on there. That's lighter than most people's 36's I guess. An single ply tyres with no inserts. Those new XT cranks feel super light outta the box.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 12:11 Quote
f*ckingsteve wrote:
thrashin wrote:
I’m not keen on these new high volume shocks.

Why not?
Sorry “not Keen” as in “not smart” or up on. I’m interested in them, but I don’t know whats what. I’ve only really seen the x2. But I’m a rock shox fan and seen some nice dvo forks.just curious as to what is available.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 at 2:42 Quote
thrashin wrote:
Lawwwdy lawwwrdy! Some nice scout’s up in this thread.!!

Currently on a new scout. 160 sprung lyrik and 150 dhx2 shock. Love it, but I’ve been thinking of going back to an air can. I used this scout at snowshoe bike park aNd ride all my local trails on it too, same set up. It’s awesome.

Does anyone have a better idea on an air shock for these? X2? DVO? Rock shox?

I’m not keen on these new high volume shocks.

Mine came fitted with the Rockshox super deluxe air shock, bike felt a fair bit more snappy than the DHX2 if that's what your looking for? could be down to setup as I'm not the best in that department, but the bike felt nowhere near as forgiving (for me) on the super deluxe (57.5 stroke also vs 62.5 on the DHX2)... would take the DHX2 over the super deluxe if I was riding the bike park.

I would imagine you'd be able to get an X2 air feeling exactly how you want it to, with the right tune and volume spacers though?

Posted: Jul 17, 2021 at 11:10 Quote
built my V3 Scout frame with fox 36 150 and x2 at 140.

even with my assegai and dhr combo the bike climbs pretty amazing. was pleasantly surprised. Very stable at high speeds.

enjoying the bike

Posted: Jul 17, 2021 at 20:51 Quote
Eloo37 wrote:
built my V3 Scout frame with fox 36 150 and x2 at 140.

even with my assegai and dhr combo the bike climbs pretty amazing. was pleasantly surprised. Very stable at high speeds.

enjoying the bike
mine arrived earlier this week and I'm really happy with it. climbs well and is a blast downhill. it's a lot more fun to ride than my reign was and corners really well.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 at 17:01 Quote
considering changing the bike to a mullet settup.


never have done this before and is the frame capable of it.

for those experts what should i be watching out for

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 at 18:00 Quote
Eloo37 wrote:
considering changing the bike to a mullet settup.


never have done this before and is the frame capable of it.

for those experts what should i be watching out for

After seeing the new Patrol, I was curious about it too so I messaged Transition to see if anyone there has done it or currently has their Scout setup as a mullet. The person that responded said no one was running a mullet setup currently, but some have tried it. They also wouldn't recommend it, but if I did decide to try it they suggested using a slightly shorter travel fork to keep the same axle to crown as the 27.5 fork. I'll probably hold of on doing it or just pass on it entirely. I don't want to buy a new wheel/rim and 29er lowers right now lol

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 at 20:42 Quote
i was reading up on it and there are compromises. the increased BB doesn’t seem that bad. the scout sits long and low.

but getting the HTA even more slacked out seems like it’s pushing boundaries. on super steep climbs the front wanders like crazy. i just accepted that it’s not meant to climb in all conditions. just get to the top and enjoy the ride down

i got spoiled with my pivot trail 429. such an amazing climber and compare everything to it.

i decided to keep the scout for specific special trails and ride the Trail 429 around my easier green blue trails

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 at 21:58 Quote
I'm more likely to grow an actual mullet than run a 29er front wheel. Makes more sense to me. Whilst I'm there I'd probably shave my beard to rock a moustache too. In for a penny and all that. The performance gains would be zero to marginal at best, but it would complement the new hairstyle nicely.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 at 23:21 Quote
You’d need to run a 130mm fork to keep the geo the same. Kind of beats the point of the scout.


 
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