Video: Rocketing Down PNW Classics on Transition's New Scout Trail Bike

Feb 13, 2020
by Transition Bikes  
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Hop on the Scout and you're immediately transformed into a projectile.

Our modern-day take on the Bottlerocket, the Scout will awaken your inner child. Manual here, scrub that, skid there, pedal up this. Freedom to boost everything in sight, overshoot every landing without a care, mixed with nose bonking, corner slapping and hooting your way down the trail. Sporty, but just as eager to tackle bigger terrain. The Scout's trail charisma is infectious and will cause you to look at your regular trails through a new perspective. Pedal up and repeat.

Press release photos for the new Scout.
The Scout comes stock at 140mm rear travel, 150mm front.

Press release photos for the new Scout.
Lars, Kyle, Hannah and Kevin enjoying some quintessential PNW weather.

Press release photos for the new Scout.
John getting sideways filming the Scout product video.

Hannah sending it.

Press release photos for the new Scout.
Rider Owned.

Press release photos for the new Scout.
John doing some landscaping in our backyard

Press release photos for the new Scout.
The Scout in its element

Press release photos for the new Scout.

To read more, head over to TRANSITIONBIKES.COM


  • 71 2
 Some of the PNW classics look suspiciously like Sea to Sky secrets.
  • 15 10
 Indeed, but still Pacific Northwest, no?
  • 47 7
 @Aikow: Nope. That would be Pacific Southwest.
  • 26 14
 @kwl1: Geographically speaking, I think you are wrong. But if you frame it with a nationalistic mentality you are correct.
  • 18 15
 @Aikow: Geographically speaking I am right because it is the Pacific Southwest region of Canada. Or, the Pacific Southwest region of B.C.
  • 21 8
 @kwl1: Like I said, in a nationalistic perspective. Try considering the continent of North America, my friend.
  • 5 7
 so much loam and new trails in Squamish.... I've said too much.
  • 8 1
 @Aikow: Cascadia Baby!
  • 13 1
 @Aikow: that would be near Alaska no?
  • 4 6
 @Yaan: Oy! Yes Alaska would be included. I can see you Canadians are sensitive about being included too. So sorry.
  • 17 1
 @Aikow: We (Squamish) would probably be in the Pacific Central Coast if we were using all of NA as our reference.
PNW is a term only used in the US, and the region ends at the border. Vancouver and the area around it is referred to as the South Coast.
  • 4 7
 @paulwatt: I suppose it may depend on how many divisions you would like to make on the map, but I feel we beleaguer the point. Have it your way, was just having some fun trolling you all. After all isn't that what this site is for?
  • 2 0
 To be fair, the video did allude to him crossing the border. This is a standard TR testing procedure to confirm the shift quality of all new bikes...
  • 2 1
 @Aikow: "Try considering the continent of North America, my friend." In that case it would be middlewest. Nationalism, indeed.
  • 2 3
 @kwl1: Stop it with your Canadian facts! Wink
  • 3 0
 @Aikow: nope that'd be the Yukon, Klondike, tundra.
  • 2 0
 @jaydawg69: Yeah, this soil looks like the stuff my mom buys for her flower pots. Choice Black.
  • 1 1
 @jaydawg69: I heard whispers that was in the Seymour zone no?
  • 1 2
 There‚Äôs a shot with the Britannia Mine museum, so likely around that area
  • 1 0
 @djbuilder: Squamish 100%. No filming was done on the shore. We just have no flow creek beds to ride on and sick skinnies!
  • 3 0
 @Aikow: That's why we have the border, to keep the trolls out.
  • 1 0
 @Aikow: Dude, PNW is literally PNW by US standards because of lines on a map. That's why that frame of reference exists.
  • 1 0
 Anyone notice that there was a bike in the video? Or is this just a geography / nationalist forum?
  • 1 0
 @kwl1: if you actually google PNW vs PSW you'll see that BC is in the PNW region, it's to do with the Pacific Ocean and has nothing to do with borders or continents
  • 34 0
  • 2 0
 Def duthie BC
  • 1 0
 Forgive my ignorance here.

I ride Duthie fairly regularly, but which parts of this video are shot there? I didn't recognize anything in the video as Duthie, but will admit to not having perfect recall.

Or are we talking the photos, because some of those trails I definitely recognize.
  • 7 0
 @ocnlogan: Its the part where the dog walkers go. I would know as I have walked there before. The Duthie Backcountry is expansive.
  • 1 0
 @ocnlogan: two of the jumps are on Paramount
  • 13 3
 didnt realize you were allowed to ride a 275 in Squamish...
  • 10 0
 Yep Johnny is good.
  • 8 0
 Damn you beautiful bastards. There's nothing wrong with my 2018 Scout but this looks great!
  • 4 1
 From this video I see that Transition is a cool company, with cool employees, and cool bikes. I would say shut up and take my money, but they already have it.

I love my Patrol, but I test rode the old Scout and liked it a lot too. This would probably be perfect for me, but I'm already set. Two of my three main riding buddies got Transitions after me. Maybe this is the bike for the fourth one? Then we would have the main lineup covered!
  • 4 1
 I luv the fact that this is a small company that rides what they make. Plenty of progression since the much luved Bottle Rocket. How about making a limited edition aluminum Bottle Rocket Smile
  • 6 0
 Squamish of course
  • 9 2
 That's a bit of a commute for this guy pedaling from Seattle to Britania b**ch
  • 4 0
 @audric: You mean Bellingham?
  • 5 1
 @MMOF: you mean Issaquah?
  • 2 0
 @swartzie: Actually, you're right. Sorry about that.
  • 2 0
 @MMOF: seattle is closer to bellingham than bellingham is to Squamish^^
but yes my bad!!
  • 6 1
 this is in squam correct? quite a ride from tr headquarters to there haha
  • 2 0
 Only some of it
  • 3 0
 Issaquah for most, still PNW and winter everywhere lol
  • 7 3
 I mean, this guy's a good rider and all, but how do you not use Nico Vink for your new bike release vid!?
  • 25 1
 We shot this before Nico was a part of TR, but you will definitely see him riding it this year! We are as stoked as you are to see him on it
  • 4 0
 Best damn tap handle evar!
Great video guys. Is the bike park open yet?
  • 2 0
 Yo, looks like a good photo shoot at Duthie! Props Transition for the WA PNW!
  • 2 0
 I have to say the new bikes look great, though missing the look of the old ones already!
  • 3 0
 Where is loam shame - don't doom the spot!
  • 1 0
 Another great bike to the Transition line up! I totally love my carbon Patrol, even though it keeps cracking... Mere flesh wounds ha ha !
  • 2 0
 Yeah bud!!! Love some brown pow with john!
  • 2 0
 Sick vid !!!! I just got sherducated...
  • 1 0
 i'm gonna play that song in my head next time I hit the trails ... Go Johnny go go !
  • 1 0
 Love the Transition videos, such a rad company, stoked to see some sea to sky in there, bike looks sick!
  • 1 0
 Kid must have calves and quads of steel to span 192 miles on this ride! Skills on the guitar too, nice edit.
  • 1 0
 You crushed it bruh. Nice riding.
  • 1 1
 That is good that he knows how to ride a bike, especially considering he works for a bike company.
  • 1 0
 sick bike, really loved the edit
  • 1 0
 Transition's PR videos >>> Pivot's PR videos
  • 1 0
 This video just gave me the warm fuzzies from start to finish. Great vid!
  • 1 0
 The focus pull at 1:21 though!
  • 1 0
 I'm glad someone else caught that! I was really pumped on that, especially since I use all sony lenses, which are focus by wire, ha.
  • 1 0
 Sick nasty
  • 1 0
 F%ck yeah guy
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