Transition Scout 1

Transition Scout 1

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 I took a Scout out for a test ride, and initially I was horrified. It was dead and unresponsive. However after resetting the sag (30%), centering all the damping, and getting tire pressures sorted and saddle in the right place the bike really came together. It really does encourage you to go much faster than a 125mm figure would suggest. Tracked really well on small and medium bumps, and large impacts didn't overly worry it. It didn't skitter about, and really likes being hurled and thrown at and over obstacles. Makes my (10 yr old) Cove Hustler feel flexy and hesitant. However the bike is not a climber. Sure you can sit and grind, letting the pedal damping work, but on the technical sections you need to shift your weight a long way forwards to keep it from wandering. Fire roads where not bobby, if you flicked the shock over, so that's good for the majority of my rides, and as for the tech sections, it's more about adapting my (lazy) technique and more time on the bike.

In Summary: Huge Fun and Playful nature once setup to taste. Climbing not its natural habitat, but will get you to the top relatively efficiently. Deposit placed.
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Transition Scout 1 (MSRP $4899) —

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Price $4,899
Travel 125mm
Rear Shock Monarch DebonAir
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 140mm
Headset FSA NO.57E
Cassette SRAM XG 1180 (10-42)
Crankarms Race Face Turbine DM 32t
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01
Chain SRAM PCX1
Shifter Pods SRAM
Handlebar Kore Mega 760mm
Stem Race Race Respond 45mm
Grips ANVL Rasp Lock On
Brakes Shimano XT
Wheelset WTB Frequency Team i23 27.5 w/DT Swiss 370
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.35 Pacestar Evo front, 2.25 rear
Seat ANVL Forge Chromoly
Seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth

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