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Searching for the Limit / Transition Scout

Kelend gets out for a rip on the new 2018 SBG Scout and tries to find the limit of what the bike can handle. Rider: Kelend Hawks Video: Skye Schillhammer Song: Builders and the Butchers - Barcelona

19 Comments

  • + 13
 8m drop on a trailbike. dude got b4lls.
  • + 4
 I'm curious what the roll-away looked like. I can't tell if the choice was made not to show it (did the bike break?), or if the drop was just too big to catch the roll-away in a still frame.
  • + 6
 @rbruhns: The run out was clean, I chose to cut it out because he has to skid around the jump after the drop, so it looks sketchy but the jump doesn't work right.
  • + 4
 Agree that was a big drop
  • + 1
 Singer sure loves his vibrato.
  • + 1
 Struggling with one decision for my future: Patrol or Scout?
  • + 1
 As a Patrol owner who's hopped on the 2018 scout, I'd definitely lean toward the scout. More playful and it isn't likely to hold you back!
  • + 1
 @ridersmitty: thank you. What do u mean hold back? I always like having the extra travel in the bank. I demoed a patrol and crushed the ride but was wondering if I should get over it and go with less
  • - 3
 Not to take away from the video, because I did really enjoy it...but this didn't exactly demonstrate the "the limit of what the bike can handle".

Frankly, modern (read burlier) trail/am bikes handle big drops fairly well, at least those with relatively smooth landings. I'd prefer to see the bike's limits pushed in the steep gnar....this video comes to mind as an example of what I mean:

www.pinkbike.com/news/jesse-melamed-rides-steep-loose-whistler-gnar-video.html
  • + 3
 @nvranka thanks for the feedback man! Showing steepness in a video that does it any kind of justice is one of the toughest things. This trail is actually pretty steep and is definitely not smooth, excluding a couple of the jumps, but it doesn’t really translate to video. Also, this bike isnt meant to be the all out steep knar bike, it’s designed to be playful on a variety of terrain similar to what most people ride regularly. So we wanted to show that
  • + 2
 that drop is more than "big" its f*cking huge
  • - 1
 @wiscobiker: size is all relative brother

@schilly: cheers dude, it really was well done and fun to watch. Definitely got the playful factor in spades
  • + 1
 Just watched it a few more times - you're right a few of the shots were steep into that close-up whip shot which was sick Ripper
  • + 2
 Your right, burley trail bikes can handle a lot these days but keep in mind the Scout only has 130mm travel frame. I’d say that’s pretty epic for a small travel bike
  • + 2
 @nvranka: a 20 foot drop for a 130mm trail bike? yeah thats huge
  • + 1
 Barreled , Double overhead !! ;-)
  • + 1
 Makes me want to go ride my bike off some big shit! Solid work lads!
  • + 1
 Super RAD!!!!!!
  • + 0
 Which trail?

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