Here is the Scout, the new all mountain ride from Transition. It’s placed between the trail bike Smuggler (29er) and the enduro Patrol. Both shares the same frame design and the work done to propose a sweet rear suspension work. We took those pictures during last Roc d’Azur tradeshow on Performance Parts booth which is the company in charge of Transition bikes in France.
When you meet the range of fullies from Transition for the first time, we quickly notice that the brand is proud of its products and decides to offer a great visibility to Transition brand and less to name the bicycle… but if you lean, you find some key informations to identity the model.
Scout is marked inside the seat stays…
..and a small sticker behind the seat tube indicates the main specs of the bicycle: its name, rear travel, wheelsize and frame size): the perfect cheat if you did not take enough notes during the tradeshow ^^
So you guess that the Scout is a pure all mountain bike with its 27.5 wheels and 125mm of travel. It smells like a wind of versatility with the Scout. Before, the in-between was not a segment but now it matches many expectations: xc riders who wants more fun or riders that moved to enduro and noticed that an enduro bike is not as versatile as brands want to convince with their 160mm
The Giddy up concept is the way Transition engineers have interpreted the horst link / four bar linkage suspension design.
Choices have been done to increase pedaling efficiency without loosing the DNA of why Transition bikes are liked for: smooth and generous. We do not test the bike so impossible for us to say if it’s better or not than competitors. But with our eyes, we already appreciate the way to design it with a same direction taken by the seat stays, the rocker and the top tube. It makes the frame very dynamic and eye-catching.
Those pictures of the rocker and rear shock area show also the nice work on tubes welding and the blue anodized bolts
You can get the Scout as a complete bike. In the configuration spotted here (Scout 1), it will be in your garage for 4899€.
Frameset with rearshock could be another option for 1 799€ (frame weight: 3,3 kgs in size M)
Shopping list on the Scout 1
Frame Scout Alloy
Color yellow lime
Rear shock: RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair
Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 140mm 27.5
Stem: Race Race Respond (45mm)
Handlebar: Kore Mega (760mm x 35mm)
Headset: FSA NO.57E
Crank: Race Face Turbine Cinch DM32t NW (175mm)
Brakes: Shimano XT
Rotors: Shimano RT86 160mm Rear, 180mm Front
SHIFTER SRAM X1
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1180 (10-42)
Rear derailleur SRAM XO1 Carbon Black
Chain SRAM PC X1
Wheels: WTB Frequency Team i23 27.5 w/DT Swiss 370
Front tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.35 Pacestar Evo
Rear tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 x 2.25 Pacestar Evo Rear
Adjustable seatpost Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 125 or 150mm
Saddle ANVL Forge Chromoly
Grips ANVL Rasp Lock On
Weight: 13,20 kg