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    Quote Originally Posted by flowbike View Post
    Sentinel CF is online. 1.1 kg lighter than alloy
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
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    That is interesting but I think the alloy frame with a nice wheel upgrade (burly carbon) would ride better than the carbon frame with stock wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlhulit View Post
    That is interesting but I think the alloy frame with a nice wheel upgrade (burly carbon) would ride better than the carbon frame with stock wheels.
    For what reasons?


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    Quote Originally Posted by carlhulit View Post
    That is interesting but I think the alloy frame with a nice wheel upgrade (burly carbon) would ride better than the carbon frame with stock wheels.
    I'd just get a carbon frame/fork and build it up the way I wanted.
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    2018 Bikes... why so heavy?

    Do the wheels included in the transition build kits come with tubes installed or are they tubeless ready?

    Just wanting to know if there is a small weight saving if the wheels are converted to tubeless.

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    My Patrol had/has tubes.
    2018 Transition Patrol

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    Thanks for letting me know

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    Mine came with tubes but was tubeless ready, I just took out the tubes put in a valve and went. Tape was already installed


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    I purchased a 2018 Smuggler on December 22 and was able to head down to Sedona, St. George, and Flagstaff to break it in. Overall I got about 75 miles on the bike over the trip. Mine, the XO1 build, came in at a hair over 31 lbs. with pedals on it. I changed out the stock bars for some carbon Anvls because they were already cut to my liking and I was pressed for time when I built the bike.

    In my opinion 31 pounds for an alloy 29er is not unreasonable. The bike pedals great due to the steep seat angle and the spec'd wheels feel light enough to probably help with this. On the downhill the frame is really composed and exhibits no perceptible flex. Perhaps the extra weight contributes to this bike feeling so great on the fun parts. The new geometry is fantastic and the bike feels incredibly capable.

    To each their own when buying a new bike but I wouldn't let the weight scare you away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the Terrible View Post
    I purchased a 2018 Smuggler on December 22 and was able to head down to Sedona, St. George, and Flagstaff to break it in. Overall I got about 75 miles on the bike over the trip. Mine, the XO1 build, came in at a hair over 31 lbs. with pedals on it. I changed out the stock bars for some carbon Anvls because they were already cut to my liking and I was pressed for time when I built the bike.

    In my opinion 31 pounds for an alloy 29er is not unreasonable. The bike pedals great due to the steep seat angle and the spec'd wheels feel light enough to probably help with this. On the downhill the frame is really composed and exhibits no perceptible flex. Perhaps the extra weight contributes to this bike feeling so great on the fun parts. The new geometry is fantastic and the bike feels incredibly capable.

    To each their own when buying a new bike but I wouldn't let the weight scare you away.
    I had a similar experience on my demo ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Njhardrock View Post
    Transitions already have a terrible resale.... now the whole direct too consumer thing makes that even worse.... half the reason I bought a patrol was based on i felt transition was done with the bad mistakes.... and yet now i will practically give my partrol frame away and move into another brand.... it's always another half thought out idea with this company ..


    The whole sbg things makes these bikes soo proprietary it kinda gets away from what I thought the brand was about


    Simple no bs bikes..... but hey that's my opinion.... but just go check out what transitions are selling for 2nd hand and that sums the brand up sorry to say
    Let me know if you want to sell your Patrol frame.
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    XL Sentinel: 33LBS w/o pedals
    XTR drivetrain and brakes
    Carbon bar & hoops
    185mm dropper

    2018 Bikes... why so heavy?-img_20180109_171810320.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    XL Sentinel: 33LBS w/o pedals
    XTR drivetrain and brakes
    Carbon bar & hoops
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    Dang, nice build! What size tires? They look chunky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian.bee View Post
    Dang, nice build! What size tires? They look chunky.
    Thanks, building it for a friend. 2.35 hans damph in back and 2.35 magic mary up front on 30mm internal rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    XL Sentinel: 33LBS w/o pedals
    XTR drivetrain and brakes
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    Nice. I hope you will give us a ride report? As a process 111 guy, trying to figure out my next bike (smash, sentinel, snabb 150?).

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