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    2018 SBG bikes--anyone ride them yet?

    I know there are a few first rides from the press with the patrol, but I'm wondering if anyone has been on a Smuggler or Scout yet.

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    With Outerbike Moab last weekend, I'm hoping we start to get some ride reports! Wish I could've made it up there to try them myself.
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    Got my 2018 Patrol today!!!! Tomorrow is booked, but hoping to ride Sunday!
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    Awesome 1996...where are you located? My Patrol was supposed to arrive yesterday over here in Portland, OR. Im hoping Ill get the call today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996cc View Post
    Got my 2018 Patrol today!!!! Tomorrow is booked, but hoping to ride Sunday!
    Pictures please...

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    Im in Eugene, but one of the employees at Lifecycle is still waiting for their Sentinel...

    Where are you guys hosting your pics these days? I used to use photobucket, but its ridiculous now. I just tried Dropbox and mtbr didnt like that, so I give up for now...
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    WTH? Apparently something did work...
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    Looks good--fun color.

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    I'm thinking about replacing my 2016 Patrol frame with the new 18er Frame- mainly because I want a longer reach/more space. Does anyone know what happens when riding the new SBG models with a fork with the common offset? What are the disadvantages?

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    Looks great enjoy!

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    Got a chance to demo the Sentinel last night, I posted some quick thoughts in the thread.

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    Will there be a smuggler with a DPX and a 36? It sounds like the sentinel is overkill for most things but I want a piggyback shock and a beefy fork on my next bike for long descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlhulit View Post
    Will there be a smuggler with a DPX and a 36? It sounds like the sentinel is overkill for most things but I want a piggyback shock and a beefy fork on my next bike for long descents.
    Bingo. That's got me leaning towards the Scout.
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    My XL Green Patrol shipped today! Should be here in the next two days. Ordered the GX build and will be transferring over a few bits from my Wreckoning. Cannot wait to get it out for its first ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlhulit View Post
    Will there be a smuggler with a DPX and a 36? It sounds like the sentinel is overkill for most things but I want a piggyback shock and a beefy fork on my next bike for long descents.
    Seems strange that the Smuggler didn't at least get the DPX eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruppguts View Post
    Bingo. That's got me leaning towards the Scout.
    I'm in a real pickle with all these amazing SBG bikes, please help me. I really want a longer travel bike than my current 5010 and enjoy the straightline speed of a 29r.

    Scout: too similar to the 5010, but slacker and more capable
    Patrol: a whole lot of travel for my normal riding, but perfect for the 10-15 park/shuttle rides a year
    Sentinel: heavy and long, but perfect travel and wheels for my terrain

    I'm so torn! I would buy all three if I could.

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    Is the sentinel any heavier than the scout/patrol? I was under the impression all the new SBG bikes were about the same weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Is the sentinel any heavier than the scout/patrol? I was under the impression all the new SBG bikes were about the same weight?
    Well--you mean the frames, right? I suspect they are all pretty similar. The components will make a difference of course. Some have 36mm forks, some have 34. Some have heavier brakes, some have wider rims and heavier tires. Etc.

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    of course but I thought I saw the listed weights all somewhere in the 32 pound range but maybe I'm remembering wrong.

    I found a few things suggesting the sentinel is coming in around 32 pounds and that the previous smuggler (assuming it's the lightest of the bunch) was at that or heavier. really just guessing though. i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    Is the sentinel any heavier than the scout/patrol? I was under the impression all the new SBG bikes were about the same weight?
    The info I got from Transition was that the new SBG bikes are about a pound heavier than the old aluminium counterparts. I'd imagine there wouldn't be a huge weight difference between the different models.

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