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    Carbon Sentinel !!

    I knew this bike was going to drop for a while now.

    I wanted to start a seperate thread for mostly selfish reasons. Mainly to keep tabs on where and when these things will be available as it will be my next bike. And to discuss the differences...1000g lighter etc. Also lets get some more ride reports going. Is the head angle a detriment anywhere to more tame trail riding etc?
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    2.5 pounds lighter frame weight is a huge plus. Curious which frame is stiffer. The carbon or aluminum?


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    A 28 pound Sentinel, Now we are talking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidermatt View Post
    A 28 pound Sentinel, Now we are talking!
    Agreed...talk about a quiver killer! The carbon sentinel is really checking a lot of boxes here with it's geo, seat angle etc. Hopefully able to run a 180mm dropper on a large frame. The interrupted seat tube is the only negative I can come up with and that's saying something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    2.5 pounds lighter frame weight is a huge plus. Curious which frame is stiffer. The carbon or aluminum?


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    Good question. Regardless I prefer the ride characteristics of plastic.
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    Nice. Went on a ride last fall where one of the Transition guys was riding a prototype CF Sentinel. Glad to see it's out now. Hopefully, they'll drop a Smuggler next!

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    Hmm, now do I want an L or XL....


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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Nice. Went on a ride last fall where one of the Transition guys was riding a prototype CF Sentinel. Glad to see it's out now. Hopefully, they'll drop a Smuggler next!
    Agreed. Would have loved to had seen the Smugg along side it in plastic. Hopefully soon.

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    2018 Transition Sentinel Carbon aka Sledge Hammer

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    I'm still holding out for a carbon scout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhand80 View Post
    2.5 pounds lighter frame weight is a huge plus. Curious which frame is stiffer. The carbon or aluminum?
    I'm curious if the carbon is worth the additional $1000. Regardless, it will make getting the alloy sentinel easier!

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    2.5 pounds is significant, and more than other manufacturers.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Ignoring any differences in ride quality out stiffness, I think you could easily spend a grand on light weight parts and not save a full kilo, so I'd say it's certainly worth it if you're not on a tight budget.

    I wouldn't be surprised if carbon versions of the other models are just around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian.bee View Post
    I'm curious if the carbon is worth the additional $1000. Regardless, it will make getting the alloy sentinel easier!
    To me it is to save 2.5 pounds and the trail feel of carbon. But it definitely is a user specific choice. Its very interesting that the Bike Mag review is the first I have viewed that said the Sentinel climbed very well. As good as the SB 5.5. Is that attributable to the weight savings of the carbon beast?


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    Asked my shop to get me a medium grey frame coming! I was saving for a following mb but decided Id give the sentinel a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe View Post
    Asked my shop to get me a medium grey frame coming! I was saving for a following mb but decided Id give the sentinel a shot.

    Those are two very different bikes, I would love to hear your thoughts on this choice.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Those are two very different bikes, I would love to hear your thoughts on this choice.
    I currently have a nomad 4 and a kona honzo so I wanted something in the middle and I could either go slightly more trail oriented or ENDURO and I guess Enduro4lyfe

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    Hoping the sentinel can clear a 2.5wt tire

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