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    Yeah but like it or not Boost is the next thing. Honestly it makes the most sense to me in the front where you can run 2.5 tires and still have loads of clearance.

    That said, yes regular 100x15 is more than adequate for people who aren't interested in big rubber.

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    But you can use wide tires with 100x15 forks. At least with Pike
    My friend is even using 2.8 27.5?

    But yes, with boost fork you can use stiffer rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macharza View Post
    But you can use wide tires with 100x15 forks. At least with Pike
    My friend is even using 2.8 27.5?

    But yes, with boost fork you can use stiffer rim
    BOOST fork doesn't mean stiffer rim, it means an incrementally stiffer wheel due to the lacing to a wider hub - likely you're going to be threading the same rims available to either kind of hub.

    Yes, most RS forks will fit some 2.8s - I've got a 2.8 WTB Ranger mounted to an Easton Arc30 27.5 up front (non boost wheel on a different bike) and it has plenty of room...doesn't mean that something as knobby as a minion would work though. Plenty of people playing with this, so you can usually find the information you need out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    BOOST fork doesn't mean stiffer rim, it means an incrementally stiffer wheel due to the lacing to a wider hub - likely you're going to be threading the same rims available to either kind of hub.

    Yes, most RS forks will fit some 2.8s - I've got a 2.8 WTB Ranger mounted to an Easton Arc30 27.5 up front (non boost wheel on a different bike) and it has plenty of room...doesn't mean that something as knobby as a minion would work though. Plenty of people playing with this, so you can usually find the information you need out there!
    True. I do not write the English as a mother language, I meant wheel not the rim. Sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    BOOST fork doesn't mean stiffer rim, it means an incrementally stiffer wheel due to the lacing to a wider hub - likely you're going to be threading the same rims available to either kind of hub.

    Yes, most RS forks will fit some 2.8s - I've got a 2.8 WTB Ranger mounted to an Easton Arc30 27.5 up front (non boost wheel on a different bike) and it has plenty of room...doesn't mean that something as knobby as a minion would work though. Plenty of people playing with this, so you can usually find the information you need out there!
    2.5 Minion on a 30mm internal rim fits the 34 very comfortably.

    If your end goal is to run plus sized tires buy the parts to accommodate that, but you aren't really "future-proofing" anything by buying a boosted fork.
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    Scout Build Thread

    Are most folks using 170mm cranks? If using 175mm are your trails narrow and rocky? I'm using 175 and get lots of pedal strikes if I want to pedal and not ratchet. 170 felt funny to me but maybe I can adjust.


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    I'm using 175 cranks and gain pedal strikes constantly. 170mm cranks feel weird like high bottom bracket. Thus there is no option, but just live with pedal strikes and try to pedal with correct rythm.

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    Dumb/Lazy question...

    Does the Aluminum M frame fits a water bottle AND a piggyback shock?

    Small (600ml) waterbottles or 750ml waterbottles are an option?

    Thanks!
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    I can fit a camelbak 620ml bottle comfortably with a monarch plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    Dumb/Lazy question...

    Does the Aluminum M frame fits a water bottle AND a piggyback shock?

    Small (600ml) waterbottles or 750ml waterbottles are an option?

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    I got a topaz and fits a 24 oz water bottle.

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    Here's my Scout in action on National.

    Injury sustained on this run... not blaming the low BB, but along with poor shoe choice it sure didn't help! lol

    https://youtu.be/AB8p3cLVy1c

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    dat toe....
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    First thing my buddy said was "you have a hobbit foot" lol

    Whole foot was swollen by Sunday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganderson View Post
    Here's my Scout in action on National.

    Injury sustained on this run... not blaming the low BB, but along with poor shoe choice it sure didn't help! lol

    https://youtu.be/AB8p3cLVy1c
    Man that trail looked fun! Gonna be a long winter here in NY...no riding for months!

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    Question for Scout owners. This may come down to personal preference, but I'm interested in knowing what rise your bars have? I've been riding with a 15mm rise bar but wanting to try out a 30mm rise and thus keen to hear other opinions on this.

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    50mm rise bars on mine.

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    20mm rise Raceface bars and 10mm of spacers under the stem but I like a pretty low front end.

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    50mm Nukeproof risers on mine.

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    When I bought my Scout they were including 35mm rise bars with it. I kept on washing out the front tire so I went down to 15 and then I believe I settled on 25. Rise though is really personal preference.

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    Did expect bar rise to largely be personal preference. See a few are riding with a proper rise, very nice! Will give a bar with more rise a spin then and see how it goes

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    Looking for some help here, about to buy a Scout but it looks like I'm right between a small or medium, i'm pretty sure i would prefer the Medium as the small seems, well, Small. (406 reach) i'm 5'6" on a good day with short legs, longer torso, will the medium with 50mm stem be too long?
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    I'd say you are a medium no doubt. I'm 5 7 and the medium is by no means too long. You might end up with a 40 or 50 stem on the medium

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    Sweet, thanks for confirming!
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    I'm 5'6" also and ride a medium with a 50mm stem and bar 740mm wide. The bike is the right size for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s View Post
    Looking for some help here, about to buy a Scout but it looks like I'm right between a small or medium, i'm pretty sure i would prefer the Medium as the small seems, well, Small. (406 reach) i'm 5'6" on a good day with short legs, longer torso, will the medium with 50mm stem be too long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    I'm 5'6" also and ride a medium with a 50mm stem and bar 740mm wide. The bike is the right size for me.
    sweet. medium ordered, hope to have it late next week.
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    Hm. I'm 5'10 on a medium with a 50mm stem. It feels very comfy to me, but I suppose I could do a L with a 35mm stem. Don't want to make you worry too much but sizing seems spot on as far as other companies. I always ride a M and the Medium feels right on this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Hm. I'm 5'10 on a medium with a 50mm stem. It feels very comfy to me, but I suppose I could do a L with a 35mm stem. Don't want to make you worry too much but sizing seems spot on as far as other companies. I always ride a M and the Medium feels right on this bike.
    Yea, both my other bikes (YT Capra and YT Tues) are mediums, so i'm confident on the frame size but may need to go with a shorter stem. Thanks for the input!
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    hey guy! i need your help... i'm french rider, today in the north of France i have a enduro bike (sunn kern lt) but when i take a look back, this bike is so big for my spot.. i wanna a bike which i can jump, ride faster,wich can ride a hard and technical trail. okay it's not a patrol i know but my practice is 70% all mountain and the other part is enduro race (it's not a EWS race, so far haha) and some station day's.

    i would like to know if for you it's a good choice ? this bike look so FUNNNN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the Terrible View Post
    I threw on some Maxxis Rekon 2.8's on the front and rear of my Patrol to see how they fit. The rear was similar to the clearance you have on the Scout but I had lots of clearance in the front with my Lyrik. This seems like a good time on the Scout.
    Seeing this makes me think the scout will be perfect with 2.6's schwalbe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideflo59 View Post
    hey guy! i need your help... i'm french rider, today in the north of France i have a enduro bike (sunn kern lt) but when i take a look back, this bike is so big for my spot.. i wanna a bike which i can jump, ride faster,wich can ride a hard and technical trail. okay it's not a patrol i know but my practice is 70% all mountain and the other part is enduro race (it's not a EWS race, so far haha) and some station day's.

    i would like to know if for you it's a good choice ? this bike look so FUNNNN!
    Sounds like Patrol might still be more suitable for you, but the Scout is super capable as well. I think you'd be pleased with either of them.

    I rode them back to back while trying to decide between them and while I ended up with the Scout, I really liked the Patrol as well. Didn't notice much if any difference in climbing and the Patrol handled a bit better on the rock gardeny bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusettipasta View Post
    Didn't notice much if any difference in climbing and the Patrol handled a bit better on the rock gardeny bits.
    So why did you choose the Scout?

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    Had a really tough time deciding between the three actually - Patrol, Scout and the Smuggler. Something about the feel of the Scout just appealed to me the most. The trails that I ride for the most of the time are usually more just slimy roots, less huge rock gardens (live in Finland) and it's perfect here. Lots of small little features you can jump the Scout off, whereas with the Patrol you'd just plow thru.

    But I'm gonna participate in a few local enduro events this year, might be I'll be missing that extra travel of the Patrol then.

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    My 2016 Scout

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    Those spokes look burly!

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    Their spoke skins like the motorcross use but now the guy is making them for mountain bike spokes

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    anybody running an S3, E-type chainguide on the scout? thanks.
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    can you see any sign that is was there in the sun?
    Quote Originally Posted by elmoreman View Post
    For those interested in removing decals on the black frames (no clearcoat), straight acetone is the way to go. I tried the graffiti remover and nothing happened even after repeated and vigorous effort. Acetone removed the decals from the black frame in less than a minute. Just poured some on a rag and rubbed away.

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    I ran the e.13 S3/E-type chainguide and it was a PITA to set up and get right. In the end, I went with an ISCG OneUp device which took about 5 minutes to set up and hasn't let me down in the last 12 months. Any reason you want to use the E-type mounting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    I ran the e.13 S3/E-type chainguide and it was a PITA to set up and get right. In the end, I went with an ISCG OneUp device which took about 5 minutes to set up and hasn't let me down in the last 12 months. Any reason you want to use the E-type mounting?
    no, just wanted to confirm my suspicions that it would be a pain the butt, i ordered an oneUp ICG mount, thanks for the infor, Toodles!
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    hello all,

    I see little red rum scouts in this topic.
    Does anyone have one in possession with red anodised (hope?) parts on it?

    I have my new frame on the way and am looking in to put my red Hope hubs, calipers etc back on this build.

    All pictures will be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim N View Post
    hello all,

    I see little red rum scouts in this topic.
    Does anyone have one in possession with red anodised (hope?) parts on it?

    I have my new frame on the way and am looking in to put my red Hope hubs, calipers etc back on this build.

    All pictures will be helpful.
    A heads up, red ano turns pink after a while...

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    LOL, i already have all red parts from my previous bike so thats why i would like to know if it matches a red rum scout

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    2017 Scout XL

    Here's my 2017 XL Scout:

    Frame: Transition Scout XL
    Rear Shock: FOX Float X Evol
    Fork Fox: Float 34 Factory 140mm
    Headset: Cane Creek 40 series
    Handlebar: Race Face Next 35 Carbon
    Stem: Easton Haven 35 32mm
    Grips: Sensus Shwayze lock-On
    Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate
    Brake Levers: SRAM Guide Ultimate
    Shifters: SRAM XO1
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1 Type 2.1
    Chainguide: MRP AMg V2 Carbon
    Cranks: Race Face Next SL Cinch 170mm/Carbon
    Chainrings/Sprocket: Race Face Cinch DM 32T
    Bottom Bracket: Race Face Cinch BSA30
    Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
    Rims: Easton ARC 27
    Hubs: DT Swiss 350
    Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.3
    Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow/Carbon
    Seatpost: KS Lev Integra w/ Southpaw Remote

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    What's the weight on that bad boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0nz0 View Post
    What's the weight on that bad boy?

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    I haven't been able to weigh it yet.. I'll try and get it on a scale soon and update!

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    that's hot!
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    Nice one chapppy, i'm not into dark and stealth bikes but this matches well, just get some dark grey fork stickers to finisch it all off niceley.

    Last week my red rum frame fell on my doorstep.
    To be continued.

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    Build looks good!!!

    What tune is on the rear shock? (4 digit code) I am looking to get a float X for my scout and am curious to see what others are using.

    Also, did you by the shock new? or is it used? If new did someone give you an recommendation for the tune?

    Thanks in advance!
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    What is the stock tune on the Monarch?

    Also, what are lighter riders riding? I'm 140-145# and most of times I find shocks/forks to be overdamped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp View Post
    What is the stock tune on the Monarch?
    From the Scout page on the Transition website:

    'Shock Tune: LL S 380 Debonair High Volume, 2 Bands'

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