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    Quote Originally Posted by fathomer View Post
    From the Scout page on the Transition website:

    'Shock Tune: LL S 380 Debonair High Volume, 2 Bands'
    Running a Topaz. Much improved over the monarch!
    I'm 150#

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    Is anyone around 5'3 running a medium scout? I'm trying to get hold of a second hand small but cannot find anything. just wondered if i'd be ok with a medium.

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    I'd keep looking for a small. I'm 5'7" and used to long bikes but it just barely fit me.

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    Yeah, it's gonna be a stretch to get you on a medium. Be patient! It's worth it

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    many thanks, I have managed to track down a small scout

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    I sold off my Tallboy LTc, was very apprehensive about keeping only my Scout. Couple rides later I'm confident I made the right choice!

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    Scout Build Thread-bike3.jpg


    Transition Scout M (w/ invisaframe & enduro max bearings)
    Fork: Pike 150mm (46 offset)
    Headset: Cane creek 40 Headset
    Shifter: XTR m9000
    Rear Derailuer: XTR m9000
    Cassette: Sram XG-1150
    Cranks: XT m8000 (170mm)
    BB: XT m8000
    Pedals: Raceface Chester
    Saddle: WTB Volt Ti
    Seat Post: Cheap Truativ until I get dropper
    Stem: Truativ 35mm (temporary)
    Bars: Chromag Fubars OSX 780mm (25mm rise)
    Grips: ODI SDG
    Brakes: XTR Trail
    Rotors: Rt-86 Ice tech 180mm/180mm
    Wheels: Industry Nine Enduro 305
    Front Tire: Hanz Dampf 2.35 Trailstar
    Rear Tire: Rock Razor 2.35 Pacestar

    I have new fork stickers on the way from silkgraphics.
    The next purchase will be a fall line dropper, followed by a new stem and carbon handlebars once I get the cockpit all sorted out. The reach is a tab longer than I prefer so may end up trying a 30mm rise and trimming the bars a bit.

    I've only ridden it once but I love this bike! Where do I even start. This is my first time experiencing bigger tires on wide rims and its just incredible. This thing feels like a Mini enduro rig. When I first got on it in the parking lot I knew it was going to rip going down, but thought for sure it was going to be a chore to climb with, just from looking down at the slack HT angle and short stem/wide bars.

    Boy was I wrong about the climbing! This thing climbs like a goat. I just sit down and pedal and it goes. I don't know if it being my first riding on nice wheels and wide tires contributed to this, but it definitely took less effort to climb than it did on a smuggler 4 and stumpy 650b comp I demo'ed.

    Going down it just obliterates. Its so fun and poppy yet I never felt unstable at speed. The rear was plush over chatter. There were no excessively big hits on the trail I was at, but I never bottomed out and felt like I could do things with the bike that 125mm bikes aren't supposed to do. Infact, I am moving to WNC soon and my next n+1 was going to be a "Pisgah" bike and this scout was going to be my "trail" bike, but now I'm thinking the scout can do it all!
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    Sick bike. Did you build it from the frame up? Weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Sick bike. Did you build it from the frame up? Weight?
    Thanks! I did build it from the frame up. I have not weighed it yet but I'll post it in this thread when I do.

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    Scout Build Thread-fullsizerender-1-.jpg
    Mine. The bike is a monster. I haven't weighed it but I'm guessing around 30#. There's nothing super light on there except the wheelset, and at a KG each the tires pretty much cancel that out.

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    @ Bobby, a black blue raceface six bar would finisch the colorsceme off i suppose?

    @Max, bike looks nice.
    What did you do with the top tube green line or is that lichtning on the picture?

    Just almost finished mine. 30lbs seems in the right ballpark i guess i weighted mine without dropper post and its almost 29lbs (13.14kg)

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    I covered it with just regular electrical tape. I actually just did it to see kinda what it would look like but it completely disappeared when I put it on so I just left it.

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    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.
    I'm using 175 cranks and gain pedal strikes constantly. 170mm cranks feel weird like high bottom bracket. Thus there is no option,
    Yes there is.
    Swap out the bladder in the Pike to boost it up to a 150mm.
    Run large circumference tyres like HD 2.35.
    If you still smash pedals swap down to 170 cranks. You'll get used to it.
    You might want to lose a couple teeth on the c/r to help spin the shorter cranks.
    Welcome to the club.

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    DVO Topaz
    What length? 190x50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macharza View Post
    DVO Topaz
    What length? 190x50?
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Yep
    Thanks, mate

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