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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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    Scout Build Thread-dscn0741.jpg

    Picked up a set of M4 calipers with the limited edition green bore caps. Quite stoked on that!

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    What size tires/rims are you running on that Max?
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    Yeah those look pretty beefy, 2.5s?

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    2.35 e13 upfront, 2.35 nobby nic out back,

    The e13 a grip monster but pretty draggy, considering a hans dampf

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    What size tires/rims are you running on that Max?
    The rims are 30mm internal and the tires are 2.5 and 2.4 wide trail. They're so nice in the nasty stuff but for smashing out laps on some of the local loops it feels a bit like running a marathon in combat boots. It is really to be able to just buck into rock gardens and not even think twice about whether my shit is gonna hold up. Super burly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    The rims are 30mm internal and the tires are 2.5 and 2.4 wide trail. They're so nice in the nasty stuff but for smashing out laps on some of the local loops it feels a bit like running a marathon in combat boots. It is really to be able to just buck into rock gardens and not even think twice about whether my shit is gonna hold up. Super burly.
    Thanks! I think I'm going to build up some RF 35/40 rims and run some 2.6 tires. I had some 2.6 on 27 internals and they were great. A little wider will be even better.
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    Yeah for sure that would be sweet on a bike like this. The 2.5 DHF barely squeezes into the fork arch but I don't really ride in mud so it's not a big deal. There's a bit more room in the rear though, probably 7-8mm on either side of the knobs between the chainstays.

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    Here is my Aluminium one

    Transition Scout M
    Fork: X-Fusion Sweep RCP
    Headset: Cane creek 40 Headset
    Shifter: XTR m9000
    Rear Derailuer: XT m8000
    Cassette: XT M8000 - 11-42
    Cranks: SLX (175mm, 2 N-W Absolute Black rings, one 28t Round and one 32t Oval, I manually change depending on the ride)
    BB: XT M8000
    Pedals: XT M785
    Saddle: Pro Turnix
    Seat Post: Fox Transfer, 125mm, Wolftooth Lever.
    Stem: Renthal Apex, 50mm
    Bars: Renthal Fatbar Carbon DH 760mm (10mm rise)
    Grips: Ergon GE1
    Brakes: SLX 685
    Rotors: RT-56 180mm/160mm
    Wheels: DT Swiss XM1501
    Front Tire: Bontrager SE4 2.35 Team Issue
    Rear Tire: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 EXO TR

    Weight: ~13.4kg/29.5lbs (will update later)

    3 rides on it, one a 2hrs XC Race and so far I'm not missing my Giant Trance or my Giant Anthem. This things fits nicely in between.

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    quick question guys/gals, if i wanted to upgrade my stock 160mm rotor to 180mm on my '15 scout, what adapter would i need for the rear brake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0nz0 View Post
    quick question guys/gals, if i wanted to upgrade my stock 160mm rotor to 180mm on my '15 scout, what adapter would i need for the rear brake?
    It's one of these: Shimano Mount Adaptor Front Post to Post | Chain Reaction Cycles

    Need 180mm rotor adaptor from 160mm post mount.

    It might say fork, but the rear is post mount and works.

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    Ok my new Scout frame is here but I don't have a chance yet to switch travel on my 160mm Mazz 350CRs. Bad bad news?

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    The internet consensus is 150mm is good on the front. I don't mind it at 160mm at all, so 150 or 160 for bigger-all-mount-any, 140-150 for smaller-cross-all-county-mount-any.

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    Sounds good. I'll run less psi but ramp up compression

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    Scout Build Thread-17973590_10212945773622845_3758014418300745828_o.jpghey dude!

    the last week i rode my scout on bike park and hard enduro race, this bike is awesome ! in hard part with a lot of roots the scout less a little bit speed but it wasn't dangerous like some another bike, the shock sucks… I'll change it for a fast suspension holy grail (the company is close to my home) or a ohlins ttx. Now i'm thinking i'll do all the belgian season on my scout, this bike is so awesome ! i love it more than my girlfriend haha !!

    i don't understand yet how to post a picture but i'm gonna do it with my new shocks

    good ride dude

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    Question for all of you Scout riders... How big of a drop do you think the Scout can handle? I don't do tons of drops to flat, but have a few places near by with some features that have decent sized gaps and drops to transition.

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    Not what you want to hear but it's more about you really. Watch Danny MacAskill do a 16 foot drop to flat on a fully rigid bike. No big deal. It is every bit as tough as the Patrol, and I'd say if you're gonna throw it into some gnarly terrain I'd put on a 35 or 36mm stanchion fork and a better rear shock and call it good. If you really (be honest with yourself) hit black and double black stuff hard and fast go for the Patrol. I have ridden 95% of the terrain at the bike parks in CO and I have yet to feel like I really needed more bike. Yes I maybe could've cleaned some sections faster and easier but I wouldn't have necessarily had more fun.

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    In other words, the Scout can handle it if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Not what you want to hear but it's more about you really. Watch Danny MacAskill do a 16 foot drop to flat on a fully rigid bike. No big deal. It is every bit as tough as the Patrol, and I'd say if you're gonna throw it into some gnarly terrain I'd put on a 35 or 36mm stanchion fork and a better rear shock and call it good. If you really (be honest with yourself) hit black and double black stuff hard and fast go for the Patrol. I have ridden 95% of the terrain at the bike parks in CO and I have yet to feel like I really needed more bike. Yes I maybe could've cleaned some sections faster and easier but I wouldn't have necessarily had more fun.
    I guess I should clarify, I'm not looking for the cushiest ride or the ability to clean chunky sections the fastest. I'm more concerned with the bikes durability should I throw it into a drop every now and then that most people would typically designate to longer travel bikes. I much prefer the more playful nature of shorter travel bikes. The Scout and the Following are two of the main bikes I'm currently considering.

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    The Scout is more on par with the Calling IMO

    The Scout is up to some fairly decent hits if you're not a total hack, but without knowing a rider's weight, style and ability to absorb hits there's no set limit for the bike.

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    If you are a ultra smooth rider? Personally NO I don't think it's the right bike if you ride that alot. Once in a ride maybe

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    I would agree it's more comparable to the Evil Calling. And I definitely think the scout is up to hitting big features if you are. It's clearing chunk at high speeds where the Patrol gets the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookyjjj View Post
    can you see any sign that is was there in the sun?
    Just saw this. Answer is no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Running a Topaz. Much improved over the monarch!
    I'm 150#
    Max, have you found that you are able to get the scout feeling adequately poppy with the Topaz? I'm thinking of replacing the CC shock on my Knolly and my only concern is being able to tune the Topaz to get some extra pop since I had to deviate from the CC base tune to accomplish this.

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    Oh yes. Very playful, poppy and more controlled in every way than the Monarch. Definite improvement!

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    My Scout frame weighs the same as my 150mm Knolly Warden frame.. it's built to take drops but you'll definitely feel it more of the landing.


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    Hi!
    I am not sure what size i should take on the Scout.
    I am 1,83m and have a cavalerie anakin in size L:
    https://www.cavalerie-bikes.com/anakin-geometry

    It fits me very well with a 50mm stem.
    Should i take L or XL?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puitl View Post
    Hi!
    I am not sure what size i should take on the Scout.
    I am 1,83m and have a cavalerie anakin in size L:
    https://www.cavalerie-bikes.com/anakin-geometry

    It fits me very well with a 50mm stem.
    Should i take L or XL?

    Thank you!
    An XL scout would be about 5mm longer from bottom bracket to the top of the headtube.
    A L would be about 20mm shorter.
    So if you want a similar feel to your current bike an XL would be the answer.

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    You really need a test ride. I'm the same height and ride a large. For techy riding I wouldn't go near a XL

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    Finally it's ready

    Couple of test rides done.
    DVO Diamond fork works fantastic. It's lowered to 150mm.

    Next step is to adjust the rear suspension.

    PS, Oneup chain guide is good and light (32 g)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macharza View Post
    Finally it's ready

    Couple of test rides done.
    DVO Diamond forks works fantastic. It's lowered to 150mm.

    Next step is to adjust the rear suspension.
    I have a great tip for you to get the rear end dialed:
    Step 1: remove Monarch
    Step 2: install Topaz

    You can thank me later

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    I have a great tip for you to get the rear end dialed:
    Step 1: remove Monarch
    Step 2: install Topaz

    You can thank me later
    A good advice, I agree

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    Bike looks awesome btw

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    Build complete, ready for big bear this summerScout Build Thread-p5pb14545430.jpgScout Build Thread-p5pb14545438.jpgScout Build Thread-p5pb14545433.jpgScout Build Thread-p5pb14545437.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_lombardy View Post
    Bike looks awesome btw
    Thanks @max_lombardy

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