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    Scout Build Thread

    Just got mine built last night and got a quick lunch ride on it today. Pretty much works as advertised. Pedals well under power and handles like it is on rails.

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    Nice looking bike. Did you buy just the frame and custom build it? Any issues with pedal strikes?

    I just received my Scout 2 today. I am trying to get it built in time to ride on Saturday. Pictures to follow!

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    I had the parts already from a previous build and just transferred them to the frame. No pedal strikes today but the bike is low so it is something to be aware of.

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    Cool bike. Enves, Next cranks, XX1, KS LEV. I'm waiting for ride reports...

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    Such a sweet looking bike...Just trying to find a way to justify getting a Scout frame for myself.

    Feel like doing a bit of a ride report? curious to know how it rides compared with other bikes you've been on. How does the long reach and short stay feel? I'm uncertain about this whole new school long reach thing as I like a tight cockpit for descending so I'm curious to know how it feels. I bet it rails corners with the low bb and short stays

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    I got the bike built up on 2/18/15 and have about 70+ miles on it so far. I have owned a Preston, Dirtbag, Bottle Rocket, Blindside, Bandit 26, Carbon Covert, Bandit 27.5 and now the Scout. You might say I am well versed in riding Transition Bikes. I have also owned a Yeti SB-66c and ridden a multitude of other bikes.

    The Scout is fantastic. There is a small amount of pedal bob when casually pedaling down the street and cruising on flat trail. When you start to really put the power down the suspension firms up and the result is forward momentum. In my opinion this is a welcome change. Transition bikes have always been supremely fun to ride but not exactly the most efficient. Whether that is important to you or not depends on personal preference.

    The "new" geometry takes a bit to get used to. I am 5'8" so I sit squarely on a medium. I first installed a 50mm stem. The bike felt good on climbs but I felt a bit stretched out on the downhill. I went for a ride last night with a 35mm stem installed. I don't feel like I gave up too much on the climbing position and the downhill felt much better, much more playful. I have a 40mm stem on the way and I think that is going to be my sweet spot. The new geometry does put you inside the wheels and I really like that for cornering. I teach mtb clinics where I live and I think the techniques I preach for cornering become easier with this geometry. With a shorter stem the bike came alive when needing to lift the front wheel and quickly airing out over sections of trail. The bottom bracket is super low and will require attention when pedaling through rocky terrain. I think this is just something to adjust to and not really a negative.

    I hope this helps some of you in your decision making and fire away with questions if you need more info.

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    Thanks for the review man. I am dying for my scout frame to get here. One question, what travel are you running your fork at? I am getting a new 36 and I am trying to decide on 140 or 150. The axle to crown on the new 36 fork is actually 3 mm lower than a Pike, so I should be good either way.
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    I am running the Mattoc at 140 because I wanted to see how the bike handled with the geometry Transition designed the bike for. I think it works really well but I think I will eventually bump it to 150 to give it a slight increase in BB height and pedal clearance without really changing the nature of the bike.

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    Hey that's some great feedback bud, thx for that.

    I Ride a 2014 covert 650b and feel the same about the ride, feels great and fun when pointed downhill but kinda cumbersome and overkill on anything that requires peddling. Keen on trying the new platform and the smaller amount of travel, think it will really give a lively super fun rid. Took me a while to even get used to the longer reach that the covert had and the new scouts are even longer so it's good to hear you felt good with a 35mm stem. I'm 5'8 as well.

    You've almost got me going down the the lbs and putting down some $. Hard to justify when I just bought a new bike but the scout just seems like such a perfect bike for the trails I ride.

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    I got out for another ride yesterday afternoon and am confident that most people would want to run a shorter stem with this new geometry. Manualing and moving the bike about is much easier with the 35mm stem than with the 50mm. In my opinion this is sort of how the bike was designed and meant to be ridden but that certainly can be different depending on your height. The more I ride this bike the more I like it. Yesterday I rode a trail that has you charging through some rock sections and the bike is unflappable. Never once did I feel like I was overwhelming the travel or slowed down because of it. The bike is quiet and feels super solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the Terrible View Post
    I got out for another ride yesterday afternoon and am confident that most people would want to run a shorter stem with this new geometry. Manualing and moving the bike about is much easier with the 35mm stem than with the 50mm. In my opinion this is sort of how the bike was designed and meant to be ridden but that certainly can be different depending on your height. The more I ride this bike the more I like it. Yesterday I rode a trail that has you charging through some rock sections and the bike is unflappable. Never once did I feel like I was overwhelming the travel or slowed down because of it. The bike is quiet and feels super solid.
    That's awesome that you feel the bike handled the rough stuff no worries. It's tempting to go with the longer travel Patrol for that reason but if the Scout can handle mostly anything without a worry and be more nimble and fun on the flatter trails it sounds like the perfect bike.

    I was reading a Patrol review I believe Decline did and they just kept raving about how well it cornered. I'm assuming with the even lower bb and shorter stays the Scout must rail corners like a demon. What's your thoughts on how the Scout feels in the corners compared with other bikes you've been on?

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    I have been riding my Scout for several weeks now with a 50mm stem. I am shopping a 40mm stem currently. It is funny to me that with this new geometry that 50mm is considered long, but my experience is holding it to be true. I think the front end will come up easier and the bike will ride better with the shorter stem. Which 35mm stem did you run with Ivan?

    Also, this bike corners very well. Better than the SC Blur TR I was on previously. Way better actually. Also the stiffness of the suspension is amazing. I didn't know it at the time but the Blur TR is a noodle compared to the Scout.

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    For my local trails I am a fan of the travel and playful nature of the Scout. We don't have a lot of tight turns on our local trails, at least not the ones that are rideable right now, but the bike does corner really well and the stout nature of the bike (laterally) is noticeable. Of the bikes I have ridden to date this thing is easily on par with or surpasses them in cornering.

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    I am running a 35mm Easton Havoc stem and have a 40mm Spank Spoon on the way. The more I ride the bike with the 35mm stem on it I feel like I may have jumped the gun on ordering the 40mm.

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    Ivan can you comment on the Scout vs the SB66C? I know they are fairly different but I am most interested in how they compare pedaling wise.

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    Ivan,
    I'm just at 5'7" tall. Would you feel that I would fit on a medium sized frame? Hope you don't mind, your are fairly close in size and considering that you teach riding I'm sure you would have a eye for sizing.
    I'm always right in the middle of a small and med frame. Small frames usually feel to cramped but that was on the older school frame sizing. As a reference, my last bike was a medium Turner RFX. About 22"-22.5" top tube.

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    I got the bike built up on 2/18/15 and have about 70+ miles on it so far. I have owned a Preston, Dirtbag, Bottle Rocket, Blindside, Bandit 26, Carbon Covert, Bandit 27.5 and now the Scout. You might say I am well versed in riding Transition Bikes. I have also owned a Yeti SB-66c and ridden a multitude of other bikes.

    The Scout is fantastic. There is a small amount of pedal bob when casually pedaling down the street and cruising on flat trail. When you start to really put the power down the suspension firms up and the result is forward momentum. In my opinion this is a welcome change. Transition bikes have always been supremely fun to ride but not exactly the most efficient. Whether that is important to you or not depends on personal preference.

    The "new" geometry takes a bit to get used to. I am 5'8" so I sit squarely on a medium. I first installed a 50mm stem. The bike felt good on climbs but I felt a bit stretched out on the downhill. I went for a ride last night with a 35mm stem installed. I don't feel like I gave up too much on the climbing position and the downhill felt much better, much more playful. I have a 40mm stem on the way and I think that is going to be my sweet spot. The new geometry does put you inside the wheels and I really like that for cornering. I teach mtb clinics where I live and I think the techniques I preach for cornering become easier with this geometry. With a shorter stem the bike came alive when needing to lift the front wheel and quickly airing out over sections of trail. The bottom bracket is super low and will require attention when pedaling through rocky terrain. I think this is just something to adjust to and not really a negative.

    I hope this helps some of you in your decision making and fire away with questions if you need more info.
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    They are really different. The Yeti always felt pretty firm whereas the Scout is pretty active all the time. The Scout does put the power down nicely when you get on the pedals but I would think over really rough terrain the traction would be incredible, more so than the Yeti.
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    Agreed, this bike does corner super well. I had an Easton Havoc 35 on there. I now have a 40mm Spank Spoon. This bike is awesome!

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    I really like the way the medium feels. I have a 40mm stem and the bike feels perfect. It really all comes down to what you are looking for. On our trails I am digging the wheelbase and stability. This geometry really puts you inside the wheels when out of the saddle and it makes it corner like a beast.

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    Pike!

    Updated pic...I put a 150mm Pike on the front. It still handles great but the BB is up a hair which is a benefit regarding pedal clearance.
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    Thanks! It is a very sweet bike! I did find a sizing chart on transitions website and does recommend a medium frame for my height.

    I have a medium Warden but feel it's a bit big for me but I really want a smaller, more flickable fun bike for the majority of the trails I ride on. Plus I take the 56 year old wifey out riding on her FSR trail bike. So the Scout looks like a top contender!

    May I ask where you ride at mostly?
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    I live in Boise, Idaho. We don't have an abundance of technical trails but the bike performs well on the ones we do have. Our local rides consist of lots of loose over hard pack fast flowy trails. The reach on the small is still pretty long so I don't think you would feel cramped if you go that route and it may suit your riding style/trails better.

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    Anybody running a double front ring on a Scout? I'm looking to do just that, but not sure how why the Transition Scout webpage specifies a 26/38 double. Will my 24/38 crankset work, or do I need a bigger granny ring for some reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Anybody running a double front ring on a Scout? I'm looking to do just that, but not sure how why the Transition Scout webpage specifies a 26/38 double. Will my 24/38 crankset work, or do I need a bigger granny ring for some reason?
    No - you are fine. That was meant to be a "Max" scenario... less is no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    No - you are fine. That was meant to be a "Max" scenario... less is no problem.
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    Ivan, I have a Scout on the way. How do you like the 150mm front compared to the 140mm? I'm thinking the same way-more travel, a little slacker and higher bottom bracket. All those things seem to be good additions to this bike. I'll probably do like you did and ride it for a while as is and then make it 150 and try it. I live in tri-cities, wa so probably similar trails if a little less elevation. I do make trips to the mountains too.

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    Hey K-Dude, I can change it to 150mm before I ship, I have to open it up anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad_Money View Post
    Hey K-Dude, I can change it to 150mm before I ship, I have to open it up anyways.
    lol! You're all over the place! What are you're thoughts on doing that judging from your experience on a scout? Did you get my other message about the pedals?

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    Ya, have done that for a few let's do it now while its apart. Got the pedals!

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    Sounds good, go for it.

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    It rides great at 150mm and I can't think of any negative attributes to running the fork at that travel. It still rips turns and feels great on the climbs. Enjoy!

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    Thanks for the reply Ivan! I can't wait to get it and get a leg over it!

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    Just building mine up now. Cursing the internal cable routing though. What a PITA

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Just building mine up now. Cursing the internal cable routing though. What a PITA
    Not looking forward to that. Some good tips on youtube though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Just building mine up now. Cursing the internal cable routing though. What a PITA
    Ha, I got mine all the way built up and then took it to a shop to run all the internal cables and bleed the reverb. I did not want to start out life on my new bike with hate in my heart. : )
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    Yeah I'm running a front mech too which adds to the fun. Internally routing two mech cables, dropper post and rear brake was fun. A lot easier without the fork in the frame though. Now waiting for the weekend to take it out for some skids.

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    Hi guyz, i just receive my Scout frame in size L .
    I was wondering if a 150 mm dropper post (KS Lev Integra) could be used ? I'am 1,83m or 6"
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    Im 2 inches taller than you and was right on the posts limit with a 125 so ive just got a 150 reverb stealth. They recommend a 150 on their site but obviously check your normal saddle height against the post length.
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    I was fortunate enough to find this new frame on Pinkbike from a local seller. Limeade XL. Have all the bits ready to start the build except for my wheelset

    Build will be:
    Frame: xl
    Fork: 150 Pike Rct3
    Brakes: xt
    RD: XT shadow plus
    Cassette: xt
    Rotors: ice tech
    Handlebar: sixc 20mm rise
    Grips: odi Rogue
    Stem: 35mm atlas 35mm diameter
    Cranks: xt wih 30t race face NW
    Pedals: DMR Vault
    Chain: xt
    Headset: cane creek 40
    Wheelset: stans flow ex with hope evo 2 hubs (red)
    Saddle: wtb Silverado
    Dropper: probably go with ks lev...currently have race face seatpost
    Tires: minion dhf (front) & 2.4" ardent (rear)

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    Went right from building it up, straight to the trail head for 14 miles of singletrack.
    The scout is just an incredible ride. I am still waiting on some suspension stuff, but here it
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    ^ pretty sick Jeremy!! Love the I9s red spokes, was highly considering that route myself. Any further ride reports to share? What's your final build weight?

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    Ok, here's my new Scout. The only twist here is the stopover at Spectrum Powder Works. Baby blue sparkle is the color.
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    Oh wow!! Custom paint job? Looks sick!!

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    Hey Smitty,
    I will do a write up and get a weight for you soon. I have to wait until I have a lot of time, because I have a lot to say. : )
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    Beautiful color! Is transition powder coated on?
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    Thanks! It rides even better. After coming from a couple VPP FS bikes (also good for the time) several years ago, I am super impressed with the solid rear end and handling of this new bike.

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    Thanks! The logo is a black vinyl decal. It looks painted, but I keep the option of changing to a new color or style sometime later.

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    I bought my Scout as a frame only, and I'm currently running 140mm RS Sektors. The standard 140mm Pikes aren't available aftermarket, so I'm thinking of getting some 150mm versions. Would these stuff up the HA much? Anyone already running these?

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    the conversion from 150 to 140 is preety simple. you only have to change the airdamper shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    Thanks! The logo is a black vinyl decal. It looks painted, but I keep the option of changing to a new color or style sometime later.
    Where did you get the vinyl decal?
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    Somebody makes and sells them on eBay. Search "transition decals" and you should find them.

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    Oh nice! Thank you
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    I was told that there may be a difference between switching from 160 to 140 and 150 to 140mm. Is that true?? Or, does just the airshaft change for each travel setting and the rest of the fork is the same? I pieced together my Scout starting from frame-only also. I had outside help getting my Pike to 140mm so I'm a little fuzzy on those details.

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    Guy's you can convert a 27.5 Pike to whatever length you like. Like others have said the air shaft needs to be changed. Mine started out at 160mm and has seen 140 and 130mm. It's not that hard really. I would look at the Pike manual at www.sram.com. I think page 12 explains all the shaft conversions.

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    Hack tip of the day, you can also cut the air shaft on the Pike as long as you are within 10mm of the travel you want to be at. I cut my 150 air shaft down to 142 and it works great. You just have to make sure you have enough threads for the bolt. I could have cut it down to 140, but I wanted to be on the safe side. : )
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    My Scout build

    Got er all built up the other day. Went with build 2 and swapped out for X1 and added Reverb. I've only been able to ride around the house so no good report yet and the next few days aren't looking any better. I'll give a report once I've had some saddle time. Thanks a ton for everything Allen!Scout Build Thread-image.jpgScout Build Thread-image.jpgScout Build Thread-image.jpg

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    Looks great...you have the 150mm pike up front right? Man, I love that yellow. I was building mine last night with a buddy, but fell short when we learned that I was sold the wrong headset. Build resumes tonight, can't wait. I have a 150mm pike too.

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    Sweet! There was a mix up on mine as well and I ended up with the 140 pike. It's all good though, I'll ride her this way for a while then change to 150 eventually. I can't wait to ride a proper trail! And I've never had a dropper post before, life changing!

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    FYI, looks like there are a few mis labeled air shafts....Krusty had the correct part number, but wrong Air Shaft...they are stamped on the bottom near the threads so double check against the packaging.
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    Wow smitty your buddy must have a lot of patience with you. Hopefully you bring some wire hangers for that cable routing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    Ok, here's my new Scout. The only twist here is the stopover at Spectrum Powder Works. Baby blue sparkle is the color.
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    Me and my patient buddy finished up last night. Just need to grab one more brake adaptor for my front XT and it'll be complete...well until I pick up my dropper. Waiting on custom Pike decals at the meoment too.

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    Didn't build it, but just picked it up. Scout 2 build and I put on a Reverb Stealth 125 and my SLX brakes. Thanks to Chucks Bikes, you guys rule! Just waiting for the weather to clear and the trails to dry, hopefully I can ride this weekend!
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    Smitty, I routed both my rear brake hose and rear shift cable through the hole on the left side. This provides a more gradual bend in the cable/hose. Save the hole on the right side for your dropper post. Fishing the other hose/cable out the same hole was a pain in the *ss, however. Enjoy your new ride. I've had a lot of fun with mine. I've had about 6 rides so far on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rippling over canyons View Post
    Smitty, I routed both my rear brake hose and rear shift cable through the hole on the left side. This provides a more gradual bend in the cable/hose. Save the hole on the right side for your dropper post. Fishing the other hose/cable out the same hole was a pain in the *ss, however. Enjoy your new ride. I've had a lot of fun with mine. I've had about 6 rides so far on mine.
    Hahah, yeah good advice. I've been fearing the day Of dropper installation. Internal routing may look clean, but it's a pain in the d1ck. Transition, please go back to external routing.

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    Running a dropper, left hand rear brake and two mech cables through internal routing wasn't much fun haha. Anyone got any tips for stopping the cables making noise in the frame over rough terrain?

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    When I switched my brakes over and installed my dropper I found out very quickly you need some "homemade" tools to aide in the install. Mine were fishing line, flexible spring claw tool, and surgical clamping tool. It was a pain, but not as bad as I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Running a dropper, left hand rear brake and two mech cables through internal routing wasn't much fun haha. Anyone got any tips for stopping the cables making noise in the frame over rough terrain?
    I put some foam padding that came with a window air conditioner. I used to use it to protect from cable rub on my other bike. It has double sided tape so you can cut to size. I also found some at a craft store.

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    Well here's my initial build. Got some 150mm revs on at the moment which will be swapped for pikes in due course. Custom flow decals from Slik graphics. Feels great out on the trails, jumps like a kangaroo, rails berms like a train. Happy times ahead.

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    ^ love the custom Flow stickers!!! Your little splashes of red really works with black and blue...never thought it would, but it does. I too went with red accents.

    Great to hear you're loving it on the trails! I was hoping for a poppy playful bike with the Scout. How has the Monarch been for you so far?

    For now I can only look at mine as I rehab from double meniscus surgery. But, damn, it's a sexy bike...makes my living room look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmittyPDX View Post
    ^ love the custom Flow stickers!!! Your little splashes of red really works with black and blue...never thought it would, but it does. I too went with red accents.

    Great to hear you're loving it on the trails! I was hoping for a poppy playful bike with the Scout. How has the Monarch been for you so far?

    For now I can only look at mine as I rehab from double meniscus surgery. But, damn, it's a sexy bike...makes my living room look good.
    Thanks. Yeah the red idea came from my evo backpack (which is cyan and red). Don't think the grips will stay bright red long :/

    Sorry to hear about your surgery, not sure I could have a great looking bike like that in my living room..think I would go mad.

    Shocks a winner, still dialing it in but I won't be replacing it anytime soon.
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    First impression of the ride

    I finally got a chance to ride my Scout out on the trail and a few things became immediately apparent.

    First the E13 42 extended range cassette is a must! I am coming off a 2x that had 24/38 with a 11-36 cassette and the jump to a single is tough. The loss off those extra gears means that on the steep stuff you have to stand to climb. This is a lot different from by previous bike that the best climbing was seated.(to maintain traction) standing would spin out the rear wheel. The Scout seems to have better traction.

    The second thing I noticed is the front end is so easy to get off the ground. When you get that front end up the rest of the bike follows. I have never ridden a bike with a short stem and wide bars. I think this combo gives such good leverage that it gives it that poppy feel. Slow steering is also better than I have experienced so when I get into the technical stuff it's easier to maintain balance.

    Third is does like to be leaned into turns. Didn't get to really push the bike but the few turns I did get you can wait a little longer before you commit to the turn, then compress and power out.

    Note to self.....you have a dropper now use it! Got to get used to using a dropper. I went through a few sketchy sections and never pushed the button.

    Going back out today, unfortunately the good trails around here are just not dry enough to hit. The only rideable trail is the easy one, but it still allows to get to know the bike.
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    I cut tiny squares out of double sided foam exterior mounting tape and sandwiched those between the frame and cables where they exit. Then I secured the cables with small zip ties.

    As for passing the cables thru the frame, a leading shifter cable can be taped parallel to the housing, passed thru the frame, and then pulled out at the other side by a partially unfolded paper clip. The drum side of the shifter cable leads, of course

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    Anyone got any tips for stopping the cables making noise in the frame over rough terrain?
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    Are you guys zip tying the cables at the bottom bracket? Could you snap a JPEG of how much slack you're givign yourselves for suspension compression? I've seen a thread on Pinkbike where the compression had caused the cables to rub the paint off of the frame. One guy taped the cables together so they wouldn't get sucked into the frame.

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    to help with the rattle
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    Plenty of room for the travel
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmittyPDX View Post
    Are you guys zip tying the cables at the bottom bracket? Could you snap a JPEG of how much slack you're givign yourselves for suspension compression? I've seen a thread on Pinkbike where the compression had caused the cables to rub the paint off of the frame. One guy taped the cables together so they wouldn't get sucked into the frame.

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    ^ Gracias!!!!
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    Anyone here using a narrow wide with a 40t or 42t expander? Just wondering what size BB spacer you are using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    Anyone here using a narrow wide with a 40t or 42t expander? Just wondering what size BB spacer you are using.
    I have the Scout 2 build and the e13 42t cassette came with the bike, but it wasn't installed. I put it on immediately and the bottom bracket spacer looks like this. Eyeball measurement 1mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluePitch View Post
    I have the Scout 2 build and the e13 42t cassette came with the bike, but it wasn't installed. I put it on immediately and the bottom bracket spacer looks like this. Eyeball measurement 1mm?

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    Thanks for posting that. I've put on a 2.5 as per shimano's instructions..
    http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/dri...bb-install.gif

    But I think i'll swap for a thinner one to make the chainline better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    Thanks for posting that. I've put on a 2.5 as per shimano's instructions..
    http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/dri...bb-install.gif

    But I think i'll swap for a thinner one to make the chainline better.
    My bike came with the Race Face Ride 32T NW 175 crank. not sure if there's a difference between what Shimano uses.

    Keep in mind I just took a guess at the size by looking at it, my internal measuring devise is horribly inaccurate!

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    Guessing it will have a better chainline (being a single ring) than my XT double cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    Guessing it will have a better chainline (being a single ring) than my XT double cranks.

    Thanks
    I just went out to the garage and looked at my digital caliper and I'm almost certain that it's 2mm. I can't get it in there to measure but when I opened it to 2mm I found my internal caliper is way off! Go with what Shimano recommends.

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    Yeah I'll see how I get on other the next week or so.

    Thanks for all your time.
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    Just wondering if anyone has noticed a little bit of oil loss on their shock after a ride? Came back after a bumpy one and the ring had some around it covered in dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has noticed a little bit of oil loss on their shock after a ride? Came back after a bumpy one and the ring had some around it covered in dust.
    still waiting to heal up before I go for my first ride, but when I was setting sag the other day I noticed a bit of oil. It's normal. My CCDB air did the same thing...there was a thread about it somewhere and it was determined as a part of normal operation. I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmittyPDX View Post
    still waiting to heal up before I go for my first ride, but when I was setting sag the other day I noticed a bit of oil. It's normal. My CCDB air did the same thing...there was a thread about it somewhere and it was determined as a part of normal operation. I wouldn't worry about it.
    Phew..thanks mate,

    Last thing I want is to be sending the thing back for weeks on end!
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    So, I have got over 75 miles of singletrack in on the Scout so far, and it justs keeps getting better and better. I had one setup issue I want to share to anyone that is building up a frame so they can avoid it. Make sure not to zip tie the der. housing too tight on the chainstay. If you do this, when the suspension compresses, it can pull the housing out of the rear der. Also, make sure to zip tie the cables together where they come out at the bottom of the frame. This keeps them from getting sucked back up into the frame when the suspension compresses. After I did both of the above, it has been perfect ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has noticed a little bit of oil loss on their shock after a ride? Came back after a bumpy one and the ring had some around it covered in dust.
    I have the same thing. Started off having a lot of oil now its visible just not as bad. My Fox did this just on my other bike after servicing. Seems to be the norm I guess.

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    Cheers for the tips. Loving mine so far - 40km on the clock and growing. First night ride on it last night was a blast.

    The cables inside the frame do make a bit of a clanging noise still over rough sections, so will pack some foam in there or something when I open it up to change the fork.

    Following the setup guide for the shock that was provided on the Transition website is a great help. Pretty much spot on within a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Cheers for the tips. Loving mine so far - 40km on the clock and growing. First night ride on it last night was a blast.

    The cables inside the frame do make a bit of a clanging noise still over rough sections, so will pack some foam in there or something when I open it up to change the fork.

    Following the setup guide for the shock that was provided on the Transition website is a great help. Pretty much spot on within a few minutes.
    Yep that video on vimeo is a great help.

    Cable rattle is my only issue now. Not sure about the packing solution as it could get a bit stuck down there and prove a problem when chaning hose.

    Going off to search and find more solutions.
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    Well emailed the guys at Transition and this is what they said...

    "The trick is to use some flexible heat shrink tubing when you are building the bike so that it covers the hoses and cable housings several inches inside and outside of the frame. You will also want to zip tie the hoses and cables together tightly right where they enter the frame."

    Having built the bike already im going to use the hose slack I have under the BB to allow me to wrap the hoses with either heat shrink wrap pr just something like rubber tape.
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    I finally received my Scout frame at Wednesday and built it immediately. Just in time for our bike clubs Thursday ride session. Some tunings were done on the trail side, like adjusting handlebar, maxle position, rear suspension pressure, but some more shall be done. E.g. seat is way too far back. I don't know, how KS Lev switch shall be positioned. It is pretty OK now, but cable routing is disturbingly high.







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    Good looking Scout Troh!! Check out KS's south paw dropper lever...it mimics a front shifter. I have it on both my bikes; way better than then the switch included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    "The trick is to use some flexible heat shrink tubing when you are building the bike so that it covers the hoses and cable housings several inches inside and outside of the frame. You will also want to zip tie the hoses and cables together tightly right where they enter the frame."
    This trick really works. As my bike were already built, I couldn't use heat shrink tube anymore without ripping brake line and gear cables out. Instead I stretched cables out of frame as much as possible by turning handlebar and removing brake caliber and derailleur. By this way I could stretch cables out of frame more than 4". Then I used ice hockey stick tape to wrap cables. This tape is sort of fabric based tape and thus is bit soft and silent.

    Then putting everything back in order and go riding. Seat post cable is still free without any modifications. It rattles little bit, but since brake and gear cables don't do it anymore, bike is much more silent now.

    Southpaw trigger for KS Lev is in sourcing. I haven't found it from local stores, but Bike-Discount seem to have it in stock. Maybe I fix seat post cable after getting this trigger change done first.

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    Having ridden the scout for a few weeks now including an enduro race im wondering if it would actually be ok with a 160mm up front.

    UK distributor of Transition said anything over 150 would start to effect the geo of the bike more than wanted, but has anyone running a 160 and had a 150 or 140 before, what are your thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenspink View Post
    Having ridden the scout for a few weeks now including an enduro race im wondering if it would actually be ok with a 160mm up front.

    UK distributor of Transition said anything over 150 would start to effect the geo of the bike more than wanted, but has anyone running a 160 and had a 150 or 140 before, what are your thoughts?
    I just got (and have already raced last Saturday) a 2015 Fox 36 set at 150mm. Honestly, that is as high as I would go with the Scout. Anything higher and it is going to start to feel unbalanced. Also, it is just not needed. We raced on a really rocky super d course that had rock gardens like a normal DH race track, and the scout ate it up. I was making up time on my buddy on a Nomad through the rocks during practice. 150 feels perfect on that bike for the rough stuff.
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