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    Transition Sentinel

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/spy-sh...rail-bike.html

    The new long travel 29er is nearly here!!

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    Looks great!

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    SBG the Scout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kinematics analysis of the new Sentinel:

    https://mrblackmorescorner.blogspot....anta-cruz.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluePitch View Post
    SBG the Scout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They are, and the Patrol. A distributor put the info up by mistake. Scout gets a metric shock, sentinel style linkage and the Patrol gets the rear travel increased, a new linkage like the sentinel and a trunnion mount shock.

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    Lars confirmed it on instagram - The Sentinel is 160mm front, 140mm back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusettipasta View Post
    Lars confirmed it on instagram - The Sentinel is 160mm front, 140mm back.
    That's unfortunate... I was hoping for at least 150mm.
    It takes half a joule more to accelerate Brass Nipples over Alloy Nipples on a 29er to 30kph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softbatch View Post
    that's unfortunate... I was hoping for at least 150mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusettipasta View Post
    Lars confirmed it on instagram - The Sentinel is 160mm front, 140mm back.
    that's fortunate. this could make for a fantastic hard core trail bike, not an enduro pig. mind you a 64 degree head angle? i'm not sure how the hell a bike that slack would handle on anything short of serious steeps, but i'll have to have faith in the boys to work their magic to pull off a friendly trail bike as they have with the current gen bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cunningstunts View Post
    that's fortunate. this could make for a fantastic hard core trail bike, not an enduro pig.
    Nah 140mm on a 29er would be heaps for Enduro I think. Heck Greg Callahan is running a 140mm 29er. A lot of people are running 150mm 27.5 bikes and I think the 29er more than makes up for 10mm less travel.

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    Anyone have any word when this will be released? Website says "fall", hoping it's before then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qtip2 View Post
    Anyone have any word when this will be released? Website says "fall", hoping it's before then.
    September(ish) hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir HC View Post
    September(ish) hopefully.
    Just sold my bike and looks like I am screwed. Was looking at this bike bike and Yeti 5.5. Both aren't available for over a month.

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    Well, hopefully you got what you wanted for it. I tend to find myself in a rush to sell a bike and then nothing lands. I had the chance to get a deal on some hella nice stumpy/enduro offerings for cheap, but was worried about selling my trailfox. No bites on the bikes, so I just waited and let the deal pass.

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    I did take a little less than what I wanted, but still not too bummed. I guess its just a sign to not be riding in this Phoenix weather.

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    Yes, hoping it will be out then! Def on my short list of bikes I want! It is between the Hightower LT, Yeti Sb5.5 and Sentinel. Any thoughts from people who have ridden the first two?

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    the LBS is both a Tranny and RMB dealer and they are besides themselves with excitement equally about the Sentinel and new Instinct especially the BC Edition. they can't talk about either bike though, just that both will be next level awesome. having both a Smug and Patrol, i'm very happy with that quiver but stoked to go down to Bellingham and try a Sentinel when possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cunningstunts View Post
    the LBS is both a Tranny and RMB dealer and they are besides themselves with excitement equally about the Sentinel and new Instinct especially the BC Edition. they can't talk about either bike though, just that both will be next level awesome. having both a Smug and Patrol, i'm very happy with that quiver but stoked to go down to Bellingham and try a Sentinel when possible.
    This is what I bought new Spot Mayham 29er, 130mm rear and 140mm front. Bike is amazing!!
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    Any word on a new version of the smuggler? Or will the sentinel replace it?

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    Anyone venture a comparison to other LT 29ers? Hard for me to translate the new geometry to familiar terms. I'm on the fence about buying a smuggler now, or holding out: the usual concerns about pedaling for everyday trail rides vs. capability for bigger rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uknathank View Post
    Anyone venture a comparison to other LT 29ers? Hard for me to translate the new geometry to familiar terms. I'm on the fence about buying a smuggler now, or holding out: the usual concerns about pedaling for everyday trail rides vs. capability for bigger rides.
    I think it is realistic to expect a new Smuggler in the next year. Boost, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cunningstunts View Post
    the LBS is both a Tranny and RMB dealer and they are besides themselves with excitement equally about the Sentinel and new Instinct especially the BC Edition. they can't talk about either bike though, just that both will be next level awesome. having both a Smug and Patrol, i'm very happy with that quiver but stoked to go down to Bellingham and try a Sentinel when possible.
    you think they would tell you if it sucked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uknathank View Post
    Anyone venture a comparison to other LT 29ers? Hard for me to translate the new geometry to familiar terms. I'm on the fence about buying a smuggler now, or holding out: the usual concerns about pedaling for everyday trail rides vs. capability for bigger rides.
    oops I meant, torn between going for a Smuggler now, or holding out for a Sentinel. I demo'ed a Smuggler and loved it, but would ideally like to have more travel... if the tradeoff in pedaling and slower speed handing isn't too great (the usual dilemma).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deserat View Post
    Any word on a new version of the smuggler? Or will the sentinel replace it?
    I think in a couple of months you will be presently surprised about the Smuggler. I know for a fact Sentinel not replacing.
    Id expect to see boost rear and maybe longer reach with few mm more travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbunnys View Post
    I think in a couple of months you will be presently surprised about the Smuggler. I know for a fact Sentinel not replacing.
    Id expect to see boost rear and maybe longer reach with few mm more travel.
    Awesome. That's what I want. Wonder how far down the road a carbon frame will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deserat View Post
    Awesome. That's what I want. Wonder how far down the road a carbon frame will be.
    No carbon on the cards that I know of.

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    https://www.instagram.com/p/BXtG2KBl...nsitionbikesuk

    I wonder why no one has found this...
    Now let's see the new Patrol!

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    Intrigued how consumers will be able to get hold of low offset 29er forks, will Transition sell as a framekit? Or are we going to have to source 27.5 steerer assemblies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by __U3__ View Post
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BXtG2KBl...nsitionbikesuk

    I wonder why no one has found this...
    Now let's see the new Patrol!
    2018 Patrol photos and specs were online the other month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    2018 Patrol photos and specs were online the other month.
    Can you help me with a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir HC View Post
    Intrigued how consumers will be able to get hold of low offset 29er forks, will Transition sell as a framekit? Or are we going to have to source 27.5 steerer assemblies?
    I'll be interested to see if/how fork manufacturers embrace this too. Could Joe Bloggs just order a fork from the manufacturer and spec their own offset/travel configuration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir HC View Post
    Intrigued how consumers will be able to get hold of low offset 29er forks, will Transition sell as a framekit? Or are we going to have to source 27.5 steerer assemblies?
    DVO said they will be offering low offset lowers as a aftermarket hop up next season. That has me quite excited as I have a new DVO Diamond, it's a great fork.

    I'm all over the Sentinel, I can't wait! The only other frame in my radar is the Nicolai G13 (somewhat less extreme Geometron), but bringing that to Canada is very pricy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by __U3__ View Post
    Can you help me with a link?
    No its been taken down now I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbunnys View Post
    No carbon on the cards that I know of.
    I know I'll hear it for saying this, but I'm going to have to wait for carbon then. I'm a Transition fan for a number of reasons, but I prefer carbon frames. Also, the reach on the medium smuggler I rode felt great. Not sure what all the geo changes will be on the smuggler (same as sentinel, scout, patrol?) and how it will feel as a whole, but the current medium is spot on for my geo preferences. Almost bought a frame a couple months ago but really wanted carbon, plus I figured they'd go boost eventually (honestly don't care either way on boost but I've already committed to a high dollar boost wheel set at this point). Hopefully the new smuggler will fit me good and I'll be psyched when it maybe goes plastic some day. Or maybe I'll suck it up and go back to metal.

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    I hear ya, I really want my next bike to be carbon, I love what they're doing with the geo but I don't think I'd buy another alloy bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    I hear ya, I really want my next bike to be carbon, I love what they're doing with the geo but I don't think I'd buy another alloy bike.
    Ditto, that bike looks perfect other than that.

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    Transition Sentinel

    I wonder how they're going to pedal? Sure they'll climb tech well in the open setting and I get what transition's priorities are with these bikes. But I'm a closet xc nerd and am hoping for a bit more efficiency out of the giddy up.


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    According to Vital the Sentinel is due out in the next few months.

    Dan Wolfe's Prototype Transition Sentinel - PIT BITS - Crankworx Whistler - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    The pics appear to be of a larger size, maybe a XL based on the length of the seat post mast.

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    Bike is officially announced end of August with bikes shipping sometime in October. Pricing will be consistent with what they currently offer on the other bikes (X01 Eagle, GX Eagle & NX). They will also be selling just frame/fork combos for custom builds. Rockshox and Fox forks available.

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    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/transi...deo-bikes.html
    Transition Teases Four New 2018 Mountain Bikes in Hilarious Video - bturman - Mountain Biking Videos - Vital MTB

    Sentinel + other 2018 Giddyup 2.0 bikes shown here. Small travel increases all around in addition to the SBG.

    Not going to upgrade from my '16 Scout just yet, but these are looking mighty fine.

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    I'm just waiting on a geometry chart for the sentinel before I make my next move.

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    ^2018 Transition bike range includes new 160/140mm Sentinel 29er - MBR

    Here you go

    edit: damn, they've taken down the individual specs + geos for the bikes. Should've taken screenshots.
    Last edited by Rusettipasta; 1 Hour Ago at 07:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusettipasta View Post
    ^2018 Transition bike range includes new 160/140mm Sentinel 29er - MBR

    Here you go

    edit: damn, they've taken down the individual specs + geos for the bikes. Should've taken screenshots.
    Well I did ;-)

    Edit: better res screenshot
    https://ibb.co/cDczP5

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    Cool story, bro, but we can't actually read that blurry mess.
    Can you read it on your end?

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    sorry, the link should work now

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    There we go. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeutB View Post
    sorry, the link should work now
    Hmm, I still can't read it.

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    Try the link he provided. https://ibb.co/cDczP5
    Image attachment still sucks.

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