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    2018 Transition Scout vs 2017 Intense Recluse

    Based on suspension design, how different can they be? Iím having a hard time deciding between these two, any proís/conís? Iím looking for an AM bike that I wonít feel underbiked when exploring new trails but also wonít be too much for riding all day. Any help?!2018 Transition Scout vs 2017 Intense Recluse-cae6944b-932f-444a-99e2-d34fae3ecf26.jpg2018 Transition Scout vs 2017 Intense Recluse-4e6de240-9f64-45b9-b790-e299dafdb271.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by joel787 View Post
    Based on suspension design, how different can they be? Iím having a hard time deciding between these two, any proís/conís? Iím looking for an AM bike that I wonít feel underbiked when exploring new trails but also wonít be too much for riding all day. Any help?!Click image for larger version. 

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    Test both- very different ride. Transition has more descending bias - intense will be more of an all rounder. Depends what you prefer- of your concern is under biked on downhills the transition is your sled.

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    Agree with the above. Two different types of suspension. I like the JS Tuned on the Intense a bit better (caveat...I own a Spider), but neither one sucks. Not always easy to find a demo on either of these brands though.

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    I can't speak for the transition although people speak really highly of them. I just picked up a recluse about a month and a half ago and absolutely love it!!
    It really is an all-rounder, I was coming off a yeti sb4.5 that was a bit too XC for my taste and I had been riding 29er for a few years. The recluse is my first 27.5 bike and it's a blast, I've been PRing climbs and descents. Compared to other bikes I've demoed/owned it doesn't have the super long wheel base of typical endurobro bikes so it's a little more work to control on fast rocky downhills but because of short chainstays its suuupppeerr nimble and loves to jump! I've taken it to some pretty rough trails and have yet to feel underbiked and I've taken it to easier trails and have never felt over biked.

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    Do you like smashing pedals on rocks 'n roots then buy the Scout.
    If not, the Intense will pedal chunder with aplomb.

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