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Transition Bikes Carbon Scout

Words by Kate Mayers

on 27/07/2016 09:50:14


The Carbon Transition Scout was finally let out of the bag yesterday when Transition launched the new 2017 range. For the past couple of seasons Patrols have always outsold Scouts as riders prefer the extra travel but in reality, especially here in the UK a lighter, shorter travel more agile bike can be more fun and with the geometry of the Scout it won’t loose out to the Patrol on the rough stuff. This is the bike that most of us should be riding for messing about up the woods, razzing around trail centres and big ride epics. Now being available in Carbon will just further its capability. Not sure? We have a 2017 Scout heading for our demo fleet as soon as they arrive in August, we are also offering a pre order deal, contact us for details. The new Carbon Scout is offered in Blood Orange or Gravel Grey, frame only or complete bike.

More details on the Scout and Carbon Scout here.


Transition Bikes press release:

The Scout has been one of our more overlooked bikes in our line. People are now just starting to catch on to how fun and capable this little bike is and now it's available in carbon. Touting all the great features and geometry of the aluminium Scout with a large reduction in weight and no compromise in strength. The carbon front triangle, seatstays and chainstays provide an amazingly playful feel on the trail or playground. Featuring the same dialed geometry and GiddyUp suspension as the alloy version, the carbon Scout is even better at turning trails into playgrounds. The fully guided internal cable routing for rear brake and derailleur are easy to use and rattle free. The collet main pivot keeps the rear end stiff and the threaded bottom bracket is a mechanics dream. All with around a 600 gram weight savings over the aluminium Scout.

"Whippy. That's the most accurate word to describe the ride of the Scout Carbon. The bike's dialed trail geometry and laterally stiff carbon frame makes it one of the most playful, grin-inducing bikes on the market today." - Ryan Palmer, Bike Magazine.