19/10/2017 21:33:56

Words by Kate Mayers

Transition Scout Problems

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The Transition Scout has a fundamental problem, a problem that slows sales, a real Achilles heel of an issue meaning that we need to do some deals to sell these frames and bikes. That problem is called the Transition Patrol. When the Patrol is so good and so capable, why would you buy a Scout?

In reality the Scout is much more fun to ride and better suited to the UK trail rider than the Patrol, lighter and more agile, it relies on the rider’s capability rather than the bike. It’s the one for developing technique, a bike for big mountains and big days out. Yeah you might shave a second or two ploughing through the rough stuff on your Patrol but you are going to save your legs hauling a lighter bike on those epic rides.

One feature that does come as standard on the Scout is a smug feeling you get for smashing the Enduro dudes on their long travel bikes when your ‘only’ running 125mm out back.

Check out the deals on 2017 Scouts