The long-awaited new bike from Transition is here at last, and it’s a good one! As everyone knows by now, Transition don’t have a tendency to change things season-by-season for the sake of it, and true-to-form this is a completely new bike. It’s longer, lower, and slacker than the outgoing Scout and promises to be even more fun to ride!
One new feature amongst several which has caught our eye is the ability to adjust rear travel by fitting a longer-stroke rear shock – and this is an option we’ll be offering all our customers. At 140mm as standard, there’s already 10mm more than the 2018 model, but this can be increased to 150mm if required depending on rider requirements.
Let’s allow Transition themselves to take us through the features and specs of the new bike – but first, we have three very special offers for our first customers at launch:
- OFFER 1 – buy any Scout Carbon frame (£2999.95) and we’ll supply and fit an Invisiframe kit for free
- OFFER 2 – buy any frame, fork and wheelset together, and we’ll supply and fit an Invisiframe kit for frame AND fork, PLUS get a free dropper seatpost
- OFFER 3 – shock upgrades
- 3a – Frame and Cane Creek DB Air CS for £3199.95
- 3b – Frame and Fox Float X2 Factory Kashima for £3299.95
- Both options available in 57.5mm stroke length for 140mm rear travel, or 62.5mm stroke length for 150mm rear travel
Combine Offer 3 with Offer 1 or 2 to get your dream build under way. Contact us (see info at top of page) for more information or to start your order.
Hop on the Scout and you’re immediately transformed into a projectile.
The Scout will awaken your inner child. Manual here, scrub that, skid there, pedal up this. Freedom to boost everything in sight, overshoot every landing without a care, mixed with nose bonking and hooting your way down the trail. Sporty, but just as eager to tackle bigger terrain. The Scout’s trail charisma is infectious and will cause you to look at your regular trails through a new perspective. Pedal up and repeat.
We wanted to make it as easy as possible to experience great rear suspension performance. The GiddyUp suspension system is designed to behave intuitively whether you’re setup correctly or not. Because, we get it, sometimes life gets in the way, and you’ve got to grab your bike and GiddyUp without checking your setup. When you do, it will still feel good. We did this by balancing a 25% progressive leverage curve with a consistent linear rate of change. Anti-squat is tuned to enhance pedaling performance and acceleration. Overall chain growth is moderate and reduces after sag so chain tension doesn’t get in the way of the suspension working. This translates to killer small bump compliance and great mid-stroke support that gradually transitions into an end of stroke ramp that is subtle, yet supportive. The amount of consistent progression is carefully optimized for both air and coil shocks. Riders are able to add or remove volume spacers in air shocks to suite their individual riding style and there is no compromise to bottom out support with coil shocks. The Scout has 140mm of rear wheel travel when used with the supplied 205mm x 57.5mm stroke shock. It is also possible to install a longer, 205mm x 62.5mm stroke shock, to increase the rear wheel travel to 150mm.
A wide usable sag range of 25 – 35% allows the rider to tune the feel of the bike; from poppy and playful, to planted for plowing. Wherever you end up, you can focus on the trail without remotes, levers or knobs. Just grab your bike and GiddyUp.
Latex Molded Carbon Construction Full carbon frame made from premium Japanese Toray fiber with a tailored blend of 24T and 30T materials to create the right balance of frame stiffness, strength, and impact toughness. Our unique latex coated EPS molding process allows for sharper frame lines and tighter edge radius control with maximum strength to weight ratio and less wasted material.
Mega Seatpost Insertion Dropper posts keep getting longer so we combine short seat tube lengths with mega seatpost insertion to help get your saddle completely out of the way.
Tire Clearance Ample clearance for mud and tires up to 2.6″ width.
User Friendly Cable Routing
To simplify maintenance and keep your bike noise free, the rear derailleur cable is routed through guide tubes in the front triangle and chainstay.
Frame Protection We keep your bike rides quiet and your frame safe from damage with fully integrated, flush-mounted rubber frame protection at all critical areas. In addition to downtube and seatstay protection, the ribbed chainstay protector features expanded coverage of the rear dropout pivot area.
Threaded BB A standard 73mm threaded bottom bracket shell makes crankset maintenance hassle-free and prevents unwanted press-fit BB related noises.
Press In Headset Our ZS44/ZS56 press in headset gives you the freedom to use angle adjust headsets if you feel the need to make your bike a touch slacker or a touch steeper.
Gear Accessory Mount Our underside top-tube accessory mount allows you to carry a spare tube or other goodies safely on your frame in case you are looking to ditch the backpack. Water Bottle Compatibility We keep your water bottle clean inside the front triangle so you can keep hydrated without worrying about mud making it to your mouth. Pivot Technology Collet main pivot technology improves rear end stiffness and keeps your pivot hardware tight. Additional bearing shields prevent main pivot bearing contamination when washing your bike or riding in wet conditions.
Badass Bearings We exclusively use EnduroMAX suspension pivot specific bearings in standard sizes that are readily available worldwide. Dual bearings are used at the dropout pivots for frame stiffness and additional c-clips lock the rocker bearings in place under torsional loads