the "Slope Scout' - 2019 Transition Scout 9

Desert Tan
Desert Tan FSA Gradient bar/stem. 40mm rise Wood grain Fox decals Bikes and mountains deserve a thumbs up SeekMTB wheels. These are 27.5 diameter, with 29 internal width FSA gradient cranks kept it subtle with only the one fox decal on the fork dusty evening on some new jumps in Bellingham classic. Had to yank for this one!
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Transition Scout Desert Tan
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT DPX2
Fork Fox Float 36 Grip dampinner. 150mm
Headset FSA
Handlebar FSA Gradient Riser 40mm riser
Stem FSA Gradient
Grips Deity Knuckleduster blk
Brakes SRAM Code
Shifters SRAM GX, 11-speed, trigger
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX 11sp
Cranks FSA Gradient Modular 1x Direct Mount
Chainrings / Sprocket FSA 32t
Bottom Bracket FSA
Chain SRAM
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM GX 11
Pedals Burgtec
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C TR 2.3 Tan Wall
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C TR 2.3 Tan Wall
Saddle ANVL
Seatpost KS ExaForm SpeedUp 150mm drop
General Info
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 0 lb 0 oz (0 g)
Additional Info Hitting jumps is the best. I spent most the year on the Sentinel, so when I built this Scout it wanted it to be snappy and pop off jumps like the slope style bikes I've had in the past. Tall bars, tan wall tires and color matched decals just helped kick off the aesthetic of a classic dirt jumper look. The ks dropper post is full manual, but keeps the handlebar really clean, and allows me to drop it super low from the clamp without worry of binding any cables inside the frame. The carbon Seek wheels create one of the stiffest, most precise bikes I've have owned. This things loves to snap corners. While the low unsprung weight to sprung weight ratio allows the wheels to track choppy terrain far better than I expected for a 130mm travel 27.5 bike. I've had it out on some of the steep, loamy, and off camber terrain here in the PNW, and it was a blast. I found myself jumping into and out of every undulation. This thing is a ripper. photos: Oliver Parish
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