Transition Bikes updates their 125mm travel Scout with an all-new sleek looking carbon frame. Keeping it real with a 73mm threaded BB, "Playground Specific Geometry," and no 27.5+ compatibility, the new carbon Scout drops a substantial 1.32lbs of weight over its aluminum predecessor. Full details in Transition's press release below.

Scout Carbon: Pretty Much The Same, But Different

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 aluminum 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 aluminum 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.

Loaded With Features Such As:

  • Not 27.5+ Compatible. Fit's up to 2.5" tire with plenty of clearance for mud.
  • Playground Specific Geometry - Long, Low and Snappy
  • Giddy Up Link Suspension, 125mm Rear and 140mm Front
  • Integrated Rubber Chainstay Protection
  • Collet Style Main Pivot Hardware
  • ISCG05 Chainguide Mounting
  • Full Size Water Bottle Fits Inside Front Triangle
  • User Friendly 73mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Tubes Inside Tubes Internal Cable Routing for Easy Setup
  • Medium Frame Weight With Rear Shock: 6.2lbs.

Carbon Scout Geometry / mm.

Reach 406 432 457 483
Stack 588 597 606 616
Effective Top Tube 556 585 614 643
Seat Tube 393 419 457 495
Seat Tube Angle 76 75.4 74.9 74.5
Headtube Length 100 110 120 130
Headtube Angle 67 67 67 67
Chanstay 425  425 425 425
Wheelbase 1117 1147 1167 1205
BB Drop 20 20 20 20
Estimated BB Height 330 330 330 330
Standover Height 671 680 691 706

Photos: AJ Barlas

Available now at your favorite Transition Bikes retailers.

All Scout pricing and build kit options available HERE.

Transition Bikes 2017 Model Line

Click the above link to view our updated 2017 website and bike line. Bold new colors, parts kit updates, pricing and more. Want to schedule a Transition demo in Bellingham or see if our demo tour is coming through your hometown? Check out our new demo page, and reserve one online. You can also take a virtual tour of our new showroom / retail space in Bellingham. Or better yet, stop by to say hi and grab a Party in the Woods IPA.

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