First Look: Transition Launches All-New Carbon Scout

The PNW-based brand's latest and most playful 140mm, 27.5

27.5 News

Bellingham-based Transition Bikes is excited to announce their latest 27.5″ trail bike an update on the Scout. Known for stout, rowdy trail-inspired bikes, designed by a serious group of shredders, Transition has focused on keeping the feel and function of the brand core while continually growing and progressing. This latest bike is a modern-day take on their popular Bottlerocket, the Scout is all about play and will bring every trail into a new perspective. 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, corner slapping 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.

2020 Transition Scout Highlights

  • Full Carbon Frame
  • Stock Rear Travel 140mm With 57.5mm Stroke Shock
  • Up To 150mm Rear Travel With 62.5mm Stroke Shock
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • External Rear Brake Cable Routing
  • Water Bottle Storage Inside Front Triangle
  •  Accessory Mount On Underside Of Top Tube
  • 27.5″ Tire Clearance Up To 2.6″
  • 3.20 kg / 7.05 lbs Frame w / Shock, Complete X01 13.79 kg / 30.4 lbs
  • Lifetime frame warranty
  • Available now

The Scout features a 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.

Stout clean lines intersect with massive junctions to create a stiff and durable frameset on the 2020 Scout.

The 25% overall progression with a linear rate of change works well with air or coil shocks. The stock 57.5mm shock stroke provides 140mm of rear wheel travel, with the ability to use a 62.5mm stroke shock to get 150mm travel and large usable sag range let you custom tailor your ride.

Kyle and Kevin, co-founders and co-owners of the brand live to ride.

Dropper posts keep getting longer and Transition’s size gives them the agility to make quick changes choosing to combine short seat tube lengths with mega seatpost insertion to help get your saddle completely out of the way. All complete bikes come with longer travel dropper posts; XS 120mm, SM 150mm, MD 180mm, LG/XL 210mm.

The Scout is available as a frameset or in three build options with SRAM componentry (XO, GX, and NX Eagle).

You can find the new Scout at your local Transition dealer or at 

Updated Warranty Policy for 2020

Transition frames are manufactured for specific uses to withstand the rigors and abuse modern mountain bike trails can dish out. That being said, all frames can break given just the right amount of time, wear, neglect, or misfortune. Transition Bikes is fully committed to keeping you riding and will do anything we can to keep a Transition Bike underneath you.

All Transition Bike models released 2020 and on are covered for the lifetime of the frame against material defect and manufacturing quality for the original owner. Models released before 2020 fall under the previous warranty. Model year 2018-2019 for 3 years from purchase date. Model year 2017 and older for 2 years from purchased date. Transition Bikes will repair or replace any original purchasers individual frame parts or complete frame at our discretion. In the event that you have to send back all or part of your frame under warranty, you are responsible for the shipping costs to get it to them and Transition will pay the return shipping. This warranty policy does not cover any labor costs, modifications from stock or normal wear-and- tear damage.

Kyle Young and Kevin Menard, co-founders and owners of Transition are not only solid riders but truly amazing humans.


About the author: Jordan Carr

Having spent more than half his life riding all types of bikes at almost every type of cycling event, Carr loves the freedom two-wheeled travel has brought to his life. Having spent many years behind the stand at a bike shop, he’s tested mountain bike products for a number of publications. Follow Carr's adventures as they travel the country promoting trails and mountain biking on Facebook and Instagram.

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