The Scout showcases the latest generation of Transitions unique ‘Giddyup’ suspension design and also their ‘Speed Balanced Geometry’ concept. So how does the new ‘longer, lower, slacker, and stiffer’ geometry package handle differently to Transition’s previous-gen geo which you’ve ridden in the past? Transition have done an excellent job in their approach to “modern” geometry. A few years ago they were among the first guys to start using shorter o set forks, in conjunction with longer TT lengths. The basic concept to SBG or speed balanced geometry is to improve the rider’s balance on the bike by putting you in a more centred position between the front and rear wheels. This improves front-wheel traction and have more control in general. Compared to the older gen Scout, this means that for a relatively short travel bike you have far more confidence in what the bike is capable of. You get a really strong feeling of what the bike is doing due to the added but not over the top stiffness and the climbing position is as good as a cross country bike.
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