Transition Bikes announce all-new Scout 2020

Transition have completely revamped their aggressive all-rounder, the Scout. The 2020 Transition Scout has 27.5” wheels, 150/140 mm travel (front/back) and an all-new full-carbon frame. Find out what Transition have to say, right here!

Transition Scout X01 | 27.5″ | 150/140 mm travel (front/rear) | 13.79 kg (size Medium)

Our modern-day take on the Bottlerocket, 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 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.

The Scout features a full carbon frame made from premium Japanese Toray fibre 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 moulding process allows for sharper frame lines and tighter edge radius control with maximum strength to weight ratio and less wasted material.

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.

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. All complete bikes come with longer travel dropper posts; XS 120mm, SM 150mm, MD 180mm, LG/XL 210mm.

All the important details of the new Transition Scout

  • Full Carbon Frame (Front Triangle, Rear Triangle And Rocker)
  • Stock rear travel is 140 mm With 57.5mm stroke shock (extendable to 150 mm with 62.5 mm stroke shock)
  • Enduro Max sealed bearings with bearing shields on main pivot
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Moulded rubber chainstay, seatstay and downtube protection
  • External rear brake cable routing, fully guided rear derailleur routing in downtube and chainstay
  • Water bottle storage inside the front triangle and accessory mount on the underside of toptube
  • Tire clearance for tires up to 27.5×2.6”
  • 3.20 kg Frame without shock, 13.79 kg complete X01 build

Geometry of the Transition Scout 2020

Seat tube 350 mm 360 mm 390 mm 430 mm 460 mm
Top tube 534 mm 564 mm 593 mm 623 mm 652 mm
Head tube 95 mm 110 mm 125 mm 140 mm 155 mm
Head angle 64° 64° 64° 64° 64°
Seat angle 78.2° 77.7° 77.2° 76.8° 76.4°
Chainstay 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm 430 mm
BB Drop 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm 18 mm
Wheelbase 1,153 mm 1,185 mm 1,217 mm 1,248 mm 1,280 mm
Reach 410 mm 435 mm 460 mm 485 mm 510 mm
Stack 577 mm 590 mm 604 mm 617 mm 631 mm

Transition Lifetime & Standard Warranty

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 purchase date. Transition Bikes will repair or replace any original purchasers individual frame parts or complete frame at our discretion.

You must register your frame on our site with your serial number and provide proof of purchase to qualify for a warranty. In the event of an issue with your frame Transition Bikes will determine whether it qualifies a ‘Warranty Issue’ or is covered under our ‘Crash Replacement Policy’ (see below for details). 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 us and we will pay the return shipping. Our warranty policy does not cover any labour costs, modifications from stock or normal wear-and-tear damage.

Crash Replacement

In addition to our warranty, all Transition Bikes frames are covered for life under our “Crash Replacement Policy” to the original or second-hand owner. If for any reason you should find yourself with a broken or damaged frame, you may send us the broken frame section and we will replace it at a cost well below retail, assuming we have the replacement part available. If we do not have the piece available we will attempt to work out a crash replacement price on a replacement frameset. You are responsible for all shipping costs to get the frame to and from Transition Bikes.


Above is our official stance, since to some degree these things need to be spelt out. But our entire philosophy is based around being a rider-owned company, and we take that seriously. We’re well aware that not every circumstance can be accounted for and not every case falls neatly into one of the above categories. Our goal is to leave no rider who supports us without some form of support in return. Please contact us with any questions if you need help to keep your wheels rolling.

Our thoughts on the new Transition Scout 2020 range

The all-new Transition Scout looks like it will be an absolute blast to ride hard! The updated frame looks stunning and Transition’s new Lifetime Warranty gives peace of mind. We are looking forward to throwing a leg over the new Transition Scout soon! If you are looking for a bike with a little more travel, be sure to check out our 2020 enduro bike grouptest.

For more info about prices and specs, check out the Transition Bikes website, or hit up your local Transition dealer!

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Words & Photos: Transition Bikes