Keeping it pinned is a sure bet with Scott's Gambler 720. It features Scott's tough 6061-aluminum frame with a Fox VAN RC shock and 210mm of travel out back. With Scott's IDS-X dropouts and adjustable bottom bracket height, this frame lets you dial the geometry for the feel and ride you want. That adjustability is paired with a 203mm-travel Fox 40 fork that pays out on big drops, rock gardens and anything else you want to wager against. Plus, the tough Shimano Zee drivetrain and e.13 chainguide let you blast out of the corners and fly at mach speed on the straights. If you do manage to get into the red, Shimano's powerful Deore disc brakes give you tremendous stopping power, while the burly Syncros wheels and Schwalbe tires hold the line and get you back in the black.
Scott's IDS X Dropout Sytem uses two positions for 15mm of quick wheelbase adjustment. A special conical interface and an eccentric head keeps the axle locked in place. Dial in your bike for the course so you can hold a tighter line.
Scott's Floating Link creates a progressive feeling suspension with nearly direct compression on the shock. The result is less shock bushing rotation and increased small bump sensitivity so the rear end sucks up everything from braking bumps to high-speed G-outs to rock garden chunder so you can concentrate on flying down the course.
Scott's Gambler provides you with the same technology that the World Cup pros have at their disposal. The Gambler has two bottom-bracket height options that are easily adjusted by flipping the lower shock bolt mount. With the bolt in the high setting you get +10mm of BB drop and a 63° head angle that makes it easy to conquer techy, tight courses. By switching the bolt to the low setting, it gives you a 62° head angle and drops the BB to 0mm which is more stable at higher speeds. Head angle can be further adjusted by raising or lowering the fork crowns on the fork stanchions.
|Frame||Scott 6061-aluminum w/IDS-X dropouts, 150mm rear spacing, height adjustable bottom bracket|
|Fork||Fox 40 FIT4 Performance Elite, 203mm-travel, 20mm thru-axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox VAN RC Coil, 210mm-travel|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Tires||Schwalbe Magic Mary, 27.5x2.35|
|Front Derailleur||e.Thirteen LG1+ chainguide|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Zee|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 12-28|
|Handlebars||Syncros DH 1.5, 35mm clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Syncros Pro DH, dual lock-on grips|
|Stem||Syncros DH 1.5, direct mount, 35mm clamp|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore, hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore hydraulic disc, 203mm rotors|
|Seatpost||Syncros FL 2.0|
|Black/Neon Green / Small||889143131082||241352-006|
|Black/Neon Green / Medium||889143131099||241352-007|
|Black/Neon Green / Large||889143131105||241352-008|