Scott Downhill Bike Prototype

Mar 15, 2012
by Matt Wragg  
 
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Here we are ladies and gentlemen, the new Scott Gambler. At least we think that it's going to be called the Gambler - Scott aren't giving much away about the bike at this stage. The team only got their hands on these frames last week to do some winter testing on the brutal San Romolo track in Northern Italy and then headed straight out to Pietermaritzburg for this weekend's World Cup event.

Prototype Scott Gambler
   On first glance that linkage looks pretty wild, but look closer and you realize it's a single pivot with a linkage-driven shock, although we can't think of another company who currently use this kind of configuration. The word slack comes to mind. And yes, those are welds you can see, so it's made of aluminum.

Scott Gambler Prototype upper linkage
  A close-in on that linkage. It appears as if it works in a scissoring action to compress the Fox shock.

Scott Gambler Prototype - new linkage and team rider.
  Another angle on the linkage (left), and Brendan Fairclough, itching to get it up the hill at the San Romolo test.

Scott Gambler Prototype under Brendan Fairclough
  In case you were thinking that it all seemed a bit high, look how low that centre of gravity is when it's out on the trail. Also, look how low-slung it all is, yes it's under some compression here, but the clearance on that is massive.

Scott Gambler Prototype Downhill bike in the pits.
  Race-ready for this weekend...

www.scott-sports.com

290 Comments

  • + 226
 WTF! How confusing does it need to be!
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 Also i spy new saint brakes!
  • + 10
 took the words right out of my mouth
  • + 11
 i like it cause its innovative and doesnt have 4bar linkage
  • + 32
 Count the pivots.. it may look confusing but note that there is the same amount of pivots as on the standard Gambler.
  • + 7
 super slack headtube
  • + 6
 reminds me of the evil bikes suspension system, only in straight shock configuration nice 4-pot-ice-tech saint....
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 LOL Mike! Copy-Paste, Copy-Paste, Copy-Paste...Right On!
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 Not that looks mean anything but... WTF!
  • - 46
 Pretty sure theyre not new saint, they are just xt or xtr. They use them bacause they dont fade unlike saint
  • + 5
 No wonder why fairclough switched to scott
:o
  • + 26
 Also the new fox dropper... ?
  • + 16
 looks sick but good luck getting the shock out!
  • - 3
 possibly carbon seat stays? or no?
  • + 5
 Defenitely new Saints! If you look closely you can spot the 4-Piston-Caliper in the first picture!
  • + 1
 nopes aluminium got welds
  • + 1
 and the saints have those cooling fins Big Grin
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 There is a distinction between pivots that are used for shock actuation, and those pivots that are vital in keeping the rear wheel axle in place. With a single pivot design, as oppose to four bar, only two pivots are critical to the stability of the chassis. And those pivots can be made extra precise, and sturdy. Every bearing wear with time. And no one is going to change them after a few every rides. Bearing play will grow over time, and will stack up in four bar. Outside the showroom floor, a single pivot does have this advantage over the four bar.

Split pivot designs have been out in vogue. But the axle path behave just like single pivots. However, their shock actuation links are long. Sure there is the benefit of "brake jack" suppression, but there are other important factors as well to consider. Personally, outside of brake jack suppression, I don't see a lot of difference in benefits between the middle-high single pivot designs (with a progressive link), and the split-pivot designs for most downhill applications. I think both of these designs can be made competitive, depending on what type of riding that one does. In Scott's design, they placed the shock and links closer to center-of-mass, and the rolling axis. To me that is a positive thing. Also, they did not place rear shock impact loading directly on the downtube, or interrupt the downtube with a hole and welds. There are always going to be compromises, but IMHO, Scott did something positive and innovative.
  • - 1
 why are they riding cane creek titanium springs?
  • + 7
 why not? fox doesnt produce them..have to buy them from someone else..
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 what tire is that on the last picture?
  • - 2
 Do I spot a carbon rear triangle? Or is it just my imagination...
  • + 3
 if u want simplicity look no further Wink
  • + 2
 New Schwalbe Hans Dampf DH tires
  • + 4
 .So much better then the old one!!
  • + 2
 Can you say SLAAAAAAAACK!??!?!?!? Eek Gorgeous bike! Drool
  • - 9
 Is that a 6 bar linkage system? Looks a set of bars pushes another set that pulls another set that finally compresses the shock. Yes... confusing. Wonder how it feels though.
  • + 1
 looks like the proto fox droper post is getting some dh testing and as for the bike looks sweet single piviot normaly doesnt get thought of as a dh suspension glad to see some revamping
  • + 5
 why is everyone so confused? its a single pivot with a rocker arm driving a shock linkage(evil revolt anyone?). Nothing new other than the shock is driven off the middle link like an mx bike.
  • + 1
 It does remind me of an mx suspension.
  • + 1
 scott comming back!! the old modles were kinda grose but this is sick!!!
  • + 2
 Couldn't Scott just put CF covers around those linkages to protect the whole variety from mud and it would stop scarring children? I would call it... a LINKAGE-BOX!!! - doesn't that sound hype(r)cool? Screw the Gearbox, Linkagebox is the future!
  • + 1
 I can't even figure out what's going on with that suspension! Be interesting to see how it works
  • - 1
 they have canecreek spring on a fox....
  • + 1
 gwins been running those prototype saints since last year.. and all the linkage pretty much is, is upside down moto linkage.
  • + 1
 Just working around some Patents here.
  • - 2
 great another easely breacker frame... when will scott do frames to last longer?
  • + 3
 All Scott's I've had last. Have you riden the bike? Actually putting time on it to make that an educated statement? Didn't think so
  • + 0
 are you ok for paying 5000€ for a bike that maybe only will last 2 years?
warranty frame great... i have a friend of mine he had 4 brand new frames he was most of the time with the frame waiting for warranty...
yeah thats great!!! 5000€ for a bike that you can barelly ride...
  • + 1
 clearly your friends needs to land things a bit smoother and take more care of his bike
  • + 1
 Yeah, scotts actualy are a great quality bike, my friend has a voltage and you could thrash that thing and itd be fine
  • + 1
 My old voltage fr 20 I ha since it came out in 2010, it's survived many dh races and a week at sgc in whistler, not one single frame related problem. Come to think of it the only problem I've had was casing a jump and the derailer bolt snapped, not the dropout. Only reason I sold it was to get a 2012 voltage fr 10
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  • + 39
 That linkage makes my brain hurt.
  • + 13
 it looks complex but really it's simple , good place for the shock and pivots tho away from the back wheel and all the muck/rocks
  • + 19
 Removing that shock looks like it'll be... a task
  • + 3
 it should be christened the 'scissor linkage' cos that's what it is lol. edit. oh shit then i notice the PB picture caption, face palm
  • - 9
 not to mention it looks fugly ...
  • + 8
 "A close-in on that linkage. It appears as if it works in a scissoring action to compress the Fox shock." all i could think of when i saw this was...scissor me timbers!
  • + 2
 everyone going on about removing the shock... it actually looks really easy, and the adjustments are all easy to get at too. looks like a fantastic piece of engineering that doesn't put stress concentrations onto weak areas for a change!! to remove the shock.. unless i am mistaken, you undo the top bolt, let the back wheel drop as far as it can, then undo the bottom bolt and pull it out from the front as the linkage will have moved out of the way. Good on you Scott, some simple yet logical and functional engineering for a change!! If its as good as it looks, i'll be getting one of these as my next rig.
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 @ Brugles, good point..
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 Haha that's exactly what I thought Wink . They just didn't want to make another Trek-clone-type single pivot thingy. I think that's the whole reason.
  • - 53
 of course you know anything, you damian shut your mouth , first look at your bike, you are not a DHer. go to another forum.
  • + 18
 You are funny... don't look at bike, look how i ride. When I look at your photos I don't see skill... just showing off. So you aren't DHer.
  • + 3
 You are some serious, serious dudes...
  • + 76
 @apachemauro, DAMIAN24 has some pretty good photos, looks like he loves riding his bike. You on the other hand have photoshop'd photos of you doing skids with your shirt off. You riding with your shirt off does two things, it makes your helmet look massive and it makes you look like a massive helmet.
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 Comment of the week Big Grin
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 YOU JUST LOVED MY PICS.
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  • + 23
 Great scott
  • + 25
 is that you Doc??
  • - 7
 I think most people on here are too young to get that
  • + 18
 I think not. That trilogy is my all time favorite. "Are you telling me you built a time machine... Out of a Delorean?"
  • + 1
 Oh right. Also comes out in the American "The Office"
  • + 3
 I got it and I'm 14. haha
  • + 4
 I can't believe you got 11 neg props for saying you think most people may be to young to get that. Lol PB
  • + 2
 Yeah I thought it wasa bit harsh for likely to be true statement
  • + 2
 at precisely 88 mph.... yo guna drive into some random farmers barn. dang its been ages since i watched that.
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  • + 17
 i like the straight tubes, triangular shape, compactness, and low stance. thumbs up
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  • + 14
 all this confusing nonsense. It is a single pivot with 4 linkages. If you think that is confusing, take a look at a lapierre. single pivot basically with 7 pivots. This is tame.
  • - 17
 It confuses me how Scott, who really made some sweet bikes the last couple of seasons, could make such an ugly piece all of a sudden....The linkage is nothing special at all.
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 ITs A Mess
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 You can bet that it will get cleaned up a fair amount before production.
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 The linkage struck me as a little ugly at first, like it does to many others, but then it quickly grew on my and I really like the overall lines and simple straight tubing as well as the position of the shock. If you look at it from a performance basis this thing is going to perform amazingly. Incredible lateral stiffness I'm sure, thanks to the single pivot, placing of the single pivot (High) means it will soak up those square edge hits much better than Brendan's old demo. Super low stand over, long stroke shock means really precise tuning, and the weights nice and even with the shock being right by the seat post. Can't wait to see it perform!
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  • + 14
 Why is everyone spazzing out about this? It looks cool. The linkage is simple and looks tough. I bet it goes like stink
  • + 3
 true dat. loooks pretty rad to me, perfect geo and a bit dark, moody, and slick looking and it doesn't look like a Trek :-) ......most of the waffling haters on here can't afford a bike like this anyway so they're not even "in market", as your salesman/marketing friend would tell you.
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 from what i see, all the linkage points to a longer shock. makes sense really ... longer shock translates to more slow speed bump as well as, a smoother ramp to compression. also with the center linkage as high as it is the rearward travel could be totally negative. or not positive until the big hit.... * looks smart Smile
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 I swear the last gambler ran a 10 inch stroke or something so I doubt it's a longer shock
  • + 6
 10" stroke aye?
  • - 1
 I've got a 'longer shock' and I give 10" 'strokes.

Too far?
  • + 1
 that shock is huge!
  • + 1
 if it were a 3.5" stroke hed most likely have a softer spring than a 400lbs. could be for that track though so who knows
  • + 1
 God dam it BRAIN FART yeah I meant Eye to Eye sorry guys
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  • + 10
 its not confusing at all i love the look of it
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 that crankset is damn LOW !!
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 easy to change the rear shock !
  • + 1
 Certainly easy...
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 im sorry to say to all those who said or thought "finally a new type of frame" its not.
i came across this old pic:
p1.pinkbike.com/photo/1053/pbpic1053996.jpg
i have not looked into it but from looking at it it seems to be from around 2003-2004
  • + 1
 so the earliest post in any forum i could find is from 2005, apart from that, the huge metal plate you see at the front is not part of the linkage but a pulley and path for the chain. apparently without it the chain growth would have been so high that the chain would rip, if thats the true reason i dont know.
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 Looks complicated cus we are looking at a picture. if we were seeing someone sit on it it wouldnt be so crazy. Rear triangle moves up. so everything in front of pivot point on rear triangle moves down. SOOO... the linkage from the front end of the rear triangle, that connects to the top of the shock, gets pulled down on. in order for this motion not to pull the shock from a vertical to a horizontal position another linkage was added from the frame to the first linkage which stops the forward swing and in turn transmits all the motion towards compression rather then just changing the angle of the shock
  • + 4
 Thanks for giving the blind people a heads up, but you missed one point if they can't see the picture they can't read the words, or do you think we're all thick as shit and only you can see how it works?
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 im guessing that comment was due to how i basically broke this suspension down for a child to understand but from reading all the comments about how peoples "brains hurt" while trying to understand the linkages i thought some people (obviously not people like you) might need a little umm... help
  • + 1
 umm... fair point
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 To everyone tripping over the linkage, its not that complex. It functions like one on a dirtbike with the shock actuated by the middle link. MX bikes have used this system for around 20 years now without any changes.
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 Looks like the majority of the links are in tension except between the free pivot and the top eye of the shock. This is pretty neat, having link working in tension opposed to compression allows to build them lighter. A member under tension don't need to be stiff lateraly because it doesn't have any risk of buckling like a link used in compression. Like others said, not complicated. but could have been simpler by using a pull-shock...
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  • + 6
 OMG, there are no words ...
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 This is the new Scott "buyme".
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 Finally a Scott that doesn't look like the designers has been on acid while making it, but actually looks good. Hope they don't clutter and spoil the production version with a lot of ugly graphics as they usually do. K.I.S.S.
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 So its 5% frame 95% linkage.. I think it looks a lot better with a bit of sag, i like the sound of the compression coming from the top and the bottom of the shock, im surprised no one has thought of that before. It looks okay but then again if its a top end downhill bike the function of it is more important and it looks like it performs well!
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 it reminds me a bit of the linkage that blkmrkt uses on the killswitch. but one thing that really bugs me is the access to the shock- theres no way you would be able to adjust anything without taking the shock out of the frame. also i spy new saint brakes and derailleur.
  • + 1
 Not able to adjust anything without taking the shock out? Looks like an RC4, H and L comp look very easy to access to me.. especially from that last pic, plus I have seen a lot worse...
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 I like the looks, generally a nice rig, nice finishing kit. But I think the head tube is just a bit too slack, I may be wrong cus' I don't know the actual angle but if it is as slack as it looks I'm thinking the handling would be a bit sloppy. Just my opinion though, I like my angles quite tight to give my rig a sharper feel, helps when snapping it around between trees on tighter tracks. Its just a balance I guess, you need a certain degree(pardon the pun)of slackness and bike length, especially for steep tracks.
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 just think of it as a VPP/parallel-link (think Canfield Jedi F1) suspension, turned around backwards. what would have been the "rear triangle" on the VPP just actuates the shock on this, and what would have been the lower link actuating the shock has turned into the swingarm. I admit, I stared at it for a few minutes trying to figure out WTF was going on, but once I looked at it like a backwards VPP/parallel-link suspension, it made perfect sense
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  • + 2
 But: Will it blend?



(My initial question though: If I put an orange in the right place, will it make me some nice juice? I need that out of a bike these days.)
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  • + 1
 It's a beautiful looking frame but just is a glorified single pivot, wich the only people who seem to do single pivot well nowa days is orange because they don't over complicate things.
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  • + 2
 I approve, nice design, nothing wrong with trying to be different, standing out and being unique is something I really like to see.
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  • + 1
 i like scott but i get the feeling they like making their bikes complex... idk but i kinda like simpler, cleaner frames. this ones sick but it just has a little too much going on
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 Count the pivots.. it may look confusing but note that there is the same amount of pivots as on the standard Gambler.
  • + 3
 I agree with levy here... at first I was a bit caught off guard with the setup, but after taking a sec to put it all togther the bike looks super sick. I deff wouldnt call it complex, it's simplistic and sensible really.
  • + 1
 you're right its definitely much simpler that it looks. i think id kinda like to see how it compares to some more standard suspension setups just to see if it may or may not have any advantages. to me although it is pretty simple it looks a bit like going in a circle to get the same place in a strait line if that makes any sense.
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  • + 4
 Looks pretty slick. A little unorthodox, but looks fast.
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 no good for rock ride,n then bb very low i know steps i,d catch the bash guard on i have the old gambler and thats low, but this is silly may aswell have a tomahawke haha , wish i,d kept my demo 9
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  • + 1
 personally i do like the look of the frame but that sort of single pivot is going back to square one many better suspension designs availible nowmuch rather ride my aluminum foes or a turner way better linkage
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  • + 1
 It prefere the old one, I didn't think there was anything wrong with it. This one seems strange and complicated, bit ugly too. The linkage might work very well though on the otherhand.
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  • + 1
 It looks so sick but it seems sort of deliberately rediculous. I guess I cant say because I've never ridden (and will likely never ride) one, but really, how complicated does it have to be?
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 It reminds me of an Ancillotti just a lot uglier and worse. If you want a moto style shock setup go with an Ancillotti
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  • + 1
 I say well done scott, i love how low slung this thing is, certainly looks like its gonna shift and stick like sh*t to a blanket
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  • + 2
 is that a moto shock! its huge! i dont know if i like it or think its ugly..
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  • + 1
 At first i was a little confused, but then i looked closer....i like the design, it is a little different but it still looks clean
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  • + 2
 Too many parts, too heavy. And that one single pivot is like the weak link in the frame.
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  • + 1
 Sweet jesus, it looks raked! guess on the head tube angle anyone? wonder how it feels..oh well probably find that out with a new PB post tomorrow!
  • + 1
 i'd say the angle is about 1.2 degrees lol
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  • + 3
 Das sieht ja mal scheiße aus.....
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  • + 1
 PB sucks for this bellow threshold BS... OUR VIEWS ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE GUY WHO SAYS THIS BIKE IS AWESOME FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!
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 I think people are getting a little tired of judging how a bike rides from seeing the first ever photo of it...
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  • + 3
 Never seen such a ugly Bike...I'm sorry !
  • + 0
 totally agree, that frame is something only a mother could love
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  • + 2
 First thoughts on this bike looks wise were not so great, but the more i look at it the more I am liking it.
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  • + 2
 Awesome only what like $9000.00 ? Bike's going to cost as much as a hyundai. But 100% better than the old gambler.
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 Looks awesome but is infact JUST A SINGLE PIVOT. Heath Robinson, or Rube Goldberg to you in the States would be very proud indeed!
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 I like the fact that its not carbon. Having said that, it wouldn't surprise me to see a carbon version before the end of the season. I would buy one
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  • + 3
 i honestly think this is one of the best looking dh bikes ive ever seen
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 I just spent like 5 minutes figuring out how that system works + not very practical for tha average rider how the hel are you supposed to clean that thing?!
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 Honestly I think the linkage system for the rear shock looks completely retarded.
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 Wtf is that thing? So not by my taste
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 That bike looks so slack that it should have a sleeping bag on the front and Bren Dawg should be wearing a biker vest.....
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 definatley one of the more uglier bikes i've seen. it's way too complicated. it needs to be simple and clean. not hey lets see how many pivots point we can throw in there just for fun. idk...
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  • + 2
 Another great frame from Scott. Haters gonna hate.
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 That Bottom bracket looks like it might be under 13.5"...
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 Linkage quite complex to see but that's nice to see something different from 4bar linkage !! I like it
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 Is that a DOSS seat post as well??
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 I think is a Reverb
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 No its most definitely not a Reverb on a fox factory bike silly goose.
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 Duh, Homer...sorry.
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 Suspension looks sick, appears a little complicated, it would be great to see the phantom take some shots of it!
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 Its shit, the slack headset and the confusing config. usual Scott makes a shitter of a bike!
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  • + 1
 Good looking rig! I wonder how it really handles and holds up thru a season or two of punishment without replacing parts...
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  • + 1
 amazing looking beast! looks like they've photoshopped the fattest joint ever out of brandens mouth lol
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 can you say it again, UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and complicated
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 fatty brendog bottoming that thing out just by sitting on it, nah he is a legend and loving the bike
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 all i wanna know is how much am i gonna have to save up?? how much this gonna RRP at?? LOVE IT
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 If you don't have the funn fatboy's...your too slow for WC's.
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 His bars are almost flat..... and he was the first one to start the flat bars are for XC riders jive.
What are those bars, 2mm rise?

Good work Brendog, what's next? You'll say riser bars are for hipsters?
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 New saint brakes in the last picture?
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 prefer the old ones!!
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 Looks sick but the rear triangle looks as if they are bringing back the Nitrous! I want one though!
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 I like it. Nice LONG shock=good progression and control. Take note Giant (stupid short shocks).
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 that is sick, i so want a Dh rig but i would never get much chance to ride one
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 Drool Drool Drool Drool Drool Helmet Pimp wow id love one.that thing is a race beast!
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 Considering it's placement, it should be neat to watch the linkage in action.
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 i want this bike........so nice suspension system.fortunately scott pulled out something really good
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 even has the fox doss post !
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 if the old gambler was 1kg lighter...........it could be perfect.
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 i want to see a video on just a compression to see how every thing moves
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 What a mess, Scott love making the most simplest thing complicated. Crazy.
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 looks like a 4 piston XTR!
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 leverage my ass, Its still a single pivot. Sucks!
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 hurry up and release it for consumers.
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 Liking those dt swiss wheels.
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 OMG. DEEEAM, i want to buy this bike. yea
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 I saw this and literally started laughing
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 Yh thats on my xmas list Big Grin
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 sick wwwwwwaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy better than a gambler!!!!
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 somewhat hideous.
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 i bet taking the rear shock must be a bitch
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 again....single pivot lameness.....
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 Dear god, change that front tire before a brother has to throw it down
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 im 6ft4 an 21stone, dont think it would be right for me somehow Frown
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 The search for the holy labyrinth!!!!!!
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 it is so low on the second to last photo
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 Awsome bike but it looks like a plate of spegetti.
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 Looks like a Comencal/ Glory, looks terible!
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 Astrix Halo anyone? [PI=2909451 size=l align=c][/PI]
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 what wheels are those with green hubs and white spokes
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 DT swiss fx 1950 tricons, and unless your minted i wouldnt bother, worked out about £1200 for the wheelset when i went to get my izimu built up, needless to say i went with a set of hope hoops instead. do look mega bling tho.
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 WTF NO VOLTAGE DH?!!
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 voltage DH is a voltage, difference is 20mm on the back wheel, an adjustable headset and/or some offset shock bushes. scott could never justify that as their top bike. Manufacturers need to charge top dollar for the DH bikes, the top of the line. Your product range wont work if the top of the line is cheaper than your AM bike.

Front triangle is very similar to a Voltage front triangle with a bracket welded on to the seat tube to suit the new shock position. The down tube location has been brought further out and curved to accept the length of a 9.5 shock. Something a voltage front triangle could not do in this position. Going by the weld seams on the rear triangle It looks like this is also aluminum. I think its a nice bike but the front and rear parts of the frame don't go, two different styles since the tubes have been borrowed from a voltage (same hydro forming shape). I´d also fit a Ball guard to that linkage setup, squinty landing after a big drop, neutered.

Jokes/Cosmetics aside this bike will be very fast and looks like it should be very stable. Being all aluminum it shouldnt be mental money either.
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 some serious linkages on that
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 I prefer the new gambler...
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 I'd call it a scissorbill
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 Will be interesting to see how this bike develops over the season...
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 this lloks like last herb dh frame
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 awesome frame!!
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 isnt this like ancillotti suspension but moved inside the front triangle?
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 Not sure why everyone is so surprised that it doesn't look good, it's not like Scott was building beautiful bikes before this mess.
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 Totally agree. Except the Voltage DJs.
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 Is it 267 mm eye to eye shock ?
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 www.pinkbike.com/photo/7839322/?s5

the spring is 400x3,50 so yes it has to be 267 Smile
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 Thank you
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 your welcome Smile
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 How big is that shock, looks cool tho Smile
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 Huge! 10.50x3.50
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 Are you sure? Shock looks so long because this frame is very low Smile
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 Well, I'm not.... but it definitely looks huge! lol
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 Head looks like 50° haha... Harley Davidson anyone?
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 Someting new! Nice one SCOTT! (Y)
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 Liking the death grip on the front brake.
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 awesome!!! never seen something like this
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 Looks like i was wrong about it being carbon...
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 Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wtf happen here. Go back to Specialize Brandog!
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 They need to design some sort of cover over the linkage bit...to hide it.
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 If done right, I think it could work. And the cover can keep the shock, and bearings stay cleaner longer. Having said that, you'll be surprised how many things would look bland without a creative graphics design. Actually, this Scott model has a unique configuration of links. I wonder if some graphics artist can come up with a paint scheme to enhance this feature. ie. perhaps accentuating the scissor-like silhouette.
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 @techyiam - I couldn't prop you more! Read both your comments on this post and they are bang on! I've done a bit of bike design and I totally agree with what you're saying.
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 What's the Husqvarna conection on the number plate??
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 Looks abit like Last Herb, but with the shock and all the links in front of the seat-tube, and it looks sick!
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 Ugly, overly complicated. "Innovation" at all costs.
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 Cannondale Moto linkage !
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 little bit like my Last Herb, single pivot with a linkage driven shock
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 Sweetest Scott ever.
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 craziest linkage ive ever seen looks like a cross bewtween the old cannondale hatchet drive and a evil
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 Isn't the designer(s) for Scott formerly of Cannondale?
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 i haver no idea i was just speaking what it looks liek to me
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 looks sick, cant wait for production one !!
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 I first thought they went through that whole hassle just to fit a bigger shock, but it seems to be standard 241. Confusing. Why did they mess this up so badly?
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 I would say it's a 10.50x3.50
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 nice ride.. looks very small tho.
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 Cane Creek spring on a Fox. Priceless.
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 A ja jestem ciekawy jaka jest dlugosc montazowa dampera w tej ramie, wydaje sie baaardzo dlugi ;p Ale ogolnie wyglada super
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 uglysius linkage!
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 wtf ! this thing look's stupid..
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 Looks Sick!!!! but the rear linkage :O Complicated
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 Count the pivots.. it may look confusing but note that there is the same amount of pivots as on the standard Gambler.
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 Dropper post on a DH bike?
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 DOSS(drop on steep stuff) Fox post
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 aaaahahahahahahahahaha! Way to hit it out of the park, Scott. bwaa-ha-ha.
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 Oh hello, Commencal.
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 SWEETTTTTTTTT
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 looks gnarly, i like it
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 When will it be ready
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 I would ride this.
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 incredible!!!!!
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 muchos complicated
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 he's my money, give me!
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 i prefer the old gambler
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 looks sick Wink

Love it..
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