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Posted: May 9, 2021 at 12:37 Quote
lance2012 wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:
lance2012 wrote:
Hi,

I’ve got a Scott gambler 920 2020 model that’s had what I’d call light use since having it, as all the parks have been closed. Since day one the rear wheel has juddered under braking. I’ve replaced the brakes so it wasn’t that, it’s had new pads, a new rotor and it’s still there. It’s getting annoying beyond belief and driving me crazy. I just don’t know what it can be. The rear wheel seems good to me, i.e bearings, tyres got plenty of grip on so I just don’t understand what is causing it. Does anyone have any ideas or is this normal? Surely it shouldn’t judder under braking

Could be an alignment issue with your caliper or the adapter was installed incorrectly (I've had this happen when I bought a new bike). Can you post close up pics?

I actually cant find out how you add photos to this conversation. I cant see how I can add it. But heres a link. Sorry. https://www.pinkbike.com/u/lance2012/album/Mobile

Posted: May 12, 2021 at 1:33 Quote
Took a pic of my gambler. Ive now added some 511 rims as the stock weren't very confidence inspiring
Scott Gambler

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 4:31 Quote
I have the 2020 920 Gambler. Can someone please point me to the correct spring? I’m 210(95KG) and mostly so free ride.

Thanks!

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 7:03 Quote
wllmd wrote:
I have the 2020 920 Gambler. Can someone please point me to the correct spring? I’m 210(95KG) and mostly so free ride.

Thanks!

I would go 450 or 475

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 7:12 Quote
mixmastamikal wrote:
wllmd wrote:
I have the 2020 920 Gambler. Can someone please point me to the correct spring? I’m 210(95KG) and mostly so free ride.

Thanks!

I would go 450 or 475

Seems pretty low? I'd go at least 500

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 7:19 Quote
ThunderChunk wrote:
mixmastamikal wrote:
wllmd wrote:
I have the 2020 920 Gambler. Can someone please point me to the correct spring? I’m 210(95KG) and mostly so free ride.

Thanks!

I would go 450 or 475

Seems pretty low? I'd go at least 500

It all depends on how much sag you are aiming for. 500 would have you at like 22%

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 10:53 Quote
mixmastamikal wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:
mixmastamikal wrote:


I would go 450 or 475

Seems pretty low? I'd go at least 500

It all depends on how much sag you are aiming for. 500 would have you at like 22%

Yeah it comes with 450 and that is just way too soft. I ordered a 550 and 600 spring to test.

Posted: May 21, 2021 at 22:00 Quote
mixmastamikal wrote:
ThunderChunk wrote:
mixmastamikal wrote:


I would go 450 or 475

Seems pretty low? I'd go at least 500

It all depends on how much sag you are aiming for. 500 would have you at like 22%

That sounds way off unless if the gambler is really progressive. My buddy has a commencal and weighs just over 200. He ordered a 580 spring

Posted: May 22, 2021 at 17:26 Quote
The supreme DH is an outlier in this regard due to it's kinematics. Commencal recommends 20% sag as neutral (18% for firm and 22%). As for the gambler, Brendan Faircloth runs his suspension insanely stiff and had a 525 on his rampage bike. So maybe you can see why I am sceptical that you need a 600.

Posted: May 22, 2021 at 23:03 Quote
mixmastamikal wrote:
The supreme DH is an outlier in this regard due to it's kinematics. Commencal recommends 20% sag as neutral (18% for firm and 22%). As for the gambler, Brendan Faircloth runs his suspension insanely stiff and had a 525 on his rampage bike. So maybe you can see why I am sceptical that you need a 600.

Good to know man. Thanks. The 450 was just so soft it wasn’t even fun on the freeride trail.

Posted: May 29, 2021 at 5:47 Quote
2019 Gambler range.

Evo is having a pretty killer sale right now on leftover 2019 models.

I'm leaning toward the 730 even tho it's 'bottom line', for 10-20 days in the DH bike park each year (Snowshoe WV), will the X-Fusion shock/fork feel subpar or am I overthinking it?

Thanks for any advice in advance!

Posted: May 29, 2021 at 19:15 Quote
Falco86 wrote:
2019 Gambler range.

Evo is having a pretty killer sale right now on leftover 2019 models.

I'm leaning toward the 730 even tho it's 'bottom line', for 10-20 days in the DH bike park each year (Snowshoe WV), will the X-Fusion shock/fork feel subpar or am I overthinking it?

Thanks for any advice in advance!

X fusion air shocks are absolutely horrible. However the coils are not bad from what I hear. The rv1 fork is actually really good. Right up there with a boxxer WC or fox factory elite. Even though it's considered a budget fork, it performs way above its price point. Plus it's coil which is pretty sick. I'd say go for it. As for the frame, I had one and it's definitely ahead of its time for geometry. It rides extremely well.

Posted: May 30, 2021 at 6:47 Quote
Falco86 wrote:
2019 Gambler range.

Evo is having a pretty killer sale right now on leftover 2019 models.

I'm leaning toward the 730 even tho it's 'bottom line', for 10-20 days in the DH bike park each year (Snowshoe WV), will the X-Fusion shock/fork feel subpar or am I overthinking it?

Thanks for any advice in advance!

The gambler is such an amazing bike with its single pivot and floating link design. It is an amazing all around dh bike. Buy it, mine rides better than the new asscheecks demo

Posted: May 31, 2021 at 9:06 Quote
hopefully I can find a 2020/21 910 or 920 (29er) for sale and wondering what size you guys are riding? im 5' 10" and the calculator on Scott has me dead smack in the middle of sizes, if I change my height or inseam by 1/2" it changes between M or L.

thanks!

Posted: May 31, 2021 at 9:18 Quote
alaskarider89 wrote:
hopefully I can find a 2020/21 910 or 920 (29er) for sale and wondering what size you guys are riding? im 5' 10" and the calculator on Scott has me dead smack in the middle of sizes, if I change my height or inseam by 1/2" it changes between M or L.

thanks!

Go large. I'm 5'5" and would buy the medium myself.


 
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