Bike Check: Marine Cabirou's Game of Thrones Scott Gambler - Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Champs 2019

Aug 30, 2019
by Daniel Sapp  



A fifth place, two fourths, two seconds, and two firsts spell the order in which Marine Cabirou has steadily risen up in the World Cup circuit this year. As the 2016 Junior World Champion, she's no stranger to the rainbow jersey.

Cabirou has only gotten stronger this year in her racing, as clearly shown by her consistent results and is a sure contender to take the top spot on the podium this weekend in Mont Sainte Anne. The 22-year-old from France is part of undoubtedly the strongest gravity team in the world this week as the French are in French Canada and poised to dominate as they have all season.

With her new team, it seems that Cabirou has settled into her Scott Gambler quite comfortably. Scott have made her a custom, chrome Game-of-Thrones-themed one as she looks a bit like Maisie Williams, the actor who plays Arya Stark on the show. Let's check it out.

Rider Name // Marine Cabirou
Age: 22
Hometown: Millau, France
Instagram: @marine_cabirou


Scott Gambler Details

Frame: Scott Gambler
Shock: Fox DHX2
Fork: Fox 49
Wheels: Mavic
Tires: Maxxis Assegai, 1.6 bar rear, 1.5 front
Inserts: Rear only
Drivetrain: TRP/RaceFace
Brakes: TRP
Cockpit: Syncros bar and stem, 770mm wide bars
Size: Medium

With a new bike and team for the season, it seems as if hasn't taken all that long for Marine to get adjusted to the fit. She's been working with her mechanic, Fred Brunel, since winter to get her set up dialed in. After about three months, everything was ready to start the season. After running the 29" wheeled set up, Caribou has decided to go with a mixed wheel size as it's a more comfortable fit for her.

The frame has some adjustability built into it with four different positions the rear can be set in and she's running it in a middle position. She's also running her chainstays in the shorter position.


A TRP drivetrain manages the shifts while RaceFace cranks make the wheels go 'round.


The cockpit is set to be as low as possible with no spacers under the stem. Her bars are at 770mm. The set up she started with this week is about the same as what she's going to race with. There are five tokens in the fork and 70psi, with 11 clicks of LSC, and 13 of HSC. There are 5 clicks of LSR, and 6 of HSR.



There is a 400lb spring on the shock and her compression has been varying race to race. Here, she has a fairly open compression and rebound tune. Marine is very particular about her rear shock set up. There are a few other touches that were eluded to as far as special setup in the fork and wheels is concerned but no more information on that was given out. Trade secrets.

Maxxis Assegai tires and details...



Regions in Article
Mont-Sainte-Anne DH Park


62 Comments

  • 76 2
 I'm quite fond of the chrome
  • 27 1
 Her chrome needle looks sharp
  • 19 0
 @jdeuce: People who've never seen GOT are like whaaa!?
  • 8 0
 Needle is the right metaphor, it just sounds bad if you don't know the show. My bike would say "God of tits and wine".
  • 3 1
 I have no idea what you people are talking about. EDIT: just realized this is a Game of Thrones bike. Whooooshed myself
  • 5 2
 Wow, just wow !!! That frame looks amazing. Just lose that flaky, obnoxious Fox orange spring.
  • 1 0
 @I’ll agree with that. Maybe a black, chrome, or gold nested spring would’ve done it 100%.. good call!
  • 4 0
 "I drink and i ride bikes"
  • 1 0
 @paulhern: black. Definitely black.
  • 1 0
 wheres Needles when you need him!!
  • 42 0
 you mean game of chromes?
  • 14 0
 The girl receives a DH bike. The girl is going to ride fast. The girl is going for the win.
  • 9 0
 Duh, It’s not chrome, it’s Valyrian steel
  • 35 0
 With a bike like that, She'll definitely defeat the Mountain.
  • 3 0
 That's spot on!
  • 24 0
 I just learned TRP makes a derailleur.
  • 1 0
 looks pretty trick too. Gwin helped develop it and has been running it for some time now. Got to feel one in the flesh, the shifter action feels pretty ace
  • 1 6
flag satansdog (Aug 30, 2019 at 11:59) (Below Threshold)
 @74tenomresc: im sure that’s why none of the scott riders are actually using it when riding, as soon as they are done with the pictures they replace it with sram X01 dh haha
  • 17 0
 best looking bike at worlds so far
  • 15 0
 She really does look a bit like Maisie Williams
  • 6 0
 Can we please get one last #MarineCaribou misspelling for old time's sake? Those were the days, my friends, when migratory sea-mammals herded on PB.
  • 6 0
 No Sram or Shimano to be seen . Cool that there are real options other than the two big S companies. Bike looks beautiful !
  • 1 0
 Hannah's bike too. Pretty rad that some companies are breaking out.
  • 2 1
 Bring back the proudly French Simplex Derailleurs of the 1970s!
  • 5 0
 Enve M9 wheels? Those look like Mavics.
  • 4 0
 whats with the little lever near the derailleur hanger on that TRP dh7 derailleur?
  • 2 0
 Maybe to lock in position for removing the wheel. Then you don't have to hold it out of the way.
  • 18 0
 derailleur has been develloped with Gwin. So it's probably an automatic chain breaker.
  • 11 0
 breaker of chains is in keeping with the theme
  • 5 0
 Wait, it's Cabirou? I always thought it was Caribou. I need to drink less.
  • 2 0
 see below
  • 4 0
 1.6 bar, hmm
it is a 27-5 rear and 29" front?
  • 1 0
 Yes, "After running the 29" wheeled set up, Caribou has decided to go with a mixed wheel size as it's a more comfortable fit for her."
  • 6 3
 Just wait til she pulls the "Many Faces Man" stunt, becomes Aaron Gwin, wins both the men's AND women's jersey.
  • 3 0
 Most folks (not all obviously) love chrome polished aluminum look so why don’t bike manufacturers offer it more often?
  • 3 0
 By far the hottest bike on the track this year! Go Marine!
  • 3 0
 I assume the chrome is done with a wrap ? Does anyone know ?
  • 2 0
 it is. There is a video somewhere on youtube to confirm.. Too lazy to search for it tho.
  • 1 1
 Hot bike. Surprised to see that chainguide with oversized boat rudder bash guard relative to ring size. That thing stick out really far and seems like it unnecessarily sacrifices ground clearance.
  • 1 0
 I guess whatever is over the rear mech cable is to protect it? Bike looks great.
  • 5 3
 The chrome bike curse though
  • 2 2
 Peaty, Les Gets, bad.
  • 3 0
 Love it. Nice work Scott
  • 3 0
 This is so sick!
  • 1 0
 The chrome is sick, but the built-in "dirty" parts would bother me to no end. To me it would never look clean.
  • 3 0
 Alluded.
  • 2 0
 Alluded NOT eluded. Nice looking bike.
  • 6 5
 I'm always winning when I'm coming.
  • 3 1
 So tidy it's filthy!
  • 1 1
 I would like to see a comparison of a Trek Session vs Scott Gambler in handling ground/air and frame strength.
  • 1 0
 But what does Bobby B think?
  • 2 0
 WINE! WINE! MOOOOOOOOAR WINE!
  • 1 0
 Marine was not a junior in 2016. She was 2015 junior world champ
  • 1 0
 “Winning is coming”. Lol
  • 3 3
 will she kill the night king to end the season?
  • 1 0
 Best looking bike there
  • 1 1
 what kind of paint do they use to do this?
  • 1 0
 None. You just sand and polish until it all comes off ahaha
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