Scott Releases New 180mm Ransom eRide

Sep 18, 2020
by SCOTT Sports  

PRESS RELEASE: Scott Sports

Progressive geometry, outstanding versatility, the latest Bosch Performance CX, enduring 625Wh with a fully removable internal battery and 180mm of travel front and rear, the Ransom eRIDE ticks all the boxes.

When it comes to the design of our eMTB range of eRIDE Bikes, our goal is always to provide the best e-bike possible to the consumer. From all-mountain machines, to eMTB's for the MTB curious, we've got top notch models for any type of riding. The all-new Ransom eRIDE successfully expands Scott's eRIDE MTB range into the long travel enduro/freeride segment.

Scott Ransom eRide

Versatility

While developing the Ransom eRIDE, we had an e-bike in mind that was able to go down the roughest trails, jump, corner, manual… nothing less that what you'd like to do with your enduro bike. On an electric bike, jumping, cornering and manualing also applies to the uphills and this versatility was at the center of the development of the Ransom eRIDE. A steep seat angle, centered weight and a slack head angle make this Ransom eRIDE a beast for anything from your favorite bike-parks to your home trails.

Scott Ransom eRide
Scott Ransom eRide


Suspension

Topped off with more travel, the Ransom eRIDE benefits from a more sensitive suspension curve at the beginning of the travel together with firmer compression towards the end of the travel. The kinematic was specifically developed to meet the requirements of an E-Enduro bike.

bigquotesThe goal was to provide the most capable E-Bike SCOTT has ever developed. With 180mm of travel front & back together with the 29er wheels and the aggressive geometry it makes it ride like a magic carpet…up and down!"Andreas Ziegler, Product Manager eRIDE

Scott Ransom eRide

Drive Unit & Assistance

The Ransom eRIDE is assisted by the Bosch Performance CX Generation 4 with a maximum power output of 85Nm and support of 340%. Fully integrated, the 625Wh battery is removable for convenient charging options. Choose between 4 assist modes or opt for the comfort of the eMTB mode which automatically adapts to a natural feeling assist. Rely on the best drive unit available on the market.

Thanks to the Bosch Performance CX generation 4, the assistance can be customized, feel free to adapt the % of assistance delivered by the motor for each mode. The Bosch drive unit benefits from friction free technology which gives you the feeling of a normal bike if the motor is off or if you are pedaling above 25km/h.


Scott Ransom eRide

Scott Ransom eRide


Scott Ransom eRide

Scott Ransom eRide
Ransom eRide 910 - € 6,999
Scott Ransom eRide
Ransom eRide 920 - € 5,499



More information: Scott Sports



Photo Credits: Jochen Haar
Video Credits: Shaperideshoot -Gaëtan Rey



99 Comments

  • 56 6
 I may not sweat as much while riding my ebike up the hill, but at 54.6 lbs it's like wrestling a bear going down. I damn near ripped the bars off my 28 lbs acoustic bike the last time I rode it.
  • 107 2
 Seriously, people who say "oh that's not a workout, it's like riding a dirtbike" have clearly never ridden a dirtbike.
  • 20 10
 Haha, acoustic. I like it :-)
  • 15 1
 @roma258: exactly... people are trying to speak to what riding an ebike is like yet never stepped foot on one and refuse to if you encourage them. Their loss!
  • 9 20
flag Bedeye (Sep 18, 2020 at 12:18) (Below Threshold)
 @roma258: it's not hard, its more like just cruising around on a farm bike in a paddock than riding a dirt bike on a track.

It doesn't have to be hard either not everybody likes a bit of adversity in their hobby. I actually think they are great for anybody who's fitness is bad enough to stop them riding, if they are sick or have a disability more power to them.
  • 41 12
 @Bedeye: They are for everybody. I am not sick, crippled or overweight. I am a pretty advanced athlete and I choose to ride an eBike because I enjoy non-stop action, more downs, and a better workout. It's all in how you ride them. I can cover twice as many miles (which equates to twice as many downhill runs) in half the time, and also ends up being a better workout than on my Acoustic Bike.
  • 6 1
 @roma258: it is a workout, just not as much of a workout when compared to a regular bike. 40km on my local trails is about my limit on my trail bike, on the eeb i can ride over 70km. im still working out which is faster and its very close once the trails point down hill. still not sure which i prefer, but i do know that the eeb is getting ridden more.
  • 8 0
 @sailor74: I've actually never ridden an eMTB, but I've been riding offroad for a long time, longer than MTB actually and it's a hell of a workout. The existence of a motor does not mean lack of physical exertion, it's just a different type of a workout.
  • 3 0
 I can't wait until the next time I get on a pedal bike...MY ARMS ARE HUGE AFTER RIDING EEBS SINCE MARCH AND I'M GONNA BE ABLE TO PROBABLY DO A HOP FLIP actually i can wait, as i've been avoiding riding anything but eeb for 1200 miles
  • 5 0
 @sailor74: I was having a discussion about this with someone today, since I got my E-mtb 14 months ago, I've ridden my enduro bike 5 times! It's literally a garage ornament now.
  • 3 1
 @Brasher: I sold my pedal bike after ten rides / 200 miles on the eeb. Figured it wouldn't be worth any more than on that day back in April...that may have been a slight miscalculation but not by much. It felt like a movie scene, with a viral apocalypse looming and all that. Sold the best bike I ever had.

I started out by putting aside a couple hours a day to figure out where I went wrong. Searching for a legit reason for the seller's remorse I felt. That's gone now. There's no reason for me to have a pedal bike anymore.

I'd go through the reasons why, but you know them.

It's so great to see more and more bikes show up that are as good or better than mine (orders of magnitude better than that Best Pedal Bike Ever). My next bike is going to be SO DAMN GOOD!!!
  • 3 0
 @owl-X: Agreed, However I am in a position now where I've cracked my eeb frame, having the enduro as a "backup" of sorts means I can still get out there for my mental sanity. I will always love a shuttle day or lift/gondola on the Commencal META so it has it's place for me still.
  • 1 0
 @joostd: aka unplugged.
  • 1 1
 @roma258: An $8286.60 USD dirt bike.
  • 2 0
 Hell, I LOVE IT that acoustic, You pointed out !!!
  • 2 0
 @emmex510: are twice the downhills really worth it if i have to ride a 50lb bike
  • 3 0
 @huvudvind: obviously you never rode in the early 00's. My old Norco was 50lbs, my brother rode a 48lbs Kona, and my best bud rode a 52lbs specialized. Its only the last decade that most dh bikes have dropped under 40lbs and enduros under 30lbs.
  • 2 0
 @hypa: My 2002 Banshee Scream was 52lbs and my 2005 Giant Faith was 49lbs and I'm hearing the same comments from ebike riders that I heard then minus the 'this thing is a tank to pedal'

- super planted
- confident inspiring
- brake early! Razz

With battery tech changing you'll soon see 40lb E-bikes, smaller more efficient motors with lighter, longer range batteries. Sounds like a lot of FUN to me!

I mean this kid is 19!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTK5dnj5nOs

Oh and he did this... hmmmm, I guess it is about FUN!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjkgpG6WZh8

Says it all Wink
  • 1 0
 @joostd: we call traditional rides "analogue" bikes. Huge heavy hitting crew here in nelson BC riding emtbs
  • 27 2
 Let’s get this over with.

Grim bikes needs to release an “e-nutt” with dual crown and proper futuristic geo. Screw climbing compromises, just turbo it all uphill and fly downhill. That’s all we want to do anyway.
  • 15 0
 Like the specialized kenevo?
  • 20 1
 whats the point of a motor and 50+ pound weight if it doesn't have at least 8" of travel and dual crowns!
  • 3 0
 @Tr011: yeah, but on crack!
  • 5 0
 You get my vote for President!
  • 7 0
 @taurausmountain: that cant really be considered a compliment anymore
  • 4 0
 @Tr011: amen brother. after my first got stolen, went right back in for another. badass bike on anything. and while this scott isn't as nice looking, it ain't ugly, and 180 is what I'm in for from here on out with ebikes.
  • 10 0
 That table is a big mess of numbers. Hi bb = bigger bb drop? And I can turn that front triangle as much as I want but if I drop the bb, yes it slackens the head tube angle. But it can’t lengthen the reach and steepen the seat angle. Unless they made an elastic triangle.
  • 1 0
 I was looking at the Gambler geo chart and it too has the Hi position mean more bb drop. The STA and Reach really have me scratching my head on this one. ??
  • 1 0
 I think the High position shows the numbers for 29 inch rear wheel, and the Low for 27.5. So even though the BB in High is higher above ground, the drop relative to wheel axle is bigger. It's the same for all their bikes that accept 2 wheel sizes, like Gambler. Not exactly self explanatory, I know Smile
  • 13 0
 Holy chainstays Batman!
  • 5 1
 This! My Sight VLT at 458mm feels loooong. Feels good on foot out backcountry flat turns, but it's for sure noticeable standing up pedaling on mellower stuff. Interesting how Kona got the new remote with 29ers in the back to be 435mm, the sweet spot most bikes have landed on.
  • 2 0
 @coletrane-mtb: to be fair might make sense for the largest size but too big for the smallest.
  • 1 0
 @coletrane-mtb: had to doublecheck...that’s longer than the range (440)...then remembered the Sight is a 29er.

Range took some getting used to, I just have to go way faster than rational.
  • 1 0
 ooof was about to say the same
  • 8 0
 Does seem like that would be a perfect fit for a dual crown fork.

I don't understand why they don't just make all ebikes basically full DH rigs with dropper posts. This is so close, why not just go that extra?
  • 3 0
 The problem with this one (and my Trek Rail) when it comes to fitting a dual crown is that the down tube is so fat (to fit the battery) that your turning circle would be very supertanker-like.
Just a design question, I suppose... any bike that would offer a d-c option would need to taper the down tube at the head tube.
  • 1 1
 @RobbyRideGuide: super boost ebike 150mm thru axle would fix that Wink
  • 1 0
 @RobbyRideGuide: ah yes hadn't thought of that
  • 1 0
 Well because they wouldn’t be fun on a lot of trails. I had a Kanevo briefly and it was just overkill on most of my trails at least. Hard to pop off anything with all that weight and squish. Great in the bike park. Now I have a turbo SL nocked off 20 lbs and it’s way more fun on the average trail.
  • 3 0
 I hate that I can’t edit spelling...
  • 2 0
 Totally. I fitted a boxxer to my gen1 kenevo and the gen2 expert came with one. I wouldn't want a creaky CSU flexi single crown fork again even if it had 38mm legs. Perfect for the bikepark trails I ride. I think this Scott with a boxxer and 650b rear wheel would be epic.
  • 1 0
 @thechunderdownunder: yes it would be nice to be able to edit spelling without having to switch to desktop view
  • 9 0
 That 910 paint job is sweet!
  • 1 0
 Yep, it's a good looking bike and then you wrap it in old land rover green and you are now seriously playing with my emotions
  • 3 0
 If only the high-end versions of their regular 2021 lineup looked that good...
  • 9 2
 Damn this looks like fun for repeating laps at the park
  • 9 3
 Yeah @SCOTT-Sports that's a freaking good loking beast, of course Ben can't keep the front wheel down!
PROPS guys
  • 6 0
 Why didn't they name it the Voltage?
  • 5 1
 Seriously, people who say "oh that's not a workout, it's like riding a dirtbike" have clearly never ridden a dirtbike.
  • 3 1
 yeah there are few sports claims as silly...motocross riders are up there with gymnasts for pound-for-pound strength. same guys think they could last a round with a flyweight fighter too. It's adorable.
  • 4 0
 Can we get a weight one time?
  • 1 0
 Thank you!!!!
  • 7 0
 Heavy
  • 14 1
 Does it really matter? It's got a motor and 180mm of travel.
  • 3 0
 54.45lb
  • 9 1
 I got you bud. It weighs about a metric fuck ton.
  • 3 0
 I wonder why there is not a coil on the rear, i would think the weight is not as much of an issue
  • 3 1
 Need a 1000lb spring on that poor sucker
  • 2 0
 Probably packaging. It looks pretty tight around the shock.
  • 1 0
 @Afterschoolsports: If it fits an X2 I can't imagine a coil would be too much trouble
  • 4 0
 so this is their offering for frEEriders?
  • 3 0
 I recon more than a few of them will be fitted with a set of dual crown forks.
  • 2 1
 Sick video with even sicker riding. Ben still styling and teaching the kids how to ride! Bike looks decent and so does the geo, shame the seat tube lengths are still on the long side especially the XL.
  • 1 1
 I can’t wait to get my E stationary bike to go further and get a better work out. How quickly the narrative changes lol why walk when I can drive still getting a work out. We may not agree on this topic but tell me what’s easier riding 10km to work with or without a motor? One thing is for sure anything on two wheels is fun!
  • 2 0
 Damn... wouldn't mind if this geo/suspension made its way to the acoustic version.
  • 2 3
 Ebikes are perfect for Covid-19 recovery, we all know this virus came from europe not China. What we haven’t considered is possibility that it was made it a lab for sole purpose of spreading ebike virus to America. These European bike and motor manufacturers have ploy to sell more ebikes. It’s a damn conspiracy I tell you.
  • 1 0
 Interesting Zeb with Fox X2 on the 920 build. Wonder why. Maybe I'm wrong but don't see that very often
  • 2 0
 Think its a proprietary one-off X2 specific to this bike similar to the Fox NUDE shocks on the non-electric Ransom.
  • 3 1
 Do we not even mention wheel size anymore....assuming it's 29?
  • 3 0
 "The goal was to provide the most capable E-Bike SCOTT has ever developed. With 180mm of travel front & back together with the 29er wheels and the aggressive geometry it makes it ride like a magic carpet…up and down!"
  • 2 0
 Acoustic bikes ha keep it Downcountry
  • 3 4
 You want a super expensive and fragile bike that has all the bells and whistles that nobody asked for that needs fixing all the time and doesn’t stay fixed and no mechanic wants to touch it?
Get a Scott
  • 2 0
 Nice and The best is no twinlock
  • 1 0
 Curious as to why the bike in the pics has a Shimano motor...?
  • 1 0
 Nevermind. Smartphone effect.
  • 1 0
 That piggyback shock looking a little funky mounted like that.
  • 2 0
 Release date???
  • 1 0
 Not bad looking. Theos still probably best
  • 1 0
 The Theos is awesome looking but unfortunately not available in US Yet
  • 1 0
 Reach still shortish unless high bb so hopefully thats the good setting
  • 1 0
 So, when does this stop being a mountain bike and it becomes a motorbike?
  • 1 0
 @scott-sports is this updated geo coming to the regular ransom??
  • 2 3
 it's such a cute looking motorized bike
  • 1 3
 Why didn't they clean it before the pictures?
  • 1 4
 Holy moly that's a truck!
  • 2 5
 electronic motor bikes suck!!!
  • 3 0
 What about electric mountain bikes?
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