Scott Sports Donate 6 Frames for Paul Basagoitia's Road 2 Recovery Foundation

Dec 16, 2015 at 3:45
by Pinkbike Staff  
Scott Sports has partnered with the Road 2 Recovery Foundation to help raise funds for injured Scott rider Paul Basagoitia. Paul suffered a spinal injury while competing at the Red Bull Rampage in October, and he has been undergoing medical treatment and physical therapy since then. As soon as Paul’s injuries became widely known, Road 2 Recovery began a fundraising page dedicated to supporting his treatment and recovery. Now, Road 2 Recovery is hosting a raffle drawing for the frames which are being donated by Scott.

Scott Sports is providing three unique Gambler 710 frames, including one team replica Gstaad-Scott Gambler 710 Frame, one Voltage FR frame, and one very unique Spark 700 RC which was raced by four-time XC World Champion Nino Schurter at the World Championship in Hafjell, Norway.

Paul Basagoitia s Road 2 Recovery Foundation - Scott Bikes

Paul Basagoitia s Road 2 Recovery Foundation - Scott Bikes

Paul Basagoitia s Road 2 Recovery Foundation - Scott Bikes

“From early on, the hashtag and page #irideforpaul have been the most visible and consistent fundraising vehicle for Paul. We hope these frames make a cool contribution to the ongoing efforts of Road 2 Recovery and the entire mountain bike community,” said Zack Vestal, US Bike Marketing Manager.

Paul Basagoitia s Road 2 Recovery Foundation - Scott Bikes

Here's how you can help:
You can visit the Road 2 Recovery website and donate towards #irideforpaul on the specific bike frame you would like to win for the holidays. Each $10 donation will enter you to win once, a $20 donation will enter you twice and a $50 donation will enter you six times! Each of the six frames will have randomly chosen winners independently, so please donate on the page showing the bike you are most interested in or donate on them all. The final drawing will occur on January 4th at noon PST.

Paul Basagoitia s Road 2 Recovery Foundation - Scott Bikes

This custom painted Spark 700 is one of only two existing in the world!


As has been widely reported, initial details of Paul’s injury were vague, but it was found shortly after that he suffered spinal cord damage and a fractured T12. Paul has been putting forth a massive effort at rehabbing his injury and was recently discharged from Craig Hospital in Colorado, which is known around the world as being one of the best facilities for Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. He’s now home in Reno, NV. Paul’s girlfriend, Nichole Munk, gave us an update, saying - “He’s getting there. Still not a ton of movement with his right foot/ankle. His left foot is improving with some movement. The muscle groups he has are building quite a bit so he’s getting stronger all around.”

Paul Bas dropping into his picturesque berm and his run was looking on fire.

About Road 2 Recovery
The Road2Recovery is dedicated to providing financial assistance to AMA licensed professional Motocross/Supercross riders and Action Sports professionals in the event they sustain career ending injuries. Alongside the professionals the Foundation is dedicated to providing emotional and spiritual support to the families. Continue acting as a pathway for the action sports public and its supporters to donate funds to be issued to injured professionals.

About Scott Sports
Since 1958 Scott Sports has pushed the limits of innovation, technology and design. From the first aluminum ski pole, to the introduction of aero bars and the original plastic motocross boot, we have led the way in the sports industry. Combining endless determination to improve with the methodical intricacy put into each bike, wintersports, moto and running product, Scott prepares athletes to reach their highest potential. Learn more at scott-sports.com


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77 Comments

  • + 66
 weird, i commented on this but its not here. basically: finally! I know everyone was giving scott a hard time because YT stepped up to the plate, but it seems scott have done so as well. A little late maybe, but who cares, as long as we are helping paul get back on the road, or the dirt should i say! GL paul, get better soon!

Also, I wouldn't mind that green frame Big Grin
  • + 8
 the article disapeared for a minute and was reuploaded again...
  • + 3
 Irideforpaul!
  • + 6
 good guy scott
  • + 41
 Entered. Went for the $50 option - its only £35.
I've smashed myself up pretty good in the past. Thankfully we have the NHS here in the UK.
I'd be terrified if we had the US health system.

I love watching the Rampage on Redbull TV, so I'll take my collective responsibility
  • + 8
 US system is bad and getting worse. NHS is horrible as well. Check out "The Primal Prescription" (a book) if you want to understand more about US healthcare and how it became so convoluted.

You have no collective responsibility, but it's a nice thing to do (donate to an injured rider). And this will last less then 2 minutes before it's voted down I imagine.
  • + 3
 kind of the core difference in perspective been the US and the UK (and commonwealth members) - ignore the flag, I'm a kiwi.
  • + 20
 @westeast in what way is the NHS horrible? Whish everyone would stop giving the nhs shit. I've been in and out of hospital over the year and I've have nothing but praise for them
  • + 4
 I can't attest for the NHS but I'm lucky enough to have great insurance. I had two hip surgeries this year and I'm not in debt. I'm young and healthy thougj. My mom however barely clears $20k/yr while working 45+ hours a week yet pays $500 plus per month for her crappy health insurance plan. Luckily medicare kicks in for her next year. Lobbyists ensured Obama Care would be a shell of what it was supposed to be(I'm sure by design though. Both parties are crooked!) You can only buy insurance within the state you live in...keeping rates high. If out of state insurance companies could compete for your business that would have driven rates down. Shame on thw gov't for allowing this to happen! Well, after this rant I better go buy my raffle ticket.
  • + 4
 Can't imagine anything better than French healthcare system. With basic insurance you get almost everything for free and if you don't want to pay at all you get an extra commercial insurance which is very cheap.
  • + 2
 wrecked pretty bad this summer. ended up with a $150 bill in the end.

i also work in the health care industry(building, modding, repairing wheelchairs, electric and manual). everything depends on the way it is coded in a billing department. that can make or break what is covered or not.
  • + 19
 The NHS is the tits. As is most European health care. In the UK we don't even need to think about health care inurance, being cared for, whatever happens, is a given right. Quite honestly, one of the main reasons I would never live in the US is the dire state of the health care 'industry'. People are treated as customer not patients, and that scares me! The fact that the government/ health care businesses profit outrageously from peoples suffering is quite morally backward...Even in Canada (I'm a brit really) I sometimes find it a bit weird that to be fully covered I need to get 'medical benefits' from my work, and pay my medical fees each month. Whereas in the UK I just pay a bit more tax to know that I am covered for whatever and wont end up with a huge bill at the end...as well as knowing that no matter what job they do, how much money they have, or what medical issues arises, everybody else I care for can walk into a hospital and be treated as well, without having to remortgage their house, or pay a penny.

I know you guys can't change this, and to be honest I think your that bit braver to still MTB given the situation, but there's definitely something to be said for paying more tax and receiving free healthcare.
  • + 18
 Yeah it's all a bit strange when 'the most powerful nation in the world' has the worst healthcare system in the world ... just a few cents out of everyone's pay cheque every month would surely equate to an equivalent to the NHS ... they always seem to have enough money set aside for a war though ...
  • + 8
 I hope the rest of the world understands that the citizens of the US have absolutely no control over it's federal government. The actions of said government do not reflect the views of it's citizens. I can't imagine where we'd be if we spent the same amount of money lifting the worlds impoverished out of poverty as opposed to dropping bombs on them. But then we have a chicken and egg case scenario there that's pretty grey and messy there too. Bottom line is that expensive health care and nonstop war is very profitable for a small minority of folks who get people elected to repeat the cycle. We're well on our way to 1984.
  • - 2
 Tax is very low in America though. Tax in Europe is extremely high. The healthcare isn't free. Nothing is free. Unless you're a refugee from the middle east, then it is.
  • - 1
 @ jaame ... you're probably too dense to realise how many people you've just offended !
  • + 1
 You're probably right. But we pay a shit ton of money into the NHS. A few cents from everyone's pay cheque, as you suggest, would not even come close to paying for universal healthcare. How are all the doctors going to buy their BMWs with that? As I said, free healthcare isn't free. Far from it. I don't like working to subsidise other people. It's not my business if someone can't afford to pay for healthcare. If you're too dense or lazy to get a decent job, what has that got to do with me? I'm all for privatisation.
  • + 2
 Except with privatization you are STILL paying to subsidize other people, that's how insurance works. On top of that the rates are insane because of a number of reasons. What's worse is that it can be a freaking nightmare to deal with, and or leave you bankrupt. I'd rather pay a little more in tax to not have to deal with any of that bullshit.
  • + 1
 Research "managed care" vs "catastrophic insurance".

And since when does getting the government involved keep costs down? The US government has over 18 TRILLION in debt right now and over 200 trillion in unfunded liabilities (social security, medicare, medicaid...). They can't tax us enough to pay for it, ever.

Seriously read "The Primal Prescription". It's a fairly easy read and goes back many years to show all the wacko things done to insurance in the US and some things you can do to help better navigate it as it is currently. I share your frustration with the current system. It's a mess.
  • + 3
 Britain started the NHS in 1947 which is 2 years after the most costly war in our history. That's a recession.
Saying your country is in "enough debt already" is nonsensical
  • + 2
 @IllestT No excuse is there!
  • + 1
 So...The total cost of the NHS was 116m GBP last year, all of which is paid for by the British Taxpayer. This equates to 570m GBP for the US, given population differences.

The average cost for a single individual in medcial fees in the US last year is apparently $5,615, which equates to an annual insurance fees of $1.85trillion to run the US system. This of course is an estimate, ignoring US government contributions, family discounted costs etc, etc, etc.

570m GBP equates to 848m USD.

That leaves an estimated difference of $1 Trillion US.....There's only one place this goes...and it isn't to the government to pay for roads, schools, etc, etc. It goes to US insurance corporations.

Now I realise this is one massive estimate but all my base facts are correct. Even if it cost twice as much to treat the average US citizen compared to the average UK citizen, theres still an approximate $200m that goes to insurance companies in profit...but it's more like $1trillion....

Thats f*cked up....
  • + 3
 This also means that people like @jaame are saying they'd prefer to pay nearly 3 times as much to go into a private system.

'If you're too dense or lazy to get a decent job, what has that got to do with me? I'm all for privatisation.' - might want to reevaluate that comment...
  • + 1
 Yeah you're right. I didn't know it was that much. I hate paying tax is what I really mean. Being forced to pay for something you don't use is a real slap in the face to me. There must be another way. Perhaps a menu where you can choose which tax to pay. For example, if you support invasions of other countries you could opt to pay the war tax, but if you have no kids you could opt out of paying the education tax. If you love playing it safe, opt out of the NHS. Love base jumping, bareback sex with prostitutes and free climbing? Better tick that option.
  • + 32
 I'm never usually a Gambler but this is a win win
  • + 12
 On a related note, this guy needs help to get a new tricycle!

www.gofundme.com/helpjerbike
  • + 5
 Paul is sponsored by a huge company like Scott. Scott has shown how much they are involved in all kinds of sports from Road cycling, MTB, Moto, skiing and running. I never doubted for a second his own sponsor would turn their back on him at his time of need. I wouldn't doubt any other company would do that. Not Specialized, Trek, Pivot, Yeti etc etc they ALL would come to help out. I've seen how much they give to their riders. Sure they are all in it to make money but all those companies are run by people who actually LOVE to ride. For Scott to donate their awesome and EXPENSIVE frames for charity is a WIN WIN. I mean Paul doesn't have to worry about his medical bills and a few lucky people are going to get a nice brand new rig for way less then actual retail cost of the bike! ummm.....yeah I love this kind of news!
  • + 3
 Honestly, this seems to be a pretty minimal outlay from a huge company like Scott.... they give away a small bit of their own product ( no shocks!? ) in exchange for some PR and perhaps marketing data. Probably cheaper than running an ad honestly.
  • + 0
 Yeah no shocks... Hahaha
  • + 1
 I thought about that too, but if they released more, it would lose the exclusivity. It's always possible they're funding him behind the scenes, unlikely, but I like to think they might. Smile
  • + 3
 and they do danob Smile
  • + 6
 Not directly related: Anyone knows what happened to the auctioned YT frames that were unlisted from Ebay?
  • + 1
 I know 1 of the people got the frame as it was posted in downhill memes a while back on facebook.
  • + 5
 @Shiny-side-up is building up the McGazza one.
  • + 7
 Yeah that was me who posted on memes.
  • + 1
 Pretty sure my buddy in MT got Lacondeguy's and Zink's. Will be back there soon stoked to check them out.
  • + 1
 Nice, the 26" ones went for scary cheap prices compared to the 650B
  • + 1
 Yeah that's what he was saying, he couldn't believe it.
  • + 1
 Please grab some pics if you catch up with your buddy!
  • + 2
 Will do, I'll for sure be catching up with him since he was out of town when I went back last month.
  • + 4
 I think Nino's frame would just end up on my living room wall if I won it! Cool to see Scott do a raffle, hopefully another one late down the line comes along.
  • + 5
 That would be a crying shame to wall mount it.
  • + 4
 Not at all...cuz I got 1 of 2 frames of legendary existence I'm keeping safe...that and its a little too weird rolling around on a frame whose got some other blokes name on it.
  • + 3
 And could any of us live up to that frame? Not likely.
  • + 5
 Well im building the Mcgarry tues and going to ride it
  • + 2
 Awesome job Scott, I bid on all six, this is just what the campaign needed. They should also give a track preview ride with Claudio away. Stay strong Paul, everyone is pulling for you.
  • + 6
 No shock? Shocking!!!
  • + 2
 No chain either, but i guess we should cut them slack
  • + 1
 Holy cr$p, donated before this, and now donating again after seen this horrible black n` blue frame with a lot of pro`s logos, it`s so horrible that made me spent 40 USD... Hooo, we was talking about Paul? hahahaha, best wishes for your quick recovery
  • + 4
 Awesome! Nice work, Scott.
  • + 4
 Nice job guys, I am glad his sponsors stepped up for him.
  • + 1
 Done myself too, $20 on one and another $20 on another plus an extra $10 donation Smile felt like having a go on two, most of all glad i could donate to the cause!

#irideforpaul !
  • + 0
 Yes we now have one of the worst systems in the world but also the best doctors in the world who do not like what is going on. You can get free care elsewhere that may not help some things, or pay and live. I agree America is fucked and Obama Care sucks.
  • + 2
 It says six in the title but this is only five? Nice paint jobs, they look awesome
  • + 2
 The sixth frame is in the link and its a regular '16 Gambler frame.
  • + 1
 Hey, I just got the email from Scott. I won the Nino Replica Spark! Yahoooo
  • - 2
 The US&A hate the poor, blacks, hispanics, commies, muslims, basically any one that isn't white with a few quid in their back pocket. Horrible country responsible for the deaths of millions of civilians since WW2. Look at their military spending, greater than the next 9 countries combined. Must have loads of friends eh???? Fuc%ing shithouse of a place, but for the grace of God.

Nino's frame please.
  • + 2
 That's a rad thing for them to do.
  • + 1
 Well I've donated money previously to his fund... Guess I'll donate more now and maybe get a new dh bike for next season...
  • + 2
 Just when you think the Gambler couldn't look any sexier. Good luck Paul.
  • + 1
 My mouth is watering over those frames
  • + 1
 I want that green one... In small Smile
  • + 1
 Any news about the winners ? Or when will they be announced ?
  • + 1
 It seems to be a secret?????
  • + 1
 HEELLooOO any news about the winners ?
  • + 1
 I count 5 frames... Am I missing something?
  • + 1
 is paul's frame on sale too?
  • + 1
 $50 in the bag, every little helps
  • + 1
 Good job Scott!
  • + 1
 such a nice frame!
  • + 0
 Nino's frame is the only one I want!
  • - 2
 I have to say I prefer aluminum frames. Carbon frames are great but I just find aluminum to be far more practical, longer lasting and far more forgiving.
  • + 1
 Both are sexy in their own ways.
  • - 2
 SCOTT!!!!! only 6 frame????? :-(
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