SCOTT GAMBLER 910 BIKE
The Gambler is a downhill mountain bike that was designed for one thing and one thing only, pure, unadulterated speed. We made it to get you to take lines you'd never thought imaginable, to make you want to go to the bathroom before your race run - twice. We made it so that when you drop out of the start gate, the only aspect holding you back will be, well, you. The Gambler, Simply Fast.
Gambler Alloy Frame
FOX 40 Performance 203mm Fork
FOX Float X PE 200mm Shock
SRAM GX DH 7 Speed
Shimano SLX M7120 4 Piston Disc
Maxxis Assegai 2.5" DH Tires
|FRAME||Gambler Alloy 6061 / Hydroformed custom butted / BB107 VLK Virtual 4 Link kinematic 27.5" (2.6) and 29" (2.5) tire compatible with Geo-BB adj. SW DH 12x157mm dropout|
|FORK||FOX 40 Performance / Air GRIP / Lo Comp / Rebound / 52mm Offset 20mm Boost thru axle / Alloy steerer / 203mm Travel|
|REAR SHOCK||FOX Float X Performance Elite Low comp. / rebound Custom tune / 225x75mm|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX DH Short cage / 7 Speed|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM GX DH Trigger Shifter / 7 Speed|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Descendant DH DUB 34T Steel chainring DM / 165mm|
|CHAINGUIDE||SCOTT DH Custom|
|BB-SET||SRAM DUB PF MTB107 Shell 107x41mm|
|CASSETTE||SRAM CS PG-720 DH 11-25|
|BRAKES||Shimano SLX M7120 4 Piston Disc|
|ROTOR||Shimano SM-RT86 / 6 Bolt / 203mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Syncros Hixon 1.5 DH 31.8mm / 15mm Rise/ 8° / 800mm Syncros Pro DH dual lock-on grips|
|H'STEM||Syncros DH1.5 31.8mm / Direct Mount 50mm|
|SEATPOST||Syncros DH2.0 / 31.6mm / Alloy6061|
|SEAT||Syncros Kaslo 2.0 Crmo Rails|
|HEADSET||Syncros DH adjustable Semi integrated / adj +-1° with cup ID 49.6mm / OD 56mm|
|HUB (FRONT)||Formula DHL-92 Boost / 110x20mm thru axle|
|HUB (REAR)||Formula DHL-157 157x12mm thru axle / sealed bearings|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Industry / 2.0 black|
|RIMS||Syncros MD30 Disc / 29" / 32H black / Tubeless Ready|
|FRONT TIRE||Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5" / 2x60TPI / DH / TR / 3C Maxx Grip|
|REAR TIRE||Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5" / 2x60TPI / DH / TR / 3C Maxx Grip|
|EXTRAS||Fox 40 Fender|
|APPROX WEIGHTS IN KG||16.40 (with tubes)|
|APPROX WEIGHTS IN LBS||36.16 (with tubes)|
|MAX. SYSTEM WEIGHT||128 kg The overall weight includes the bike, the rider, the equipment, and possible additional luggage.|
Our downhill bikes have always pushed the boundaries of adjustability. Both a rider and a bike need to be able to adapt to tracks, weather conditions and choice of shock (air or coil.) The new Gambler allows you to switch between wheelsizes without changing any other components on the bike. Chain stay length can also be adjusted, independent of wheelsize choice. Short with 29", sure thing. Long with 27.5? Yep, that too. The Gambler also comes with spare angled headset cups, so that you can adjust head angle relative to wheelsize, fork choice etc.
We also have a 4-way chip to allow not only bottom bracket height adjustment relative to wheelsize, but more importantly for geometry/kinematic tweaks depending on tracks, shocks or rider preference. We want the bike to be optimizable for each shock and rider given the track.
All this adjustment allows us to focus on balance. And by balance, we mean on the perfect combinations to find traction. Geometry and shock curve options help get a rider's center of mass in the perfect spot between the wheels for optimum levels of balance and traction. However, as race tracks change, this balance point changes, and not all bikes can change with it – we wanted to be able to do so.
For instance, a bike with geometry for a steep track will roll slowly and push wide in turns on a flatter track, whereas a bike set up for flatter tracks will make it difficult for a rider to keep their center of gravity far enough back for steep tracks.
It seems like it shouldn't make a huge difference on the bike, but it turns out it does. We even joke saying that it dictated the design of the entire bike. Why make this a proprietary piece? Chain devices are normally made to work with many different bikes and are therefore compromised. We only need to make it work for this one frame and a specific range of chainring sizes, so it can be easier to setup, better performing, lighter and allows us to gain some advantages on the frame construction, further reducing weight and increasing reliability/durability.
Historically, designing around a chain guide / bash guard was akin to designing around a front mech – not ideal. They require a heavy, in molded alloy mount in the frame that can bend under impact, and leaves threads in the frame that can be damaged. These would restrict the frames main pivot width and chain stay shape. In addition, the chain guide and bash guard were connected by a backplate, further increasing weight.
With our design, we no longer have in-molded alloy mount, nor do we have threads in the frame. More importantly, we're able to design a wider main pivot, making for a stiffer connection and better bearing life. We've been able to optimize our chain stay shape, helping us to better maintain stiffness and strength. It is easier to set up and adjust and lighter.
We use built in rubber shock absorbers with the bashguard, reducing further the potential for frame damage. Finally, as the bashguard and chain guide are separate pieces, should either get damaged, you don't need to replace the entire system, just the piece itself.