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About Scott Gambler 900 Tuned 2021
The Gambler Tuned was designed for one thing and one thing only, pure, unadulterated speed. Scott 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. They made it so that when you drop out of the start gate, the only aspect holding you back will be, well, you. Taking years of racing development and mixing it with Scott’s carbon expertise, this bike is our answer to the needs of white-knuckle downhill racing. The Gambler, Simply Fast.
Gambler HMX Carbon Frame
FOX 40 Factory Float 203mm
FOX DH X2 Factory 200mm Shock
SRAM XO1 DH 7 Speed
Shimano XTR 4 Piston Disc brakes
Syncros Revelstoke DH1.5 TR Wheels
Maxxis Assegai 2.5" DH Tires
EVO-LAP Technology: With the proper selection of materials, eighty percent of the work to create a frame is done. But the remaining twenty percent requires most of Scott's efforts. For this reason, their choice of the most advanced carbon fibers in the market is followed by intensive use of specific tools, like FEA (finite element analysis) software, to map out the carbon lay-up.
With FEA software, Scott can simulate different forces on a virtual model of the frame and adjust the frame construction accordingly. FEA software enables Scott to create complete virtual prototypes incorporating all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments.
With their Evo-Lap technology they model the frame to optimize the surface area, simulate tube structures with different ply orientations, observe the results of using different configurations, and test the stress distribution in different areas of the frame. Thanks to this extensive computer modeling, they’ve optimized the carbon layers in all the parts of their frame. When the parts were bonded together in the first prototypes, the result was a super light and compact frame without a sacrifice in the stiffness, comfort or impact resistance. The entire range benefitted from their EvoLap technology.
One Frame Two Wheel Sizes: With Scott's mountain bikes, they try to achieve ultimate versatility. The Gambler can switch from 29" to 27.5" wheels with nothing more than the flip of a chip. No need to change the fork, all you need to do is flip a shock mount chip, change your wheels and off you go. The flip chip allows Scott to maintain a similar BB height when switching from one wheel size to the other which is key to keeping handling similar for both wheel sizes.
Gambler Adjustability: Scott's 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.
It also has 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. They want the bike to be optimizable for each shock and rider given the track.
All this adjustment allows Scott to focus on balance. And by balance, they 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 – Scott 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.
Gambler Integrated Bashguard and Chain Device: It seems like it shouldn't make a huge difference on the bike, but it turns out it does. Scott 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. They 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 them 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 their design, they no longer have in-molded alloy mount, nor do they have threads in the frame. More importantly, they're able to design a wider main pivot, making for a stiffer connection and better bearing life. Scott have been able to optimize their chain stay shape, helping them to better maintain stiffness and strength. It is easier to set up and adjust and lighter.
Scott 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.
Frame Geometry (units in mm unless otherwise indicated)
|S / 900||S / 700||M / 900||M / 700||L / 900||L / 700||XL / 900||XL /700|
| LOW BB
|A HEAD TUBE ANGLE||62.9 °||63.2 °||62.9 °||63.2 °||62.9 °||63.2 °||62.9 °||63.2 °|
|B HEAD TUBE LENGTH||110||110||110||110||110||110||110||110|
|C TOP TUBE HORIZONTAL||537.4||535.7||567.5||567.5||621.0||618.9||651.1||648.9|
|D STANDOVER HEIGHT||719.3||712.3||711.6||705.0||712.1||705.8||709.6||703.6|
|E BB OFFSET||-24.2||-8.5||-24.2||-8.5||-24.2||-8.5||-24.2||-8.5|
|F BB HEIGHT||346.4||342.6||346.0||342.6||345.4||342.6||346.2||342.6|
|G WHEEL BASE||1,207.6||1,212.8||1,237.6||1,242.8||1,270.0||1,272.8||1,297.6||1,302.8|
|H BB CENTRE TO TOPTUBE CENTER|
|I BB CENTRE TO TOP OF SEATTUBE||405.0||405.0||405.0||405.0||405.0||405.0||405.0||405.0|
|J SEAT ANGLE||66.8 °||67.2 °||66.8 °||67.2 °||63.8 °||64.2 °||63.8 °||64.2 °|
|N STEM LENGTH|
Scott Sports was founded in 1958 by Ed Scott in Idaho, USA and operates its headquarters from Givisiez, Switzerland. They produce bicycle, wintersport, motorsport and running equipment. They are known for their innovative products which have been used used to win world championships and races at the highest level.
Frame: Gambler Carbon / IMP Technology / HMX, BB107 / Carbon swingarm, VLK Virtual 4 Link kinematic, 27.5" (2.6) and 29" (2.5) tire compatible with Geo -BB adj, SW DH 12x157mm dropout, TBC Trunnion box construction
Fork: FOX 40 Factory / Kashima / Air, GRIP2 / Hi-Lo Comp / Rebound / 52mm Offset, 20mm Boost thru axle / Alloy steerer / 203mm Travel
Rear Shock: FOX DH X2 Factory, Independent high/low comp. / rebound / RVS, custom tuned / 225x75mm, Spring rates S: 400 / M: 450 / L&XL: 500
Headset: Syncros DH adjustable, Semi integrated / adj +-1° with cup, ID 49.6mm / OD 56mm
Handlebar: Syncros Hixon iC DH Carbon, 15mm Rise / 8° / 800mm, Syncros Pro DH dual lock-on grips
Seat Post: Syncros DH1.5 / 31.6mm / Alloy7050
Saddle: Syncros Kaslo 1.5, Titanium Rails
Shifters: SRAM XO1 DH, Trigger Shifter / 7 Speed
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO1 DH, Short cage / 7 Speed
Brakes: Shimano XTR M9120 4 Piston Disc
Rotors: Shimano SM-RT86 / 6 Bolt / 203mm
Cassette: SRAM CS PG-720 DH 11-25
Chain: KMC X11-1 Black
Crankset: SRAM X01 DH DUB Carbon, 34T Alloy Chainring DM / 165mm
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB PF MTB107, Shell 107x41mm
Chainguide: SCOTT DH Custom
Wheelset: Syncros Revelsoke DH 1.5 / 110x20 Boost front / 157x12 rear / 29" / 32H / Tubeless Ready Rims
Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 29x2.5" / 2x60TPI Folding Bead / DH / TR / 3C Maxx Grip
Extras: Fox 40 Fender
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