Gambler 10 reviewed by MBR
17 October 2012
MBR magazine / UK reviewed the new SCOTT Gambler. Here is what the editors wrote: "A downhill beast that’s perfectly tuneable and instantly competitive. Adjustable geometry makes it super adaptable to different riding styles and terrain. Suspension design increases potential for shock tuning and improves damping consistency. (...)
When Scott set out to redesign its Gambler downhill bike, the top priority was to save weight from its hefty predecessor. The new frame significantly reduces the number of forged parts, reducing
manufacturing costs and saving weight — around 750g all told. Scott has managed this without compromising one of the main strengths of the old Gambler; its adjustability. If anything it’s actually more tuneable, with geometry options to suit everything from steep Alpine World Cup tracks such as Champery to mellower, pedally courses like Pietermaritzberg. A shock chip gives two
geometry settings, high and low, which gives +/-10mm of bottom bracket height change and 1° of head angle adjustment. (...)
With the Gambler, Scott has built the chameleon of the downhill world; a bike that is able to adapt to whatever track is thrown at it. No need for custom geometry or shortened shocks. This is a race weapon that is competitive straight out of the box."