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2014 Scott Gambler 30 Bike (discontinued)

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Awesome bike, good price

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The Good:

This bike is great. It has exactly the same geometry as 10 or 20 Gambler model but with lower priced components and of course for a better price. Great handling, fast and HOT looking! This frame will go through two seasons of racing easily. Once you change few components on the bike you have nothing to worry about. Otherwise, everything is good, wheels are strong, stock 'syncross' components are looking great and very strong. Pedaling is surprisingly good.

The Bad:

The Gambler 30 has some components that have to be changed from the beginning in my opinion. Brakes are critical for every downhill rider and those Elixir 1 are not helping. Also, the chainguide is very weak and you WILL break it. And maybe the next bad point could be the weight of the bike, which is around 39.6 lbs (18.0 KG). I don't mind that, it still handles great and it's better that it is a bit heavier but strong and confident at any track.

Overall Review:

I've had this bike for this season now. Few of my friends have last year model and are still running this year. It is a great bike, i would recommend it to anyone - racer or bike park shredder. The rear of the bike is soft from the beginning but it really feels like you have endless rear travel. Everything is so dialed on this bike, Scott did a great job with the new geometry. If it's stock chainguide and brakes would be better, this would be 5 stars. I give it 4.5 just because of that.

After having few downhill bikes from different brands.. I have finally found what I need.. A fast bike that will hold me for more than one season with no problem or special maintenance.

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Product 2014 Scott Gambler 30 Bike
Model Year 2014
Riding Type Downhill
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry S (Low/High), M (Low/High), L (Low/High) View Geometry
Size S (Low/High) M (Low/High) L (Low/High)
Top Tube Length 22.7/ 20.6 21.7/ 21.5 23.0/ 22.9
Head Tube Angle 62°, 62.7° 62°, 62.7° 62°, 62.7°
Head Tube Length 4.5 4.5 4.5
Seat Tube Angle 75.6°/ 76.5° 75.6°/ 76.5° 75.6°/ 76.5°
Seat Tube Length 14.6 14.6 14.6
Bottom Bracket Height 13.6/ 14.0 13.6/ 14.0 13.6/ 14.0
Chainstay Length 16.7/ 16.6 or 17.3/ 17.2 with Dropout Adjust 16.7/ 16.6 or 17.3/ 17.2 with Dropout Adjust 16.7/ 16.6 or 17.3/ 17.2 with Dropout Adjust
Wheelbase 45.7/ 45.5 or 46.3/ 46.1 with Dropout Adjust 46.7/ 46.5 or 47.2/ 47.1 with Dropout Adjust 46.7/ 46.5 or 47.2/ 47.1 with Dropout Adjust
Standover 30.0/ 30.2 29.8/ 30.1 29.7/ 29.9
Reach 14.7/ 15.0 15.7/ 16.0 17.1/ 17.4
Stack 23.2/ 23.3 23.2/ 23.3 23.2/ 23.3
Wheel Size 26"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 Hydroformed Alloy, Custom Butted
Rear Travel 210mm
Rear Shock FOX VAN R Coil Rebound Adjust, Custom Tuned, 267x89mm, Spring Rates S 250 / M 300 / L 350
Fork RockShox Boxxer RC, Coil Rebound and Compression Adjust, Maxle Lite DH 20mm, Alloy Steerer
Fork Travel 203mm
Head Tube Diameter Straight
Headset Syncros DH Semi Integrated, Straight, ID 49.6mm / OD 55mm
Handlebar Syncros DH1.5, 31.8mm, 800mm, 20mm Rise
Stem Syncros DH1.5, 31.8mm, Direct Mount, 42-47mm Extension
Grips Syncros Pro DH Dual Lock-On
Brakes Avid Elixir 1 Disc, 200mm G2CS Rotors
Brake Levers Avid Elixir1
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM X4 Trigger Shifter
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM X5 Medium Cage, 8-Speed
Chainguide e*thirteen LG-1 with Taco
Cranks Truvativ Ruktion 1.0, 165mm
Chainrings 36 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Truvativ HowitzerTM, Shell 83mm
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC Z7
Cassette SRAM PG-830, 11-28 Tooth
Rims Syncros FR32 Disc, 32 Hole Black
Hubs Formula DHL-92, 110x20mm Thru-Axle Front // Formula DHL-150, Thru-Axle, Sealed Bearings Rear
Spokes DT Swiss Industry / 2.0 Black
Tires Schwalbe Downhill Evolution Line, Front: Magic Mary 26"x2.35" Vertstar / Rear: Magic Mary 26"x 2.35" Trailstar, Triple Nano Compound, Wire Bead, Supergravity
Saddle Syncros DH2.5, Steel Rails
Seatpost Syncros FL2.0, Alloy 6061 Offset
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick Release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 150mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts N/A
Colors Black/Red/Blue
Warranty 2 Years
Weight 39 lb 10.9 oz (18,000 g)
Price N/A
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