Scott Gambler 10 2011

Although Santa Claus should not be expected to make the delivery in time for the festive period, serious mountain bike riders in the UK ought to include the Scott Gambler 10 2011 at the top and bottom – and perhaps somewhere in between – of their Christmas wish lists. Due for availability on the 28th December 2010, the Gambler 10 is destined to prove popular among riders who like to roll the dice every so often.

Featuring a robust and striking design, the Gambler 10 could be easily mistaken for a trail bike at a distance. Unlike some other mountain bikes in its price bracket, the Gambler 10 adequately compensates buyers for their £5,799.99 outlay, with a host of technical features. Most notably, the Gambler 10 comprises various travel and geometric adjustments to aid performance, including the option to shorten or lengthen the wheelbase – a feature that can prove invaluable when configuring a bike for tight and fast courses respectively.

Weighing 18.8 Kg, the Gambler 10 is not the lightest mountain bike available, but then, it is hardly in need of bariatric surgery. In fact, the Gambler 10’s hydroformed carbon tubing frame, titanium sprung fork and coil spring shock absorbers, make for a delicious lean meat treat for mountain bike enthusiasts. Combining 9 high performance gears with Shimano shifters and chainset, the Gambler 10, which comes with specialist Schwalbe Downhill tyres attached, ought to perform exceedingly well on just about any terrain.

Scott Gambler 10 Mountain Bike Full Specifications

  • Frame: Gambler Alloy 7005 hydroformed tubing carbon seat stays; DH geometry Adjustable heaDTube for 11/8 and 1.5″ ISCG & ISCG05 tabs; IDS interchangeable Dropout with 12mm thru axle 190-230mm travel
  • Rear Shock: Fox DHX RC4 coil; Coil spring; Boost valve technology; Rebound, high and low-speed compression adjustable; Bottom out force and progressiveness adjustable
  • Fork: Fox 40 RC2 FIT; Titanium spring; Preload adjustable; Rebound, High & low speed Compression adjustable; 20mm thru axle Alloy steerer; 203mm travel
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Saint; RD-M810-SS; Short cage
  • Number of Gears: 9
  • Shifters: Shimano Saint SL-M810; Rapidfire Shifter
  • Chainset: Shimano Saint; FC-M815-1; Hollowtech II 36T alloy chainring; 165mm crankarm
  • Chainrings: Hollowtech II 36T alloy chainring; 165mm crankarm
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cartridge shell 83mm
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-6500; 12-25 T DH cassette
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG93
  • Pedals: None supplied
  • Front Brake: Shimano Saint BR-M810; 4 piston with 203mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano Saint BR-M810; 4 piston with 203mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Saint Disc BL-M811
  • Handlebars: Gravity Light; Double butted; Oversize 31.8mm 25mm rise; 800mm
  • Stem: Gravity Direct Connect; 10 degrees angle Length 45-55mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit Z 1.5R, alloy cups 1.5″ Reducer to 11/8″, semi-integrated
  • Grips: Scott Lock-on grips
  • Rims: DT EX 500; 32H; DH disc rim, white
  • Front Hub: Scott Pro 20mm thru axle
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss FR 350 12mm thru axle; 150mm wide
  • Front Spokes: DT Swiss super comp black
  • Rear Spokes: DT Swiss super comp black
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Downhill Muddy Mary 26 x 2.35 Vertstar
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Downhill Wicked Will 26 x 2.35 Trailstar Triple Nano Compound, Wire Bead, 2-ply DH casing, Snake Bite Protection, 67EPI
  • Saddle: Prologo Nago TTR DH T2.0 CROMO rails Soft Tail protection, slip control
  • Seatpost: Gravity FSA XC-190; 5mm offset; 34.9mm
  • Weight: 18.80 kg; 41.41 lbs approx