Scott Presents the All New Gambler

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Dropouts and Rear Axle Technology:

In our development process we created a track with compression in mind. There are holes, g-outs, hard berms, roots in holes and many other things to give the compression damping a real challenge. On this track we routinely saw the negative effects of the rear ends twisting and scissoring until everything was coming loose. The bikes were not only coming loose but the tracking and suspension performance was also being compromised by extreme side loading in the hard corners. We started creating rear axles that are simpler, stiffer, lighter and easier to use than anything we have seen before. We created a track that created problems and then we found a solution that had more than one benefit.

The IDS-X system adds torsional rigidity and ease of use over a traditional pinch bolt design. Thanks to the eccentric and conically shaped axle heads that key into the frame, we were able to gain performance in flat cornering drifts through a more consistent feel, improved suspension performance deeper in the stroke and an easier to use system compared to a pinch bolt design.


  • IDS -X dropouts enable the rider to hold a tighter line when the drifting gets rough.
  • Sliding the rear end becomes easier with a more consistent feel.
  • The axles are simpler to use and stiffer than traditional pinch bolt rear axles.

The Gambler is a very capable Downhill and Freeride bike. It boasts chain stay length adjustment, a progressive multi-pivot linkage system, and a low-slung front triangle for maximum standover clearance. It is used by our World Cup DH Team, Scott11, as well as by our big mountain Freeriders. The Gambler is available in two models to suit your needs.

Gambler 10
Brendan Fairclough approved geometry & suspension. Highlights are a low leverage ratio suspension system based around a 10.5” shock and a floating linkage. The centered mass and low center of gravity enable quick direction changes and stability in corners, Syncros DH components.

The Brendan Fairclough WC DH replica bike. A no compromises DH weapon with custom race tuned Fox suspension and World Cup podium proven components. All the custom World Cup options, like lower and slacker geometry, longer shock and tweaked leverage ratio, are now available to you.

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