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    2019 Scott Ransom

    It seems like this bike is really flying under the radar... Clearance for 2.6" tires, 170mm travel front and rear, remote lockout (twinlock), 29lbs for the Tuned 900.... $7500 and there is literally nothing I would change on it aside from maybe dropping in a grip2 damper. This bike seems like it deserves a lot more hype.

    I'm going to try and throw a leg over one tomorrow, my biggest point of confusion is whether I think a large or XL would be better at 6' 1/2" and nearly a 36" cycling inseam. I've always ridden a large but it seems with the new crop of bikes I can go either way.
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    Cause the shock maybe? Arenít you locked in to an inline design?


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    For your type of riding the extra wheelbase of the XL is the way to go IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    It seems like this bike is really flying under the radar... Clearance for 2.6" tires, 170mm travel front and rear, remote lockout (twinlock), 29lbs for the Tuned 900.... $7500 and there is literally nothing I would change on it aside from maybe dropping in a grip2 damper. This bike seems like it deserves a lot more hype.

    I'm going to try and throw a leg over one tomorrow, my biggest point of confusion is whether I think a large or XL would be better at 6' 1/2" and nearly a 36" cycling inseam. I've always ridden a large but it seems with the new crop of bikes I can go either way.
    Ha! We seem to be looking at the same bikes a lot lately. My buddy just got an XL Ransom and loves it. He's 6'2". I'm a hair under 6'1" and the L looks a little short to me. If I go the Ransom route I think I'll do the XL with a 35mm stem which should make the reach just about perfect. Might also be able to just fit a 170mm dropper slammed to the collar.

    I would also change out the damper to the Grip2. That thing is really nice. I'm also surprised the Ransom has flown under the radar. The reviews on it are glowing and I've heard from a couple people that prefer it over the SB150. For where I ride (long grind climbs and lond sustained descents, the twinloc makes a lot of sense. 120mm bike going up and a monster truck with 170mm bombing on the way down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzy View Post
    Cause the shock maybe? Arenít you locked in to an inline design?


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    Not locked into anything. Just the cost of replacing stock shocks. But if you read the reviews they really nailed the tune on the rear shock. And while it doesn't have a piggy back, the size of it is pretty substantial. Its about the same size as an X2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzy View Post
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    I was worried about this initially but after looking at one in person I don't think it will be an issue. With the adjustable ramp up I think it will end up being pretty sweet and the twinlock will solve the issues I complained about on my 2017 Enduro- pedal bob while sprinting.

    I got a chance to ride a large 910 in a parking lot a couple weeks back. Not a good indicator of sizing but I think an XL should be fine. I'll find out tomorrow hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    It seems like this bike is really flying under the radar... Clearance for 2.6" tires, 170mm travel front and rear, remote lockout (twinlock), 29lbs for the Tuned 900.... $7500 and there is literally nothing I would change on it aside from maybe dropping in a grip2 damper. This bike seems like it deserves a lot more hype.

    I'm going to try and throw a leg over one tomorrow, my biggest point of confusion is whether I think a large or XL would be better at 6' 1/2" and nearly a 36" cycling inseam. I've always ridden a large but it seems with the new crop of bikes I can go either way.
    I have owned a lot of bikes and the Ransom has been my favorite 29er to date and I usually do not pick overall favorite bikes. This bike friggin rocks IMO.

    I dropped in a Grip 2 damper and completely removed the twin lock. Im sure it works on the rear but honestly it pedals so nice at 25-30% sag that I have no use for it on my trails. The bike climbs great "feels like a 150mm", it's agile, has tons of traction and has a very smooth, predictable and controlled demeanor in the rough. With everything I have thrown at it so far it has exceeded my expectations. They nailed the tune on the new rear shock and it takes very little effort to dial in. My build came in at 28 lbs, exactly the same weight as my Yeti SB130.

    I had a 2018 genius and really liked the bike but felt it had a few areas that could be improved. It's like Scott read my mind, fixed all my nit pick issues and built the Ransom. I love this bike so much all my other bikes went up for sale. Along with how great it rides the cable routing is great, its super quiet, it's sexy, everything is super high quality and I can run up to a 2.6 tire in the rear no problem. I can honestly go on and on about how much I like this bike but you get the picture.

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    I was hoping you would reply, good to hear!
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    I know they said a coil shock would fit but does anyone know what the leverage ratio is like ?

    Not that I'm talking about replacing the shock on a bike I don't own and have never ridden, but would like to, I'm just curious if its a viable option.

    Sure would like to demo one of these. But no stocking dealers in the PNW that I can find. Its not like we have a ton of mountain biking here or anything.

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    Built mine up this evening, first ride tomorrow! So far super psyched! Can't believe this thing is 1.5lbs lighter than my SB150 was and it's an XL vs the L in Yeti and has 20mm more travel. Total weight with flat pedals, size XL, DHF 2.5's front and rear, Cushcore in back, and Stans Flow MK3's is 31.11lbs It's also lighter than the XL Ibis Ripmo and the L Mondraker Foxy 29.

    The twinlock is LEGIT as well. "Traction control" sprints like a much shorter travel bike! Excited to mess with the ramp control tomorrow as well. The combo bar/stem looks sick and appears to be much more like a 35mm reach stem than a 50mm. At 6' with a 33" inseam I have the 150 Fox Factory Transfer dropper completely slammed but an XL feels perfect. I believe it has 175mm cranks as well.

    I'll probably order some carbon wheels soon and it should be near 30lb even, race ready. I've never ridden an Enduro race bike this light before! I'll be swapping out the Fit4 damper for a Grip2 on wednesday.
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    Sweet ! Keep us informed.
    Did you have this on order ? If so when did you order and when did it show up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    Sweet ! Keep us informed.
    Did you have this on order ? If so when did you order and when did it show up ?
    I got real lucky with a cancellation due to injury. Kinda fell into my lap. The local shop has a handful coming in the near future if youíre around Denver. I could put you in contact if you wanted. Was planning on getting out today but itís currently pouring. Itís supposed to clear up later if I canít ride Iíll at least get some photos.

    I still canít get over how light it is... exact weight is 31.44 with fender, water bottle cage, 2.5 DHFís front and back with CC in rear, 400g ANVL flat pedals, and a 168mm specialized power saddle (about 300g), and Stanís Flow MK3 wheels. Size XL! If thereís such a thing as a long travel weight weenie I may turn into one.... hahaha. I may buy a second wheel set thatís carbon for certain rides. I can probably knock close to another pound off. No sacrifices either... I would race this thing tomorrow as-is.
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    Yeah PM me the info. I did a bit of poking around back in August but they weren't shipping yet so I'm not sure yet how difficult it will be to get a hold of one of these.

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    Man the want for a Ransom is strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Built mine up this evening, first ride tomorrow! So far super psyched! Can't believe this thing is 1.5lbs lighter than my SB150 was and it's an XL vs the L in Yeti and has 20mm more travel. Total weight with flat pedals, size XL, DHF 2.5's front and rear, Cushcore in back, and Stans Flow MK3's is 31.11lbs It's also lighter than the XL Ibis Ripmo and the L Mondraker Foxy 29.

    The twinlock is LEGIT as well. "Traction control" sprints like a much shorter travel bike! Excited to mess with the ramp control tomorrow as well. The combo bar/stem looks sick and appears to be much more like a 35mm reach stem than a 50mm. At 6' with a 33" inseam I have the 150 Fox Factory Transfer dropper completely slammed but an XL feels perfect. I believe it has 175mm cranks as well.

    I'll probably order some carbon wheels soon and it should be near 30lb even, race ready. I've never ridden an Enduro race bike this light before! I'll be swapping out the Fit4 damper for a Grip2 on wednesday.

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    2019 Scott Ransom-291d610a-fa37-4000-b1da-49ef35852b08.jpg

    One seriously fun bike! Really a ďdo everything wellĒ bike! Still dialing it in but so far so good!
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    Congrats Nick. Looks like your persistence paid off. Sweet looking bike.
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    thanks man!

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    Will be eager to hear your thoughts on the Ransom (going up and down) vs. SB150 since you have experience with both now. I've demo'd the SB150 and was frankly a little underwhelmed.

    - I'm currently still on a (now somewhat dated) custom build Bronson CC v1 with 160 fork. Looking to upgrade to a MY19 all 'rounder and leaning toward options with 170mm of travel that also pedal efficiently since I do a fair amount of climbing. (ideally less than 30lbs total).

    Have been starving for more info on the Ransom's since it seems to tic all of my boxes. I'm west of COS, and would like to learn more on which bike shop you mentioned having more coming in. I called 5 different dealers in front range of CO, none of which had any clue on the 900 tuned variants and timeline to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter View Post
    Will be eager to hear your thoughts on the Ransom (going up and down) vs. SB150 since you have experience with both now. I've demo'd the SB150 and was frankly a little underwhelmed.

    - I'm currently still on a (now somewhat dated) custom build Bronson CC v1 with 160 fork. Looking to upgrade to a MY19 all 'rounder and leaning toward options with 170mm of travel that also pedal efficiently since I do a fair amount of climbing. (ideally less than 30lbs total).

    Have been starving for more info on the Ransom's since it seems to tic all of my boxes. I'm west of COS, and would like to learn more on which bike shop you mentioned having more coming in. I called 5 different dealers in front range of CO, none of which had any clue on the 900 tuned variants and timeline to get one.
    SD and I both liked the 150 I think but he might have a different opinion than I do comparing the two bikes. For me the most noticeable difference is that the Ransom fees more agile where the 150 feels bigger when you ride it. The wheelbase is a little smaller on the Ransom but it does not ride like a 170mm 64.5deg HA bike to me. The Ransom in my opinion feels like a 160mm bike going down and a 150mm bike in the climbs with great balance. The SB150 feels like a 150mm bike going down and 140mm going up to me with a rear end that can at times feel a bit more harsh in the rough. The ramp control and traction mode on the Ransom gives the bike more flexibility to be setup and ridden than the SB150 which requires the X2 to be dialed in correctly to get the most out of it. I felt that when I had the X2 feeling really good on the 150 in the rough it gave up a little bit of efficiency under load and on steep climbs. I think for someone wanting to get the best of both the traction and descend mode on the Ransom would work great. The only thing on the Ransom I do not like is the fit 4 fork option with lockout mode. The bike does not need it and is much better balanced with a Grip2 damper but that is an easy fix.

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    Thanks for sharing your detailed opinions on the two different bikes. What was involved (in terms of effort and $) in switching out the Fit4 to Grip2? What are the major improvements on the Grip 2 - as compared to the Fit4?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter View Post
    Thanks for sharing your detailed opinions on the two different bikes. What was involved (in terms of effort and $) in switching out the Fit4 to Grip2? What are the major improvements on the Grip 2 - as compared to the Fit4?

    Thanks.
    Basically just dropping in the grip2 damper in place of the fit4. I think the part is around $300-350 so not cheap but itís worth it. Grip2 is really supple off the top but still has good mid stroke support.

    Also nice to hear some more Ransom reports coming out. Looking for something to replace my yeti 5.5 and the Ransom seems to be the best bike that nobody is talking about!

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    Hi there, just wondering if yourself or anyone else on this thread has rode both the genius and the ransom. The previous season I rode the genius 720 and found I got a lot of pedal strikes. I know the BB height is quite a bit higher in the ransom. Has anyone noticed a big difference in pedal strikes between the 2 bikes? Thanks in advance

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    Elkhunter- check your PM's.

    Todays ride!
    https://youtu.be/N_L9CfHQX5s

    I've got 22 miles on mine now. Legit climbing, slow speed chunky tech (up and down) and some super high speed rock garden stuff.

    It took me a little bit to get the suspension dialed, usually I'm pretty good at sorting that immediately but on the second ride today it felt perfect. The first ride I had about 27% sag in the rear shock at 195lbs out of the shower which equaled 250psi. The back end felt a tad harsh. Today I lowered to 230psi - 30% sag exactly. The bike was smooth and composed everywhere. Rebound is one click slow from straight up on the adjuster. I stayed in linear mode all day for some real high speed rock stuff. Strava says 37.6mph. 1 mph faster than on the Foxy29 I rode last week.

    Yesterday I rode the Fork at 85psi and had about 2" of travel left over. This was my normal pressure for the Grip2 I was on. Today I lowered it to 70 and it felt WAY better. Still not Grip2 good for the reasons duffman stated above but not far off. I'll have my Grip2 in on wednesday. I think it takes longer to take the fork off the bike than actually dropping in the Grip2 damper.

    The bike really has dual personalities. With the same wheel setup as my SB150 it's nearly 1.5lbs lighter. 31.4 with water bottle cage, timber bell, cushcore in alloy wheels, and front fender. With some carbon wheels and no tire inserts it would easily be under 30lb for a size XL 170/170 bike! My Yeti was a size Large and I was in between sizes on the Ransom so I ended up sizing up to an XL and I don't regret it at all. I'm 6' 1/2" with a 33" inseam and the 150 post is slammed. The XL wheelbase is gigantic- like 1288mm I think but it doesn't ride anywhere near that big. I think it's a common theme in all these new geometry bikes. Super stable and balanced descending. Now that I have the suspension dialed I completely disagree with the recent video review of SB150 vs Ransom. Those guys just didn't take the time to dial in the suspension. Looking down at the combo bar/stem at first looks a little funny but they're the same sweep/rise as Race Face bars.

    Where the bike really blew my mind is when you point it up hill. The twinlock IMO makes way more sense on a big travel bike like this than any XC machine. Traction control mode really makes the thing feel like an XC bike. Pedal strikes are non-existant. One of the highest BB's with 29'ers currently out there and I love it. 175mm crank arms still keep your CG low when you're rallying. I don't have any complaints...

    Horst Link will always descend better than Yeti IMO due to the lack of pedal kick back and brake jack. The trade off has always been pedaling efficiency when really hammering. The twinlock eliminates that downside. This thing sprints out of the flats like an XC bike. Literally. The closest comparison I can come up with for this bike is a Specialized Enduro, but a frame that's over 2 pounds lighter, more travel, and a better suspension design that offers great midstroke support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambam720 View Post
    Hi there, just wondering if yourself or anyone else on this thread has rode both the genius and the ransom. The previous season I rode the genius 720 and found I got a lot of pedal strikes. I know the BB height is quite a bit higher in the ransom. Has anyone noticed a big difference in pedal strikes between the 2 bikes? Thanks in advance
    I had a 2018 Genius Tuned 900 and I liked the bike a lot. Pedal strikes in 29" setup I don't recall being much of an issue but I can say the Ransom has no issues with it. I live in Sedona so a lot of my riding includes punchy technical rock climbing and rock littered terrain in general so really low BB clearance can sometimes be an issue on bikes with really low BB height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Elkhunter- check your PM's.

    Todays ride!
    https://youtu.be/N_L9CfHQX5s

    I've got 22 miles on mine now. Legit climbing, slow speed chunky tech (up and down) and some super high speed rock garden stuff.

    It took me a little bit to get the suspension dialed, usually I'm pretty good at sorting that immediately but on the second ride today it felt perfect. The first ride I had about 27% sag in the rear shock at 195lbs out of the shower which equaled 250psi. The back end felt a tad harsh. Today I lowered to 230psi - 30% sag exactly. The bike was smooth and composed everywhere. Rebound is one click slow from straight up on the adjuster. I stayed in linear mode all day for some real high speed rock stuff. Strava says 37.6mph. 1 mph faster than on the Foxy29 I rode last week.

    Yesterday I rode the Fork at 85psi and had about 2" of travel left over. This was my normal pressure for the Grip2 I was on. Today I lowered it to 70 and it felt WAY better. Still not Grip2 good for the reasons duffman stated above but not far off. I'll have my Grip2 in on wednesday. I think it takes longer to take the fork off the bike than actually dropping in the Grip2 damper.

    The bike really has dual personalities. With the same wheel setup as my SB150 it's nearly 1.5lbs lighter. 31.4 with water bottle cage, timber bell, cushcore in alloy wheels, and front fender. With some carbon wheels and no tire inserts it would easily be under 30lb for a size XL 170/170 bike! My Yeti was a size Large and I was in between sizes on the Ransom so I ended up sizing up to an XL and I don't regret it at all. I'm 6' 1/2" with a 33" inseam and the 150 post is slammed. The XL wheelbase is gigantic- like 1288mm I think but it doesn't ride anywhere near that big. I think it's a common theme in all these new geometry bikes. Super stable and balanced descending. Now that I have the suspension dialed I completely disagree with the recent video review of SB150 vs Ransom. Those guys just didn't take the time to dial in the suspension. Looking down at the combo bar/stem at first looks a little funny but they're the same sweep/rise as Race Face bars.

    Where the bike really blew my mind is when you point it up hill. The twinlock IMO makes way more sense on a big travel bike like this than any XC machine. Traction control mode really makes the thing feel like an XC bike. Pedal strikes are non-existant. One of the highest BB's with 29'ers currently out there and I love it. 175mm crank arms still keep your CG low when you're rallying. I don't have any complaints...

    Horst Link will always descend better than Yeti IMO due to the lack of pedal kick back and brake jack. The trade off has always been pedaling efficiency when really hammering. The twinlock eliminates that downside. This thing sprints out of the flats like an XC bike. Literally. The closest comparison I can come up with for this bike is a Specialized Enduro, but a frame that's over 2 pounds lighter, more travel, and a better suspension design that offers great midstroke support.
    Spot on 30% sag and linear is the sweet spot setup for me also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I have owned a lot of bikes and the Ransom has been my favorite 29er to date and I usually do not pick overall favorite bikes. This bike friggin rocks IMO.

    I dropped in a Grip 2 damper and completely removed the twin lock. Im sure it works on the rear but honestly it pedals so nice at 25-30% sag that I have no use for it on my trails. The bike climbs great "feels like a 150mm", it's agile, has tons of traction and has a very smooth, predictable and controlled demeanor in the rough. With everything I have thrown at it so far it has exceeded my expectations. They nailed the tune on the new rear shock and it takes very little effort to dial in. My build came in at 28 lbs, exactly the same weight as my Yeti SB130.

    I had a 2018 genius and really liked the bike but felt it had a few areas that could be improved. It's like Scott read my mind, fixed all my nit pick issues and built the Ransom. I love this bike so much all my other bikes went up for sale. Along with how great it rides the cable routing is great, its super quiet, it's sexy, everything is super high quality and I can run up to a 2.6 tire in the rear no problem. I can honestly go on and on about how much I like this bike but you get the picture.

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    Did you buy this as a complete bike or start with just the frame? I cant find the Ransom Tuned frame in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewartzach401 View Post
    Did you buy this as a complete bike or start with just the frame? I cant find the Ransom Tuned frame in the U.S.
    I don't think you can buy just the frame. This is a modified complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I don't think you can buy just the frame. This is a modified complete.
    Ok just got the word that the frame-sets are only available overseas.

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    Hmm....anyone know an overseas Scott dealer ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    Hmm....anyone know an overseas Scott dealer ??
    I've looked into it but you might as well buy the complete bike and modify it like Rom3n did. The frame-set is $5,100 w/ Fox Grip 4 forks. Then they quoted me $300 to have it shipped to the U.S. and it wont even be ready till Early April for shipping.

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    That's actually very helpful information thank you.

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    Interesting review here where they put it head to head against the Yeti SB150:
    https://binged.it/2JJ16N7

    Spoiler - they rated the Yeti a 10 and the Scott an 8.

    However it seemed like a lot of what they based that on was they felt the fox with the fit4 damper wasn't well balanced with the rear. And they liked that the Yeti grabbed more attention on the trails.

    It was the usual frustrating bike review though where they made the effort to change out the tires/pedals/and grips on the bikes to match, but then didn't seem to spend even a half day dialing in the suspensions before their big 3 day enduro event.

    IN fact they repeatedly mentioned the rear suspension worked a little better on the Scott with the Yeti feeling like it hung up a bit on square edged hits (likely due to chain growth/anti squat). But they also said that even with the rear shock in non-ramp mode they really never used full travel and it was too progressive. Again could they have made the effort to pull a volume spacer out ? (does the nude shock even have installed volume spacers ?).

    Other mentions were that even though the Yeti was only 15mm longer the Scott felt noticeably more nimble and "smaller" on tighter jankier singeltrack.

    The one thing they did say that bothered me (even though they also said there was almost no climbing in this 3 day enduro event) was that it was a bit wallowy with the shock in open mode and needed the traction mode to climb well. Climbing and pedalling are huge for me especially tech climbing so I'd be interested in any thoughts on open mode climbing. I will be running a 26t or 28t up front so I will get a little more anti-squat than designed anyway.

    I ran a dual position fork for several years where I even fabricated up my own remote switch for it and I loved it. Lowering the front end was awesome for steep climbing and general pedalling. However two things moved me away from it - 1, I was demoing a lot of bikes and noticed how mentally freeing it was not to always be deciding what mode to be in and hitting the switch, and 2) I did a coil conversion on my fork and never want to go back. So even though the traction mode/twin lok seems ideal, I'm not eager to go back to having a dual modes and switches as I enjoy not thinking about what particular mode I need to be in for any given terrain. I've got an Avalanche shock now that works excellent and I never ever leave open mode on my 2014 Enduro even on fire road climbs and most people consider that bike pretty active.

    Anyway check out the video if you like they go into quite a bit of detail.

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    >Now that I have the suspension dialed I completely disagree with the recent video review of SB150 vs Ransom.

    Oh now I see that you saw this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    >Now that I have the suspension dialed I completely disagree with the recent video review of SB150 vs Ransom.

    Oh now I see that you saw this as well.
    These are the two bikes i'm interested in. Between the two which bike would you choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewartzach401 View Post
    These are the two bikes i'm interested in. Between the two which bike would you choose?
    I know you arenít asking me, but I put 500 miles on a SB150. I went with the Ransom. Look in the Yeti forum, the 150 frame is almost 8 pounds as well. The Scott is under 6. Crazy! The Ransom climbs fine in wide open. If youíre trying to PR climbs set it in traction control and it destroys the Yeti. Iím planning on doing a 40 mile endurance race on my ransom this next spring if that means anything. My Tallboy3 weighed 28.5 that i used a couple years ago. With some carbon wheels Iím expecting the ransom to be about 29 flat with light tires.

    Rom3n has time on both as well and I believe he made the same decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    I know you arenít asking me, but I put 500 miles on a SB150. I went with the Ransom. Look in the Yeti forum, the 150 frame is almost 8 pounds as well. The Scott is under 6. Crazy! The Ransom climbs fine in wide open. If youíre trying to PR climbs set it in traction control and it destroys the Yeti. Iím planning on doing a 40 mile endurance race on my ransom this next spring if that means anything. My Tallboy3 weighed 28.5 that i used a couple years ago. With some carbon wheels Iím expecting the ransom to be about 29 flat with light tires.

    Rom3n has time on both as well and I believe he made the same decision.
    I appreciate your feedback. I ride the Scott Genius now and I think i'm going to like the Ransom. I can't believe the frame is 2lbs lighter than the Yeti that's crazy! Did you go with the Tuned Ransom and 27.5" or 29" wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    >Now that I have the suspension dialed I completely disagree with the recent video review of SB150 vs Ransom.

    Oh now I see that you saw this as well.
    I agree with some of the things in that review except the critique of the Scotts climbing which I find to be excellent. For a bike that has 20mm more travel than the SB150 I feel that it gives up very little if anything to the SB150 in climbing when it's in descent mode and is better than the Yeti when in traction mode. If one prefers a steeper seat tube for long seated climbs the Yeti is a little more attractive but I personally have no issue with the STA on the Ransom. I do agree that the Fit4 fork is not as good as the Grip 2 on the Yeti but that is an easy fix and even if you buy a Grip 2 damper for the Ransom you will spend less than a similar specced Yeti. On the flip side I feel the nude shock tune is really dialed on the Ransom and the rear of the bike performs better when setup properly in the rough VS the Yeti. The Yeti SI suspension has never been great dealing with square edge hits and really rough high speed impacts for me and has always felt a bit more harsh than other suspension platforms. Where it shines is on more flow type trails where grip and traction are key and where pumping the bike thru the trail is important. The Ransom to me feels better on my local trails and that says a lot as the Yeti is a very good bike.

    One thing that really bothers me with my Yeti SB150 is that a 2.5 tire will rub the inside of the chainstays when ridden aggressively. I know tire rub was a major issue with SD, his case being worse than mine. We both voiced our concerns in the Yeti forums if you take a look there. I like to run 2.5 rear tires on my trails and this was kind of a deal breaker for me as the flex built into the Yeti's rear end and tighter clearance limits tire choice. I currently have a top spec SB150 sitting in my garage and everyday I go to ride I grab my Ransom.

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    Just use the TwinLock and it will climb and pedal ten times better than the Yeti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I agree with some of the things in that review except the critique of the Scotts climbing which I find to be excellent. For a bike that has 20mm more travel than the SB150 I feel that it gives up very little if anything to the SB150 in climbing when it's in descent mode and is better than the Yeti when in traction mode. If one prefers a steeper seat tube for long seated climbs the Yeti is a little more attractive but I personally have no issue with the STA on the Ransom. I do agree that the Fit4 fork is not as good as the Grip 2 on the Yeti but that is an easy fix and even if you buy a Grip 2 damper for the Ransom you will spend less than a similar specced Yeti. On the flip side I feel the nude shock tune is really dialed on the Ransom and the rear of the bike performs better when setup properly in the rough VS the Yeti. The Yeti SI suspension has never been great dealing with square edge hits and really rough high speed impacts for me and has always felt a bit more harsh than other suspension platforms. Where it shines is on more flow type trails where grip and traction are key and where pumping the bike thru the trail is important. The Ransom to me feels better on my local trails and that says a lot as the Yeti is a very good bike.

    One thing that really bothers me with my Yeti SB150 is that a 2.5 tire will rub the inside of the chainstays when ridden aggressively. I know tire rub was a major issue with SD, his case being worse than mine. We both voiced our concerns in the Yeti forums if you take a look there. I like to run 2.5 rear tires on my trails and this was kind of a deal breaker for me as the flex built into the Yeti's rear end and tighter clearance limits tire choice. I currently have a top spec SB150 sitting in my garage and everyday I go to ride I grab my Ransom.
    You had a 130 as well right? How does the Ransom feel compared to that when in progressive mode?

    I've had seat time on both Yetis, unfortunately on different trails though. 130 was a shitload of fun on flowy trails with jumps I rode while in Idaho, but my home trails are far rougher, which is where I rode the 150. Trying to find something inbetween the two - the fun of the 130 with the rough capability of the 150.

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    I decided to go with the Ransom over the Yeti Sb150. I just have not decided on size yet. I'm 6' 3" with a 78" wingspan and ride a large Scott Genius now. Should I get the XL in the Ransom or just stick with the large?

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    Well, you are XL in their size chart, but if your -18's Genius L fits you well then you can go for a Ransom in L too because the reach is pretty much the same.
    However, as you know it's easier to make a bike smaller than make it bigger if you need to adjust the size after some testing.

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    When you put the grip2 damper in I assume you lose the lockout correct? Does this effect the rear lock out at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Dude View Post
    When you put the grip2 damper in I assume you lose the lockout correct? Does this effect the rear lock out at all?
    Correct. Took about 20 minutes this afternoon. Doesnít effect the rear at all. The front is pretty pointless unless youíre doing a lot of road riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewartzach401 View Post
    I decided to go with the Ransom over the Yeti Sb150. I just have not decided on size yet. I'm 6' 3" with a 78" wingspan and ride a large Scott Genius now. Should I get the XL in the Ransom or just stick with the large?
    I would 100% go XL...
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    How does the standover height compare from the genius to the ransom? I rode a L in the genius and I'm only 5'7" but it was the perfect height and reach for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambam720 View Post
    How does the standover height compare from the genius to the ransom? I rode a L in the genius and I'm only 5'7" but it was the perfect height and reach for me.
    Ill definitely be getting the XL Ransom after seeing all the other sizing comments. For the standover height on the Large Genius it does not say specifically say on Scott's website but I just went and measured mine and it's about 32" with 27.5" wheels with the flip chip in high BB setting. The Ransom is 30" in Low and 29.6" in High BB. Hope this helps out.

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    Thank you very much for the info. Very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by teej83 View Post
    You had a 130 as well right? How does the Ransom feel compared to that when in progressive mode?

    I've had seat time on both Yetis, unfortunately on different trails though. 130 was a shitload of fun on flowy trails with jumps I rode while in Idaho, but my home trails are far rougher, which is where I rode the 150. Trying to find something inbetween the two - the fun of the 130 with the rough capability of the 150.
    I have not spent much time in progressive mode but I can say that I was not a huge fan of the 130. It's a solid trail bike on groomed trail and flow but my personal preference is for a bike that can handle rocky technical terrain without fuss and I found the 130 to be a little less composed in the rough than I would have liked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    If you read the comments he says he actually prefers the Ransom over the SB150 that he recently reviewed.

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    Anyone have time on a Ransom on big 27.5 tyres yet? I currently ride 27.5x2.8 Magic Mary front and a big WTB Breakout (measures 2.6 but labelled 2.5) in the back on my current bike. I love this tyre combo but I think perhaps 29x2.6 would work better on the ransom. Maybe 29x2.6 Mary front and 29x2.6 trail boss rear.

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    Hey Guys,
    Has anyone tried both the XL and Large? I am 6ft 2 and in between sizes. The huge WB of the XL is a concern. Ride a mixture of tech and wide open trails here in the Lake District. (uk)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cumbriajason View Post
    Hey Guys,
    Has anyone tried both the XL and Large? I am 6ft 2 and in between sizes. The huge WB of the XL is a concern. Ride a mixture of tech and wide open trails here in the Lake District. (uk)

    I'm 6' on an XL. Feels perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumbriajason View Post
    Hey Guys,
    Has anyone tried both the XL and Large? I am 6ft 2 and in between sizes. The huge WB of the XL is a concern. Ride a mixture of tech and wide open trails here in the Lake District. (uk)
    6í1, rode an XL yesterday on a mixture of terrain. I would go XL also. Something special about long reach, slack head angle and the short offset fork makes this bike carve.

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    https://youtu.be/ZY_FWZ-ydLk

    Just in case anyone missed the Vital MTB video... This guy doesn't seem to have a problem with the rear shock.
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    Any comments on the durability of the finish Scott put on the frame? I read some early reports that it was a 'fragile' finish. Not a show stopper as I would apply protective film regardless - just curious to hear some feedback as the issues may have just been on the pre-production bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter View Post
    Any comments on the durability of the finish Scott put on the frame? I read some early reports that it was a 'fragile' finish. Not a show stopper as I would apply protective film regardless - just curious to hear some feedback as the issues may have just been on the pre-production bikes.
    Canít really speak to it as I frame tape all my bikes and only have a few rides on mine but so far no issues.
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    The paint on my 2018 genius was quite fragile on the downtube. I would definitely suggest frame tape

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    Hey SD, noticed you were considering the Evil Offering and chose the Scott over it. I'm interested in both for my next ride. Would you mind sharing your considerations and decision points that led you to the Scott over the Evil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpearce1475 View Post
    Hey SD, noticed you were considering the Evil Offering and chose the Scott over it. I'm interested in both for my next ride. Would you mind sharing your considerations and decision points that led you to the Scott over the Evil?
    The Twinlock on the ransom and the ramp switch IMO make the ransom the best of both worlds. You can have a single crown DH bike or a poppy/playful trailbike. The ransom is also lighter.
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    That rear shock is the killer feature. Wonder if fox will ever move that tech open market. What are you guys doing for bashguards with no Iscg mounts? Seems weird to me Scott left them off

    SD did pedal pushers have any demos yet?

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    Ransom riders, how much time do you spend in the middle traction mode on more mellow "everyday" trails? Is it too limiting in the middle mode? Too much suspension restriction and it's "just for climbing" OR is it as the poster above says, trail bike and enduro bike?

    I've always thought they spec'd the twin lock settings oddly, too restrictive on the Genius. I always thought they should have done a middle trail riding 130ish mode and then the a 100-110 mode NO full lockout. I can see the lockout on XC and marathon bikes, sparks, etc. For "pure enduro racing" I can understand a full lock out since so many transfers are just road rides. (So, let racers send their shocks in or buy a tune upgrade Or make a "race" model?) If your not racing, or just occasionally racing like the average customer; I just don't see the need for a full lockout on long travel bikes...?

    SO hearing the Ransom is at least gone to a 120 seems a little better. 120 on larger wheels is not so bad. For sure there were a TON of happy Following and Process riders with 120mm 29ers.

    Also, I wonder what the Ransom with a dual position RS Lyrik would be like? 120/150 and then 170/180 seems like that could be cool...

    I'm really considering a Smash, love the way you can customize and they do seem like great bikes. (no demo yet) But then I saw Vital's video review of the Ransom and... SO many good bikes to choose from these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by teej83 View Post
    That rear shock is the killer feature. Wonder if fox will ever move that tech open market. What are you guys doing for bashguards with no Iscg mounts? Seems weird to me Scott left them off

    SD did pedal pushers have any demos yet?
    Hit up Kyle Sipes at Raceco!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya View Post
    Ransom riders, how much time do you spend in the middle traction mode on more mellow "everyday" trails? Is it too limiting in the middle mode? Too much suspension restriction and it's "just for climbing" OR is it as the poster above says, trail bike and enduro bike?

    I've always thought they spec'd the twin lock settings oddly, too restrictive on the Genius. I always thought they should have done a middle trail riding 130ish mode and then the a 100-110 mode NO full lockout. I can see the lockout on XC and marathon bikes, sparks, etc. For "pure enduro racing" I can understand a full lock out since so many transfers are just road rides. (So, let racers send their shocks in or buy a tune upgrade Or make a "race" model?) If your not racing, or just occasionally racing like the average customer; I just don't see the need for a full lockout on long travel bikes...?

    SO hearing the Ransom is at least gone to a 120 seems a little better. 120 on larger wheels is not so bad. For sure there were a TON of happy Following and Process riders with 120mm 29ers.

    I'm really considering a Smash, love the way you can customize and they do seem like great bikes. (no demo yet) But then I saw Vital's video review of the Ransom and... SO many good bikes to choose from these days

    Having a trail mode and a lockout really isn't an issue... it's just pushing the same button in further so I don't see the negative. You can ride in trail mode all the time if you want. I usually switch between open and "traction control" while climbing, lockout for very smooth climbing, and open for descending. I use it as much as the dropper now. Talking to our local Scott rep you can descend and hammer on it in traction mode going downhill as well if you're on a smooth trail and want a little less travel. It's not going to hurt the shock. I guess my breakdown so far would be 50% of the trail in open, 40% traction, 10% lockout.
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    Does this think have bearings or bushings in the linkages?

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    I don't have an issue with the 3 modes. Just think that something like 170, 140, 100 seems like it would be a lot more useful. 170 to 120 is a pretty big jump for suspension modes. (and lockout just isn't that useful to me in a long travel FS bike?)

    Anyway, thanks for the answer. Is your 40% of your time in traction mode just climbing? Does traction mode just feel like it's a climbing bail out? Or does the traction mode feel like good usable trail bike kind of suspension? I guess like you said, pry switching travel becomes 2nd nature like gears or a dropper post and you just change all the time?

    I'd hope for the later, that the 120 mode lets you just ride it as a 120 trail bike, (when that's all the trail your on warrants) and not just feel like just a "bail out" mode.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya View Post
    I don't have an issue with the 3 modes. Just think that something like 170, 140, 100 seems like it would be a lot more useful. 170 to 120 is a pretty big jump for suspension modes. (and lockout just isn't that useful to me in a long travel FS bike?)

    Anyway, thanks for the answer. Is your 40% of your time in traction mode just climbing? Does traction mode just feel like it's a climbing bail out? Or does the traction mode feel like good usable trail bike kind of suspension? I guess like you said, pry switching travel becomes 2nd nature like gears or a dropper post and you just change all the time?

    I'd hope for the later, that the 120 mode lets you just ride it as a 120 trail bike, (when that's all the trail your on warrants) and not just feel like just a "bail out" mode.

    Thanks!
    Totally. Rode some downhill sections today in traction mode because 170 wasn't necessary. Easy enough to switch back to "open" but wanted to see how it felt and it was good. Today is the first day I actually noticed the geometry change when using twinlock too because I was climbing some super steep fire road. Definitely easier to climb when using twinlock. I use lockout a lot more than I imagined as well. Probably 40% of the climbing today. As long as it's not loose or techy the lockout is really nice.

    All the linkages have bushings as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    It seems like this bike is really flying under the radar... Clearance for 2.6" tires, 170mm travel front and rear, remote lockout (twinlock), 29lbs for the Tuned 900.... $7500 and there is literally nothing I would change on it aside from maybe dropping in a grip2 damper. This bike seems like it deserves a lot more hype.

    I'm going to try and throw a leg over one tomorrow, my biggest point of confusion is whether I think a large or XL would be better at 6' 1/2" and nearly a 36" cycling inseam. I've always ridden a large but it seems with the new crop of bikes I can go either way.
    I think you made the right choice in buying this bike for the category of riding you do.
    Sick bike!
    If I was a little more oriented towards downhill, or just had more sustained uphill followed by more sustained downhill, the new Scott would be my bike.
    Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    If I was a little more oriented towards downhill, or just had more sustained uphill followed by more sustained downhill, the new Scott would be my bike.
    Congrats.

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    This is where I am at too. I like the idea of having a very long travel bike and a short travel bike in one but I donít need the long travel. So I would really be in traction control mode 70% of the time which seems silly but if it rode well that way why not own this thing. Not like it weighs more than the ripmo and less than the following...

    My trails are short ups short downs and flowy pedally stuff. Chair lift access is about 3 hours away.

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    I've never ridden the bike but it's hard to imagine it rides just like a hard trail/ light enduro bike when the suspension is in limited travel mode. Is there some compromise there?

    Maybe some of those other guys can comment.

    What I can tell you is that my new Foxy 29 pedals like a XC bike without touching any levers, which works well where I live cause it's constant up-down-up. And SD thought highly of the Foxy's descending abilities also setting some PRs I believe.

    Oh, and my L weighs 28.1# before tools/ bash guard/ pedals were added.

    Ps. Did I read that the Ransom doesn't have bash guard provisions? WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    I've never ridden the bike but it's hard to imagine it rides just like a hard trail/ light enduro bike when the suspension is in limited travel mode. Is there some compromise there?

    Maybe some of those other guys can comment.

    What I can tell you is that my new Foxy 29 climbs like a XC bike without touching any levers, which works well where I live cause it's constant up-down-up. And SD thought highly of the Foxy's descending abilities also setting some PRs I believe.

    Oh, and my L weighs 28.1# before tools/ bash guard/ pedals were added.

    Ps. Did I read that the Ransom doesn't have bash guard provisions? WTF!

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    I spent a ride on my friendís Ransom so I can compare it directly to my Yeti 5.5. Love my 5.5 but Iím 6í1 and my yeti is a L. Never really thought that was an issue until I started riding bikes with longer reach and loved how I felt there was more room to move around compare to my 5.5 where there is a small sweet spot for my riding position. My friend is 6í3 and rides an XL Ransom. I put all my numbers in the scott fit calculator and it put me on an XL which has a ton more reach than Iím used to and 3 longer wheelbase. Bike felt big at first but I quickly got used to it. If it was my bike Iíd probably slam the seat forward and put on a 35 or 40mm stem to shorten up the cockpit a little when seated but standing in the attack position felt really good. First DH run I was taking it easy and noticed I was drifting wide on some turns due to the size. 2nd run I got more aggressive and threw it around and all was well. Longer wheelbase just requires a little more input on the tighter stuff.

    Comparing the suspension of the 2 bikes I found the Ransom to be superior pretty much everywhere as can be expected with a bike with 30mm more rear travel. It just felt so smooth and soaked up big hits to flat like a mini DH bike. Square edged hits and chatter were now gone which I notice a lot on my 5.5. It still pedals well in open mode with not a lot of power sucking bob but this is where the 5.5 feels better with more of a pedaling platform.

    I was also skeptical of the traction control feature but after my ride Iíve changed my tune. It took me all of 10 seconds to get used to the lever. After that it just felt really natural and didnít have to think about it at all. 120mm mode feels really good. Not like some switch that just cuts off an oil damping circuit to make it feel over damped to reduce bob but like an actual 120mm suspension. Actually the bike smoothed chatter and small square edged stuff better in 120 than my 5.5. So if you wanted to you could actually run it traction mode on a mellow trail all day.

    Couple other things I noticed and I donít now if itís the head angle being slack at 64.5 degrees, the shorter offset fork, or a combination but the ransom absolutely carves corners. Couple times I came in a little hot to a turn expecting a little drift from the front and the front tire just dug in and kept turning without losing any traction. The other thing I noticed is that the Ransom carries a ton of speed. As soon as the trail points down it just accelerates. I noticed this when following my buddy when I was on my 5.5. We would be on the same section of trail both not pedaling and he would pull away. He said the same thing when we switched bikes.

    Needless to say I was really impressed with the ransom. It really is 2 bikes in 1. Especially for where I ride where itís mostly long uphill grinds to the top of the mountain followed by long sustained descents.

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    I have to admit that I did a quick road test / setup ride with the Ransom's twin lock right after building it up and then quickly removed it as I expected it to be like the 2018 Genius which I felt did not work well and was not really needed. I have been running the ransom wide open at all times without the twin lock and without any real complaint as my local climbs are short and punchy. Once I found a sweet spot in the sag I felt it was just fine for climbing and great everywhere else. Well after seeing several reviews and guys like SD saying how good the twin lock is I decided to install it and take it out on several of my local trails to see how it really changes the bike while not only climbing but just regular trail riding.

    My feelings on the new twin lock "single lock for me as I don't use it in the fork" is that it really is a game changer. It took a couple rides to find the new sweet spot in the sag for me which I found to be about 33% ish VS where I had it when running the bike in descent at 28% ish but once I did I realized this is really two bikes in one and the bike can climb like a short to mid travel and descend like a pure DH / Enduro bike at the flick of a lever. The bike now rips up climbs faster and has a better geo while vertical and with the added sag I can now run it even more plush in the rough. I would suggest anyone wanting to spend decent time in the traction mode to experiment with sag as you can run a little more with how supportive this mode is without compromising it's efficiency. The bike feels to me like a very capable 120-130mm bike while cruising along on singletrack. I found myself forgetting to switch to descent mode a couple times today while hitting some rough trail only to be surprised at the end that I was still in traction mode the entire time.

    I am now 100% sold on the new design and the only nit pic is that I will miss my wolf tooth dropper lever but it is a small compromise for such a cool feature that really does exactly what it is advertised to do. In this industry that can often be a hard thing to come by.

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    you guys would have made my life easier just confirming it's a gimmick, or only good for to use as a "climb switch".

    Now I'm totally back to not knowing which bike...


    Local Scott dealer #1(2-3? locations) not getting any till Dec/Jan. Will check the other Scott dealer, but experience tells me they won't order any for the sales floor...
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    https://enduro-mtb.com/en/scott-rans...-tuned-review/

    What do you say about this review for those who ride the bike ?

    They say the bike lack composture at high speed.
    And because itís a good climber there must be compromise on the descent...

    But the all purpose of the twinlock isnít to make no compromise for the down ,?!
    I mean they have engineered a low anti squat system and a brand new shock with 170mm just becauseí they can now lock it at 120mm for the climb. So it should haveí no compromise.

    Other link platform are about compromise between efficiency and downhill, like infinity or vpp, where the pedaling is good but the feeling is harsh going down.

    I hate this reviews whereí you read everything and itís contrary. I want to test this bike xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by choan View Post
    https://enduro-mtb.com/en/scott-rans...-tuned-review/

    What do you say about this review for those who ride the bike ?

    They say the bike lack composture at high speed.
    And because itís a good climber there must be compromise on the descent...

    But the all purpose of the twinlock isnít to make no compromise for the down ,?!
    I mean they have engineered a low anti squat system and a brand new shock with 170mm just becauseí they can now lock it at 120mm for the climb. So it should haveí no compromise.

    Other link platform are about compromise between efficiency and downhill, like infinity or vpp, where the pedaling is good but the feeling is harsh going down.

    I hate this reviews whereí you read everything and itís contrary. I want to test this bike xD
    I also read that review when my buddy was thinking of ordering a Ransom. It is contrary to every other review out there. Seems like they didnít take the time to setup the suspension properly. The right amount of Sag is important on the rear shock. I believe it was Roman who noticed a big difference with ride quality and is running more sag now than when he first got on it.

    All I can say is the Ransom is the most composed bike I have ridden and eats up everything. High speed chatter that I experienced on my switch infinity link bike was gone. Doesnít quite have the same pedaling platform as the yeti when standing and hammering on the pedals but itís not that far behind either. Doesnít wallow in the mid stroke. Rear suspension feels bottomless in linear mode, like a mini DH bike. I rode my friendís Ransom for a day to make sure it was everything he said it was and I was very impressed. Ordering one for myself.

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    I canít speak for how that bike was setup but if you run 30-35% sag in linear mode the bike is as capable in the rough as anything I have ridden in its class. With traction mode engaged on the twin lock it rips up climbs like a short travel bike.

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    SD & Rom, how are you finding the SA on the Ransom relative to the SB150? Are you able to get the saddle forward enough to mimic the Yetis? Until whatever new SC bike comes out, this Scott Ransom is looking like THE bike in the category. I'm not seeing any negatives (after making it the SINGLELock).

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    When you engage the twin loc or single loc if you disconnect the front it doesnít sag into the travel as much which effectively steepens the SA 1.5 degrees. Seems like if you ran it in single loc it would steepen it a little bit more since you are sagging into the front suspension a bit more.

    When I rode the ransom it climbed steep stuff really well with twin loc engaged. No lifting of the front end at all. The same climbs on my Sb 5.5 I have to get out of the saddle and shift my weight forward to keep the front wheel on the ground.

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    Yep feels no different than the 150! No front end wander at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    SD & Rom, how are you finding the SA on the Ransom relative to the SB150? Are you able to get the saddle forward enough to mimic the Yetis? Until whatever new SC bike comes out, this Scott Ransom is looking like THE bike in the category. I'm not seeing any negatives (after making it the SINGLELock).
    When twinlock is in traction mode "120mm travel" the STA is steeper which feels great on flatter areas and climbs. I find it very comfortable and similar to but maybe not quite as steep as the 150 but that's fine. In descend mode it does not matter. I have found that now having twinlock setup I actually moved the seat back a touch from when I was running it without. Im also not using the fork lockout but using a Grip 2 damper so my front sags a little more on climbs which I prefer. This also helps keep the STA more vertical on steep climbs.

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    I just put on my older carbon Roval traverse SL's. 2.5 DHF/2.3 Aggressor with a I9 matchstix multi-tool size XL 30.4lb ready to ride. Insane for this big of a bike! It's a full pound lighter than my SB150 was and a size larger.
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    What casings are those SD, double down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1976 View Post
    What casings are those SD, double down?
    I run EXO on everything but EXO + Cushcore (rear only right now) in my race wheels (alloys). Every now and then for certain venues I'll pull the insert and run a straight up DH casing and put the insert in front but that's pretty rare (keystone, Angelfire depending on transfers). I have a couple EXO+ tires I'm going to experiment with but so far this year I have had two flats in 2400 miles, neither in a race.
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    I've got a Tuned Ransom on order but i'm having second thoughts and thinking about changing to the Genius. Can the Ransom be used as a everyday trail bike in the middle setting traction mode 120mm? I mainly ride trails but want something I can take on bike park trips as well. Between the Ransom and Genius what will do it all best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewartzach401 View Post
    I've got a Tuned Ransom on order but i'm having second thoughts and thinking about changing to the Genius. Can the Ransom be used as a everyday trail bike in the middle setting traction mode 120mm? I mainly ride trails but want something I can take on bike park trips as well. Between the Ransom and Genius what will do it all best?
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    From what I understand after talking with the rep yesterday, yes, it cane be used in traction mode throughout. The rear is stouter than the Genius, so if the bike park is gnarly, I'd probably stick Ransom.

    That said, the Genius got the same rear shock as the Ransom this year, so it should perform better than earlier reviews indicate. I may try to get a leg over both, but if I got the Genius, I'd also have a park bike.

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    Just a quick followup to some of my initial thoughts on the bike. After putting this bike thru it's paces lately on some steep, rocky, technical climbs I have to say this bike in it's traction mode is an absolute beast when vertical grinding out of the saddle and is helping me regularly clear stuff that has always been difficult on long travel 29ers with much less effort and consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Just a quick followup to some of my initial thoughts on the bike. After putting this bike thru it's paces lately on some steep, rocky, technical climbs I have to say this bike in it's traction mode is an absolute beast when vertical grinding out of the saddle and is helping me regularly clear stuff that has always been difficult on long travel 29ers with much less effort and consistency.

    https://youtu.be/iMmIvhSTFdw

    That is very impressive Roman. The Ransom is a beast of a bike. Any idea if it is available in a frame only option??
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    Nice climbing edits.

    Can you compare what those same efforts would feel like in 180 mode ? a big difference or not ?

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    I have only been able to get complete bikes so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    Nice climbing edits.

    Can you compare what those same efforts would feel like in 180 mode ? a big difference or not ?
    In full open traction is still amazing and itís efficient but the firmer pedaling platform, steeper sta and higher bb is noticeable and even more so when it gets steeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Just a quick followup to some of my initial thoughts on the bike. After putting this bike thru it's paces lately on some steep, rocky, technical climbs I have to say this bike in it's traction mode is an absolute beast when vertical grinding out of the saddle and is helping me regularly clear stuff that has always been difficult on long travel 29ers with much less effort and consistency.

    https://youtu.be/iMmIvhSTFdw
    Enjoyed the video Roman and the terrain looks like a blast.
    Looks like you finally found a favorite bike?

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    I just picked up a Ransom 910, coming from a Hightower LT. It's a special bike for sure. I've got one ride on it so far and it blew me away. I PRed the climb and the descent on a trail I ride pretty frequently... on a brand new bike... that I'm still dialing in. It climbed so well that I was getting worried it might not be a the descender it's supposed be. Nope, it ripped.

    A couple negatives/nitpicks:

    1. I wasn't super pumped on the wheels that came with the 910. They felt flimsy for a bike that wants to plow. I put my i9s on after riding it once and will sell the new wheelset with my Hightower LT.

    2. The only downside to Twinlock is the twin part. Waiting on a Grip 2 damper to come in and swap out.

    3. EVERYTHING IS TORX. Literally everything. Definitely not that big of a downside but kind of annoying.

    That's my two cents so far. Can't wait to ride it some more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    Enjoyed the video Roman and the terrain looks like a blast.
    Looks like you finally found a favorite bike?

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    It has been my favorite do everything 29er so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtn_dewd View Post
    I just picked up a Ransom 910, coming from a Hightower LT. It's a special bike for sure. I've got one ride on it so far and it blew me away. I PRed the climb and the descent on a trail I ride pretty frequently... on a brand new bike... that I'm still dialing in. It climbed so well that I was getting worried it might not be a the descender it's supposed be. Nope, it ripped.

    A couple negatives/nitpicks:

    1. I wasn't super pumped on the wheels that came with the 910. They felt flimsy for a bike that wants to plow. I put my i9s on after riding it once and will sell the new wheelset with my Hightower LT.

    2. The only downside to Twinlock is the twin part. Waiting on a Grip 2 damper to come in and swap out.

    3. EVERYTHING IS TORX. Literally everything. Definitely not that big of a downside but kind of annoying.

    That's my two cents so far. Can't wait to ride it some more.

    Grip 2 damper in the front makes this bike much better IMO.

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    Wow more pics like this please !

    this color is beautiful.

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    How is the paint job holding up so far on the downtube for anyone who owns this bike? My 2018 Genius chipped very very easily so I'm wondering if this has changed for 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    Enjoyed the video Roman and the terrain looks like a blast.
    Looks like you finally found a favorite bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn_dewd View Post
    I just picked up a Ransom 910, coming from a Hightower LT. It's a special bike for sure. I've got one ride on it so far and it blew me away. I PRed the climb and the descent on a trail I ride pretty frequently... on a brand new bike... that I'm still dialing in. It climbed so well that I was getting worried it might not be a the descender it's supposed be. Nope, it ripped.

    A couple negatives/nitpicks:

    1. I wasn't super pumped on the wheels that came with the 910. They felt flimsy for a bike that wants to plow. I put my i9s on after riding it once and will sell the new wheelset with my Hightower LT.

    2. The only downside to Twinlock is the twin part. Waiting on a Grip 2 damper to come in and swap out.

    3. EVERYTHING IS TORX. Literally everything. Definitely not that big of a downside but kind of annoying.

    That's my two cents so far. Can't wait to ride it some more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bambam720 View Post
    How is the paint job holding up so far on the downtube for anyone who owns this bike? My 2018 Genius chipped very very easily so I'm wondering if this has changed for 2019
    You will want to wrap it. The Scott paint is on the softer side and will chip easier than some other bikes.

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    X2 on the Ransom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
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    NICE! Be honest.... how much of a difference did it make? The Nude feels so good I can't imagine noticing a difference. Can you weigh the Nude TR? I'm sincerely contemplating a 910 with a Fox 49 and X2 as a second bike. Pulling the dropper I think it would weigh the same as a regular Ransom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
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    So Sick!! First one I've seen with the X2. I'm still waiting on my Ransom to come in its been well over the two weeks they said.

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    Yeah thanks for sharing, I've been waiting to see that setup. Definitely let us know how it rides (and climbs) with that shock.

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    Photo of the climb switch side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    NICE! Be honest.... how much of a difference did it make? The Nude feels so good I can't imagine noticing a difference. Can you weigh the Nude TR? I'm sincerely contemplating a 910 with a Fox 49 and X2 as a second bike. Pulling the dropper I think it would weigh the same as a regular Ransom.
    Weight of the nude shock is 410g.

    I have the X2 about 90% dialed in but im still finalizing the sag and LSC settings to get the best compromise for pedaling efficiency. My thoughts so far are that the X2 does some things better than the stock nude but of course you lose the versatility of the twin lock. The stock nude tune is as good as that shock can get. I think Scott nailed the tune and for a shock that has little custom setup options it's great because you don't need to dick with it. The X2 on the other hand gives you a lot of custom tuning options to set the bike up to your personal preference but will for sure require a decent amount of time invested to setup.

    The things I have noticed with the X2 is that it is more composed on really big hits, it feels a little more consistent on long fast rocky trail and of course you can make a lot of small adjustments to cater to your personal preference / trail which you cannot do with the stock shock. The X2 also allows you to run a normal dropper lever below the bars which is not a big deal but I would put that in the plus column. Where the X2 is at a disadvantage is that you do need to run a little less sag to have an overall really nice pedaling platform than you do with the twin lock so you do sacrifice some of the plushness that you can get with the stock nude shock in its descend mode. Where I was able to run about 33% sag with the stock shock because the traction mode would firm it up enough when climbing the X2 I have to run at about 28% sag to have a nice firm pedaling platform at all times. Another down side to the X2 on this bike is that you cannot run the climb switch on the X2 as there is not enough room for the lever to rotate once the shock is mounted. I usually do not use the lockout on X2's but for those that would this is a no go. Another small note is that you have to run the full 3 spacers on the X2 to get it to feel right with this bike. Just like the stock nude shock you have to load it up.

    Overall I think there are advantages and disadvantages so far with running the X2. I think the stock shock is perfect for most that would ride this bike but I also feel that the X2 definitely is a good option for some. Once I feel that I have the setup as good as it can get I will decide if I will keep it on or not but so far it's looking very promising. The X2 paired with a Grip2 damper in the fork has been a lot of fun to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Weight of the nude shock is 410g.

    I have the X2 about 90% dialed in but im still finalizing the sag and LSC settings to get the best compromise for pedaling efficiency. My thoughts so far are that the X2 does some things better than the stock nude but of course you lose the versatility of the twin lock. The stock nude tune is as good as that shock can get. I think Scott nailed the tune and for a shock that has little custom setup options it's great because you don't need to dick with it. The X2 on the other hand gives you a lot of custom tuning options to set the bike up to your personal preference but will for sure require a decent amount of time invested to setup.

    The things I have noticed with the X2 is that it is more composed on really big hits, it feels a little more consistent on long fast rocky trail and of course you can make a lot of small adjustments to cater to your personal preference / trail which you cannot do with the stock shock. The X2 also allows you to run a normal dropper lever below the bars which is not a big deal but I would put that in the plus column. Where the X2 is at a disadvantage is that you do need to run a little less sag to have an overall really nice pedaling platform than you do with the twin lock so you do sacrifice some of the plushness that you can get with the stock nude shock in its descend mode. Where I was able to run about 33% sag with the stock shock because the traction mode would firm it up enough when climbing the X2 I have to run at about 28% sag to have a nice firm pedaling platform at all times. Another down side to the X2 on this bike is that you cannot run the climb switch on the X2 as there is not enough room for the lever to rotate once the shock is mounted. I usually do not use the lockout on X2's but for those that would this is a no go. Another small note is that you have to run the full 3 spacers on the X2 to get it to feel right with this bike. Just like the stock nude shock you have to load it up.

    Overall I think there are advantages and disadvantages so far with running the X2. I think the stock shock is perfect for most that would ride this bike but I also feel that the X2 definitely is a good option for some. Once I feel that I have the setup as good as it can get I will decide if I will keep it on or not but so far it's looking very promising. The X2 paired with a Grip2 damper in the fork has been a lot of fun to ride.
    Thanks for the honest review. I don't usually use a climb switch but I was wondering if there was enough room to hook up the aftermarket remote for the X2. Sounds like no as I think it's quite a bit bigger than the climb switch. If I build up a "DH" ransom I'll probably go this route!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Photo of the climb switch side?
    I rotated the switch lever to allow for more clearance. Ideally you would want to just get this shock without the switch or remove it as it's really just in the way and has no use. I almost forgot the other negative to the X2 is that you cannot access the HSC / LSC adjustments without removing the shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I rotated the switch lever to allow for more clearance. Ideally you would want to just get this shock without the switch or remove it as it's really just in the way and has no use. I almost forgot the other negative to the X2 is that you cannot access the HSC / LSC adjustments without removing the shock.

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    Thanks.. Ouch!
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    YO! Nice bike. I have the 910 on it's way. Does the FIT fork really throw the front end off that much, or is it that the Grip2 is just that much better? I'm considering a full new Grip2 fork opposed to just the damper and then selling the FIT. But..I haven't ridden the FIT at all on the trail. I probably have too much waiting time on my hands, but figured I'd ask since you posted this up. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattD View Post
    YO! Nice bike. I have the 910 on it's way. Does the FIT fork really throw the front end off that much, or is it that the Grip2 is just that much better? I'm considering a full new Grip2 fork opposed to just the damper and then selling the FIT. But..I haven't ridden the FIT at all on the trail. I probably have too much waiting time on my hands, but figured I'd ask since you posted this up. Thanks!
    Fit4 is a good setup the Grip2 is just great. There is a noticeable difference between the two. Also I think locking out or reducing travel in the fork is not needed on a bike like this at anytime.

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    What are the odds that Push is going to configure one that fits this that also has a nice little switch that is accessible for the 120 mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I rotated the switch lever to allow for more clearance. Ideally you would want to just get this shock without the switch or remove it as it's really just in the way and has no use. I almost forgot the other negative to the X2 is that you cannot access the HSC / LSC adjustments without removing the shock.

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    Thanks for sharing. That is the input I've been waiting for considering the purchase of new Ransom. Running the shock upside-down with piggyback up is a no-go, I guess? Did you try to fit it that way?

    For me personally, it would be unfortunately a deal breaker if I could not use the climb switch on X2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svobodarider View Post
    Thanks for sharing. That is the input I've been waiting for considering the purchase of new Ransom. Running the shock upside-down with piggyback up is a no-go, I guess? Did you try to fit it that way?

    For me personally, it would be unfortunately a deal breaker if I could not use the climb switch on X2.
    If you havenít tried the stock Nude TR youíre doing yourself a huge disservice. IMO based on rom3nís review the Nude is the way to go. I donít see any reason to swap the rear shock at this point and Iím using the bike as an enduro race bike. Donít believe the hype that you ďneedĒ a reservoir shock. The Nude is not a DPS... So far it hasnít come close to feeling overheated on 2000í descents.

    I doubt push comes out with an 11-6 for the bike just because the twin lock on the rear shock is the highlight. In order to get 120 mode you need the Nude TR and twinlock which closes an air chamber inside the shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Svobodarider View Post
    Thanks for sharing. That is the input I've been waiting for considering the purchase of new Ransom. Running the shock upside-down with piggyback up is a no-go, I guess? Did you try to fit it that way?

    For me personally, it would be unfortunately a deal breaker if I could not use the climb switch on X2.
    The trunnion shock can only mount one way so having the lockout on an X2 is out. The X2 I don't think is a better overall option from the stock nude shock it's just an option that could be better for the right person and gives the option to run the bike without the twinlock. If you want to keep the bike a great do it all machine I would stick with the stock shock and the twinlock as it does everything really well and would climb better than the X2 with the lockout engaged. If you want to build a rowdy DH orientated machine and sacrifice some pedaling efficiency on your climbs the X2 works really well on this bike.

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    The fact that Roman has finally kept a bike from more than 3 weeks tells me that the Ransom is an amazing bicycle. Seriously, if you don't know this guy has owned almost every modern super bike made. 20+ in the 3 years I've known him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    The fact that Roman has finally kept a bike from more than 3 weeks tells me that the Ransom is an amazing bicycle. Seriously, if you don't know this guy has owned almost every modern super bike made. 20+ in the 3 years I've known him.

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    Oh man... Iíve had 6 in the last 2 years. Iím glad Iím not local to him where he would rub off on me lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    The fact that Roman has finally kept a bike from more than 3 weeks tells me that the Ransom is an amazing bicycle. Seriously, if you don't know this guy has owned almost every modern super bike made. 20+ in the 3 years I've known him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    The fact that Roman has finally kept a bike from more than 3 weeks tells me that the Ransom is an amazing bicycle. Seriously, if you don't know this guy has owned almost every modern super bike made. 20+ in the 3 years I've known him.

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    Now that I start to count I have had a lot of bikes this past few years There are a lot of really nice bikes out right now but yah the Ransom might be my favorite do everything bike. Unlike some of the new breed of enduro bikes it's not overly aggressive in it's geo requiring you to really change your riding style to get the most out of it and it checks a lot of boxes. I would give a few bikes the nod over it for a specific task but one bike to do it all I feel it's really tops. The only other bikes I currently plan to keep or add to my stable is the Ripmo, updated Hightower LT and the V10 29" which I have on order

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    Has anyone tried a 27.5+ wheelset on the Ransom yet? Will a 3.0 fit?

    Any pics of the Ransom in plus form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    The only other bikes I currently plan to keep or add to my stable is the Ripmo, updated Hightower LT and the V10 29" which I have on order
    Curious as to what the LT and ripmo do that your keeping them along with the Ransom. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya View Post
    Curious as to what the LT and ripmo do that your keeping them along with the Ransom. Thanks!
    I like the latest nomad and bronson suspension and I like the current HTLT so I really want to try the updated HTLT when it gets released. The Ripmo is just a really good bike for most trails as it accelerates really well, has good geo and is pretty agile, it's another bike that fits me well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I like the latest nomad and bronson suspension and I like the current HTLT so I really want to try the updated HTLT when it gets released. The Ripmo is just a really good bike for most trails as it accelerates really well, has good geo and is pretty agile, it's another bike that fits me well.
    Do you have any info when the new HTLT should be released? Along with Firebird 29 (already tested) and Ransom (hopefully to be test ridden soon) it is one of the possible options for my 2019 steed, but the release date is a big question for me. Found couple comments talking about May 2019, but on the other hand one of the SC dealers in Europe told me he did not hear anything about updated HTLT (while he confirmed the release of other three new SC models by that time). So I am not sure if there is just some more strict information embargo for HTLT or all the info on forums is simply gossip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svobodarider View Post
    Do you have any info when the new HTLT should be released? Along with Firebird 29 (already tested) and Ransom (hopefully to be test ridden soon) it is one of the possible options for my 2019 steed, but the release date is a big question for me. Found couple comments talking about May 2019, but on the other hand one of the SC dealers in Europe told me he did not hear anything about updated HTLT (while he confirmed the release of other three new SC models by that time). So I am not sure if there is just some more strict information embargo for HTLT or all the info on forums is simply gossip.
    Itís coming, Iím going to guess by spring but nobody knows for sure.

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    2nd place in Vitalís bike of the year behind the Commencal supreme 29 DH bike! (And in front of yeti)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    2nd place in Vitalís bike of the year behind the Commencal supreme 29 DH bike! (And in front of yeti)
    Nice! Ordering my Ransom as soon as my SB 5.5 sells (if it ever does)!

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    This bike sounds great, but no ISCG tabs...... bummer!!! That would have probably sealed the deal for me. Has anyone found this to be a miss, or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    2nd place in Vitalís bike of the year behind the Commencal supreme 29 DH bike! (And in front of yeti)
    It's funny how people are always surprised that I like my Ransom more than a lot of other bikes I have had.

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    I've seen the 2650 gram figure quoted everywhere for the 900 tuned although I haven't seen what size frame that is associated with.

    I've only seen a frame weight for the 910 mentioned once on a youtube video at 3050 grams.

    If those are the same size frames that seems like quite a bit more - I'm used to the carbon version being 0.8-1 lb (360g) lighter than an aluminum version. Supposedly the 910 uses the same front section and alloy rear, not sure about the rocker link. Therefore I would expect the 910 frame to be more like 200-250 grams heavier, not 400 grams.

    Anyone seen any other weight figures published for these bikes ?

    Really leaning towards the 910 as I don't intend to use hardly any of the stock parts and I sort of like the idea of aluminum rear section. Not sure if the weight penalty is worth it though and the 910 inventory is actually smaller than the 900 inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    The only other bikes I currently plan to keep or add to my stable is the Ripmo, updated Hightower LT and the V10 29" which I have on order
    Are you the same size in the Ripmo and Ransom? Large Ripmo fits me absolutely perfectly at 5í10Ē and Iím in between M and L on the Ransom sizing chart.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93TilInfinity View Post
    Are you the same size in the Ripmo and Ransom? Large Ripmo fits me absolutely perfectly at 5í10Ē and Iím in between M and L on the Ransom sizing chart.

    Thanks!
    Yes same on both med @ 5í8. Ransom does not feel big like some bike with longer reach so I would guess large for you if you like the large Ripmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93TilInfinity View Post
    Are you the same size in the Ripmo and Ransom? Large Ripmo fits me absolutely perfectly at 5í10Ē and Iím in between M and L on the Ransom sizing chart.

    Thanks!
    I'm 5'10" also and demoed both m and l, and ended up getting the large, it fits me perfectly

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    Are any Ransom owners switching between 27.5 and 29 wheels for different situations/conditions/experiences/feel? What's your preferred wheel size for the terrain you're riding?

    I'm asking because I'm picking up my 920 this week. I've only demo'd the Trek Slash 8 and Remedy 8 after spending 1.5 years on a cheap XC 29er. I loved the feel of the big wheeled Slash 8 for it's monster truck inspiring confidence and ability to steam roll over everything, but loved the Remedy 8 for it's agility, playfulness and overall fun factor, so I wanted to buy a single bike that could take both wheel sizes.

    Is anyone running the Ransom with 27.5 for play fullness/fun-factor? I'm hoping when I order some 27.5 wheels it will be as play full and fun as the Remedy 8.

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    With the Pressfit BB, what BB would work with a pair of Raceface Next SL 68/72 spindle cranks? Never had a pressfit and dont know squat about DUB. Thx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lick The Stamp View Post
    Are any Ransom owners switching between 27.5 and 29 wheels for different situations/conditions/experiences/feel? What's your preferred wheel size for the terrain you're riding?

    I'm asking because I'm picking up my 920 this week. I've only demo'd the Trek Slash 8 and Remedy 8 after spending 1.5 years on a cheap XC 29er. I loved the feel of the big wheeled Slash 8 for it's monster truck inspiring confidence and ability to steam roll over everything, but loved the Remedy 8 for it's agility, playfulness and overall fun factor, so I wanted to buy a single bike that could take both wheel sizes.

    Is anyone running the Ransom with 27.5 for play fullness/fun-factor? I'm hoping when I order some 27.5 wheels it will be as play full and fun as the Remedy 8.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=ZY_FWZ-ydLk

    Check out this review. He rides the ransom in both 29 and 27.5. Prefers 29...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicolli1976 View Post
    This bike sounds great, but no ISCG tabs...... bummer!!! That would have probably sealed the deal for me. Has anyone found this to be a miss, or no?
    I have the 910 with only a few rides on it, but I went right for the meat and potatoes on my 2nd ride to test it out and it performed great. I'm not a fan of the Syncros wheels. They were super noodley for me, but I've been on very stiff carbon wheels for years...so couldve just been me. Bike itself is all its advertised thus far!
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    for those that have switched the fit4 damper out to the grip2 effectively making it a single loc instead of twin loc...do you keep the loc levers in the same place or do you move them somewhere else? if you have kept them in the same place are you able to get used to where the loc and dropper post levers are?

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    Perhaps a silly question but I don't know much about Scott. As I understand it, the twin lock limits the travel on the fork as well. I do not find value in this. If it is removed, can one still manually (read twist a knob) low speed and high speed compression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpeddler View Post
    for those that have switched the fit4 damper out to the grip2 effectively making it a single loc instead of twin loc...do you keep the loc levers in the same place or do you move them somewhere else? if you have kept them in the same place are you able to get used to where the loc and dropper post levers are?
    Yes it stays the same and you adapt very quickly, at least I did anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Perhaps a silly question but I don't know much about Scott. As I understand it, the twin lock limits the travel on the fork as well. I do not find value in this. If it is removed, can one still manually (read twist a knob) low speed and high speed compression?
    It's best to replace the damper with the new Grip2 if you go this route. The stock Scott fit4 twin lock damper does not have normal manual controls on the top. You will only have the open mode "firmer / softer" controls. The 3 pre set settings open, med, firm you usually have on that fork is not available with this setup. If you remove the twin lock from the stock fork it will just stay in the open position.

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    Is anyone here 5'6"? If so what size are you riding? I am thinking of switching from my S/M Orbea Rallon because that bike feels too big for me and can be hard to weight properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Yes it stays the same and you adapt very quickly, at least I did anyways.



    It's best to replace the damper with the new Grip2 if you go this route. The stock Scott fit4 twin lock damper does not have normal manual controls on the top. You will only have the open mode "firmer / softer" controls. The 3 pre set settings open, med, firm you usually have on that fork is not available with this setup. If you remove the twin lock from the stock fork it will just stay in the open position.
    Roman, what our your thoughts on the ripmo vs. the ransom...?

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    I'm really interested in the ripmo as well. I through a leg over the gx model 2 weeks ago and it seems like the bike for me. Excellent geometry for climbing and descending which is what I'm looking for. I also like they have a 7 year warranty on the frame. I wasn't able to ride it but from being on it in the store everything just seemed right. Due to the geometry I would actually feel better on a large frame vs medium although I'm 5'7". I'm interested if anyone else has had some time on the ripmo and the ransom for comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpeddler View Post
    Roman, what our your thoughts on the ripmo vs. the ransom...?
    I like the Ripmo a lot as a trail bike but I find in really technical rocky terrain it takes well executed line choices to keep it composed. The Ripmo accelerates really well and I think it is an agile bike that is easy to control. On the right trails I think the Ripmo is a serious weapon. The Ransom does not accelerate quite as well or is quite as agile but in exchange it soaks up small chatter, corners at high speed and handles big rocky descents and big drops better. What makes the Ransom really special IMO is that you can have a 170mm bike that can climb and pedal quite well via the twinlock. I have yet to find a 170mm bike that can adapt like the ransom when needed and out of the box the rear shock tune is dialed. You have 130-150mm bikes that can compete with the ransom on more mellow trail and climbing and maybe some of those bikes are a little better in one area or the next but those bikes cannot begin to match it on the descents. I did just order the new YT Jeffsy and im looking forward to see how it compares to the Ripmo as the two bikes on paper share a lot of things I like for that class of bike.

    It really comes down to what you are going to be doing with the bike. If you are going to ride somewhat flow trails that have a lot of flat sections, XC rides with long seated climbs and you are not worried about blasting rock gardens at high speed or hitting big drops the Ransom might be overkill. If you need a bike that can go do the big boy trails and occasional bike park but you don't want to be punished on your more average trails the Ransom can go out and do anything you need it to really well. It has a rare combination of being that big, slack, long travel bike that does not always have to ride like one. A bike that does always feel like a big, long, slack bike unless you are at high speed is a bike like the Yeti SB150. That bike pedals and climbs straight up really well but unlike the ransom you are constantly reminded what it was built to do when you are not hard charging with it at speed.

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    Would you say that the ransom climbs better than the sb130 in traction mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    I like the Ripmo a lot as a trail bike but I find in really technical rocky terrain it takes well executed line choices to keep it composed. The Ripmo accelerates really well and I think it is an agile bike that is easy to control. On the right trails I think the Ripmo is a serious weapon. The Ransom does not accelerate quite as well or is quite as agile but in exchange it soaks up small chatter, corners at high speed and handles big rocky descents and big drops better. What makes the Ransom really special IMO is that you can have a 170mm bike that can climb and pedal quite well via the twinlock. I have yet to find a 170mm bike that can adapt like the ransom when needed and out of the box the rear shock tune is dialed. You have 130-150mm bikes that can compete with the ransom on more mellow trail and climbing and maybe some of those bikes are a little better in one area or the next but those bikes cannot begin to match it on the descents. I did just order the new YT Jeffsy and im looking forward to see how it compares to the Ripmo as the two bikes on paper share a lot of things I like for that class of bike.

    It really comes down to what you are going to be doing with the bike. If you are going to ride somewhat flow trails that have a lot of flat sections, XC rides with long seated climbs and you are not worried about blasting rock gardens at high speed or hitting big drops the Ransom might be overkill. If you need a bike that can go do the big boy trails and occasional bike park but you don't want to be punished on your more average trails the Ransom can go out and do anything you need it to really well. It has a rare combination of being that big, slack, long travel bike that does not always have to ride like one. A bike that does always feel like a big, long, slack bike unless you are at high speed is a bike like the Yeti SB150. That bike pedals and climbs straight up really well but unlike the ransom you are constantly reminded what it was built to do when you are not hard charging with it at speed.
    Start a Youtube channel and review bikes IMO. You're giving great insight on the top bikes in the hottest segment right now. You'd kill it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpeddler View Post
    Would you say that the ransom climbs better than the sb130 in traction mode?
    I think its a better climber of technical rocky sections due to the higher BB and better traction. I could see scenarios where the 130 could be a little more efficient on certain terrain but I have had no issues climbing with the Ransom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93TilInfinity View Post
    Start a Youtube channel and review bikes IMO. You're giving great insight on the top bikes in the hottest segment right now. You'd kill it.
    Hah thats a lot of work, I have trouble keeping up with my Instagram account =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Itís coming, Iím going to guess by spring but nobody knows for sure.
    My guess would be an announcement for the Andes Pacifico race the 3rd week of February. I could see the SC guys wanting to unveil the bike there and then be ready for EWS NZ
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    my ransom 910 is at the shop, got to go pay for it and pick it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    my ransom 910 is at the shop, got to go pay for it and pick it up.
    How long did you have to wait? I'm still waiting on my Tuned Ransom

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    So I picked up my 920 and have so far been riding it for a week. I'm smashing my strava PB's on every single ride. Having come from a cheap entry level 29er hardtail it's great to finally have a bike where I'm now the limiting factor.

    One of the biggest surprises for me about the bike is the twin loc. Having demo'd a Slash 8 and Remedy 8 I really wanted a bike that was efficient at pedaling and didn't bob all over the place when hammering the power down. I was a little skeptical about the added complexity of the system and the additional clutter, but I'm glad I chose the Ransom over the Treks. The twin loc makes it so efficient during climbing, that I'm often switching between fully locked out and traction mode depending on the terrain. When it comes to bombing it down hill the ability to briefly lock it out during smoother/flatter sections and not sap efficiency when pedaling is amazing.

    With all that being said, my hardtail 29er didn't even have a dropper post, so I'm still learning to raise/lower the dropper in certain sections of a trail along with the twin loc.

    Now the only thing I need to complete my first serious bike purchase is a set of 27.5 wheels.


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    Has anyone tried a 27.5+ wheelset on the Ransom yet? Will a 3.0 fit?

    Any pics of the Ransom in plus form?

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    Has anyone tried the Ransom with a coil shock? If so, which one and how did it feel?
    PS: Yeah, I know I would lose the TwinLock feature and that the stock Nude shock works great

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    Ransom won The Loam Wolf's Bike of the Year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svobodarider View Post
    Has anyone tried the Ransom with a coil shock? If so, which one and how did it feel?
    PS: Yeah, I know I would lose the TwinLock feature and that the stock Nude shock works great
    Yes an experienced rider gave a complete review of using the X2 coil shock in this very thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    Yes an experienced rider gave a complete review of using the X2 coil shock in this very thread.
    X2 is an air shock not a coil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewartzach401 View Post
    How long did you have to wait? I'm still waiting on my Tuned Ransom
    couple of days, actually came in to soon for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty2019 View Post
    X2 is an air shock not a coil
    Check out Fox's site, it says "X2" in big white distinct letters on both the Float X2 and the DHX2. It's correct to refer to both as "X2" according to what's on the side of the shock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Check out Fox's site, it says "X2" in big white distinct letters on both the Float X2 and the DHX2. It's correct to refer to both as "X2" according to what's on the side of the shock...
    Is that relevant to the DPX2 also because even that has the X2 lettering in a different colour on the Fox website.

    In general terms for most people an X2 shock is an air shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty2019 View Post
    X2 is an air shock not a coil
    You know what my bad - I read all of that review above of the X2 and the whole time my brain was thinking he was reviewing a coil shock despite the photographs. Now I am just as curious as you, I'd love to see someone report back on a coil shock on this bike. I haven't heard anything about what the leverage ratio is on this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    You know what my bad - I read all of that review above of the X2 and the whole time my brain was thinking he was reviewing a coil shock despite the photographs. Now I am just as curious as you, I'd love to see someone report back on a coil shock on this bike. I haven't heard anything about what the leverage ratio is on this thing.
    Yeah, I am really curious as well. Scott says it is progressive enough for a coil shock, so that might really make Ransom a beast. DHX2 is probably out of the game, as there is no trunion in that size available yet (and one could not use the climb switch as Rom3n described for the case of Float X2), but the CCDB offers a properly sized trunion shock and its climb switch seems to be better placed than on the Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    You know what my bad - I read all of that review above of the X2 and the whole time my brain was thinking he was reviewing a coil shock despite the photographs. Now I am just as curious as you, I'd love to see someone report back on a coil shock on this bike. I haven't heard anything about what the leverage ratio is on this thing.
    Yeah I'm the same, super keen to hear about how it works with a coil and would love to see the leverage rate of the back end. I've narrowed my choice of next bike to the Ransom or the new long travel 29er from Santa Cruz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty2019 View Post
    Yeah I'm the same, super keen to hear about how it works with a coil and would love to see the leverage rate of the back end. I've narrowed my choice of next bike to the Ransom or the new long travel 29er from Santa Cruz.
    Haha, same in here. Impatiently waiting for what Santa Cruz releases in next couple months in terms of a Hightower LT successor. We will see... By the end of March/beginning of April I am ordering either that or Ransom.

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    Im thinking about pulling the plug on a ransom 910. Seems like most have gone with the 900 tuned. I have a lot of parts I would pull off my current bike so it doesnt seem worth spending the extra $2k+ for the 900, when I'm gonna swap a lot of stuff anyways. My only reluctance is that I wont be getting the full carbon frame. Wondering how much the alum swingarm effects the weight/cost. Anyone ridden both and noticed a difference. I also love the color of the 910 vs the 900, and dont love the look of kashima.

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    See my comment above - the only numbers I've seen thrown around are 2650g vs 3050g. That seems like a big difference for just a swingarm (and a rocker link ? ).
    My spreadsheet of frame weights says a carbon frame is usually about 360-400 grams lighter than its full alloy counterpart. So maybe those numbers I am quoting are for the 900 frame vs the full alloy frame, but in the you tube video where they were quoted they were clearly talking about the 910 frame so who knows. I think I saw those weight numbers quoted in print one time as well but I can't find it now.

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    Late response but thinking about doing something similar with one of the alloy models...none of the dh bikes that my current shop's brands make fit me well. The 500mm reach of the XL with a 190f/170r travel combo sounds like a lot of fun...

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    Finally picked up my Tuned Ransom yesterday after work only to get it home and find a frame ding already. Not happy at all but my LBS is taking care of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longroadtonowhere View Post
    Im thinking about pulling the plug on a ransom 910. Seems like most have gone with the 900 tuned. I have a lot of parts I would pull off my current bike so it doesnt seem worth spending the extra $2k+ for the 900, when I'm gonna swap a lot of stuff anyways. My only reluctance is that I wont be getting the full carbon frame. Wondering how much the alum swingarm effects the weight/cost. Anyone ridden both and noticed a difference. I also love the color of the 910 vs the 900, and dont love the look of kashima.
    The 910 is by far the best value. The alloy rear end is only 30 grams heavier than the carbon. There is no difference in ride quality. They feel identical aside from brakes and shifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeMartell View Post
    Late response but thinking about doing something similar with one of the alloy models...none of the dh bikes that my current shop's brands make fit me well. The 500mm reach of the XL with a 190f/170r travel combo sounds like a lot of fun...
    The 29Ē gambler prototype looks a lot like a ransom with a DH fork...
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    The alloy rear end is only 30 grams heavier than the carbon.
    I assume you meant 300 grams.

    The numbers I've seen quoted are that the 910 is 400 grams heavier overall (3050 vs 2650) . Perhaps some of that is the rocker link ?

    Where did you get that 300 gram number from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    The 29Ē gambler prototype looks a lot like a ransom with a DH fork...
    Vincent Tupin runs a DH fork on his Ransom. I bet its awesome. I have not seen the Gambler proto yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    I assume you meant 300 grams.

    The numbers I've seen quoted are that the 910 is 400 grams heavier overall (3050 vs 2650) . Perhaps some of that is the rocker link ?

    Where did you get that 300 gram number from ?
    No, 30... 3-0. Minuscule. Thatís why the 910 is so underhyped. The weight difference is in the GX cassette and alloy cranks. My numbers come from the Scott rep and the fact that everyone on my race team has a Ransom 🤪 a900ís and 910ís. IMO the 910 color is much better and even better in person!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewartzach401 View Post
    Vincent Tupin runs a DH fork on his Ransom. I bet its awesome. I have not seen the Gambler proto yet.
    Yep there was a PB article recently with it. Didnít have a HPP and I canít see them going away from that. Maybe just an interim bike until the gambler geometry catches up with a full redesign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    No, 30... 3-0. Minuscule. Thatís why the 910 is so underhyped. The weight difference is in the GX cassette and alloy cranks. My numbers come from the Scott rep and the fact that everyone on my race team has a Ransom 浪 a900ís and 910ís. IMO the 910 color is much better and even better in person!
    Was set to finally order a 910 as that seemed like where the most value was and they are out of stock until May in XL. Good news is Iím getting upgraded to the tuned model for a really good price. The bronze/brown 910 does look nice in person. But lucky for me I also really like orange bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1976 View Post
    Was set to finally order a 910 as that seemed like where the most value was and they are out of stock until May in XL. Good news is Iím getting upgraded to the tuned model for a really good price. The bronze/brown 910 does look nice in person. But lucky for me I also really like orange bikes!
    SWEET!!!!! Funny enough when I got mine (also XL) there were also no 910's only 900's so that's what I ended up with. Maybe they aren't as under hyped as I thought. For the value it's ridiculous what you get!
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    Here's a request no one may know the answer to...

    Max seat post insertion for an XL ransom frame. Think there's 290mm there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    SWEET!!!!! Funny enough when I got mine (also XL) there were also no 910's only 900's so that's what I ended up with. Maybe they aren't as under hyped as I thought. For the value it's ridiculous what you get!
    Ya, the hype is catching up to it now. Seen a couple out in the wild. Also won the loam wolfís bike of the year as well as Pinkbikeís winner in the super enduro bike shootout to add to the glowing review of vital mtb and bike magís top LT 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    No, 30... 3-0. Minuscule. Thatís why the 910 is so underhyped. The weight difference is in the GX cassette and alloy cranks. My numbers come from the Scott rep and the fact that everyone on my race team has a Ransom 浪 a900ís and 910ís. IMO the 910 color is much better and even better in person!
    This is confusing me. First of all I was talking pure frame weights. The 910 has the alloy chain/seat stays yes ? So there must be some difference in frame weight. The GX cassette and alloy cranks are total bike weight. I don't remember the numbers but the bikes are listed as about 1.4 lbs difference. I mean think about it, there can't be just a 30 gram difference between the frames unless they are the same frame and the 30 grams is because of different paint. That would be great if true I'd love the have the full carbon frame at the 910 price, I'm going to swap out every component anyway and I too prefer the understated brown.

    Edit: Oh I went back and read more above. You are saying the alloy chainstays only add 30 grams to the frame. Still hard to believe but that makes more sense. Doesn't jibe with the 3050 910 frame weight I've heard quoted or what I've seen in the past for alloy vs carbon rear ends but at least I get what you are saying now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston67 View Post
    This is confusing me. First of all I was talking pure frame weights. The 910 has the alloy chain/seat stays yes ? So there must be some difference in frame weight. The GX cassette and alloy cranks are total bike weight. I don't remember the numbers but the bikes are listed as about 1.4 lbs difference. I mean think about it, there can't be just a 30 gram difference between the frames unless they are the same frame and the 30 grams is because of different paint. That would be great if true I'd love the have the full carbon frame at the 910 price, I'm going to swap out every component anyway and I too prefer the understated brown.

    Edit: Oh I went back and read more above. You are saying the alloy chainstays only add 30 grams to the frame. Still hard to believe but that makes more sense. Doesn't jibe with the 3050 910 frame weight I've heard quoted or what I've seen in the past for alloy vs carbon rear ends but at least I get what you are saying now.
    The local Scott rep is a friend of mine, last I talked to him about it he told me there was only a 30g difference between the alloy and carbon rear triangles but I haven't weighed them myself. I'm on an XL and everyone I know with a 910 is on a L. I would assume the carbon rear end is really burly though so maybe not all that surprising.
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    That's excellent to know, thank you. I actually kind of prefer alloy stays anyway as that is the part of the bike I tend to damage the most often.

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    I'm putting my carbon cranks on my XL 910 and my carbon wheels so we'll see what weight diff it makes. But....the bike delivers for sure! I dont have any DH runs to shout about on it yet due to snow...but it feels buttery smooth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattD View Post
    I'm putting my carbon cranks on my XL 910 and my carbon wheels so we'll see what weight diff it makes. But....the bike delivers for sure! I dont have any DH runs to shout about on it yet due to snow...but it feels buttery smooth!
    sweet definitely interested to hear, I thought you were on a large!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PattD View Post
    I'm putting my carbon cranks on my XL 910 and my carbon wheels so we'll see what weight diff it makes. But....the bike delivers for sure! I dont have any DH runs to shout about on it yet due to snow...but it feels buttery smooth!
    Thatís what stood out to me when I test rode one, just how smooth this bike is at any speed. You really canít unsettle it. It also carries that speed really well.

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    I was gonna get a Large but none available so I went XL. Glad I did. Perfect fit with 33mm stem.

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    for those that are switching out the fit4 damper for the grip2..do you have the part # for just the grip2 damper or do you have to buy the whole new grip2 fork?

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    Itís just the damper. Replaces the fit4 damper. Drops right in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattD View Post
    I was gonna get a Large but none available so I went XL. Glad I did. Perfect fit with 33mm stem.
    How tall are you? Iím 6í1Ē and was thinking of going with a 40mm stem instead of the stock 50 on the XL. But this was when I was looking at the 910. Swapping to a 40mm on the 900 is a pricey endeavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpeddler View Post
    for those that are switching out the fit4 damper for the grip2..do you have the part # for just the grip2 damper or do you have to buy the whole new grip2 fork?
    Yep just the damper. You'll need a chamferless 32 and 28mm socket, ptfe fluid, fox fluid and new crush washers. Takes about 15 minutes if you've done a lower service before, if not there's some good youtube videos out there. I wouldn't pay to have it done unless a shop would do it for free with purchase. While you're in there pop out the negative air chamber on the other side and clean out all the extra slick honey that's in there from the factory. It will greatly improve the feel as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1976 View Post
    How tall are you? Iím 6í1Ē and was thinking of going with a 40mm stem instead of the stock 50 on the XL. But this was when I was looking at the 910. Swapping to a 40mm on the 900 is a pricey endeavor.
    I'm 6' 1/4" and didn't have issue on an XL with the stock 50mm setup. I'm switching to a 32mm as well though to get a little more upright after having some pretty serious unrelated back issues. The stock 900 combo setup is 50mm length and 15 rise. I'm going to 35mm rise bars and 32mm stem. I'd try it first if you haven't yet, it feels shorter than 50mm stock but it may be an illusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Yep just the damper. You'll need a chamferless 32 and 28mm socket, ptfe fluid, fox fluid and new crush washers. Takes about 15 minutes if you've done a lower service before. While you're in there pop out the negative air chamber on the other side and clean out all the extra slick honey that's in there from the factory. It will greatly improve the feel as well.
    Thatís good advice. I couldnít believe how much slick honey was on the air side. Basically filled the negative air chamber on my 36. High speed chatter was just awful.

    Iíll try the stock bar/stem. Bike shop might be willing to work with me on a replacement if it feels a bit long. Iíll be a little more stretched out when seated vs my current bike.

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    If anyone is looking for a 900 tuned in XL let me know. Shoreline Cycle world in WI has one on display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    Yep just the damper. You'll need a chamferless 32 and 28mm socket, ptfe fluid, fox fluid and new crush washers. Takes about 15 minutes if you've done a lower service before, if not there's some good youtube videos out there. I wouldn't pay to have it done unless a shop would do it for free with purchase. While you're in there pop out the negative air chamber on the other side and clean out all the extra slick honey that's in there from the factory. It will greatly improve the feel as well.
    Do you have the correct part # for the new grip2 damper? I am on fox's website and i am having trouble finding a part # for it...it is possible i am looking in the wrong area but i can't seem to find any part #'s save for the whole fork part # which i don't need.

    edit: part# is 820-08-379-kit
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    I was gonna go with the ripmo but after reading all this stuff on the ransom, I think this is the bike for me. Gonna go see what the lbs can do for me with the ransom 910 and let's see if there are XL's. I'd hate to wait months for a sweet bike.

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    If your LBS doesn't have a 910 XL in stock you are going to have to wait until late April. They are out of stock until then...

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    If you're in the Denver area I may know of a few shops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    If you're in the Denver area I may know of a few shops...
    can you share? i am looking for xl, genius though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavo View Post
    can you share? i am looking for xl, genius though.
    Sent you a PM
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    minion front and rear is the best tire combo or the minion front and aggressor rear combo would be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpeddler View Post
    minion front and rear is the best tire combo or the minion front and aggressor rear combo would be better?
    depends on where, what, and how you're riding. For a good rolling do it all the aggressor in the rear or Minion SS is good. For full DH stuff I like a DHRII/DHF combo. If I'm not climbing a lot lately I've ran 2.5 DHFs front and back and been real happy.
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    New dropper and bar/stem on my Tuned 900. 2019 Scott Ransom-fullsizeoutput_591d.jpg

    Love this bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Rides_MTB View Post
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    Love this bike!
    Can you give is a quick review? Maybe bewteen another bike and this one?

    No one is willing to demo a ransom..Not even a M or a L let alone a XL. How can the lbs expect me to shell out 5k or whatever if I can't demo it? Arghh

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    No one is willing to demo a ransom..Not even a M or a L let alone a XL. How can the lbs expect me to shell out 5k or whatever if I can't demo it? Arghh
    That's the problem with a hot bike. Basically the only demo options seems to be hooking up with the demo van as it travels around to different festivals. Via a PinkBike comment I got a list of a few places they will be but there doesn't seem to be an official calendar posted anywhere although you could probably email scott sports and get some info. I find festival demos to be less than ideal as there is a short time limit and the trails may be crowded or unfamiliar. I have found a demo isn't a lot of use to me if I can't get it out for 2+ hours on trails I'm familiar with. And I realize to do so I am most likely going to need to pay a $100 or similar rental fee.

    But even that would be a dream - my local Scott dealers don't even plan on having one on the floor so I can't even sit on one or check it out. The dealer did sell one and I asked if he would be willing to put me in touch with the buyer but they never called me back so either it didn't work out or the dealer doesn't care enough to make the effort.

    Note I live near Seattle, with a giant and thriving MTB community, its not like I'm expecting some tiny bike shop in eastern MT to have one on the floor.

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    Duffman1976 I'm actually right at 6' tall. I like bigger bikes though as I hate feeling cramped. With the 33m Renthal stem it's about as perfect as I can get. Anvil has a 40mm and 32mm stem as well...about $80. I have the Anvil on another bike and love it.
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    I've got a XL Tuned Ransom 700 for sale with less than 25 miles on it. Awesome bike I would just prefer to have a Large. PM me if interested.

    Thanks

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