When designing the new 2019 SCOTT Ransom, SCOTT Sports notes that speed was a topic that was always at the forefront of discussion. SCOTT posed the question ‘What can be done to make sure that this bike will not only be fast, but also to make sure that it performs at speed?’ In addition to carbon construction, the company adds that ‘several details were put into place to make sure that you can forget about the bike as you fly down the mountain.’
Similar to the Genius bike, the Ransom can fit both wheel sizes on the same frame. Switching from 29″ to 27.5″ involves a simple flip of a chip on the linkage… ‘swap the wheels and you’re good to go’.
The Ransom has 170mm of travel front and rear, modern, progressive geometry and weighs in at 2650g/5.84 lbs for frame, shock and hardware.
“Having ridden the Ransom extensively for some time now, I have to admit that I am surprised day after day by how capable it is,” said SCOTT ambassador Andrew Neethling. “I raced downhill for nearly 15 years, and never thought that I would be able to reach similar speeds on a 170mm Enduro bike. This thing is just pure speed, pure fun.”
There are five models of Ransom available – from the Full Carbon Tuned in both 27.5″ and 29″ options, a Hybrid version with a Carbon Front Triangle and alloy rear end, the 910 and two full alloy models, the 920/720 and the 930.