Scott Gambler DH Bike Unveiled, New Fox & Shimano Parts Spotted

2013 Scott Gambler downhill mountain bike with prototype shimano saint brakes and fox doss dropper adjustable height seatpost

Scott just released a few images of its forthcoming Gambler downhill mountain bike, set to be raced this weekend’s World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa under Brendan Fairclough. Details are scant, but the gist is this: It’s an alloy, single pivot bike with multiple linkages driving a large coil-over shock.

UPDATED: Another photo added at bottom – different angle on the suspension linkage.

Keen eyes might notice some rather new looking Saint brakes installed (click to make it big) with IceTech features like finned brake pads. Another item worth noticing is that Fox dropper seatpost, its placement hinting that it’s finally ready to make a real world debut. More pics after the break…

2013 Scott Gambler downhill mountain bike

Quite the floating linkage – should be interesting to see in action.

2013 Scott Gambler downhill mountain bike

2013 Scott Gambler downhill mountain bike with prototype shimano saint brakes and fox doss dropper adjustable height seatpost

Comments

pd406 - 03/16/12 - 10:13am

Is that a Cane Creek rear shock? Or a Cane Creek spring on a Fox shock?

gringo - 03/16/12 - 10:34am

holy slack.
thats things gonna be fast once the track gets steep.

boobie - 03/16/12 - 11:16am

It’s a cane creek titanium spring on a fox shock.

Louie - 03/16/12 - 1:23pm

I smell an Astrix Halo…

http://i1.mtbx.com.ar/foto/o/13/31/1331860139_pbpic1053996.jpg

Gillis - 03/16/12 - 6:27pm

It just looks unnecessarily complicated for a single pivot design.

The Dude - 03/21/12 - 2:06pm

Sir, that Astrix would probably ride better since it has a pulley wheel and wouldn’t have the feedback of the Scott. Boom Roasted. I think I’ve sketched better looking suspension systems on napkins. Certainly this Scott one will haunt my dreams.

Loki - 04/18/12 - 9:07am

Looks like they inverted the dog links that are at the heart of most motocross bikes, those seem to work just fine …

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Ollie - 08/21/12 - 4:49pm

Give me a gift, please! I am in love with this Scott! i think it would be impossible for me to get this. What a pity.

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