Scott launches a more affordable but heavier 2020 Gambler Alloy

Sharing the same geometry, suspension kinematics and adjustability as its more expensive sibling, the alloy and hybrid Gamblers look to offer better value

We got a first look at the all-singing, all-dancing carbon Gambler 900 Tuned last month when Scott kindly sent one over to us to check out. We’re currently riding the bike and you can expect a review soon.

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In the meantime, Scott has also launched an alloy and hybrid version of its new bike to make up a full range of Gamblers with 910, 920 and 930 models.

Scott Gambler 920 downhill mountain bike
Scott Gamlber 920.
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2020 Scott Gambler Alloy details

As Scott’s designers took pen to paper for the new Gambler it was obvious that a more budget-friendly model was needed to round out the range, and two new versions were conceived: a hybrid bike that has an alloy swingarm and carbon mainframe, and a full alloy bike.

Scott Gambler 920 downhill mountain bike
The main pivot is beefy!
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Scott is very keen to point out that it’s not just recreated the carbon model of its new bike in alloy, but has designed it from the ground up as a completely separate bike.

Although the new bike does share quite a few elements of its more expensive, carbon sibling, you still get the same geometry adjustments. It will run both 27.5- and 29-inch wheels and both bikes have the same suspension kinematics. Read about the features the alloy and hybrid versions share with the carbon bike here.

Scott Gambler 920 downhill mountain bike
Like the carbon version, you can adjust how long the bike’s chainstay and therefore wheelbase is.
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Scott was keen to point out that although the alloy bike’s tubes have been tuned to make its stiffness to flex ratio feel similar to the carbon bike, the overall ride feel of the alloy bike is going to be different.

This is thanks to the change in frame material, and Scott’s engineers think that the alloy bike should feel less twangy and slightly more damped.

Scott Gambler 920 downhill mountain bike
The linkage on the all-alloy Gambler is lovingly machined.
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It’s also quite light, just like the carbon version. The full alloy bike’s frame and hardware (without shock) weighs a claimed 3,520g. The hybrid version loses nearly 500g, weighing a claimed 3,135g, while the full-carbon model tips the scales at 2,650g.

Scott Gambler 920 downhill mountain bike
The cable routing is neat and tidy around the main pivot.
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Scott Gambler alloy and hybrid geometry

  • Head tube angle: 62.9 degrees (low setting) / 63.2 degrees (high setting)
  • Head tube length: 110mm/4.3in
  • Horizontal top tube: 621mm/24.4in (low setting) / 618.9mm/24.4in (high setting)
  • Standover: 712.1mm/28in (low setting) / 705.8mm/27.8in (high setting)
  • Bottom bracket height: 345.4mm/13.6in (low setting) / 342.6mm/13.5in (high setting)
  • Wheelbase: 1,270mm/50in (low setting) / 1,272.8mm/50.1in (high setting)
  • Seat angle: 63.8 degrees (low setting) / 64.2 degrees (high setting)
  • Chainstay: 438.7mm/17.3in (low setting) / 435mm/17.1in (high setting)
  • Reach: 460.4mm/17.3in (low setting) / 465mm/18.3in (high setting)
  • Stack: 633.5mm/24.9in (low setting) / 631.3mm/24.9in (high setting)
  • *All geometry figures for size large. Low setting for 29-inch wheel. High setting for 27.5-inch wheel.
Syncros branded Fox 40 mountain bike suspension fork and front mudguard
The Syncros Fox 40 fender is a neat touch.
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Scott Gambler alloy and hybrid specifications and pricing

Gambler 910 specifications

Scott Gambler 910 downhill mountain bike
The Gambler 910 has a mix of both carbon and aluminium frame materials.
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  • Frame: Carbon front and alloy rear, Horst-link suspension, adjustable geometry, 12 x 157mm dropout, BB107, 27.5- and 29-inch wheels compatible
  • Fork: Fox 40 Performance Elite, 203mm travel, GRIP damper, 20mm Boost axle
  • Rear shock: Fox DH X2 Performance, 225 x 75mm, 500lbs spring (size large)
  • Headset: Syncros DH adjustable +/- 1-degree
  • Rear mech: SRAM GX DH 7-speed
  • Shifter: SRAM GX DH 7-speed
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R, 200mm rotors (front and rear)
  • Cranks: SRAM Descendant DH DUB, 34-tooth chainring, 165mm arm length
  • Chain device: Scott DH custom
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB MTB107
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 1.5 DH carbon, 15mm rise, 8-degree sweep, 800mm wide
  • Seatpost: Syncros DH2.0, 31.6 diameter
  • Saddle: Syncros Comox 1.5, titanium rails
  • Chain: KMC X11-1
  • Cassette: SRAM CS PG-720 DH 11-25 teeth
  • Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5-inch, Kevlar bead, DH, TR, 3C Maxx Grip
  • Wheels: Syncros MD30 Disc rims, 32 spoke, tubeless-ready on Formula DHL hubs
  • Weight: 16.7kg / 36.82lb (without pedals, claimed weight)
  • Price: €5,999

Gambler 920 specifications

Scott Gambler 920 downhill mountain bike
Scott Gambler 920.
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  • Frame: 6061 alloy front and rear, Horst-link suspension, adjustable geometry, 12 x 157mm dropout, BB107, 27.5- and 29-inch wheels compatible
  • Fork: Fox 40 Performance Elite, 203mm travel, GRIP damper, 20mm Boost axle
  • Rear shock: Fox Van RC Performance, 225 x 75mm, 500lbs spring (size large)
  • Headset: Syncros DH adjustable +/- 1-degree
  • Rear mech: SRAM GX DH 7-speed
  • Shifter: SRAM GX DH 7-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano MT500 levers and MT520 pistons, 200mm rotors (front and rear)
  • Cranks: SRAM Descendant DH DUB, 34-tooth chainring, 165mm arm length
  • Chain device: Scott DH custom
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB MTB107
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 1.5 DH carbon, 15mm rise, 8-degree sweep, 800mm wide
  • Seatpost: Syncros DH2.0, 31.6 diameter
  • Seat: Syncros Comox 2.0, Cro-mo rails
  • Chain: KMC X11-1
  • Cassette: SRAM CS PG-720 DH 11-25 teeth
  • Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5-inch, Kevlar bead, DH, TR, 3C Maxx Grip
  • Wheels: Syncros MD30 Disc rims, 32 spoke, tubeless-ready on Formula DHL hubs
  • Weight: 17.1kg / 37.7lb (without pedals, claimed weight)
  • Price: €4,399

Gambler 930 specifications

Scott Gambler 930 downhill mountain bike
The Scott Gambler 930 is the most affordable in the range.
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  • Frame: 6061 alloy front and rear, Horst-link suspension, adjustable geometry, 12 x 157mm dropout, BB107, 27.5- and 29-inch wheels compatible
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer Select, 200mm travel, DebonAir, Charger RC, 20mm Boost axle
  • Rear shock: X-Fusion Vector R, 225 x 75mm, 500lbs spring (size large)
  • Headset: Syncros DH adjustable +/- 1-degree
  • Rear mech: SRAM X5 8-speed
  • Shifter: SRAM X4 8-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano MT500 levers and MT520 pistons, 200mm rotors (front and rear)
  • Cranks: Race Face Chester, 34-tooth chainring, 165mm arm length
  • Chain device: Scott DH custom
  • Bottom bracket: Race Face BB107
  • Handlebar: Syncros Hixon 1.5 DH carbon, 15mm rise, 8-degree sweep, 800mm wide
  • Seatpost: Syncros DH2.0, 31.6 diameter
  • Seat: Syncros Comox 2.0, Cro-mo rails
  • Chain: KMC Z-7
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-830 11-28 teeth
  • Tyres: Maxxis Assegai 29 x 2.5-inch, Kevlar bead, DH, TR, 3C Maxx Grip
  • Wheels: Syncros MD30 Disc rims, 32 spoke, tubeless-ready on Formula DHL hubs
  • Weight: 16.9kg / 37.26lb (without pedals, claimed weight)
  • Price: €3,699