Scott Ransom 900 Tuned 2020
About Scott Ransom 900 Tuned 2020
The Ransom. 170mm of trail munchin’, climb crushing, stage winning all day pinning mountain biking excellence. The Tuned version comes equipped with Scott’s TwinLoc Suspension System, a SRAM Eagle groupset and high-end Syncros components to help you get away with murder, regardless of your ability level.
Ransom Carbon HMX Frame
FOX 36 Float Factory 170mm Fork
FOX Nude TR EVOL, TwinLoc, 170mm
SRAM X01 Eagle 12 Speed
Shimano XT 4 Piston Disc Brakes
Syncros Revelstoke 1.5 TR Wheels
Maxxis Minion DHF Kevlar Tires
FOX Dropper Post, Syncros CF Parts
Evo-Lap technology: With the proper selection of materials, eighty percent of the work to create a frame is done. But the remaining twenty percent requires most of Scott’s efforts. For this reason, their choice of the most advanced carbon fibers in the market is followed by intensive use of specific tools, like FEA (finite element analysis) software, to map out the carbon lay-up.
With FEA software, Scott can simulate different forces on a virtual model of the frame and adjust the frame construction accordingly. FEA software enables them to create complete virtual prototypes incorporating all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments.
With their Evo-Lap technology they model the frame to optimize the surface area, simulate tube structures with different ply orientations, observethe results of using different configurations, and test the stress distribution in different areas of the frame. Thanks to this extensive computer modeling, they’ve optimized the carbon layers in all the parts of their frame. When the parts were bonded together in the first prototypes, the result was a super light and compact frame without a sacrifice in the stiffness, comfort or impact resistance. The entire range benefitted from their EvoLap technology.
ICCR Cable routing: On the Scale, Spark, Genius and Ransom, to provide a clean look and a functional solution for all the different control cable standards on the market, cable routing is fully internal and designed for full length cable housing. Routing the cables internally omits bulky external hardware and looks cleaner. The cables can endure a longer lifetime as they are protected within the frame. The entry points are machined alloy removable inserts that come along with the frame and can be chosen according to the setup of the bike. Assembling an electronic group or a dropper post will not be a problem and the look will always be clean-cut.
SW Dropouts: On the Scale, Spark, Genius, Ransom and Gambler Scott have redesigned all the parts that can give them significant benefits in terms of performance and functionality. On the previous model the support of the dropout was a bulky additional part molded to the carbon chain stay. The new dropouts are designed to be integrated on the thru-axle system thanks to a hollow tubular design that allows a simple and light weight structure. Available for SRAM and Shimano DM derailleurs, this dropout increases the stiffnessand avoids damage to the frame in case of impacts on the rear derailleur.
Axle tool: Working together with DT Swiss, Scott completely revisited the shape of the thru-axle lever to make it more ergonomic and to perfectly fit to their frame. Additionally they introduce a new multifunctional tool integrated on the inner part of the thru-axle itself. This 25T torx wrench is easy to reach and ready to be used for quick adjustments on the trails.
Ransom Carbon Construction: While Scott always aim to have lightweight carbon bikes, they never compromise frame strength when doing so. Taking into consideration the riding this bike is designed for, they have created their strongest carbon frame to date. Through clever layering and reinforcement in certain zones they obtain the stiffness wanted between the head tube and the rear wheel axle via a path following the downtube and the chainstays – they call this the stiffness backbone. The Ransom being a 1x only bike allowed them to optimize the width of the main pivot which is normally the weak point on this stiffness path. Additionally, the Trunnion mount on the DT close to the BB allows them to obtain great stiffness at the bottom of the bike and lightweight construction up top for compliance and for having the center of gravity as low as possible.
Fox Nude TR Shock: On several Ransom and Genius models, you’ll find the all new FOX NUDE TR EVOL. What the TR allows you to do is to select what sort of progression you would like in Descend mode: more linear, or more progressive. By flipping the Ramp Adjust Lever, you can decide how your shock behaves while descending.
A more linear shock gives a rider the same amount of support throughout a shock’s travel. The suspension is supple throughout, and is “easier” to reach the end of the travel, or “bottom out.” A more progressive shock will offer more support towards the end of travel, and is harder to bottom out. These settings are really linked to riding speed. When it is wet, techy, or when impacts are small and riding tends to be slower, one might favor the more linear setting. When the conditions are dry and fast, or when bigger impacts are in play (jumps for instance), then the progressive mode is ideal. With the NUDE TR Evol, choosing and changing is easy.
Ransom geometry: When designing the Ransom, speed was a topic that was always at the forefront of discussion. Naturally, the geometry of the bike was selected to accompany the type of riding it is intended for. With 170mm of travel, this unique 29er has a geometry that will get you to the top comfortably and then back down faster than ever before. Long, slack and stable at speed, this rig can tame any descent. However, they didn’t want to cut any corners with regards to seat angle or position. Where they live, big days involve plenty of climbing, and they think it’s important that climbs can be as fun as the downs – proper climbing position is essential to that.
Ransom protection: Protecting the Ransom’s frame was an integral part of the project. Scott have integrated a clever DT protector under the BB and along the downtube, and have also implemented a newly developed, noise-silencing Chainstay/seatstay protector. A quiet ride is a fast ride.
TwinLoc Suspension System: With TwinLoc, a rider can effectively control the complete frame, fork, and shock as a system. Why does this matter? A bike with 150mm of suspension travel, correctly set up, has more sag than a bike with 130mm. It’s that extra travel that makes it more fun to ride and more capable on the descents, but the greater sag has an oversized effect on the bike’s geometry and climbing performance. That’s where TwinLoc matters.
TwinLoc helps manage the sag effect in several ways. Whereas most systems only increase low-speed compression in an effort to gain pedaling efficiency, TwinLoc allows Scott to not only change compression damping, but also to change the spring curve, dynamically altering the geometry of the bike. In Trail mode, the shock is not only firmer, but it has dynamically less travel. The bike sits higher, maintains a steep seat angle for those climbs, and becomes more agile. They also offer a third, full lockout mode for going up in the most efficient manner possible.
These unique settings optimize climbing geometry, even on longer travel bikes. They can eliminate the “long travel effect” that can rob your pedaling efficiency, but they’re not robbing you of the full-fun, 150mm travel when you point it downhill. From a race setting, to a lunch ride, to an after work trail shred, being able to switch from mode to mode depending on a trails profile at the push of a lever is paramount to riding faster and having a damned good time.
One Frame Two Wheel Sizes: With Scott’s mountain bikes, they try to achieve ultimate versatility. These specific models can switch from 27.5″ to 29″ wheels with nothing more than the flip of a chip. No need to change the fork, all you need to do is flip a shock mount chip, change your wheels and off you go. The flip chip allows Scott to maintain a similar BB height when switching from one wheel size to the other which is key to keeping handling similar for both wheel sizes. With 27.5″ wheels, you can run either 2.5″, 2.6″ or 2.8″ tires. For the 29er, anywhere from 2.4″-2.6″ is good to go.
29 Wheels: Improved roll-over is the most noticeable attribute when it comes to 29” wheels. The big wheels are great for rolling over nasty roots and rocky sections, essentially making it easier to ride these conditions. Improved traction is also a key factor with the increased wheel diameter compared to 27.5” wheels as tire contact to the ground is larger.
Best Roll-Over Performance
Maximum Traction surface
Best stability on easy trails
Lowest suspension stress
Great for larger frame sizes
Increase stability on long curve
Scott Sports was founded in 1958 by Ed Scott in Idaho, USA and operates its headquarters from Givisiez, Switzerland. They produce bicycle, wintersport, motorsport and running equipment. They are known for their innovative products which have been used used to win world championships and races at the highest level.
Frame: Ransom Carbon / IMP technology / HMX, BB92 / Carbon swingarm, VLK Virtual 4 Link kinematic, 27.5” (2.6 & 2.8) and 29” (2.4 & 2.6) tire compatible with Geo -BB adj., SW dropouts for Boost 12x148mm, TBC Trunnion box construction
Fork: FOX 36 Float Factory Air / Kashima, FIT4 3-Modes with low Speed adj. / 15x110mm QR axle, 44mm offset / tapered steerer / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 170mm travel
Rear Shock: FOX NUDE TR EVOL Trunnion, SCOTT custom w. travel / geo adj., 3 modes: Lockout-Traction Control-Descend, custom Ramp Adjust with linear and progressive setting, DPS / Kashima / Reb. Adj., Travel 170-120-Lockout / 205X65mm
Remote System: SCOTT TwinLoc TSP Technology, Suspension-Seatpost Remote, below Bar / 3 modes / integ. Grip clamp
Headset: Syncros Pro Press Fit E2 / Tapered 1.5”-1 1/8”, OD 50/62mm / ID 44/56mm
Handlebar: Syncros Hixon iC Rise Carbon, 20mm rise / 8° / 800mm, Syncros Pro lock-on grips
Seat Post: FOX Transfer Dropper Remote, Kashima / 31.6mm / S 125mm / M size 150mm / L & XL 175mm
Saddle: Syncros Comox 1.5, Titanium Rails
Shifters: SRAM X01 Eagle Trigger
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 / Eagle 12 Speed
Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4 Piston Disc, 203/F and 180/R SM-RT76 rotor
Cassette: SRAM X01 / XG1295 / 10-50 T
Chain: SRAM PCXX1 Black Eagle
Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle DUB Boost Carbon crankarm, QF 168 / 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB PF integrated / shell 41x92mm
Chainguide: SCOTT Chainguide
Wheelset: Syncros Revelstoke 1.5 6 Bolt, F: 15x110mm, R: 12x148mm Boost, 30mm Tubeless ready rim 28H / XD Driver, Syncros Axle w/Removable Lever with Tool
Tyres: Front : Maxxis Minion DHF / 2.6” / 120TPI Kevlar Bead / EXO / TR / 3C Maxx Terra, Rear : Maxxis Minion DHF / 2.6” / 120TPI Kevlar Bead / EXO+/ TR / 3C Maxx Terra
Extras: Syncros Trail Fender, Transport Axle
Approx. Weight: 13.2 Kg