Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed by Vital MTB

Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed
With 170mm of travel on tap and the ability to morph itself at the push of a lever, Scott’s new Ransom is the best all-mountain/enduro bike the company has created. It’s truly a blast to ride and handles so many scenarios well. Listen in as Vital MTB’s Product Editor, Brandon Turman, rallies down Purgatory Resort outside of Durango, Colorado, telling you everything he thinks about the orange machine.

For more tech details, be sure to visit Vital’s First Look article:

Ransom Highlights:

– One frame, two wheel sizes – 27.5 or 29-inch
– Carbon and aluminum frame options
– 170mm (6.7-inch) travel Descend mode, 120mm (4.7-inch) Traction Control, and Lockout via TwinLoc remote
– 170mm (6.7-inches) front travel
– Virtual 4 Link (VLK) suspension design with bearings throughout
– 205X65mm FOX NUDE TR EVOL Trunnion shock with Ramp Adjust feature
– Internal cable routing with access port under downtube
– Integrated downtube protection and noise-silencing chainstay/seatstay protector
– Geometry adjustment via flip chip in upper shock mount
– Press fit BB92 bottom bracket
– 27.5×2.8 and 29×2.6-inch tire clearance
– Boost axles front and rear
– Claimed frame weight: 2,650g (5.8-pounds, 700/900 model with shock and hardware)
– Claimed complete weight: 13.2kg (29.1-pounds, 700/900 Tuned model without pedals)
– Four builds ranging from $2,999 to $7,499 USD

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