Bike Check: Scott Gambler



Adam Brayton aka Gas to Flat

Swapping one ‘S’ for another. Change is often a good thing, so when Adam Brayton decided to mix things up and swap his normal Specialized Demo 8 for a Scott Gambler we were totally behind him. Of course here at Hope we added our usual colourful touches to the bike and the end result is pretty impressive. Coming straight from the horses mouth, Adam Brayton:

I’m not a betting man, but if I was I’d say this is the best looking Gambler in the world.  I loved riding the Demo 8 for the last few years. But I decided a change could help keep me fresh and push me to step up my game. The Gambler keeps pressuring me to hit dangerous stuff, its only happy when its charging and it doesn’t like cruising.”


Bike Check

Frame: Scott Gambler size medium

Forks: RockShox Boxxer with Ohlins Cartridge

Shock: Ohlins TTX Shock


Seatpost: Hope Eternity

Wheels: Hope Tech DH wheels 27.5 rims laced on orange Hope Pro 4 hubs

Drivetrain: Hope DH Cassette 7 speed


Brakes: Hope Tech 3 V4 orange

Discs: Hope Floating Discs orange – 203mm F+R

Seat Clamp: Hope Seat Clamp– black


Crankset: 170mm Spiderless Cranks with Hope PF41 bottom bracket

Stem: Direct mount stemblack

Grips: Hope lock-on








All images: Rupert Fowler