The Ransom is Scott's entry into the super enduro category. With 170mm of travel front and rear and 29 inch wheels you would think this bike is designed purely for going downhill. With Scott's attention to low weight and efficiency the Ransom is more well rounded then its numbers may suggest. If you are the type of rider that rides for the downhills but still have to earn their turns by pedaling to the top you will love the Ransom.
One of the features that sets Scott apart from some of our other options is their remote lockout system. Twinloc allows you to simultaneously adjust the front and rear suspension between 3 different modes - fully locked out, traction mode, and descend. Fully locked out is great for riding on pavement or a light dirt road en route to the trailhead. Traction mode brings the suspension down to 120mm and stiffens the rear end up a bit. We like Traction Mode on long climbs that don't have many technical features. Descend mode is, you guessed it, for going downhill. We also love descend mode when trying to navigate very technical sections of trail, either going uphill or downhill. Having maximum traction and comfort allows us to focus on whats important - the trail ahead.