Scott High Octane 1 Downhill Full Suspension

3.75/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $4620.00


Product Description

  • Frame: High Octane- Alloy 7005 DB DHRear Shock
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 27 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: FSA ChainPimp
  • Shifters: Shimano LX / RF-fire
  • Brake Levers: Hayes El Camino Disc
  • Brakes: Hayes El Camino Disc / 205 mm rotor F+R


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mattmattlove a Downhiller from Provo, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2009

Strengths:    Very adjustable, Short Wheelbase, Awesome feel

Weaknesses:    Only ONE, but a HUGE one, when I hit even moderately, my rear tire rubs the back/bottom of my saddle. If I want it to NOT rub I'll have to raise my seat way up, and adjust the seat angle all the way up! I can't ride with a saddle all the way up my butt, so this really bothers me about this bike.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome bike. Best bike I've ever owned/ridden. I LOVE it besides the fact that the tire rubs the seat and there's no way around it on the downhill settings.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   DH, 888 RC2, Race Face everything, shimano X9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MadMan999 None a Downhiller from London

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2007

Strengths:    Excellent all around

Weaknesses:    Support from Scott has been good and bad. They replaced the carbon fibre seat tower quite easily qith some proof that the bike was still under warrenty.BUT no one wants to know this:

With the bike configured for maximum travel, equipped with a 222mm eye-eye-2.75" stroke rear shock (222mm mountings in place)and the seat tower lowered to the downhill possision- THE REAR WHEEL (with only 2.5" tires) HITS UP AGAINST THE SEAT POST TOWER WITH EVEN MODERATE HITS!!!!My DH partner who rides a 2005 Scott High Octane, experiences the same problem as i do with the 2005 frame! You'd have thought 2 years would have been enough to sort it out! Its a bit of a poor mistake to let off the drawing board really.


Bottom Line:   
GREAT BIKE! JUST NEVER USE THE DOWNHILL ANGLE ON THE SEAT TOWER WITH A 2.75" stroke rear shock and maximum travel!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Chicksands so far

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   all over

Bike Setup:   2003 Scott high Octane Frame, Halo SAS Rims, 888VF Fork, 2.7"(Front) 2.5"(Back) Maxxis Tires, Race Face Atlas Cranks with DH BB CUPS,SRAM X.9 components,Hope Mono M4's with 200mm floating roators,RACE FACE carbon fibre seatpost,ROCO WC 222mm-2.75" rear shock,600lbx2.75" Titanium Coil Spring.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eder Savio a Weekend Warrior from Florianópolis/SC - Brazil

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2006

Strengths:    A few beauty

Weaknesses:    Heavy.
React fairly to both stutters and larger hits.
Exhibit great level of pedal feedback.
High level of brake jack.


Bottom Line:   
I never would buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   Snow Valley

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   FSRs, V10, DHi.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eckhardt Conradie a Downhiller from Cape Town South Africa

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2006

Strengths:    Everything about this bike rocks!The bike will take everything you can through at it.Handels big drops jumps,corners and rocky sections like a dream.Sweet look!!!!

Weaknesses:    You will want to get yourself a proggressive rear shock.It takes some time to set the bike up.you need some skill to be able to handel the bike.NOT a bike for BEGINNERS!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike and you need to know your sh#t to be able to ride the bike to its max!Looks like a beast and rides like no other.the bike makes you want to perform.

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Favorite Trail:   Eden

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Second hand

Similar Products Used:   Giant,v10

Bike Setup:   Sock standerd

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob Bergeron a Downhiller from Colorado Springs CO USA

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2006

Strengths:    The bike handles great. Love how it feels even under breaking. Liked it over any of my friend bikes v10,demo9,8.

Weaknesses:    None Progressive rear shock, it needs to be progressive

Bottom Line:   
If you are saying this bike is for people with money that can;t ride maybe you can't handle this bike. The bike is made for people to dial in the bike for thier use and I found it super easy to do once I tried adjusting it. If the bike can't handle good under braking force why can I rail trails faster on this bike then on m,y friend v10. The bike is way worth the cash if you want to be fast.

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Favorite Trail:   anything rocky and fast

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Bike dealer in town

Similar Products Used:   Demo 8,9 V10

Bike Setup:   stock expect e13 chain guide and 06 boxxer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006

Strengths:    The whole bike is a masterpiece. There is stacks of rear travel to be used in DH and FR aswell as just dropping off and messing with friends. It is agile and the the anti-bob suspension works well when using the bike in XC or riding to a spot. There are 3 settings for seat tube angle that work awesomely. There is XC position, FR position and DH. Also, the bike is built with ajustable headtube angles so that you can setup fork angle. CARBON FIBRE SEATPOST SUPPORT!!!!! THIS BIKE ROCKS!!

Weaknesses:    This bike designed is for the absolute best rider that will ride it. Not just some rich kid or a hard man with too much money. The bike knows what it wants from the rider and if it doesn't get it, the bike does not feel properly used or justified. Also, many of this bikes great ideas like the carbon fibre seat post stand and the fork angle ajustment ideas will soon be copied by other companies and then the High Octane will not get the proper gratification it deserves for them.

Bottom Line:   
Basically this bike is for the professional or near professional and it does not do it justice for some rich kid to ride it round the street.
IT'S AN AWESOME, UNBELIEVEABLE BIKE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Fort William DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   2004 Scott High Octane DH
2004 Scott High Octane FR
I HAVE THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!!


Bike Setup:   Fox 40RC2 forks - 5th element rear - Raceface steering setup
Shimano saint crankset - E-thirteen SRS chain device -
Black and White Halo SAS wheels

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gerry Lucatero a Downhiller from Mission Viejo, CA. USA

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2005

Strengths:    NONE!

Weaknesses:    THE WHOLE DAMN THING!

Bottom Line:   
This was possibly the worst bike I have ever been on (high end wise)obviously Scott is trying to market this bike to the more serious rider with better then average skills but they wont touch this hunk of steaming dog pile! Can you say BRAKE JACK? How 'bout zero suspension when you hit the brakes? The only people that are going to buy this bike are the freds that have zero expeience... not a knock on them, we've all been there, but this bike sucks! Shame on Scott for trying to compete with the real players and for pullin the wool over all the guys on this post that think this is a good bike! Hell, I actually heard that Scott won't offer their employees a deal on these bikes because they are "high-end" LOL!!! Should have stayed in Europe!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Similar Products Used:   I wouldn't consider an M1, bullit, V10 or any other bike I've bwwn on similiar, hell, my single speed is better then this hunk-o-crap!

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Danny Fortes a Downhiller from Rotterdam

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2005

Strengths:    Tight looks, weight, efficiency.

Weaknesses:    Needs to be tamed while doing airtime.

Bottom Line:   
Does what it's made for, but not a beginners bike though.

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Favorite Trail:   Bergschenhoek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz V10

Bike Setup:   Rond/Magura Big Ego upsidedown fork, RockShox Pro Deluxe rearshock, Magura Gustav M brakes, White Kinlin rims with Nokian Gazzaloddi tyres and so on..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kenne a Weekend Warrior from Boise ID USA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2005

Strengths:    Ahhh everything read bottom line

Weaknesses:    nothing back wheel read bottom line

Bottom Line:   
I loved this bike the first day i had it the next day I destroyed the back wheel off a curb. the Der. hanges snaped and sent the Der. in to the spokes. after 1 week I still dont have it fixxed but I still loved riding it on the first day it was so freaking cool I have it set in the middle hole for the seat. and its in the 8.5 in travel mode with the low bb highth all of the factory riders for scott have it set up that way even Timo. have it set in 3 clock way turns from the shortest headset adj. and it will do great. Thanks Scott for setting me up with the bike when I get the wheel set up I'll have a better diagram or the bike. buy this bike.........................

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1999.00

Purchased At:   Scott REP. Phil Vega

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Kona, Intense, Giants, you name it I'v probaly riden it.

Bike Setup:   Everything stock but the forks. and Chain Guide.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jaco Veldsman a Downhiller from South Africa

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Strengths:    Takes out ANYTHING, excellent components, really stable at speed, very adjustable, more adjustments than ANY other bike ive EVER had. Super strong and light frame.

Weaknesses:    Comfortable handlebar, but ive bent it 15 footer. Frame needs a shock with a progressive adjuster (i replaced the DHX 4.0 with a 5.0)

Bottom Line:   
The BEST bike ive EVER had! with excellent backup service. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything fast/big

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Willie Engelbrecht Cyles

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Super 8, Muddy fox, SCOTT FX-DH, last years HIGH OCTANE

Bike Setup:   Stock setup, except for the FOX DHX 5.0, TIME Z-contol pedals and im still looking for a new handlebar!!!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Darren Galvin a Cross Country Rider from Wellington FL

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2005

Strengths:    Infinite adjustment.We have hit 15 foot drops in Ocala with no problem on this bike. Very well spec`d out. Adjustable Head tube angle.

Weaknesses:    The rider finding out limits of the bike (we are not their yet but its going to hurt bad).

Bottom Line:   
Want to say thank to Julian (Scott Rep ) for getting us the bike in 2 days and also Scott Montgomery for all the input about scott bikes and dinner with beers at Nicoles in Wellington.
P.S Julian that waitress with the glasses noticed you LOL.

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Favorite Trail:   Ft Pierce , PLEASE OPEN

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Wheels of Wellington

Similar Products Used:   Trek.Gary Fisher (Gotta love that king fisher ).Making up downhill internal gearbox bike next.Got a good mortgage rate to build it.

Bike Setup:   Stock setup except for handlebars which we have bent due to going to crazy and having far to much armour on.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Rushton a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2005

Strengths:    Frame is bullet proof. Excellent components. Looks the s**t!!

Weaknesses:    Too much frame adjustment possible, and no World Cup mechanic included!

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike if you want a rig that will take absolutely anything that you chuck it down. I'm 17 stone and 6'4" and have (almost) landed a 20 footer on the beast. No problem for the bike, more of a problem with my skill.
It looks the bomb too, like a two wheeled B2. Possibly the only issue I have is the over - adjustabiltiy of the frame, I wouldn't know where to start in terms of setting the bike up myself, I left that to the experts at the LBS.
I had a burn on an M3 and preferred the Octane. Personal choice I know, but if you are in the market for a bullet- proof DH/ extreme FR rig, before you start looking at the Intenses and Norcos of the world, try the Octane.

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Favorite Trail:   Them all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4900.00

Purchased At:   Leisure Lakes

Similar Products Used:   Scott Nitrous, Orange 223 DD, Demo 9

Bike Setup:   XTR, Hope M4s, Monster T, Hope stem, Fox 5.0, Deemax (yawn)

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