Scott High Octane 2 Downhill Full Suspension

4.14/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $2888.00

Product Description

  • Frame: High Octane- Alloy 7005 DB DH
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 27 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore / RF-fire
  • Brake Levers: Hayes HFX-9 HD Disc

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rhys Beal a Downhiller from Haverhill

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2007

Strengths:    Looks great, incredibly strong, loads of adjustment and rear wheel travel

Weaknesses:    Bit heavy, actually got a 2003 fr model but upgraded everything including dh 5th element shock which gives me 9.5" of travel. It weighs 17.8kgs not bad for a bike of this type.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is great. I have owned it for nearly 2 years and its still as tight as the day it came out of the factory and hasn't missed a beat. I've been off drops of all sizes from 5ft to 15ft, high speed and low speed it soaks it all up in its stride can't fault it. And then the handling, wow! if you chuck it into a long, high speed corner it will stick there very agile for this kind of bike, and even low speed technical trails it is still very very good. I have tried it on xc territory and it is a bit hard work, but if you have the time to stop then you can fiddle around and set it up fairly well and trust me its worth it! Bottom line is buy it, it will not disoppoint you. You can set it up for your type of riding style within minutes. EXCEPTIONAL DOWNHILL BIKE!!

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Favorite Trail:   The beast, Thetford forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Bike Setup:   scott high octane fr frame 2003, 222mm 5th element shock titanium spring 9.5" travel, pace rc150 monster forks 150mm travel carbon fibre and magnesium, race face next lp cranks 3 rings, hope mono 6ti, hope bulb hubs, mavic ex729, sram x.o, panaracer fire fr 2.4 and loads more.....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ally burden a Downhiller from glasgow

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006

Strengths:    looks sexy as sh*t, pictures on computer do it absolutally no justice. increadably light for a double springer only wieging somthing lik 16kg. hayes brakes rule when they bed in. awsome raceface crankset and wheels and tyres stay grippy and true no matter what you do. with up to 9.44 inchs rear travel it does feal bottemless and with that amont of travel its very hard to resist that 20ft huck on your local trail. apparently the forks suck, i dissagree of course there not as good as 888 or boXXers but they still are plush and offer loads of adjustablity and i havent blown any seals yet. rear shock is nice and plush and has a platform mode.

Weaknesses:    ehh i dented my rear swing arm on the first days ridin but to be fair i was in the air and swung the back end out into a huge rock. i was suprised my frame didnt bend. the forks scracj dead easy but no serois problems also my forks and shock make a strange noise when the rebound has to work hard but again nothing minor. also a lot of pedal bob but changing the rear shock will sort that and also true downhillers wont need to ride cross country

Bottom Line:   
Scott should give themself a pat on the back for this downhill rig. great adjustabillity, you can even ajust the head tube angle. looks awsome. components rule including the forks ( if you are serious bout downhill you will need to change these out as they are entry level forks realy but still preform great) a lot of work has gone into this bike and it has paid off thourghally. if you ride downhill and want a high quality build of bike buy this but it is not sutibly for cross country because of the plush rear end.

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Favorite Trail:   either fort william or my secret trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2450.00

Purchased At:   Evans cycles

Similar Products Used:   norco a-line, santa cruz vp-free, giant faith 1, scott high octane 1

Bike Setup:   stock with truvativ hozenfeller bars, hope m4 up front, fsa pig pro dh headset, crankbrothers 50/50 pedals and a new chain,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from phoenix arizona

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2006

Strengths:    adjustability, value, looks sexy as $hit!

Weaknesses:    manitou stance kingpin sucks horrible balls! pray you dont get one with this fork, but the fix for it isnt that bad

Bottom Line:   
so far i really like this bike. aside from blowing out the fork the second day i had it. but thats not scotts fault. shame on manipoo for making a crappy fork. so far ive used it for mainly urban assult but im planning on getting it up a lift here sometime in the near future when work permits. maybe more then. im sure it will be all good tho. buy one of these!!!

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Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   tempe bikes

Similar Products Used:   specialized demo 9, intense M3

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by STEVEN CROSS a Downhiller from middlesbrough

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2005

Strengths:    none this bike sucks

Weaknesses:    the frame snapped on the first big drop i did. for riders doing under 3 foot drops it is perfect but any over that and it sucks.

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   carlton bank dude

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   evans cycles

Similar Products Used:   orange, santa cruz

Bike Setup:   fully custom race setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin Schenk a Downhiller from Morro Bay CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2005

Strengths:    Adjustability, its fairly light and adjustable headtube, can take big hits would make a descent huck bike,fairly good handling, and is confident when taking huge hits.

Weaknesses:    Some of the components spec, the Stance Kingpin sucks I blew it out on an easy trail. The shock offers descent performance, but it blew out too. Suspension is horribly unactive under braking. And the rear only has a quick realease, whats up with that!

Bottom Line:   
A good bike for the money but has weaknesses, great adjustability. with a new parts spec it can be a great DH bike or a crazy stupid hucker, your choice.

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Favorite Trail:   Face on Cuesta Ridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Arts Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1, Demo 8, Demo 9, v10, Yeti DH 9, Diamondback strike, and Intense M3.

Bike Setup:   Shiver fork, DHX 5.0 shock, MTX wheels, Saint cranks, floating rear brake.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Peacock a Downhiller from United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2005

Strengths:    Limitless Travel
Lightweight Frame
Bombproof Design
Highly adjustable Geometry
Adjustable Head tube size
Superb spec for money

Weaknesses:    Fork - to heavy
otherwise none :)

Bottom Line:   
Superb value for money and a very light frame


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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Yeti ASX
Giant Faith 2
Gemini 900
orange 223

Bike Setup:   stock but plan to upgrade most of it

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dustan Baker a Weekend Warrior from Ladera Ranch

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2005

Strengths:    Infinite Geometry/Performance Adjustments. Up to 240mm(9.44 inches) of rear travel. Which really feels bottomless. Great component package for $2,000, better than many bikes in the $2,500 range. Stance Kingpin fork is better than expected. Even with all the adjustable features the frame feels rock solid. Lands like a cat! Haven't had it on a downhill course yet, but the bike seems to ride smoother and handle better the faster you go!
It pedals better than expected for a single pivot, 43-pound bike. I still can't imagine taking it more than a few short miles uphill. Looks evil, The Scott photo does it no justice. Nice soft freeride seat.

Weaknesses:    Bumpers on fork were slightly out of position and left a very small contact scratch on the frame. Cable route needs some help. Seatpost can hit shock if it is too far down. I CUT MINE AT AN ANGLE, This helps. This problem is shared by other manufactuers as well. Chain can slap the stays outside of the wrap protected area, need more wrap. Turn radius feels a little shorter than others.

Bottom Line:   
Has far exceeded my expectations. Demo rode a few other bikes. This Scott was made for me. Corners really fun. Have taken it off 3-4 foot drops and feels like butter. If anything, the bike wants more from me. Given the Scott price reduction, I could not pass it up. I am 6' 220 pounds. Many of the freeride bikes feel too small and very mushy; this one feels pretty good right out the box. Need a few minor adjustments. You could race downhill as is (maybe a fork upgrade for Competition); I will use it mainly as a freeride rig. I would not buy it for long fire road climbs, or to meet your buddy's at starbucks. This bike is for pushing your limits.
See Jeff at: He rules!

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Favorite Trail:   Yours

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Ladera Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky Dee-Lux.

Bike Setup:   Stock/S-M Frame(feels like a M-L from other brands)

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