Scott Nitrous 10 Freeride Full Suspension

4.25/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $3118.00


Product Description

  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 27 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
  • Shifters: Shimano LX / RF-fire SL
  • Brake Levers:Hayes HGX MAG HD Disc
  • Brakes:Hayes HGX MAG HD Disc / 205 mm rotor F+R


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Downhiller from birmingham

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2011

Strengths:    feels nice lands and takes high speed corners well

Weaknesses:    a little heavy not to bad tho but weak mines cracked in 5 places i had it welded and has now cracked in 3 new places
does not do slowley well


Bottom Line:   
good but not strong enouf to make up for the weight

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Favorite Trail:   monkey

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   lots of places

Similar Products Used:   trek fuel specilised demo bottle rocket

Bike Setup:   scott nitrous 10 frame domain 318 185mm travel fork dmr 6 prawl hubs on sun s-type rim hope teck v2 brakes fox dhx 5 rear shock x9 rear meck race face cranks crank bros 5050 pedals 6pack bars and stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Rothschild a Weekend Warrior from Houston Texas

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2008

Strengths:    Great looking bike, BIG And Strong

Weaknesses:    Bit Heavy

Bottom Line:   
OVERKILL is her name and it means business, Being a weekend rider, I am not an expert but it's a bad to the bone bike, I love the bike and would never part ways with it. It goes over stumps that my friends ride around, it's a brute that can do anything you ask of it. I would love a carbon frame bike but I will be happy with it as it is! Thanks Scott for making a great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Memorial park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Internet deal

Similar Products Used:   GT xcr 3000

Bike Setup:   fully stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ross a Downhiller from Fort Collins, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2007

Strengths:    Of course it is badass on big drops, and fast chunky descents, but don't forget that it is a 7" bike that's able to climb

Weaknesses:    Most likely too heavy to race cross country

Bottom Line:   
This is the most fun bike I have ever owned. It weighs in at 35lbs. No too bad up the hill and a little faster on the downhill. Don't sleep.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain Slayer, Yeti ASX

Bike Setup:   Manitou Sherman, Fox DHX4.0, e13 bash guard and chain tensioner, 2.5" Minion DH's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Oni from Hawaii

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2006

Strengths:    Nice little touches like teflon coated cables. And the upgrade to the DT 440 rr hub. Pretty good part spec. I now try to ride bigger and better things. Oddly enough, the seat is really comfy.

Weaknesses:    Heavy. HEAVY. HEAVY!!!!!!! Very tall front end (with reducer cups and Syncros headset). Had to mess with the 66 fork oil weight/level for about a month till it felt good. OS handlebar and stem.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the 2006 verison. It's a great bike. It replaced a burly HT used for the weekly DH/trails session.

I've had a lot of fun doing silly things with it and progressing my d/h skills. Heavy to pedal uphill, but a little better with the (now) shorter front end and the telescoping seatpost set up. I've taken it on some XC rides and you can really notice the 45 pound weight. It's not a fast bike at all. DH it's nice and stable though. The rear end tracks very well and the brakes work. Found the 31.8 handlebar to be very painful, so I swapped it out. Spent way too much time with the Marzocchi 66 fork trying to get it dialed, came from the factory without enough oil.

Thought it was $$ at full retail for what you get, but if you can get it for cheaper, it's not a bad idea.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   First long travel dualie. Other bike is a Yeti 575.

Bike Setup:   2006 Model. Swapped out the Hussafelt crankset for a Saint (no real reason) and the Hussafelt chain guide for an Evil DRS (just because it's a good product). Running a Cane Creek 1.5" to 1 1/8" reducer, RF Diablous stem and bar. Platform pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Switzerland

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2005

Strengths:    Rock-solid frame which offers plenty of travel AND at the same time a very manouvrable geometry for technical trails. Very plush rear-suspension. Very little pedal-feedback (for a single-pivot design). Single-pivot design is simple and works great: 2 FR-seasons without any maintenance and still almost no play. 2004er model is still light enough to do some uphill / CC-touring. Telescopic seatpost works fine. 1.5" steerer tube is a great idea - just a pity Marzocchi & Fox-engineers are not allowed to admit it!

Weaknesses:    Transforms you from a serious CC-rider into a speed-addicted, shuttle dependent DH-racer!
Other weaknesses of the 2004 model (seem to be improved in the 2005 model):
Wheels/rims are made of cheese. Manitou Sherman Breakout Plus has too much stiction on small bumps. Plastic fenders are ridicolous (but can be taken off). Rear Hub (XT) is not up to the challenge.


Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for all-mountain freeriding! Allows you to rock on DH-courses, technical trails, bike-parks and do some uphill too.

For pure CC-riding it is too heavy and top tube is too short. For pure DH-riding the angles are a bit steep and the wheelbase is a bit short.

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Favorite Trail:   Double Header

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   a shop in switzerland

Similar Products Used:   GT LTS-1.

Bike Setup:   Everything standard, except:
- Maxxis Minion 2.5" DH-tyres
- FSA DH-stem
- Mavic DeeMax wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by oliver berger a Downhiller from Santa Barbara

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2005

Strengths:    very god all around but it is not a pedaler if you wanted an xc bike then get an xc bike. This bike can handle freeride and rock rails perfectly, this bike rides throug hany obsticle in its way get it.

Weaknesses:    it is a little on the heavy side but it is intended to be strong

Bottom Line:   
get thsi bike for trail riding not all day epic. This bike can handle it but it intended for freeride and downhill hense the fr geometry

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   a store in europe

Similar Products Used:   coiler deluxe

Bike Setup:   36 up front with a lot ok xc or light components to loose some weight

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Oakes a Downhiller from Memphis, TN, US

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

Strengths:    Nice strong frame, good shock placement for smooth travel and little pedal feedback

Manitou's One-Point-Five stuff if awesome, so much stiffer than the standard 1 1/8 steerer tubes, the coils that come in the Sherman Breakout+ are rated a little soft so I installed a stiffer coil and have not bottomed it out yet.

XT cranks and r. der. are nice for cross country bikes, but I bent the r. der. within 25 rides, outboard bottom bracket cups make the drive-train noticebly stiffer

Fox DHX 4.0 is super chee and when the pro pedal is properly set up pedal strokes seem close to a hard tail.

Overall component specs. are great but for roughly the same price you can rig the bike with Shimano's new Hone kit, gain 2 pounds on the overall weight, and gain some much needed component reinforcement.



Weaknesses:    Components do not match the style of riding this bike was built for

Bottom Line:   
Overall I have been very pleased with the frame and fork but do think that a Hone kit is more practical on a long-travel, hucking bike such as this one.

If you weigh more than 170# and want to go big, get some stiffer coils, it'll be a lot nicer on your wrists and ankles.

Bike is light enough for a strong rider to do trail riding/touring, and possibly even a 12-hour race.

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Favorite Trail:   anything scary

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   testing through my shop, Outdoors Inc.

Similar Products Used:   Canondale Gemini
Marzochii fr sl
Rock Shock Pike


Bike Setup:   DHX 4.0- 850# coil
Sherman Breakout+ OnePointFive- xx-stiff coil
E-13 bashgaurd in place of big ring
Shimano Hone r. der., hubs, brakes, levers
FSA dh stem
Syncros mental pedals (they're the reason why I can't ride right now- always wear shingaurds with these guys, don't try to be hard)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt McEwan a Downhiller from Switzerland

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2005

Strengths:    Very strong. Very Fast. Goes anywhere. I don't have to think, just point my tyres and go. It's built like a tank, looks awesome.

Good round bends. Good job because your going faster when you hit them. Good balance. Nice seat post adjustment (Can't wait to an automatic adjusting one though!).

I like it very much and immediatley fell in love with it.

Simpler construction than some other bikes.

Good travel on rear. Can manage my weight.

Nice strong components. No play, but I had to reseat the front stearing as it was not put together at the shop properly.

Brake seems fine. Nice big diameter so I guess that help slow you down.

No sure about the front fork yet. But it has not broken yet.

Don't want to ride my old bikes again.

I like to sit on it naked and gentley move my hand around it's smooth curvey frame.


Weaknesses:    The biggest problem and same with most bikes:
It rattles like hell when coming fast down hills. Chain came off too. It's a fast bike, more downhill than up so I think it would of been better with chain rollers (Or what ever they are called).

For my big feet the pedal is a little close to the frame, so my heal catches.


You need to be fit and strong if you want to peddle up hill as it's heavy and the high gear ratio is not quite so high.

I buckled the back wheel slightly so the brake is catching. But I always do this.

The chain protector is too small, so the frame is already badly chipped. :-(

Slightly worried about the forks, somehow they don't seem as reassuring as say a Fox fork which just oozes quality and is much smoother. A bit dissappointed with the adjustment, the height adjust works fine, but the rebound and stiffness adjusters seem to make little difference.

The plastic mud guard looks a bit tacky. And I'd like to scrub out the decals, so it looks more steathly and functional.

The engine sucks.


Bottom Line:   
Yep, get it if you want a comprimise for downhill fun and general riding. It will get you fit when going up hill. It's well thought out design.

I've heard other people say how fast it is.

They were right.

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Favorite Trail:   Regensberg

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Herger of Zurich

Bike Setup:   Put a longer seat on so I can sit further back. Made the rear suspension much firmer by turner the spring down and pumping loads of air into the compression cylynder as I'm 100kg+.

Not at lot can be done with the front shocks.

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