Photo: SCOTT / Margus Riga, Joel Ducrot
Video: ScrapCreative

December 12, 2019

The Ransom was built upon several basic principles. It had to be strong and light, it had to be versatile, and it had to go fast. The Ransom delivers, time and time again.

In the third and final installment of a three-part mini-series, we learn to flow with the Ransom, dealing with any and all obstacles as they come. Join us for the final part of the Ransom trilogy and take a deep-dive into your very own Ransom state-of-mind.

Scott Bikes: The Ransom - Flow State

Slowly, the ritual starts. The same ritual, every time, it’s been this way for years and will remain this way for longer. My mind circles thoughts of the trail ahead. The moments ahead are everything as much as they are nothing. The sum of cognition, where there is no distinction between thought and action.

The self-aware mind leaves the party. You can’t force it, it has to flow. The ego falls away; fully immersed in the moment. The power of my subconscious guides the wheel in front of me. Thoughts are movements, cognition is action.

Scott Bikes: The Ransom - Flow State

Time is a theoretical construct and not a physical reality. Our subjective experience of time is highly variable, changing drastically with our circumstances. As we get immersed in the moment and enter the flow state our perception of time eventually becomes irrelevant. Lacking the cognitive capacity to be, observe, and understand our relation to ‘time’.

Looking back at those moments; tough to explain but easy to relive. Without the lust for a result an action becomes pure. Our very own moment of pure joy. Nourishment for inspiration that cultivates the consciousness. Soon enough the hunger returns for the next split seconds of freedom. A thought, a spark to light the next great fire.

Slowly the ritual starts, the same ritual every time…

Scott Bikes: The Ransom - Flow State


The Ransom is the long travel all mountain bike to rule them all. From stage racing at the highest level to traversing the world’s most demanding mountains, this bike was designed to help you ride like you never have before. Progressive geometry, 170mm of suspension travel front and rear in unison with the TwinLoc Suspension System and our strongest carbon construction to date gives you a mountain bike that will surely give you plenty of rewards when taking risks. Make mountains move.

Launched back in late 2018 the SCOTT Ransom has proven his abilities and versatile character not only on trails all around the globe, but as well in various media reviews testing it down to the bone- nothing more to say!

Learn more about the Ransom here.

Scott Bikes: The Ransom - Flow State