Is your kid the next Future Pro? Even if not, Scott’s newest Ransom model will certainly make any young mountain biker very happy. While the new bike shares the Ransom name, the Future Pro model is specifically kid-tuned to create an amazing platform for advancing skills that will continue to grow with your kid!

Rather than just shrink one of the adult models down to size, the Future Pro Ransom features a kid-specific geometry that uses a single frame to run two different wheel sizes. That correlates to the two different models. The Ransom 400 is sold equipped with 24″ wheels and tires, while the Ransom 600 run 26″ wheels and tires.Scott Future Pro Ransom kids full suspension mountain bike shock

Scott Future Pro Ransom kids full suspension mountain bike geometry

But they’re also the same frame so you can upgrade to 26″ wheels on the 400 by changing the flip chip at the upper shock mount. Note that both wheel sizes use the same suspension fork and rear shock, so all that’s necessary to change between sizes is a different set of wheels and tires. Geometry is said to be a mix of confidence and stability to help younger riders get the hang of hings. That means a 65.7/65° head tube angle and a 76.7/76° seat tube angle in the high/low BB setting.

Speaking of suspension, both the fork, shock, and dropper post are all tuned for lighter weight riders. That means the 140mm travel X-Fusion Slant RC 26 suspension fork and the 130mm travel 02 Pro R rear shock include a Kids’ Bike Tune to help little rippers get the most out the available travel.

Scott Future Pro Ransom kids full suspension mountain bike internal cable routing

It’s the same story for the dropper post with a Syncros 80mm travel dropper and Duncan remote.

Scott Future Pro Ransom kids full suspension mountain bike fork

Elsewhere on the bike, parts have been chosen to ensure a proper fit for smaller riders with smaller grips, bars, saddle, and pedals.

Scott Future Pro Ransom kids full suspension mountain bike 400 vs 600

Take your pick of either the Ransom 400 or Ransom 600 – they’re both priced at $1,699.99. Both include essentially the same spec with a Shimano Deore 1×11 drivetrain, Prowheel crankset, Boost hub spacing, Syncros DP30 rims with Kenda Hellkat tires, and Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc brakes.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. These are cool, but the price is the deal breaker. While I do not think the price is unreasonable for what it is, parents are not going to pay this for a bike the kid will outgrow in a couple years. After 25 years in the bike industry, I have seen many manufacturers come out with a wicked cool kids MTB that only lasts a year or so as the sales do not take off because the price is too high. Parents complain about a $500 kids bike….

  2. I agree that these won’t sell in huge volumes, but there’s definitely a market for this bike. Add to the fact that you can use 2 different wheel sizes on it, means that it will last for several years and can be passed off to siblings for even more use. I bet you could easily get 5 years out of this bike if bought at the right age with the 24″ wheels and then upgraded to the 26″ wheels. At that rate, it’s ~ $400/year, and you’d probably be able to sell it for $400-800 depending on condition, so then it’s even less as far as cost of ownership goes. I’m actually wondering if I could do just that for my 9 year old, who has a 6 year old sister that could also ride it. What I’ve seen for bikes like this is that they don’t sell new in huge volumes, but they are very popular on the used market.

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