In last year’s eMTB group test, the Ransom eRIDE 910 secured the coveted Best Buy tip, offering excellent all-round qualities at a very fair price. The 2022 Ransom eRIDE has remained pretty much unchanged. Was the Ransom eRIDE 910 able to reclaim the Best Buy in our 2022 eMTB group test?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 – 13 models in review

SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 | Bosch Performance Line CX/625 Wh | 180/180 mm (f/r)
24.60 kg in size L | € 7,199 | Manufacturer’s website

For the second year running, SCOTT enter our eMTB group test with the Ransom eRIDE 910. The intentions of the Swiss manufacturer are clear: reclaiming the Best Buy with a harmonious and fairly-priced overall package. For 2022, the € 7,199 Ransom eRIDE 910 2022 remains practically unchanged, relying on the same 2021 Bosch motor system and 625 Wh battery as its predecessor. Unlike the Trek Rail 9.9, the 2022 Ransom eRide renounces the new Bosch Smart System with its bigger 750 Wh battery, sticking with the older Bosch motor. The robust battery cover, which extends all the way to the base of the battery and merges seamlessly into the skid plate, already gives away the rowdy nature of the Ransom eRIDE 910. Unfortunately, SCOTT didn’t take on board our criticisms from last year’s group test and continue to use the standard Bosch charge port cover and old Bosch Purion display.

Still the same, still not perfect: The spec of the Ransom eRIDE 910

For the spec of the Ransom eRIDE 910, SCOTT have invested money in performance-relevant components, saving in other areas instead. Among the priorities is the suspension, which consists of a FOX 38 Performance Elite GRIP2 fork and FOX X2 Performance shock, both controlling 180 mm travel. The latter doesn’t have externally-adjustable high-speed rebound and compression settings, but the factory tune harmonises incredibly well with the rear end of the SCOTT. Although the bling X01 Eagle rear derailleur hints at a high-end drivetrain, the 12-speed drivetrain is a wild mix of NX, GX and X01 components. SCOTT should have spent the money for the bling derailleur on more robust tires instead. Unfortunately, the stock 2.6” MAXXIS ASSEGAI and DISSECTOR tires comes in the fragile EXO+ casing, which doesn’t do justice to the rowdy character of the Ransom eRIDE, both in terms of traction and puncture resistance. The boisterous character of the SCOTT calls for tires with a more aggressive tread as well as a more robust DoubleDown casing and grippier 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound at the front.

Old school calculator?
While the Bosch Purion display may be a good way for SCOTT to save money, it’s totally outdated. It looks like an old-school CASIO calculator and offers a limited range of functions. On top of that, it doesn’t let you adjust the position of the brake levers and display individually.
Tidy cockpit without TwinLoc
With the ransom eRIDE, Scott finally dispense with the TwinLoc system, which is superfluous given the excellent rear suspension tune. Nevertheless, the cockpit of the Ransom is still decorated with several unsightly runs of cable.
Simply awesome!
With its 180 mm travel, the SCOTT offers a silky-smooth response, tons of traction and plenty of reserves. Shock and rear suspension: pure bliss in harmony!
Tried and tested system
With the Ransom eRIDE 910, SCOTT continue to rely on the old 2021 Bosch Performance Line CX motor system with a 625 Wh battery – which suits the SCOTT pretty well! Moreover, the Ransom is one of two bikes in this test with a battery lock.

SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910

€ 7,199


Motor Bosch Performance Line CX 85 Nm
Battery Bosch PowerTube 625 Wh
Display Bosch Purion
Fork FOX 38 Performance Elite GRIP2 E-Bike+ 180 mm
Rear Shock FOX X2 Performance 180 mm
Seatpost FOX Transfer 175 mm
Brakes Shimano XT M8120 200/200 mm
Drivetrain SRAM NX/GX/X01 Eagle 1x12
Stem Syncros XM1.5 50 mm
Handlebar Syncros Hixon 1.5 800 mm
Wheelset Syncros MD30 29"

Technical Data

Size S M L XL
Weight 24.60 kg
Perm. total weight 128 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 103 kg
Trailer approval yes
Kickstand mount yes

Flimsy rubber!
The fragile EXO+ tire casing tires don’t do justice to the potent character of the downhill-oriented Ransom eRIDE. At the risk of repeating ourselves, we recommend upgrading the tires, especially if you’re an aggressive rider. Ideally, you should use the more robust MAXXIS DoubleDown casing for both tires and the softer MAXXIS 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound at the front.
Mongrel drivetrain
To make the Ransom look good on the shop floor, SCOTT combine a bling X01 Eagle derailleur with cheaper NX and GX components. In our opinion, it’s a total waste of money!
Dreading the standard Bosch port cover!
The standard Bosch charge port cover, which we’ve nicknamed “The Bosch patch” here at E-MOUNTAINBIKE, doesn’t really do much and can easily break. SCOTT should follow the example of other manufacturers and come up with a more robust in-house solution.

The geometry and long-distance suitability of the SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910

With a long 470 mm seat tube, the second highest front (649 mm stack in L) and longest chainstays (465 mm) in the entire test field, the geometry of the SCOTT is on the extreme side and clearly influences its character. Riding in the saddle, the Ransom eRIDE positions you very centrally and, partly due to the high front end, doesn’t put as much pressure on the hands as the Specialized Levo which has a similarly steep seat tube angle. Although the Ransom is anything but a touring eMTB, the relaxed pedalling position and comfortable suspension make it perfectly suited to long rides.

Size S M L XL
Top tube 568 mm 596 mm 629 mm 661 mm
Seat tube 420 mm 440 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Head tube 120 mm 120 mm 125 mm 125 mm
Head angle 64.0° 64.0° 64.0° 64.0°
Seat angle 76.5° 76.3° 76.1° 75.9°
Chainstays 465 mm 465 mm 465 mm 465 mm
BB Drop 22 mm 22 mm 22 mm 22 mm
Wheelbase 1,230 mm 1,255 mm 1,286 mm 1,318 mm
Reach 415 mm 440 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Stack 644 mm 644 mm 649 mm 649 mm
Helmet FOX Speedframe Pro | Glasses Oakley Clifden | Backpack Fox Utility Hydration Pack
Jersey Mons Royale Icon | Shorts Mons Royale Momentum | Kneepad iXS FLOW EVO+
Shoes Five Ten Freerider Pro | Socks Selfmade

On the trail – This is how the SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 rides

Going uphill, the pedalling position is spot on. Thanks to the steep seat tube angle and long chainstays, the front wheel stays planted and implements steering input willingly. The SCOTT winds its way up flowing trails in relaxed style, is secure and remains easy to manoeuvre even with a passive riding style. However, it’s less fun than the SCOR. On steep climbs, the rider is well integrated between the wheels and the rear end always sits high in its travel despite the massive 180 mm travel. Front wheel wanting to lift? Never. The rear suspension generates good traction, allowing you to negotiate technical sections without too much effort – provided you’re riding in dry conditions! On wet terrain, the low-profiled DISSECTOR rear tire limits the climbing capabilities of the SCOTT.

The faster, the better. The SCOTT only comes to life when the going gets tough.

Fast and techy, please!
The Ransom eRIDE 910 cuts a fine figure on technical climbs and encourages you to get rowdy on your way back into the valley, whether you get there on technical trails or fast bike park tracks.

The SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 downhill

Going downhill, the SCOTT inspires huge amounts of confidence. The even weight distribution, high front and excellent suspension ensure balanced and predictable handling, regardless of your riding skills. While the Ransom is easy to ride on flowing trails, it’s not as fun as the Orbea Rise. Unfortunately, the SCOTT is just too sluggish, offers little support and requires too much physical effort to pop off ledges and pump through waves. On technical descents, the suspension is excellent and generates plenty of traction, making it easy to negotiate tricky trail sections and, together with the high front, instilling huge amounts of confidence, no matter how steep the trail is! Ultimately, the Ransom thrives on speed, getting your endorphins flowing when the going gets rough. On fast descents, the Ransom inspires confidence with huge reserves and great composure, encouraging you to open the throttle on man-made bike park tracks! Once again, it’s the fragile tires that put an end to the fun, limiting the potential of the Ransom enormously.

Tuning tip: Tires with grippier rubber (e.g. MAXXIS 3C MaxxGrip) at the front and more robust casing front and rear (e.g. MAXXIS Doubledown)

Long-distance comfort
The high level of comfort and good-natured handling make the SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 a great companion for long rides. Test rider Anna clearly enjoyed her time onboard the SCOTT.

Riding Characteristics



  1. sluggish
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. stable


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Riding fun

  1. boring
  2. lively

Motor feeling

  1. digital
  2. natural

Motor power

  1. weak
  2. strong

Value for money

  1. poor
  2. top


Forest road


Flow trail uphill


Flow trail downhill


Technical single trail uphill


Technical single trail downhill


Downhill tracks



With its huge reserves and confidence-inspiring handling, the SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 remains a strong all-rounder, suited for both beginners and advanced riders, as well as a comfortable companion for long rides. Moreover, the excellent suspension delivers tremendous performance in all sorts of riding situations. At € 7,199, the Ransom is good value for money and also the cheapest bike on test. Unfortunately, in our 2022 eMTB group test, it wasn’t able to keep up with the best eMTBs of the year, which offer better all-round characteristics and more refined details.


  • inspires huge amounts of confidence regardless of your riding skills
  • suspension generates huge amount of traction and offers huge reserves
  • comfort on long rides


  • mismatched drivetrain components
  • standard Bosch charge port cover doesn't protect from the elements
  • Purion display

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The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2022 – 13 models in review

All bikes in test: FOCUS JAM² 7.0 (Click for review) | MERIDA eONE-SIXTY 10k (Click for review) | Norco Sight VLT C1 (Click for review) | Orbea Rise M-Team (Click for review) | Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay C70 (Click for review) | ROTWILD R.E375 PRO (Click for review) | SCOR 4060 Z ST XT (Click for review) | SCOTT Ransom eRIDE 910 | Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL (Click for review) | Trek Rail 9.9 XX1 AXS (Click for review) | Yeti 160E T1 (Click for review) | YT DECOY MX CORE 4 (Click for review)

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Words: Photos: Robin Schmitt, Julian Lemme