Dangerholm designs a customised MTB tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy that’s built for speed

Dangerholm's Scott Scale Lemmy Tribute
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Gustav Gullholm, otherwise known as Dangerholm has teamed up with r2-bike.com and is back, this time with a Lemmy and Motorhead-inspired Scott Scale. Which disappointingly is neither an e-MTB nor made of metal, a missed opportunity in our books.

What it is though is a classic Dangerholm build. That means serious attention to picking the most lightweight, gucci components, and of course a custom paint job. You can rest assured there is nothing that could be described as stock about this build.

The starting point is a Scale RC World Cup frameset, the racier version of the frameset used on his outrageously light Scott Scale gravel bike. Built from Scott's "HMX" grade carbon and has had a few frame modifications as well as the original paint stripped and replaced with a black and white Motorhead-inspired paint job.

Dangerholm's Scott Scale Lemmy Tribute

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While the components are all the creme de la creme of bike componentary, the stand out for us is the RockShox SID Ultimate with 35mm chassis with its stunning polished silver lowers. Dangerholm wasn't able to get hold of the 100mm SID or the required air shaft conversion, instead with a little help of a hacksaw and drill the stock air shaft was modified and the fork now sits at about 104mm of travel.

He has also swapped the standard 2-position RaceDay cartridge for a 3-position version to give more on-the-fly suspension modes. Finally a 2017 Scott Rideloc remote got the Dremal treatment which not only looks great but is also integrated into the Trickstuff brake via a Matchmaker adapter.

Dangerholm's Scott Scale Lemmy Tribute

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The cockpit is the last word in clean. Zirbel controllers integrate with the SRAM AXS system through a Blipbox but provide a cleaner finish and better ergonomics than the standard SRAM controllers, using magnets rather than springs. Cabling goes under the grips and through the Schmolke Carbon TLO 720mm handlebar and is actually housed inside the Intend Grace CC 90mm stem.

If you have ever been lucky enough to use a set of Trickstuff brakes you will know why they feature on all of Dangerholm's builds. The ones specced here are the Piccola Carbon with 2-piston C22 brake calipers which are one of the lightest brakes out there. The bite down on Trickstuff Dächle UL brake discs, UL obviously stands for Ultra-Light.

XTR pedals get special Meti ti-axle upgrades and screw into a CNC'ed Leonardi Racing Capo crankset. The Dub fitting has allowed a Quarq power meter spider with a Garbaruk with 40 teeth chainring to be fitted, all this spins on Kogal bearings.

At the back, there is a 12-speed Rotor 11-52T block with shifting handled by a comparably affordable SRAM GX AXS mech. It's not stock though, as Kogal made a custom white Kolossos derailleur cage with oversize pulley wheels.

Speaking of wheels, Duke Lucky Jack SLS3 30mm rims are paired with Newman hubs and built using Sapim CX-Ray which weighs in at 1,346 grams. Being a cross-country bike, a set of fast-rolling  Pirelli XC RC Lite in 2.4in are specced to keep things rolling quickly.

The bike is finished with a 125mm RockShox ASX dropper, which also has a polished finish, and is topped with a Syncros Tofino R SL.

And the overall weight? Well, it sits at 9.16kg, which is pretty decent considering it has a dropper post and 2.4in tires. Although not as mind-blowing as some of his previous builds.

Dangerholm's Scott Scale Lemmy Tribute

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There is no question about the fastidious attention to detail and no expense spared beauty of this bike but does it miss the mark? We think if Lemmy was still around his vibe would be rusty steel hardcore hardtails getting sent off massive hucks in the woods, not lycra-clad carbon go-fast cross-country mountain bikes.

Ether way, I will close with this Earthed 4 segment from Vigo, Spain in 2006. Hard and fast racing fittingly soundtracked by Motorhead and featuring some of the greats. Including Sam Hill blowing minds on his Iron Horse, Greg Minaar having a famous over the bars aboard his Honda, Steve Peat dislocating his finger, and Sick Mick Hannah winning his first world cup. Enjoy.

Tech Specs: Dangerholm’s Scott Scale Lemmy Tribute

  • Frameset: Scott Scale RC World Cup (963g incl. hardware)
  • Fork: Rock Shox SID Ultimate 35mm, 3-pos, 104mm travel
  • Headset: Integrated Leonardi Racing headset.
  • Handlebars: Schmolke Carbon TLO 720mm custom for internal cable routing
  • Stem: Intend Grace CC 90mm, -12°, Intend Top Cap and Expander
  • Grips: Freeze Components
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS 125mm
  • Saddle: Syncros Tofino R SL
  • Brake: Trickstuff Piccola Carbon, Trickstuff Dächle UL brake discs 180mm/160mm
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM GX AXS, Kogel Colossos rear derailleur cage
  • Shifters: Zirbel Twister WE01 with SRAM BlipBox
  • Chain: SRAM X01
  • Crankset: Leonardi Racing Capo 175mm 8-bolt DUB, SRAM Quarq Zero XX1, Garbaruk 40T
  • Bottom bracket: Kogel Ceramic DUB
  • Cassette: Rotor 12-speed 11-52T
  • Wheelset: Duke Lucky Jack SLS3 30mm rims on NEWMEN Fade
  • Tires: Pirelli XC RC Lite 2.4in
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR with METI titanium axles
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro and, most recently, gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotlands wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect and the muckier side of Cyclingnews 


Rides: Canyon Strive, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg