Results 1 to 36 of 36
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    22

    2013 Scott Scale 29er RC Custom... 16 lbs 1 oz........

    custom built....
    Medium Size. 29er
    Stans Gold Wheels
    Carbon Disc brakes by Kettle cycles 160mm( wait of 2 months to receive them...)
    XX WC Brakes
    Rock Shock SD Wc 2013
    XX1
    Crank Bros TI pedals
    Schmoltz handlebar
    Extremely light.... Extremely great handling with the XX1.....
    DO NOT BE FOOLED by what people say about XX1..... It is the FUTURE !!!!!
    Incredible...!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2013 Scott Scale 29er RC Custom... 16 lbs 1 oz........-photo-5-.jpg  

    Last edited by rcgalore; 05-16-2013 at 12:00 PM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MarkerMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    21
    Sweet looking ride! What saddle are you using?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    10
    The seats touching the scale it'll be off like that.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    47
    Cool, but not that light for the road bike! And what's reason for suspension in this case?

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    207
    My God there's some contrary/argumentative/pedantic people on here! Ignore them, really nice build.

  6. #6
    MTB B'dos
    Reputation: LyNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    20,354
    If that's your thing, but me, meah, I'm with the rest - road bike Don't understand why you didn't just go full 23mm slicks on that thing instead of the Furious Freds Let us know how it stands up when you crash, OK

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogdog View Post
    My God there's some contrary/argumentative/pedantic people on here! Ignore them, really nice build.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??
    MTB Barbados
    My Phantom pics

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: grouan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    257
    Other than my skepticism on the rotors- very cool.
    Light builds don't work everywhere or for everyone but it is interesting to see where people take things.

    I would ride it.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    589
    Cool lite build, looks fast. bet climbing would be great.

  9. #9
    Your Best Friend
    Reputation: Silentfoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,741
    Try the Michelin Wild Race'r Ultimates. I just posted a review of them in Wheels and Tires. Came in at 455 and 467g's. I am pretty sure that's lighter than the Furious Freds and they actually work. I've use the Fred's, they're junk.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Try the Michelin Wild Race'r Ultimates. I just posted a review of them in Wheels and Tires. Came in at 455 and 467g's. I am pretty sure that's lighter than the Furious Freds and they actually work. I've use the Fred's, they're junk.

    Fred's weight at 360g each one..... I put 40g of Stan's sealant..

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by KINTARO View Post
    The seats touching the scale it'll be off like that.
    Nope.... It is not.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by leugene View Post
    Cool, but not that light for the road bike! And what's reason for suspension in this case?
    I am using as a MTB for Cross Country....I mean.... if it rains or the track is wet... Not good as the tires do not have enough grip... But for training and competition... Priceles...

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5
    I bet this thing could fly uphill

  14. #14
    Formerly of Kent
    Reputation: Le Duke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,791
    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    If that's your thing, but me, meah, I'm with the rest - road bike Don't understand why you didn't just go full 23mm slicks on that thing instead of the Furious Freds Let us know how it stands up when you crash, OK
    What, pray tell, do you think is particularly "weak" about that bike?

    The thought process that says "Heavy = strong" is ass-backwards. 8" DH bikes used to weigh 50lbs. Now they're in the low 30s. Is there some reason that XC bikes can't follow the same progression?

    I'd advise you to watch Nino Schurter rip on his 17lb 650b Scale. He'd blow your doors off. Some people have the skills to make a light bike work for them, others are hacks, and need 34lbs of metal and rubber to ride XC trails.
    Death from Below.
    RLTW!

  15. #15
    two wheel whore
    Reputation: Shmoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    524
    I thought my 20 lb road bike was beast uphill, I bet this thing rips.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    441
    I think it's awesome! Nice work!

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: RS VR6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,114
    Awesome build!

    Moar pics!

  18. #18
    Your Best Friend
    Reputation: Silentfoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,741
    Quote Originally Posted by rcgalore View Post
    Fred's weight at 360g each one..... I put 40g of Stan's sealant..
    AH, thanks! I stand humbly corrected. Probably explains why they are junk.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,462
    Quote Originally Posted by rcgalore View Post
    custom built....
    Medium Size. 29er
    Stans Gold Wheels
    Carbon Disc brakes by Kettle cycles 160mm( wait of 2 months to receive them...)
    XX WC Brakes
    Rock Shock SD Wc 2013
    XX1
    Crank Bros TI pedals
    Schmoltz handlebar
    Extremely light.... Extremely great handling with the XX1.....
    DO NOT BE FOOLED by what people say about XX1..... It is the FUTURE !!!!!
    Incredible...!!!
    Awesome! Looks great congrats
    Last edited by Max24; 03-10-2015 at 01:01 AM.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Hawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    24,388
    That would not a make a good all mountain bike. It's a few ounces too light.

  21. #21
    MTB B'dos
    Reputation: LyNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    20,354
    Awe Duke you hurt my feelings, now I'll go cry in a corner cause the racer boy was mean Yeah I bet Nino would school a lot of people. There's a lot of difference between need and have.
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    What, pray tell, do you think is particularly "weak" about that bike?

    The thought process that says "Heavy = strong" is ass-backwards. 8" DH bikes used to weigh 50lbs. Now they're in the low 30s. Is there some reason that XC bikes can't follow the same progression?

    I'd advise you to watch Nino Schurter rip on his 17lb 650b Scale. He'd blow your doors off. Some people have the skills to make a light bike work for them, others are hacks, and need 34lbs of metal and rubber to ride XC trails.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??
    MTB Barbados
    My Phantom pics

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    179
    OMG awesome weight!

  23. #23
    Team Livemedium
    Reputation: bamwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    926
    Loose the stickers and go carbon rigid fork for lighterness. Nice work.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    207
    Quote Originally Posted by jaywsgz View Post
    The seats touching the scale it'll be off like that.
    Is there an echo in here?

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DeeZee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    6,019
    Quote Originally Posted by rcgalore View Post
    custom built....
    Medium Size. 29er
    Stans Gold Wheels
    Carbon Disc brakes by Kettle cycles 160mm( wait of 2 months to receive them...)
    XX WC Brakes
    Rock Shock SD Wc 2013
    XX1
    Crank Bros TI pedals
    Schmoltz handlebar
    Extremely light.... Extremely great handling with the XX1.....
    DO NOT BE FOOLED by what people say about XX1..... It is the FUTURE !!!!!
    Incredible...!!!
    Very nice! Agree the XX1 stuff is great! Enjoy!

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kevocastro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    440
    Are Furious Fred really not worthy?

    Been considering them for a while
    Niner Jet 9
    Santa Cruz Highball Carbon

  27. #27
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,441
    Quote Originally Posted by rcgalore View Post
    custom built....
    Medium Size. 29er
    Stans Gold Wheels
    Carbon Disc brakes by Kettle cycles 160mm( wait of 2 months to receive them...)
    XX WC Brakes
    Rock Shock SD Wc 2013
    XX1
    Crank Bros TI pedals
    Schmoltz handlebar
    Extremely light.... Extremely great handling with the XX1.....
    DO NOT BE FOOLED by what people say about XX1..... It is the FUTURE !!!!!
    Incredible...!!!
    Nice. If that's your thing, light bikes ride well in an XC-race environment.
    If the FFs work on your trails, ride 'em. I wouldn't be able to use those on my trails, but if you have buffed hardpack they're probably super fast.
    XX1 is, indeed, awesome. I've built up a few customer's bikes with it, and I would be down if/when SRAM comes out with a 10-36 or 10-34.
    Now, about those rotors... One of the sales guys at our other shop has them on his bike, and even after the bed-in process they don't brake well.

    Quote Originally Posted by kevocastro View Post
    Are Furious Fred really not worthy?



    Been considering them for a while
    Like I said above, if you have buffed, hardpacked trails, are a smooth rider, and need a lightweight, race day only (in my opinion,) tire, then they might work. I doubt they'd be a solid everyday choice for most riders/conditions.

    Los
    Whiskey is my yoga.

    dongerparty.com

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Nice. If that's your thing, light bikes ride well in an XC-race environment.
    If the FFs work on your trails, ride 'em. I wouldn't be able to use those on my trails, but if you have buffed hardpack they're probably super fast.
    XX1 is, indeed, awesome. I've built up a few customer's bikes with it, and I would be down if/when SRAM comes out with a 10-36 or 10-34.
    Now, about those rotors... One of the sales guys at our other shop has them on his bike, and even after the bed-in process they don't brake well.


    Like I said above, if you have buffed, hardpacked trails, are a smooth rider, and need a lightweight, race day only (in my opinion,) tire, then they might work. I doubt they'd be a solid everyday choice for most riders/conditions.

    Los
    Yep... They do not brake as well as the normal discs.... You need to apply more pressure for them to really brake.. But .. they work...
    Is a matter of getting used to them.

    Regards

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kevocastro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    440
    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Nice. If that's your thing, light bikes ride well in an XC-race environment.
    If the FFs work on your trails, ride 'em. I wouldn't be able to use those on my trails, but if you have buffed hardpack they're probably super fast.
    XX1 is, indeed, awesome. I've built up a few customer's bikes with it, and I would be down if/when SRAM comes out with a 10-36 or 10-34.
    Now, about those rotors... One of the sales guys at our other shop has them on his bike, and even after the bed-in process they don't brake well.



    Like I said above, if you have buffed, hardpacked trails, are a smooth rider, and need a lightweight, race day only (in my opinion,) tire, then they might work. I doubt they'd be a solid everyday choice for most riders/conditions.

    Los
    It's up to the season, during summer I usually ride hardpack and spend some time training on paved roads.

    There are also some short road cycling races that are now featuring a MTB category, I'd like to get in and and get a rigid fork for some ocassional riding, they should be fast rollers on pavement right?
    Niner Jet 9
    Santa Cruz Highball Carbon

  30. #30
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,441
    Quote Originally Posted by kevocastro View Post
    It's up to the season, during summer I usually ride hardpack and spend some time training on paved roads.

    There are also some short road cycling races that are now featuring a MTB category, I'd like to get in and and get a rigid fork for some ocassional riding, they should be fast rollers on pavement right?
    Yeah, but that's a fairly expensive tire to wear out on the road. I'd personally go with something like a 45mm road tire...

    Los
    Whiskey is my yoga.

    dongerparty.com

  31. #31
    SUBLIM8er
    Reputation: Axis II's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,196
    Haters go home: I know how much work (and $) went into this rig. Clearly there are a lot of trolls here who have never experienced the thrill of a true light ride. You can't explain it until you have experienced it. Fantastic build and exactly perfect for much of what is thrown at you on many XC race tracks. Nice work!
    Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
    William S. Burroughs

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    13
    Sweet ride! Nice light build. It'll fly wherever you ride it.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Axis II View Post
    Haters go home: I know how much work (and $) went into this rig. Clearly there are a lot of trolls here who have never experienced the thrill of a true light ride. You can't explain it until you have experienced it. Fantastic build and exactly perfect for much of what is thrown at you on many XC race tracks. Nice work!
    Thxs.!

  34. #34
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,441
    Quote Originally Posted by rcgalore View Post
    custom built....
    Medium Size. 29er
    Stans Gold Wheels
    Carbon Disc brakes by Kettle cycles 160mm( wait of 2 months to receive them...)
    XX WC Brakes
    Rock Shock SD Wc 2013
    XX1
    Crank Bros TI pedals
    Schmoltz handlebar
    Extremely light.... Extremely great handling with the XX1.....
    DO NOT BE FOOLED by what people say about XX1..... It is the FUTURE !!!!!
    Incredible...!!!
    Just an FYI for you and anyone else using XX1:
    This week, we had one of our high-end regulars bring his XX1 equipped Cannondale Flash Ultimate in for some odd drivetrain noise. He's put about 500 miles on it here in a very dry climate.
    We did a thorough inspection, found that the chain was a bit worn, so we took a close look at the chainring. It looked as though it had 2000 miles on it!
    SRAM is standing behind their products, and is sending a warranty chain and chainring. Just the same, check your drivetrain for wear regularly- that's an awfully expensive thing to overlook!
    Still think it's great stuff, and none of our other XX1 riders have had any issues at all with it. I think there may have been a batch of rings that didn't get heat treated or something.

    Los
    Whiskey is my yoga.

    dongerparty.com

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,051

    Re: 2013 Scott Scale 29er RC Custom... 16 lbs 1 oz........

    Light and compliant. I demoed an S-Works carbon Stumpy HT once and can imagine how awesome this thing would be to ride. That Stumpy felt like an attack fighter on the trails, I would imagine this to be a higher level of that...epic.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    '12 Scott Spark 29 Team
    '13 Scott Scale 970
    '11 Scott Speedster S20
    '99 Spec' FSR Comp
    '9x Spec' Hardrock Cromo rigid

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dereiter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    28
    Awesome bike! SRAM XXI is 4ever!
    My garage:
    12 Harley Davidson VRSCDX 10th ANN
    12 Honda CBR 1000 RR Respol
    12 KTM 690 Enduro R

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-15-2013, 01:32 PM
  2. Ladies and Gentlemen:Scott Scale 27.5 2013
    By aspide125 in forum 27.5
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 04-19-2013, 05:54 AM
  3. 2013 Scott Scale 650 Info & $?
    By SQUIRRELSHOOTR in forum Scott Sports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-11-2013, 05:14 PM
  4. 2013 Scott Scale 910 or 2013 Superfly Sl Elite
    By swalburn in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 12-31-2012, 06:14 PM
  5. 2012 Scott Scale 29 PRO = 2013 Scott Scale ??
    By Sharky1528 in forum Scott Sports
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-02-2012, 03:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •