Just picked her up today, regardless of what the date says on the photo lol. Coming off a $600 26er hard tail, wow this thing has blown me away. Can't wait for the weather in Ohio to cooperate! It's a small, and yes it has reflectors that will stay on there. I do a ton of street riding and my life is worth a few grams.
XT 38/26 crankset
XT disc brakes (coming in, right now it has horrific heavy bottom of the line Avid crap)
WTB Devo titanium saddle (on all my bikes)
Foundry Whisky Parts #7 740mm carbon bar
Stan's Crest wheels (my carbon wheels coming in soon) with tubeless Specialized tires
Ritchey WCS Ergo foam grips
Scott brand 90mm stem. ain't too heavy
2012 RockShox SID RCT3 100mm fork (will cut steer tube down an inch or so now that build and fit are complete)
Went with the XT crankset and brakes because my other bikes are full XTR 985 and I didn't feel the need to go XTR in these two and save some $$$.
hi all. tested d bike last weekend on a technical trail with lots of root & technical climbs (d rainy season made it lot more technical than usual) and i've to say it rocks! the bike never loses grip on the technical climbs so it keeps wanting to go fast. only downside is that u need a lot of power to keep the momentum going. a lighter wheelset should make things a little easier but i'll look into that in a couple months. overall very happy and prefer this over my old 26 HT (merida) and 26 FS (ibis mojo SL)!
I just picked this up last week for $700 off of Craigslist from a college professor that never rode her. She is virtually brand new and my first 29er...I'm in love. Pics are just from my Droid, but I am really glad I bought the Scale. I was going to get a Cobia (I liked the Chi Red 2012) but this one showed up and I believe it has better components (save the fork) than the Cobia.
Bought a Spark 700 late last fall. Really enjoyed the 27.5 wheels, so decided to go that way for my hardtail race bike as well.
I had already bought a spare set of Stans Crest wheels for my Spark, plus I had an XTR groupo on my Scale Pro 29er, so I decided I would swap some parts, sell my Scale 29er, plus my extra race wheels and get down to 2 bikes/3 wheels sets. I got a good deal through my race team/shop/distributor, so I went 720 to get the carbon frame. I actually wanted the 730, preferred the colour and 2x10 drive train, but the wheels weren't 15mm and 12x142 through axles.
Not quite the final product. Still need to swap a couple things (like seatpost) to get the weight down further. 22.08 lbs as shown.