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    HONEST views on this bike please

    Please could you give me honest views on this bike?


    The Scott Scale 700 has been completely redesigned for 2017. Geometry inspired by racing at the highest level, a Shimano XTR drivetrain and Syncros carbon components combine to give you a hardtail that is just itching to finish first.

    Frame: Scale 3 Carbon / IMP technology / HMF BB92 / SW DM dropouts for Boost 148x12mm SDS2 advanced Shock & Standing Damping System ICCR Cable routing
    Fork: FOX 32 SC Float Factory Air / Kashima FIT4 3-Modes with low speed adj. / 15x110mm QR axle tapered steerer / Lockout / Reb. Adj. 100mm travel
    Remote System: SCOTT RideLoc Remote Technology 3 modes / integ. clamp
    Headset: Syncros FL2.0 Drop in / Tapered 1.5" - 1 1/8" bearing diameter size 42mm and 52mm
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M9000 SGS DM / Shadow Plus / 22 Speed
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR FD-M9020-D / side swing
    Shifters: Shimano XTR SL-M9000-I / Rapidfire Plus 2 way release / Ispec 2 clamp
    Brakes: Shimano XTR M9000 Disc 180/F and 160/R mm SM-RT99 CL Icetech Rotor
    Crankset: Shimano XTR FC-M9020-B2 / Hollowtech 2 700 Series: 36x26 T / 900 Series: 34x24 T
    BB-Set: Shimano SM-BB9441A / shell 41x92mm
    Handlebar: Syncros FL1.0 SL Carbon T-Bar T shape flat / 9 / 720mm Syncros Pro lock-on grips
    H'stem: Syncros / 700 Series: FL1.5 +6 / 900 Series: XR1.5 -8 integrated Spacer & Top Cup / 2014 Alloy / 31.8mm / 1 1/8" Garmin mount
    Pedal : N/A
    Seatpost: Syncros FL1.0 Carbon 10mm offset / 31.6 x 400mm
    Seat: Syncros XR1.5 / Titanium rails
    Hubs: Front: Syncros XR1.5 CL / 15x110mm made by DT Swiss Rear: Syncros XR1.5 CL / Boost 148x12mm RWS w/removable Lever / 36T Rachet System / XD made by DT Swiss
    Chain: Shimano CN-M901-11
    Cassette: Shimano XTR CS-M9001 / 11-40 T
    Spokes: DT Swiss Aero Comp
    Rims: Syncros XR1.5 / 28H / Tubeless ready
    Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO / 2.25 127EPI Kevlar Bead / Tubeless Easy PaceStar compound / Schwalbe EVO Tubes
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    I doubt there is a XC bike in the past 20 years with more world cup XC wins than that bike with a similar build. The bike has clearance for big 27.5 tires so if you do races up rocky fire roads you can close a lot of gap to a 29er with something like a 2.35 or 2.4 tire.

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    Good bike, light, great parts...what the question?

    Only thing I'd change...and completely personal preference;
    -get the little doodad that mounts the fork remote to the bar rather than mounting to the grip...then bin the grips and use your preferred ones, those grips are horrid
    - bin the seat and go with your personal preference, those seats are horrid
    - bin the tyres and go with your personal preference

    then ride the hell out of it.
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    Cheers
    I brought it today.
    Ive taken the remote off for now until i can get the bar mount for it?
    Anyone got a link for this?
    Ive already put black Ritchey foam grips on it too (Got to love the foam grips on carbon bars)

    I will keep the front tyre for now and add a Thunder burt to the rear.

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    Congrats on the new bike. Honest opinion - looks fast standing still, racy, great spec, looks like a great XC race rig. Enjoy.
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    I'd expect that bike to practically levitate up hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebnah View Post
    Cheers
    I brought it today.
    Ive taken the remote off for now until i can get the bar mount for it?
    Anyone got a link for this?
    .
    It's supposed to come with the bike, mine didn't, trip back to the shop to grab one out of the spare parts box...

    ... also this is assuming its the same thing, mine was a 2015 twinlock remote, normally it mounts to the grip (which are very crappy), but you can't remove with the little plastic doughnut to mount the lever on, I just used electrical tape till I got the actual part... of course being 2 years newer (and not twinlock) it could be completely different. (there is a thread about it in the Scott section http://forums.mtbr.com/scott-sports/...ps-987849.html )
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    yup, that is fast bike if you have the guatts
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    Great cross-country race bike, not so great mountain bike.

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    Not so great mountain bike?
    Is this the whole hardtail/full suspension debate again?

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    Great bike if you want a XC race bike, but if you're looking to do more than it's obviously going to have limitations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebnah View Post
    Not so great mountain bike?
    Is this the whole hardtail/full suspension debate again?
    Probably more of a geo/certain component spec observation.

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    ^ what he said.

    A Formula 1 car may be the fastest way from A to B but that doesn't make it the best car for everyday driving.

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    ^Yeah but an F1 car can't drive anywhere but a racetrack, an XC hardtail can do an awful lot more than XC trails. Depends on the OP's trails, skill level and what he wants out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    ^Yeah but an F1 car can't drive anywhere but a racetrack, an XC hardtail can do an awful lot more than XC trails. Depends on the OP's trails, skill level and what he wants out of it.
    And how strong his back is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Great cross-country race bike, not so great mountain bike.
    And a skilled rider could ride it, up or down, in the top 5% of Strava times on most trails Ive seen.




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    A skilled rider could probably do that on a klunker or a CX bike too, so what? Doesn't make it a good bike for Joe Average Mountainbiker.

    An average rider is going to have a whole lot more enjoyable experience on a mid-travel trail bike on most trails (and on a wider range of trails too). Regardless of what it "could" do with the right rider (because we're talking about the bike, not the rider, remember), it's great bike if you're trying to put food on the table by winning races, but if you're riding for the sheer enjoyment of it there's countless better options for that sorta money.

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    yeah sure, but you seem to be assuming the OP, or...everyone? will be riding trails you ride, in a way you enjoy. FS bikes are great, but I find my XC HT to be much more fun. I'm no hardcore XC racer, more back of the pack occasional racer but if I could only have one bike, it'd be an XC HT. My local trails, the FS bike is really nice, sure is comfortable and easy, but for the fun factor, the HT all the way, hands down. Thats me on my trails, maybe the OP has similar trails, or maybe he's all about XC.

    OK I'd agree a FS bike is a great bike to have and suits a wide range of trails, but to say an XC HT is only good for XC and crap for anything else, is just not true, it's good for a lot of things...depending on what you're doing.
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    I'm not assuming, I'm sharing my views on the bike as asked by the OP.

    What does an XC race hardtail do that a more trail-oriented hardtail doesn't? Convert pedalling effort into forward motion more efficiently. For me that isn't a worthy trade-off for bald tyres, twitchy handling and having a seat up your ass unless you're #1 goal is winning races. Your opinions may differ, good for you, doesn't change mine though. We're allowed to value different thing eh? If the OP is all about XC he can ignore the later part of my original post and take the "great XC race bike" bit on-board.

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    sure we're all allowed to have an opinion...so long as it's yours right?

    All I'm saying is that an XC bike isn't only for XC, it can do more. Does it get worse for the job the farther you move from XC, yes and other stuff becomes better, but it doesn't mean that an XC bike is useless for anything else, or that people can't enjoy riding that stuff on an XC bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    All I'm saying is that an XC bike isn't only for XC, it can do more. Does it get worse for the job the farther you move from XC, yes and other stuff becomes better
    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Great cross-country race bike, not so great mountain bike.
    So I guess you guys will just have to agree to... agree?

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    It has everything you need and more. It is light. It has sweet components. It has sweet geometry. The only thing I would change is the tires. I would go to a 2.4-2.5, but that is all personal choice. Sweet Bike!!

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    Where are the Spandex add-ons??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrashbarg View Post
    So I guess you guys will just have to agree to... agree?

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    HONEST views on this bike please

    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    sure we're all allowed to have an opinion...so long as it's yours right?

    All I'm saying is that an XC bike isn't only for XC, it can do more. Does it get worse for the job the farther you move from XC, yes and other stuff becomes better, but it doesn't mean that an XC bike is useless for anything else, or that people can't enjoy riding that stuff on an XC bike.
    And XC would be an apt description for the vast majority of trails Ive ever seen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    And a skilled rider could ride it, up or down, in the top 5% of Strava times on most trails Ive seen.
    Yeah but would you enjoy it?


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