Just the sickest hardtail 29er in production... (EDIT: its a $1000 dollar bike fyi)- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 48 of 48
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80

    Just the sickest hardtail 29er in production... (EDIT: its a $1000 dollar bike fyi)

    You guys may remeber my thread about choosing a 29er and man did I get the right one... Scott Scale 29er Comp. This has got to be the most unique 29er Ive seen. By definition, its a sub 30 pound XC bike, but when you read the specs and ride it, its a whole new story. Most importantly, for those of you who like to decend after you climb like normal people, this bike has a 69 degree headt tube! That sounds like all mountian numbers to me. It realy helps with snappyness and dismissing more 29er myths. second, look at a picture of the bike, look at the seat tube and how it sucks the back wheel under the seat, this further improves snappyness, and creates a "slack head tube bike" that can still rip up a hill. I ride it like an all mountian, its just awsome. (except for the POS fork)
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by lubbockrider; 01-22-2012 at 09:54 AM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    I want my click back lol.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80
    I mean, if you were hoping for a thread on a $9,000 bike that wasn't the point, I guess I should include that in the title lol

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MagicCarpet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    628
    Any decent homeopath will be able to get rid of most of that.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ZmyDust's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    473
    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockrider View Post
    . (except for the POS fork)
    I was sold until that part

  6. #6
    KVW
    KVW is offline
    Law abiding citizen
    Reputation: KVW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    510
    What... no pic?
    "Single track is for pansies!
    I blast down a mountain once, and in my wake, lies a new single track for the rest of you."-sm

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Joel RW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    310
    what sort of magic trickery is this?

  8. #8
    AZ
    AZ is offline
    banned
    Reputation: AZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,198
    The sickest? Your first 29er?

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rob.char's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    360
    Pic or he's lying
    Mary ss shenanigans

  10. #10
    artistic...
    Reputation: colker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,440
    NO.. it's my bikes direct. wait.. it's my moto becane. no..
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

  11. #11
    Keep pedaling
    Reputation: Furball the Mystery Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    418
    lubbockrider, How does the steering feel on steep low speed uphills?

    Don't worry about posting a picture, just go out and enjoy riding it.

  12. #12
    Missouri sucks...
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,305
    I agree about 90% with the OP The Scale IS an awesome HT! There's racier and there's more AM but for that perfect blend, the Scale and the BigTop are the top of the heap in my book. I've had them both and they WERE the two bikes I regretted getting rid of until I took the leap to FS Screw hardtails...

    Furball: the Scale climbs like a mountain goat on acid.

    An old pic of mine




  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80
    Why do people get so satasfied being a **** on a forum?

    And as far as the head tube on climbs, the only situation Ive had a noticable effect was when it seemed to want to wander up a rocky climb real bad. I still think its a good idea however because it better spreads the ussefullness of the bike across more trail scenarios.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80
    do you like the racing ralphs better than the rocket rons?

  15. #15
    Missouri sucks...
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    2,305
    Never rode Rons. I need the sidewall protection where I ride. The best Ron/Ralph class tire I've used is the IKON EXO. I'd recommend them, then the Aspen for a fast, grippy tire. Every Maxxis tire I've used has been really good. IKON, Aspen, Ignitor, Crossmark and Ardent. Can't go wrong with any of them

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockrider View Post
    Why do people get so satasfied being a **** on a forum?
    Because I can easily google images a stock picture of your bike just like you just have added today (own dirty bike pictures would have been better), thread title has been misleading from the get-go lol (and I couldn't care less if you're bike was sub-$1000 or $9000), not a brand whore like that, plus I wouldn't spend more than $2K on a HT anyway these days.

    And if this was truly the sickest production hardtail, I would have expected a more in-depth review than your seven sentences you wrote. I surely would have read more, I can tell you're stoked for your bike and that's awesome!

  17. #17
    Never Forget 9-11
    Reputation: FujNoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    434
    Saw this Scott model at the LBS this week. Good looking bike. Enjoy your ride.
    It's such a fine line between idiocy and genius.

  18. #18
    No Clue Crew
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    6,588
    Neither here nor there, but is it possible to put in place a moratorium on the phrase "climbs like a goat" in any of its forms?

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: reydin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,074
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I want my click back lol.
    Friggin awesome
    If I had a black light this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: tailwaters's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    872
    Climbs like a "Cheetah" I know you knew that was coming..

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    12
    Nice Bike... I still prefer an FS setup here in Colorado

  22. #22
    On wuss patrol
    Reputation: Glide the Clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    4,953
    I think this thread has about all the cliches and misconceptions covered.
    Sometimes, you need to go fast enough that the trail is a blur to find clarity. -- Wild Bill

  23. #23
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post
    the Scale climbs like a mountain goat on acid.
    So it stops half way up and checks out light trails?


  24. #24
    tl1
    tl1 is offline
    Bicyclist
    Reputation: tl1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,849

    Get in line

    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant View Post
    Neither here nor there, but is it possible to put in place a moratorium on the phrase "climbs like a goat" in any of its forms?
    Behind the moratoriums on people talking about all the bikes "in their quiver" and "pulling the trigger" on buying a new bike.

  25. #25
    likes to ride bikes
    Reputation: TunicaTrails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    893
    Can't stand the term "my rig" when referring to a bicycle.

  26. #26
    Uncle
    Reputation: Entrenador's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    4,160
    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails View Post
    Can't stand the term "my rig" when referring to a bicycle.
    I prefer "rig" for a bike over "axe" for a guitar. Climbs like a rig?

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JoshM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    547
    Yo everyone.
    I just want to show you all my rig.
    It climbs like a freaking mountain goat, it's got a super slack 67 degree head angle with my Marz I pulled the trigger on after I saw it on for $9.99. I was going to go wait it out for the new Rockshocks that will have 40mm tubes, but the Marz is smooth like olive oil. I just lean really far forward and adjust my position when I climb the steeps, or just walk.
    It's going to be awsome. I will be hucking it in the gnar of my buff singletrack.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  28. #28
    DFMBA.org
    Reputation: MTBeing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,825
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshM View Post
    Yo everyone.
    I just want to show you all my rig.
    It climbs like a freaking mountain goat, it's got a super slack 67 degree head angle with my Marz I pulled the trigger on after I saw it on for $9.99. I was going to go wait it out for the new Rockshocks that will have 40mm tubes, but the Marz is smooth like olive oil. I just lean really far forward and adjust my position when I climb the steeps, or just walk.
    It's going to be awsome. I will be hucking it in the gnar of my buff singletrack.
    DH snow bike. I dig.


    Sent from my mountain bike while crashing
    Last edited by MTBeing; 01-23-2012 at 05:54 AM.
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

  29. #29
    likes to ride bikes
    Reputation: TunicaTrails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    893
    That's funny as hell JoshM. I'd give you extra rep power for the Mad Men avatar as well.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I want my click back lol.
    Are you a Muslim woman?

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: seat_boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,589
    I find "my whip" about 1000x more annoying than "my rig." Although, I do get confused about "my rig" vs. Gary Fisher's Rig.

    Quote Originally Posted by TunicaTrails View Post
    Can't stand the term "my rig" when referring to a bicycle.
    http://www.bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/
    RIGID, not "ridged" or "ridgid"
    PEDAL, not "peddle." Unless you're selling stuff

  32. #32
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,541
    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    I find "my whip" about 1000x more annoying than "my rig." Although, I do get confused about "my rig" vs. Gary Fisher's Rig.
    Same here. When someone refers to their bike as "whip," it makes me wanna perform some face-punching.

    Los
    Support your local trail organization.

    www.swimba.org

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    4
    How does Scott Scale Comp compare to Giant Talon 0?

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,000
    i wanted a spark 9er but you got wondering if this is all i need theres just so much climbing where i ride, significant elevation changes every ride. Hmm makes me think of a new thread, "how much elevation do you in you normal ride" headed there now for a post.

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    25
    Is this a 2012 and they are still showing 2011s on the website? Or vice versa? Can you take some pics of the rear disc mount/dropout area please?

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wobbem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    577
    "Just the sickest hardtail 29er in production"

    Cough....No its not,

    this is


  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    208
    Quote Originally Posted by HTMT View Post
    How does Scott Scale Comp compare to Giant Talon 0?
    SCOTT Scale 29 Comp - Bike Racing
    Talon 29er 0 (2012) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

    X5 gears and Alivio gears are pretty equal
    The XCR fork will be slightly stronger being 30mm diameter stanchions.
    The Rockshox XC 28 will be smoother and will last longer if it does not snap.
    Tektro brakes are just way too weak. Not nearly enough stopping power.
    Avid Elixir 1 are waaaaaay better.
    I do really like the slack head angle on the Scott

    Giant wins but do not buy it for any more than $800. There are lots of bikes like this and there is just no need to pay top dollar.

    I have seen lots of better bikes with Shimano brakes and Rockshox XC 32 fork for $1000.

  38. #38
    transmitter~receiver
    Reputation: meltingfeather's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    9,307
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I want my click back lol.
    this



    OP- you ride it "AM" in Lubbock?
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
    29er Tire Weight Database

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: HAL 9000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,804
    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX View Post

    why not get a cannondale flash if you wanted the lefty?

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80
    MeltingFeather,
    its hard to see from google earth or anything, but lubbock is sitting on a caprock type land feature about 3000 feet above sea level. theres a canyon type feature that starts near Amarillo as Palo Duro canyon and runs towards lubbock creating a series of small lakes in a caynon running through lubbock, then the larger Buffalo Springs Lake. After that the same feature becomes Ransom canyon. Then if you drive southeast out of town, you will abruptly fall off the caprock. Tons of fun riding. When I moved here I expected it to be flat too, but its realy a fun place to ride. The pic is of ransom canyon.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Just the sickest hardtail 29er in production... (EDIT: its a 00 dollar bike fyi)-ransom-canyon1.jpg  


  41. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80
    deleted post

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by 99sf View Post
    Is this a 2012 and they are still showing 2011s on the website? Or vice versa? Can you take some pics of the rear disc mount/dropout area please?
    Mine is a 2012 and for some reason the website shows a 2011 red bike

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    4,211
    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    I think this thread has about all the cliches and misconceptions covered.
    What about: "It feels like you're riding in the bike, not on the bike."

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    508
    The Scotts are nice looking bikes, but if I have to go with aluminum... I'll take my Dillinger @ 22lbs, thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Just the sickest hardtail 29er in production... (EDIT: its a 00 dollar bike fyi)-img_0940.jpg  

    Last edited by h2otaco; 01-24-2012 at 03:46 PM.

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    20
    i have one and its set up ss ridgid right now,weighs 21.5 with the stock wheels.I cant justify spending several thousand on a bike right now,this one already cost more than my truck.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshM View Post
    Yo everyone.
    I just want to show you all my rig.
    It climbs like a freaking mountain goat, it's got a super slack 67 degree head angle with my Marz I pulled the trigger on after I saw it on for $9.99. I was going to go wait it out for the new Rockshocks that will have 40mm tubes, but the Marz is smooth like olive oil. I just lean really far forward and adjust my position when I climb the steeps, or just walk.
    It's going to be awsome. I will be hucking it in the gnar of my buff singletrack.
    Thats freaking awesome

  47. #47
    Wino
    Reputation: Gofannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    195
    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant View Post
    Neither here nor there, but is it possible to put in place a moratorium on the phrase "climbs like a goat" in any of its forms?
    Alright fine. It climbs like a sheep
    Me. The chosen one. They chose me. And I didn't even graduate from fu**ing high school.

  48. #48
    transmitter~receiver
    Reputation: meltingfeather's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    9,307
    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockrider View Post
    MeltingFeather,
    its hard to see from google earth or anything, but lubbock is sitting on a caprock type land feature about 3000 feet above sea level. theres a canyon type feature that starts near Amarillo as Palo Duro canyon and runs towards lubbock creating a series of small lakes in a caynon running through lubbock, then the larger Buffalo Springs Lake. After that the same feature becomes Ransom canyon. Then if you drive southeast out of town, you will abruptly fall off the caprock. Tons of fun riding. When I moved here I expected it to be flat too, but its realy a fun place to ride. The pic is of ransom canyon.
    jus' messin' w/ya, dood. i'm well familiar with lubbock and love palo duro.
    i'd be surprised if there was 100' of elevation between the lowest and highest points in lubbock, though. ain't that the Brazos basin?
    anyway, i'm sure you shred it up there.
    Quote Originally Posted by pvd
    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
    29er Tire Weight Database

Similar Threads

  1. 2011 Camber Expert Review and why I sold my 29er...
    By madsedan in forum Specialized
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-07-2013, 07:24 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-20-2011, 05:33 PM
  3. Hardtail 29er vs. 26" Full Suspension
    By Iluv2adjust in forum Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-27-2009, 12:06 PM
  4. Wissahickon - hardtail, FS, 29er?
    By grahny in forum Pennsylvania
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-15-2009, 01:34 PM
  5. 29er Hardtail
    By SpecialK in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-23-2008, 10:57 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

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

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.