Scott Contessa CR1 Team Compact 2011 Womens Road Bike

Scott Contessa CR1 Team Compact Overview

With a carefully selected array of contemporary components, a carbon frame and female-oriented geometry, the Scott Contessa CR1 Team Compact is a road bike that should be high on many a wish list for the 2011 season. Whilst it is set up to be stiff and responsive that does not mean you have to endure an agonising ride because a special vibration damping system is in place to protect your posterior, making lengthy races less of a physical assault.

Scott uses carbon frame technology on most of its high-end bikes as this material is lighter and stronger than alloy alternatives, making it an ideal choice if your budget can stretch to this extent. The seatpost is the only alloy aspect of the bike but this does not drastically impact its overall weight or compromise its speed, so enthusiasts should be content with the performance capabilities of this suitably equipped bike.

Although the Scott Contessa CR1 Team Compact is ostensibly a women’s bike, it does not wear the fact on its sleeve. This is largely due to the downplayed black and grey paint job and if you are tired of seeing bright, over the top designs constantly churned out for women riders, then it could be a breath of fresh air in the style department.

Scott Contessa CR1 Team Compact 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott CR1 / HMF NET IMP Carbon technology Road Comfort geometry Standard BB
  • Front Fork: Scott CR1 / HMF NET 1 1/8″ Carbon steerer Integrated Carbon Dropout
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105, Silver, new 2011 FD-5700
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5700, Silver, new 2011 / 20 Speed
  • Number of Gears: 20
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 ST-5700, Silver, new 2011 Dual Control / 20, 30 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano 105, Silver, new 2011, Hollowtech II FC-5750
  • Chainrings: 50 x 34 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105 new BB – 5700
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5700, new 2011, 11-28 T
  • Chain: Shimano 105 CN-5700
  • Pedals: None supplied
  • Front Brake: Shimano 105 BR-5700, Super SLR Dual pivot Silver
  • Rear Brake: Shimano 105 BR-5700, Super SLR Dual pivot Silver
  • Brake Levers: Integrated with shifters
  • Handlebars: Scott Road Drop Contessa Lady Anatomic
  • Stem: Scott Contessa Road / 4 bolt Oversize 31.8mm 1 1/8″ / 6 degrees angle
  • Headset: Ritchey Integrated Cartridge
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Mavic Aksium Black, 18 Front / 20 Rear
  • Front Hub: Mavic Aksium Black
  • Rear Hub: Mavic Aksium Black
  • Front Spokes: Mavic Aksium Black
  • Rear Spokes: Mavic Aksium Black
  • Front Tyre: Continental Ultra Race fold 700 x 23 C
  • Rear Tyre: Continental Ultra Race fold 700 x 23 C
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott Contessa PRO
  • Seatpost: Scott Contessa Alloy 31.6/300 mm, without offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 7.60 kg / 16.74 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: