Scott Scale 50 Mountain Bike

Scott Scale 50 2011 Mountain Bike

Scott Scale 50 Overview

The Scott Scale 50 mountain bike is sure to bring out the green eyed monster amongst your mates, which is appropriate since this latest edition exhibits flashes of green on its light aluminium frame. You will have to be fairly serious about your biking to make the most out of this model, as it is really designed for racing, but for the right buyer this is a definite boon and it’s offered at a competitive price.

Scott continues to roll out a wide selection of mountain bikes, of which the Scale 50 is just one, so you might have a relatively tough time picking between the various options. If you have your heart set on this brand then you will need to get into the nitty gritty of the specifications to separate the wheat from the chaff. With a frame that is constructed from extremely light alloy this bike is raring to race, whilst its Rock Shox Recon Gold front fork implies that its calling lies off the beaten track. As your budget increases, the incremental improvements are made to the components. The list of suppliers who have contributed to this bike includes venerable brands such as Shimano with a good amount of Scott products thrown in to provide cohesion.

Scott Scale 50 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Scale Alloy 6061 Custom butted superlight tubing D-Forged CNC machined Dropouts Delta SST bridge / Integrated HeaDTube
  • Front Fork: Rock Shox Recon Gold TK /Solo Air Alloy Steerer / Air Spring / Pop Loc Lockout Rebound adjustable 100 mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX / FC-M 660-10 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT / RD-M773 SGS Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 30
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX/ SL-M660-10 Rapidfire Plus 2 way release/ with gear indicator
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-M552 / 2-piece Design
  • Chainrings: 42A x 32A x 24T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cartridge shell 68mm
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX / CS-HG81-10 / 11-36 T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG74
  • Pedals: Wellgo C128
  • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M505 Disc with 180mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M505 Disc with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M505 Disc
  • Handlebars: Scott Pilot 18 Team 18mm rise / 640mm
  • Stem: Scott Comp / 4 bolt Oversize 31.8mm 1 1/8″ / 6 degrees angle
  • Headset: Ritchey OE 1 1/8″ semi integrated 44/50mm
  • Grips:
  • Rims: DT Swiss 445d 32H
  • Front Hub: Scott Comp Disc CL
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-M595 Disc CL
  • Front Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Rear Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 67EPI Kevlar Bead / Performance Series
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 67EPI Kevlar Bead / Performance Series
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott racing
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp / 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 11.30 kg / 24.89 lbs approx
  • Colour:
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Like many cyclists, I've been riding since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on road bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike, in the hills and doing charity bike rides.