Scott Contessa 40 Women's Mountain Bike

Scott Contessa 40 Overview

The Scott Contessa 40 is a little heavier than the cheaper mountain bikes designed for women in this range but this extra weight brings with it some improved components. The overall performance of this persistently affordable cycle is boosted as a result. Mechanical disc brakes mark the most significant step towards the professional end of the scale and whilst this is still ostensibly a bike aimed at fun-seeking amateurs, it does allow for skills to develop and for riders to tackle more difficult courses as they see fit.

The alloy frame of the Scott Contessa 40 is light, strong and well set up for women cyclists. Whilst the Shimano brakes and gears enhance your direct control over the speed and traction of the bike the frame provides a solid base upon which you can build your performance. The Suntour forks are decent and those who have experienced bikes from a higher price bracket might be able to pick holes and find inadequacies but customers making their first foray into serious cycling will be more than happy with what is on offer.

A simple blue design with white detailing and the Scott logo provide an uncluttered look to the frame. The Scott Ozon tyres are reassuringly substantial and blend nicely with the black Araya rims to provide a look that is more aggressive and masculine than many of the other female-focused bikes. This sits just on the right side of generic in terms of style and while it is no oil painting, it is definitely fresh enough for the new season.

Scott Contessa 40 Specifications

  • Frame: Contessa Sport 6061 Alloy Solution geometry Integrated heaDTube
  • Front Fork: Suntour XCM-H / with Lockout Softer spring setup / 100mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-TY 10 / 31.8mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera / RD-M360
  • Number of Gears: 24
  • Shifters: Shimano / ST-EF 51 L / 8R / EZ-fire plus
  • Chainset: Shimano / FC-M171 with chainguard
  • Chainrings: 42 x 34 x 24 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN 26 / Cartridge Type
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG30-8l / 11-32T
  • Chain: KMC Z-7
  • Pedals: Wellgo C 127 S
  • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M416A / Mechanical Disc
  • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M416A / Mechanical Disc
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BR-M416A / Mechanical Disc
  • Handlebars: Scott Contessa, black 8 degrees bend / 20mm rise / 620mm
  • Stem: Scott TDS-D345A-8 / Oversize 31.8mm
  • Headset: Ritchey Logic OE integrated
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Araya GP-710, black
  • Front Hub: Scott Disc Team CL
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-RM 65-CL
  • Front Spokes: 14 G, stainless, black
  • Rear Spokes: 14 G, stainless, black
  • Front Tyre: Scott Ozon / 26 x 2.0 / 27TPI
  • Rear Tyre: Scott Ozon / 26 x 2.0 / 27TPI
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Contessa VL 4135
  • Seatpost: Scott, 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 14.50 kg / 31.94 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: