Scott Contessa CR1 Team Triple 2011 Womens Road Bike

Scott Contessa CR1 Team Triple Overview

Although the name of this bike is perhaps a little too much of a mouthful, it seems that the manufacturer has simply attempted to fit in as much information about it as possible in order to avoid confusion between the other models in the range. In short, this is a hardcore road racing bike designed for female enthusiasts. That just about sums up the main purpose of the bike but it barely scratches the surface when it comes to its cutting-edge technology and handsome looks.

To keep the weight of the bike as low as possible, Scott has raided the labs and come up with a carbon frame and carbon forks so that it drops a few grams and ends up weighing in at just 7.6kg. The frame geometry and the overall set up are, as you might expect, tailored to female riders. You will definitely feel the difference of the shock damping system, which does a good job of minimising road rumble and ensuring comfort over long distances. The Contessa CR1 Team Triple is raring to go and race for fun, although at this price point you will probably need to compete in order to make the most of what is on offer.

With a largely black frame that has dull silver swooshes and Scott branding, this is not an entirely flamboyant cycle, but it is definitely an improvement on the slightly effete designs which litter the lower ranks of this type of bike.

Scott Contessa CR1 Team Triple 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-5703
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5700, Silver, new 2011 / 30 Speed
  • Number of Gears: 30
  • Shifters: Shimano 105 ST-5700, Silver, new 2011 Dual Control / 20, 30 Speed
  • Chainset: Shimano 105, Silver, new 2011, Hollowtech II FC-5703
  • Chainrings: 50 x 39 x 30 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105 new BB – 5700
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5700, new 2011, 11-28 T
  • Chain: Shimano 105 CN-5600
  • 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: