The Scott Contessa JR 16 Inch is a bike designed specifically for girls and it is clear from its bright pink frame that this is the case. Although it looks pretty and petite, it is not some flimsy, fragile product. On the contrary, this bike will provide years of fun to a dedicated female rider who is just starting to get to grips with the world of cycling. It has stabilisers which can be removed once the child has become confident enough to get used to riding on two wheels alone, so it is not a bike that will become outdated too quickly.

Scott Contessa JR 16 Inch 2011 Overview

Scott has applied the same rigorous work ethic and build quality to the Scott Contessa JR 16 Inch as it has to its adult size bikes. That means you get a strong alloy frame that borrows elements from both BMX and mountain bike style cycles along with components from firms, such as Tektro. This provides the foundations upon which a child can build up confidence and eventually skill. Having the training wheels to provide them with support in the early days is a good thing and they can easily be detached as the child finds their balance and gains some independence.

Although this bike is definitely designed for girls it is not so overwhelmingly girly as to be a negative factor. The frame blends pink and white along with monochrome prints of butterflies and the Scott branding in what looks like text cut out from a newspaper. This carefully thought out style is one of the best aspects of the bike and a calling card of the whole Scott range. It even extends to the chain guard, which looks good even whilst it is keeping your child away from all of the spinning, pointy bits that help the bike transfer the power from the pedals to the rear wheel.

Scott Contessa JR 16 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Junior 16″ Contessa Low standover height / Alloy 6061 P.G
  • Front Fork: BMX Type 800 rigid / Hi-ten
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur:
  • Rear Derailleur:
  • Number of Gears: 1
  • Shifters: Single speed
  • Chainset: Chuan Wei
  • Chainrings: 28T
  • Bottom Bracket: Chuan Wei
  • Cassette: 18T
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: VP-580 / BMX type
  • Front Brake: Tektro 984A caliper
  • Rear Brake: Tektro 984A caliper
  • Brake Levers: Tektro 317-ACL
  • Handlebars: Junior Uprise / 460 mm / 65mm rise
  • Stem: HL/ Y1 / 30mm
  • Headset: VP 755 black
  • Grips:
  • Rims: BMX type alloy black
  • Front Hub: KT-108F 28 H Nutted
  • Rear Hub: KT-305 28 H Nutted coaster
  • Front Spokes: 14G UCP silver
  • Rear Spokes: 14G UCP silver
  • Front Tyre: C-714 / 16×1.75
  • Rear Tyre: C-714 / 16×1.75
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: SCT-8 Junior Version
  • Seatpost: HL SP-102 alloy / 26.8mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 10.20 kg / 22.47 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Training Wheels