Scott Contessa 10 2011 Womens Mountain Bike

Scott Contessa Scale 10 2011 Overview

The Scott Contessa Scale 10 is a mountain bike that has been stripped down to be lightweight and dexterous in the toughest conditions. Although it is ideal for racing it is not so focused as to alienate those who might not consider themselves to be total biking enthusiasts. For any woman who wants to have the edge in competition or during casual fun, it might be an appropriate option.

The alloy frame has been set up to make sure that it can be best exploited by women, with geometry that provides adequate standover without upsetting the balance of the whole bike. RockShox is responsible for the coil spring alloy fork, which offers 100mm of travel to take a suitably brutal bashing from jumps and dips, whilst Shimano is behind the brakes and gears system. This shows that Scott is confident not just in its own engineering but in the components of other firms and also indicates that both women and men are treated to equally impressive set ups at this price point.

The Scott Contessa Scale 10 returns for the 2011 season in a relatively reserved black and grey finish with touches of white visible in places. This is less feminine than some of the other models in this range or a little less patronising, depending on your point of view.

Scott Contessa Scale 10 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Contessa Race 6061 Alloy Double butted Solution geometry Integrated heaDTube
  • Front Fork: Rock Shox Recon Silver TK Coil Alloy Steerer / Coil Spring, Poc Loc Lockout Rebound adjustable / 100 mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX / FC-M660-10 / 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 24 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cartridge / 68mm shell
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10, 11-36 T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG74
  • Pedals: Wellgo C128
  • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M445 Disc with 180mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M445 Disc with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M445 Disc
  • Handlebars: Scott Pilot 18 Team 18mm rise / 620mm
  • 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: Alex XC-44 Disc, 32H / Eyelets / White
  • Front Hub: Scott Team Disc CL
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-RM65 Disc CL
  • Front Spokes: Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 50EPI / Performance Series
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 50EPI / Performance Series
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott Contessa
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp / 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 12.40 kg / 27.31 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: