Scott Contessa Scale 20 2011

Scott Contessa Scale 20 Overview

Although the Contessa Scale 20 is identified as a bike designed for women it does not suffer from any kind of patriarch-imposed deficiency in quality or performance when compared to the closet model from the equivalent range for men. You get high-end components from the world’s best manufacturers, precise handling and a rugged overall product that can be put through its paces on any surface. If you are a female who is serious about mountain biking then this is one of the best options that won’t stretch your budget.

The Scott Contessa Scale 20 has a front fork from Suntour to minimise the punishing pummelling that it is likely to happen when you head out for a cross-country jaunt. It also has disc brakes from Tektro to provide solid stopping power and gears from Shimano, all housed on the special Scott Contessa alloy frame that is light and features geometry specifically tailored to female requirements.

The good thing about the Contessa Scale 20 is that it will not exclude slightly more casual riders or leave hardcore racers wanting a little bit more. It is versatile enough to slot nicely into your life and with its white and blue paint job, it is pretty good to look at, which cannot be said for every mountain bike in this price bracket. As long as it is affordable to you, there is little to criticise.

Scott Contessa Scale 20 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Contessa Race 6061 Alloy Double butted Solution geometry Integrated heaDTube
  • Front Fork: Suntour XCR / Alloy Steerer, Coil Spring Lockout / 100 mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivio FC-M430 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX RD-M660 SGS Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano Alivio SL-M430, Rapidfire plus with gear indicator
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-M430-8 Octalink
  • Chainrings: 44 x 32 x 22 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano ES25 Octalink / 68-118mm
  • Cassette: Shimano CS HG-50 -9, 11-32 T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG74
  • Pedals: Wellgo C128
  • Front Brake: Tektro Draco Disc with 180mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Draco Disc with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Tektro Draco 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 / Black
  • 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: 13.30 kg / 29.30 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: