It is quite difficult to tell the difference between the Scott Contessa Scale JR 24 Inch bike and the full sized version designed for adult females as, aside from the size difference, it is styled and constructed to the same high standards. This is a good thing for female riders between the ages of nine and eleven years as it will let them expand their interest in cycling on a bike that is capable of delivering superior performance, equated to full sized racing models. Its price may put it into a slightly problematic bracket where its two year lifespan may seem a little short but in the right hands, it can be a valuable purchase.

Scott Contessa Scale JR 24 Inch 2011 Overview

The frame of the Scott Contessa Scale JR 24 Inch benefits from hydroformed tubing, which is light, strong and supple. Coupled with an RST Capa fork you have a basic set up that will keep on going, no matter how tough the trail gets. The 21 gears with Shimano components and brakes from Tektro complete the package, showing that handling and versatility were at the top of the agenda when this design was created.

As I’ve already mentioned, the Scott Contessa Scale JR 24 Inch looks like a carbon copy of the adult bikes due to its white frame and styling which mixes orange and purple in flashes. This is both a positive and a negative as it may be deemed to be too similar to the adult bike and therefore perhaps overly bland for younger, bolder tastes. On the other hand, kids like to ride bikes that look like the ones their parents use, so it will be a real delight for some.

Scott Contessa Scale JR 24 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Racing 24″ Junior Alloy 6061 P.G. / Hydroformed tubing Pressed Dropout
  • Front Fork: RST Capa T24 / suspension fork Softer spring setup / 50 mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M190A
  • Rear Derailleur: Alivio RD-M410
  • Number of Gears: 21
  • Shifters: Shimano SL-RS41-7 / Revo Shifter
  • Chainset: SR Suntour CW9- XCT-JR / white 152mm crankarm
  • Chainrings: 42 x 32 22 T
  • Bottom Bracket: TH M-1
  • Cassette: Shimano Acera / CS-HG30 11-28 T
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: VP-560 / BMX – Type
  • Front Brake: Tektro J-310-A / Linear spring
  • Rear Brake: Tektro J-310-A / Linear spring
  • Brake Levers: Tektro 325A-RS
  • Handlebars: Junior Flat Bar / 540 mm
  • Stem: HL-TDS-C41-8 / 1 1/8″ / 15 degrees
  • Headset: VP-A71 black
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Alex C-1000
  • Front Hub: FM-31 FQR 32 H
  • Rear Hub: FM-31 FQR 32 H
  • Front Spokes: 15G UCP black
  • Rear Spokes: 15G UCP black
  • Front Tyre: K-829 / XC- Type / 24 X 1.95
  • Rear Tyre: K-829 / XC- Type / 24 X 1.95
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Junior Racing
  • Seatpost: Scott SP-252 / 26.8mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 11.80 kg / 25.99 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: