Scott Scale 29 Elite 2011 Mountain Bike

Scott Scale 29 Elite Mountain Bike

When a bike manufacturer includes the word ‘elite’ in the name of a product it is definitely giving said product a lot to live up to. The Scott Scale 29 Elite mountain bike is set to win the hearts and minds of racers all over again as it arrives for 2011. A fresh coat of paint and some new features from well known firms definitely give it the premium feel that is required of this type of bike.

At this price point you are still looking at alloy rather than carbon for the frame, but that is hardly a real issue as Scott has worked hard to make sure the Scale 29 Elite is as light as possible. The alloy is echoed in the front fork supplied by RockShox, producing 100mm of travel and giving you a good balance between providing traction and giving you a smoother ride over rocky, rough ground. Shimano has left its mark all over this device and its gear system is a solid, reliable option with which many riders will be comfortable.

This is a hardtail bike, which might be an issue for riders who have their hearts set on a full suspension set up. In practice the problems presented by this should not be so significant as to put you off completely. The lightweight nature of the frame means that speed and traction are guaranteed, as is competent handling. This bike is an excellent choice and great value for money.

Scott Scale 29 Elite Specifications

  • Frame: Scale 29 Alloy 6061 Custom butted superlight tubing D-Forged CNC machined Dropouts Delta SST bridge / Integrated HeaDTube Replaceable hanger
  • Front Fork: Rock Shox Recon Gold TK 29 Solo Air Alloy steerer / remote 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-m 660-10 rapidfire plus 2 way release / with gear indicator
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-M552 2-piece Design
  • Chainrings: 42A x 32A x 24T
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX / CS-HG81-10 / 11-36 T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG74
  • Pedals: WellgoC128
  • Front Brake: Avid Elixir 3 with 185mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: Avid Elixir 3 with 160mm rotor
  • Brake Levers: Avid Elixir 5
  • Handlebars: Scott Pilot 15 Comp/ Double butted 15mm rise/640mm
  • Stem: Scott Comp / 4 bolt Oversize 31.8mm 1 1/8″ / 6 degree angle
  • Headset: Ritchey OE 1 1/8″ Semi integrated 44/50mm
  • Grips:
  • Rims: DT Swiss 485d 32H
  • Front Hub: Scott Comp Disc IT
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-M529 Disc
  • Front Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Rear Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29 x 2.25 67EPI Kevlar Bead / Performance Series
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29 x 2.25 67EPI Kevlar Bead / Performance Series
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott racing
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp zero offset / 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 11.60 kg / 25.55 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: