Scott Scale 70 2011 Mountain Bike

The idea of the Scott Scale 70 mountain bike is to make its rider little more than a white and red streak on the landscape, flashing by the trees and bushes and tearing up the terrain. It comes from a family of bikes that has something for everyone amongst its ranks and whilst its alloy frame is definitely an asset there are lighter options if you can stretch your budget a little further. In the hands of a keen rider this will become a great tool.

With splashes of red and black detailing picking out portions of its largely white frame the Scott Scale 70 2011 mountain bike is definitely an attention grabber. I am a fan of the slightly more exuberant looking bikes, although it is easy to see how some might be put off by its look. If so, the other entrants in the Scale range have less eye catching styles but arguably lack the personality of this bike.

Looks will not be a major concern for mountain biking enthusiasts, so let us quickly cover how this will perform. The aluminium frame is strong but very light for its class and the inclusion of RockShox Tora forks will help to take all of the punishment that an off-road mountain bike can expect to receive from tough terrain, without slowing you down.

Scott Scale 70 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Scale Alloy 6061 Custom butted superlight tubing D-Forged CNC machined Dropouts Delta SST bridge / Integrated HeaDTube
  • Front Fork: Rock Shox Tora TK Coil Alloy Steerer / Lockout Rebound adjustable 100 mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore / FC-M590 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX / RD-M660 SGS Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore / SL-M590 Rapidfire plus 2 way release / 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-HG53
  • 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 / 640mm
  • 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
  • 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 / Active Line
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26 x 2.1 50EPI / Active Line
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott racing
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp / 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 12.70 kg / 27.97 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: