Scott Scale 899 2011 Mountain Bike

Scheduled for UK availability in March, the Scott Scale 899 is expected to push the boundaries of performance mountain biking. Priced at a brazen £7,999, the bike is also likely to challenge the financial credentials of many cycling enthusiasts.

Although its cost will deter some potential buyers, the Scale 899 will undoubtedly prove popular with customers who take their mountain biking seriously. The Scale 899’s key selling point is that it comprises one of the lightest carbon frames ever produced for a mountain bike, weighing just 899 grams. Overall, the Scale 899 weighs an insubstantial 7.48 Kg; but the bike is by no means a lightweight, in mountain biking performance terms. Boasting a redesigned IMP3 frame with a HMX NET tapered head tube, the Scale 899 can absorb truly considerable forces while protecting the rider though its integrated Seatclamp Shock Damping System (SDS), ooh sexy!

The Scott Scale 899 offers 20 gears, which utilise the advanced SRAM XX Trigger shifter and XX BB30 chainset. Without a doubt, Scott have built the Scale 899 for high performance biking on mountains that lend themself to racing at high speeds. In illustration of this point, the Scale 899 is equiped with front and rear 26″ Schwalbe Furious Fred EVO tyres, which are widely regarded to be the fastest mountain bike compounds available. The Scott Scale 899 is a mountain bike that will fly under the radar of most casual bikers. For hardcore enthusiasts, however, the Scale 899 is the perfect tool for traversing difficult terrains at tremendous speeds.

Scott Scale 899 Mountain Bike Full Specifications

  • Frame: Scale Carbon / IMP3 technology / HMX NET Tapered HeaDTube / PM 160 Disc Carbon dropout / PFBB30 Replaceable hanger Integrated Seatclamp SDS shock damping system
  • Fork: DT Swiss XCR 100 Race / Air spring / Carbon lowers and steerer / Twin shot remote lockout / 100mm travel
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM XX / High Mount / 38.2mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX / Carbon long cage
  • Number of Gears: 20
  • Shifters: SRAM XX Trigger multi adjustable with carbon cap / with matchmaker clamp
  • Chainset: SRAM XX BB30 / Carbon crankarm / QF 156
  • Chainrings: 42A x 28A T
  • Cassette: SRAM XX / 11-36 T
  • Chain: SRAM PC 1091
  • Pedals: not included
  • Front Brake: SRAM Avid XX World Cup Carbon with 160mm Rotor
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Avid XX World Cup Carbon with 160mm Rotor
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Avid XX World cup carbon
  • Handlebars: Scott Pilot SL Handlebar combo 600mm / Scott light grips
  • Stem: Scott Pilot SL Handlebar combo 1 1/8″ / 5 degree angle
  • Headset: Ritchey WCS Carbon Tapered 1.5″ – 1 1/8″ semi integrated 50/61mm for 1 1/8″ Fork
  • Grips: Scott light grips
  • Rims: DT Swiss XR-SL Carbon 24H / Carbon rim
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss XR – SL / RWS QR
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss XR – SL / RWS QR
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Furious Fred EVO 26 x 2.0 127 EPI Kevlar Bead / Pace star compound
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Furious Fred EVO 26 x 2.0 127 EPI Kevlar Bead / Pace star compound
  • Saddle: Selle Italy SLR / Carbon rails
  • Seatpost: Ritchey Superlogic Carbon / 34.9mm Scott custom SDS carbon layup
  • Weight: 7.48 kg / 16.48 lbs approx