The Scott Scale RC JR 24 Inch is a no nonsense machine that aims to suit young riders who want to get some serious performance out of their bike with competition and long lasting durability in mind. Its price tag and RC subtitle should be enough to hint at its prowess, but you might need some convincing that the extra investment is actually worth it, especially when you consider that this bike will probably suit a child for two years between nine and eleven. As such, it is sensible to untangle the specifications and see what value there is.

With a lightweight alloy frame this is a bike that can get some serious speed without requiring the unnecessary expenditure of energy. It will be comfortable to ride on or off road because of the all fork, which has 60mm of travel. The Schwalbe tyres and clever frame geometry mean that the Scott Scale RC JR 24 Inch is able to gain traction on most surfaces and with cartridge pad brakes from Scott itself and 27 gears gleaned from Shimano components, it certainly lives up to its price on paper. All it requires is a rider who really wants to make the most out of its potential to perform.

The Scott Scale RC JR 24 Inch looks pretty dapper with its black frame and yellow splashes of colour. The style is consistent with the rest of the Scott range, which means that it looks nearly identical, to the untrained eye, to bikes a quarter of its price. However, on the plus side, it also resembles the full size adult cycles, which will let young riders sit on a level playing field with their elders.

Scott Scale RC JR 24 Inch 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: Scott Alloy 6061 / B38 Superlite D.B Frame Scott dropout
  • Front Fork: RST F1RST Air / alloy stanchion steerer Air adjustable / 60mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M772 shadow
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore SL-M430 / Rapid fire plus 2-way release
  • Chainset: FSA Alpha Drive 165mm crankarm
  • Chainrings: 44 x 32 x 22 T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB 8420-AL PD
  • Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M770 / 11-32 T
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M520
  • Front Brake: Scott Pro / Cartridge pads
  • Rear Brake: Scott Pro / Cartridge pads
  • Brake Levers: Scott Kids Pro
  • Handlebars: Scott RC / 560mm
  • Stem: Scott RC / 1 1/8″ / 6 degrees / 90mm
  • Headset: Scott VP
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Alex SCE-20
  • Front Hub: Scott RC 20H
  • Rear Hub: Scott RC 24H
  • Front Spokes: Stainless 15G, 1.8mm black
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless 15G, 1.8mm black
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Black Jack Performance / 24 x 2.0 Kevlar Bead / 50EPI
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Black Jack Performance / 24 x 2.0 Kevlar Bead / 50EPI
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott RC CR-MO
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp / 26.8mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 10.40 kg / 22.91 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: