Scott Solace Review
The Scott Solace range consists of road bikes designed to be both stiff and compliant, allowing for increased comfort without compromising on speed and acceleration. Plenty of new kit has been added for 2014, making these models worth considering for those who want all day endurance.
Scott Solace 30
The Solace 30 has a specially adjusted carbon frame with Road Comfort geometry and zones dedicated to stiffness and compliance respectively. The bi-zone construction is an impressive feat of engineering, essentially allowing the rider to remain composed and free from the impact of road rumble while still letting them put down power when required.
Shimano 105 drivetrain components and BR-5700 brakes are included, with a Syncros Carbon FL1.2 seatpost and RR2.5 saddle making it possible for Scott to squeeze the weight of the Solace 30 even lower.
|Scott Solace 30 Specifications 2014
|Shimano 105 brakes
|Shimano WH RS11-A
|Schwalbe Durano S Fold
Scott Solace 20
With a carbon frame the Solace 20 is innately lightweight, while its oversized bottom bracket and tapered headtube allow for faster acceleration and better handling respectively. Scott’s Shock Damping System (SDS) cuts out vibrations before they reach the rider, keeping you comfortable over extended periods.
The drivetrain uses Shimano Ultegra kit, as does the brakeset, with a carbon Syncros seatpost and RR2.0 saddle part of the package as well. Syncros RP2.0 spokes and rims get the benefit of Schwalbe Durano S Fold tyres to complete this endurance setup.
Scott Solace 10
The Solace 10 has a carbon frame, steerer and seatpost, with Shimano Dura-Ace components coming together in the drivetrain and brakeset. Everything about the frame and seating is ergonomic, helping the rider to feel at home even if they have a long distance to cover before the day is done.
Syncros RP2.0 spokes and rims are included again, but this time the tyres at the front and rear are Schwalbe ONE V-Guard, offering improved protection from punctures and generally faster rolling over the tarmac.
Scott Solace Premium
For the Solace Premium’s frame Scott lays on HMX-Net carbon fibre, which is not only more rigid but also lighter thanks to the removal of the cosmetic exterior layer. In short, it is the kind of component that you would want to see on a range-topping road bike.
A Syncros Carbon FL1.0 ECL seatpost is mounted with an RR1.0 saddle, with RL1,1 spokes and rims keeping things together on the wheelset and the Schwalbe ONE V-Guard tyres also returning for more on the Solace Premium.