Scott Speedster Range Review
The Scott Speedster range of road bikes is built for the long run, which means that each of the models will provide mile after mile of consistent performance thanks to hard-wearing alloy frames and durable components. There are plenty of options within the Scott Speedster family, so you should be able to find a bike that meets your budgetary requirements.
Scott Speedster S50
The Speedster S50 features a double butted alloy frame with road-ready geometry which is efficient and comfortable over significant distances.
The fork blends both carbon and alloy to reduce the weight and improve the strength and flexibility of the bike’s front end without compromising its overall stiffness, which leaves power transfer intact.
Shimano components from the Sora and 2300 ranges help to keep the drivetrain affordable, while the Scott Comp brakes continue this theme of reliable affordability, which never results in any kind of cheap feeling to the real world performance of the Scott Speedster S50.
Scott Speedster S40
On the Speedster S40, you get a new compact crankset from Shimano, with the Tiagra and Sora groupsets a welcome addition to the 6061 alloy frame.
The carbon fork and alloy steerer at the front grip onto Alex Race 28 Aero Profile rims wrapped in Conteniental Ultra Sport tyres, for fast acceleration and good performance on the tarmac in all conditions.
Scott Speedster S30
As the Scott Speedster range is incrementally upgraded as you rise through the models, the S30 introduces the full, uninhibited selection of Shimano Tiagra components across the crankset, shifters, derailleur and more.
The Scott Pro SCBR-525 brakes are new for 2012 and help to further keep down the weight of the bike while letting you control your speed and improve your confidence at the same time.
Scott Speedster S20
The weight of the Speedster family creeps ever lower and by using the Shimano 105 groupset the S20 is close to becoming Scott’s lightest road bike in this wallet-friendly range.
The Scott Carbon/Al seat post goes some way to ensuring that this bike is less of a burden than its more affordable siblings, while the Scott Road Team seat and overall geometrical setup ensures that you are able to position yourself in a comfortable manner that will be conducive to long distance rides where energy levels are kept up.
Scott Speedster S10
The Scott Speedster S10 sits at the top of the range and will have to be considered alongside bikes that are from more high profile, expensive groups of cycles.
The hydro formed tubing of the 6061 alloy frame is still on hand, proving that it is as worth on the S10 as it was on the S50. Scott has added the Shimano Ultegra groupset for the drivetrain, while the Shimano BR-R561 brakes do their bit at the front and rear.
The integration of Ultegra components helps to cut the weight of the bike further, with carbon and special Hollowtech II features ensuring that there is nothing too obvious compromising the lightness of the ride.
The Scott Speedster range is intended to appeal to those who want to combine performance with affordability, allowing you to use each model for competition, fitness or general touring. Each is tuned more towards performance than it is comfort, so a Speedster might not be entirely suited to a casual cyclist. However, for those who want high end performance without the associated costs, a Speedster could be a good selection. The benefit of having a range that includes a variety of bikes with different component specs is that individuals can pick bikes that cater to their tastes and capabilities.
Scott Speedster 10 Standard Specifications
- Front Fork: Speedster Carbon
- Rear Shock: N/A
- Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700 GRAY
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700 GRAY
- Gears: 20
- Chainring: Shimano Ultegra 6700 53/39T
- Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6700
- Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6700
- Brakes: Shimano BR-R561 Black Super SLR Dual pivot
- Wheels: Shimano WH R501A Black 20 Front / 24 Rear
- Tyres: Schwalbe Lugano 700 × 23 C