Scott Sportster 30 Hybrid Bike

The Scott Sportster 30 provides the rider with the best of both worlds. It is great for urban riding, acting as your daily workhorse to get you to and from work, around the neighbourhood or back from the shops. It is also a good long distance cruiser that benefits from a Suntour NEX front suspension fork and a sporty set up that will feel less cumbersome and lumbering than some rival hybrid bike options.

The Scott Sportster 30 has all the goods to help live up to its name. As well as the absorbent front fork it has gears from Shimano and hydraulically operated disc brakes for smooth, powerful performance when you need it most. The Smart Sam tyres from Schwalbe help it to further earn its reputation, as they have good grip, enough to work on various surfaces without being so specialised as to compromise the comfort of the ride. The alloy frame holds all of this together, bringing down the weight and ensuring total strength whilst also providing enough rigidity to make acceleration and comfort bedfellows rather than arch enemies.

The Scott Sportster 30 is designed with the minimum of fuss. A black and silver frame with a few branded decals and sweeping white swooshes give it a modern, appealing look without over egging the pudding. The set up is sporty as well as safe and convenient, so it will be a good long-term investment for a cyclist who wants a bike that can kill two birds with one stone.

Scott Sportster 30 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: 6061 Alloy with double butted tubing and integrated heaDTube
  • Front Fork: Suntour NEX 4610 V2 HLO, Lockout Suspension fork 1 1/8, 700C 63mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivio FD-M430 / 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M592, Shadow Type
  • Number of Gears: 27
  • Shifters: Shimano Alivio SL-M430, R-fire plus 2
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-M430-8, with Chainguard
  • Chainrings: 48 x 36 x 26 T
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-ES-25
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50-9, 11-32 T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG53
  • Pedals: Wellgo C-128
  • Front Brake: Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M445 Disc
  • Handlebars: Scott Sportster Oversize 31.8mm 9 degrees bend, 600mm
  • Stem: Scott Comp, JD-ST57 A, Oversize 31.8mm
  • Headset: Ritchey OE Logic Zero, semi integrated
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Rigida Taurus 2000, White, 32H
  • Front Hub: Shimano HB-RM 65-CL
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-RM65-8 CL
  • Front Spokes: Stainless black, 14G / 2mm
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless black, 14G / 2mm
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Smart Sam, 700x35C
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Smart Sam, 700x35C
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Scott Sportster
  • Seatpost: Scott Comp, 31.6mm
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight: 13.60 kg / 29.96 lbs approx
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features:

Bike: Scott Sportster 30
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