Scott Scale 35 XC Hardtail

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Sizes S, M, L, XL
  • Weight 11.20 kg 24.67 lbs
  • Frame Scott Scale Alloy 7005 DB hydrafrom monocoque tubes V dropout design Delta SST bridge / Integ. HT BOX chainstay bridge
  • Fork Fox 32 F100RL / Air spring alloy steerer / reb. adj / Lockout Quad taperd lowers / 100 mm travel
  • Headset FSA Nr.9 / 1 1/8"" / alloy cups semi integrated 44/50mm
  • Derailleur (Rear) Shimano XT RD-M772 SGS Shadow Type / 27 Speed
  • Derailleur (Front) Shimano XT FD-M770 / 34.9mm
  • Shifters Shimano XT SL-M770 Rapidfire Plus / 2 way release w/gear indicator
  • Brake Levers Shimano XT BL-M775 Disc
  • Brakes Shimano BR-M775 Disc 180/F and 160/R mm CL RT62 Rotor
  • Crankset Shimano XT FC-M770 hollowtech 2 44Ax32Ax22A T
  • BB-Set Shimano Cartridge / 68mm shell
  • Handlebar Scott Hot Rod OS 31.8mm Flat / 600 mm / 5° bend
  • H'stem Scott Pro 4 Bolt / OS 31.8mm 1-1/8"" / 6° angle
  • Pedals Shimano PD-M520 Clipless pedal
  • Seatpost Scott Comp / 31.6mm
  • Seat Scott Racing / CROM rails
  • Hub (Front) Shimano XT HB-M775 Disc CL
  • Hub (Rear) Shimano XT FH-M775 Disc CL
  • Chain Shimano CN-HG53
  • Cassette Shimano CS-M580 11-32 T
  • Spokes DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
  • Rims Mavic XM-317 32H / Black
  • Tires Scott Ozon 26 x 2.0 / 120TPI Kevlar Bead single compound 70a

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane Australia

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2011

    Strengths:    Light frame and great climber. Very short chain stay and light front end. High speed stability is good and has good manners over fast rollong country.

    Weaknesses:    Better for endurance than single track. Short chain stay and long tubes biases the weight rear. Not a bad thing but you need to weight the front a bit more in corners.

    Bottom Line:   
    A bike for a purpose. Fantastic geometry and weight for climbing and fast open trails. If you rock single track and techncial buy somethign else. That said, its and hard tail and and few hardtails compete with duelleys in the rough stuff

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    Favorite Trail:   Camp Mountain

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   private

    Similar Products Used:   Scott Aspect 20, GTs

    Bike Setup:   XT drive train and brakes, Filix Gobi seat, Marvic Cross trail wheels, Manitou R7 Forks, 70mm stem and 35mm riser

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bubblesgb a Racer from Canada

    Date Reviewed: November 12, 2010

    Strengths:    Frame, brakes, SEAT!!!, shifters, all SRAM, color, handling,tires

    Weaknesses:    NONE. Would prefer the higher end Rocket Ron's. no biggie.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike for cross country. Handles corners great and accelerates up hills good. It has great components from the factory and they are very reliable. I have never had a SRAM bike before, and i am never going back to Shimano. The seat is also very comfortable.
    This is how i run the fork and tires
    108 lb rider, 5ft 9in.
    85 psi in +
    60 psi in -
    Rebound set in middle, roughly 8 clicks rabbit +
    38 psi in front tire, 40 in rear.
    consider going to a 160mm front rotor, some people have said it is to powerful (185mm).

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    Favorite Trail:   Bur Oak

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2100.00

    Purchased At:   Gord's Ski and Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Giant XTC 2 2009 (POS)

    Bike Setup:   Easton monkeylite 25.4 low rise, bontrager lime green handlebar wrap, Easton XC one wheels, Shimano XT crank, SRAM PG-990 cassette, carbon bar end clamps, Jagwire white Ripcord der. housing, carbon water bottle cage and cateye micro wireless cyclocomputer. Might go to X.0 green shifters and derailleur.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aris a Cross Country Rider from Greece

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 2010

    Strengths:    Very light, carbon frame, nice geometry, fast rolling and stiff.

    Weaknesses:    None so far...

    Bottom Line:   
    Just perfect! I've been riding a dirt bike that I've convert it to a xc and its weight was about 15kg... When I got the scale on my hands I notice an amazing diference in weight; it was 5kilos lighter! Its geometry is very nice. Back wheel keeps rolling without spining and the front stays stady on the ground. Very good fork with remote lock out, shifters are very fast, very very strong brakes nice for one finger braking. This bike is really amazing, it has a very light frame that you can spend money on it, you can save some weight without much money. If you want a light, carbon, mtb bike without braking the bank then buy this one ;-)

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    Favorite Trail:   Every road with soil :-P

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1800.00

    Purchased At:   RedZeppelin

    Similar Products Used:   My first ht xc bike

    Bike Setup:   Scott scale 35 2010 Large

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Veda a Cross Country Rider from Indonesia

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2010

    Strengths:    Super frame. Stiff with racing geometry and cheaper than Giant XTC Advanced frame. X9 shifter is awesome without the unnecessary cost of the X0. The Reba SL fork is sufficiently light. The stock Scott handlebar is also surprisingly just as light as some carbon bars.

    Weaknesses:    Juicy 3.5 brakes while strong are problematic since the pad clearance is too narrow and there is no way to adjust the pad contact. Truvative crank is heavier than cheaper Shimanos. Wheels need replacing with something lighter but the overall weight of the full bike for stock is already amazing for the price.

    Bottom Line:   
    Unbeatable carbon hardtail for the money. 4 stars because a 5 star would be the perfect bike which probably doesn't exist until you get to the $5000 range.

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    Favorite Trail:   Melimbra

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   Many

    Bike Setup:   Bought stock 2009 model then replaced everything except for the brakes with top parts.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by frezdin a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2009

    Strengths:    Light weigh, stiff (and tough!) frame, good value.

    Weaknesses:    Some of the components are not at quite the same standard as the frame could justify.

    Bottom Line:   
    A really good value hardtail for someone that wants a really good value cross country hardtail. It's light and stiff giving a really responsive ride. Because of this I've found that it opened up new options on the trail, with the ability to just put the wheels where you want them, even if this is on the other side of the trail!!

    Moving to a carbon frame seems to have improved comfort as a lot of the noise (such as road noise or drive train noise) is damped out by the frame. Comparing this back to aluminum dualies the difference is quite noticeable. That is, the carbon cuts out the high frequency end of the spectrum (such as road noise), which can get uncomfortable, but transmits the low frequency (associated with sizable bumps and obstacles) quite efficiently giving a stiff and responsive feeling. Aluminum dualies I've tries have felt like they gave exactly the opposite spectral behavior. The carbon frame seems at least as tough as aluminum equivalents, if not more so. The aversion that is out there to carbon frames does not seem justified.

    The choice of components represents (including the forks) good value, as it is spec'ed at a level where you are getting a high level of performance, but avoiding the extra cost associated with the top of the line parts. For example, Avid Juicy 3s and X9 shifters are really most of what the Juicy 5s and X0 are, but also avoid that extra cost premium. Unless you really need that extra bit of performance that more expensive components provide, dropping down one or two levels as done on this bike is a good decision.

    In terms of specific components, giving the front brake a 185 mm rotor is a much appreciated step up in performance! The forks seem plenty stiff enough to match the frame so certainly round out the package nicely.

    Overall it is quite a specific cross country bike, and will suit anyone that wants a good cross county bike well. Sticking with a hard tail at this level give very good value for money, and for a lot of conditions the move to a carbon frame will give better comfort as compared to dual suspension. For example, over hardpack, in urban conditions or for out of the saddle riding this bike is particularly strong.

    More aggressive racers will probably already be looking at something more expensive, less experienced riders probably wont be able to justify the extra cost, and some people will just be better suited to a dualie anyway. But if your looking at this bike I've found it does what is says is will and there's a good chance that it will suit you well.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Favourite Cyles, Man

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Cindercone

    Bike Setup:   Standard 9009 model out of the box.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by holmi a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, Australia

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 2008

    Strengths:    Value for money, top looks & quality components - I'm a Shimano fan!

    Weaknesses:    Flat bar not my preference & LX 32T cassette (everyting else is XT?)

    Bottom Line:   
    When I first took this baby out I thought it had a motor compared to my Anthem. It really accellerates & climbs - I suppose like a hard tail should. I have had hard tails in the past, but this one feels more agile & has killer looks.
    The new Fox fork does the job up front & the XT bits keep it all moving along & stopping. The riser bar increased my confidence on decents & the XT cassette provides a better range & a lower gear for middle ring climbing.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gap Creek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2400.00

    Purchased At:   Cyclelogical

    Similar Products Used:   I have a Giant Anthem 1 2007

    Bike Setup:   Popped my Chris King / Mavic 819 UST wheelset on this sweet bike - the red hubs enhance the bling. Changed the flat bar for riser & short stem (same as set up as the Sparke) & changed the cassette to XT 34T.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by SCT_62 a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, Australia

    Date Reviewed: June 24, 2008

    Strengths:    High quality components and frame.
    Rapid acceleration.
    Great hill climber.
    Very stable on descents.

    Weaknesses:    None as yet

    Bottom Line:   
    5 out of 5 for XC trail riding.
    5 out of 5 for XC racing.
    5+ out of 5 for hill climbing.
    XT brakes are powerful, quiet and smooth.
    Fox forks are strong and light.
    Frame is very well made - it transfers all the power from the pedal strokes - probably explains the acceleration you feel.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any hilly XC trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Lonsdale St Cyclery,

    Similar Products Used:   Norco nitro hardtail - good bike

    Bike Setup:   Scott Scale 35 hardtail - standard set up

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