Weaknesses: shocking peddles, forks could be better but their usable. brakes need to be upgraded if on fast road use, and so should triers
If you want some to ride to work in, or just a run about its great as its light, can take a small bit of punishment off road. well balanced. not the most pleasant bike to ride for hours. But its great from short to medium distances, lets say any thing from 1 meter to 4 mile
Weaknesses: Prone to breaking. In the last 8 months two scott frames have failed on me. The first a scale 40 had a fracture on the rear sub frame beside the hanger for the deraileur. This fracture clearly came from a design fault. Scott gave me a replacement scale 60 frame but this broke after three or four uses. Scott refuse to accept it as being warranty related. The top stem buckled some 12 inches back from the head stock. The frame had no major impacts only the usual feet stuck in the cleats fall.
Specialised are probably more sturdy. Scott have concentrated too much on reducing weight which gives a weeker frame not imho suitable for propert mountain biking. Friends have crashed hard on specialised with no damage to the frame.
a Cross Country Rider
from newcastle nsw australia
Date Reviewed: April 30, 2010
Strengths: Excellent frame and forks
Weaknesses: sum of the original run gear not up to hard uses eg rim's and rear derailer
Great value for money bike that you can really spec up and turn in to a full race machine. Ive been giving mine a flogging and it stands up very well climbs like a mountain goat and great on the flat.makes an excellent entry level bike
Strengths: Light weight, color sheme, 7005 aluminum frame, price. This frame is an incredible option for those who are interested in XC racing.
Weaknesses: Fork not that suitable for XC racing, Scott components a bit heavy.
I have to admit that I was looking for a frame to build a lightweight XC racing bike and what I ended up buying was this complete 2007 Scott Scale 60 bike. I did it for the frame which I found perfect for the purpose and started to put it apart and built it with all the parts that I chose (described above) because I wanted a very versatile and light XC hardtail. The result, a 23.07 lbs. cross country bike that is perfect for the use I give to it every weekend and is pretty similar to my ex road bike´s weight. Since I switched from road to mountain biking, this bike has given me a lot of joy and a lot of trail miles without the need to get use to a heavier bike.
Bike Setup: avid juicy 5 sl 203 front,185 rear,work a treat! ritchey carbon bars and seat post
a Cross Country Rider
from Saskatoon, Canada
Date Reviewed: January 23, 2009
Strengths: Nice frame, decent components for price, good agressive cockpit.
Weaknesses: No disc brakes.
I test drove every bike around- Kona, Specialized, Gary Fisher, Brodie, Devinci, Rocky Mountain and one Cannondale which I almost bought. I found the Scott to be the best deal, mostly because the frame was the best (in my opinion) for the price, and the ergonomics suited me. I'm 6"1 on a short day and 210 lbs. I've started my upgrades here and there, but basically feel that I've got one of the best aluminum hard tails on the market, and with a bit more upgrades, what more can I ask for? I ride quite hard (yes, we do have some pretty technical trails here on the prairie) and fairly often. I've put in a solid summer with it and did manage to get out a couple times with the warm up (all the way to -5). The bike is perfectly solid and has never done a bad thing. 5 stars for me..... but I can't help to wonder why more people don't score this bike higher......
Similar Products Used: Specialized Rockhopper, Stumpjumper, Giant
Bike Setup: Stock, except new Ido grips, Juicy 5 brakes front and back, XM317 Rim and Blackeye Rim with new hubs for 6 bolt discs.
from cleveland oh
Date Reviewed: January 29, 2008
Strengths: light and durable quality components locking frok
Weaknesses: cable set up for derailers and brakes
for the dollar amount this is an increadable bike. i did pick this up off ebay for a steal and was looking for used racer to take me from road racing to off road events without breaking the bank to see if I would even like it. Well I love it and this bike is to blame. there are definatly better bikes out there but even at $1000-1300ish you would be hard pressed to find a better value in terms of frame and component quality, now if they could just route the cables better i woulda given it a 4 on the overall
Bike Setup: upgraded the vbrakes to avid juicy 7s, upgraded handlebars to easton50s, new cranks and bottom bracket, mavic front rim
a Weekend Warrior
from Ulsan, South Korea
Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007
Strengths: I have the 2007 model light frame + good components
Weaknesses: maybe the frame
I use the bicycle to do serious climbing on the weekends...grades 10% and greater...on fire-access type roads. Downhills are either on the same fire-access type roads or via single track through the forest.
I find the rear tire only slips when my body placement is off, even when I'm in loose soil.
The RockShox Tora 302 fork works great for me (165lbs). I notice that it can really take the hits when screaming downhill without shocking your body.
I think the AL 7005 frame is stiff enough and does not cause you to loose power (like I’ve read in other reviews). However, the frame walls might be too thin. I have already put a very big dent in my top tube (the bike tipped over on to a large rock after I had fallen off). No problems...it only hurts to look at ! I would have gone with a bicycle with a heavier frame.
No problems with the brakes, they are working great (even downhill when its muddy).
I have some noise in the front derailleur, but I intend to have that fixed.
Bike Setup: avid carbon disc brakes, rock shox boxxer front shox, xtr front an rear derailler bontragger jones tires!!!
from lancs england
Date Reviewed: April 13, 2007
Strengths: really good frame nice and light. ready to upgrade.
Weaknesses: the rims and fork are a joke. poss the worst fork in the world.
bought this bike for the frame and once my finances were in a better state i could change the components to a better quality. shes now riding like a dream. forks and discs are a must. forks are so heavy .she now whips my brothers townsend he is bike mad.
Bike Setup: xt dual control ,with mavic 717 disc rims xt hubs.race face evolve seat post stem and bars. maz mx pro eta forks 120s
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007
Strengths: Suspension (Tora 318 U-Turn), lock pedals, rear derailer (Shimano XT) and the guear shifters that iclude breaks
Weaknesses: Bad Tires, bad breaks ... did i mention bad tires? ill repeat, bad tires!
Well i bought the 2006 model and, hell!, i only got good thigs to talk about. First of all if you are now begining a more serious XC buy it, there is nothing as good for the same price as this, it comes with every thing you might have to come ustue to the pro line of bikes exept for the disc brake, plus its already a race bike that will take any kind of course.
In 2011 I purchased a MTB for the first time in a while. I bawt a 2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (26in Wh). Loved that Bike. Ive done the 5 Boro Bike tour and recently the Tour De Queens on it. Its held up great. However, Due to the small wheel, I over tax my body doing high mileage runs.
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Anyone out there own one? Are they all on the same frame? I guess I could probably do some more research myself on the frame thing but I also want to know if there are some owners with some good ride reports. I have read some reviews but most just talk about how well they climb and how light they ar ... Read More »
I'm looking at getting a 2010 Scott Scale 60 for riding an XC route to my work and back a couple days of the week, about 30 mile round trip. Also would probably use it the odd weekend for trails (tho normally I would be on my Freeride rig).
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Need some opinions/advice on these rigs. I'm in the market for a good XC hardtail around $1700 (Australian Dollars), feel free to offer alternatives.
-Marin Eldridge Grade (EXP) 2010
-Giant XTC 2 - 2010
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