Scott Comp Racing Bike 1998 or Older

4.55/5 (33 Reviews)


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Scott Comp Racing


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ScottC a Cross Country Rider from Springfield, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2010

Strengths:    Frame and wheels are phenominal - good climber, great over the rough stuff, stable and fast on descents. A better bike than I am a rider.

Weaknesses:    Well, I bought this used - it's a '98 I think, bought in 2010, so it needed a couple of things - but not much! Ditched the quirky handlebars for some slight riser bars and the front fork was frozen so I put on a Pilot I had sitting around and I just LOVE this bike.

Bottom Line:   
I buy and refurb old road and mountain bikes and if I love them I keep them. This one is definitely a keeper - it's both my go-to bike for slopping around AND my bike when I want speed. I have much nicer bikes that sit unused while I go out and blast around worry-free on this baby. The geometry feels a bit hunched over to me (might be a bit too small) but it offers exceptional control, tight stable steering, fast stable descents, planted climbs - really just connects to the singletrack. Excellent bike and being steel, if taken care of, should last and last and offer that wonderful ride.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Individual

Similar Products Used:   Just about everything in its class - Cannondales, Gary Fishers, Specialized, Redline, etc.

Bike Setup:   Original frame, wheelset, shifters, brakes, derailleurs, seat. Replaced stem, fork, bars, grips, tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jostein Fossbakk a Cross Country Rider from Tromsø, Norway

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2007

Strengths:    This review is for the Scott comp racing with the Tange 696 LiteFlite tubing. (steelframe). It is light, very quick and responsive, but still rides smooth. A very nice and light steelframe.

Weaknesses:    No Disctabs (on this bike I would´nt want any), Can rust if scratches are not taken care of. The geometry is originally suited for a short travel fork (60-70 mm)I use a 80 mm SID and it is no problem, it only rides better on the descents, but is still very quickturning.

Bottom Line:   
This frame has amased me with its riding qualities. I got it as a gift from a friend, and suspected it to ride very well based on the kind of tubing used, its weight, and the geometry. All my expectations came true. I have ridden competitions with it that is very rocky and it is built very solid. I love my MB2, but have to (reluctantly)admit that this steelframe is lighter and have a more springy feel to it. I have grat fun with this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Curvy singeltrack anywhere

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Lots of alubikes, and I own a Bridgestone MB2.

Bike Setup:   Have built up this bike from just the frame: SID fork, xtr/517 wheels, Scott scale stem, Kalloy uno seatpost (26.2 mm is hard to find). Sram rocket shorty shifters, xtr derr., Wtb rocket w stealth saddle, Control-tech handlebar. Shimano hollowtech crank. Hutchinson python air light/ Continental twister supersonic (depending on the terrain i am riding)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jamie Berridge a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2005

Strengths:    Extremely light, with sorted handling.

Weaknesses:    colour scheme (!) needs a few upgrades / component changes

Bottom Line:   
This bike has the potential to be a fantastic hardtail. It's very light, climbs well, and flows beatifully down singletrack. The original Judy fork was too heavy and too soft, and the bar and stem need to be changed for a shorter stem / riser combo. Do that, and you're on to a winner.

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Favorite Trail:   most...

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   Marin, GT, Trek...

Bike Setup:   LX / XT drivetrain
LX v brakes
Rockshox Duke SL
Mavix 717 / XT wheels
riser bar, shorter stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Les a Weekend Warrior from Augusta, GA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2002

Strengths:    mostly good Components, fairly light, great geometry, Clear coated Cro-Mo frame looks like Ti.

Weaknesses:    Neon colors have gone out of fashion

Bottom Line:   
My bike is a 1993 model. Not the lightest bike out there, but pretty damn good for a mid-level bike. The higher end Scotts had Tange Prestige tubing. My Schwinn has that tubeset and is too flexy for me (because I am too portly). This bike has held up very well over the years, and is still in great shape, even after some hard get-offs.

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Favorite Trail:   All of 'em

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $620.00

Purchased At:   AAFES Sports Store, Germany

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn PDG-90

Bike Setup:   Tange MTB Cro-Moly tubing, Full LX Gruppo, Rapidfire plus shifters had to be replaced due to wearout. Mavic 231 wheels (sweet), Suntour XC Pro pedals with Power Grips, Inmotion HFS saddle, Kalloy Seatpost and stem, Dia-Compe Aheadset, Scott AT-2 bars, Replaced standard SRP-1 rigid fork with '97 Manitou Pro suspension fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fuzzy Palmer a Racer from Moab, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2001

Strengths:    Gruppo, steering, geometry, climbing

Weaknesses:    stock rims.

Bottom Line:   
This bike kicks! This bike is a great racer. It is made for climbing and fast singletrack. It isn't set up as a great decender but it hasn't stopped me yet.....What is the difference between pink and purple??? YOUR GRIP!! Hang the Hell on and lets haul!! I gave this bike 5 flaming turds for value and overall rating since it handles everything that stands in it's way...!

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Favorite Trail:   Poison Spider Mesa

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Rim Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Trek 8000, Trek OCLV, Specialized Stumpjumper, Schwinn Homegrown

Bike Setup:   Mixed XT/LX drivetrain, Ringle/Mavic wheelset, Answer/Manitou fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DUNCAN CRONIN a Cross Country Rider from BRISTOL ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2001

Strengths:    Fantastic looking bike. Very responsive and quick. Love the Judy SL forks.

Weaknesses:    Seat post squeaks. Poor quality rims (ZAC 19). Until I stripped the Judy SL down and upped the travel to 100mm (changing the fork oil while I was at it) they felt very stiff and jumpy.

Bottom Line:   
A top rate entry level bike. If your looking for a bike that doesn't need upgrading then stay clear. This bike does!
In particular the rims (already beginning to mark and warp) although i dont think the spec that i got was a standard Scott spec. Also going to upgrade the brakes to Hayes or Hope hydraulic disks when i have the cash. The poor braking performance propably has something to do with the poor quality rims (again!) but with extreme stopping power this bike will be unstopable!

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Favorite Trail:   ANYWHERE RIDEABLE

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Fred Baker Cycles, Bristol, UK

Similar Products Used:   Various hard-tail bikes over the last few years

Bike Setup:   Scott Comp Racing Biaxle frame, 2000
LX V-brakes and shifters
XT Rear mech, LX front mech with LX shifters
Judy SL forks, 2000
ZAC 19 rims on LX hubs
LX Chainset
Scott stem, seat post and seat
Club Roost DH Sport bar
Odyssey Blackwidow pedals
Velociraptor Kevlar tyres

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by GRAHAM DANGERFIELD a Racer from KEITHLEY

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2001

Strengths:    NONE

Weaknesses:    THIS BIKE IS A JOKE I CAN'T BELIEVE I SPENT £600 ON SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A GIRLS BIKE.IVE ALREADY BROKEN TWO FRAMES,TWO WHEELS,ONE SEAT POST,AND A SET OF FORKS. ALL THE BOYS AT SCHOOL TAKE THE PI££ WHEN I TURN UP ON MY SCOTT, I WISH I WOULD HAVE KEPT MY ZASKAR WHICH IS ONE OF THE BEST BIKES MONEY CAN BUY.THANKS SCOTT

Bottom Line:   
DON'T EVEN CONSIDER BUYING ONE OF THESE,A ZASKAR IS WHAT YOU WANT. THE SCOTT ONLY DESERVES ONE FLAMING FART BECAUSE IT'S GOT NICE VALVE CAPS.

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Favorite Trail:   BACK GARDEN

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   CARBOOT

Similar Products Used:   GT ZASKAR THE BEST

Bike Setup:   BENDY FRAME, SOFT FORKS, BUCKLED WHEELS, NO SEAT,AND BAR ENDS.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peter poone a Weekend Warrior from auckland, new zealand

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2000

Strengths:    Great climbing abilities. Light. Excellent view form the cockpit.

Weaknesses:    Hard ass seat. Handle bars.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for weekend warriors. Certainly suitable for trials. Rides better with riser bars.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by steve kirk a Weekend Warrior from yorkshire

Date Reviewed: December 17, 1999

Strengths:    
exellent cockpit layout
quality component mix


Weaknesses:    
hard saddle


Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE IS A REPLACEMENT FOR MY MARIN BEAR VALLEY SE WHITCH WAS STOLEN! THIS BIKE RULES! ITS FAR SUPERIOR TO THE MARIN IN EVERY WAY.THIS BIKE INSPIRES CONFIDENCE AND LETS YOU DO THINGS YOU ONLY DREAMED OF BEFORE.

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Favorite Trail:   
the lakes

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   
lx/xt components
judy sl forks
(standard 2000 model

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Fire Rat a Cross-Country Rider from new castle

Date Reviewed: July 21, 1999

Strengths:    
-Light
-Strong
-Reliable
-Great Value


Weaknesses:    
Cheap stock components and hard saddle, lack of technical support.


Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike I got it on sale from $1000.00 for $599.00! But so far I've spent $300.00 on total upgrades and its still less than retail.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
1992 Huffy Dirt Water 18 speed (36 lbs.).


Bike Setup:   
Aluminum frame, XTR front brakes, XT/LX Drivetrain, Azonic, 1997 Rockshox Indy XC(soon to be 1999 Judy XC)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by BLAZE a Cross-Country Rider from CHICAGO IL

Date Reviewed: June 30, 1999

Bottom Line:   
NEED DEALERS SCOTT OR WHEELER

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Pat DInnocenzo a Cross-Country Rider from Littleton, Colarado

Date Reviewed: May 27, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, Responsive, Comfortable, GREAT frame!!


Weaknesses:    
Some stock components sucked ie. victor pedals, techno brake levers


Bottom Line:   
Excellent on singletrack. Now that suspension is upgraded to ManitouSX it's great on the downhills too. This is a fun bike to thrash around. Very predictable handling. Responsive climbing. Fits like a glove.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Schwinn Homegrown FS
Performance Aluminum Hardtail


Bike Setup:   
Stock -RS Mag21 now upgraded to Manitou SX
Gripshift shift and brake, LX/XT mix, Mavic rims, IRC Mythos tires, Avid 2.0 brakes (upgrade), 737 pedals

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, sharp handling, standard kit good for price.


Weaknesses:    
Seatpost slips, front shock OK for road but not rough stuff. Squeaky LX brakes.


Bottom Line:   
Bought it second-hand, 18 months old, for NZ$500 (USS250). Bargain. Terrific controlability, short wheelbase handling, light weight. Not sure about the Gripshift or LX brake pads, but the rest of the drivetrain is top-notch.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Søren Hnasen a Cross-Country Rider from Århus, Denmark

Date Reviewed: May 8, 1999

Strengths:    
The frame is what basically makes this bike. Light, strong and very well-balanced. The LX-serie does the job too. Personally I was very surprised by the handeling of the T2. An allround very nice suspension fork at a decent price.


Weaknesses:    
The brake levers and brakes are not quality on the same level as the rest. Havent had serious truoble, but it could be starting


Bottom Line:   
A super bike, at an affordable price. Where is the Scott-hhomepage?

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Favorite Trail:   
Carano, Italy

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
Complete LX, except brakes (Avid), Rock Shox Judy T2, Mavic rims.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Fernando Tibau a Cross-Country Rider from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Date Reviewed: April 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Frame, Brakes, Crankset, Rims


Weaknesses:    
Suspension, Pedals, Brake Levers


Bottom Line:   
I'm 210 lb. The bike flexes a little bit in the biggest bumps but gives comfort and doesn’t brake. My frame has several falls and no problems. Brake boosters are imperative! Also it should have received a stronger suspension (like Judy XC). Scott pedals should not like mud as they do. LX Brake pads and TEKTRO Brake Levers... forget about it! Overall: 3.

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Favorite Trail:   
Vista Chinesa

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Bike Setup:   
Indy XC, LX Cogset,
LX Front Derailleur,
XT Rear Derailleur,
LX V-Brakes

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