Scott Scale 20 XC Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Scale Carbon / IMP3 technology / HMF NET
  • Tapered Headtube / PM 160 Disc
  • Carbon dropout / PFBB92
  • Replaceable hanger
  • SDS shock damping system
  • Fox 32 F100 RL / Air spring
  • Rebound adjustable
  • Remote Lockout left / Tapered
  • 100 mm travel
  • 9.70 kg / 21.37 lbs

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 16  
    [Jun 23, 2020]
    ryumtb


    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Amazing racing machine. Very light and suprt fast! Just point it up-hills, and pedal hard! And enjoy the magic of reaching the top of the mountain fastest than ever!

    Weakness:

    Coming from an AM/Enduro background, going downhill on this bike makes me feel a bit awkward. It takes some getting used to to adjust to its XC racing geometry

    Price Paid:
    1000
    Purchased:
    Used  
    Model Year:
    2009
    [Mar 22, 2012]
    BassKook
    All Mountain Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Quick acceleration
    Climbing
    Cornering
    Stiff, yet forgiving over obstacles

    Weakness:

    Stock saddle and handlebar

    Review for 2012 model: Simply put, this is an all out XC racer. Quick right out of the gate, extremely stable in slow technical sections, and corners well at higher speeds. Very well built bike, and seems like it will stand the test of time. A great bike for anyone looking to fly through their local singletrack, or who wants to make the climb to the top an easy one. Have been riding it 5+ times a week for several weeks now, and I can't get enough!

    [Sep 09, 2011]
    scottscale30
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Very light, great handling, stiff

    Weakness:

    Can be nervous in downhill sections, but I have a narrow flat handlebar

    This bike is meant for racing, and for that purpose, it is brilliant.

    Similar Products Used:

    Giant ATX 840, Specialized Epic (still own the Epic)

    [Aug 14, 2009]
    Anonymous
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    The faster you ride this bike the more it comes alive. It's favorite habitat is on fast swooping single track and tight technical terrain. The compact geometry and the stiffness of the frame make it a great climber and the handling is precise and crisp. Think float like butterfly sting like a bee. As I stated earlier this bike is made to go fast and on a good day with strong legs it inspires devotion and praise.

    Weakness:

    The rear triangle is super stiff and can cause loss of traction on out of the saddle climbs. XT brake calipers stick and squeal at times. The breaking in the rear sends a vibrating sensation up through the frame. Original aluminum seat post popped and pinged like crazy.

    Once I got the riser bars and carbon seat post and saddle in order this bike was ready for the 3 to six hour epics that I like to do. I have ridden it over all types of terrain from Tahoe to the Sierra Nevada foothills and all around the bay area. It can handle anything but most rocky technical stuff that you need a full suspension rig to ride. If you want a bike that is fast, nimble, and light and your rides often include a fair amount of blacktop to get to the trail head I can't think of a better bike.

    [Jun 09, 2009]
    Wayne Gregson
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light weight, high end components, responsive frame, good turn in. Low rolling resistance from Rocket Rons and light wheels. An easy bike to ride uphill especially if you can lock out the fork

    Weakness:

    some slippage with carbon seat post. No remote lock out for fork

    a great hardtail for cross country racing on smoother trails. Not so great for harder, rocky tracks beyond my technical competence - concern for breaking the carbon frame when I go down!!

    Similar Products Used:

    Avanti agressor pro hard tail

    [Oct 24, 2008]
    Justin
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Great overall bike balance, light weight, Good overall performance and handling

    Weakness:

    may be a little unforgiving for new riders likeme

    I would buy this bike again and again but would considder Scott Duel suspension bike for a change.

    Overall strong, fast, light, comfortable bike to ride very smooth on road.

    [Apr 11, 2006]
    Martin Cox
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Climbs excellent, Super reliable and amazing acceleration out of corners.

    Weakness:

    Stock tires flat real easy and are super thin.

    Best Hardtail on the market. I fyou want to win on a hardtail, then this is the bike to do it on.

    Similar Products Used:

    Scott Scale 40 for training bike.

    [Aug 15, 2007]
    kay maddox
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Geometry is perfect for me. Stiff, lite, responsive. Makes climbing much easier. Descents are effortless also

    Weakness:

    No complaints here.

    I finally have the bike that I want and need for xc racing. The geometry is optimal for a female racer, sorry guys, but its true. Women who want a serious race bike should check it out.

    Similar Products Used:

    Klein Race Attitude, not similar but much better than Specialized Epic

    [Feb 05, 2006]
    Scott
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light, strong, fast, looks good and has my name on it!

    Weakness:

    Standard alloy bars let it down, swap to carbon.

    At this price all the bikes are good and spec'd similar, so it comes down to personal preference. The carbon frame is very light, stiff and looks good. None of the components need upgrading. The bike accelerates very quickly and climbing hills is now fun, just have to be careful not to wheelspin too much as you pass riders on "heavy" bikes...

    [Mar 20, 2007]
    slartiblartfaster
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Speed, efficiency, ultra-lightness, outstandingly agile handling, surprisingly compliant ride. Must be the fastest frame out there for XC. Would be a good choice for long-distance XC endurance events.

    Weakness:

    None except the standard saddle, an XC bumbreaker replaced with a Gobi Nisene after the first ride.

    If you have to have one bike this could be it. It's very light, so you'd reasonably expect the speed. What will exceed your expectations is the way this bike delivers: pedal effort feels hot-wired to the rear wheel, the SDS damping makes the ride very comfortable, and the XC single-track handling is a match for anything else I've ridden. It's hard to put into words, but you always feel it's got another level of performance lurking if you need it. The only place the Blur totally beats it is on rough, rocky and rutted terrain - but ultimately of course they are different animals.
    In fact the only problem I've had with the Scale 20 is that it's too fast - if you ride it flat out on good XC terrain you might find you might find yourself suspected of using banned substances...

    Similar Products Used:

    Was looking at building a Giant XTC carbon custom, but this on an end-of-year deal was just ridiculously good value. The 20 is only half a kilo heavier and lists much cheaper than the 10, so is probably the best value point in the range. Other bike is a custom Blur LT configured more for downhill.

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