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It's in!!! I went down to the shop today to take some pics and to pick her up. We had fun building it and I feel like a proud new papa. I will not be providing any ride reports in the near future due to my reluctance to put this bike out in our horrible weather. Sorry for that.

The weight came in at 21lbs, 9 oz for an XL, without pedals. This is bone stock. As you will see, there is some definite weight to be lost in easy areas. The wheels are tanks and should be swapped out immediately or kept as training only wheels. The rear definitely only clears the 2.2's. As it is, the burrs on the new tires hit the stays. If you look closely you'll see that the front XX rings are 39t/26t and not the 42t/28t as advertised. A plus in my book. Let me know if you have any other questions about it.

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A few more. If you look close, you might have noticed that the rear is a 10mm axle.
 

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I have to give props to my LBS in Saratoga Springs, Utah...Epic Biking...for working so hard to get this bike here and built within my budget. Thanks Dan.
 

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Nice....for the go-fast days when you don't need the Sultan!
 

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Silentfoe said:
The weight came in at 21lbs, 9 oz for an XL, without pedals. This is bone stock.
Don't let Spinning Lizard see that.:p

Scott lists the RC at 21.15 lbs bone stock for their website (most likely a size medium as most companies use to post their weights). And your size XL looks sweet. Enjoy.

Could it be that Scott is coming in at their listed weights for the 2011 line up?:cool:

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@Vermont29er- I'm not very worried about the rear tire clearance, the is an XC/Endurance race rocket and it isn't a SS so I probably will never want for anything larger. I will be trying 2.25 RaRa's and the new Maxis Ikon. I'll post up pics when I try them out but my intent is to wear out the RoRo's first.

@donny55- It is most definitely W/O the cassette. The rims do have a rim strip in them to set up tubeless but even that doesn't justify the weight. These wheels will make a good, burly (for XC) training wheelset. I've already got a set of Stans Crests with American classic hubs on the way.

@hollywood33- All I can tell you is that retail is $6300. :D. I do business with the local shop and secured a screaming deal that precluded me from purchasing any other bike. My second choice was the Cannondale flash but that was only for the ride quality of the frame. The big C just didn't offer that bang for the buck on components. XO? really? on a top of the line XC race rig? Still...a very nice bike.

@brucebrown- You're right, not very many manufacturers are spot on with their weights any more. This bike can easily drop a couple pounds with new wheels/rotors/grips and tires. Honestly I'm a little bummed that, with a top of the line bike, I'm still having to find ways to drop weight but hey, any real weight weenie always is. :thumbsup:
 

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@hollywood33- All I can tell you is that retail is $6300. :D. I do business with the local shop and secured a screaming deal that precluded me from purchasing any other bike. My second choice was the Cannondale flash but that was only for the ride quality of the frame. The big C just didn't offer that bang for the buck on components. XO? really? on a top of the line XC race rig? Still...a very nice bike.
Ouch.... Too rich for my blood.... :(


Beautiful bike man.... Enjoy!!!!
 

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Thanks for the post Silentfoe! Can't wait to get mine! However I'm going to do the same as you. I'll race my SS in the winter/spring slop, and hold off on the Scale RC 29 till it dries out a little. I am a little bummed about the wheels. Oh well. It's an opportunity for me to get one more set of wheels. Cheers!
 

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Jealous Much!! ^

I will be going to St. George over MLK holiday but I will only be bringing my Sultan. St.G has had snow (even Las Vegas!) and most of the trails may be questionable. I might just end up on a lonely vacation from the kids.

The wheels are definitely a good excuse to get a new set, my wife didn't even question the logic! Plus it will be nice to have a training and race set.
 

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Silentfoe,

bike looks great. Nice pics detailing it. Thanx for posting. Give us a ride report as soon as you have some miles in...
 

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The best part of that article..

"and proved that his Scale 29er accelrates like a rocket by outsprinting Absalon again for the third spot on the podium."

I get pretty tired of 26" riders telling me the limitations of my 29ers. I realize that in this case a lot of it came down to the engine but it is up against, arguably, one of the greatest engines of all time.
 

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The best part of that article..

"and proved that his Scale 29er accelrates like a rocket by outsprinting Absalon again for the third spot on the podium."
you do have to remember that it's a MBA article.....so they really say anything! The fact is that Absalon has never been a really good sprinter and would have been outsprinted on anything ridden by Nino! The bigger question for me is, what was Nino doing crashing? I'd also like to know what wheels they have those tubular dugast glued to...
 

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Nino is a great reveal of swiss team... Nino looks like a bmx'er but with resistence to race 40~50km.... Nino crash during race and recovery a third place.. over Absalon

1. VOGEL Florian – Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing 1:50:51,4
2. NÄF Ralph – Multivan Merida Biking Team +0:11,2sec
3. SCHURTER Nino – Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing +0:22,0
4. ABSALON Julien – Orbea +0:22,5
5. SAUSER Christoph – Specialized Factory Racing +0:24,5
6. KAUFMANN Lukas – Trek Brentjens-Milka +0:39,9
7. GALLATI Patrik – Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing +0:54,5
8. GIGER Fabian SG – Giant-Swiss-Team +1:01,3
9. LITSCHER Thomas – MIG-Bike-Team +1:12,0
10. FLÜCKIGER Lukas – Trek World Racing +3:14,2
 
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