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I can choose between a Scott RC 949 frame or a Trek Superfly Elite. The one I choose will be built with Specialized carbon wheel, XX-equipement and Rotor cranks.
I have had some different Scott frames before, but I have never used a Trek before. What would you choose and why? The Trek will be a little cheaper than the Scott!
 

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Doing just a quick glance at the geometry, they look fairly similar.

My vote goes to the Scott (I have one :thumbsup:). The rear brake is post mount and is set inside the stays so that brake forces don't flex the seat stays. The seat stays are also designed to flex for added vibration damping (you can definitely feel it). This is why you don't want the brake doing it for you. Also, the Scott is lighter. One thing to keep in mind though, the seat post is massive and you may have to upgade both your post and FD.
 

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Silentfoe, I have been trying to figure out what bike I want. I have a aluminum frame HT now. I have been looking at FS for a while but now I am thinking about carbon. I just need something to knock the edge off. Scott Scale Pro has caught my eye. So the damping works pretty good?
 

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Go with a regular Trek Superfly instead of the Elite. It's the same frame and sounds like you are taking off all the parts that make the Elite, "Elite" :) Even cheaper.

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I love my Superfly HT (as much as I can love a hard tail), but the G2 stuff is annoying. I was thinking I should treat myself to a new Terralogic fork for it this spring, but it is not available from Fox in G2. I would have to buy a regular fork, plus the Terralogic cartridge, then swap cartridges, etc.

So in a complete about face, I bought a closeout rigid fork for the thing! On smooth trails, it is an amazing transmitter of pedal power!
 

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Trhoppe: I don't want the Fox RL fork on the regular Superfly, so I have to buy the Elite to get the RLC fork in G2 edition.

If I choose the Scott, it will cost me more than the Trek Superfly Elite, but in the fist place I actually ordered a Scott 29'er Pro, and it should have been here right now, but Scott just informed me, that they can't deliver right now, but I can get a frame in mid april.
 

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ghostrider911 said:
Silentfoe, I have been trying to figure out what bike I want. I have a aluminum frame HT now. I have been looking at FS for a while but now I am thinking about carbon. I just need something to knock the edge off. Scott Scale Pro has caught my eye. So the damping works pretty good?
Yes, it really works. At first I had to keep checking my rear tire pressure because I thought I was losing air. There was no way the frame was providing that much "give". Tire pressure was good and steady and it is definitely the frame. This is going to be a great endurance race bike.
 

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The Subaru Race team uses non-G2 forks on their bikes. It may be worth looking into the Fox. There have been multiple articles where folks comment the steering is still great.

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I love my Superfly HT (as much as I can love a hard tail), but the G2 stuff is annoying. I was thinking I should treat myself to a new Terralogic fork for it this spring, but it is not available from Fox in G2. I would have to buy a regular fork, plus the Terralogic cartridge, then swap cartridges, etc.

So in a complete about face, I bought a closeout rigid fork for the thing! On smooth trails, it is an amazing transmitter of pedal power!
 
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