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Just brought home a new Scale 29er! Looks a lot better in person than on the website. I haven't had a chance to take it on any trails, but I'll update the thread when I get a chance and post some pictures soon.
 

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The new scale 29er looks great! may have to sell my stumpy and pick up one of these!
 

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I'm looking forward to more reviews on this bike. I checked one out at the LBS a couple weeks ago and I'm very interested in picking one up. Once the weather improves here I'll get in a good parking lot test ride. :D
 

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A lot of bike for the price IMO. Scott did a really nice job.
 

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I've had mine for about 2 weeks and it seems like a great bike so far, I've been really impressed. I also got mine for a couple hundred below msrp, made it an even better bike for the money!
 

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I believe mine will be in today. I am going to switch over parts from my RacerX 29 which is in the 25-26 lb range. Hoping the Scott will come in below 23lbs. I will post up pics and weights when I get it together.:thumbsup:

Anyone interested in a lightly used Med RacerX frame and shock.;)
 

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Well, as luck would have it, I rented one of these yesterday at Slippery Pig Bikes in Phoenix. I'd been curious how good the frame was since I'm looking for an affordable hard tail XC ride just for a change, and have been watching for any info. I flew in to Phoenix from Ohio for some work this weekend and went in a couple days early to ride. Went to Slippery Pig, had a HeiHei 29 all lined up and saw the Scott - long story short, $70 for the long weekend and I was out the door. Went straight to South Mountain, got dressed and started huffing up National Trail via Mormon Loop. I did a big chunk of it, and I'd say the majority of the climbs I was able to get up. Some of the descents are particularly gnarly here and, even though I normally ain't skeered, I was alone on a strange bike and, well, I didn't push my limits going down. But I did going UP, and I will say this is probably the best climibing bike I've ever ridden. Hooks up great in the rear and the front is very easy to loft over irregularities. This is some very technical climbing compared to anyplace I've ever ridden, and I get around a fair bit. I like the frame/bike a lot, and it's amazing for $1500 retail. Like, flat-out amazing for that price. It looks cool too. It would be very easy to drop a couple pounds off this thing, and light wheels would make this thing a Ferrari. Seat and post are really heavy but hey - they look pretty good. Steering is a tad twitchy, which is funny since I'm coming from an Intense Spider29, and it's the epitome of "quick handling". This frame, when hammering on the flats, is VERY responsive, very "racey", aggressive XC feeling, for sure. I like it. Going out today to Black Canyon to beat up on it some more.

Map (click on the END link there to see ride summary):
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104228058345337317222.00047d27fbc16f4604891&ll=33.393541,-111.984501&spn=0.034827,0.060682&z=14

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kardy said:
Well, as luck would have it, I rented one of these yesterday at Slippery Pig Bikes in Phoenix. I'd been curious how good the frame was since I'm looking for an affordable hard tail XC ride just for a change, and have been watching for any info. I flew in to Phoenix from Ohio for some work this weekend and went in a couple days early to ride. Went to Slippery Pig, had a HeiHei 29 all lined up and saw the Scott - long story short, $70 for the long weekend and I was out the door. Went straight to South Mountain, got dressed and started huffing up National Trail via Mormon Loop. I did a big chunk of it, and I'd say the majority of the climbs I was able to get up. Some of the descents are particularly gnarly here and, even though I normally ain't skeered, I was alone on a strange bike and, well, I didn't push my limits going down. But I did going UP, and I will say this is probably the best climibing bike I've ever ridden. Hooks up great in the rear and the front is very easy to loft over irregularities. This is some very technical climbing compared to anyplace I've ever ridden, and I get around a fair bit. I like the frame/bike a lot, and it's amazing for $1500 retail. Like, flat-out amazing for that price. It looks cool too. It would be very easy to drop a couple pounds off this thing, and light wheels would make this thing a Ferrari. Seat and post are really heavy but hey - they look pretty good. Steering is a tad twitchy, which is funny since I'm coming from an Intense Spider29, and it's the epitome of "quick handling". This frame, when hammering on the flats, is VERY responsive, very "racey", aggressive XC feeling, for sure. I like it. Going out today to Black Canyon to beat up on it some more.

Map (click on the END link there to see ride summary):
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104228058345337317222.00047d27fbc16f4604891&ll=33.393541,-111.984501&spn=0.034827,0.060682&z=14

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Finally...some feedback here on mtbr. :cornut:

How did it feel on the switchbacks? descents? I don't blame you for being skeered...I'm sure I would too coming from the Midwest. :D

How did you like the remote lockout? Is that something you found yourself using during the ride? None of my bikes have had that yet.
 

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Finally...some feedback here on mtbr. :cornut:

How did it feel on the switchbacks? descents? I don't blame you for being skeered...I'm sure I would too coming from the Midwest. :D

How did you like the remote lockout? Is that something you found yourself using during the ride? None of my bikes have had that yet.
Did about 20 miles on it today, techy singletrack rocky desert with a fair bit of climbing (2700'). Must reiterate how well this bike climbs and how quickly it handles. The front end feels a little "light" to me, not sure what causes it, but it does. I never got totally comfy on it going downhill but that's all such a personal feel type of thing I'm not sure it matters. Otherwise, I liked it overall, just not 100% sure on the geometry, at least not on bombing rocky techy desert stuff.

I never once felt like i needed the remote lockout because I wasnt' really standing up hammering on climbs, just grinding up. I don't have a bike with remote lockout, but if I did I'd want to be able to fine-tune compression, not just lock out the fork and unlock it. There is no in between on this one, it's a toggle switch.

The brakes suck though, I will say that. Squealing, rough feel, no modulation, blah. Not good. I think they were Avid Elixir 5 somethings.

Here's my google map thingy of the ride today from Black Canyon, north of Phoenix:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104228058345337317222.00047d3b668a0c5f92d6a&ll=34.040641,-112.166119&spn=0.034281,0.07699&z=14
 

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That is a killer price for what you get. Agree on the Avid Elixirs. I hate mine. Loud, very poor modulation, bad vibrations.
 

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Ha, saw that Scott at Pig today when I was in there looking for a new singlespeed. Nice-looking bike. I can't imagine riding down Natty on a hardtail 29er.
 

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That is a killer price for what you get. Agree on the Avid Elixirs. I hate mine. Loud, very poor modulation, bad vibrations.
funny, mine are great...quiet powerful good modulation. Smooth too. Anyone know the frame weight?
 

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Looking at Scottusa.com website it seems as though there really isn't any information regarding the geometry of the Scott Scale 29er. In regards to the MSRP, I see that it is $1649, but what actual prices have you seen this in the LBS?

Also, I am in California, where would I be able to find this bike to test ride? I am 5'8" with a 30 inch inseam so was wondering would I ride a small or medium? I am usually in between sizes for many brands.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I paid $1500 and got a $150 store credit. I'm 5'10" and the medium fits me pretty well. I emailed Scott about the geometry and they emailed me a spreadsheet about 20 minutes later. I couldn't get it to upload, but maybe if enough of us email them about it they'll put it up on the website. Went out for another ride on the scale today and it is fast!
 
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