Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 61 Degrees North
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I have run a Sub 20 (26") for several years, summer and winter. It has about 2500 miles on it. I really cannot complain. It has been a good, reasonable fast, sturdy, and relatively trouble free. Thing I have done include:
-Added fenders and rack for all weather riding
-Changed to a stem with more rise (hand numbness)
-Changed cogset to 12-23 for closer ratio shifting
-Replaced stock tires with IRC metros at about 100 miles (rear tire exploded in pothole)
-Replaced BB at about 1300 miles (clicking, but still worked, annoying)
-I need to replace the chain (worn), but again, it still works OK (2500 miles on a neglected chain is fine with me)
My biggest compaint is that it is a harsh/stiff ride. I got an old '85 Schwinn Sierra this spring (more relaxed, steel). It is nowhere near as quick (or light), but I have not been on the Scott since. I think if I was using it more as an errand run-about bike than a day-in-day-out commuter, I would hvae liked it better.
"Where you come from is gone;
where you are headed weren't never there;
and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."