I'm thinking of retiring my steel MTB frame and buying a SCOTT. The dealer said he has one that weighs 2 kilos (about 4.4 lbs.). I'll be using it mainly as a road bike, with some uphills but not too steep. Do you guys think that kind of frame would do okay?
I still have a rather early Scott frame laying around that is doing just that (i.e. still handing around even though all other parts are thrown away) because if I'd ever need a bike for the same stuff that you say (but including snow/slush/ice for me), I'd use that frame again.