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Old 09-29-06, 07:35 PM   #1
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Scott or Specialized?

Hi everybody!
Im not sure about a new bike. My options are Scott Scale 30(carbon frame/Hardtail), Scott Genius 30 (carbon frame/full Susp) and Specialized Epic Comp (Alu frame/Full Susp). Which of then do you prefer? Which of them would be better for short or long distances, with a good performance and confort? Could you help me with your comments?

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Old 09-29-06, 07:39 PM   #2
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Test ride them. That's my comment.
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Old 09-29-06, 10:28 PM   #3
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Agree with Pheard. I'm a Specialized fan; have an Epic and love it. But if it doesn't feel right to you you'll hate it.
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Old 09-30-06, 02:34 AM   #4
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Yep, everyone should know it by now. Test ride the damn bikes and upgrade the parts later!

Three top prioritiess, no exceptions:

1. Fit
2. Frame
3. Fork

Dont buy bikes on deraillures or 'easton badged' stems and handelbars or a good looking seats.


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Old 09-30-06, 05:10 AM   #5
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they're both great bikes, like the others said, alot depends on fit.

My wife has a scale, it's very nice, i've taken it out on a few rides when she wasn't looking.

Definitely see if you can test ride them for longer than a parking lot cruise......

good luck
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Old 09-30-06, 10:02 PM   #6
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Hi everybody!
Im not sure about a new bike. My options are Scott Scale 30(carbon frame/Hardtail), Scott Genius 30 (carbon frame/full Susp) and Specialized Epic Comp (Alu frame/Full Susp). Which of then do you prefer? Which of them would be better for short or long distances, with a good performance and confort? Could you help me with your comments?

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Have you ever had a real mountain bike before? If not, i wouldn't suggext getting any of those bikes as the are all race bikes. I don't think any of them will be overly comfortable and will probably have a very forward leaning position.
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Old 10-01-06, 05:04 PM   #7
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I see. Thanks.
Do you have a suggestion?
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Just ride as many bikes as you can and see wich ones are the most comfortable for you.
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If you're coming from a road background, I'd go ahead and get the XC race bike. The position that feels "far forward" on an XC rig feels "back a bit" compared to a road bike.

And I certainly don't find it uncomfortable, although anyone coming from a comfort bike or freeride geometry might.
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Here is the low down on the bikes your asking about. The Scale is a lightweight race bike with race geometry. The scale is nice for racing and short distances, but probably not what you want for a long ride. The epic is also a race bike, but unlike the scale it is dual suspension and will be much more comfortable over those long miles.
The scott genius is a trail bike that will be comfortable to ride all day due to it 5 inches of travel on the fornt and rear. The cool think about the genius is that you can dial down the suspension to as low as 3 inches if you wanted to race it. The serious racer probably will not buy a genius, but a casual racer that wants a bike that can handle just about anything and still be light, will love the genius.

Now, I thought I would mention that I have a fairly good amount of mileage on all three of these bikes and as you can tell the genius is my favorite.
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Here is the low down on the bikes your asking about. The Scale is a lightweight race bike with race geometry. The scale is nice for racing and short distances, but probably not what you want for a long ride. The epic is also a race bike, but unlike the scale it is dual suspension and will be much more comfortable over those long miles.
The scott genius is a trail bike that will be comfortable to ride all day due to it 5 inches of travel on the fornt and rear. The cool think about the genius is that you can dial down the suspension to as low as 3 inches if you wanted to race it. The serious racer probably will not buy a genius, but a casual racer that wants a bike that can handle just about anything and still be light, will love the genius.

Now, I thought I would mention that I have a fairly good amount of mileage on all three of these bikes and as you can tell the genius is my favorite.

Great! Thanks.
I think genius would be also a good alternative to consider.
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I hate the Epic myself. Its weight 6.6 lbs for frame only + its rear BRAIN SMART {STUPID** shock. It sometimes gets too smart therefore its stupid. I have a friend that has the 06 S-Work Epic fully carbon, XTR loaded, Crossmax SL, Fox, etc. He was racing and doing an uphill climb where the shock on the rear is lock. 7/8 done the hill and a small stick (size of a pinky) on the hill, roll over it and BOOM the value opened and that is horrible esp on a race.

If you race, I will take Scott scale for sure. Check out eBay. Scott Scale 30 full bike for $1600 USD only. Scale 30, 20, and 10 which is what racer use are all the same frame. But that will be to cosider it to a hardtail vs a FS. But still. Epic (non s-work) cost more then a Scott Scale 30 so why not go for a Scott Scale. I sure will. Scale is very light (2 lbs or under). Even if you get Scale 30 which is the most low end scale, the stock parts (LX mostly) makes it 23 lbs. I have seen a 18 lbs Scale 10. Its amazing. Nothing crazy too. Just SID, XTR, light tires, Easton wheelset and thats it.
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