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Scott USA Cyclocross
Hey y'all, i've been hangin around for a while but not posted anything yet...
so im looking into getting a 'cross bike (to probably race as well as do other stuff on), and thru where I work I can get some pretty good deals on a few - one of which being the Scott USA 'cross bikes - I was wondering if anybody had heard anything or has any riding experience on their bikes (i know they are kinda rare in the US right now). Any insight would be sweet!
i found the brand in gtown (dc) and i i learned mostly about the manufacturer. Great reputation and she explained that we should be seeing a ton in the US shortly. in terms of the cyclocross bike specifically i got the bianchi cross veloce and while it is brand new i love the thing. the other brand that folks seem to like is the lermond and the cannondale, kona jake the snake, felt and redline. i am sure there are others but ive seen these talked about. have fun with your search.
i have been living in europe for the past 1.5 yrs and saw alot of scott bikes. i'd say that in general these are some seriously *****in' rides. as for the cross frame, there has been some talk about its geometry being a bit weird. i do not have direct expereince with it, but i did ride a scott full carbon road bike and was very impressed. their mtb's are ridiculous. if you search the rbr forums there is a thread about the scott on there. good luck and have fun.
most of the guys on our shop team, here in Sacramento, CA ride Scotts. The frames are very light yet respnsive. The stock alloy forks from last year are a really good fork and do not require an upgrade to a carbon fork. ( Carbon fork upgrade=$500 investment to shave 100gm or so) The top tube has a gusset and the set tube has barcing bars that connect to the chain stays for in creased rigidity. Matte balck anodization. They ride fast, great, and responsive.
The shop owner has an "A" bike built up with primo equipment and it weighs i a tad over 15lbs. A typical build with 105 probably about 17.5~18lbs.
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Is this from your team shop?
Originally Posted by JimmyMack
This looks like a sweet deal for $999
I may drive up to Sac this weekend to check it out.
Now I'm torn between the Scott and the 2007 Felt F1X for around 1200, but there are a few differences. The Felt has a carbon fork, an Ultegra rear derailleur, and 46/36 chain rings.
The Scott is all 105 with 53/39 chainrings and an Al fork.
I definitely would prefer the campact chainrings, so I could go with 11-23 cogs.
Any idea which frame is better?