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Old 02-03-20, 06:27 PM
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Scott gravel bikes

Some Iíve been riding for about 6 months on a trek marlin5 hardtail mostly doing greenways and the occasional single track and now Iím looking to expand my horizons into the gravel world. Iíve been to several different bike shops and I think Iíve decided on the Scott speedster gravel 30 to get in at a some what affordable price. One of my concerns about this bike is the fact that I can find very little info on line from people who own them. No info good or bad which I find concerning. Just wondering what you guys think of this choice
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Old 02-03-20, 07:11 PM
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https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/p...gravel-30-bike

Specs look decent.
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Funny enough, I just read thru an article that reviews scott's road bike lineup.
apparently their cx and gravel frames are identical. Just different components. Saves on design I guess...
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Old 02-03-20, 09:50 PM
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Yeah I just have the tendency to research something till I could be the regional expert. I just find it concerning that no one has said anything good or bad about riding one
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It is a pretty mediocre gravel bike as they did not even bother to tailor a frame for it but wanted to have something on the market they could sell as a gravel grinder. Tire clearance is limited, does not have vertical compliance of a good gravel bike, BB is too high and frame is pretty stiff. There are many far better choices. Both better bikes and better for the money. Note that you never see them around because noone buys them. Alternatives to look at that are on their third and fourth generation include Jamsi Renegade, Salsa Warbird, Giant Revolt, etc.
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When I was looking a few years ago, Scott gravel bikes had the worst tire clearance of all of the bikes I was looking at. Not sure if they have changed, it just seemed like they were making a 1/2 @ss effort to get in the gravel game. This probably did not set them in a great trajectory to get people excited on Scott gravel - so very little in the way of reviews etc…
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Old 02-04-20, 03:17 PM
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If I recall correctly tire clearance is very limited
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Guess i'm the only person that has one. I have the Speedster gravel 10 2018. My needs are probably much different than other posters in this forum. I wanted an endurance road bike with hydraulic disc and able to run 32mm tires. So obviously I had to look at gravel bikes.

I have put 4,500 miles on her so far. All road miles. I had to replace the wheels 500 miles ago. (I'm a big guy and break wheels) The only complaint that I have is the toe lap. I guess if they are using the same frame as the CX, that could be why. Most gravel bikes seem to be more endurance geometry with longer wheelbase.
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