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Bike that supports 120 kg / Scott Aspect 940 2021 weight limit

Old 05-04-21, 12:56 PM
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Bike that supports 120 kg / Scott Aspect 940 2021 weight limit

Hello guys. It's my first time posting so I'm sorry if something is not right. , I'm concerned about weight limits. I am currently about 118-119kg.

I want to use this bike for city riding and some off-road/gravel riding as well. Nothing too hardcore, maybe a little bit of downhill also.

I tried doing a bit of research about how much can it hold and all I could find was "The permissible overall weight (rider incl. luggage and bicycle) must not exceed 119 to 128kg." in their manual. This means that, if the bike is about 14 KG, I need to be 114 at maximum? If that's how it works, I think I should reconsider and get another bike.

If you guys could recommend me any other ones I would appreciate it. Others I have found in my price range (600 eur) were: Orbea MX50, Cube Aim Race/SL, Cannonblade Trail 8, Cross GRX 9 HDB, Trek Marlin 6 and maybe a Cross Fusion X if I can find it at a discount. I've also seen a Trek Marlin 7 sold at a similar price, but I can't find any others anymore. Second hand is a no since there are not many at all where I'm from.

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Old 05-04-21, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by piratelemon View Post
Hello guys. It's my first time posting so I'm sorry if something is not right. , I'm concerned about weight limits. I am currently about 118-119kg.

I want to use this bike for city riding and some off-road/gravel riding as well. Nothing too hardcore, maybe a little bit of downhill also.

I tried doing a bit of research about how much can it hold and all I could find was "The permissible overall weight (rider incl. luggage and bicycle) must not exceed 119 to 128kg." in their manual. This means that, if the bike is about 14 KG, I need to be 114 at maximum? If that's how it works, I think I should reconsider and get another bike.

If you guys could recommend me any other ones I would appreciate it. Others I have found in my price range (600 eur) were: Orbea MX50, Cube Aim Race/SL, Cannonblade Trail 8, Cross GRX 9 HDB, Trek Marlin 6 and maybe a Cross Fusion X if I can find it at a discount. I've also seen a Trek Marlin 7 sold at a similar price, but I can't find any others anymore. Second hand is a no since there are not many at all where I'm from.

Thanks.

I have the Scott Aspect 950. Not much difference between the 940 and 950. Although I've made some very serious upgrades on mine.

But um...114kg is max, heh, well, I'm above that, but now below the 128kg. Was above that too a few months ago. For the riding you are talking about, this bike will handle that. If you are going to do some actually mountain biking, be prepared to upgrade wheels. These wheels are very spongey when hitting rock gardens, tree roots and such.
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Old 05-04-21, 06:28 PM
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I have the Scott Aspect 950. Not much difference between the 940 and 950. Although I've made some very serious upgrades on mine.

But um...114kg is max, heh, well, I'm above that, but now below the 128kg. Was above that too a few months ago. For the riding you are talking about, this bike will handle that. If you are going to do some actually mountain biking, be prepared to upgrade wheels. These wheels are very spongey when hitting rock gardens, tree roots and such.
I am quite relieved to hear that! May I ask for how long have you had it, how did it handle at first? Any damage since you had it?
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I am quite relieved to hear that! May I ask for how long have you had it, how did it handle at first? Any damage since you had it?
I bought it this past January. I had a larger budget for a mountain bike, but did not find one due to the way the market has been. Or at least one that fit me and was not a color that I really disliked. So it ended up being both my teenage sons and my winter project bike.

At the moment, the only thing that is same as to what I had bought, is the frame, handlebar/stem, brakes and wheels. Wheels are about to be changed out. While they are great for gravel riding, trail riding, I am going to eventually ruin these wheels with the trails I've been riding on.

Only real issue I did have on it, was the original bottom bracket was bad and needed to be replaced after only 20 miles of riding on the C&O canal.

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I bought it this past January. I had a larger budget for a mountain bike, but did not find one due to the way the market has been. Or at least one that fit me and was not a color that I really disliked. So it ended up being both my teenage sons and my winter project bike.

At the moment, the only thing that is same as to what I had bought, is the frame, handlebar/stem, brakes and wheels. Wheels are about to be changed out. While they are great for gravel riding, trail riding, I am going to eventually ruin these wheels with the trails I've been riding on.

Only real issue I did have on it, was the original bottom bracket was bad and needed to be replaced after only 20 miles of riding on the C&O canal.
She looks really good!
I searched a bit further and came to the conclusion of buying the Scott. I'm not really experienced with everything so I still need to learn. Could you explain a bit with which bracket have you replaced it or where I could look myself on some good and compatible ones? And also, the wheels, something I again, am new in and I have to do some searching. Just in case something is wrong so I can know for myself.
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She looks really good!
I searched a bit further and came to the conclusion of buying the Scott. I'm not really experienced with everything so I still need to learn. Could you explain a bit with which bracket have you replaced it or where I could look myself on some good and compatible ones? And also, the wheels, something I again, am new in and I have to do some searching. Just in case something is wrong so I can know for myself.
A bottom bracket going out as early as mine did, was not normal. So I could have taken it to the bike shop and had them replace under warranty. I didn't due to the shop being far enough away, that gas prices would have cost me nearly the same amount as the BB itself I instead upgraded it to something a bit better. I wouldn't worry too much on this.

The wheels have not gone bad. They are perfectly suited for gravel riding, really light mountain bike riding, roads and rails to trails. But I haven't been doing that, I've been doing more than what the wheels were designed for. With what you originally described your riding, these wheels should be fine.

Once I receive my new wheel set, I'm planning on selling the wheels that came with the bike to offset the cost of the new wheels.
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Thank you very much for the information. If it's not too sensitive, may I ask how much do you weight now, so I can make an overall idea about everything we've been talking? If not, again, thank you very much, I'll go with the Scott nonetheless!
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