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Scott Aspect 940 - internal dropper?

Old 01-04-23, 10:54 PM
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Scott Aspect 940 - internal dropper?

hi there
I recently got a Scott Aspect 940 (probably a 2021?) and bought an internal dropper for it. Took it to get fitted and the tech said that the cable cannot pass cleanly through the BB (I have a pic of the cable in the BB after the tech removed pedals when he tried to fit the post, but... less than 10 posts here I can't post the pic). We discussed drilling the frame and I decided against that. So I put the dropper on Marketplace, shipped another external one, which was fitted yesterday. I now see an Aspect for sale (looks like same year) with an internal dropper - it has no drilled cable exit that I can see - looks like a legit internal routing..
No aspect comes with a dropper as standard and Scott's website doesn't list compatibility possibilities in the frame specs.
Q: Was the tech wrong? was there some other part required for internal routing - like thinner spindle or something? Not a technical guy here...
The issue here is living in the UAE I have to ship these parts in (spay shipping plus taxes) and returns are nigh on impossible - so this has been an expensive exercise, possibly unnecessarily... plus I now have a dropper with an ugly a$$ cable outside the frame...

Many thanks!
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Old 01-06-23, 11:40 AM
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It may have been possible to do an internal routed one but an external one tracks for the bike. It is a base level bike with lower end parts. I wouldn't worry about it either way just ride it and when you decide hey I enjoy this and know what I want get a bike that is set up for your riding. You should be able to get an internally routed or electronic dropper post at that point.

In terms of posting pictures all you need to do is get active in the many active threads in the forum and make 10 posts which you are close to anyway but if you get involved that will be beyond easy and you will forget about that quickly as you will be enjoying yourself.

In terms of UAE there has got to be a distributor somewhere nearby with all the money and even a sponsored team I can't imagine it is all unavailable. Maybe so but I bet looking around or asking local shops could get you sorted for some parts.
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You probably could have removed the center sleeve section of the bottom bracket for more clearance inside the bottom bracket.
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Just to close this off... I went to the Scott dealer here who happen to have the best techs. There they said as dsaul says above you take the sleeve off - they key thing is to have the measurement of the cable absolutely spot on.
So now I get to take the external dropper off, sell that and put the original internal dropper on like I wanted.

Moral of story - get a second opinion and don't get a roadie bike tech to work on an MTB?
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