Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Down to a Scott Speedster S40 or Specialized Sequoia

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Down to a Scott Speedster S40 or Specialized Sequoia

Old 08-06-07, 09:19 PM
  #1  
certek
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Down to a Scott Speedster S40 or Specialized Sequoia

Got a good lead on a Scott Speedster S40 purchased this spring and only used 50 miles. Will test ride it tomorrow. He is asking $650 for it. Another possible bike is the Sequoia basic model. LBS has the 2007 closeout for $615. Both will be about the same price when tax and all is figured in on the Sequoia. The Scott has better components but the Sequoia has the local support from a LBS.

I am just starting out and want to make sure I get a bike that I will not outgrow in terms of components. Thus I am leaning a bit towards the Scott. Of course it has to fit right and feel right when I give it a test ride. What are your thoughts? Are these good deals? I plan on riding for recreation at first. May get in some local club rides. No racing is planned. Thanks in advance for your help.
certek is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 09:27 PM
  #2  
btjzx6rr
Senior Member
 
btjzx6rr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Georgia Tech
Posts: 75

Bikes: scott speedster s3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i have a scott s3(05 they didnt hav e the extra 0 on the end of the names) No issues, got it as i was just starting out. has been great, the first issue i had since i bought it summer of 05 was a few days ago, tube had a hole in it by the valve, new tube $8 and its back to riding.

that being said, having the support of the lbs there anytime i have a question, or just the bike doesnt seem to be working perfect is a big bonus. I just take it straight in to the service dept, and they adjust/fix it, and i am usually back out in a few min

650 for what seems almost brand new is pretty good, i paid 950 for mine as a left over.
btjzx6rr is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 10:29 PM
  #3  
ttopaz
Rider
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by btjzx6rr View Post
i have a scott s3(05 they didnt hav e the extra 0 on the end of the names) No issues, got it as i was just starting out. has been great, the first issue i had since i bought it summer of 05 was a few days ago, tube had a hole in it by the valve, new tube $8 and its back to riding.

that being said, having the support of the lbs there anytime i have a question, or just the bike doesnt seem to be working perfect is a big bonus. I just take it straight in to the service dept, and they adjust/fix it, and i am usually back out in a few min

650 for what seems almost brand new is pretty good, i paid 950 for mine as a left over.
Georgia Tech guy should know that hole in the tube has nothing to do with bike itself.
ttopaz is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 10:59 PM
  #4  
cparekh
bones should be attached
 
cparekh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 391

Bikes: Scott CR1 Team, Scott S40, Schwinn Traveler III

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have the S40, and it is a great bike. It's light and responsive, especially for a bike in that price range. $650 is a great deal, since the bike is $900 or more new. The Tiagra bifters, FD, and RD are all good. I had an extra 105, so I put that on the rear, but Tiagra is very good. I don't like the wheelset, so I used some wheels from my old bike, but the Alex R-500 are fine for riding around.

As far as LBS support, remember that any decent LBS will help you out for a small fee. I take my bike to an different LBS for many things because they are closer. They might charge $5-10 for things like derailer adjustments and the like. You might need to pay a little to get the bike tuned up once, but after that, you would only need minor things anyways.

I would get the s40, if it's the right fit.

/cp
__________________
Sometimes I forget that I have a photographic memory.
cparekh is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 11:29 PM
  #5  
yellowjeep
Senior Member
 
yellowjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lawrence
Posts: 3,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Having worked on a bunch of the Sequoias i can honestley tell you that i hate them. The Sora triple derailure does not mesh all that great with sugino crank set. Im not a fan of triples in general but this one is near the bottom of my list. YMMV. get the scott
yellowjeep is offline  
Old 08-07-07, 03:54 AM
  #6  
certek
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
By the way here are the Scott Specs. I don't know if it is a dual or triple crank. As I thought, looks like it is the better bang for the buck. Just have to make sure it fits and is as good as shape as stated.

Scott Speedster S40
Weight: 20.2 lbs
Frame: Lite Alloy 7005 double butted tubing, Road geometry, Integrated headtube
Fork: Carbon / 1-1/8" / steel steerer
Headset: Integrated steel cup
Derailleur (Rear): Shimano Tiagra RD-4400 / 18 speed
Derailleur (Front): Shimano Tiagra Fd-4400
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra ST-4500, dual control / 18 & 27 spd. versions available
Brake Levers: integrated
Brakes: Scott Pro SCBR-530 cartridge pads
Crankset: Truvativ TOURO 34x50T or 30x42x52T
BB-Set: Truvativ
Handlebar: Scott Road Drop OS / anatomic / 31.8mm
H'stem: Scott Road Team OS, 1-1/8" / four bolt / 31.8mm
Seatpost: Carbon/Alloy 31.6mm
Seat: Scott Road
Hub (Front): Scott Comp
Hub (Rear): Shimano 2200
Chain: Shimano CN-HG53
Cassette: Shimano CN-HG50-9 12-25T
Spokes: DT-Swiss Champion Black 2mm
Rims: Alex-R 500 black, 32H F. & R.
Tires: Conti Ultra Sport / 700x23C

You can find the Sequoia specs here
certek is offline  
Old 08-07-07, 06:58 AM
  #7  
availpunk9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
as a first bike, i bought an '06 s40 tripple. i picked it up around $900. the only thing that i didn't like about the bike was the saddle and the wheels. the saddle is always a personal choice. it was hard to keep the wheels true, but i think that was because i used to be a heffer, ~260lbs. i've replaced them with an open pro wheel set.
availpunk9 is offline  
Old 08-08-07, 08:20 AM
  #8  
btjzx6rr
Senior Member
 
btjzx6rr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Georgia Tech
Posts: 75

Bikes: scott speedster s3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ttopaz View Post
Georgia Tech guy should know that hole in the tube has nothing to do with bike itself.
very much understand this, it was me, being stupid with the pump.
i was just saying that as a comment to the bike. the only problem i had was a tube, thats like buying a new car and saying the problem with it was the battery died when i left my lights on, a failure due to oporator. Basically the bike has been fine, no issues.
btjzx6rr is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.