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Scott Speedster s60

Old 04-23-08, 07:29 PM
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Scott Speedster s60

This is the bike that I hope to buy come summer. Anything I should know?

Specs are here: https://scottusa.com/us_en/product/70/798/speedster_s60
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Old 04-23-08, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by chaosweaver View Post
Anything I should know?

Specs are here: https://scottusa.com/us_en/product/70/798/speedster_s60
Yeah- Ride it like ya stole it.

MSRP of just under $800 ain't bad at all, some people will advise you that you could get a used bike that may be a little better for the same cost, and I'd have to agree, but there is nothing wrong with buying new either. But then again I ride a Scott (CR1PRO) so I'm a little prejudiced in Scott's favor.
Is this your first roadie? If so, I like that it has a triple. My first had a triple and it really helped me get used to riding the rolling hills of Southern Illinois- and if you have terrain that is similar, you'll like that triple as that bike may be on the heavy side (but not TOO heavy). I wonder if I didn't have that triple and really struggle on the hills that I may have gotten too discouraged.
After a few seasons of heavy riding you'll probably get something a little more high-end and this will make a great 'rain bike.'
Make sure to get a proper fitting, ride it a little while, and if you like it, pull the trigger.
Nice looking bike....
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Old 04-23-08, 08:36 PM
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I've never even been on a road bike before. My LBS is advertising it for $610 which is a great deal considering the Scott MSRP. I've been riding my MTB, a Giant Rincon (probably 05 but I don't remember) so do you think there would be a significant difference considering the weight of both? A triple is also what I'm used to because of the MTB
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Old 04-23-08, 08:39 PM
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This would be my first roadie and my LBS is advertising it for $610. I ride my Giant Rincon (05-06 I don't remember) to get places so is there a big weight difference between the two? I don't...have a job....so I don't know how far in the future getting something more high end would be.
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Old 04-23-08, 08:45 PM
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This is my first roadie. I ride my Giant Rincon to get places (I think it's an 05). My LBS advertises the Speedster for $610 which is a great deal. Is there a big weight difference between my current bike and the one I hope to buy. I don't know how far along the line a higher end bike will be seeing as I don't have a job.

I would appreciate not being treated differently because of my age though.
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Get it. Keep in mind this time next year, you'll probably get the itch to spend a few thousand on another bike. Don't worry, that's perfectly normal.
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My internet went funny, sorry for multiple posts
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Old 04-23-08, 09:06 PM
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i looked at the s40 for a while this winter. the speedsters have a really neat frame, the top tube is a very unique shape, which i like alot, and it looks like it costs alot more than it does. coming from mtb this year to my road the bike shop started the bars pretty high, and I lower them a little bit every couple of rides (it is now at a respectable position) i liked the slow transition a lot i would not suggest going from mtb position to anything to racey the first time out.

i stuck with my spds for my road bike, your choice either way but i couldn't afford a second pair of shoes.
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Old 04-23-08, 10:56 PM
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Yeah, I don't really have the money for shoes. Also, I don't understand how fitting works really. Something to do with your inseam compared to the frame and some other measurements. Also, I've read that the riding position of a mountain bike is noticeably different from that of a flatbar type. What should I know about adjusting?
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When you drop a few hundred at your LBS (that's local bike shop) they shouldn't have any problems fitting you. In fact, you should make that a condition "throw in a bottle & cage, plus a fitting and you got a deal." They should put the bike on a trainer, have you sit on it, then fit from there.
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That's a good idea. I bought my mountain bike at the same place but I don't remember if they did a fitting.
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mountain bike "fits" are much less involved since alot is more of a preference thing/ depends on the type of riding you are doing. my road bike fit at the same shop that i bought my mtb bike at, was much more involved than the mtb one. they will move the seat, bars and stuff. bring shorts they should be able to see your leg positions.
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If you buy a new bike at my LBS, you can go in and tweak your fit as many times as you want within a year. See if they offer something similar.
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As an S5 owner, I say you should buy it! Not only do the frames look great, they are also very light for aluminum [a mere 2.6lb] and can be built up very nicely. I got some Xero XR-1 Lite's on mine, a CR1 fork on ebay (back in '05 they came with the aluminum fork), and of course some lightweight bottle cages from probikekit.com

With a Speedster frameset all you have to do is upgrade over time, not get a whole new bike. Here's mine...

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That's really cool. I noticed that my LBS is advertising 2 versions of the Scott S60. One has Alex wheels. I've heard bad things about those, what should I know?
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I'd go for the version without the Alex wheelset. Mine always came untrue and were heavyyyy.
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Old 04-25-08, 08:24 AM
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Ok. I'll do that but I still have to wait
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Just be aware that that bike weighs 22 lbs. which is a tank.
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I'm coming from a mountain bike.
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Old 04-25-08, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by pagliaci View Post
Just be aware that that bike weighs 22 lbs. which is a tank.
My two cents is that 22 lbs is hardly a tank. It's just what beginning road bikes weigh. In fact, the 10 lbs you'll lose riding it around everywhere will more than make up for the 5 or 6 lbs heavier this bike is than the $5000 carbon bike.
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I got it! I'm so excited. I haven't gone on a longish ride yet, it's been a bad day. But, I bought double bike shorts and it's still uncomfortable in the crotch area. I lowered the seat some, is there anything else I can do?
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That Scott has a great frame. Dropping weight off that bike would be pretty simple. Lighter wheels & a double would probably get it to 18pds. So it begins...
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I commute on a 2006 Scott S50, and i cant fault it.

The only thing i would change on it if i was going to use it as my main bike would be getting 105 on it instead of the stock sora - also, the brakes on it are horrific - kool stop salmons are a must, for a first road bike its a great choice though - as long as it fits well, it doesnt really matter what it is as long as you ride it lots. Speak to your bank manager about the future too, once the bug bites, it only gets worse...

Shorts are one thing you should not do cheaply - a good pair of bibs will be your best ever bike purchase
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Old 05-23-08, 07:03 AM
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congrats on the new ride!!...I have an S10 frame that I had built up, and I love it.
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