Scott Pro Road Bike

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Scott Pro

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[Aug 03, 2006]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Durable trainer
Very handsome
Good areo
Incredible workout causes noticable gains when riding--anything else
Not awful on hills
Really nice headset
Incredibly light weight

Weakness:

Feels like you're towing a concrete block.

700c x 25mm is the maximum tire size, otherwise a leaf will stop the bike.

Extremely short forks puts the lie to any promise of comfort/ergo power from the advertised geometry.

Very rough ride and other magnified ergonomic power loss issues.

Extraordinarily slow and not efficient at power delivery.

Time trials design makes for very, very painful club rides/century rides--don't even think about it.

Rings like a bell when you hit a bump, and most bumps jolt strong enough to eject your water or air pump. Maybe this is not a weakness, because it is the most entertainment you'll get on a Scott.

This is for the Scott Speedster 3, same frame, but 105 components and supa-cheap wheels. Supposedly worth about $1500 and comes with cheap wheels?

It gets worse from there. While the short top tube looks like the bike should be more comfortable, it isn't.

The real kicker is just how slow it is. While Trek Pilot is the slowest I've ever ridden, the Scott is behind everything else. No mechanical reason can be found for the slowness.

After 2 chains, 3 rear cassettes, bottom bracket, new chainrings, many adjustments, 2 re-fittings, and a new wheelset the bike still persists in a frictional nature.

The contrast between this and a $350 Schwinn flat bar road bike is like night and day. With the same speedometer, there is a 5 mph difference--in favor of the inexpensive, yet more effective Schwinn.

The good news is that the Scott is very tough and durable. It is also more handsome than most of its price range.

Training is what it is for, and you'll certainly get a workout trying to avoid being dead last on a club ride.

Actually, gaining so much strength in that manner, while very frustrating, is also probably worth the huge price tag if you think of it as purely exercise equipment.

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Trek Pilot is the only thing I can think of that is this slow.

[Jan 12, 2005]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light- 8.0kgs fast and looks good with the polished finish. Affordable and as quick as most euro's under 5000.00. Easy to clean fast to climb up hills, and not everyone rides a Scott, unlike Giant & Trek.

Weakness:

Saddle creates numbness and soreness all the time. Handlebars are too small for the normal hand both in diameter and when down on the bars. Stock tyres and heavy and slow.

good tight package, quick to ascend and cruise the flats, little jumpy on high speed decents particularly on rough roads. Wheel set is strong and relatively light, they roll along as good as most mavics. Ultegra can't fault.

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Gaint OCR1 Trek 1500

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