Trail Testing: Scott Scale 700 RC

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Recently we have begun testing a Scott Scale 700 RC for our 29 vs. 27.5 cross-country shootout that will be published in the October issue.  The Scale is going head to head with a Cannondale FSI that we have also been riding to see which wheel size is better suited for cross-country riding.  The Scale is impressive so far.  The overall weight of the bike is one of the lightest that we have tested in a long time.  With a bike this light and smaller wheels, the Scale has given our local cross-country loops a little extra flavor.

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The 700RC has a SRAM XX1 build kit with Shimano XTR Race brakes.  Scott went big on the accessories using carbon Ritchey bars and seatpost.  On the front end we are riding a Rockshox SID RL3 fork that uses Scott’s RideLoc Remote to switch between 3 different modes.  To tie it all up are Syncros 28H tubeless ready wheels with Schwalbe Rocket Ron 27.5×2.1 tires.

 

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Keep an eye out for our complete review and results.

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Frame

Scale Carbon IMP technology

HMX

Tapered HTPM 160 Disc

BB92IDS SL dropouts for 142 × 12mmSDS Shock Damping System

Fork

Rock Shox SID RL3 AirDNA3 custom damper with 3 modes

15mm QR axle

Tapered

100mm travel

SCOTT RideLoc Remote Technology3 modes / integ. clamp

Headset

Ritchey Pro Tapered 1.5″ – 1 1/8″

Rear Derailleur 

SRAM XX1

Shifter

SRAM XO1 Trigger right only

Brakes

Shimano XTR M9000 Disc

180/F and 160/Rmm SM-RT81 Icetech Rotor

Cranks

SRAM XX1 GXP

32T

Handlebar

Ritchey Carbon WCS 2XT shape Flat / 9° / 700mm

Syncros Pro lock-on grips

Stem

Ritchey WCS C-260oversize 31.8mm/6°

Seatpost

Ritchey WCS: Carbon Link Flex Logic / 31.6mm

Saddle

Ritchey WCS Streem EVO

Chain

SRAM PC X1

Cassette

SRAM XO1 / XG1195

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Wheels

Syncros XR RC28H

Tubeless ready

Tires

Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 27.5×2.1

The wrecking crew strives to put as many miles on each test bike before we write a full review. Watch for the full write-up on this bike in the coming pages of Mountain Bike Action.

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