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.
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.
Keep an eye out for our complete review and results.
Scale Carbon IMP technology
Tapered HTPM 160 Disc
BB92IDS SL dropouts for 142 × 12mmSDS Shock Damping System
Rock Shox SID RL3 AirDNA3 custom damper with 3 modes
15mm QR axle
SCOTT RideLoc Remote Technology3 modes / integ. clamp
Ritchey Pro Tapered 1.5″ – 1 1/8″
SRAM XO1 Trigger right only
Shimano XTR M9000 Disc
180/F and 160/Rmm SM-RT81 Icetech Rotor
SRAM XX1 GXP
Ritchey Carbon WCS 2XT shape Flat / 9° / 700mm
Syncros Pro lock-on grips
Ritchey WCS C-260oversize 31.8mm/6°
Ritchey WCS: Carbon Link Flex Logic / 31.6mm
Ritchey WCS Streem EVO
SRAM PC X1
SRAM XO1 / XG1195
Syncros XR RC28H
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.