First Look: 2011 Scott Scale 29 Carbon

First Look: 2011 Scott Scale 29 Carbon

Another gem from last week’s PressCamp event was the new Scott Scale 29 carbon that utilizes the entirely-new frame construction and carbon layup. This frame hits the scales at 949 grams, which likely makes it the lightest full-carbon 29er on the market today.

On the heels of the success of the 2010 Scale 29, the full-carbon rides will be available in two trim levels starting at a wallet-friendly $2499 for the Scale 29 Pro. Three aluminum models will be offered with the entry-level Scale 29 Comp coming in at $949.

Notably, the construction of the new Scale framesets makes for a stiff, light and compliant ride. With Scott’s legendary carbon fiber capabilities, the new frames look great and a quick lap on the Scale 26 (dubbed the 899 launch bike) yielded a compliant but responsive ride. Unfortunately, the lone Scale 29 (pictured below) was unavailable for riding.

My bets are on the Scale 29 Pro model to be one hot-selling bike once it hits showrooms this Fall. The specs are solid with a lot to offer for the money. The above photos are of the RC model ($6299), but the Pro’s specs are below. I think you’ll agree with me that the Pro will be hard to beat at its price.

2011 Scott Scale 29 Pro Features:

  • New IMP3 carbon fiber technology
  • Internal cable routing for a clean look
  • Tapered head tube for added stiffness
  • Stiffer, yet more vertically-compliant rear triangle
  • Chainstay-mounted rear brake
  • BBPF30 bottom-bracket design
  • RockShox Reba 29 SL fork with 100mm travel
  • Mixture of SRAM X9, X7 and Shimano SLX trivetrain
  • DT Swiss 485d wheelset
  • Avid Elixir 5 brakes
  • Scott cockpit parts
  • MSRP: $2499

More Info: Visit Scott-Sports.com For Details on the 2011 Scale 29 Pro

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded FeedTheHabit.com in 1999--sharing his love of mountain biking, trail running and backcountry skiing with the world. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.