Having just picked up a Rocky Mountain Hammer29 hardtail 29er for review,  I’m really liking the simplicity offered by a hardtail mountain bike.  However, I still wouldn’t even dream of buying a hardtail 26-inch bike… those extra 3 inches make a world of difference–especially with a hardtail.

Apparently ScottUSA feels the same way as I do (we’ve both take our sweet time realizing it too) and is introducing their first 29er for 2010, the Scott Scale 29er. This hardtail looks to be a straight-up aluminum frame (no doubt a carbon-fiber version is either on the way or in the works) with solid, all-mountain geometry. The mid-level model (pictured here) will sport a RockShox Reba SL fork and a mixture of Shimano Deore and XT drivetrain components. Look for the price to come in at an estimated $1600 with availability TBA (but I’m sure this Fall or Winter).

INTERBIKE UPDATE: Read my Scott Scale 29er Review

Photo & Info: Bikemag.com

2010 Scott Scale 29er Hardtail

More Info: Visit ScottUSA

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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 this site in 1999 –sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah’s Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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  1. I was able to ride this bike at Interbike last month and it’s a stellar entry-level 29er hardtail. It will be the best way to get your feet wet with big hoops if you are on a budget or simply want a 2nd bike.

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