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Scott Scale 960 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014

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Description

The Scott Scale 960 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 allows you to enjoy every moment you're out in the mountains.

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The Scott Scale 960 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 offers maximum efficiency with a minimum weight. It has a super-light 6061 alloy frame which offers high strength and stiffness. It has a RockShox XC 30 fork which offers 100mm travel and has a Hydro Lockout system to eliminate rider bob. The frame has a tapered headtube to provide additional strength up front for precise steering.

The Shimano BR-M395 hydraulic disc brakes delivers powerfull braking so you can keep in control of your bike in all conditions. This hardtail mountain bike has the same geometry as its carbon siblings for an excellent ride every time. The Scale 960 comes equipped with a Shimano XT groupset for excellent shifting performance and high power transfer.

Scott Scale 960 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 Features

  • Frame: SCOTT Scale 900 Series 29" Alloy 6061
  • Fork: Rock Shox XC 30 TK, 100mm
  • Group set: Shimano XT
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-M395 Disc
  • Parts: Syncros FL Series
  • Wheels: Syncros XC39 29"

Scott 29" Wheels

The Scott 29" mountain bikes allow you to ride faster thanks to the wheels holding their momentum better, this will also see you maintain that speed through the corners. Your centre of gravity will be lower when you're riding a bike with bigger wheels and it will provide you with increased stability when you're riding. The larger contact area with the ground will also increase stability and you'll be able to roll over trail obstacles with ease.

Scott Scale 2014

The Scott Scale 960 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014 has been designed to be lightweight and offer maximum efficiency. They have a modest amount of front suspension which allows you to enjoy the mountains. If you're one of those who climbs to the top to feel the adrenaline rush when you descend, or you struggle up the highest climbs to enjoy the breath-taking scenery, these 29ers will definitely make every moment in the mountains enjoyable.

FrameScale 6061 Alloy, Custom Butted Superlight Tubing, 1.5" Tapered Head Tube, BB 92, Bridgeless Seatstays, Integrated Headset, Replaceable hanger
ForkRock Shox XC 30, 100mm Travel, TK Solo Air, 1 1/8" Alloy Steerer, Remote Lockout, Rebound Adj.
Rear ShockN/A
ChainsetShimano FC-M622 2-piece Design
Chainrings40/30/22T
CassetteShimano CS-HG62-10 11-36T
Chain DeviceNot Specified
Bottom BracketShimano SM-BB71-41A / shell 41x89.5mm
ChainKMC X10
Front HubFormula CL51
Rear HubShimano FH-RM66 Disc CL
Front DerailleurShimano Deore FD-M610 / 34.9mm
Rear DerailleurShimano XT RD-M781 SGS Shadow Type / 30 Speed
Front BrakeShimano BR-M395 Disc 180mm SM-RT54 CL Rotor
Rear BrakeShimano BR-M395 Disc 160mm SM-RT54 CL Rotor
Brake LeversShimano BL-M395 Disc
PedalsWellgo M-21
HandlebarsSyncros FL2.5 Tbar Alloy 6061 / T shape Flat / 9° / 700mm
StemSyncros FL2.0 6061 Alloy / oversize 31.8mm 1-1/8" / 6° angle
HeadsetRitchey OE 1.5" Tapered reducer semi integrated OD 50/61mm / ID 44/55mm
GripsNot Specified
SaddleSyncros XR2.5
SeatpostSyncros FL2.5 / 31.6mm
RimsSyncros XC39, 32H Eyelets
Front TyreSchwalbe Rocket Ron 29x2.1", 50EPI Active Line
Rear TyreSchwalbe Rocket Ron 29x2.1", 50EPI Active Line
ShiftersShimano Deore SL-M610 Rapidfire plus / 2 way release w/gear indicator
ExtrasStainless Black 15G / 1.8mm Spokes

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Professional Review for Scott Scale 960 29er Hardtail Mountain Bike 2014

Two-time winner of our £100 hardtail test, Scott's racy Scale has been as successful at winning hearts and minds as tacky gold trophies. The reason is simple: Scott has managed to produce a light, responsive XC whippet with all the confidence-inducing handling of a trail bike. Now three years old, and largely unchanged, can it still do the business against younger, fresher blood?

It re-election campaign didn't start well. Straight out of the box there was a problem with the RockShox XC30 fork; one minute it would return at a glacial pace, the next it would spring back like a pogo stick and top out with a nasty bang. After one appalling run we fitted similarly specced model from the Norco Charger and tried again. With the fork sorted, the magic returned.

Light and lively thanks to a superb frame, it's a bike that gets up to speed quickly. There’s stiffness when cranking, but suppleness at the rear, which means less fatigue and little wasted energy. Owing to the rolling prowess of the 29in wheels and intuitive, inspiring geometry, maintaining that momentum is equally easy. It climbs like a rat up a drain pipe, descends with poise and confidence, and munches up the miles in between.

But there's a small fly in the ointment; even putting aside the issues with our test fork, the RockShox XC30 is still a rung below the other top bikes here. That means the Scale can't quite complete a hat-trick of wins, though the fact that it's still competing for the top spot against younger opponents just proves its pedigree.

Verdict

9/10

4/28/2014 3:53:10 PM | MBR

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Scott Bike Sizing Guide

Below is a sizing guide for Scott bikes. To get the perfect fit please come in to any of our eight bike stores to test out the right size today!

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The right size bike for your body size is essential to ensure the optimum experience, comfort and enjoyment as you ride. With sizing varying between the type of bike, the brand and even the model, getting the perfect fit can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you get the correct size. 

Measure Your Height

Our handy size charts match your height to the appropriate frame size so you need to be sure you’ve measured your height accurately.

  1. Take off your shoes and stand with your back against a wall.
  2. Make sure legs are together and your shoulders are back.
  3. Place a pencil on top of your head and mark the wall (the best and easiest way to do this properly is with a friend to help you).
  4. Measure from the floor to the pencil mark you have just made with a tape measure. 

Range of Reach

For most people to get the right frame size, measuring your height will suffice. However, you may find that your height is on the borderline of the range we suggest for a particular frame. If this occurs you need to measure the range of your reach or “Ape Index”. This will ensure you get a comfortable distance between the handlebars and your saddle.

  1. Stand up straight with your back against a wall.
  2. Life your arms out horizontally either side of you.
  3. Measure the distance from fingertip of one hand to fingertip of the other. This will give you your arm span.
  4. Subtract your height from this figure to get your Ape Index.
  5. If the result is positive (your arm span is greater than your height) you should go for the larger size of bike.
  6. If the result is negative (your arm span is less than your height you need the smaller size. 

Stand Over Height

You should also consider your inside leg measurement when choosing your bike to ensure adequate stand over height. Stand over height is the clearance between the top tube and the bottom of your crotch. For mountain bikes we recommend a distance of 2-4 inches and for road or hybrid bikes 1-2 inches of clearance is required. This will ensure comfort when you’re stopped and standing astride the bike.

Our bike sizing charts take stand over height into consideration but if you have a particularly long or short inside leg measurement in relation to your height you will need to bear this in mind when selecting your frame size. 

Riding Style

The way you ride and the type of bike you are into will also impact the frame size you should choose. For example, a trail devotee looking for an aggressive ride may prefer a smaller, more manoeuvrable bike size. It all comes down to personal preference and how the bike feels to you.

Our sizing charts aim to be as specific as possible so you can look up the particular type, make and model of bike you’re looking for. Remember, the sizes given in our guides are suggestions and should be used for general advice only. For the best possible fit  we recommend popping in to your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store, or call 0800 083 0888 for expert advice tailored to you.

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Choose any one of our seven bike stores to have your order delivered to and it’ll be waiting for you by the date arrange! Plus, while you’re there why not get some tips and advice from our team to really get the most out of your new purchases.

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When you place an order online, go through the checkout process and select the store you wish your items to be shipped to. We will then call you to arrange a date for you to collect your items at your chosen Leisure Lakes Bike Store, FREE of charge.

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Some countries may charge you import tax for certain items. If you have any queries regarding this then please contact your local tax office who should be able to assist you further. Unfortunately Leisure Lakes Bikes cannot advise on import tax and duty enquiries and we cannot take responsibility for any customs or duty charges which may arise from importing any of our products into your country.

All European and international deliveries are sent by UPS standard delivery. You will be emailed a tracking reference when we despatch your order so you can track your delivery as it makes it’s way to you.

For full European and worldwide delivery information please visit our delivery info page!

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