Scott Scale 720 Carbon Hardtail Mountain Bike 2016
Scott Scale 720 Hardtail MTB
HMF Carbon / SDS Shock Damping System / 142 x 12 mm Dropouts Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance / 15mm Axle / Tapered Steerer / 100mm Travel Drivetrain: Sram GX1 1 X 11 Speed Drivetrain Brakes: Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc Brakes Wheels: Syncros XR2.5 Tubeless Ready Weight: 10.10 Kg Scale 720 The Scale 720 is constructed from Scott's HMF carbon fibre, this unique blend of carbon makes the Scale 720 incredibly lightweight and strong. The HMF provides a very stiff ride, this paired with an extremely dialled frame geometry produces an exceptionally fast and agile ride experience. The 720 comes equipped with a Fox 32 Float Performance Air fork which features 100mm of premium suspension travel and utilizes 3 modes along with Scott Rideloc allowing you to optimize your ride control. Drive comes in the form of a 1 x 11 speed Sram GX1 drivetrain which provides exceptional shift quality and further enhances the bikes low weight characteristics. Scott have selected the Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes for the 720 model to offer fantastically powerful and progressive braking in all weather conditions. The 720 is finished with a premium Syncros finishing kit which keeps the weight down as well as adding to the bikes top class performance, all this amounts to the 720 being one of the best equipped XC bikes on the market for 2016. Scale 700 Series Designed for maximum efficiency and minimal weight the Scott Scale 700 series bikes are great for Marathon riders who want a bike which will climb just as well as they descend. The Scale 900 series is designed around 100mm fork and is based around an ethos of 10% trail and 90% race which means these bikes are ideal for the experienced rider who likes to enter events as well as ride for leisure purposes. The Scale frames are the lightest in their class, the short chainstays offer precise manoeuvrability whilst the slack headangle, longer top tube and 27.5 inch wheels provide the bike with unparalleled levels of stability. If you are an experienced rider then the Scale 700 series bikes will definitely bring the best out of your riding.
Mountain Bike Deals
Starting life in 1958 as a ski company, Scott has diversified on numerous occasions to cater for Motocross in 1970 and cycling disciplines. Their first mountain bike was launched in 1986, and shortly afterwards the innovative aero handlebar was created, helping Greg Lemond to win his 1989 Tour de France. By 1991 Scott produced a range of Suspension Mountain Bikes using UniShock, and the following year it's first full suspension MTBs, Cycling shoes and helmets were all released. The next milestone year was 1998, when the G-Zero full suspension MTB was launched, with it's incredibly low weight a major selling point. Their focus was not just off road, and in 2001 the Team Issue road frame was announced, weighing less than 1 kg - making it the world's lightest. Two years later this was replaced by the carbon CR1 frame, weighing a paltry 895g! That same year, their MTB range was supplemented by the Genius, which enabled the rider to adjust travel from one of three settings; lock-out, full travel and just traction. Long time Scott sponsored rider Thomas Frischknecht won the marathon World Championships on this bike. In 2005, Scott moved into the Triathlon genre by releasing the Plasma, a 980g aerodynamic carbon frame, with a 300g seatpost complementing the ride. never to remain complacent, the Addict Road frame was born in 2007, weighing 790g and featuring a feathery 165g seatpost, 330g fork, resulting in an overall build of just 5.9kg (yep, that's 13lbs!) Over the next decade Scott continued to produce lightweight performance innovations, such as the second Genius range, Twin Loc suspension controls and the 899g Scale hardtail range, which Nino Schurter won the MTB World Cup on.
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