Journal

The 2021 SCOTT MTB Buyer's Guide Part 1 - Spark, Spark RC, & Scale

The 2021 SCOTT MTB Buyer's Guide Part 1 - Spark, Spark RC, & Scale

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

We have only just started to see 2021 SCOTT bikes trickle in, but we have fielded loads of questions about what’s changed for the new year. As such, we have rounded up some of the most important changes to the SCOTT mountain bike line for 2021 to help you figure...
Contender's Six Hottest Bikes of 2020

Contender's Six Hottest Bikes of 2020

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

We’re always excited for bikes of all kinds, but there are a few that really stand out from the bunch. Here’s our list of some of our most-anticipated gravel, mountain bikes, and road bikes of 2020. Don’t see your bike of choice? Comment below! Gravel/Road OPEN WI.DE The OPEN UP...
Join Kate Courtney and SCOTT-SRAM Racing at Contender Bicycles!

Join Kate Courtney and SCOTT-SRAM Racing at Contender Bicycles!

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

"No win is so big, and no loss is so big." - Kate Courtney on being gracious in defeat. Join Kate Courtney next Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Contender Bicycles in Salt Lake City. We will have Courtney, the 2019 XC World Cup Overall Champion...
A Modern Masterpiece: the SCOTT Spark

A Modern Masterpiece: the SCOTT Spark

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Mountain bikes see more changes in technology than just about anything else in the cycling industry. That leads to bikes that are often seen as obsolete in just a few years, with none of the excitement that was there when the bike was first released. Because of this, most mountain...
Tour de France Competition 2019

Tour de France Competition 2019

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

WEEK ONE STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE WEEK TWO STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE WEEK THREE STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE Traditionally, our Tour de France competition has been one of chance. The competition asked participants for eight ProTour riders who they thought would win stages and jerseys at the Tour and to pool them together...
Throwing It Back With the SCOTT 60th Anniversary Throwback Sunglasses

Throwing It Back With the SCOTT 60th Anniversary Throwback Sunglasses

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

If you're like us (and the vast majority of the world), you likely have a soft spot for retro design. That said, many designs can very much be hit or miss, and it takes a careful eye to make a retro design look successful and not like an imitation. Contender...
Swiss Miss(ter): Nick Visits Scott Sports in Switzerland

Swiss Miss(ter): Nick Visits Scott Sports in Switzerland

Written by Nick Gaitan, on Mar 03, 2021

Switzerland is perhaps known for three things: milk chocolate, watches, and beautiful mountain ranges. I think I’d like to add a fourth thing Switzerland ought to be known for: cows. Lots of them. Scott Sports kindly brought me out to their headquarters to see the new line of 2019 Scott...
Ride the Crest in Style with our Scott MTB Demo and Shuttle

Ride the Crest in Style with our Scott MTB Demo and Shuttle

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Scott mountain bikes are some of the lightest we have around here, and for good reason. They've always been among the most forward-thinking brands around, with unique suspension designs, lower weight than the competition, and personality-changing suspension levers. This has led to great success for the Swiss brand under the...
Which Long Travel 29er is Best for You?

Which Long Travel 29er is Best for You?

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

 29er mountain bikes had a stuttering start when initially introduced. Critics knocked the bikes for their slow handling, long wheelbases, and lack of peppiness when trails were at their fastest. More than anything, this was related to needing to dial in the geometry than the actual wheel size. Thankfully,...