You’re watching your favorite XC stage race, only to think that for as cool as those mountain bikes are, they’re unobtanium. Exotic materials, crazy light wheels, and colors that sear eyes are the norm. The fact of the matter is that while you don’t always need what top racers use, it can sure be helpful on your next bike ride. The 2019 SCOTT Contessa Scale 900 hardtail mountain bike takes that top-end performance and delivers it to the masses.
Racers will attest that ride comfort is an essential element of performance. During the development of a hardtail frame, it is essential to distinguish the areas of the frame optimized for comfort from the ones more related to the stiffness. All in, SCOTT say that the Scale is on average 47% more comfortable than the previous Scale, with no loss of stiffness.
What does all of this matter to you though if you’re not even an aspiring racer? Technologies that aim for comfort during a long race are sure to help you perform better on your ride. Scale carbon frames feature their EvoLap technology, which allows SCOTT to better target where stiffness is needed the most, and offer comfort everywhere else. Paired to frames that are geared toward as being as low weight as possible, it makes for a hardtail that offers plenty of control where it matters, but be lightweight and maneuverable over a long ride.
SCOTT claims that the Scale is designed from the pinnacle of modern MTB design; an HMF carbon frame in size medium weighs under 1200 grams, but doesn’t sacrifice in durability, comfort, and ride quality. The standard Scale also 1x and 2x drivetrain-compatible for superior future-proofing.
The 2019 SCOTT Contessa Scale 900 hardtail mountain bike is based around their HMF carbon frame paired to a Fox 32 Float Rhythm with 100mm suspension travel. A SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain provides the go, and Shimano MT400 brakes tone it all down when necessary. A Syncros X-25/Shimano hub wheelset pairs to Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance 29 x 2.25” tires, and a Syncros bar/stem/seatpost/saddle complete the package.
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