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Scale 700 & 900 Reviewed

06 March 2014

The 2014 Scale 700 and 900 series were reviewed by the most important Mountain Bike Magazines in the business. Check out what the editors wrote.

 

Bike Radar/MB UK/WMTN: "Scott’s race and carbon expertise delivers a game-changing blend of responsiveness and control".

"Scott’s Scale 710 delivers true race breed speed and an aggressive attitude that spans the 29er smoothness/26er sprint gap superbly. Its mix of immediate punch plus instant agility – with a traction-boosting trail connection and its smooth float over staccato roots and rocks – marks it out as a fantastic and fast technical singletrack weapon. The Scale 710 sets a whole new benchmark for hardtails of any wheel size in the process."

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Bike GER: "Anticipate, shift, attack! The Scale 700 RC simply is a rocket! The super light, World Cup-winning bike of Nino Schurter shines on challenging terrain with lots of changes in speed and direction."

 

Pedal Magazine CAN: "The Scott Scale 740 can carve, carry speed and respond quickly to anything you encounter. The team at Scott has come up with a bike that fits most riders’ price point and exceeds their expectations." 

 

MBR UK: "The SCALE 740 gets a good roundup – for anyone looking for an XC race Hardtail that feels as sharp, direct and responsive as a 26in bike, the Scale 740 could be just the ticket."

 

 

Bicycling.com USA: "I have ridden numerous long- and short-travel full-suspension 27.5 bikes but not yet a modern hardtail. The Scale surprised me. As a huge fan of 29er XC bikes I expected to find the midsize wheel platform lacks many of the traits I love about the bigger wheels: momentum, traction, and roll-over ability. However, the 27.5 wheels took the sting out of the deep braking bumps and didn’t feel twitchy like a 26. Acceleration does indeed seem snappier than a 29er, too. Handling is more flickable and snappy as well." Read the whole story here.

 

World of MTB GER: "With the Scale 900 SL SCOTT remains at the wheel: The super light full carbon frame, a Sram XX1 groupset, reliable Shimano XTR disc brakes and Syncros carbon parts make for a 8.71kg complete bike. Light, stiff and equipped with class-winning components the Scale 900 SL is among our favorite hardtail bikes."

 

 

 

MountainBIKE GER: "Light and fast. Confidence-inspiring and versatile. The Scale 700 RC carries outstanding components at a fair price. The Scale 700 RC shines from A-Z and consequently wins this race hardtail test."

 

Bike France: ‘’Stable, handy, light, the Scale is really reactive.’’