From the carbon fiber to the manufacturing process to the final frame, the Scale has been completely redesigned. The result: a new benchmark for race hardtail frames. The Scale RC 900 SL weighs in at only 879 grams. The incredible lightweight frame characteristics and two dedicated frame platforms for 1x and 2x drivetrains lift the standard of hardtail mountain bikes to a new level.
“The Scale not only is incredibly light, it also provides standing comfort in the rear triangle which is super important when riding technical descents. It saves me energy in both uphills and downhills."
Nino SchurterOlympic Champion, 5x World Champion & 5x World Cup Champion
The high-end HMX-SL and HMX as well as the HMF frames are optimized for 1x drivetrains only and are therefore dedicated to race-oriented riders and those who want the lightest of the lightest. The MF line-up is designed and optimized around a double chain ring setup. These models can, however, accomodate a single chainring configuration.
Routing the cables internally avoids bulky external hardware and looks cleaner. Due to the improved protection, the cables have a longer lifetime.
The new Scale chain guide weighs in at just 23 grams, is easy to assemble thanks to a smart mounting system and can accommodate 30T to 36T chainrings.
The new Scale dropouts are designed to be integrated on the thru-axle system thanks to a hollow tube design that allows a simple and lightweight structure.
A specific brake mount adapter anchors directly with the chain stay and the thru-axle. Thanks to this solution the carbon structure is cleaner and lighter, the flexion of the rear triangle on the brake side is not inhibited, and as consequence, the frame comfort is increased.
For the HMX-SL size M with all hardware
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Our range of Scale carbon bikes uses a variety of high-end carbon fibers. Out of that variety the HMX-SL carbon fiber is the state of the art. This fiber allows for a frame composition that delivers incredible stiffness while achieving an unprecedentedly light weight. This is the first time that we have used this fiber to manufacture mountain bikes – a crucial step that has allowed us to provide you with a new lightweight benchmark.
The carbon experts at SCOTT have delivered yet again.
With our Evo-Lap technology we model the frame to optimize the surface area, simulate tube structures with different ply orientations, observe the results of using different configurations, and test the stress distribution in different areas of the frame.
The SDS2 technology achieves comfort in carbon frames without adding parts or sacrificing stiffness characteristics.The result on the new Scale frame is specific, controlled flex in areas that increase rider comfort and guarantee optimal absorption of vibrations not only on the saddle but also when the rider is standing up on the pedals.
We worked together with Syncros to develop the SL components line that follows the same philosophy of our new bikes:
Photography: Michal Cerveny, Armin Küstenbrück, Gaudenz Danuser, Fred Leiser