×
User
Today
 
  |   Rate it:

Tags:
Where to buy Scott Scale 970    SEE ALL
 
Loading...

Rider questions

Q: I am 5'10 what will be my sizes in scale 970

Q: You could ride a medium or large. Personally I'd choose the smaller size it's a hair lighter less profile. You can tinker with bar angle and change your stem length or height. Also adjust seat forward or aft.

Add a review

Rating
 
Review

Reviews

  • Bike4Life530
    ****

    I bought this bike in June of 2016 and three months in, a whole host of upgrades have been done to it. I took off the SR Suntour XCR 32 fork and swapped in a RockShox Recon Silver fork, I added 800 mm bars (100 mm wider than stock), RaceFace 30T narrow-wide front chain ring (replacing a 3x setup), upgraded to a 11-40 Shimano Deore cassette (from a 11-36 cassette), replaced the Maxxis Ikon tires with Continental Mud King tubeless tires and now the bike is perfect. When you get it, the fork sucks, and the 3x setup was too big for me. I got this bike from my local bike shop which gave me a half off discount and I traded in a Giant Revel (a review on that will come later) but I really like this bike and it felt right to me. Overall you can't go wrong with this bike and it's a solid foundation for a second bike!

    Pros
    Price
    29er
    Geometry

    Cons
    Fork
    Gearing

    Reply | Thank
  • j pesos
    Reviewing Scott Scale 940:
    *****

    Pros
    Great grouping. Awesome ride.

    Cons
    Weight. It is on the heavier side. But for a novice its an awesome ride.

    Reply | Thank
  • NotAtWork
    Reviewing Scott Scale 960:
    ****

    This was my first 29er but I've ridden a Scale 910 29er and a Spark full suspension 710 27.5 to compare against the 960. The components and the frame are the main reason I bought this bike. Sure there are slightly better bikes with XT hydraulic brakes VS Deore hydraulic brakes but are you really going to notice? The brakes are very good for XC and moderate downhill style riding. The RockShox XC 30 fork is a decent entry level air fork. It gives great feel and doesn't sag and bounce when climbing. You can lock it out when climbing if you remember but I don't think it's necessary. The only downside is the fork is heavy. The frame is the same on all Scales until you hit the carbon range, nice solid feel and no creaking. The Syncros wheelset is pretty good for stock. I've ridden them pretty hard and they are still as true as the day I bought the bike. Overall it's a fairly light bike given the fork is a little heavy under 28 pounds. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a 29er and doesn't want to spend over $1300.

    Pros
    Affordable, good components, decent fork, semi-light weight

    Cons
    Shimano brakes need to be bled after first few rides

    Reply | Thank
  • Mer
    ***

    First 29er I've ridden and I'm happy with it. If you can find this bike for less than $800, I'd jump at it. It's been a good, solid addition to my garage.

    Pros
    Great Frame, picked up for > $750 at REI. The platform can easily be upgraded to better components.

    Cons
    Fork is entry level and I've gone through at least 3 tubes on the rear tire. Pedals needed to be replaced after first 50 miles.

    Reply | Thank
  • olimoo
    Reviewing Scott Scale 70:
    ****

    Pros
    Great for the begginer with a few dollars to spend. Light, quick and really easy to handle. Pretty decent components means it will handle most XC stuff like a dream on your local trails.

    Cons
    Forks would be the first thing i'd upgrade

    Reply | Thank

  • Reviewing Scott Scale 920:
    *****

    Buy it

    Pros
    Great bike for the price.

    Cons
    Limited seat adjustment

    Reply | Thank
  • Miguel Basora
    Reviewing Scott Scale 40:
    ***

    Pros
    Great beginner bike, great looking frame.

    Cons
    Once you advance in your MTB journey, you'll want more than this ride, unless you invest heavy dollars to it.

    Reply | Thank
  • chalo1
    *****

    Super bike

    Pros
    By far best bike 1k could buy. It's lite-durable- and the components are top of the line. I say this because I own it.

    Cons
    Seat is a little rough on long rides.

    Reply | Thank

  • Reviewing Scott Scale 29er:
    *****

    Fantastic frame, great component set(XT rear derailer, all shimano everything else) Rock Shox XC29 feels great.
    Light weight.
    Pretty much the best you can get for $1400 retail( Scale 960).

    Pros
    Great midrange components
    Shockingly good frame(noticeably better than anything in its class. Don't believe me? Ride one)!
    More than capable fork.
    Sexy Matte finish

    Cons
    Seems like the wheels are on the edge of failure given the amount of flex, although no issues yet.
    Tires came on backwards, which makes me question quality control.

    Reply | Thank
  • Shootr
    Reviewing Scott Scale 70:
    *****

    Great Bike!!!!

    Pros
    Great handling bike. It inspires confidence! It fast and has good components. Will be upgrading the crank and forks soon. Just me I tinker. Already put an FSA cockpit and wheels on it.

    Cons
    None Yet

    Reply | Thank
  • heckmanlloyd
    ****

    Overall this has been a great bike. The wheelset has been the downfall for me. I replaced them when the LBS told me that the rear rim was bent too badly to stay true. After wheelset replacement, this has been a fabulous ride!

    Pros
    Great Geometry. Cheap but yet reliable components. Great bike for the money.

    Cons
    Wheelset is weak. The fork could use an improvement also.

    Reply | Thank
  • TeamTKO
    Reviewing Scott Scale 70:
    ****

    I would recommend this bike to anyone, at the price that I bought this bike it is a great bike for the trails around Houston

    Pros
    SLX rear and Deore front derailleur, good tires and breaks overall seems to be a great bike, this is a vast improvement from my Giant Rincon so far there is nothing I dislike

    Cons

    Reply | Thank