-Frame 949 gr. / 1.99 lbs
M L XL
-HMX NET Carbon Fibre / IMP3 Technology
SDS / tapered Headtube
-BB92 integrated bottom bracket
-Ritchey Pro Headset for tapered or
1 1/8 forks and Carbon Spacer
-Ritchey WCS Carbon Seatpost with SDS
-Scott QR Seatclamp
The Carbon Experts at SCOTT have done it again. The redesigned Scale, at under 899 grams, and all new carbon Scale 29er, at under 949 grams, are the lightest bikes in their classes.
Using IMP carbon technology enables us to eliminate excess material needed in earlier tube-to-tube construction, saving considerab¬le weight throughout the frame.
For example, The IMP3 front triangle saves 35 grams by constructing the top, head and down tubes as a single piece.
SDS – Shock Damping System
The SDS System noticeably absorbs irritating vibrations and slight bumps and fulfills its purposes perfectly,“ comments Nino Schurter.
The Scale benefits from the Shock Damping System developed for the CR1. SDS minimizes high frequency input from the ground. To achieve a shock damping effect without losing performance, SCOTT optimizes the balance between vertical compliance and lateral stiffness in the rear triangle.
•Vertical compliance correlates directly to how smoothly the bike rides. By offering maximized vertical compliance, SDS will minimize vibrations transmitted by ground shock, maximizing stability and increasing comfort.
•Lateral stiffness correlates to responsiveness during sprinting, acceleration, and climbing.
The new Scale dispels the myth that a light bike cannot be stiff. Due to a targeted layup structure in high stress areas, the use of the PFBB30/PFBB92 standards, and the incorporation of a tapered head tube, SCOTT has achieved results in proportion to weight that have not previoulsy been attained.
Comparison of the old Scale vs. the new Scale
Steering area Stiffness + 10%
Bottom bracket Stiffness + 15%
Bottom bracket Stiffness + 10%
We always measure and test all our frames in our laboratories. The accrued data base has been used to validate the computer analyses, which were key in optimizing the new Scale by:
-reducing maximum material stress
-mitigating stress concentrations
-evaluating stiffness and deformation
IMP3- Integrated Molding Process
Our engineers have developed IMP3™, the newest technology applied to carbon production. The toptube, headtube and down tube are produced in a single step using a top-secret process.
Our proprietary process allows for lighter construction by removing 11% of the material from the headtube intersection while increasing strength by utilizing high modulus stressed fibers for more precise fiber placement in critical areas. To compliment the IMP™ process, our frames benefit from our Naked External Tubeset™ which eliminates the cosmetic carbon layer to shave precious grams.
Press Fit Bottom Bracket
By implementing Press Fit BB30 standards, bonded alloy pieces are no longer utilized to install threaded bottom brackets, saving 30 grams of frame weight and increase stiffness.
One carbon piece tubular seatstay, chainstay & dropout combined with Direct Postmount 160 to shed an additional 25 grams.
= Homogeneous structure (less material, optimized performance, less weight)
HMX-NET Carbon Fiber
While we already use the proven HMF composite fiber on all our composite high-end bike models, we have improved upon conventional HMF material. This new fiber, which is produced exclusively for Scott, offers 20% more stiffness and is employed on all the areas that need additional rigidity. This new material also allows us to reduce weight and improve riding characteristics. NET stands for Naked External Tubeset, where the frame sheds its exterior cosmetic layer, which saves even more weight