2021 Scott Scale 980

A 29″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bike with upper mid-range components, priced near the low end of the Scale model range.

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2021 Scott Scale 980
MSRP£989 (about $1,393)
Weight30.0 lbs
SuspensionHardtail
Travel100mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkSunTour XCR 32
Wheels29″
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetDeore, Shimano
BrakesHydraulic Disc

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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Scale 980

28 mph

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27 mph

The Scale 980 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Scale 980 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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July 2021

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April 2020

MBR
Scott Scale 920 review - MBR

If you’re after a cross country race hardtail with a proven track record, then look no further than the Scott Scale 920.

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January 2020

BikeRadar
Scott Scale 900 WC long-term review

An uncomplicated, no compromise race bike that's ideal for the privateer racer and comes highly recommended from me.

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March 2019

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Scale Alloy 6061 Custom Butted Tubing Boost QR 5x141mm / Tapered Headtube / BB92 Internal Cable Routing / replaceable hanger

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

Fork

Suntour XCR32 RL-R / Coil Spring 1 1/8" Steerer / Reb. Adj. Remote Lockout / 100mm travel

Bottom Bracket

Shimano BB-MT500-PA / shell 41x89.5mm

Headset

Syncros OE Press Fit / Reduce 1.5"-1 1/8" OD 50/62mm / ID 44/56mm

Stem

Syncros Alloy 6061 oversized 31.8mm / 1 1/8" / 6° angle

Handlebar

Syncros Alloy 6061 T shape Flat / 9° / 740mm

Saddle

Syncros Belcarra Regular 2.5

Seatpost

Syncros / 31.6x400mm

Pedals

Femin FP873ZU

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore RD-M6100 SGS Shadow Plus / 12 Speed

Crank

Shimano FC-MT511-1 32T

Shifters

Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R / Rapidfire Plus

Cassette

Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12 / 10-51 T

Chain

KMC X12

Brakes

Shimano MT200 Disc

Wheels
Rims

Syncros / 32H

Spokes

Stainless Black 15G / 1.8mm

Front Hub

Formula CL-51

Rear Hub

Shimano FH-MT401-B CL / Boost QR 5x141mm / Micro Spline

Tires

Maxxis Rekon Race / 2.25" / 60TPI

Disk Rotors

Shimano SM-RT10 CL / 180/F and 160/R

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