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Does anyone ride a SCOTT bike?(7 posts)

Does anyone ride a SCOTT bike?gtscottie
Jul 30, 2003 1:33 PM
If so what is your thoughts on them?
Are they well built? Any problems?

popular in EuropeBergMann
Jul 30, 2003 2:02 PM
Scotts are quite popular in Europe, but I literally haven't seen one for over 15 years in the US. They started out at mass-market sporting goods stores like Copelands, but then sort of petered out as a brand here.

The Scotts I saw on the MTB racing circuit in Germany were reasonably well built -- comparable say to Trek, Specialized or Wheeler (another popular Euro brand).

One of the French pro teams is racing a new Scott carbon road frame, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is sourced from a mfr. with more expertise.

If you can get a good deal with a good parts pick I'd say go for it.
re: Does anyone ride a SCOTT bike?huez
Jul 30, 2003 2:05 PM
I have two mountain bikes, my friend has a road bike.
VERY VERY nice. They are pricey because of the salary of a great engineer named Peter Denke from Germany. Hes a genius. They frequently finish tests as not only the lightest frames but also the strongest. Very well engineered.
re: Does anyone ride a SCOTT bike?Sintesi
Jul 30, 2003 6:35 PM
Yeah they're quality. I used to own a Scott mountainbike and it was well made and durable. I'm sure their high end stuff is as good as anybody's. Can't find 'em here in the US tho.
you can buy them in the US...ClydeTri
Jul 31, 2003 4:41 AM
They have a distributor in Puerto Rico, which last time I checked was still a territory. I saw and advert for them in Velo News if memory serves...
But they say SCOTT-USA right on the framepitt83
Jul 31, 2003 5:07 AM
And they're nowhere to be found in the USA for sale. Bizarre-o.
Puerto Rico is in the USA!!!! nmClydeTri
Jul 31, 2003 9:44 AM