2012 Scott Scale 29er Pro

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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

Check out my new MTB that I bought last season: 2012 Scott Scale Pro 29er, 2x10 w/XO and X9 (size sm)

Now ~9.3kg or ~20.5lbs, as seen with pedals, cage, Garmin mount, etc.

Thanks to saving 1.15kgs or 2.55lbs, it would’ve been ~10.4kgs or ~23lbs bone stock with all the same goodies. Scott's site says it's 10.2kgs or 22.5lbs sans pedals. Therefore by my modest powers of deduction, I figure their estimate ain't half bad (add my pedals at 174g/pair, the Garmin mount and cage which are 222g or ~.5lb).

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The factory build was XO/X9 2x10 with lots of Scott-branded (pre-Syncros) components ... better make that past tense as it HAD lots of Scott stuff. Here’s my Weight Weenie efforts:

Stan’s Crest 29er tubeless wheels (1606g) replaced DT Swiss XR29 tubeless (2111g) - saved 505g or 1.1lbs and stayed tubeless ... I moved both the DT Swiss RWS QRs and Schwalbe RRs (2.25") over to the new wheelset

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SRAM XX 11x36t cassette (213g) replaced SRAM X9 11x36t cassette (355g) - saved 142g or .31lb without giving up any gear inches

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Mt Zoom bar (640mm, 111g) replaced Scott Pilot bar (680mm, 279g) - saved 168g or .37lb while giving back ~3/4” on each side

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Syntace Flatforce stem (77mm, 135g) replaced Scott no-name stem (70mm, 129g) - added 6g or .01lb in exchange for a better position (~15mm more reach and ~20mm lower partially via a thinner / narrower (?) clamping area on the steerer and semi-aggressive negative angle)

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Selle San Marco Aspide FX (134g) replaced Selle Italia Team something or other (268g) - saved 134g or .3lb … once you go Aspide you never go back ... I think that’s what “they” say

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Edge (NOS) Composites zero setback post (34.9x 355mm, 188g) replaced Scott post (34.9x 355mm, 294g) - saved 106g or .23lb

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Ashima Ai2 rotors (160mm, 81g and 180mm, 107g) replaced Avid HS1 rotors (160mm, 92g and 180mm, 143g) - saved 47g or .10lb

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Extralite Ultragrips and caps (16g + 4g) replaced Scott lock-on grips (117g) - saved 97g or .21lb

Oops, I misplaced my pic of the Ultragrips. I believe this is the actual weight.

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Mt Zoom clamp (38mm, 6g) replaced Scott no-name clamp (17g) - saved 11g or .02lb

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Added “out font” Garmin bar mount from Mt Zoom - added 18g or .04lb

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Added Arundel Side-Loader cage - added 30g or .07lb

Oops, I misplaced another pic. I believe this is the actual weight.

Here's the factory spec on the Scott website - http://www.scott-sports.com/global/en/p ... -29-pro-m/
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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

I still love my ROAD bike and log the vast majority of my riding time it, but had to scratch that MTB itch. I sold my antique Trek 8000 and jumped onto this mean machine...

After ditching the tubes, my first order of business was to hit the trail and reacquaint myself with MTB ... try to get my off-road mojo back! First, it was mainly smooth, rolling single track in Colorado. Now it’s steeper stuff (still not very technical) with fast descents in northern Utah where I’m learning to trust myself, tires, brakes, etc. The off-road adventure is fun and here’s what I initially decided with my road bias:
* The 29er wheels are very, very big
* The factory 680mm bars are very, very wide
* Both conspired to make the riding position feel like a cross between a dump truck (staring at that super wide front tire all the time) and a beach cruiser (bolt upright posture)

A few hundred miles later, I finally settled into my MTB and stopped over-thinking it (as much). The wheels stopped looking and feeling like ferris wheels and the bar didn't feel nearly as wide. Even so, I still found myself gripping the bars an inch or two inboard from the ends and I found myself getting extra low on steeper ascents to keep the front wheel from coming off the ground. Enter a new bar and stem. Both “upgrades” have worked well for me, but now wonder if the 1.5" wider bar might've been OK as is.

By the way, it’s awfully beautiful out there in the hills. These pics are from late last fall.

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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

Specialized S-Works Trail shoes, size 42.5 (2012 or '13?)

They fit me like a champ, but I get that creepy feeling the BOA dials won’t last forever. They’re kinda persnickety and require a bit of attention every once in awhile when the line gets a bit twisted in the dial, but then again they haven’t entirely let me down. Seems one of the lines has a distinct kink in it now. I’m looking forward to replacing them with Bont Vaypor XCs one day...

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Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

RIGID! This was my last MTB, which hadn’t been ridden in anger for many moons (editor’s note: this means ~20 years!). It had long ago been been converted to kid trailer duty hence the slicks. It’s probably an ’88 or ’89 Trek 8000 with Shimano Deore, Trek Matrix, Tioga and other rad period correct accouterments. Tearfully, she recently moved on to another caretaker.

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devinci
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by devinci

nice bike

personnaly I think 640mm bars are very narrow for a 29er bike.

Wide bars feel absurdly wide when you first try them, but after a few rides you'll want wider. Wide bars is where it's at for 29er and technical riding

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Getter
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by Getter

^^ Yup...once you wide...you won't go back. I went from 590mm bars on my 26 to 710mm on my 29er. It feels so much better when you're riding over chunk at speed.

Only thing I find odd looking if the Garmin mount. I find that the out front mounts look strange with flat bars....plus if you crash...there goes the Garmin.

I got a stem mount from K-Edge.
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Great build and weight!

Ever since I built up my 29er...I've been spending less and less time on the road bike.

Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

I've got my Garmin computer "out front" because it's considerably easier and quicker to see than on my stem. I have no intention of going back on my mtb or roadie.

I understand the comments about wider bars, but don't log enough miles on my mtb to worry - for now.

I need advice on my Edge non-setback seat post cradle, which occasionally slips and causes my saddle to point nose up. I've got some tacx paste in there and really cranked on the bolt, but it still finds a way to slip every third ride or so. Any ideas?! It's getting rather annoying.

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by Jamescarter

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