Date:March 05, 2019

Scott Scale 970

The Scott Scale 970 is the only bike from a world cup level brand at this price to be fully equipped with a SRAM Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Rockshox fork. Combine the light alloy frame, wide-range drivetrain, and top-notch cockpit and trim, and the Scott Scale clearly punches well above its weight.

Under the radar: The Maxxis Recon Tires are sticky grippers! Lots of companies skimp with house brand or off-label tires – something a rider won’t notice until it’s time to spend $100+ to upgrade to real grippers!

The Bottom Line: The undisputed champion of hardtail mountain bikes.

Model Scott Scale 970 Specialized Rockhopper Trek X-Caliber 7
Price $1029 $1010 $1019
Fork  Rockshox 30 Air (w/remote) Suntour XC Rockshox 30 Air (NO remote)
Drivetrain 1X Sram 12spd 2x Shimano 9 Speed 2x Shimano 9 Speed
Brakes Shimano Hydro Shimano Hydro Shimano Hydro
 *Charts are a snapshot in time and specifications are subject to change!