Coming in at a fantastic price, the Scale 960 is built upon the same superlight aluminium frame as all the aluminium Scales above it, has Rock Shox XC 32 29 TK forks with remote lockout fitted for smoothing out those trails and a mix of quality Shimano XT and Deore components. This 29" wheel version would make a great introduction into the world of big wheels, so you can see for yourself how much faster it'll make you, especially with a big wheeled bike this light.
The Syncros XC-49 disc rims on Formula and Shimano hubs roll really well and the rest of the Syncros kit on the Scale 960 is built solid and light, with over 2 decades of experience behind it all.
A bike to take you further on the trails, and further with your progression into mountain biking.
Scott's Scale aluminium range uses the same celebrated geometry as the carbon race winning bikes, so they'll handle great, be stiff where power transfer is concerned and comfortable due to the narrow seat stays absorbing some of the trail vibration. Of course, one of the main aims for Scott is to keep the weight as low as possible, so their aluminium frames come out as one of the lightest around. Add to this their great hydroformed looks and you have a winner for every scenario.
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