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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Scott Scale 60 2012 - A value mid priced mountain bike

I went to Chin Aik Bicycle shop to buy armor for the Sept 11, 2011 Campaign for a Lane. Unfortunately, he does not have the color that I want. While looking around, this bike below caught my eye. It's the Scale 60. This bike is 2 steps below the top of the line Alloy Scale 40.



Instead of having triple butted alloy frame, this one is only double butted so it's a bit heavier than the Scale 40.





This bike comes with Rock Shox Recon Silver TK Air suspension fork.




This bike come with a 2012 XT rear derraileur and a mix of Shimano Deore components.





The price is RM3,699 which is cheaper than the 2011 model by about RM700. In my opinion after surveying a few brands with a price tag of RM 3,200 - RM3,800, this bike does shine above all the rest with it's Air Suspension fork. The others comes with Coil fork. This bike also weighs less than 12kg which is quite light for it's price. For those are thinking of getting into cycling or a second bike with a budget range up to RM3,700 do put this bike under consideration.  

16 comments:

  1. i luv this bike,but x strength enough for abusive ride.kona kula gold,any info..

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  2. Sorry my friend, Kona bikes are quite rare in the place where I stay.

    However, base on the specs it is a good bike, if you don't mind using SRAM over Shimano. I'm not sure how much it cost.

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  3. Hi

    I saw Merida Metts 70D has an identical name on the frame.--> frame matts 70 Racelite 606i Aluminium. I believe they are not a same right? Is Alloy a different type of material from Aluminium? Any idea which Merida model has Carbon butted tubing? thanks.

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    1. Hi,
      The Matt TFS bikes uses the same 6061 Aluminium frame as the Matts 70. Only the Matts Lite frame is made of 6066 Aluminium which is much lighter.

      For carbon tubing, you can look at Merida's O.Nine models in Hardtail category, One-Twenty Carbon and Ninety-Six CF in the full suspension categoy.

      Thanks.

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  4. Hi

    In your opinion, if my budget is around 3500 to 3900. Should i choose Scott 60, Merida TFS 700, or Trek (any recommendation?) Preferable with Air Rock Shox. thanks.

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    1. Hello,

      If you prefer a Rock Shox air fork, you can go with the Scott Scale 60 or Trek 6 series (Trek 6300 or 6500). Go and test ride it and see which one you are more comfortable. :)

      I haven't seen a Merida Matts TFS 700 before. After the Matts TFS 500 is the Matts TFS 800. The difference between the 2 is the 500 uses Shimano and the 800 uses SRAM. But both uses coil fork so don't bother about them.

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  5. hi
    today i went to bicycle shop at jb, i saw the price scott scale they sale after discount rm4380, but u buy at rm3700, why the price too difference...any comment...

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    1. Hello, I'm not sure why there is such a huge difference. Mostly this type of bikes the price is controlled by the company. You might have looked at the Scott Scale 50 which is slightly more expensive that this one.

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    2. hi,
      what i'm looking today scott scale 60, lucky i not buy from that shop, the price difference too much, u have any idea where can shop online.....

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    3. For Scott bikes. I think you can order online from KL.
      My friend bought a Scott 29er from KL and they deliver direct to his house.
      If i recall correctly he mention he bought it from Bike Pro in KL.

      You can try to contact them for the price below:-
      http://bikeprobicycle.com/v2/index.php/contact-us

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  6. this shop in penang right?

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  7. if compare to this which is better?

    http://jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/hardtails/dakota/12_dakotadxcrace_spec.html

    rm3700

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    1. i would say the Jamis has better components than the Scott.

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  8. Where can i buy jamis bike in penang?

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    1. I'm not sure where you can find it now they are not that popular. You may try Sim Cycle @ 04-828 3977 as they used to carry them. Not sure if they still do.

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