HIGHS: Balanced ride quality, sensible spec
BUY IF: You want a speedy alloy bike with decent disc brakes
Scott redesigned the Speedster for 2018 to reduce weight and increase performance. The Speedster features an aluminum frame and carbon fork. The carbon steer tube contributes to the weight savings.
The headtube is extended to create a more upright position than you might expect on this class of bike. Finding the right gear is a breeze with Shimano’s Tiagra drivetrain including a 20-speed gear range.
What really separates Speedster from the competition would be the hydraulic disc brakes, which reviewers are raving about. Shimano’s RS505 levers are a perfect companion to the rest of the braking componentry including 105 Shimano mechanicals plus a finishing kit and wheels from Snycross, Scott’s in-house component brand. Good disc brake systems are hugely useful when you’re riding in the mud or other sloppy conditions.
The Speedster Disc would be the perfect choice as a solid, quick commuter bike, a winter trainer, or a good versatile bike to use for any occasion. The Speedster is also an awesome choice for a century ride or chasing increased fitness. Available in seven sizes from 47cm to 61cm. The Speedster comes complete with full mudguard mounts at the rear.
Bike Radar notes that “the Speedster is respectably stiff and lively, more so than its robust weight figure suggests.
Speedster CX Disc / D.Butted 6061 Alloy / CX geometry / Integrated Headtube
Speedster Carbon/Alloy Disc
1 1/8" Alloy steerer
Shimano Tiagra RD-4700-GS
Shimano Tiagra FD-4700
Shimano Tiagra ST-4700
Dual control 20 Speed
Shimano BR-R317 Black Mech. Disc
160/F and 160/R mm SM-RT56 Rotor
Shimano FC-R460 Black
Hyperdrive 34x46 T
Syncros FL2.01 1
/8" / four Bolt 31.8mm
Formula Team 28 H
Formula Team 28 H
HTI - Standard Black 2mm
Syncros Race 22 Disc
28 Front / 28 Rear
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