Friday, February 23, 2018

Scott 2018 Speedster 20 Disc Gravel Bike Review - Works on San Antonio Mud and Pavement, Too

Here is BikeRadar’s Verdict on the 2018 Scott Speedster 20 Disc

"It’s frustratingly close to the perfect all-rounder, but minor details let it down"
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.

  • Frame

    Speedster CX Disc / D.Butted 6061 Alloy / CX geometry / Integrated Headtube
  • Fork

    Speedster Carbon/Alloy Disc
    1 1/8" Alloy steerer
  • Headset

    Integrated Cartridge
  • Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Tiagra RD-4700-GS
    20 Speed
  • Front Derailleur

    Shimano Tiagra FD-4700
  • Shifters

    Shimano Tiagra ST-4700
    Dual control 20 Speed
  • Brakes

    Shimano BR-R317 Black Mech. Disc
    160/F and 160/R mm SM-RT56 Rotor
  • Crankset

    Shimano FC-R460 Black
    Hyperdrive 34x46 T
  • BB-Set

    Shimano BB-RS500
  • Handlebar

    Syncros RR2.0
    Anatomic 31.8mm
  • H'stem

    Syncros FL2.0
    1 1/8" / four Bolt 31.8mm
  • Seatpost

    Syncros RR2.5
  • Seat

    Syncros FL2.5
  • Hub (Front)

    Formula Team 28 H
  • Hub (Rear)

    Formula Team 28 H
  • Chain

    KMC X10
  • Cassette

    Shimano HG-500
    11-32 T
  • Spokes

    HTI - Standard Black 2mm
  • Rims

    Syncros Race 22 Disc
    28 Front / 28 Rear
  • Tires

    Kenda Kwick
  • Approx weights in KG

  • Approx weights in LBS


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