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  • Lightweight, butted aluminum frame is tuned to optimize efficiency in the climbs and remain responsive when descending
  • Suntour XCR RL-R suspension fork has 100mm of travel to make smooth work of choppy, rocky, root-covered trails; bar-top remote lockout lets you control suspension on the fly
  • Shimano Deore derailleurs and Deore shifters offer fast and reliable shifting performance across the 30 gears
  • Shimano BR-M395 hydraulic disc brakes provide easy, progressive braking with a 180mm rotor up front and a 160mm rotor in the back
  • Sturdy wheels are wrapped with the excellent all-arounder Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires to ensure great traction and fast-rolling performance on the trail
  • Full-length cable housing deters gunky buildup that saps shifting performance; replaceable rear derailleur hanger helps extend the frame's usable lifespan
  • Specs on the Scott Scale 970 29er hardtail mountain bike are subject to change


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Best Use Mountain Biking
Frame 6061 aluminum
Bike Suspension Front Suspension
Fork Suntour XCR RL-R, 100mm
Crankset Shimano Deore, 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano ES25 Octalink
Shifters Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow
Rear Cogs Shimano Deore, 11-36, 10-speed
Number of Gears 30
Brakes Shimano BR-M395 hydraulic disc
Brake Levers Shimano BR-M395
Rims Syncros XC39, 32h
Front Hub Formula CL51
Rear Hub Shimano FH-RM35
Wheel Size 29 inches
Tires Schwalbe Rocket Ron, 29 x 2.1
Handlebar Shape Flat Bar
Handlebar Syncros FL2.5
Stem Syncros FL2.0
Seat Post Syncros FL2.5
Saddle Syncros XR2.5
Pedals Wellgo M-21
Headset Ritchey OE
Chain KMC X10
Weight 29.26 pounds
Bike Weight Bike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes.
Gender Unisex
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