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Speedster 50 Road Bike

Thinking About Buying A New Road Bike. Get Your First Time Buyer Questions Answered

Why Should You Buy The Speedster 50

Here are the top 3 reasons to Buy The Scott Speedster 50

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Features

Kenda Tyres

14 Speed Brakes

Alloy Frame

Scott

Established Over 120 Years Ago

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What Is The Speedster 50 Designed For?

The Road

Speedster 50 Metrics

Because bikers like metrics

Customer Satisfaction

Satisfied Clients*

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Brand

Speedster 50 Road Bike

The Speedster 50 Road Bike 2018 is a robust, versatile bike, packed with features, making it an ideal choice for those looking to get into road cycling aboard a well priced, high-quality bike.

The 7-speed Shimano groupset provides the crisp, responsive shifting expected from a Shimano offering, while the Tektro Comp SCBR-313 brakes ensure controlled, stable braking, ideal for building confidence on the road. The 50x34T chainset and 11-28T cassette combination provide ample gearing to conquer fast, flat sections of road and steep, tough climbs equally successfully.

The Endurance geometry is designed around comfort, with a reasonably tall headtube, the rider is placed in a natural riding position, with full visibility of the road ahead.

This is critical to safety, as the rider is able to see any potential dangers up-ahead long before they become a problem, the upright position also allows you to ride all day without any discomfort. The Schwalbe Lugano tyres increase comfort further, with their 28mm wide profile adding additional cushioning and providing high levels of grip when cornering.

Syncros components make up the remainder of the bike’s specification. These products have been designed alongside the Scott range to provide high levels of performance and great aesthetics, colour-coded to match the frame’s paint, the overall finish is seamless.

All in all, the Speedster 50 Road Bike provides a great value for money solution for new cyclists looking to get into the sport and experienced cyclists searching for a tough, reliable winter bike.

Features & Benefits

The Scott Aspect 940 is made up of Alloy Frame

It comprises of Shimano Tourney 21 Speed Drivetrain

Tektro SCM-02 Mechanical Disc Brakes

The lower gearing gives the rider a helping hand to take on the steep hills every time.

Available in 29″ and 27.5″ wheel size.

 

The Scott Aspect 940 is made up of Alloy Frame

It comprises of Shimano Tourney 21 Speed Drivetrain

Tektro SCM-02 Mechanical Disc Brakes

The lower gearing gives the rider a helping hand to take on the steep hills every time.

Available in 29″ and 27.5″ wheel size.

Frame  Aspect 900 series Alloy 6061 / Performance geometry

Fork  Suntour XCT 100mm travel

Number of Gears        21

Chain KMC Z-50

Pedals  Supplied

Brakeset          Tektro SCM-02 mech. Disc 160F/160R Rotor

Handlebars      HL MTB-AL-312BT / 720mm / black / 12mm rise

Stem TDS-C302-8FOV / 10° / 31.8 / Black

Headset           Ritchey LOGIC ZERO-OE

Rims Syncros X-20 Disc#32H / black

Front Hub        Formula DC-19 FQR disc

Rear Hub         Formula DC-31 RQR disc

Tyres Kenda Slant 6 29x2.35 / 30TPI

  • Features – 94%
  • Value For Money – 90%
  • Build Quality – 97%

“The Speedster 50 Road Bike Is Ideal For My Friday Commute With The Deeside Cycling Club.”  Vin

Customer Satisfaction

This is a good entry level road bike.

Speedster 50 Road Bike Is A great entry level road bike which is very comfortable on longer rides whilst also having good speed on shorter ones.

The 28c tyres are excellent for comfort and stability, whilst the high range of gears (50-34 with 32-11) mean that hills are tackled with relative ease

Slightly heavier than some pricier models but as far as entry level road bikes go, this has been a great choice

 

Final Verdict

 

This Speedster 50 Road Bike and paint job belie its low price and make it look like a much higher-spec ride. The slick looks and slight aero profiling to the down tube mean it wouldn’t look out of place in a race.

The frame itself is made from double-butted alloy, as you’d expect in this price bracket. The frame is stiff and responsive, but there’s a compromise for that low price: it’s quite heavy. The Scott Speedster 50 is featured in – The best cheap bikes: ridden and rated.

Common Questions

Would this bike be suitable for TT events?

Can you fit aero bars and suitable wheels and tyres etc ? This bike can be used as a TT bike, it is able to to take aero bars. The wheelset’s you can use are on this link attached. The tyres will be 700x23 clincher tyres.

Does this bike have eyelets to mount a pannier rack?

Unfortunately, this does not have eyelets for a rear rack as it is not designed for this style of usage.

It is possible to convert the tyres from road slicks to something wider and more knobbly for riding in winter and off road?

Will the brakes be a problem with this bike?

This Speedster 50 Road Bike is not designed to take knobbly tyres as it is intended for fast road riding which dictates slicker tyres with closer clearances on the frame.

What pedals does this bike have?

This bike does not come with any pedals. You may like to read our article on are Scott bikes any good?

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