Scott Elite 2002 Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

frame » Scott Liteflite 7005 Alloy D.B. Scott repl. D/out
fork » Rock-Shox Judy TT Coil Spring 80mm
rear der » Shimano XT 27 speed
front der » Shimano LX
shifters » Shimano LX w/gear indicator
brakes » Hayes HMX - 1 mechanical Disc
crankset » Race Face Prodigy
handlebar » Scott X-Rod P.G. 580 mm
stem » Scott Team D. Clamp yellow stripe 1-1/8" 10° rise
pedal » Scott Clipless pedal
seatpost » Scott Team
seat » Scott XC Racing
hubs » Scott Disc Comp
cassette » Shimano Deore 11-32 T
spokes » 15 G Stainless, black
rims » Alesa Zac 19 32H N/Eyelet Black
tires » IRC Notos XC 26 x 2.1 yellow stripe

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 21, 2021]
ScottElite78


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, fast hard tail that is the predecessor to the Scott Scale

Weakness:

Have to be careful to not damage the frame as it is so light!

Price Paid:
549
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2001
[Aug 22, 2003]
robin williamson
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike has really neutral steering when fitted with a riser bar. Dead nice ride quality of turns,lets you feel pretty in control and fun.

Weakness:

poor fork but not the worst. It is adequate. people tend to get carried away with technology and for the money its ok.

great twitchy steering fun

[May 22, 2002]
Michiel
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-Great frame, good handling on narrow twisting singletracks.
-Disk-brakes are great after brake-in period.I could make a controlled stop on a wild down-hill track (no slippin' wheels).
-Shimano XT dir.
-Great looks.

Weakness:

-Hard to resist ;-)
-Standard fork, wich is not ajustable.

Great, goodlookin' machine.
Probably less suitable for a novice because of very direct steering.
You want to change the RS Judy TT for something more suitable( I considered the SID (blue) but went for the cheaper and durable Judy SL) 100 mm's of travel are great on this bike !
Tyres are fine for muddy/rocky conditions.
Disk-brakes perform better every day.

Similar Products Used:

Giant Sierra, Scott Tampico, Scott Boulder

[Aug 21, 2002]
julian
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good frame, well constructed, good groupset, disc brakes

Weakness:

Forks.

Great bike, a thing of beauty, light and nimble but strong. I changed to some wider riser bars because I found it abit skitterish in the rough with the flat bars, though I do tend to use it like a trail bike not a XC bike. Disc brakes are confidence boosters, get them wet and still stop on a dime, saved my arse a couple of times now. One thing with cable brakes need to keep them clean and lubed regularly. Front fork not up to the rest of the bike though, flexy and only preload adjustable. The Elite would suit those more trail hardened riders and those upgrading to there next bike.

[Aug 21, 2004]
Steve
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Frame handling, good overall package.

Weakness:

Judy TT's did not perform to the frames standard.
Cheap Scott seatpost failed to hold level position and as a result, the saddle got killed too.

Great package let down by the Judy TT's.
RaceFace cranks not a good match to the frame (chain suck resulted in chain jam between frame and crank) hence changed to XT.
Forks and these problems sadly loose chilli's on a good bike.

[Aug 04, 2002]
Rich
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

disc brakes, pretty good geometry, looks cool, tough

Weakness:

the forks

This bike is sweet, i invested alot of money into it and now it's a trail eating machine!!!! this bike is a great bike but it's a shame about the forks.

Similar Products Used:

specialized a1 fs, trek 4700 i think??(the yellow one)

[Jun 18, 2004]
Tom
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very Nice Frame. Good Components. Rahter light.

Weakness:

Fork !

I love the frame. Comfortable, but still rather aggressive oriented. Nice to look as well. The components are not the best ones but still of good value. The great weakness of the bike is the fork, which is really a shame for this kind of bike (which seems nevertheless to be often the case on Scott's racing bikes). I am on my way to upgrade for a new fork.

I would recommend this bike (or new versions) for non-racer but still aggressive xc users. For the price, I guess you can find better components (Fork!), but I bought this 2002 model in spring 2003 with a good price. I didn't have any problem with this bike since I bought it.
"Only" 4 chilis because of the Fork.

Similar Products Used:

Previous mountain bike was a no-name with LX components bought around... 1990.

[May 30, 2006]
Richard
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Lightweight, XT rear mech, disc brakes, nice feel

Weakness:

Judy TT front forks, no bar ends, tyres not comfortable cornering on hard surfaces.

A great bike which has brought me lots of riding pleasure with very few troubles.

Similar Products Used:

Garry Fisher, Boss, Carrera

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