Choice between: Scott vs Silverback
Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:28
Up until this morning I knew very little about these two above brands. I was able to have a look at two different Scott bikes
29 Team: http://www.scott-spo...ark-29-team-xl/
29 Elite: http://www.scott-spo...rk-29-elite-xl/
There is a price difference between the two, not sure really for my purposes which would better, bikes seem to be very well built.
Then the Silverback
I am really quite undecided between these threee, the Scott Spark 29 Elite would be a bit of stretch to buy but it can be done if there is anything seriously better about it than the Team model.
The last time I shopped for bikes was around 10 years ago and much has changed so any advice/opinion would be welcome.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:38
not too sure if that is practical considering that the price will be a stretch for the OP
Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:42
check out for the 2013 range which should have landed at your LBS and if you are looking at a 2012 i would negotiate a waay better price as it is now ''old stock''
Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:59
Is there any specific issue with the rear shock on the Elite? I am noticing that the Silverback has XT vs the SLX on the Scott Team, I guess I am going to have to try and find a Silverback I can actually look at to decide between the two.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:00
Thing I eventually came to realise is that, unlike a camera where the whole machine stays as is for life, a bike is a frame plus parts, and over time, all those parts get replaced anyway. It's the frame that's with you for the life of the bike, and I'm happy with the current Mercury 1 frame.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:00
Thing I eventually came to realise is that, a bike is a frame plus parts, and over time, all those parts get replaced anyway. It's the frame that's with you for the life of the bike
How often have you replaced the crank, shifter, brakes, front or rear derailures?
The only consumable parts that you will be replacing is the chain, cassette, chainrings, brake pads and tires.
If you have the option and resources to get a better bike with better components, do it from the get go.
Upgrading components individually always works out more expensive than getting it as a package on the bike.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:59
Possible idea being to put some cash aside for upgrades, the DT Swiss seems to be an issue so, maybe swop that out at some stage with a Fox, mind you for the recreational jeep track riding I do the DT will probably be ok.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:14