Scott Womens Road Bikes
Scott dates back to 1958, where business surround ski poles not bikes…In 1986 Scott rolled off the first mountain bike from its production line and have never looked back. In 1989 another milestone was completed with the first ever aero bar for road cycling, helping Greg Lemond in his win of the Tour that year. In 2011 Scott has launched the Contessa Race range for women which includes the top of the range CR1 Pro and Team, as well as the Speedster range 15, 25 and 35. 2010 saw the Contessa Plasma Triathlon/ Time Trial bike, which hasn’t been continued in 2011. The Plasma range has been updated for 2011 but there is no specific womens tri bike.
This is the newest and highest quality spec womens road bike in the series. The Contessa Foil comes with the full Shimano Ultegra groupset and Mavic Cosmic Elite Wheels.
Contessa CR1 Team and Comp
The Scott Contessa CR1 Team and Comp are both full carbon spec bikes. The Team comes with a Shimano 105 groupset and Mavic Aksium Black wheels. The Contessa CR1 Comp comes with a Shimano Tiagra groupset and Alex Race 28 Aero Profile wheels.
Contessa Speedster 15, 25, 35 and 45
This range consists of 3 bikes in total. The 15 is higher quality going down to the 35 which is bottom of the range. All the bikes have a 60161 alloy frameset and carbon forks. They all run on the same Scott team hubs and Alex race 28 aero rims. The differences are as follows:
Contessa Speedster 15 has Shimano Tiagra groupset, a triple or compact offering and comes in mainly black paintwork with purple detailing.
Contessa Speedster 25 has Tiagra groupset and aluminium frame with a white and purple paint job.
Contessa Speedster 35 has Sora/Tiagra groupset components with a mainly light grey colour with blue detailing.
Contessa Speedster 45 has Shimano ST-2300/Sora with a mainly white colour with lightblue/grey detailing.
Scott has a good range of road bikes for women and as such puts them at an advantage to cover a broader section of the marketplace.