Scott CR1 Pro review

Scott CR1 Pro
Cycling Weekly Verdict

While the new CR1 is certainly more comfortable than the old version it's at the stiffer end of the spectrum when it comes to ?sportive specific' machines. This means that on broken roads there wasn't quite the comfort you get with some bikes but the payback is racer-esque handling, allowing you to devour direction changes - and that makes you feel like a king when riding fast around corners. Given Scott's racing heritage it's no surprise they've created a sportive bike with more than a hint of racer about it - if you're after something of this ilk, it's a great ride.

Reasons to buy
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    Well priced

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    Great cyclo-sportive bike

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

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Having used the top of the range CR1 SL for just a couple of hours during the 2010 launch we thought it showed immense promise, so we were keen to try out the more cost-effective Pro version.

Scott's range of five CR1s starts with the SL made with Scott's highest grade of carbon, HMX, and costs £4,699. Below sit the Pro, Elite, Team and Comp (in descending price order), which all use the same HMF carbon-fibre - these range in price from £2,499 to £1,499.

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