Scott Solace 30 review

The Scott Solace 30 hitting the shops at £1,999 is new for 2014 and aims to offer excellent all-round ride qualities

Cycling Weekly Verdict

On the flipside, when you begin to enjoy a bit of out-and-out speed, the Solace is a little less urgent than the Cannondale. But it picks up the pace very well, cruises at speed nicely, and weaves through corners smoothly. It’s noticeably more comfortable than the Cannondale, too, coping well with rough surfaces and taking the sting out of bigger hits.

Reasons to buy
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    Hey good-looking — this is a very pretty bike. In fact, it’s stunning

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    Despite our scepticism about the seatstays, they do boost comfort

Reasons to avoid
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    Shimano 105 5700 will accept up to a 28t rear sprocket — but why isn’t it fitted as standard?

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With the Addict and Foil at the top end of Scott’s carbon race bike tree, and the CR1 very capably manning the fort in the sportive battle-zone, it might not be obvious where the Solace sits in the line-up. In reality, it’s very simple: it’s a sportive bike deluxe, which takes the comfort of day-long machines but dresses it up with a host of top-end design delights.


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