Scott Speedster 20 Disc review

Scott’s budget endurance bike is a comfortable ride over choppy surfaces

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Scott Speedster 20 disc is a comfortable machine for longer rides on choppy road surfaces, with its 32mm tyres and well padded saddle doing a lot to smooth the way. The mechanical discs provide assured stopping, if less effective than hydraulic calipers. But the 10kg weight is a bit more than many bikes at this price point and leads to slower climbing.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable long distance ride on the 32mm tyres

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    Wide gear range for confident climbing

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    Good endurance position without being too laid back

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    Confident stopping from the disc brakes

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Reasons to avoid
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    Quite heavy

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Like a kid named Butch, the Scott Speedster has a name that was always going to be difficult to live up to. In truth, it’s not a bike destined to be raced through deserted city streets at night. But as a reasonably priced, comfortable endurance machine, it’s got a lot going for it.

The aluminium Scott Speedster range sits below the carbon Addict in the Swiss brand’s portfolio. The Addict RC is Scott’s lightweight climber’s bike ridden to Vuelta a Espana victory by Simon Yates in 2018.

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