This year we are featuring Scott’s new CR1. Delfino thinks that the CR1 is a great value. It is light, stable, comfortable yet responsive. The carbon fork gives the CR1 a stable front end, which combined with great components, enables the rider to tackle any kind of conditions. In addition, the taller head tube allows the handlebar to be installed higher for riders who are planning long, windy rides like the Wrigley Field Road Tour or the MS Tour de Farms
Come in our stores and check it out. Here’s an excerpt from Bikeradar.com:
Scott’s CR1 wowed the public, pros and press alike on its launch in 2007, its phenomenally low weight and pro-ready ride triggering huge interest. But when Scott launched the even lighter Addict, the CR1 languished until they made it over into a sportive special.
That involved adding some height to the head tube and redesigning the rear end with a carbon layup that introduces shock absorbing qualities, in a design that Scott call SDS. The frame is still remarkably light despite the comfort makeover, at just over 1,035g for our 194mm head tubed XL size (around 58cm). It’s one of, if not the, lightest in the 2012 Cycling Plus Bikes Of The Year round-up. It’s aided in the weight loss by using full-carbon dropouts front and rear –a quality touch on a bike at this price.
The ride is confident, composed, long and a little more upright than most bikes at this price. This position makes the Scott one of the best choices for arduous in-the-saddle climbs; the wide bar and straighter back opens up your diaphragm and makes breathing easier than it has any right to be.
The tall front makes leisurely rides a blissfully comfortable experience. When you want to get busy and throw down the hammer, the hoods isn’t the place to be. Get in the drops and it’s a hoot – the handling tightens and the lightness encourages speed.
Read the full review on Bikeradar.com.