2012 Scott Urban, Commuter Bikes – Fixies, Belt Drives and Kids 24″ Road Bike
For 2012, Scott Bikes is moving a little further into the urban and commuter segment with a variety of new bicycles.
Above is one version of the OTG (over the gears, off the gas, etc, etc.) fixed gear/singlespeed line that comes installed with front and rear brakes and a flip flop hub. There’s also a flat-bar version with a different paint scheme altogether, but the OTG10 above is the premier model.
They’ve also introduced a belt drive version of last year’s Sub10, a new roadie-style flat bar commuter and a kid’s 24″ road bike. Jump on in to see it all…
The OTGs have 4130 Chromoly steel frames and forks. The OTG10 retails for $699.99 and comes with a rather nice adjustable leather saddle:
The OTG20 gets down-spec’d a bit on the drivetrain and a basic Velo saddle. MSRP is $519.99.
Introduced last year as a do-everything, rugged commuter bike, the Sub series has mounts for racks, fenders, etc. For 2012, it gets a Gates belt drive model at the top of the range.
It retails for $1,099.99. Frame is 6061 aluminum and includes a Shimano Alfine internally geared hub.
Brand new for ’12 is the Metrix commuter bike. The frame is based on road bike geometry and is aimed at people that want to get where they’re going a little quicker and have smoother paths or roads than those opting for the Sub bikes. The top of the range Metrix 10, above, sells for $1,199.99 and is spec’d with Shimano 105 and a carbon fork. Below it, all other models get an alloy fork with prices starting at $489.99.
The Metrix frames are set up to run fenders and racks, too. The Metrix20 gets disc brakes, all others come with V-brakes.
Another all-new model for 2012 is the Speedster Jr. It’s a 24″ wheel road bike with a full Shimano drivetrain capped off by a Sora rear derailleur (rest is ST2300). While kids will vary dramatically for size, it’s generally appropriate for 9- to 13-year olds. I asked about the fact that this handlebar has more drop than mine and Scott’s rep said that most kids will probably never get in the drops, preferring to be within better reach of the brakes and a more comfortable upright hand position. There are secondary brakes on the flats. MSRP is $649.99. Of course, you could always swap the bar and slap some Dura-Ace and Chris King parts on it to compete with this.