INTERBIKE 2009 – Scott’s new CR-1 line of road bikes meld performance and comfort in a very fast package.Ã‚Â The CR-1 is the top of their “Performance” line, and versus the top-of-the-line “Race” bike, the Addict, it gets a taller headtube and shorter frame, putting the rider in a more upright position.
There are five versions availableÃ‚Â Shown here is the CR-1 PROÃ‚Â (SL shown after the break).Ã‚Â They share the same geometry, but the SL gets HMX high modulus carbon fiber with a lighter weight carbon cloth and higher thread count in the weave.Ã‚Â The CR-1 uses a slightly lesser fiber, though still high mod.Ã‚Â This leads to a weight difference of 70g per frame (790g SL vs. 860g non-SL).
Besides the geometry, other measures were incorporated into the CR-1’s frame to increase long-ride comfort.Ã‚Â The stays use Scott’s SDS (Shock Damping System) to allow for 0.6mm travel at the rear axle.Ã‚Â This doesn’t sound like much, but Scott says it’s enough to soften the edge and keep you feeling fresher over the long haul.
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The CR-1 PRO is spec’d with Shimano Ultegra, Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels and Ritchey/Scott cockpit and weighs in at 16lb 3oz complete.Ã‚Â MSRP on this model is $3,299 USD, and Scott’s website claims a weight of 16.08 lbs, so it’s pretty well in tune with reality.
All CR-1 models share the same full-carbon fork with SDS technology.Ã‚Â It’s a new 330 fork with carbon dropouts and is tuned to reduce vibration while remaining very stiff.Ã‚Â The CR-1 uses Scott’s IMP (Integrated Molding Process, which creates the top-, head- and downtube in one piece.Ã‚Â They claim this removes 11% of the material from the headtube junction while increasing strength.
Above and below you can see the shaping of the stays.Ã‚Â Scott calls this “S-bend Construction” and it allows for controlled deformation…and the 0.6mm of travel.
Topographic graphics illustrate the SDS system on the frame.
The bottom bracket area is pretty solid.Ã‚Â The CR-1 PRO uses an integrated Shimano Dura-Ace bottom bracket, with no BB30 option.
2010 SCOTT CR-1 SL
An integrated headset keeps the lines clean on the bottom of the head tube.Ã‚Â The fork uses a straight 1-1/8″ steerer tube on all models.
The headtube raises up a bit from the top tube to allow for a more upright position without adding spacers, creating a stiffer front end.
Both the PRO and SL are available with standard or compact crankset options.
The CR-1 SL gets an internal Dura-Ace bottom bracket.
A wide junction at the top of the seat stays adds to the lateral stability of the frame.
At 14lb 13oz, it’s a full 22oz lighter than the ‘standard’ CR-1, which translates to 1.375 lb or 624g.Ã‚Â It’d take a lot of upgrades to match that weight loss, but you’re paying almost twice as much for the bike.Ã‚Â MSRP on the Scott CR-1 SL is $6,049.99 US.Ã‚Â Part of that is the full Dura-Ace and Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels, but the frame uses their HMX high-end fibers at key points to create a lighter, stronger frame, too…and you can’t upgrade that.
- CR-1 Elite: SRAM Rival, Ksryrium Elite ($2,749.99)
- CR-1 Team: Shimano 105, Mavic Aksium ($2,199.99)
- CR-1 Comp: Shimano 105/Tiagra, Shimano wheels ($1,849.99)