Scott CR1 Road Bike

4.77/5 (78 Reviews)

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Scott CR1

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul Cugno

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2014

Strengths:    price, climbing, flats, power distribution

Weaknesses:    Scott customer service leaves much to be desired

Bottom Line:   
Flaking frame at the mounts and the crank. Front derailleur completely fell of my 2009 cr1 pro on my last ride. after my last tune up the tech warned me about this so i brought it up with Scott, brought it to REI, took pictures, found my original receipt. The tech at REI was awesome never charged me for removing the crank to take pictures. in the end scott offered next to nothing. A small discount on a frame replacement. Made me feel like I was trying to take advantage of them. Said the flaking was not an issue. Once i did the math and realized it would cost me about the same price of a new bike to outfit the new frame with components i just let it go. Sorry, but a bike that costs nearly 3k should last more than 5 years and i take care of my equipment. Ride about 2k miles per year. I have read a lot of stories about other manufacturers replacing frames without a hassle. I'm going with one of them for my next bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2014

Strengths:    Nimble, quick, smooth, light, nice color scheme

Weaknesses:    Seat

Bottom Line:   
Very happy with the CR1, Climbs much better than my previous bike an Orbea. Haven't participated in a Tri yet this season (too early) but from what I've seen, this bike will be a huge upgrade.

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Favorite Ride:   Austin Tri Rock

Price Paid:    $1125.00

Purchased At:   E Bay

Similar Products Used:   Orbea

Bike Setup:   All stock, 105 Components, Cont 4000 tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dylan Vang

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2013

Strengths:    Nothing

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
Worst bike cracked the day I got it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2013

Strengths:    Light weight, responsive, all day comfort

Weaknesses:    Maybe a little too soft to some!

Bottom Line:   
I bought a 2012 Scott CR1 Pro at the end of fall 2012 for a cost of $1,050 frameset only. I built it up with SRAM Red total weight of just over 15 lbs. I've owned many bikes over the years too many to count from Colnago C50 to S-Works Roubaix trying to find just the right fit and comfort. For me this IS that bike!! With the leaf spring style stays this bike is not overly stiff at all which some carbon can be nor is it too soft. At 145 lbs and looking for an all day ridding bike I am very pleased. I've rode over 1,400 miles since getting the bike late last year and I'm greatly looking forward to doing some Brevets this year.

Love this bike!!!!!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fattybombom a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2013

Strengths:    light, quick, stable, comfortable, pound for pound one of the best in value for carbon frames

Weaknesses:    i've ridden stiffer frames, those with similar past experience may not like the slightly numb feeling(compared to hard-as-nails frames) when out of the saddle and climbing..the bike is 5 yrs old and the white paint has yellowed slightly... but honestly this is nit-picking. i fkin love this bike.

Bottom Line:   
previously rode cervelo, cannondale for a couple of years then sold my bikes due to college commitments. rode the cannondale in tri relay events. recently had a torn acl so got back into riding for rehab. rode a friend's cannondale for a while then decided to buy my own bike. saw a cr1 team 2008 with dura ace group, ultegra compact crank and rs80 wheels. bought for just (converted)usd1290 because the dude was moving out of the country. (also got da crank w q rotor, fsa gossamer brand new compact, hydro tail w carbon holders as well as new floor pump. damn freaking good deal)
and i adore this bike! rode the same route with a couple of climbs and i managed to ave 3-4 kmph more even tho the prev bike had aero wheels... climbing was sexy and i managed to keep th speed above 30 with my cadence above 90.. i'm still new to this whole cadence and 'spinning' thing as i used to be a big gear cruncher.. maybe the compact crank helps...
descending is really confidence inspiring, and the same can be said for cornering... i used to be a big believer in alu frames for the stiffness and peace of mind that my fat ass would be safe on a tough frame, but the added feeling of lightness to this stability that carbon brings is just so addictive that i wanted to keep finding fast corners to take...
my cervelo would sag when i got out of the saddle and after changing to cannondale it was so stiff i would ache for a few days after each century...the scott represents to me a suitably perfect 'compromise' bw stiffness and comfort, the inverted commas being there because the bike is actually both stiff and comfortable
riding over crappy tarmac over a familiar route will really be the time when you discover how comfy this carbon frame is. i ride on mich pro 4 service 115psi and still the comfort is so good. cant imagine what it'd be like on gp4000s..
this bike feels just as (to give respect) comfy as a buddy's madone which costs like sooooo much more...
basically unbeatable for the price.
you may not find the kind of deal i got but i sure hope you find a bike in the condition i got. absolutely magic.
buy this bike/frame if you're looking to upgrade from aluminium or simply looking for carbon on a budget...

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Price Paid:    $1290.00

Purchased At:   second hand forum

Similar Products Used:   cervelo soloist 105group fulcrum0 wheels, cannondale 2004 team saeco tdf edn (stiffer than hell) ultegra group da wheels

Bike Setup:   da group, ultegra compact 50-34, 12-27 cog, shimano rs80 wheels, fsa carbon stem, selle san marco regal-e saddle, 105 pedals
bike weight 7.8kg

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'13 Scott CR1 Pro vs. '13 Felt Z4

This will be my first road bike (been riding my trusty Cannondale mountain bike for 20 years). When I started my search, my goal was to aim for 105. I prefer the feel of Shimano over SRAM. I test rode both a 54 cm CR1 Pro (full Ultegra) and 56 cm Z4 (mostly 105 with an FSA crank). They both ... Read More »

2013 SCOTT CR1 Elite HED ardennes, HED Jet 5 express.

This Post will be a review of a new bike and two wheelset purchase. This would encompass a few different forum threads so I'm putting it here and if the moderators see fit by all means move it where it should be. I am a person that does a ton of research prior to making a purchase. any purcha ... Read More »

Scott CR1 - Repair or poor carbon layup quality?

Hi, I am new to the forum and have just bought a second hand 2010 Scott CR1 Comp. The bike is in fantastic condition. However, on the top tube there is an imperfection in the carbon. At first I thought this might have been a damage repair but looking along the frame I can see that it is all totally ... Read More »

Just bought 2010 Scott CR1 Comp - Carbon quality?

Hi, I am new to the forum and have just bought a second hand 2010 Scott CR1 Comp. The bike is in fantastic condition. However, on the top tube there is an imperfection in the carbon. At first I thought this might have been a damage repair but looking along the frame I can see that it is all totally ... Read More »

Help! Scott Cr1 SL 56 frameset...can't find

For several months I have been searching for this frameset on ebay and online merchants to no avail. This is a hail mary attempt to see if anyone can point me to a merchant, local classified, or even a personal sale. Alternatively, can anyone recommend a Scott dealer who may have framesets only? ... Read More »

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