Scott Solace Road Bike

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

SCOTT’s engineers have designed a bike with two zones to manage different attributes of the frame. The STIFF ZONE and the COMPLIANT ZONE work in unison to offer a balance of stiffness and compliance that is unmatched at this weight.


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

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2014

Strengths:    Lightweight, comfortable, but stiff and responsive; very fast bike; climbs and descends well on any type road. Can be set up for comfort or blazing speed; does everything very well. Beautiful Black white red paint scheme (Solace 20)

Weaknesses:    Solace 20 comes Ultegra spec'd but has a 105 rear brake.

Bottom Line:   
2014 Solace 20, I've got about 3000 miles on it and love it, 16lbs out of the box (w/ my Speedplays attached). "Dual comfort and power" zones actually work BB area, chain stays head and down tube are very stiff and responsive; while fork design, (super thin) seat stays and compliant sections of seat tube make it the most comfortable bike I've ridden in this category. I still like to go fast and rip fliers off the front of a group but I'm almost 50 and need something more comfortable on long rides that can still perform and this is perfect. Was skeptical about the BB/chain stay mounted rear brake but it has performed flawlessly.

Ultegra 6800 is awesome except Scott chose to go with 105 for the rear aero brake to save a little money; performs well but I upgraded to Ultegra BR-6810 which performs better. The Syncros RP 2.0 wheels are very good, light and responsive; other Syncros components are good and lightweight.

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Price Paid:    $3400.00

Purchased At:   Bikestreet Columbia

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Arenburg, Trek Domane 4.0, Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2, Giant TCR, Giant Defy, Scott CR 1,

Bike Setup:   2014 Scott Solace 20 - Ultegra, 6800, Reynolds Assault Clincher wheels, Zipp SL Stem, Zipp Vulka Sprint Speed Concept bars, Zipp SL Speed Carbon seatpost, Selle Italia SMP Carbon saddle, Garmin 810, Morton Tillquist Garmin mount, Ultegra BR-6810 aero rear brake


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

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2014

Strengths:    Solid and tight, fast. Mine is a 53/39 , so hills are a little challenge , but probably won't be later on. Was surprised where the rear brake was mounted[ bottom bracket] ,My old bike was a Scott Speedster 20 , so this is my first Carbon bike, I like it. Dampens the rough roads , the geometry although says its the same as the Speedster , seems a little easier to ride.

Weaknesses:    Seat , which I changed out before the first ride. Tires , which I'll ride out then change to Continental Gatorskins.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price. Going to be a great summer riding.

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Favorite Ride:   Belmar Bridge.

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   World of Wheels




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