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Scott Sportster P5 2009

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Specs

Sizes S, M, L, XL (Frame size guide)
Frame type Hardtail
Frame material Aluminium Alloy (The quick guide to aluminium alloy)
Gears 24 speed
Fork travel 50 mm
Wheel size 700C
Brakeset incl in SL SCB-32-AL
Chainset Shimano FC-191
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Shifters Shimano ST-EF 50-8, easy fire, w/gear indicator
Cassette Shimano CS-HG30- 8I, 11-30T
Front Fork Suntour NEX
Wheels Rigida ZAC 19 700C, 32H, cnc

Do you own this bike?

by Niall O Donoghue  on 30 Sep 2010
I like the Scott P5 because it is relatively lightweight for a town/commuter bike (of course not as lightweight as a cyclocross or roadbike) and moves it reasonably quickly. However I deduct one point for the heavy'ish front suspension (not really necessary on this sort of bike) and the cheapish Octalink crank on mine (I have a six years old model). I swapped the front suspension for a normal aluminium fork (half the weight) and swapped the crank to a SLX. The bike feels even lighter and nimbler now. Overall, it's a good buy for the price, but an upgrade such as I did will be needed.
by Jonathan Simpson  on 13 Mar 2010
I have had this bike for a little over a year and I have done roughly 3500Km on it. I am 6' 0 and 85Kilos and agree with Mark Frame angle and handle bar setup is very comfortable I use it for cycling to work 50Km round trip and out with the kids to the beach and trails at weekends. I have changed the tires to road slicks which gives me better speed and cornering on tarmac. The original tires were in my opinion a lose lose, not so good on trails and not so good on tarmac. The only negative I would say is the Shimano Acera drivetrain, it wore out very quickly, the spring in the rear derailleur went soft after about 1000+Kms and needed constant adjustment. Likewise the low Shimano Steel crankset flexes too much and the chain rubs against the front derailleur causing an irritating tick tick tick when putting the power on. I also find the MTB 48T top chainring is a bit low with 11T highest gear. I bit the bullit and when it came time to replace this I put a 105 50T triple crankset, and upgraded the Derailleurs, shifters and V Brakes to Deore XT. I now find this as good and comfortable to ride as any touring bike I have ridden and the overall cost including the upgrades is less $1000 so overall a thumbs up.
by Mark from Montreal  on 26 Aug 2009
I first saw this bike and fell in love with it earlier this summer but I just couldn't justify spending so much money ($600) on a bike when I already had a mountain bike (which I despise). Today I stopped by the local sports store and saw that it was put on liquidation for $449 and just had to jump on it. So I just got back from a 5 km ride and this bike is insane!
Let's start off by stating that I'm 6'1 and 225lbs. With that said, the angle of the frame and the way which I lean over for the handle bars is extremely well engineered. I can't imagine finding another bike that seats me in such a comfortable riding position. Once I was done with the ride, I had no back or shoulder fatigue what-so-ever. The seat, which is very narrow seemed like it would be a killer an the behind at first glance but I'm in complete shock on how comfortable it is for it's size. I definitely won't need to replace it like I thought.
Gear changes are smooth as silk and the brakes are phenomenal at bringing a total of ~260lbs to a dead stop. The tires handle very well on the road and gravel equally and because they're not an aggressive tread it makes riding much easier due to the lack of road resistance.

Overall review for this bike is 5 STARS on every level possible. This bike fulfilled all my expectations and then some. If your unsure about spending the money, think twice because this is going to be money that's very well spent.

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