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Sub Speed

Scott Sub Speed

Scott Sub Speed 2015

Super stylish hybrid sports bike

If you’re after a bike for short to medium commutes, and generally hopping around town then the Scott Sub Speed is ideal.  The pinched in wheel span provides great agility for navigating potholes, sidewalks and tired pedestrians walking bleary-eyed across the road.

Sub stands for ‘Speed Utility Bike’, and that’s exactly what this is.  It rides smooth and needs little care and attention to keep it going - especially the belt driven Speed 10. The range varies in colour from stylish red to a subtle grey.  With the whole range falling just short of £900, every bike you see here is available through a Cycle to Work scheme for large tax savings - making a good value bike even better.

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Scott Sub Speed

Features

Swiss efficiency in an urban machine

Starting from as little as £449 Scott have created a solid and agile frame for daily use, clad with good quality components.  All the bikes feature the same 6061 aluminium alloy frame which has been double butted to shave extra weight - allowing you to nip through traffic with ease.

Speeds range from 24 to 27 (except the 8 speed Sub Speed 10) controlled by Shimano mech’s allowing you to tackle a range of situations, and potentially some rapid commuting through urban streets. Hydraulic disc brakes on all models except the Sub Speed 40 are a definite bonus.  Disc brakes are more powerful than standard rim brakes and perform consistently in all weather conditions - so you can be sure they’ll stop you in any situation.

A standout model from the range has to be the super simple Sub Speed 10 with its lush green livery.  This bike uses a chain belt, rather than a standard chain, which is extremely smooth and won’t wear out as quickly - ideal for daily commuters.  Chain belts require far less maintenance and the lack of a rear derailleur creates an slick aesthetic. Mudguards are a definite bonus so you don’t arrive at work wet and dirty.

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Rider

All commuters

The Scott Sub Speed is a brilliant commuter bike for those wanting an easy to maintain, durable hybrid bike.  It’s not sluggish, and it’s not the fastest hybrid out there, but it’s comfortable and goes fast when you put the pedal down. As a constant companion for daily use, we recommend it highly.

Depending on the size of your budget definitely working up the range is a good idea.  The Speed 20 comes with a Shimano Alivio / Deore drivetrain and upgraded rims which will make a difference to your ride experience.

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6061 aluminium alloy

What? 6061 is the standard aluminium alloy used in bikes at this price point.

Why? The frame material is light, strong and stiff for all round cycling performance.

Double butting

What? Each tube in the frame has different wall thicknesses - thicker at the junctions, thinner in the middle

Why? This allows Scott to save weight whilst still keeping the frame strong where it needs to be.

Hydraulic disc brakes

What? Powerful braking system on each model (except the Speed 40)

Why? This brakes are more powerful than traditional V-brakes, and perform equally in all weather conditions.

 

 

Compare the range

Model Drivetrain Brakes Frames/ Forks Wheels Price Link
Sub Speed 40 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano FD-M191 / RD-M370 Scott Comp V-brake SUB double butted 6061 alloy frame / SUB alloy fork AX-22 £359.20 More Info
Sub Speed 30 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano Acera Shimano BR-M355 Disc SUB double butted 6061 alloy frame / SUB alloy fork AX-22 £479.20 More Info
Sub Speed 20 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike Shimano Alivio / Deore Shimano BR-M395 Disc SUB double butted 6061 alloy frame / SUB alloy fork Alex ATD 470 £559.20 More Info
Sub Speed 10 2015 - Hybrid Sports Bike N/A (Gates CDC belt chain) Shimano BR-M395 Disc SUB double butted 6061 alloy frame / SUB alloy fork Alex ATD 470 £809.10 More Info