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Scott Strike E Ride Review

Price:

£3,599.00- £5,999.00

Finance from:

£99.98/month (0% APR)

Comfortable riding position
Bosch Performance CX power
500Wh & 625Wh battery options
140mm travel front and rear
29” wheels
SRAM Eagle 12 speed

Discipline:

Comfortable eMTB

Weight:

22.3Kg (49.2lbs)*


Combining a comfortable riding position with quality MTB components and a powerful Bosch pedal assist motor the Strike eRide is a great way to explore off-road.

Updated: 18th December 2019

Overview

With the Strike eRide, Scott have taken a different take on the electric mountain bike than most other brands. Like most full suspension ebikes, the Strike combines a high-performance drive unit with capable MTB components. The difference is with the more upright riding position. Combined with ergonomic handlebar grips and saddle this means you will be more comfortable on long rides while still being able to take on rough technical routes.

While the looks and component specification are similar to Scott’s trail eMTB the Genius eRide, the ride is significantly different. This makes the Strike ideal for those who are looking for a comfortable off-road exploring machine rather than a thrill-seeking e bike. In this Scott Strike eRide review we take a look at all the ebikes in the range.

Scott Strike e Ride frame detail

Frame

Comfortable geometry

Developed to offer a straighter or more upright riding position the Strike eRide electric bike features a tall head tube which means that you don’t need to lean forward so much to reach the handlebars. This means that you will be more comfortable on those long pedalling sections of trail. This is still a proper mountain bike though, so the difference isn’t extreme. You can still ride rough technical trails; it’s just the emphasis is skewed a little more towards easy cross-country riding rather than singletrack shredding.

There are two frame options for the Strike eRide. Most models have an aluminium alloy frame, but the top-of-the-range 900 Premium has a carbon fibre main frame combined with an alloy rear end. The geometry is identical on all models.

The battery pack is neatly integrated into the downtube while still being easy to remove for off-the-bike charging. A neat feature of the Strike is the mount for a kickstand which can bolt onto the chainstays for easy parking. There are also mounts on the frame for fitting a rear rack and mudguards.

The Strike eRide balances comfort with performance to open up off-road trail riding to a wider range of cyclists.

Scott Strike e Ride Geometry(Click to expand)

S / 900

S / 700

M / 900

M / 700

L / 900

L / 700

Xl / 900

Xl / 700

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Low bb setting

High bb setting

Head tube angle mm

64.8 °

65.4 °

64.8 °

65.4 °

65.0 °

65.6 °

65.0 °

65.6 °

Head tube length mm

120.0

120.0

125.0

125.0

135.0

135.0

145.0

145.0

Top tube horizontal mm

585.0

583.4

605.0

603.4

635.0

633.3

665.0

663.3

Standover height mm

762.4

748.8

766.6

753.3

798.1

785.4

809.8

797.4

Bb offset mm

-30.0

-22.1

-30.0

-22.1

-30.0

-22.0

-30.0

-21.9

Bb height mm

347.0

337.9

347.0

337.9

347.0

338.0

347.0

338.1

Wheelbase mm

1,215.2

1,213.7

1,236.1

1,234.6

1,258.4

1,256.9

1,290.2

1,288.7

Seat tube mm

410.0

410.0

440.0

440.0

490.0

490.0

540.0

540.0

Seat angle mm

75.4 °

76.0 °

75.4 °

76.0 °

74.8 °

75.4 °

74.8 °

75.4 °

Chainstay mm

465.0

462.8

465.0

462.8

465.0

462.8

465.0

462.8

Reach mm

421.8

428.3

440.6

447.1

460.7

467.2

488.3

494.7

Stack mm

626.6

622.2

631.2

626.6

641.4

636.7

650.4

645.6

Stem length mm

50.0

50.0

50.0

50.0

60.0

60.0

70.0

70.0

Trail mm

128.8

120.2

128.8

120.2

127.2

118.8

127.2

118.8


Scott Strike e Ride

Suspension

140mm of full suspension travel

With TwinLoc Scott are the only brand to offer remote adjustment for both front and rear suspension.

The Strike eRide electric bike offers 140mm of suspension travel front and rear. The four-bar suspension system on the rear keeps things active even while pedalling and braking. This is the same type of system that Specialized pioneered and many other brands now use it as it’s so simple and effective.

The 940, 930 and Contessa 920 have a custom X-Fusion rear shock with Fox Float shocks through the rest of the range. Up front the forks are supplied by either RockShox, Marzocchi or Fox. The performance of the forks improves as you move through the range with more fine-tuning options combined with a slicker ride feel.

TwinLoc is a unique way of adjusting the suspension remotely that is only found on Scott bikes. This clever system uses a lever on the handlebars to adjusts the damping and spring curve on both the front and rear at the same time. With three modes to cycle through you can lock out the suspension for riding on smooth surfaces, make it firm but compliant for efficient off-road climbing and then open it up fully for those rough downhill sections.

Scott Strike e Ride Bosch Performance CV gen 4 motor

Drive Tech

Bosch Performance CX motor

Bosch are the main player in eMTB drive units and this fourth generation Performance CX motor takes things to the next level. Quieter and lighter than previous models, this motor offers the same maximum torque but offers more support and delivers it in a much more usable way. You can adjust the level of support that the motor offers from between 60% of your natural peddling power in ECO mode all the way up to 340% in TURBO mode.

Offering variable assistance, eMTB mode gives you maximum support when you pedal hard but reduces the amount of assistance when you ease off. This is the most usable mode as it only gives you maximum power when you need it. This makes the bike easier to ride as well as extending the battery range.

A PowerTube battery pack slots very neatly into the downtube of the bike and is easy to remove if you want to charge the battery off-the-bike instead of while it is still in place. Most of the models in the Strike eRide range feature the larger 625Wh battery pack which offers a range of up to 80Km in ECO mode. It is also possible to add a range extender battery pack that clips onto the frame and doubles your range.

the latest rendition of the Bosch Performance Line CX does pretty much everything better than its predecessor. Despite generating the same torque, the new Bosch provides 40% more support and steams past its older brother at full power.
E-Mountainbike

Scott Strike e Ride SRAM Eagle drivetrain

Groupset

SRAM Eagle 12 speed

Eagle is a ground-breaking drivetrain that will let you climb further and longer than ever before. MBR

Each bike in the Strike eRide range features a SRAM Eagle 12 speed drivetrain. This is a real plus point as Eagle is reliable, intuitive to use and gives you a wide range of gears for tackling all the ups and downs on your route. Shimano four-piston disc brakes with large disc rotors give you plenty of stopping power for confident speed control on even the very steepest terrain.

Scott have enhanced the comfort features of the Strike eRide by fitting ergonomic handlebar grips and saddle. Each bike also has a dropper post with a remote lever. This allows you to drop the saddle out of the way for confident descending then move it back up again for efficient climbing. The Syncros Duncan seatpost on the first couple of models is a great performer and the top models take it a step further with the smooth operating Fox Transfer post.

Scott Strike e Ride Component Specifications(Click to expand)

 

Strike eRIDE 940

Contessa Strike eRIDE 920

Strike eRIDE 930

Contessa Strike eRIDE 910

Strike eRIDE 920

Strike eRIDE 910

Strike eRIDE 900 Premium

Frame

Aluminium Alloy

Carbon mainframe

Motor

Bosch Performance CX Gen 4

Battery

500Wh

625Wh

Fork

RockShox Recon RL - 140mm

Marzocchi Z2 - 140mm

FOX 34 Rhythm - 140mm

FOX 34 Float Performance Elite – 140mm

Shock

X-Fusion Nude – 140mm

Fox Float EVOL Performance – 140mm

Brakes

Shimano BR-MT420 4 Piston

Shimano BR-MT520 4 Piston

Drivetrain

SRAM SX Eagle

SRAM NX Eagle

Wheelset

Syncros MD30

Syncros X-30S

Tyres

Maxxis Recon 29x2.6 EXO Dual

Maxxis Recon 29x2.6 EXO+ 3C Maxx Terra

Seatpost

Syncros Duncan Dropper

Fox Transfer Dropper

Price

£3,599.00

£3,699.00

£3,999.00

£4,399.00

£4,499.00

£4,999.00

£5,999.00


Scott Strike e Ride

Wheels

29” wheels

The 29” wheels are ideal for this type of bike. Scott chose this wheel size as they roll quickly over both rough and smooth terrain alike. The Syncros wheels feature wide 30mm rims which offer good support for wide tyres. They are also tubeless-ready which means that they are easy to convert to tubeless, so you can take advantage of this great puncture reducing technology.

It’s great to see that each bike in the range is fitted with quality rubber. The 2.6” wide Maxxis Recon tyres are fast-rolling on smooth terrain while still offering decent levels of grip on loose and bumpy off-road trails.

The low weight and low drag combined with really predictable traction and superb ride quality makes [the Recon] well suited to everything from trail-centre blasts, rooty lines and even cross-country laps.
Bike Radar

Scott Strike e Ride

Best for

Comfortable e biking

Each model featured in this Scott Strike Review combines a comfortable riding position with quality MTB components and a powerful Bosch pedal-assist motor. This means that the Strike eRide is a great bike for exploring off-road. These bikes offer a comfortable ride on forest roads, single track trails while still delivering capable performance on technical trail centre tracks.

If you like pushing your limits on challenging trails more than cruising through the countryside, then have a look at the Genius eRide. The Strike is aimed at riders who are new to mountain biking or returning mountain bikers who enjoy the scenery as much as the thrill of the trail.

Scott Strike e Ride Marzocchi fork Scott Strike e Ride twinloc
Scott Strike e Ride Scott Strike e Ride
Scott Strike e Ride Scott Strike e Ride kickstand mount

Scott Strike e Ride range models

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