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Scott Speedster Gravel

Scott Speedster Gravel Review

Price:

£1,299.00 - £1,899.00

Finance from:

£72.17/month (0% APR)

6061 Alloy Frame
Full Carbon Fork
Hydraulic disc brakes
Schwalbe G-One Allround 35c tyres
Mounts for Mudguards & Racks
Shimano GRX Drivetrain

Discipline:

Endurance Road/All-Road

Weight:

10.2 kg / 22.4 lbs


The Speedster Gravel is a fast, endurance road bike with wide tyres and all-road ability.

Updated: 2nd December 2019

Overview

The Scott Speedster Gravel is based on Scott's endurance road bike, the Speedster. It shares a very similar geometry as the Speedster endurance road bike, just with a slightly longer chainstay. This keeps the bikes fast road characteristics but with the wider tyres, adds all-road capability and stability.

There are 5 models in the range, 3 unisex bikes and 2 women's specific bikes that Scott brand "Contessa" to help distinguish. All bikes have 700c wheels, aluminium frames and Shimano GRX groupsets. The bikes are named with numbers, from the 25/30 entry-level bikes to the top of the range 10 machine.

* Scott Speedster Gravel 30 tested, Medium 54cm without pedals

Scott Speedster Gravel

Frame

Alloy frame with full Carbon fork

All the bikes in the Speedster Gravel range share the same Aluminium frame and full carbon fibre fork. As previously mentioned the geometry is almost identical to that of the regular Speedster bike, with endurance road geometry designed to be comfortable for long days with a slightly more upright riding position than an out and out aggressive race bike. The chainstays are slightly longer creating a longer wheelbase than the standard Speedster, this does help stability when venturing off the beaten path. The frame is made from double-butted 6061 aluminium that helps reduce weight and add a little compliance, the forks are full carbon, including a carbon steerer to again reduce weight and create a little give to aid comfort on whatever type of road or path you ride.

Gravel bikes can make the perfect winter and commute bikes, given their added comfort and versatility. The Speedster gravel comes with front and rear mounts for full-length mudguards, a rear rack could also be fitted to increase versatility.

As the bike is an adaption from an existing endurance road bike, it does lend itself to fast road riders who want to explore gravel and byways away from the smooth tarmac. The Speedster Gravel does still feel like a road bike, but with wider tyres to give more of a confidence-inspiring feel on the path. It still feels fast and agile on any surface. This bike is more of a road bike adapted for off-road ability, rather than an off-road machine adapted to work on the roads.

The Speedster Gravel is really more of an all-round road bike than an adventurer. If you are looking for a reliable commuter with added comfort from the large diameter tyres and the ability to explore gravel tracks at the weekend then the Speedster Gravel will do just fine.
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Scott Speedster Gravel Geometry(Click to expand)

 

XXS/47

XS/49

S/52

M/54

L/56

XL/58

XXL/61

Head Tube Angle

70.5°

71°

72°

72.5°

73°

73.3°

73.3°

Head Tube Length

111mm 

121mm 

141mm 

161mm 

181mm 

201mm 

221mm 

Top Tube Horizontal

505mm 

515mm 

530mm

545mm 

560mm 

590mm 

545mm 

Standover Height

725.3mm 

741.1mm 

767.5mm 

787.5mm 

807.5mm 

827.1mm 

851.4mm 

BB Offset

-67mm 

-67mm 

-67mm

-67mm 

-67mm 

-67mm 

-67mm 

BB Height

282mm 

282mm

282mm 

282mm

282mm

282mm

282mm 

Wheelbase

973.1mm

979.4mm 

981.2mm 

986.8mm 

991.6mm 

999mm 

1,012.7mm 

BB Centre To Toptube Centre

410mm

430mm

460mm 

480mm 

500mm 

520mm 

550mm 

BB Centre to top of Seat tube

470mm

490mm

520mm

540mm 

560mm 

580mm

610mm

Seat   Angle

75°

75°

74.5°

74°

73.5°

73.1°

73°

Chainstay

422mm 

422mm 

422mm 

422mm 

422mm 

422mm 

422mm 

Reach

366.6mm 

373.5mm 

377.3mm 

381.2mm 

384.6mm 

389mm 

397mm

Stack

516.7mm

527.9mm

550.5mm 

571.3mm 

592.3mm 

612.5mm 

613.6mm


Scott Speedster Gravel

Groupset

New Shimano GRX on every model

Shimano's GRX groupset represents a validation by the world's largest groupset manufacturer of the fact that 'gravel' is not a fad, it's here to stay as people move towards cycling in a safer, more scenic, low or no-traffic environment.
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Every single model of the Speedster Gravel comes with the new Shimano GRX groupset. This new groupset is designed specifically for gravel bikes. Opening up the drop-down groupset menu below will show the ins and outs of what exact GRX version is fitted to the bikes in the range.

Shimano GRX has taken existing MTB technology and paired to the best of their Road groupset knowledge to create Shimano's first dedicated Gravel groupset. Invaluable features for off-road riding include a clutched rear mech, this increases the tension on the chain to significantly reduce chain slap and dramatically improve chain retention over rough terrain. The entry-level bikes have the GRX RX400 in a 2x10 set up while the top end bikes have the full 2x11 GRX RX810 set up. The top line Speedster Gravel 10 has a 48/33 chainring with an 11-34 cassette, while all other models get a steep hill friendly 43/30 chainring, with the same wide-ratio 11-34 cassette.

Every bike has GRX Hydraulic disc brakes, this addition is thankfully appreciated on the trail, the added power of hydraulic brakes mean a more relaxed grip on the bars and therefore a more fluid ride can be had once you get away from the tarmac. The finishing kit is made up from Syncros parts, with a particularly comfortable handlebar with extra grip tape for added comfort.

Scott Speedster Gravel Component Specifications(Click to expand)

 

Speedster Gravel 30

Contessa Speedster Gravel 25

Speedster Gravel 20

Contessa Speedster Gravel 15

Speedster Gravel 10

Price

£1,299.00

£1,299.00

£1,599.00

£1,599.00

£1,899.00

Frame

Double Butted 6061 Alloy

Fork

Full Carbon

Groupset

Shimano GRX RX400 2x10

Shimano GRX RX810 2x11

Brakes

Shimano BR-RX400 Hydraulic Disc

Shimano BR-RX810 Hydraulic Disc

Wheels

Syncros Race 24 Disc on Formula Hubs

Tyres

Schwalbe G-One Allround - 700x35C


Scott Speedster Gravel

Wheels

Fast rolling Syncros wheelsets

Every Speedster Gravel bike in the range uses the same wheelset. A pairing of Syncross race 24 rims and ever-reliable Formula hubs. This wheelset rolls fast on tarmac but has the strength to be taken off-road, they strike the balance between weight and strength well and do not give any concerns when bouncing along unkept bridleway and byway.

Scott has chosen to fit the very good Schwalbe G-One All round tyre to every bike in the range. The tyre follows a similar approach to the wheelset, while not a full-on dedicated off-road tyre that will drag significantly on the tarmac, it has good grip off-road, but for smoother gravel and typical country lane tarmac it rolls very fast. The 35c width gives the tyre good volume and once the sweet spot in tyre pressure is found, they eat up any bumps, while still cruising along without the drag of an off-road tyre.

If you can fit the Schwalbe G-One tyres in your frame, you should get some. As genuine all-rounders they're impossible to beat right now: fast rolling on tarmac and properly capable off-road. They're really, really good.
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Scott Speedster Gravel

Best for

Fast paced Gravel Riding

With many people enjoying the traffic-free routes opened up by gravel bikes, it is easy to see their appeal, there are some bikes available that are far more off-road orientated, but the Speedster Gravel keeps its endurance road background, and adds this all-road capability. For those wanting an even lighter Carbon chassis, with a more aggressive riding position Scott has the Addict Gravel. The Speedster Gravel represents great value for money with familiar road bike feel.

It is fast and nimble on any surface, if you are a road rider who enjoys riding at pace, but longs to explore away from the stress of traffic and fumes then the Speedster Gravel should be on your list.

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Scott Speedster Gravel range models

Scott Speedster Gravel 30 pictured

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