Here at Full Sus we don’t just give you information on what to look for when buying an entry level bike, we tested a few for you too. Here’s how the Scott Aspect 910 shaped up.
The Aspect 910 is a striking entry level machine which looks better than the price tag would suggest. It’s definitely the best looking entry level bike we had a closer look at. And it’s not just the paint job, the bike looks good all round, but how does it ride?
The RockShox XC30 coil fork does feel rather heavy and slow on rocky terrain, so I’d suggest that this bike is rather better suited for the rider looking to spend time on gravel roads rather than rough jeep track or rocky single track. It’s firmly positioned in Scott’s Sport section and riders should be cognisant of this when they buy this bike. It’s set-up for a purpose, the 3 x 10 drivetrain, Schwalbe Rapid Rob tyres and fairly upright riding position all make for a bike that’s at home on gravel.
Ride wise you feel the size of the 29er wheels and the bike’s overall weight (12.9kg) but again we’d like to stress that you have to know what you’re buying an why. The Aspect 910 isn’t a race machine; it’s a bike to get you active and outdoors. It’s perfect for taking the family man around the West Coast National Park on a leisurely ride with the family or the teenager to school and back.
At R12 900 the Aspect 910 has got a host of tough competition, but with its good looks it could well win you over. If you’re keen on finding out more go to www.scott-sports.com/za/en/.