So, if you wanted Carbon, the price had to start
with a “2”, right? That was then, this is Scott.
The Scott CR1 Comp is a fully Shimano equipped carbon fiber
road bike for $1699. There are very few compromises here:
Scott has down-speced the shifters and front derailleur to
Tiagra. They did keep the Shimano crank and chainrings though,
and those things more than anything else contribute to good
front shifting performance- so this bike is still very solid
despite its low price. The ubiquitous Shimano R500 wheel turns
under the carbon frame rolling on a pair of nice Continental
Ultra Race (foldable- lighter weight) tires.
This may be more bike at $1699 than has
ever been available from any manufacturer.