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Women’s carbon Scott Contessa CR1 Team road bike - $555 (Post Falls)

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1717 E Polston Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
bicycle type: road
frame size: XS
wheel size: 700C
bicycle frame material: carbon fiber
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: cantilever
handlebar type: flat
electric assist: none
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Scott
model name / number: Contessa CR1 Team
Get ready for the North Idaho Centennial Trail or Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes with this Scott Contessa CR1 Team ladies carbon road bike. The bike is currently outfitted with a flat bar for a more traditional ride but the drop handlebars will be included in the sale.
Frame size XS appropriate for riders around 5’2”. Can meet at the Post Falls Police Department if you want to take it for a spin.

Original review of the bike below:

Scott Contessa CR1 Team road bike review
by Juliet Elliott

Built with performance and comfort in mind, the Scott Contessa CR1 Team is a lightweight, stiff and stable ride, making it ideal for those considering road racing or wishing to pursue more challenging weekend rides.

The Scott Contessa CR1 Team
With a full carbon fork and frame, Scott Contessa CR1 Team weighs in at just 7.9kg ; impressively light for a bike at this price. Scott’s Shock Damping System (SDS) on the rear end and fork help to cancel out vibrations from the road, meaning comfort has not been sacrificed for performance.

Scott have carefully engineered the carbon fibres which make up the frame to maximise stiffness and comfort.

In the tubes the fibres are layered to maximise lateral stiffness; great for rapid acceleration and powering along at high speeds. Adjusting the weave at other points in the frame allows the bike to flex where needed, absorbing bumps in the road and ironing out ‘road buzz’.

Scott have also used what they call ‘S-bend construction’ in the rear triangle. Different thicknesses and shapes allow the chain and seat stays to bend slightly while riding. This again has the effect of absorbing vibration without sacrificing stiffness.

Over long distances, the bike performs well with the smooth ride diminishing rider fatigue. However, with geometry angled more towards comfort rather than aggressive racing, you do end up with a slightly less responsive ride. The CR1 feels so utterly stable and dependable that it’s sometimes less frisky than I’d like. If you prefer a good solid ride, this won’t be a problem for you.

Shimano 105 derailleurs complimented with Tiagra cassette and chain.
The groupset combines highly efficient Shimano 105 derailleurs, shifters, chain rings and cranks with a Tiagra cassette and chain; a quality array of components you would expect to find on bikes at this price point.

Shimano 105 crankset; reliable and durable.
Up front you’ve got a compact set up. Two chainrings give plenty of range for climbing hills, though I would have preferred a heavier gear for fast descents and powering along the open road.

Scott have stuck with Shimano for the wheels and the CR1 Team comes equipped with WH RS10s, a mid-range wheelset, which is perfectly adequate and compliments the bike well.

The CR1 is completed with a Syncros finishing kit – narrower female friendly handlebars, a strong, light Syncros stem and a Syncros carbon seatpost to keep the weight down. The saddle was perfectly fine for me, but as we all know saddles are a very personal thing.

One common problem with women’s specific bikes is reaching the brake levers and shifters when you’re on the drops and I did indeed find it a stretch. A really simple solution is to include spacers to insert in the top of the levers to bring them closer. Though you can have these fitted at your local bike shop, I think it would be a good thing to include with a women’s set up such as this.

The CR1 Team comes with female specific Syncros finishing kit.
The geometry of the frame is slightly more upright than an all out race bike, which makes it versatile and comfortable. It could suit you well as a first bike for racing or hammering through sportives. Coming in at under £2000, it’s at the more affordable end of the scale, with plenty of scope for upgrading components should you wish.

Verdict
If you’re looking to take your riding to the next level, the Scott Contessa CR1 Team ticks all the boxes; ultra stable, very comfortable and super lightweight. If you’re feeling tempted by a carbon machine, the CR1 Team could be a good bet.

Pros
– Great value

– Very stable

– Lightweight

Cons
– Gearing is a little on the light side

– Geometry is angled more towards comfort than aggressive racing, which does in fact give you a slightly less responsive ride.

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