The Contessa series has long been SCOTT's premium collection of multi-discipline bikes, apparel and accessories for women. Said to be designed for riders serious about performance and design, the new range continues from its debut series in 2021. So let's see what's in store for the Boudicca's of the off-road world.
For 2022, the Contessa collection theme is "water". SCOTT explains the similarities between women and water as so; "[water] can be calm and soothing, a base for all of life. In parallel, water's strength is often underestimated, much like that of a woman. Leave it be, and with persistence and patience, it's capable of carving out a mountain of rock. No matter how small a drop of water is, its energy causes a ripple effect."
Women are Water.
In the Contessa Signature collection, there are six premium bikes; the all-new Contessa Spark RC for XC racers, the Contessa Ransom for big mountain adventures, the Contessa Addict RC road bike, the Contessa Addict Gravel, the Contessa Addict eRIDE, and the all-new Contessa Patron eRIDE for those ready to boss any trail, all day long.
Accompanying these bikes is full head-to-toe matchy-matchy apparel and accessories. Queue that Power Rangers theme tune...
SCOTT Contessa Spark RC World Cup Bike // £7,499
Much like the Spark RC we had a play with last year, the women's Spark RC cross-country bike is built with performance, light weight and podiums in mind. This bike is equipped with a RockShox SID Select+ RL3 120mm Fork, an RS Nude 5 RL3, 120mm with TwinLoc, SRAM X01 Eagle AXS 12-Speed drivetrain, Shimano XTR Disc Brakes, Syncros Silverton 1.0 Carbon Wheels, Maxxis Rekon Race Foldable Tires, a FOX Dropper Post and Syncros CF finishing kit. You can read more about the Contessa Spark RC here.
SCOTT Contessa Patron eRIDE 900 Bike // £7,249
The all-mountain e-bike Contessa Patron has a carbon/alloy frame and comes equipped with a FOX 38 Performance Elite 160mm Fork, a FOX Nude T eRIDE EVOL 160mm shock, Shimano XT 12-Speed drivetrain, a Bosch CX, 750Wh PowerTube, Shimano XT 4 Piston Disc Brakes, Maxxis Foldable Tires, a FOX Dropper Post, Syncros finishing parts and a Bosch Light Cable pre-installed F&R. You can find out more about the Contessa Patron eRIDE here.
SCOTT Contessa Ransom 910 Bike // £5,899
The big-mountain enduro weapon that is the Ransom gets a new water-inspired design for 2022. This model is equipped with an HMX-Alloy frame, a FOX 38 Float Perf. Elite 170mm Fork, FOX Nude TR EVOL, TwinLoc, 170mm, SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed drivetrain, Shimano XT 4 Piston Disc Brakes, Syncros Revelstoke 2.0 TR Wheels, Maxxis Minion DHF Kevlar Tires, a FOX Dropper Post and Syncros finishing kit. For more info on this model, check out the Contessa Ransom page here.
SCOTT Contessa Addict Gravel 15 Bike // £2,549
For your gravel adventure needs, the Contessa Addict Gravel 15 has a full carbon frame, Addict Gravel Disc HMF Fork, Shimano GRX RX810 Disc 22-Speed drivetrain, Syncros RP2.0 Disc Wheels and Schwalbe G-ONE Bite Tires. More info can be found on the Scott Addict Gravel page here.
Of course, you can't have a premium Contessa bike without matching kit and accessories. SCOTT has thought of everything to provide a huge variety of clothing, protection and accessories for the 2022 SCOTT Contessa range.
Using tried and tested materials, fabrics and cuts from all areas of SCOTT's bike division, the Contessa collection benefits from technical, breathable fabrics, performance-inspired materials and designs that work best for their design intentions.
You can discover the full range of the all-new SCOTT Contessa collection by heading over to SCOTT's website here.