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MTB Hardtail
MTB Suspension
Racing bike
Street bike

 

The best frames in our Test

FULL TEST
All frames listed here have passed a FULL TEST. This test enables a comprehensive evaluation of the frame’s durability. The frame must subsequently withstand three fatigue tests with 100 000 cycles each, corresponding to the loading cases present in standard bike operation:

    • Out-of-saddle on the bottom bracket
    • Rider load on the seat tube
    • Jumps etc. on the head tube.

TRI TEST
Frames with tests effective from January 1st 2008, with testing seal from 2008/2009 respectively, have passed in addition two combined Maximum load / Overload tests corresponding to the following loading cases:

    • Jump with landing on a round end
    • Single-sided pedal load on a crank arm.

Please choose the frame type:


MTB Hardtail MTB Suspension Racing bike Street (city/trekking) bike


Notes

Performance level Manufacturer ModelFrame-
size (cm)
Comparision
weight (g)
Test sample-
No.
Date of TestRemarksCertificate
Top
 Performance 
DroessigerR-SLT6115711030762010/02
Standard
 Performance 
CubeAgree GTC4612591030802010/02  
Top
 Performance 
DroessigerR-SL6315801033262010/11
Top
 Performance 
StevensVantage5812851032832010/09
Standard
 Performance 
Malvern StarOppy T7005216351033012010/11  
Top
 Performance 
StevensXenon588951136622011/09
Top
 Performance 
SimplonKiaro5511251137252011/12
Top
 Performance 
StevensSuper Prestige6611651137682011/12
Top
 Performance 
StevensVentoux5510501033292010/11
Top
 Performance 
ScottFoil499151031782010/06
Top
 Performance 
ScottSpeedster 305416851238972012/05
Top
 Performance 
ScottSpeedster 105416201238882012/05
Top
 Performance 
ScottSpeedster 605420651238582012/04
High
 Performance 
CT BikesFM 03252,511801240642012/12
Standard
 Performance 
BullsHarrier5816351240322012/10
Top
 Performance 
SimplonPavo 3558001240912012/11
Top
 Performance 
SimplonNexio5310751341722013/02
Top
 Performance 
StevensNamur5816351343312013/05  
Top
 Performance 
SuperiorRoad Team Issue 50,510951342782013/05not coated
Top
 Performance 
ScottSolace 10549851343742013/07
Top
 Performance 
ScottSolace Premium549451343752013/07
Top
 Performance 
ScottCon Solace488851342902013/05
Top
 Performance 
Scott Addict Team Issue52,58301341492013/01
Top
 Performance 
Scott Sports SASolace549801342042013/02
High
 Performance 
BullsDesert Falcon Pro5613901346152013/12
Top
 Performance 
ScottSpeedster A5415651449502014/09
Top
 Performance 
ScottPlasma 55615401448802014/07
Top
 Performance 
ScottSolace Disc5410001447592014/04
Top
 Performance 
ScottSpeedster B5417551448332014/06
Top
 Performance 
ScottSolace HMX549751342582013/04
Top
 Performance 
ScottAddict SL52,57611344022013/07
Top
 Performance 
ScottPlasma 45614901446562014/02
Top
 Performance 
ScottCR1 105411451342562013/04

 

Notes
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1.  Certified quality
Frames labelled with a small testing seal are certified, i.e. the manufacturer has contractually guaranteed that the model in question will be delivered without any technical changes compared to the test sample.

2. An overview to all test loads you will find here.

3. Calculating the comparison weight
The frame is weighed in its finished condition, i.e. complete with its surface coating and all usual add-on components, however, without front fork, head tube bearing and suspension unit if aplicable. If components are missing, the comparison weight is calculated by adding the following set values:

  • Seat post clamp: 30 g
  • Removable gear hanger: 15 g
  • Cover screws for complete bottle mount: 15 g
  • Cable guide or cover screws: 15 g
  • Cantilever bolts: 20g

In the following cases set values are deducted:

  • Bearing carriers for integrated head bearings:  20 g
  • integrated seat post incl. saddle wire clamp:  230 g

Comparison weights are only valid for the tested frame height.

These data are based on type tests that do not allow for statements on quality variation within series production. Dimensions and weights are estimated values. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of any information.