When have you ever seen a title to an article that says Brendan Fairclough in it and not wanted to click? This one is no different.
At the start of the year Brendan made the bold move to leave the Specialized/Mad Catz team and his good friend Sam Hill and join the Scott 11 team. Scott were looking for someone at the sharp end of things to help them develop the new bike, and who better than Brendan Fairclough.
When I first saw this bike in South Africa, I was a little bit wary of how well it would go down. It sort of struck me as big and bulky. A bit too much going on, but after 3 days and come race time I loved the thing. Maybe it’s because Brendans style makes anything look good, or maybe it’s the stealth black look at the time, but I think it’s a cracking looking bike, and Ben Walker is no idiot when it comes to suspension and geometry.
The bike has really competitive pricing too, with a full build with top of the range parts setting you back just under £5k. Not sure on the Frame price at the moment, but it should be around £2.5k.