Ride all roads.
Since the geometry of Storck's Scenero line has always lent itself well to long-distance cycling and rides that occasionally stray from the tarmac, it only makes sense to add disc brakes. The Scenero Disc Road Bike Frameset's long geometry makes it ideal as a stable platform for exploring the kinds of terrain where disc brakes are a must, whether that's gravel, dirt, or sweeping descents. The inclusion of thru-axles also stabilizes the frame, providing more stiffness to offset braking forces and maintain confident tracking through terrain that would make a traditional road frame balk.
The Scenero Disc frame features the same uni-directional carbon lay-up as its rim-brake counterpart, which orients the carbon across the frame in relation to the load path and force direction at play in each location. The design is first built digitally with 3D CAD imaging, and that virtual blueprint is translated to the dimensions of the mold. The mold itself is a one-piece, monocoque affair. Since there are no tube junctures, there is no excess weight from the additional material and resin needed to reinforce frames comprising multiple sub-assemblies.
The bottom bracket is also the same 86.5mm colossus found on the non-disc Scenero, and it takes advantage of the over-sized down tube to reduce the number of watts lost to flex during punchy efforts. Storck's annual allotment of BOTY awards is beginning to feel automatic, and it's mostly due to the stiffness-to-weight ratio on models like the Scenero.
Of course, all of the stiff efficiency in the world is worthless if the ride is so unforgiving that 30 miles in the saddle feels like 10 rounds in the ring. Storck's proportional tubing concept uses adapted dimensions, wall thickness, tube diameter, and tapering across frame sizes to address rider fatigue by focusing on fit. Rather than just increasing tube lengths and angles by arbitrary increments, Storck essentially designed each size as its own, unique model. Every G3 is built to fit a rider's body rather than a sliding scale of geometry measurements.
- Q & A
Curious as to how wide a tire the Scenero frame/fork will accommodate?
Great bike, really a rare gem
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased a 59CM bike (6'3 - 190 pound rider) in June of 2016 from CC. The process was great, I was able to upgrade the offered bike from Force to Sram RED and customize the rear cassette to a Force ... basically Competitive Cyclist went out of their way to provide a great bike at a fantastic price.
Shipment was fast and the bike arrived on a Thursday before our local Colorado Triple Bypass Ride on Friday. My first ride of more than a block was on the triple (120 miles 10k+ elevation in the Rockies) and it really opened my eyes as to the greatness of the Sram hydraulic brakes and the overall competency of the Storck.
I have a 2017 S-Works Tarmac, it climbs better. I have a Dogma F8 on 50mm wheels, it is faster on the flats. The Storck remains my go to bike for many rides in both situations; it really does fit the goldilocks slot.
Excellent bike & best in class service
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Storck Scenero Disc is a phenomenal all-around ride. When it seems like many bikes compromise to fit increasingly niche uses, this thing checks all the boxes. For the bargain price point that CC is offering it's stiff, light, and responsive. With forward-looking design features like disc brakes, thru-axles, and the oversized chainstays I fully expect this to be my go to bike for a while. If you get the right set-up it's comfortable and the crisp efficiency of the ride makes you want to step on it -- even after 100+ miles in the saddle.
I have never bought a bike online before but I cannot rate CC highly enough. They helped me through each step of the process and accommodated every request for zeroing in on my perfect build. I'm 6'5'' and the 63cm with an extra long stem has been perfect. Outfitted with Force 22 and a 175mm crank and 53/39 gearing I would argue you cannot find a better deal on a racey, disc-equipped road frame.
I also have to note that within my riding group the Storck stands out. It's a cool looking bike and when every LBS out there is hawking Evos or Tarmacs this has some personality to it.
expensive and very weighty
light stiff reactive
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Storck makes some of the best bike out there, the Scenero disc is right in line with that. We don't have the build kit option on this frame but get in touch with me and I can give you pricing and options for building a complete bike with the Scenero disc frameset. firstname.lastname@example.org