Rook Scout 8 Speed
Rook Scout 8 Speed
Say hello to Scout! Rook's answer to the call of adventure. Scout was designed to fill the gap between commuter and weekend ripper. The type of bike you'll love to ride almost anywhere as well as to the office and back.
We like to call this class: City-Cross. Scout is a super capable commuter and almost feels as if you're on a Rook One frame, but with all new features to tackle the road less travelled with gravel engineering at its core.
Scout is built from the ground up in 4130 Chromoly steel with a more relaxed top tube for an easier decent. We've used the 6061 alu fork from our RACE 2 series with added bracket and mount for the disc calliper. This means you also have the beautiful tapered head tube that is signature on the RACE2 series.
Well, as the saying goes, steel is real and for good reason. Steel lasts a lifetime and has excellent properties for a gravel bicycle. Aluminium is lighter, but stiffer, and although the bigger tyres on the Scout provide great shock absorption, the steel frame gives an added level of grace to the ride feel. You'll feel less of the corrugation of the farm land backroads and the turns feel fluid and responsive at the same time. Ride one and you'll get what we're saying!
Gears? Are you guys crazy?!
Our design philosophy will always be: The right tool for the right job. And a single speed excels in the city environment! But if we're talking about the gravel passes of the Montague hills, then we'd say the SCOUT is the right tool. Instead of overloading the gear setup, the 8 speed group set from Microshift is a great blend of simplicity and performance. Read more on the tech here
Citycross you say? What is this hogs-wallop?
Yes, we made up a new thing. Why not just call it a gravel bike? Well because the design process started with the criteria A) Kickass in the city and B) Hold its own on the dirt. Instead of pegging Scout against the masses of gravel bikes out there, we'd like it to open a new category of well priced, well made urban/extra urban bicycles. City Cross.
Scout is available is a Single Speed version too! With 44t up front and 18t at the back.
Scout is available in 2 sizes at launch. Because of the new geometry, we have a new sizing for Scout. Our Medium is now a 50cm and the Large is a 54cm. We do not recommend the frames for anyone shorter than 140cm or taller than 190cm.
Here's the top feature list:
- 4130 Chromoly Steel Frame
- 6061 Alu Fork
- Large 54cm all up 13kgs
- Medium 50cm all up 12.5 kgs
- All Road Geometry
- Tektro Mira Disc Brakes
- Microshift R8 Groupset (1 x 8) Or SS
- 420mm Drop Bars
- Knight Sealed Bearing Hubs
- Rook External Bearing BB
- WTB Byway 47c Tyres Standard
- 650B Knight Wheelset
- Sliding Drop outs with interchangeable plates
- Internal Cable Routing
- Pannier Mounts on front and rear
- Dual Bottle Cage Mount
- Integrated seat post clamp
- 4 Spacers on the steerer
Part Brand Spec Frame Rook Cycles 4130 Chromoly Fork Rook Cycles 6061 Aluminium Headset Neco Sealed Bearings Tapered Bottom Bracket Rook Cycles External Cup Sealed Bearings Hubs Knight High Flange Sealed Bearings Rims Rook Cycles 25mm Aluminium Drop Outs Rook Cycles
Sliding with removable steel plate
Chain KMC Z1 Narrow Crankset Rook Cycles Forged 170mm Cranks 44t Chain Ring Group Set Microshift R8 - 8 speed CassetteMicroshift11-34T: 11-13-15-18-21-24-28-34 Tyres WTB Byway 47 650B (tubeless ready) Pedals Rook Cycles Alloy Black Seat Rook Cycles Sport Black Brakes Tektro Mira Mechanical Disc Bars Rook Cycles Drop Bars 420mm Stem Rook Cycles 90mm Flat Black