Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Pros:

  • Light enough to race
  • Well priced
  • Great ride
  • Good attention to detail

Cons:

  • Understated for a Storck!

Product:

Storck Scenario C1.1

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£1,219.00

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Storck is a lesser known brand in the UK, unless you’ve done your homework into companies that really pull out all the stops when it comes to carbon frame manufacturing – in which case, Storck will definitely be on your radar.

The Scenario C 1.1 is designed to be a ‘do it all’ model, and sits at Storck’s entry-level price point, but that’s no reflection on this bike’s abilities. 1.1 refers to the frame weight in kilos, so the Scenario is light enough to race, and also has stiffness in abundance to carry this off, but there’s an air of calm about its ride.

The stiffness you feel in acceleration and climbing, plus the very direct steering response, derived from the rigidity of the frame/fork module does not translate into something harsh and twitchy on the road. Storck has certainly found an ideal middle ground here and we found the C 1.1 a pleasure to ride.

We tested the C 1.1 in the US with SRAM’s Rival groupset, Ritchey WCS finishing kit and Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels, which together formed a good mix of quality and lightweight parts which performed well. However, you might want to be aware that now Storck offers complete build options and the most cost effective way to get your hands on a C1.1 seems to be the latest Ultegra 6700 groupset with Storck’s own finishing kit for £2,700.

Verdict

At a glance the C 1.1 looks quite understated. It’s not until you delve a little deeper that you see all the attention to detail; dig deeper still to find out just how many processes go into building a Storck bike and you really get the sense of owning something rather special.

Full Specification

Supplier:
Posh Bikes, 01622 762055, www.poshbikes.com
Weight:
16.5lb (7.5kg)

Size Tested:
55cm
Size Range:
47-63cm

Group Set:
SRAM Rival
Frame:
Storck carbon 3K, Storck Stiletto aero fork

  • Paul Brown

    Have owned my 1.1 for 20 months. Wonderful! My other bike is a very exclusive custom built French machine but I now find myself riding the Storck the majority of the time. If I had known how good Storcks are I would have bought one years ago. Check them out you will not regret it!
    How good the even lighter stiffer Storcks are I can only imagine!

  • kris de havilland

    Fab bike !!! had the 1.1 for 5 years and it stilllooks and rides like new. Have now upgraded to the 0 .9 much stiffer but very understated.