Airpark Bike Co is Arizona’s #1 SCOR mountain bike dealer. Buy your dream enduro, trail, and electric model at our shop! The SCOR team is made up of progressive riders who double as world-class engineers. They believe in the sheer joy of the trails and making rides that emulate adventure and creativity.
Beginning of SCOR Mountain Bikes
It all started at the Bike Manufacturing Company in Switzerland. Two employees, Mariano Schoefer and Christof Bigler, wanted to make something BMC didn’t have. A weekend bike that could handle the country’s diverse terrain. Lakes in foothills, forests with steep inclines and sharp corners, and rocky trails that were even more challenging in the rain.
They cut down a BMC Trailfox frame to slacken the head angle and lengthen the reach in the front and shorten the chainstay in the rear. It became the V1 prototype. Word about this project spread to their coworkers, and more people got in on the action.
Then they made the V2 prototype. It had the same geometries as the V1 but with a steepened seat tube angle to match the longer front end. Also the same short dual link layout as other models. Just in a tighter and lower package to drop the center of gravity. The new suspension layout brought suppleness for loose trails and needed support for corners and jump take-offs.
A lot of time and care went into the appearance of the V2. Months of testing all over Switzerland ensured peek performance and handling. At some point, a fellow BMC ambassador decided this was too different from the company’s other bikes. They needed a new brand, and SCOR was born!
Building the Brand
Other BMC members came on board for SCOR mountain bikes. The V2 prototype went into production. Christof worked on product design and personalization, while Mariano discovered that one frame could offer two travel options. Carbon fiber was chosen for the base material.
They decided they wanted more bikes to have a bigger impact on the public. Including an e-bike. The first rideable samples were tested with an array of features and details. Mariano crashed one of them on the Chaumont jump trail, one of the wildest riding trails in the world. That warranted some changes. He reinforced the offending area so it could shrug off crashes.
Weight and function were focused on equally. The top priority was just making something durable for hard riding. Hardware was the same as what was used on BMC bikes. The brand evolved, but every decision was based on the desire k to the desire for something fun everyone wanted to ride.
The full line was first available in Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States. Brick and mortar stores opened to sell SCOR bikes, frames, accessories, spare parts, and other merchandise. Everything the customer needed, all in one place.
Current Bike Features
Full Carbon Frame – High-quality composites make it light and stiff, and strong enough to handle any drops and fails. Cables are routed internally to keep things neat and tidy.
Different Travel Options – You can switch between two rear travel options by changing the rear shock. Geometry isn’t compromised thanks to the flip chip and stealth angle-adjust headset.
Virtual Pivot Suspension – It’s supple off the top for the best grip with progressive support for riding deep. Compatible with air and coil shocks.
Downtube Stash Box – It has a spare universal derailleur hanger and enough space for a multitool and tire plugs. You can always ride with trailside essentials.
Accessory Mounting Points – Travel with accessories on the downtube and bottom of the toptube. Nothing will scratch or damage the frame.
Chainstay Protector – Long travel bikes are known for being noisy, but this protector keeps things as quiet as possible.
EP8 Motor – This e-bike motor promises 85Nm of torque. The package and dimensions still give you a lower center of gravity.
720Wh – The e-bike battery lasts all day to help you ride further and play longer than ever. It’s serviced by Shimano.
29″ Wheels – You can roll over obstacles, push through rough terrain, and get maximum speed with big wheels.
Get Your SCOR Mountain Bike in Scottsdale, AZ
Now you know all about the amazing SCOR bike brand. Check it out in person at Airpark Bike Co in Scottsdale! We’ll set you up with your dream enduro or mountain companion. Or maybe you want an e-bike with pedal assist. Whatever you’re in the market for, we’ve got it at our shop! And if we don’t we’ll order it for you. Then ship or deliver it right to your door. You won’t find better deals on SCOR anywhere else in The Valley!