KTM Macina Scarp SX Prime Review

  • 8399 €
  • Carbon
  • Bosch Performance Line CX Smart System
  • 140 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 17,3 kg
Everyone is after lightweight EMTBs. The Austrians at KTM have taken this customer desire by the scruff and tuned the Macina Scarp SX Prime with a smaller motor for full-on weight reduction.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the Performance Line CX Smart System shows. The very well-rounded motor control and the progressive power output characterise the character of the Bosch motor. This great combination mixed with lots of power, is something only a few other motors at Bosch's level can achieve. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Macina Scarp SX Prime in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (8000) .

Even nasty descents get smoothened by the good Fox chassis. The mid-range brakes from Shimano do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons in front and two pistons in the rear setup with small 180 brake rotors is only average. The components and the gears are less in the spotlight with an EMTB than with bikes without motor. Nevertheless, when we take a look we find out that here, good components are always used. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. The weight of a bike is a key factor for the fun of riding. With 17,3 kg, the Macina Scarp SX Prime is one of the lightest Trailbikes on the market. This turns the bike into a real joyride on the trail. Especially going downhill, the good geometry of the Macina Scarp SX Prime really shines.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 8399 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the KTM Macina Scarp SX Prime

Overall, the Macina Scarp SX Prime is, due to a fantastic motor, an outstanding handling and a good chassis is a good all-rounder for trips on demanding single trails. Only a poor range and a middle ground brake system slightly tarnish the otherwise successful overall picture.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
KTM Macina Scarp SX Prime Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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l
xl
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
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Stack
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601
615
629
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Reach
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456
472
499
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Top Tube Length
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600
620
650
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Seat Tube Length
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430
450
480
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Seat Tube Angle
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76,5
76,5
76,5
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Head Tube Length
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90
105
120
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Head Tube Angle
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66
66
66
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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30
30
30
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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Chainstay Length
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451
451
451
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Wheelbase
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1208
1231
1264
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Standover Height
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809
817
825
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX Smart System
  • Display Mini Remote
  • Battery 400
  • Frame Macina Scarp 29" Premium Carbon SLL-E 140mm UDH CPT400 Bosch BDU31 / M-4830
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork FOX 34 Float 29" Factory e-Tune 140mm Grip2
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper FOX Float Factory 2-P 230x60
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XTR M9100-12
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M9100-12 SGS shadow+
  • Crank KTM E-TEAM2 ISIS 170mm Q8
  • Cassette Shimano Deore XT M8100-12 / 10-51T
  • Chain Shimano M8100-12
  • Brake Set Shimano Deore XT M8100 / M8120 4-Piston
  • Brake Rotors 180/180
  • Wheel Set KTM Prime Carbon Trail 29 CL 148/12TA 622x30TSS made by DT SWISS
  • Tires Front Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR 62-622
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR 62-622
  • Saddle PROLOGO Proxim W450 Sport T2.0 Rails
  • Seat Post FOX Transfer Factory internal
  • Stem FSA NS MTB -10° ICR
  • Handle Bar KTM Prime II flat Carbon 740mm
  • Handle Bar Width 740
  • Head Set FSA ACR / Acros 1.5" angle limit
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