Having ridden the original Scott Foil, there’s no question it was a fast bike, but comfort was lacking. For 2016, Scott is taking the Foil to another level in terms of aerodynamics and comfort — putting it again at the top of the list of all-day aero road bikes.
Many of the technologies that have been developed for both the Addict and Solace have carried through to this new Grand Tour hammer. The refinement of the truncated F01 tube shapes, integrated cockpit and optimized cable routing has yielded significant improvements in performance while chasing the ever-elusive balance of compliance and stiffness.
Key highlights of the 2016 Scott Foil:
- Utilizes refined F01 airfoil design for 6 watts average drag reduction
- Direct-mount brakes front and rear
- Seatstays optimized for comfort
- New single-port internal cable routing
- Syncros Aero RR1.0 integrated cockpit
- New seatpost clamp design
- 13% increased stiffness at the PF86 bottom bracket
- Oversized tapered steerer for added stiffness
- Optimized for 25mm tires
- Comfort Zone construction
- Weight: 945 grams (Medium frame) and 335 grams (fork)
The new Foil joins the likes of the Specialized Venge ViAS, Cervelo S5 and others that are vying for the ultimate in aerodynamic performance in a rideable package.
I’ll say that I’m interested in seeing the official geometry because the bike looks tall for an aero machine. If my visual assessment is correct, that should actually be a good thing for everyday riders who can benefit from increased comfort and aerodynamics.
Take a look at some of the technical details of the new Foil from Scott athletes, engineers and product managers.
Update – July 10, 2015
I received the official geometry chart for the new Foil. Head tubes are taller (great news for most of us), but all other measurements are very close to the old Foil.
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