Scott have used the world’s largest annual bicycle industry show, EuroBike, to unveil the latest of their top model bikes in the respected Foil and Addict range.
The 2018 Scott Foil Disc combines light weight, aerodynamics, pedalling efficiency and, according to Scott, control like no other bike currently on the market.
Evolution Of The Scott Foil
Introduced in 2010 and quickly made a name for itself as one of the fastest bikes on the market. Having always been an aero bike to its core it surprised from the beginning with its light weight and great comfort values. It was no surprise to see that it became the first aero bike to win Paris-Roubaix, Aussie Matthew Hayman’s stunning victory in 2016.
Over the years the Foil has evolved to become the most complete road bike on the market. There was only one thing was not up to date: its braking system. After launching the Addict last year with disc brakes it was time to take a similar step with their flagship model.
Disc Brakes: ‘Superior Control’
Scott say disc brakes make cycling safer while providing a new way to win valuable seconds in a race situation.
“The superior control of disc brakes allows riders to trust their bike in all weather conditions and more importantly the possibility to keep their speed until the last possible moment,” said a Scott representative.
“The disc version has the same well-proven lightweight and aero frame as its rim brake version and is still amongst the lightest aero bikes on the market. In order to minimize air drag and to optimize performance in cross winds the fork has been completely redesigned. A one piece construction allows for a lightweight fork with increased stiffness.”
According to Scott the redesigned fork matches the asymmetrical forces of the disc brakes while assisting with airflow around the brakes. The model features internal brake cable routing and tyre clearance to accommodate up to 30mm tyres.
With a 985gram frame weight, the new Scott Foil disc sets an impressive benchmark for aero bikes with disc brakes. The Disc version’s frame weighs 20g more than the rim brake version – Scott say this makes it the lightest disc-specific aero bike on the market.
SCOTT FOIL PREMIUM DISC
The Foil Premium Disc features the Scott’s Syncros integrated handlebar system, Dura-Ace Di2 and Syncros Carbon components. It also comes equipped with –
• Foil Disc HMX IMP, F01 Aero Carbon Technology frame (970g)
• Shimano Dura Ace Di2 disc brakes
• Zipp 303 NSW disc wheels
• Syncros Carbon Foil Combo
• Syncros RR1.0 Carbon
• Continental Grand Prix 4000 SII 28mm
A premium-level bike, the top model Foil Disc has a release price of EUR 11’999 or around $AU18,000 . Final Australian pricing will be made available shortly.
The 2018 Scott Addict
If the Scott Foil Premium Disc is a little out of reach price wise, Scott have announced they will introduce a new affordable version of the Addict for 2018- this replaces the current Solace and CR1 models.
When Scott first launched the Addict back in 2008, it was the lightest bike on the market and seen as the benchmark for the industry. Over the years the Addict family has grown and is now probably the most complete bike series out there. From an ultra-lightweight road bike to the versatile gravel grinder, Scott offers many models to choose from to delight lightweight fans in every discipline.
For 2018 the bike comes with endurance geometry for even more compliance to fit the needs of everyday riders. The new entry-level carbon frame addresses the current trends of disc and non-disc standards, increased comfort and tire clearance.
The current Addict frame will stay the same and be called Addict RC for 2018.
At 995grams Scott’s new Addict frame surprises with a weight below 1 kilogram for both the rim and disc brake versions. This makes it the lightest frame kit in this price category.
Scott say the all new Addict 20 Disc was redesigned from the ground up with those longer days in mind. The bike features Shimano Ultegra Di2 disc brakes, a Syncros RR2.0 disc wheels set, Syncros Creston 1.5 Compact handlebar and Continental Grand Sport Race 28mm.
It is expected to retail for under $6,000. Final pricing will be made available as soon as it is confirmed.