The SCOTT FOIL RC has been hugely successful and won nearly everything there is to win. And for that exact reason we have decided to mke the bike even better to fit demans of today's riders...
THE SCOTT FOIL RC HAS BEEN HUGELY SUCCESSFUL AND WON NEARLY EVERYTHING THERE IS TO WIN. AND FOR THAT EXACT REASON WE DECIDED TO MAKE THE BIKE EVEN BETTER TO FIT THE DEMANDS OF TODAY'S RIDERS. TRADITIONALLY WHEN BUYING BIKES, YOU HAD TO COMPROMISE AND CHOOSE BETWEEN AERO, LIGHTWEIGHT OR COMFORT - WITH THE ALL-NEW FOIL RC YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO COMPROMISE AND GET ALL THREE IN ONE INCREDIBLE LOOKING BIKE
UCI regulations were updated in 2021 meaning our engineers and designers had the chance to reimagine what an Aero bike can be. From the beginning, the team considered bike, components and rider as a system. By considering the three elements together we see real life aero gains. Each design decision was taken to deliver the fastest complete system. Meaning you get there faster.
With the new rules and the previous Foil as a starting point, the team began to design the bike they wanted to ride. Something for the lone rider, whether breaking away from the peloton or sneaking in a solo pre-work ride, the Foil RC has been designed to provide you with every advantage.
Our industry-leading F01 Airfoil Technology ensures that every tube reduces drag as much as possible. Junctions have been reduced and the UCI regulations pushed to the limit. Did they deliver? With rider on board the new Foil is 1m 18s faster over 40k at 40kph — that's definitely a fancy bit of engineering work.
In front, the oversized head tube, besides allowing for fully integrated cabling for both mechanical and electronic shifting, acts as a fairing — breaking the air and reducing aerodynamic drag as a rider powers forward.
The fork of the Foil RC features a deeper cross section and a higher crown — both providing additional aero advantages.
The downtube and seatube are a great example of the focus on the complete system. Engineers were able to identify extremely aerodynamic designs when testing frame only. However, during Wind Tunnel testing with a rider atop the bike, we found that these designs were actually less aerodynamic than the previous Foil.
The Seatstays are dropped, not only adding additional comfort but also providing less air resistance. They are aimed in at a 10 degree angle, forcing the passing air into the spinning spokes. Through aerodynamic testing we found that this little detail provides significant gains as the bike moves forward. Lastly, with the dropped seatstays we're able to hide the disc brake callipers not only reducing the aero drag, but also adding to an overall clean aesthetic.
There is a balance between aerodynamics and weight. The most aero bike normally would tip the scales with a bigger, thicker frame — but SCOTT engineers and designers broke the pattern and shaved weight from the previous Foil while boosting aero credibility.
With a better carbon lay-up, a reduction in the number of carbon pieces and joints and incredible attention to the smaller details such as seat stays and seat clamp, the team shaved weight without sacrificing stiffness.
Syncros components are fundamental to achieving the aerodynamic gains, reduction in weight and of course in augmenting the comfort factor. With the new Foil RC, the clear stand-out features are the Creston iC SL Aero Combo and Handlebar and the innovative new Duncan SL Aero CFT seatpost.
Coming stock on the bike you'll find a 25mm tyre up front with 28mm in the rear. If you need something beefier, no problem. The frame has enough clearance for 30mm tyres.