Scott Foil RC Road Bike 2017
Back in 2010, Scott introduced the Foil featuring the novel F01 Aero Technology. As an aerodynamically optimized road bike, the Foil featured truncated airfoils which are now used on most aero bikes today. Scott was one of the first bike manufacturers to file a patent for this specific airfoil shape. With the truncated airfoil, Scott’s Aerodynamic Science unit intended to work around the drawbacks of Uci-regulations that give a limit of a 3:1 airfoil ratio. As a consequence of this regulation, aerodynamic tube shapes, with their traditional tear drop profile often lacked stiffness or were heavy resulting from additional material required to improve stiffness. The truncation of the airfoil solves this issue. While the aerodynamic performance of the airfoil is comparable to a traditional tear drop airfoil, stiffness and weight characteristics are substantially improved. The Foil is an aero bike to the core, maintaining impressively low weight and high stiffness values.