The Scott Foil RC has been hugely successful, winning nearly everything there is to win. For that exact reason, Scott decided to make the bike even better to meet the demands of today’s riders. Traditionally buying a bike meant compromising, choosing between aero, lightweight OR comfort. With the 2023 Scott Foil you don’t have to compromise, you get aero, lightweight AND comfort all in one incredible looking bike.
Compared to previous model Foil RC, the new 2023 Foil comes in:21% / 16w / 1m18s Faster 9% Lighter 10% More Comfortable
UCI regulations were updated in 2021 meaning Scott 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 Scott 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.
The Scott 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.30% Less Joints 9% Weight Saved 300% Frame Designs Simulated
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.