FOIL 20 TECHNOLOGIES
The SCOTT FOIL 20 Disc has been designed to be even more aerodynamic, more comfortable, and to still have that incredibly laterally stiff nature of its predecessor. Featuring an HMF Carbon Fiber frame, and integrated Syncros components, the SCOTT FOIL 20 Disc is a race ready machine at a fraction of the cost.
While the first Foil has been praised for its direct power transfer, responsive handling, low weight and aerodynamic excellence, some riders yearned for more comfort. So we increased vertical compliance, making comfort a key point in the requirements specification of the new Foil. The new Foil features a low seatstay attachment which in combination with a modified and noticeably thin seatstay shape leads to a smooth riding experience even on rough roads. The focused approach to improve comfort on the new Foil resulted in an increase in vertical compliance by 86% of the seattube area compared to its predecessor. Additionally, the fork compliance has been increased by 11% compared to the first edition of the Foil.
OVERSIZED BOTTOM BRACKET
The PF86 bottom bracket allows for a wide connection of the downtube and the tapered seattube to the BB box. Together with a stiffness-optimized lay-up and SCOTT’s patented carbon manufacturing process, the BB stiffness of the new Foil has increased by 13% compared to its predecessor.
The Foil achieves a perfect balance between quick and stable handling. The fork of the new Foil exhibits excellent stiffness values thanks to its tapered 1 ¼ to 1 ½ steerer tube which features an increased diameter compared to the first Foil. However, the new Foil features an identical headtube width with an increased bearing size compared to the first edition given that the alloy insert for the bearing that was used on the previous model has been removed and frees space that is used for the larger steerer. Overall, an increase of torsional headtube stiffness by 13.5% compared to the first edition of the Foil has been achieved. Additionally, the lateral fork stiffness has been increased by 6%. The one-piece Syncros cockpit in combination with the increased diameter of the tapered steerer tube and the increased bearing size make the new Foil respond directly to steering inputs and communicates clearly the condition of the road surface and how much grip is available in turns.