The FOIL made a name for itself racking up stage wins in the Tour de France, wins at Milan San Remo and Liege Bastogne Liege, to name a few. This success urged us to make the FOIL RC even more aerodynamic and comfortable than before, while maintaining an incredible lateral stiffness. Its HMX Carbon fiber frame has been completely redesigned to provide even less drag, helping you gain those extra precious seconds, and comes in as one of the lightest in the aero market. With a Syncros integrated handlebar system, and Syncros Carbon components, this bike was designed to help you win every ride.
- Shimano Dura-Ace 22 Speed Drivetrain
- Syncros Carbon Components
- Zipp 30 Course Wheels
COMFORT ZONE CONSTRUCTION
The 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 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.
The Foil’s fork 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 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% has been achieved.
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 Foil’s BB stiffness has increased by 13%.
Shimano Direct Mount brakes provide reliable braking thanks to their symmetrical dual pivot design while not compromising the aerodynamic performance of the bike. Additionally, the brakes can be unhinged quickly and easily for rapid wheel changes in races.
The Foil’s headtube features a head-to-toe aero profile with excellent aerodynamic properties especially at low yaw angles. The connection between downtube and headtube has been lowered and the transition between the frame and fork has been optimized. These changes in construction remove the gap behind the fork crown which results in air stagnation and increased aerodynamic drag. Similar effects are achieved in the seatstay area: the lowered seatstays decrease the gap behind the seat tube and the seatstays avoiding air stagnation and consequently drag.