(Original review from www.bikeradar.com)
Scott was refreshingly honest when it launched the Foil Disc, with chief designer Benoit Grelier expressing that “discs aren’t that aerodynamic” when compared to the integrated rim brakes and internal cable routing of the older rim brake Foil.
In a riding context, if you only head out in dry conditions on fairly flat roads, with no big descents, then yes, you’d never need your aero bike to be equipped with disc brakes. If, however, you ride a lot and live in a rainy part of the world, it’s here where disc brakes really show their rim counterparts how things should be.
Scott Foil Disc 10 Di2 kit
In the Foil, Scott has integrated disc brakes into its aero-optimised package. The fork features what can only be described as a full-on fairing sitting forward of the disc caliper. As it’s part of the structure it can’t be classed as an aero addition, so doesn’t fall foul of the UCI’s archaic regulations. The non-disc side features an aero sculpted dropout to integrate the thru-axle. Elsewhere on this sub-kilo frame you get all of the aero features you’d expect — a dedicated aero seatpost, Kammtail-profiled main tubes and a fork crown that integrates into the head-tube.
The Foil is a great- and fast-looking bike. While premium models get a one-piece carbon aero-sculpted cockpit, this version gets an aero-sculpted stem, Scott’s RR1.5, combined with a well-shaped semi-compact bar. The geometry is pro-bike aggressive and the tight wheelbase creates a bike that feels full of purpose.
Scott Foil Disc 10 Di2 specification
- Weight: 8.63kg (58cm)
- Frame: Carbon
- Fork: Carbon
- Gears: Shimano Ultegra Di2 52/36, 11-28
- Brakes: Shimano BR-R8070, 160mm Icetech rotors
- Wheels: Syncros RR2.0
- Tyres: 28mm Continental Grand Sport Race tyres
- Bar: Syncros Creston 1.5
- Stem: Syncros Scott aero RR1.5 Foil
- Saddle: Syncros RR2.0
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