Round tube competition bikes are starting to be abandoned in favor of a fuselage that is more suitable for any situation in which a rider is racing against the clock. The wind is always against you, trying to slow you down. Triathletes and Time Trial Specialists today need an advantage against this element in order to win the major Ironman races and other Time Trials worldwide.
By using modern foil shapes, largely based on models created for air planes by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA), SCOTT engineers were able to design a structural performance that doesn't compromise on aerodynamics. Drag effects are highly optimized by a late flow separation on all tube sections and for fewer watts, riders can maintain the same average speed, keeping them fresh for whatever effort is most important.
TAPERED HEADTUBE SOLACE
The tapered head tube keeps the front-end stable and steering confident.
OVERSIZED BOTTOM BRACKET SOLACE
The PF BB 86 bottom bracket is wide and compliments the shape of the down tube and seat tube to maximize power transfer.
BI ZONE CONSTRUCTION
The Power Zone takes SCOTT's Carbon expertise in engineering highly stiff frame structures and applies it to the specific zone necessary for power transfer. The power zone is comprised of the tapered head tube, oversized down tube, bottom bracket shell, and asymmetrical chain stays. The Comfort Zone is comprised of function specific engineering for each frame component, finding the sweet spot in the frame and fork. The seat stays are engineered to work in concert with the seat tube. By connecting them to the sides of the top tube instead of the seat tube, the system allows greater deflection of both the stays and seat tube when bumps are ridden over.
SDS SHOCK DAMPING SYSTEM
SDS minimizes high frequency vibration from the road, enabling a damping effect without losing performance. SCOTT has engineered a balance of vertical compliance (a measure of how smoothly a bike rides) and lateral stiffness (associated with responsiveness during sprinting, acceleration, and climbing) in both the rear triangle and the fork. By maximizing vertical compliance, SDS cancels road vibrations, increasing rider confidence, stability and comfort. Found on CR1 and Scale.
IMP CARBON MAINFRAME
Our engineers have developed IMP™, the newest technology applied to carbon production. Our proprietary process allows for lighter construction by removing 11% of the material from the headtube intersection while increasing strength by utilizing high modulus stressed fibers for more precise fiber placement in critical areas. To compliment the IMP™ process, our frames benefit from our Naked External Tubeset™, which eliminates the cosmetic carbon layer to shave precious grams. Both HMX and HMF fibers are used in our carbon frames ensuring the utmost durability, security, and longevity for the frame.