The Scott Foil was first launched in 2010 as one of the first dedicated dedicated aero-optimised road bikes and it went some way to setting the benchmark for wind-cheating machines.
Now, five years later, Scott have overhauled the Foil and Pieter Weening is among the Orica-GreenEDGE riders on the model year 2016 version at the Tour de France.
Consider this a revamp, rather than a subtle upgrade, and Scott say the new Foil’s refined aerodynamic tube profiles contribute to a six-watt saving over its predecessor, equating to a 27-second advantage over 40km at an average speed of 45km/h, which, to be honest, is likely to be far more relevant to Weening and his Orica-GreenEDGE colleagues than the rest of us on the club run.
We stopped by the Aussie team’s mechanics truck at the Tour to check out Weening’s machine. Let’s delve in for a closer look.