We've covered Scott's 2015 MTB line-up, now it's time for the road. The headline is that Scott has entered the road disc market with the introduction of the Solace Disc.
With RedBull Racing's headquarters as a backdrop, we gave it the once-over, and also took the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new Plasma TT/triathlon machine and the rest of Scott's road range.
The Scott Solace 15 Disc
Featuring thru-axles and clearance for at least 28mm tyres, Scott is initialing offering just two models of the Solace Disc. The Solace 15 with Shimano Ultegra and hydraulic disc brakes will retail at £2,599, while the flat bar Solace 40 FB Disc costs £1,899.
The rest of Scott's road range remains largely unchanged aside from some new paintjobs and some shuffling of the specs. We're big fans of this year's Team Issue models which use the colours of IAM Cycling UCI Pro Continental team, which Scott sponsor along with World Tour team Orica-GreenEDGE. Young roadies aren't left out, with the Speedster Junior 24 available in the same livery.
The Scott Plasma Team Issue
We covered the new Plasma in some detail already, but we couldn't resist the urge to take a few more pictures of the formidable Team Issue version which uses the top of the range Plasma 5 frameset.
This TT/triathlon beast uses a host of wind-cheating technologies and looks fast standing still. Retail price is £8,499 but the more modestly specced Premium shares the same frame and costs a mere £5,299. If that's still too much, the Plasma range starts at £2,399 with the slightly less advanced Plasma 20.
Scott 2015 road gear
Scott offers a full range of riding gear, the most intriguing of which was the latest RC series kit which makes use of 'ITD Protec-Technology' fabric, designed to resist abrasion in the event of a fall. We're not exactly looking forward to putting it to the test, but anything that might reduce the severity of road rash has to be worth a look.
Check out the gallery above for a taste of the whole Scott road range.