For his prowess in sprint finishes, Ewan is only five-foot-five-inches tall and rides a size 51 frame. For the this year’s Tour Down Under all of the Orica Scott riders have opted to ride Scott’s updated Foil frames. The brand claimed the new design offers an 89 percent increase in vertical compliance, 13 percent increase in lateral stiffness at the bottom bracket, 13.5 percent increase at the head tube stiffness and 6 percent increase at the fork compared to the original model.
Still running last year’s Dura-Ace 9070 group, Ewan’s bike also sees an SRM powermeter, and 170mm cranks. As with the majority of the riders here, Ewan is running 53/39T chainrings and an 11-28T cassette.
The dropped seatstays are designed to add a bit of comfort to the frameColin Levitch / Immediate Media
The Scott mechanics have been hard at work for the past couple of days, prepping the team’s bikes for the race. Some miscommunications led to some of the wrong parts being delivered, so when we got our hands on Ewan’s bike, they had not yet set up the Syncros integrated Carbon bar/stem combo.
In spite of this, the rest of the bike was ready to roll, kitted with Dura-Ace C-50 wheels wrapped in 25mm Continental Competition tubulars.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Scott Foil RC Size, 51cm
Fork: Foil HMX
Stem: Syncros Foil, 140mm
Handlebar: Syncros RR1.5 400mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-R9110 Direct Mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9110 rear Super SLR Dual pivot Direct Mount
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, SRM 170mm, 53/39T
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C-50
Tyres: Continental Competition tubular, 25mm
Saddle: Syncros FL 1.5
Seatpost: Syncros Foil Aero carbon
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal
Rider’s height: 1.65m
Rider’s weight: 61kg
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 635mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar:660mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.35kg
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