Scott announces 2021 Foil aero road bike with fully integrated cables

Mitchelton-Scott riders to use the new aero road bike at 2020 Tour de France

Scott Foil 2021

Scott has announced an update to its Foil aero road bike, fully integrating all of the bike’s cabling for a sleek new look and increasing tyre clearance.

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The 2021 Scott Foil features the same frame as the previous model, which balances both aerodynamic and lightweight features, but takes advantage of the Syncros Creston iC SL integrated handlebar (first seen last year on Scott’s Addict RC) and a redesigned fork.

As is de rigueur for aero road bikes nowadays, this enables complete integration of both gear and brake cables, routing them internally through the head tube, frame and fork for an ultra-clean front end.

Scott says that this system will also be “surprisingly easy” for mechanics to work on because it uses the same system of split headset spacers found on the Addict RC.

More tyre clearance and no more rim brakes

Tyre clearance has also increased, with Scott claiming the bike can now take up to a 30c tyre. It will ship with 28c tyres as standard.

Wider tyres are often derided as being anti-aero, but it’s worth remembering that the previous Foil was used by Mathew Hayman to take a famous victory at Paris-Roubaix (one of the sports most gruelling one-day classics) in 2016.

Perhaps unsurprisingly (given hydraulic disc brakes are the new normal on performance road bikes), some if not all of the extra tyre clearance comes from the new Foil only being available with hydraulic disc brakes.

Scott Foil 2021 build options and pricing

There will be four build options, one using Scott’s high-end HMX blend of carbon fibre and the rest using Scott’s second tier, HMF carbon.

All of the builds are expected to be available to consumers by December 2020, but Scott has said that some members of the Mitchelton-Scott team will be using the new bike at the upcoming Tour de France.

Pictures aren’t available for all of the builds at the time of writing, but the build specs and UK prices are:

Scott Foil Pro

  • Frame: Scott Foil HMX
  • Fork: Scott Foil HMX
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC SL integrated handlebar system
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2
  • Wheels: Syncros Capital 1.0 50
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One TL
  • Price: £8,099

Scott Foil 10

  • Frame: Scott Foil HMF
  • Fork: Scott Foil HMX
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC SL integrated handlebar system
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Force eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Syncros Capital 1.0 50
  • Tyres: Schwalbe One
  • Price: £5,399

Scott Foil 20

Scott Foil 2021
The Scott Foil 20 is built with SRAM’s wireless Force eTap AXS drivetrain.
Scott / Daniel Geiger
  • Frame: Scott Foil HMF
  • Fork: Scott Foil HMX
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC SL integrated handlebar system
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2
  • Wheels: Syncros RR2.0 Disc
  • Tyres: Schwalbe One
  • Price: £4,949

Scott Foil 30

  • Frame: Scott Foil HMF
  • Fork: Scott Foil HMX
  • Handlebar: Syncros Creston iC SL integrated handlebar system
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Wheels: Syncros RR2.0 Disc
  • Tyres: Schwalbe One
  • Price: £3,599
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We’ll update this article accordingly when international pricing and pictures of all the builds are available.