One of eight bikes in the Scott Foil range of road bikes, the 40 is the second cheapest (£2,199/US$2,839) and boasts a pro-level, aerodynamic carbon frame.
It looks the same as the other bikes in the Foil line-up, but the difference is that it’s made of HMF carbon, not the HMX variety used on the three most expensive bikes in the range – the 10, Team Issue and Premium. Along with its aerodynamic tube shaping, it features carbon dropouts, internal cable routing and an integrated seat clamp.
The Foil 40 is equipped with a full Shimano 105 group, 11-28T cassette and BB30 shell, adapted for a 24mm axle. The lowest gear is 34/28, meaning that the 40 should be capable of handling whatever hills it’s tasked with conquering. It rolls on Shimano R500 wheels, which wear a set of grippy Continental Ultra Race tyres.
Other kit to be found throughout the Foil’s sculpted frame includes an aerodynamically shaped Ritchey Pro Carbon seatpost, on top of which sits a Syncros RP2.5 saddle. Syncros, Scott’s house brand, also take care of the cockpit, with an aluminium bar and stem.
Carbon dropouts and internal cable routing are a facet of the foil’s race bike prowess: Simon Greenacre/Future Publishing
Carbon dropouts and internal cable routing
There will be a full review of the Scott Foil 40 in issue 278 of Cycling Plus, on sale 23 July. For more information see www.scott-sports.com.