Scott Foil 40 – just in

Aero carbon road bike

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.

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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 facets of the Foil's race bike prowess
Carbon dropouts and internal cable routing are a facet of the foil’s race bike prowess:
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Carbon dropouts and internal cable routing 

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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.