Scott Plasma 10 Triathlon Bike Review
The Scott Plasma 10 represents the next step up in this formidable range of triathlon bikes, developed using aerodynamic experts and professional triathlete Normann Stadler. As such, it gives you professional levels of performance and features a host of top quality components to ensure that your experience, whether training or taking on the cycling stage in a competitive situation, is as positive as possible.
The foundation of the Scott Plasma 10 is its carbon frame and integrated fork. This provides you with a platform for getting to the front of the pack quickly and without suffering from speed-sapping vibrations. It is suited to powerful riders because, unlike some carbon triathlon bikes, it will not feel like it is wallowing and resisting you when you accelerate. This is equally true when it is time to climb, with the triathlon geometry remaining rigid and stiff even when you are out of the saddle and pushing yourself to your limits.
Scott Plasma 10 Triathlon Bike Specifications
If the frame is the foundation, then the cornerstone of the Scott Plasma 10 must be its wheels. With Shimano rims and Continental Triathlon tyres it has wheels which compliment the extremely light frame, ensuring that you can roll quickly across the tarmac and wind yourself up to top speed without feeling like you are fighting against them.
Shimano has contributed a number of other components to the Scott Plasma 10, with its Dura Ace range used for the gears and brakes. This trumps the 105 and Ultegra components which feature on models further down the Plasma price scale, giving you a setup which is not only very light but also able to endure endless miles on the road, letting you really get into the swing of things without feeling like you are straining a fragile machine beyond its comfort zone.
So far we have established that the Scott Plasma 10 is great in the flats and powerful on the climbs, but what about the inevitable downhill sections? Well the geometry that keeps the frame comfortable on the straights and rigid on ascents pulls off a third feat, by making the bike feel very stable as you pick up speed when gravity takes hold. Other bikes might make you hold off from going all out because the vibrations are making it difficult to concentrate, but whatever rumble the frame fails to dampen is sure to be absorbed by the saddle and handlebars.
The Scott Plasma 10 is definitely one of the more appealing bikes in the range of triathlon machines. Its black, red and white frame is in keeping with the designs that define almost all of Scott’s modern cycles, regardless of range or specialisation. The aerodynamic tuning of the frame does make it look a little odd next to some of its rivals, but when you are slicing through the air, you will see where all the work has been applied. With racing pedigree and a famous name behind it, the Scott Plasma 10 is an attractive proposition.