Scott Road Bikes
Scott road bikes are ridden by professionals and amateurs alike, so you do not need to be a big spender or even an event winner to get a lot out of one of its bikes. Scott itself has been around since the 1950s, beginning life as an aluminium specialist and eventually getting into the cycling industry in the 1980s when mountain bikes became all the rage. It remains a major player on the road bike scene and Scott bikes will be found in most towns and cities across the world.
For top of the range road racing action you should pick the Scott Foil family. At the bottom of this range you will find the Foil 40, which is still a technologically advanced model thanks to its carbon frame and fork, Shimano 105 drivetrain and lightweight Shimano WH R501 rims. The Foil Premium throws everything it has at putting you ahead of the pack, with Dura-Ace components, carbon hubs and even carbon rims from Zipp.
For performance both on the road and off you can check out the Scott Cyclocross offerings, which feature beefier braking systems, more comfortable geometry and grippy tyres which work well on dirt and gravel as well as smooth tarmac. The Scott Addict CX even has a carbon frame and fork along with Shimano Ultegra components to keep the weight down while you transfer from surface to surface.
Road riding can be a tiring business, but with the Scott CR1 range you will be less likely to become fatigued thanks to sympathetic setups and comfort-increasing components. The carbon-framed CR1 Comp benefits from a Ritchey Pro carbon seatpost and many other shock-absorbing features which will reduce the impact of road rumble over the course of a long distance slog.
The Scott Speedster family follows in the footsteps of the CR1 range but introduces alloy frames and focuses on a lower price point. The base level Speedster S50 features Shimano Sora kit, Scott’s own wheelset combined with Continental Ultra Sport tyres.
Triathletes and time trial fiends will love the Scott Plasma range of supremely aerodynamic racing bikes. Cutting through the air effortlessly will allow you to knock chunks off your personal best and even side-swiping winds will no longer be a bother. The Plasma Premium, with its carbon frame, integrated fork, Zipp wheelset and SRAM Red Carbon groupset with ceramic brakes, is particularly capable of turning a few heads.
Scott has recently started to produce road bikes which are entirely aimed at delivering effortless comfort across the tarmac. The Metrix family is all about a more casual, approachable means of delivering cycling to the masses and as such you get flat handlebars, alloy frames and a geometry which is better suited to long range fun and safety.
For female riders the Contessa editions of each of Scott’s road bikes allow you to get onboard a cycle which is more than just a watered-down iteration of the men’s equivalent. From the Foil to the CR1, each of the Contessa road bikes has been tailored to the needs of women.