Scott Steps in e-Bike Market
The Scott booth at Eurobike (A3-300) will be branded with a new logo and visual appearance the company is unveiling this summer. Whats even more interesting however, are new models with new weight records as well as Scotts first e-Bikes!
The Scott booth at Eurobike (A3 – 300) will be branded with a new logo and visual appearance the company is unveiling this summer. What’s even more interesting however, are new models with new weight records as well as Scott’s first e-Bikes!
At the show Scott will introduce new mountain and road platforms along with improvements in almost every bike series they have. Sub and Sportster series get electric-assist models featuring the Bosch 250W Mechatronic System with 36V Li-Ion battery. With two E-Subs and one E-Sportster model Scott is another company recognizing the growing e-Bike market.
Top of the range is the E-Sub 10 model with new Alfine 11 speed hub. Another expected highlight will be the new Genius LT and Scale. The racing hardtail Scale sets a new record with frame weight of 899 g and will also be available in a 29-inch version. Scott engineers shaved the weight on every single part of the new frame, but the main improvement comes from the production process IMP (tube-to-tube construction until now) that enables one-piece construction of complicated frame shapes.
Frames are not only lighter and stiffer, but also have improved vertical compliance thanks to the shape of the seat and chain stays. 29-inch version is slightly heavier, but it comes with the same carbon technology and an interesting detail in the form of a curved seat tube allowing use of shorter chainstays with bigger wheels.
Genius LT is the new star of mountain bike range. A long-travel version of the Genius, it completely replaces Ransom models. Genius ‘Long-Travel’ is based on similar Twinloc technology known from the standard Genius, but it offers much more than we are used to. It is a 185 mm bike with option of 110 or 0 mm of travel in a package with weight from 13,5 to 14,5 kg! So it is a trail/enduro/all-mountain/freeride machine in one bike.
The mainframe is built as one piece with IMP5 technology. It has a tapered head tube, fully integrated bottom bracket, and improved stiffness. Every aspect of the frames has been pushed to the limits, but the main part is still the rear pull shock with three chambers. Equalizer 3 was developed together with DT Swiss and is controlled from the handlebar via a Twinloc lever. The rider can choose full mode with a massive 185 mm of travel, traction control mode with 110 mm of travel or a lock-out position with zero travel. Scott promises the best travel to weight ratio with the new Genius LT and after a short look at the specifications of new super bike we are believers.
Also a highlight of the show, but not yet in the stores, will be a new road bike, the F01. It has been used by HTC Columbia team on Tour and is a fusion of lightweight (Addict) and aerodynamics (Plasma) in one super fast racing bike. It will not be in the 2011 range so the public will have to satisfy itself with the new Addict.