SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Build quality
The bike is not cheap, aligned with the previous model and the main competitors, but it is very well made, nothing is left to chance.
The only flaw is the total impersonality of the bike, one like many others, a problem for those looking for a personal and unique racing bike.
Everything was done with a view to aerodynamics.
The frame weight of 910 grams is competitive.
The frame is still well made and the bike well assembled, in line with its list price.
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Frame
The frame has been completely revised, fewer pieces, more rigid, aerodynamic and is said to be comfortable.
The availability of sizes is good, all in all there is also a certain choice of color variations, but it is really minimal.
On racing bikes of this price and level, we would have expected at least the possibility of having a color of your choice or customizable.
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Assemblies
The Scott Foil RC Pro version is assembled with the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 group, but there is no shortage of other cheaper or more expensive configurations; the entry version is assembled with the new Shimano 105 Di2 group.
Overall the range is wide, but the entry level version exceeds 3 thousand euros, too ...
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Comfort
Discreet, the vaunted increase in ride comfort will also be true, but it is instrumental, that is, by detecting the rate of vibrations absorbed by the chassis.
In practice it is like the previous Foil, maybe a little better, but only because you have been told that this is better.
All aero bikes are uncomfortable and this makes no difference, even if it is among the most comfortable aero bikes on the market.
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Guide
Rigid, fast, precise, these are its main characteristics.
A very competitive and fast aero bike, but also very difficult to exploit.
It performs best at high speeds, which only very well trained pros or amateurs can keep for a long time.
If you are powerful it is a perfect bike, because it manages to transmit all the power possible to the rear wheel.
With this premise, it manages to be competitive even uphill.
The best, however, he manages to give it on the flat, at a constant pace and speed over 40 km / h, then it is much better than the previous Scott Foil.
The brakes are more than excellent, nothing to add.
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Performance
Excellent, a decisive step forward compared to the past Foil and competitive in a sector where there are few innovations.
One of the best aero bikes on the market today, with competitive performance at the highest levels.
A perfect racing bike for flat racing.
SCOTT Foil RC 2023 road test ride review Pros and cons
The new Scott Foil RC Pro turns out to be an excellent aero bike, not light, not cheap, not comfortable, but with top performance on the flat and at high speeds.
Build quality is also good.
As always, there is almost no versatility, it is not a comfortable bike and is only really good on the flat.
Not cheap prices, but it remains a very high performance and very competitive aero bike in its category.