First Ride on Scott Foil 20

30 Sep

Today I took my brand new Scott Foil 20 out for a blast. I’ve been toying with the idea of a carbon bike for some time and last week saw an old man with a beard riding one when I went past him on my Giant OCR 1. Enough was enough, so I pulled the trigger last week. The Foil is simply awesome. Full Shimano Ultegra group set, the best carbon aero road frame going and plush Mavic wheels come in at 7.36kg dry.

Ali's new squeeze.
Ali’s new squeeze.


I just did 32km this evening, but have a great feeling for the bike and upped my local average speed by nearly 3kph! That’s no marginal gain, but a massive one! The power delivery was crisp and you can tell it’s certainly aerodynamic.

It was also my first time using embrocation, which is essentially deep heat all over your legs. I made sure to do the chamois cream first.

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