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    Scott Foil Frame Update coming soon?

    hey everyone!

    i am currently looking at a 2013 Scott Foil 40, planning to strip the components and build the frame up with some choice bits.

    so, a short preface, followed by questions:

    the Foil frame was released in 2011, if I am not mistaken. since then, has it been updated? if it has not been updated, it is due for an update soon, probably, right? with an imminent update in the works, would it be silly to go for a 2013 Foil frame?

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    If I had to guess, I'd say 2016, if it's carrying forward. Not sure if the aero-road thing has run its course or is still a selling point.

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    yeah, a user in the bikes, frames, forks forum (where i also posted this message) said that 2016 would be the year it was updated.

    personally, the aero-road thing is still a selling point! i like the idea of being a bit more slippery without going full aero. full aero looks a bit too tt bike and i think tt bikes are uuuugly.

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    Aero frames simply look better, so I think they will be around for a long time.
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    I don't know if it is the "Foil" but I can promise you that Scott has a new aero road bike coming out this season. They've already sent out the invites to the press for it's release.
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    Well I wish they'd hurry and show us the goods. I'm ready for a new road bike and I'm waiting to be wow'd with the latest and greatest.

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    Unless they do an early release like they did with new Addict CX, it probably won't be official until the 2016 Scott dealer meeting reveal, usually in June / July.

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    Rumor has it that the first reveal of Foil 2.0 will be on the 13th of this week...stay tuned!

    "...its debut will be at the Tour de Suisse on June 13th..."

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    I like everything I see except the rear brake placement. The new Madone 9 may be the winner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    I like everything I see except the rear brake placement. The new Madone 9 may be the winner!
    Not a fan of that brake either. But it's similar to the Solace, and I know a number of folks riding them with no issues whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dje31 View Post
    Rumor has it that the first reveal of Foil 2.0 will be on the 13th of this week...stay tuned!

    "...its debut will be at the Tour de Suisse on June 13th..."
    Aren't they supposed to be doing a release for this today sometime?
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    It's being ridden right now. It looks pretty good I guess.
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    Nothing Earth shattering, but at least someone other than us is talking about it.

    Is Scott set to launch a new Foil aero road bike? | road.cc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    Nothing Earth shattering, but at least someone other than us is talking about it.

    Is Scott set to launch a new Foil aero road bike? | road.cc
    Here's more (actually lots more on almost every bike coming out): http://youtu.be/CorqJ2QdBp8
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    It has been officially released:

    First-look review: 2016 Scott Foil | CyclingTips

    I personally really like the look, not sold on the rear brake placement though. I really do appreciate that the provided the new technology at cheaper price points though:

    First-look review: 2016 Scott Foil | CyclingTips
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    If it wasn't for the rear brake, I'd really like it. But alas, I can't stand brakes placed there, I've hated it since the first time it was done. Overall very nice though. Quite nice looking and I'm sure it performs the bees knees.
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    What I don't understand is.... you dialed the compliance down to Addict levels.... https://images.cyclingtips.com.au/co...compliance.jpg

    The addict shares the same geometry, so you're really overlapping these two models prettty prettty pretty close.

    I'm a bigger guy, so long thin proprietary seat posts aren't a favorite. I do love this bike, and yes I appreciate the tech and frame trickling down to lower price points. unlike the new venge which is available at the top shelf level only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W9W View Post
    What I don't understand is.... you dialed the compliance down to Addict levels.... https://images.cyclingtips.com.au/co...compliance.jpg

    The addict shares the same geometry, so you're really overlapping these two models prettty prettty pretty close.

    I'm a bigger guy, so long thin proprietary seat posts aren't a favorite. I do love this bike, and yes I appreciate the tech and frame trickling down to lower price points. unlike the new venge which is available at the top shelf level only.
    That's the future, all arounders will be a bit more aero and aero will be a bit lighter and more comfortable. It does create more overlap, but I think they sell more bikes in the end.

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    More on the new Foil from GCN:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e19jH--bnc&sns=em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    I get way too much enjoyment from GCN. I think they are hilarious. Beautiful bike. I hope some of that trickles down to my price range as I'm not going to drop that much into my next ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsfbr View Post
    I get way too much enjoyment from GCN. I think they are hilarious. Beautiful bike. I hope some of that trickles down to my price range as I'm not going to drop that much into my next ride.
    Agreed, I love me some GCN. They seem like my kind of guys (goofy). I pretty much expect the Foil pricing to be really close to the new Addict pricing from last year. We'll see though.
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    I'm not a huge fan of the look so far, the compressed rear triangle makes the seat post look way too long. I do like the front wheel tucked closer to the down tube though. I own a Scott Solace and 2015 Foil the bottom mounted rear brake of the Solace has never given me problems but there is definitely a significant difference in braking power compared to the traditional rear brake location of my Foil as well as my Litespeed. The Solace locates the brakes below because they use very thin seat stays for compliance that can't accommodate brake forces; I don't understand why they would do that on the new Foil. The Solace is more of a "comfort" performance bike while the Foil is a pure race machine; you'd think Scott would have put/kept the best performing brakes on the Foil.
    Also noticed quite a few of the IAM Cycling and Orica Greededge pro riders have chosen to ride the "old" Foil in the TDF; partly due to availability but some prefer the old version. I wonder if Scott ends up keeping the old frame as well. Anybody heard anything about this?

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