The Scott Foil HMF is a much-improved Foil, just like it’s fancier brother, the HMX. The two are virtually identical in every way, save the carbon-fiber employed & the steering components. Think same ride, stiffness, compliance, aerodynamics, but more accessible.
Scott’s Foil is a proven winner. But that wasn’t enough for engineers at Scott. Their F01 Technology, which most lay-folk refer to as Kamm-tail shaping, has a great track record. But the old Foil had some limitations. They believed they could make it more comfortable, stiffer, & even more aerodynamic. & they were right.
The one thing they didn’t change at all was the geometry. Scott has stuck with their race geometry from both the previous Foil & the current Addict lines. It’s snappy without being too twitchy, & has been proven at the WorldTour under both the IAM & Orica-Greenedge teams. Classics wins, stage wins as well as stints in the Yellow, Pink, & Red jerseys are testimony to its success.
Aero road bikes have a well-deserved reputation for feeling too stiff at the saddle. The previous Foil, while fast, suffered from this. So they worked on increasing compliance. They flattened the top tube. The thinned the seat tube. They designed a smaller seatpost that was still aero, & they both slimmed the seat stays & placed them lower on the seat tube. These features improve compliance by 89% over the previous bike. & if you still want to take the edge off, or pilot this ride over rough roads, 28mm tires will fit.
But they also increased lateral stiffness. Thanks to a redesigned head tube & a 1 1/2” lower steerer, the bike is 13.5% stiffer at the head than the previous Foil. That makes steering & out-of-saddle accelerations more efficient. They also increased lateral stiffness at the bottom bracket by 13% thanks to new tube shapes. Power transfer is faster, easier, & puts more of your energy into driving the bike forward.
And they did all this while still reducing aero drag from the previous Foil. That might not seem like a big deal for a bike that was already aero, but remember that aero is almost always on. They worked the aero edge in numerous ways, from the improved shaping of most of the tubes to the integrated aluminum stem, which is not only faster, but also will remain aero if you add spacers under the stem-they’ve designed aero spacers to keep the bike sleek. They’ve molded in direct-mount threads & the rear brake hides from the wind under the bottom bracket.
Scott has a reputation for building light bikes. They’re mindful of that & keep that tradition alive with the Foil. The 54 frame weighs in at 1060g & the fork 365g.
The frame comes with headset, stem, spacers, top cap, carbon seatpost, & Shimano press fit bottom bracket-the BB86 standard is both good for design & most cyclists. Cable routing is internal, & both mechanical & Di2 shifting is supported. The battery hides in the seatpost.
The Scott Foil HMF brings a powerful melding of aerodynamics & comfort into a range everyone can get on.
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB72-41 Brake Calipers Shimano Dura-Ace 9010 Direct Mount Front, Tektro T741 Rear Cassette Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-28 Chain Shimano HG600 Crankset Shimano Ultegra 6800, 52/36 Fork Foil HMF Carbon, 1 1/4"-1 1/2" Frame Material HMF Carbon Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 Handlebar Syncros RR2.0 Headset Syncros Integrated Pedals Not Included Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 Saddle Syncros RR2.0 Seatpost Syncros Foil Aero Carbon Shifters / Levers Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 Stem Syncros Foil Tires Continental Grand Sport Race, 700x23c Wheel - Front Syncros RR2.0 Wheel - Rear Syncros RR2.0