First ride review: Scott Foil Ultimate RC - less weight, more comfort

Weight savings and increased comfort have made a great bike better

Image shows Anna riding the new Scott Foil RC Ultimate in Italy
(Image credit: Markus Greber)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With an equal emphasis across weight shedding, comfort gaining and aero-optimising, Scott’s latest Foil is much more of an all-rounder than the previous iteration – whilst still being incredibly fast. Whereas before there was a strong argument for supplementing the Foil with an endurance or climbing model, now a much greater variety of riding can be enjoyed.

Reasons to buy
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    Confident handling

Reasons to avoid
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    Heavier than some other aero bikes

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Swiss brand Scott has just launched the latest iteration of its Foil aero bike. Like many of the most recent launches, there has been a focus on developing the comfort and weight savings, along with the more obvious tweaks to the aerodynamics.

For all of the details on the tech behind the new release, you can find our Scott Foil launch story over here – there have been some surprising developments. But if you’re looking for how the bike felt on the whole spectrum of roads, well, you’re in the right place.

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