Scott Foil RC Ultimate review - the Foil’s paradox is finally answered

An excellent ride - but a truly exceptional price tag

Image shows the Scott Foil RC Ultimate
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

In all, Scott has done a great job with the new Foil. Increasing the comfort and lowering the weight has made it much more of a versatile all-rounder than the previous speed-obsessed model. The focus still remains on the aerodynamic performance and all-out speed on the flat - and it does feel extremely fast.

Reasons to buy
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    Very fast

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    Confident handling

Reasons to avoid
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    Still a little on the heavy side

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The Foil aero bike has been a stalwart of Scott’s range since 2010, but it’s also been something of a paradox.

Under the aegis of Mathew Hayman, in 2016 the Scott Foil became the first aero road bike to win at Paris-Roubaix, showing emphatically that aerodynamic efficiency can trump endurance comfort.

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