The Foil Team Issue frame is the Aero Road frame of Team ORICA - GreenEDGE. Racing at the highest level on the World Tour, the Team races the Foil frame because it was developed to be faster and more efficient in all ROAD conditions. Ride this aero HMX Carbon Fiber frame fitting also for Shimano's Di2, and you'll definitely make the Team.
F01 Aero Technology
F01 Technology is based on the theory that a partial airfoil shape without the trailing edge can produce the same aerodynamic advantage as a traditional foil shape. Modern foil shapes are largely based on models and ratios created for airplanes by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), but because bicycles attain speeds far less than those of airplanes, these ratios do not necessarily apply to bikes. SCOTT Aero Science engineers have thus developed F01 Technology to create unique, bicycle specific tube shapes which maximize aerodynamic efficiency at lower air speeds.
Every tube in the frame is oriented in relation to the leading edges of the down tube and head tube, as these are the first points of contact for any wind influence. The rear stays are oriented 4 degrees from the seat tube plane to route air from the front triangle around the rear triangle cleanly, and are constructed with a carbon layup that additionally results in vertical compliance.
The down tube flares at the oversize bottom bracket junction achieving several design goals. This construction adds lateral stiffness without increasing wall thickness, and the new bottom bracket mold disperses loads to effectively half the stress on this crucial junction. The shape of the down tube and bottom bracket carries seamlessly into the chain stays, further reducing turbulence and creating an additional aero benefit. Also, the drive side outer diameter of the bottom bracket conveniently accommodates an SRM or power meter.
Integrated oversize BB
The downtube flares at the oversized bottom bracket junction, achieving several design goals. This construction adds lateral stiffness without increasing wall thickness, and the new bottom bracket mold disperses loads to effectively halve the stress on this crucial junction. The shape of the downtube and bottom bracket carries seamlessly into the chain stays, further reducing turbulence and creating an additional aerodynamic benefit. Also, the drive-side outer diameter of the bottom bracket conveniently accommodates an SRM or power meter.
IMP™ Carbon Mainframe
Scott's engineers have developed IMP™, the newest technology applied to carbon production. Scott's proprietary process allows for lighter construction by removing 11% of the material from the headtube intersection while increasing strength by utilizing high modulus stressed fibers for more precise fiber placement in critical areas. To compliment the IMP™ process, Scott's frames benefit from their Naked External Tubeset™, which eliminates the cosmetic carbon layer to shave precious grams. Both HMX and HMF fibers are used in their carbon frames ensuring the utmost durability, security, and longevity for the frame.
HMX-NET Carbon Fiber
While Scott already use the proven HMF composite fiber on all Scott's composite high-end bike models, Scott's have improved upon conventional HMF material. This new fiber, which is produced exclusively for SCOTT, offers 20% more stiffness and is employed on all the areas that need additional rigidity. This new material also allows Scott to reduce weight and improve riding characteristics. NET stands for Naked External Tubeset, where the frame sheds its exterior cosmetic layer, which saves even more weight.
Frame: Foil HMX Net, IMP Aero Carbon, Di2 Only Routing
Fork: Scott FOIL HMX NET, 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" Carbon steerer
Headset: Ritchey WCS Integrated
Seatpost: Ritchey FOIL Aero WCS Carbon
Front Derailleur Type: Braze-On Required
BB Type: BB86/91
Weight: 900 grams