In order to best manage power transfer our engineers developed a down tube and bottom bracket intersection that is the widest of any road bike currently on the market. The wide cross section and smooth transitions better manage loads and yield a laterally robust structure which increases pedaling efficiency by effectively delivering power to the drivetrain rather than losing it to unwanted frame flex.
While we already use the proven HMF composite fiber on all our composite high-end bike models, we 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 us 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.
The Power Zone takes SCOTT’s Carbon expertise in engineering highly stiff frame structures and applies it to the specific zone necessary for power transfer. The power zone is comprised of the tapered head tube, oversized down tube, bottom bracket shell, and asymmetrical chain stays. The Comfort Zone is comprised of function specific engineering for each frame component, finding the sweet spot in the frame and fork. The seat stays are engineered to work in concert with the seat tube. By connecting them to the sides of the top tube instead of the seat tube, the system allows greater deflection of both the stays and seat tube when bumps are ridden over.
The tapered head tube keeps the front-end stable and steering confident.
The geometry of the Solace takes into account the more upright position of the Endurance rider. This position is easier on the back and neck and helps the rider endure the long days in the saddle.
Round tube competition bikes are starting to be abandoned in favor of a fuselage that is more suitable for any situation in which a rider is racing against the clock. The wind is always against you, trying to slow you down. Triathletes and Time Trial Specialists today need an advantage against this element in order to win the major Ironman races and other Time Trials worldwide.
By using modern foil shapes, largely based on models created for air planes by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA), SCOTT engineers were able to design a structural performance that doesn’t compromise on aerodynamics. Drag effects are highly optimized by a late flow separation on all tube sections and for fewer watts, riders can maintain the same average speed, keeping them fresh for whatever effort is most important.
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