A closer look at the new Scott Foil: Mitchelton Scott's aero bike for the Tour de France

The new Scott Foil was launched last week, two days ahead of the Tour de France's slightly-later-than-planned position in the 2020 calendar. 

To the untrained eye, it may look largely similar to the outgoing model - and that's because it is. Besides the integration of cabling at the front end, the frame design remains almost entirely unchanged. However, closer inspection reveals a much improved front end.

There's an all-new, completely integrated cockpit which threads cables through the Syncros handlebar, through the front of the head tube, and into the frame. An all-new fork is used which enables the front brake cable to pass through to the front disc brake and, as a result of tweaked profiles for the fork legs, Scott claims it is now more aerodynamic, with the added benefit of clearance for 30mm tyres. 

Elsewhere, the Foil features thin seatstays for increased comfort and, according to Scott, the wide PF86 bottom bracket combines with updated carbon lay-up to offer an increase in power transfer. 

At the start of 2020, Mitchelton-Scott committed itself to using just one model - the Scott Addict RC - for the season. However, with the launch of the Foil, the team has gone back on its word, bringing the new bike to the Tour de France. As a dedicated aero bike, it's perhaps unsurprising that the bike is being ridden by Mitchelton-Scott's fast men, including Luka Mezgec. 

Scott Foil

Luka Mezgec with the all-new Scott Foil (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)

As with the Scott Addict RC, the new Foil used by the Mitchelton Scott team is committed to disc brakes courtesy of Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 groupset. Despite the ongoing debate over tubeless, tubular or tube-type tyres, Mitchelton-Scott are sticking with what they know, by using Pirelli tubular tyres wrapped around Shimano Dura-Ace wheels. 

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Mitchelton Scott's all-new Scott Foil

Scott Foil full bike specifications

Frameset: Scott Foil

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Hydraulic Disc caliper

Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Hydraulic Disc caliper

Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 Hydraulic Disc Brake Dual Control Lever

Front derailleur:  Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150

Rear derailleur:  Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150

Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9100 11-30T

Chain:  Shimano Dura-Ace HG901 R9100

Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100P with dual-sided power meter

Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace

Wheelset:  Shimano Dura-Ace C60 Tubular

Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero Velo 25c Tubular

Handlebars: Syncros Creston iC SL integrated bar and stem, 400mm

Bar tape: Syncros

Stem: Syncros Creston iC SL

Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100

SaddleSyncros Tofino 1.0

Seatpost: Syncros Duncan SL Aero

Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro

Cycling computerGarmin Edge 1030 Plus

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Josh Croxton
Tech Editor

As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too. 

On the bike, 30-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.