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

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Scott Foil

Mitchelton-Scott's all-new Scott Foil (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

Complete with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 disc groupset and tubular tyres (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

Power measurement comes via Shimano's Dura-Ace dual-sided power meter (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

With its new cockpit, the front end is clean and cable-free (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

The team is committed purely to disc brakes for 2020 (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

Integration comes courtesy of the Syncros Creston IC SL bar and stem (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

At the front of which sits Garmin's new Edge 1030 Plus computer (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

The bike's model name is subtly featured at the front of the top tube (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

And the Scott logo is featured at the rear (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

With its new integration, the fork allows up to 30mm tyres (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

Tacx supplies the bottles, as well as its Ciro cages (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)
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Scott Foil

The saddle looks to be the Tofino, courtesy of Syncros (Image credit: Sam Flanagans)

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

Josh has been with us as Senior Tech Writer since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Team Tor 2000. He's always keen to get his hands on the newest tech, and while he enjoys a good long road race, he's much more at home in a local criterium.