Scott Foil Premium
The push more a more aerodynamic ride might be the hottest market trend in road bikes right now. With Specialized, Trek, and Cervelo launching new and improved editions of their Venge, Madone, and S5, respectively, it's no wonder Scott has revamped one of the granddaddies of the aero movement, the Foil. The newest version is lighter, with a widening downtube that improves power transfer and aerodynamics. Scott's testing has the 2016 Foil 27 seconds faster over 40K than the previous edition. Unlike many of its competitors, Scott didn't go with a fully internal cable system, leaving the brake and shifter cables exposed near the cockpit. By having one main access point at the top of the downtube and fewer holes elsewhere, Scott claims the Foil maintains greater high lateral stiffness — and making it much easier to work on. The Premium edition boasts electronic Shimano Dura-Ace components and Zipp 404 wheels, and will retail for $12,000. Three more affordable Foil models will follow, with pricing to be announced.