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My Scott Foil Premium

gregcharltongregcharlton Posts: 19
edited May 2014 in Your road bikes
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Bars: 3T Carbon Ergonova
Stem: 3T Arx Team Stem
Headset: Integrated Ritchey Headset
Bar Tape: Lizard Skin DSP Bar Tape 2.5mm Black

Brake: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Calipers

Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2 STI
Cables: Ultegra 6870 Cable Kit Battery
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2

Seat: Fizik Antares
Seat Post: Ritchey Plasma 3 Aero Seatpost

Chainset: Shimano Ultegra 6800 175 34/50
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Chain
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Cassette 11-23
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Carbon SPD-SL
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra 6800 Bottom Bracket

Front Wheel: Syncros RR1.5
Rim: 46mm
Spokes: DT Swiss Aerocomp, T-Head
Hub: CNC Machined Alloy Body, DT Swiss internals
Tube: Continental Race 28 Light
Tire: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Folding Tyre 700 x 23 Graphite

Back Wheel: Syncros RR1.5
Rim: 46mm
Spokes: DT Swiss Aerocomp, T-Head
Hub: CNC Machined Alloy Body, DT Swiss internals
Tube: Continental Race 28 Light
Tire: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Folding Tyre 700 x 23 Graphite

Accessories: Internal Seat Post Mounted Di2 battery, 3T Carbon Bottle Holders

Weight: Frame 1395g, Seatpost 260g, Fork 390g

My new bike for the summer, I sourced the parts and then had the bike built. Very pleased with the finished result, rides like a dream.

Posts

  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    Frame is really stunning, I like the seat post clamp, very tidy
    Canyon Roadlite AL-Shamal Wheels-Centaur/Veloce Group
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  • ThatBikeGuyThatBikeGuy Posts: 394
    Your grass needs a trim, as does that steerer column. ;)
    Cannondale SS Evo Team
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    Cervelo P5
  • trooperktrooperk Posts: 189
    Your grass needs a trim, as does that steerer column. ;)

    At lease no [email protected] has come here and say "slam that stem"
    Specialized-The censored of bikes.
  • Niccee!
  • fleshtuxedofleshtuxedo Posts: 1,840
    trooperk wrote:
    Your grass needs a trim, as does that steerer column. ;)

    At lease no [email protected] has come here and say "slam that stem"

    Erm.....erm.....well the front end is on the high side.....

    Nice bike though
  • Why is that Di2 cable so long, can you hang your washing on it?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • mekong_velomekong_velo Posts: 102
    Nice, very nice steed.

    Enjoy !
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  • Nice
  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    Lovely bike. Headset spacers look to be right on the recommended limit?
  • gr5673gr5673 Posts: 42
    Love the frame, looks stunning!! Great bike
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    That is lovely...
  • What's the ride like? I'm picking up my 2012 Scott Foil 15 Di2 (Westbrook special) from my local LBS who are building it up next weekend and can't wait - Pics to follow once I've got it back.
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Do like Scott bikes, especially Foils. Looks great
  • I do hope you're losing at least 50% of those spacers?

    And yes, I'm talking about the ones below the stem!
  • rickeverettrickeverett Posts: 988
    How do you find the ride?

    Looks sooooo nice.
    I was looking at a Foil frame-set build in silver, but have been put off by the reviews about its unforgiving ride. I guess this is a racer pure and simple.
  • Don't be put off by the reviews about an unforgiving ride, I haven't noticed any major difference compared to my other road bike. Maybe my bum has more padding than the reviewers.....

    If you are thinking of going ahead with a Foil frame bike build i would recommend it, the bike feels responsive, has great acceleration and climbs great.

    what Foil frame were you looking at?
  • I thought my stem would garner attention but just to put your minds at ease, I will be getting it cut very soon.

    The photos were taken fresh from the build and I wanted to make sure the stem height was ok and comfortable before I made the snip, following the wise old saying "measure twice, cut once" :D
  • pippi_langsamer-2pippi_langsamer-2 Posts: 1,430
    edited April 2014
    I thought my stem would garner attention but just to put your minds at ease, I will be getting it cut very soon.

    The photos were taken fresh from the build and I wanted to make sure the stem height was ok and comfortable before I made the snip, following the wise old saying "measure twice, cut once" :D

    But are you leaving that amount of spacers below the stem?
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Looks nice. I'm surprised by the weight, especially of the frame, seat post, fork combo.
  • I thought my stem would garner attention but just to put your minds at ease, I will be getting it cut very soon.

    The photos were taken fresh from the build and I wanted to make sure the stem height was ok and comfortable before I made the snip, following the wise old saying "measure twice, cut once" :D

    But are you leaving that amount of spacers below the stem?

    Maybe, maybe not. Will get the excess cut away and then experiement from there
  • rickeverettrickeverett Posts: 988
    Don't be put off by the reviews about an unforgiving ride, I haven't noticed any major difference compared to my other road bike. Maybe my bum has more padding than the reviewers.....

    If you are thinking of going ahead with a Foil frame bike build i would recommend it, the bike feels responsive, has great acceleration and climbs great.

    what Foil frame were you looking at?


    Cheers, I have seen this :
    http://www.cycledivision.co.uk/product- ... id353.html

    Was thinking of building one up.

    But I have also got my heart set on a Rose bike- everything in one and not so much a all out racer.
  • richiegwyrichiegwy Posts: 171
    I have just built this up after buying the frame and group set from Westbrook cycles. It is a brilliant ride and that's on terrible irish roads. Its a little firmer than my other bike but not unforgiving and certainly feels quicker.
  • Don't be put off by the reviews about an unforgiving ride, I haven't noticed any major difference compared to my other road bike. Maybe my bum has more padding than the reviewers.....

    If you are thinking of going ahead with a Foil frame bike build i would recommend it, the bike feels responsive, has great acceleration and climbs great.

    what Foil frame were you looking at?


    Cheers, I have seen this :
    http://www.cycledivision.co.uk/product- ... id353.html

    Was thinking of building one up.

    But I have also got my heart set on a Rose bike- everything in one and not so much a all out racer.


    Thats a great price for the frame and the groupset. I would be sorely tempted if i was you, as you are getting a lot of bang for your buck. Obviously depends what you are after and your budget :D
  • rickeverettrickeverett Posts: 988
    Don't be put off by the reviews about an unforgiving ride, I haven't noticed any major difference compared to my other road bike. Maybe my bum has more padding than the reviewers.....

    If you are thinking of going ahead with a Foil frame bike build i would recommend it, the bike feels responsive, has great acceleration and climbs great.

    what Foil frame were you looking at?


    Cheers, I have seen this :
    http://www.cycledivision.co.uk/product- ... id353.html

    Was thinking of building one up.

    But I have also got my heart set on a Rose bike- everything in one and not so much a all out racer.


    Thats a great price for the frame and the groupset. I would be sorely tempted if i was you, as you are getting a lot of bang for your buck. Obviously depends what you are after and your budget :D


    Yeah its so tempting. I wanted to do out this summer with the current bike I have now but some offers just take you.

    Trouble with that is decent wheels and finishing kit are a must which will take it closer to the £2K mark.
  • Don't be put off by the reviews about an unforgiving ride, I haven't noticed any major difference compared to my other road bike. Maybe my bum has more padding than the reviewers.....

    If you are thinking of going ahead with a Foil frame bike build i would recommend it, the bike feels responsive, has great acceleration and climbs great.

    what Foil frame were you looking at?


    Cheers, I have seen this :
    http://www.cycledivision.co.uk/product- ... id353.html

    Was thinking of building one up.

    But I have also got my heart set on a Rose bike- everything in one and not so much a all out racer.


    Thats a great price for the frame and the groupset. I would be sorely tempted if i was you, as you are getting a lot of bang for your buck. Obviously depends what you are after and your budget :D


    Yeah its so tempting. I wanted to do out this summer with the current bike I have now but some offers just take you.

    Trouble with that is decent wheels and finishing kit are a must which will take it closer to the £2K mark.

    I agree, you would be looking at around the 2K mark.....however I don't think you would regret the extra outlay. It really is a great frame to ride, and scour eBay for the finishing kit, I got some great bargains on my saddle and carbon handlebars.
  • -=Slacker=--=Slacker=- Posts: 24
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but here's a teaser of my 2012 Scott Foil 15. I got the frame and groupset from Westbrook Cycles and then picked up the wheels, stem and handlebars from eBay. All the other bits have been picked up as I went along. I finally get to pick it up from Woodrup Cycles in Leeds on Saturday as they are cutting the steerer down and I'll create a full thread then.....

    IMG_0373_zps077c7aa0.jpg
  • Slo Mo JonesSlo Mo Jones Posts: 272
    How do you find the ride?

    Looks sooooo nice.
    I was looking at a Foil frame-set build in silver, but have been put off by the reviews about its unforgiving ride. I guess this is a racer pure and simple.

    I have recently upgraded from a £550 raleigh to a Foil. Compared to a low end alu bike it floats over the road. And it goes like sh it from a shovel.
  • Slo Mo JonesSlo Mo Jones Posts: 272
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but here's a teaser of my 2012 Scott Foil 15. I got the frame and groupset from Westbrook Cycles and then picked up the wheels, stem and handlebars from eBay. All the other bits have been picked up as I went along. I finally get to pick it up from Woodrup Cycles in Leeds on Saturday as they are cutting the steerer down and I'll create a full thread then.....

    IMG_0373_zps077c7aa0.jpg

    It's a beauty.

    Not a fan of the tyres, mind.
  • -=Slacker=--=Slacker=- Posts: 24
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but here's a teaser of my 2012 Scott Foil 15. I got the frame and groupset from Westbrook Cycles and then picked up the wheels, stem and handlebars from eBay. All the other bits have been picked up as I went along. I finally get to pick it up from Woodrup Cycles in Leeds on Saturday as they are cutting the steerer down and I'll create a full thread then.....

    IMG_0373_zps077c7aa0.jpg

    It's a beauty.

    Not a fan of the tyres, mind.

    To be honest neither am I, but they came with the wheels off eBay so, as they're pretty good, I thought I would run them into the floor :D
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