The SCOTT slogan defines exactly what you can expect from a SCOTT product
Today there is no doubt that the bicycle is one of the most graceful and ecological means of transportation on the planet and while it continues to grow as both a serious and recreational sport, SCOTT is proud to contribute its part as a global leader in bike manufacturing. The countless hours that SCOTT employees spend on bikes are the company’s main source of inspiration and motivation to continuously push the envelope and develop the most innovative products possible. While their work is on perfecting fine details, their number one goal is to offer a large variety of quality products that in the end ensure fun and good times, be it on a single track trail, a mountain pass, or beating the cars in a city.
SCOTT dates back to 1958, when Ed Scott, a talented engineer and ski racer living in Sun Valley, Idaho, revolutionized skiing by inventing the first tapered aluminum ski pole and introduced the brand SCOTT as a technical product leader. Ed Scott’s initial vision of technical innovation would serve as the cornerstone company philosophy as the brand matured and expanded to new markets. Since then, it brought a series of innovative products to market. Milestones in Company history include:
In 1989, SCOTT introduced one of the most significant product innovations in the history of cycling – the aerodynamic handlebar. The handlebar was strategically utilized by American Greg LeMond in his 1989 Tour de France win.
In 1998, SCOTT presented the lightest full-suspension mountain bike worldwide. The G-Zero became a milestone in the development of the bike industry.
In 1991, SCOTT entered into the production of mountain bike suspension with Unishock. American Ruthie Mathes won the MTB World Championship using Unishocks that same year.
In 2000, SCOTT broke all records with the new Strike carbon bike, the lightest full-suspension bike worldwide.
In 2001, SCOTT presented the road-bike Team Issue with the lightest frame worldwide, topped in 2003 by the CR1, the lightest frame on the market.
In 2003, SCOTT topped its 2001 record for lightness by introducing the CR1 as the lightest frame on the market.
In 2003, SCOTT revealed the Genius, a “revolutionary mountain bike.” A new concept of a full-suspension bike, it offered a shock-adjustable into three different modes (lock-out mode, all-travel mode, and traction mode). Thomas Frischknecht rode the Genius MC to victory in the marathon event at the World Championships in Lugano, Switzerland.
In 2005, SCOTT introduced the Ransom, the bike that redefined all-mountain biking. Pushing the travel expectations for this category upward, the Ransom maintained a reasonable overall weight and features an intelligent, efficient suspension design. The Ransom became the definitive backcountry bike experience.
In 2005, SCOTT developed a state-of-the-at triathlon frame, the PLASMA. With its integrated aero seat post, it became the world’s lightest aero carbon frame with triathlon-specific geometry.
In 2007, SCOTT introduced the Addict, the lightest road frame available. By developing further upon the successful CR1 process, SCOTT created a state of the art Integrated Molding Process (IMP™) and mated it with the Naked External Tubeset (NET™), which removed the cosmetic layer of carbon and shaves precious grams off of the entire frame. The Addict also featured carbon dropouts, an integrated carbon seatpost, a replaceable allow hanger, and a carbon front derailleur mount. Combined with integrated seat post and a new, slimmer carbon fork, the entire bike came in under 6 kg.
In 2007, SCOTT produced the lightest full suspension bike available by applying its revolutionary new Integrated Molding Process to its already proven CR1 technology and the new Nude TC™ shock.
In 2010, SCOTT introduced the Twin Loc suspension technology, allowing riders to keep both hands on the handlebars while selecting the desired travel settings or fully locking the suspension. Riders could now switch between, full travel, traction mode, and now complete lock out of both fork and Equalizer 2 TC shock.
In 2010, SCOTT revealed the FOIL, its first aero-dynamic road bike, prototype at the Tour de France.
In 2011, SCOTT introduced the Scale, the lightest MTB carbon frame ever produced. World Champion Nino Schurter wins with the new Scale 899 the Overall MTB World Cup.
In 2011, SCOTT redefined All-Mountain again with its Genius LT. LT stands for Long Travel, necessary in all-mountain situations where the descents are nasty but climbing is necessary. The lightest all-mountain carbon frame combined with 185mm and 110mm of travel available and the ability to lock out with the Twin Loc, makes climbing and descending possible.
In 2011, SCOTT released the FOIL, its aero-road bike and the most advanced racing bike available, at the Tour de France. The FOIL is the perfect balance of lightweight, aerodynamics and stiffness.
SCOTT’s continued commitment to innovation, technology and design is the reason Higher Gear chooses to carry their bicycles. Stop into Higher Gear to check out the new Foil or other bikes in the SCOTT line-up. SCOTT builds attraction. Come into Higher Gear to discover yours.