Scott Plasma RC 2018
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Scott Plasma RC 2018 Info
The SCOTT Plasma RC was designed to not only be aerodynamically sound, but also to be faster WITH a moving rider on it than without. With European and World Championships to its name, it is safe to say that the Plasma 5 is a cut above the rest. Next level adjustability, fuel storage and integration make the Plasma 5 not just a bike, but rather a well-oiled machine with one intention and one intention only- the top step.
Pedals not supplied, please click here for pedal options.MORE INFO
F01-X230 PARAMETRIC AIRFOIL The F01-X230 parametric airfoil was specifically developed for the Plasma 5. This airfoil concept features a set of variable parameters that can be modified according to the airflow characteristics in each of the frameset’s aero zones. Whether it’s clean, uninterrupted airflow meeting the frame or airflow that has been disturbed by components or moving parts of the rider’s body, with the novel airfoil concept the Plasma 5 has been drastically improved with regards to aerodynamic performance.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN The position of the rider directly influences the force distribution during the pedal stroke and consequently determines pedaling efficiency while the position of the rider’s upper body directly affects aerodynamic drag. An aerodynamically positioned torso will lower drag therefore improve aerodynamic performance. Saddle and handlebar adjustability were in effect a major topic during the developmental phase. Considering the idea that this bike would be ridden by riders of all shapes and sizes, from World Tour riders to long-distance triathletes, the Plasma 5 offers a wide range of adjustability to follow suit.
For the Plasma 5 there are two stem options available: while the TT stem stays in line with the top tube and allows for a very low position on the bike the riser stem (Triathlon configuration) increases handlebar stack by 45mm while maintaining the reach of the TT stem and allows for the installation of the clip-on Aero Drink.
The novel handlebar concept features wide range adjustability, a high-degree of compatibility, allows for proper integration of cables and wires and incorporates the airfoil innovation of the Plasma 5.
There are three base bar options that feature different heights and widths and allow for a reach modification of up to 15mm:
-30mm drop/400mm width
+30mm rise/420mm width
The spacers allow for a height adjustment of up to 75mm for the arm rests and extensions. The trailing edge of the spacer features a removable cover that provides easy access to the internal channel where the electronic shifting cables are routed.
The extension clamping system features a Ø22.2mm (7/8”) clamping standard to maintain interchangeability with all available extensions from Profile Design and most other brands.
The new pad construction features a narrower mounting option and a lower pad design for improved aerodynamic performance and adjustability.
INTEGRATED FRONT AND REAR BRAKES While a standard Shimano direct-mount rear brake has been properly integrated below the bottom bracket, a proprietary front brake was developed. The low design and aerodynamic shape ensure compatibility with the front brake cover, while an improved leverage ratio and a rigid construction assure reliable and consistent braking power. The fork features two interfaces that allow for the installation of any direct mount or standard brake caliper.FRAME & FORKS
- Frame - Plasma 5 / IMP technology / HMX TT / TRI Geometry / Plasma HMX seatpost / Replaceable hanger / UCI approved
- Fork - Plasma 5 1"- 1 1/8" Carbon / integrated
- Approx weights in KG (Including all components) - 9.25
- Approx weights in LBS (Including all components)- 20.39
- Headset - Syncros Integrated 1 - 1 1/8" drop-in headset
- Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra RD-R8050 22 Speed Electronic
- Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra FD-R8050 Eletronic Shift System
- Shifters - Shimano Di2 SW-R9160
- Brake Levers - Shimano Di2 ST-R8060
- Brakes - Front: SCOTTT KB136 Rear: Shimano Ultegra BR-R8010R, direct mount
- Crankset - Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000 39/53 T
- BB-Set - Shimano SM-BB72-41B
- Chain - Shimano CN-HG701-11
- Cassette - Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 11-28
WHEELS & TYRES
- Handlebar - Profile Plasma 5 Aeria, flat, 420mm Profile T5+Carbon
- H'stem - Profile Plasma 5 TRI, 30°, 85mm
- Seatpost - Plasma HMX with Ritchey WCS clamp adjustable head
- Seat - Syncros RR1.5 TRI
- Hub (Front) - Formula RB 25
- Hub (Rear) - Formula RB 2611
- Spokes - CN - Standard Black 2mm
- Rims - Syncros Race 22 Aero Profile 24 Front / 28 Rear
- Tyres - Continental Grand Sport Race 700x25C Fold
Scott Plasma RC 2018 Bike SSmall MMedium LLarge XLXLarge Size 51cm 54cm 57cm 60cm Body Height (approx) 160 - 170cm 170 - 180cm 178 - 188cm 186 - 197cm (A) head tube angle 72.0 ° 73.0 ° 73.0 ° 73.5 ° (B) head tube length 110.0 mm 138.0 mm 170.0 mm 199.0 mm (C) top tube horizontal 524.0 mm 544.0 mm 564.0 mm 583.0 mm (D) standover height 779.0 mm 809.0 mm 839.0 mm 869.0 mm (E) BB offset -65.0 mm -65.0 mm -65.0 mm -65.0 mm (F) BB height 269.0 mm 269.0 mm 269.0 mm 269.0 mm (G) wheel base 965.0 mm 983.0 mm 1,009.0 mm 1,029.0 mm (H) BB center to toptube center 514.8 mm 544.6 mm 574.4 mm 604.2 mm (I) BB center to top of seattube 529.8 mm 559.6 mm 589.4 mm 619.2 mm (J) seattube angle 74.0 ° 75.0 ° 75.0 ° 76.0 ° (K) chainstay min. 403.0 mm 403.0 mm 403.0 mm 403.0 mm (L) reach 380.0 mm 397.0 mm 414.0 mm 430.0 mm (M) stack 510.0 mm 540.0 mm 570.0 mm 600.0 mm
Choosing an appropriate size of bike frame can vary bike to bike/model to model due the design and technical geometry and the cycling activity a bike is designed for. Generally, the ideal guide to selecting a suitable size frame for you is your height.
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The Scott story began in the Sun Valley, Idaho by top class ski racer and innovative thinker Ed Scott. He designed and developed the first tapered aluminium ski pole, rendering bamboo and steel poles defunct at the highest level of competition. The company then moved into different markets with motocross and cycling emerging as new targets for the business. Greg Lemond stunned the cycling world when he used the first ever production aero bar, which was made by Scott in his 1989 Tour de France win. Innovation and technology remain at the forefront of Scott’s design ethos in all their products. Moving forward to the present day Scott produce; bikes, components, shoes, helmets, clothing and much more, all with the same meticulous detail to performance as when Ed Scott developed his ski poles in 1958. As a result it is no surprise Scott bikes and riders have been at the forefront of international cycle sport.
Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds stormed to victory in the XC MTB discipline at the Rio Olympics. The pair who ride for the Scott Odlo MTB Racing Team were riding the latest evolution of the Scott Spark. In road racing the Scott Foil and Addict have become the bikes to watch whether climbing up mountains in the Alps or blasting along the cobbles in the Arenburg forest. Adam Yates and his Orica–BikeExchange team mates have been producing consistently top results using Scott products. The latest big signings for Scott are the Browlee brothers Jonny and Alister who need no introduction in the world of triathlon. The brothers who have and continue to dominate the discipline will be opening a new chapter with the brand utilising Scott’s attention to detail and no shortcuts approach to creating the best equipment on the planet.
The anatomy of a Time Trial or Triathlon Bike.
Wheels and tyres
Time trial and triathlon bicycle wheels are constructed for compatibility with narrow tyres, which deliver great speed due to their low friction contact patch with the road.
Just like in frames aerodynamics plays a part in wheel technology with some bicycles being fitted with wheels which have deep sections rims. Wheels with these deep section rims create less drag through the air compared to standard shallow rims at high speed. Wheel spokes are often flat on road bikes, again to reduce drag when rotating.
Triathlon bikes have gears enabling the rider to still be delivering power at speeds over 30mph without “spinning out”. The range between the gears is often closer due to gradients not generally being too steep in triathlon and time trial competitions. Gears are often located on the end of the tri-bars or “ski’s” as they are sometimes known so that the aerodynamic tuck is not compromised by having to change gear.
Brakes are often found in unusual places on triathlon bikes such as underneath the bottom bracket, or behind the front fork. The reason behind this being aerodynamics, sheltering brakes behind tubing creates less drag than having them placed in traditional locations where they create additional drag.
What are they and what makes them so good at what they do?
These bikes are built for competition use where straight line speed is of utmost priority. Features of these bikes include;
Aerodynamics play a huge part in cycling, 80% of the resistance when cycling along a flat road is wind resistance. Triathlon bikes often have triangulated, thin or flat tubes to cut through the air. The geometry of the frame enables a stable platform for riders to attain a sleek position reducing the wind resistance from the rider’s upper body.
Geometry differs from that of a road bike by way of a steeper seat tube angle meaning that the seat tube is closer to vertical, allowing the rider to gain a superbly “aero” position without sacrificing power from the pedal stroke. This position although not looking overly comfortable can be maintained for hours at a time without discomfort, this is due to the position placing its load on the body’s upper skeletal system instead of placing the load on the upper body muscles which helps to resist fatigue.
The frames and forks of triathlon bikes are often extremely light due to their specialism of riding along roads. They are not designed for negotiating off road terrain so heavier thicker tubing does not need to be implemented.