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Bikefit on elderly rimbrake Scott Foil

Old 01-20-24, 05:01 AM
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Bikefit on elderly rimbrake Scott Foil

Scott Foil RC 2018 | Bikes.Fan

Allow me to ask those who can "read" more out of bike geometry and my own measurements than myself. Will the bike above in size small fit me?
My approximate measurements. Most likely forgot something below so comments welcome.
Total height: 173 cm
Inseam: 83cm
Trunk: 53,4cm
For arm: 33cm
Arm: 64cm
Thigh: 55.5cm
Lower Leg: 56 cm
Sternal Notch: 143cm

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There isn't a lot of difference in the geometry of the 2018 and the current Scott Foil RC. Why don't you go to Scott's website and plug your numbers into their sizing guide. You'd probably do okay on a 54. Perhaps you might prefer a 52. But it really depends on you. On the sizing guide on the site you linked, they say XS or SM would be your size. You might can find a archive on Scotts site to see if that matches what Scott says for that year Foil RC.

Some bikes are designed to give you a very aero or aggressive position. As is the Scott Foil. Other models of bike are made to give you a very relaxed upright position. And many are made to give you a position between the two extremes.

So if you aren't wanting the aggressive race position, which I and other find perfectly comfortable on long rides, then you might should look at a different model of bike. It really isn't a simple matter of raising the bars or moving the saddle.

Some people can be comfortable on a bike in any position. Some can only be comfortable in one position on a bike. Others can't be comfortable in any position. So you have to learn which is you!

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Originally Posted by Iride01
There isn't a lot of difference in the geometry of the 2018 and the current Scott Foil RC. Why don't you go to Scott's website and plug your numbers into their sizing guide. You'd probably do okay on a 54. Perhaps you might prefer a 52. But it really depends on you. On the sizing guide on the site you linked, they say XS or SM would be your size. You might can find a archive on Scotts site to see if that matches what Scott says for that year Foil RC.

Some bikes are designed to give you a very aero or aggressive position. As is the Scott Foil. Other models of bike are made to give you a very relaxed upright position. And many are made to give you a position between the two extremes.

So if you aren't wanting the aggressive race position, which I and other find perfectly comfortable on long rides, then you might should look at a different model of bike. It really isn't a simple matter of raising the bars or moving the saddle.

Some people can be comfortable on a bike in any position. Some can only be comfortable in one position on a bike. Others can't be comfortable in any position. So you have to learn which is you!
Thanks for replying. Just tried that sizing guide and "No Size fit you came up" However I can't find the bike in the archive (2018 Scott Foil RC (HMX rimbrake) I also have a option on a Addict RC 20 rim complete bike medium size. Both is rim brake and reduced 55% from retail price and by that interesting for one who not are a disk brake enthusiast. Is the Addict more endurance oriented or are both models very aggressive?
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Well it works for me when I put your measurements in the sizing tool. This is the page I'm on... https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/p...oil-rc-20-bike

It puts you on either the M54 or the S52 size bike. Not sure how that works with the letter sizes of the Fan Bikes page that you linked. I don't know if those are Scott's letter sizing they used in 2018 or something Fan Bikes made up for themselves. Although I highly regard Scott bikes and would like to have one, they don't have any dealers near me that stock them. So I haven't kept tabs on how they sized them over the years.
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Originally Posted by Iride01
Well it works for me when I put your measurements in the sizing tool. This is the page I'm on... https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/p...oil-rc-20-bike

It puts you on either the M54 or the S52 size bike. Not sure how that works with the letter sizes of the Fan Bikes page that you linked. I don't know if those are Scott's letter sizing they used in 2018 or something Fan Bikes made up for themselves. Although I highly regard Scott bikes and would like to have one, they don't have any dealers near me that stock them. So I haven't kept tabs on how they sized them over the years.
Yes, I can see it now, but it first popped up a message that no size fits but the Scott Foil RC (HMX) they only have S size left which is probably the same as 52! But forgot to ask the shop if there are any adjustment options or possible to turn around the stem if necessary as it comes with Syncros road RR1.0 carbon combo fiber integrated handlebar and Syncros road RR1.0 carbon combo fiber integrated stem and I am not familiar with how integrated handlebar and stem work.
Headset is Scott Foil Carbon fiber.
The Scott Addict RC 20 they still have size Medium.
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Accurate arm measurement is difficult, but it's only an issue when length is uncommonly long or short, and then only when deciding if you need a hardcore endurance geometry. You can decide that just by looking in a full-length mirror. For most of us, swapping and adjusting the stem is all we need to accommodate arm length. Your leg length is about average for your height and the standover is about right. You could straddle a Medium but it wouldn't be fun. Get the Small.

I test rode a slightly older version of this bike and the handling was phenomenal, especially after a morning of messing around on endurance bikes.
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Accurate arm measurement is difficult, but it's only an issue when length is uncommonly long or short, and then only when deciding if you need a hardcore endurance geometry. You can decide that just by looking in a full-length mirror. For most of us, swapping and adjusting the stem is all we need to accommodate arm length. Your leg length is about average for your height and the standover is about right. You could straddle a Medium but it wouldn't be fun. Get the Small.

I test rode a slightly older version of this bike and the handling was phenomenal, especially after a morning of messing around on endurance bikes.
Thanks for your reply. I have checked with the bike dealer, and they say that, if necessary, I can change the stem and use a stem labeled OD2! As far as I know it's a carbon stem from Giant bikes. I also think the best choice would be the size S or 52, as a few years ago I had a Felt bike with similar geometry to the Scott Addict M (54) as previously mentioned, and I never got really comfortable on that bike.
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2019 Scott Addict RC 20 – Specs, Comparisons, Reviews – 99 Spokes

Only one complete bike left now due to me been travelling for a while. Show model selling for US 1600, - (New was US 3500, -) Is it a good deal or better to look for something new? I have previously asked about bike fitting in this tread and due to differences from my existing bike. The Scott comes with a longer stem (110mm) vs 100mm on existing bike, longer top tube (15mm) and shorter headtube (20mm), I will likely need to purchase a shorter stem and for they with the geometrical knowledge would a 90mm stem compensate for the differences in top tube and headtube length?
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Originally Posted by hsea17
2019 Scott Addict RC 20 – Specs, Comparisons, Reviews – 99 Spokes
in this tread and due to differences from my existing bike. The Scott comes with a longer stem (110mm) vs 100mm on existing bike, longer top tube (15mm) and shorter headtube (20mm), I will likely need to purchase a shorter stem and for they with the geometrical knowledge would a 90mm stem compensate for the differences in top tube and headtube length?
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Can't tell without seeing how you sit on the bike. Ride it for a while and see. After you get some experience, estimating your preferred reach will become easy.
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Can't tell without seeing how you sit on the bike. Ride it for a while and see. After you get some experience, estimating your preferred reach will become easy.
Thank you for replying. I will have at hand a 100mm and 90mm stem so will try out for a while. Personally, I think a 100mm stem will be best choice, but time will tell
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Thank you for replying. I will have at hand a 100mm and 90mm stem so will try out for a while. Personally, I think a 100mm stem will be best choice, but time will tell
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After you've been riding a while you get dialed in. For example, to get my stem length I subtract the virtual top tube length from 69 or 70, depending on the handlebar reach. It's been working for me for 45 years.
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