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Old 01-08-22, 02:55 PM
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Ageing a bike from the serial number

Hi there, new member here. I wonder if I might ask if anyone knows how to age a bike from the serial number?

I have two Scott Foil road bikes and am interested to know the age of them

I wonder if you can point me in the right direction please? I have two Scott Foil bikes and am interested to know the age of them. I believe I can do this from the serial numbers, but I don't know how to read them to age them.

The Scott Foil 10 serial number is STR10D***12020011X (*** numbers have been removed as I wasn't sure about posting on the forum)

The Scott Foil 15 serial number is STR10D***12030010X

Are you knowledgeable people able to help at all?

With kind regards
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Welcome!

Check the Scott Catalog Archives (they go back to 2016), or do a Google image search for Foils with the same paint scheme as yours, as this tends to be unique each year.

Best bet would be to inquire on Scott's contact form or call them: 1-800-893-5294
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Old 01-08-22, 03:11 PM
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Rolla, thank you very much for that. I'll give the Archives a whirl first.
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Scott still makes bikes. Contacting them might give you the most info.

https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/company/contact
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Thank you Iride01. I've just pinged them a message over on the form from their website. Thanks for your reply.
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You can also look at model numbers and date codes on components to narrow it down, particularly Shimano.

I believe the foil was introduced in 2011

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I bought a used Orbea bike that I wanted to permanently mount on my trainer, and had the same question as you. After scouring Orbea’s previous year’s catalogs and not seeing any bike that was the same as my model with the same paint scheme and groupset, I called Orbea’s US headquarters. They were able to tell me it within a minute or two that it was a 2016 model and that the Ultegra groupset that is now on he bike was installed sometime after the bike as initially purchased.
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