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Which is the better climber, Scott Addict vs Scott Foil?

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Which is the better climber, Scott Addict vs Scott Foil?

Old 08-17-18, 03:51 PM
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Don't forget, the foil rear brake is mounted under the bottom bracket. It was always a pain to clean all the dirt off the rear brake when I hit bad weather or gravel with the bike.
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Originally Posted by Super D View Post
Not saying better climbing doesn't require proper training, hours, miles, fuel, etc...I realize you can't buy gear to magically do the work for you. The curiosity comes from planning to update my frame next year, and I'd like to know which frame transmits power on a climb more efficiently of the two mentioned (all other factors other than frame model being equal).

Just the same process I go through when choosing other gear, tools, etc. I try to determine which has the characteristics and benefits I'm seeking. I've changed running shoes and realized significant positive benefits. Same can happen with a bike choice.

If a pilot wants to upgrade from an F4 to an F16 so he can capitalize on certain performance benefits, he's still the same pilot, just using a different tool for the job. (I use this analogy because my Dad worked on developing the F16 and I watched the performance comparison films pre-debut, and it was eye-opening).
Wouldn't you then wonder if the frame that supposedly transmits more climbing power transmits less power on the flats?
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This bike is more responsive, stiffer, transmits power better, yadayadayada.
Just show one proper test that shows frame x transmits more of the riders power to the rear wheel than frame y???
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