The new Scale dispels the myth that a light bike cannot be stiff. Due to a targeted layup structure in high stress areas, the use of the PFBB30/PFBB92 standards, and the incorporation of a tapered head tube, SCOTT has achieved results in proportion to weight that have not previously been attained. Comparison of the old Scale vs. the new Scale:
Steering area: Stiffness + 10%
Bottom bracket: Stiffness + 15%
Head tube: Stiffness + 10%
We always measure and test all our frames in our laboratories. The accrued data base has been used to validate the computer analyses, which were key in optimizing the new Scale by reducing maximum material stress, mitigating stress concentrations, and evaluating stiffness and deformation.