O desporto do esqui foi revolucionado com uma invenção de Ed SCOTT, um talentoso engenheiro e esquiador de competição a viver em Sun Valley, no Idaho. A invenção de Ed SCOTT com o primeiro bastão de esqui em alumínio de espessura variável substituiu imediatamente os standarts existentes em bambu e aço.
Esta invenção marcou o início de uma nova marca, a SCOTT, e posicionou a SCOTT como líder tecnológico no mercado do esqui. A visão inicial de Ed SCOTT focada na inovação técnica serve como a pedra angular da filosofia da empresa que amadureceu a marca e a fez expandir para novos mercados.
In 1970, SCOTT entered the motocross goggle market with the first ever motocross specific goggle and later introduced motocross boots, grips and accessories.
In 1971, the Company produced the world's lightest ski boot and introduced one of the first ski goggles utilizing foam ventilation.
In 1978, the Company opened its European headquarters in Givisiez near Fribourg/CH.
In 1986, the Company opened the world's most sophisticated ski pole factory in Italy and became the global leader in ski pole production. That same year, it introduced its first mountain bike.
Em 1989, a SCOTT introduziu um dos produtos mais inovadores e significativos da história do ciclismo - o primeiro guiador aerodinâmico. Este guiador, desenhado por Charley French, foi estrategicamente utilizado por Greg Lemond durante a sua vitória no Tour de France em 1989.
In 1991, the Company entered into the production of mountain bike suspension with Unishock.
In 1992, SCOTT shipped its first full-suspension mountain bikes and later introduced cycling shoes and helmets.
To fund its acquisition strategy, the Company sold 55% of its shares to Zell Chillmark Chicago’s Investment Fund.
In 1994, a winter sport glove line was introduced.
A SCOTT introduziu a sua primeira bicicleta de montanha em Carbono. Graças às muitas vitórias na Taça do Mundo, assim como uma extensa cobertura dos media, esta bicicleta e as suas formas tornaram a Endorphin uma verdadeira lenda do BTT.
In 1997, the Company introduced a technical winter sport apparel line. One year later, it was producing skis.
SCOTT presented the lightest full-suspension mountain bike worldwide. The name "G-Zero" became a milestone in the development of the bike industry.
Beat Zaugg, Tom Stendhal (Group Chairman) and SCOTT's management bought back the Group from Zell through a management buy-out. Simultaneously, the holding company was transferred to Switzerland.
The Group rolled out a global launch of patented goggle innovations: the RAM Air ventilation system and the revolutionary Amplifier lens. It also released another ski pole innovation: the adjustable LeverLock ski pole strap system.
In 2001, SCOTT presented the road-bike Team Issue with the lightest frame worldwide (lighter than 1 kg), topped in 2003 by the CR1, the lightest frame on the market (895 gr).
In 2002, the Company's ownership structure changed again. In a second management buy-out, Beat Zaugg increased his shareholdings to 51.5%. Tom Stendahl and other shareholders retained a substantial stake in the Company.
No mesmo ano, a SCOTT apresentou a Genius, um novo conceito de bicicleta de suspensão total com amortecedor com 3 modos ajustáveis (lock-out, modo tracção e modo aberto). Desde o início que todas as revistas queriam testar e escrever sobre a Genius. O sucesso da Genius foi perpetuado pela vitória de Thomas Frischknecht nos Campeonatos do Mundo de Maratona.
Created in cooperation with Biomex® Protection, this helmet was a big step forward for head safety in wintersports. The Biomex featured a Dual Band Roll Cage (rectangular shape), which reduced the swing weight and made it more comfortable to wear.
These purchases opened new doors into the street bike and snowmobile clothing markets
Utilizing its proprietary CR1 technology, the Company developed a state-of-the-art triathlon frame; the PLASMA, which was 980 grams light. Add the integrated aero seat post at 300 grams and the result was the world’s lightest aero Carbon frame with triathlon-specific geometry.
In 2005, Beat Zaugg acquired the remaining 48.5% of the Company in another management buy-out transaction, thereby taking over 100% of the Company.
A empresa contratou um laboratório de pesquisa em Portland, Oregon, para criar uma gama de sapatos de corrida de alta performance para homem e senhora.
The new Addict is the lightest road frame available, just 790 grams with integrated seat post (165 grams). When combined with SCOTT's new, slimmer Carbon IMP™ fork that weighs just 330 grams, the new Addict bike weighs an amazing 5.9 kg.
By applying its revolutionary new Integrated Molding Process (IMP™) to its already proven CR1 technology and new Nude TC™ shock, SCOTT produced the lightest full suspension bike available.
SCOTT celebrates the golden anniversary, marking 50 years of commitment to progressive sport. Times have changed and SCOTT has developed into a worldwide powerhouse in Bike, Wintersport, Motosport and Running. But the vision has always remained the same from the humble beginnings 50 years ago in Ed SCOTT’s one man ski tuning business: INNOVATION - TECHNOLOGY – DESIGN.
The same year, SCOTT opened a new US Headquarter in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The new lens technologies that will unquestionable improve your mountain experience - the Solar Blocker Technology. The lens blocks most of the blue light to protect the eyes and is recommended for glacier Skiing and sunny days.
Same name – new frame, revised geometry and new Equalizer2 shock with Oil Transfer System.
O novo Crusair rapidamente ganhou espaço e tornou-se na referência do mercado de esqui de Freeride. A combinação de um corpo em Carbono com uma "sandwich" de canais em madeira resultou num esqui extremamente leve, estável e muito reactivo.
The all new Twin Loc lever allows the rider to keep both hands on the handlebars while selecting the desired travel settings or fully locking the suspension. Riders can switch between, full travel, Traction mode, and now complete lock out of both fork and Equalizer 2 TC shock.
In response to need of runners for an efficient running platform SCOTT presents eRIDE a unique rocker shape midsole technology that reduces heel strike impacts and improves running efficiency for all running styles.
Weighting less than 899 grams, the Scale is the lightest MTB Carbon frame ever produced. World Champion Nino Schurter wins with the new Scale 899 the Overall MTB World Cup.
LT stands for Long travel, necessary in All Mountain situations where the descents are nasty but you plan to climb to the top. No problem when you have the lightest All Mountain Carbon frame with 185mm and the 110mm of travel available and thanks to Twin Loc you can lock it out.
Em colaboração próxima com o gigante electrónico Bosch, a SCOTT é a primeira empresa a disponibilizar um sistema e-bike esteticamente integrado e fácil de operar.
SCOTT is the first brand to realize a successful 27.5” wheel size line with the Scale 700 and Genius 700. World Champion Nino Schurter conquers race tracks aboard his game changing Scale 700 RC.
With the introduction of a ski boot collection for mountain and freeski, SCOTT Sports completed the head-to-toe product range for skiers.
The E-Spark – on 27.5” wheels – integrates a Bosch engine with one of the most modern full suspension bikes and opens up the energized trail experience era.
The all new SCOTT Addict SL is the 1st in-line road bike frame set under 1 kg. The secret of its lightness: HMX-SL, the best Carbon fiber on the market. It utilizes Nano-technology, which incorporates a Carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy resin - super-light, super-stiff and still comfortable.
A SCOTT introduz as novas lentes de google (LCG) com tecnologia SCOTT’ de mudança de lentes. Simples e fiável, o sistema LCG ganhou vários prémios e criou um patamar diferente para a troca rápida de lentes sem ter de se tocar na frente da lente.
In cooperation with schoeller®, SCOTT developed ITD ProTec Technology, providing a significantly higher abrasion resistance than regular fabrics. The combination of single knit carbon yarns and ceramic printing on the fabric leads to high robustness and durability even in crashes on asphalt at high speed.
The new SCOTT Plasma 5 constitutes the latest development of modern Triathlon and TT bikes. It combines an aerodynamic frame design with innovative storage systems and wide range adjustability - The ultimate solution for demanding endurance athletes.
As the first brand in the bike industry, SCOTT sports introduced an entire line of Plus-Bikes. Thanks to its wider tires, 27.5“Plus bikes enable more fun and aggressive handling but also more forgiveness due to an unmatched level of control.
The new Prospect Goggle starts a new chapter in a decorated goggle history at SCOTT. Capitalizing on 45 years of experience, the SCOTT Prospect pushes the limits of field of vision, comfort and lens retention. The goggle is compatible with the WFS50, a system invented by SCOTT. The WFS50 is a larger and more fine-tuned roll off system to once again define the standard for this market.