With the CR1, SCOTT introduced Shock Damping Technology (SDS). SDS combines specific tube designs, wall thicknesses, and Carbon lay-up to achieve a high lateral stiffness while at the same time enhancing comfort-relevant vertical compliance in both the rear triangle and the fork. As a result the CR1 has been appreciated by its riders for offering a high degree of comfort while not compromising on performance.
The Solace has been designed to offer a comfortable ride without sacrificing immediate power transfer and direct handling abilities. To achieve this, SCOTT engineers designed a bike that consists of two specific “zones” that improve the comfort and power transfer characteristics of the Solace - The Comfort Zone and The Power Zone. However, it doesn’t stop there: The Solace offers an endurance-optimized geometry that allows for a more comfortable riding position on the bike and countless hours in the saddle without any discomfort.
Disc brakes are the latest addition to the Solace. They increase the braking performance and reliability considerably no matter the weather conditions you are riding in. The Solace has been consequently developed to offer a comfortable and reliable riding sensation to the demanding recreational cyclist.
The most compliant frame does not help the rider if propulsion is neglected. That’s why the engineers simultaneously analyzed compliance and power transfer properties of the frame while developing the Solace. The main frame areas responsible for power transfer emanate from the bottom bracket where the power of the rider is transferred to the bike and from the headtube area where torsional forces of the rider apply- especially when riding out of the saddle.
The Solace can be seen as having a split frame construction. While the Comfort Zone assures a comfortable riding sensation due to the absorption of shocks and vibrations arising from the ground, the Power Zone is comprised of laterally and torsionally rigid frame structures assuring maximum power transfer of rider-actuated forces. Obviously, comfort and power transfer need to be considered simultaneously when designing a bike. At a certain point compliance will begin to affect power transfer negatively and vice versa.