1989 - First Aero Bar
In 1989, SCOTT introduced one of the most significant product innovations in the history of bicycling - the aerodynamic handlebar. The handlebar was strategically utilized by American Greg Lemond in his 1989 Tour de France win.
1991 - Unishock Suspension
In 1991, SCOTT entered into the production of mountain bike suspension with Unishock. American Ruthie Mathes won the MTB World Championship using Unishocks that same year.
1992 - First Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes
In 1992, SCOTT shipped its first full-suspension mountain bikes and later introduced cycling shoes and helmets.
1995 - Endorphin, the first carbon mountain bike
SCOTT introduces its first carbon mountain bike. It is a hardtail featuring many advantages of a fully suspended frame. Thanks to many victories in the World Cup and at the Olympic Games, as well as great coverage in the media, the bike and the name, Endorphin, became a true legend.
1998 - G-Zero: the Lightest Full-Suspension Bike Worldwide
SCOTT presents the lightest full-suspension mountain bike worldwide. The name "G-Zero" becomes a milestone in the development of the bike industry.
2000 - The Strike Breaks All Records
SCOTT breaks all records with the new Strike carbon bike, the lightest full-suspension bike worldwide.
2000 - Sponsorship
SCOTT signs living mountain bike legend Thomas Frischknecht. In the same year, SCOTT enters into professional sponsorship of road racing.
2001 - A New Record for Lightness
SCOTT presents the road-bike Team Issue with the lightest frame worldwide (lighter than 1 kg).
2002 - Victory at the Tour de France
Patrice Halgand of the professional road racing team Jean Delatour, sponsored by SCOTT, wins, among other top rankings in road races, the 10th stage of the Tour de France. At this point, the road-bike sector becomes an important marketing axis for SCOTT.
2003 - The Record for Lightness - One More Time!
SCOTT launches the CR1, the lightest frame on the market (895 gr). The CR1 is a carbon road bike using HMF technology which has already been used in the legendary Strike full-suspension mountain bike.
2003 - The Arrival of the Genius - 'A Revolutionary Mountain Bike'
In the same year SCOTT presents the Genius, a new concept of a full-suspension bike with a shock-adjustable into three different modes (lock-out mode, all-travel mode, and traction mode.) Pretty soon magazines were filled with reports on the new Genius. The success of the new SCOTT bike was highlighted by Thomas Frischknecht's victory in the marathon event at the World Championships in Lugano, Switzerland. Frischi was riding a Genius MC.
2005 - Scott introduces the Ransom, the bike that redefines all-mountain biking.
Pushing the travel expectations for this category upward, the Ransom maintains a reasonable overall weight and features an intelligent, efficient suspension design. The Ransom is the definitive backcountry bike experience, with a frame weighing less than 7 lbs including the rear shock (3080 grams including shock) and offering up to 165 mm (6.5 inches) of travel.
2005 - Scott develops the lightest triathlon bike on the market
Utilizing Scott’s proprietary CR1 technology, our time trial experience at the ProTour level, and the input of professional triathletes Cameron Brown and Steve Larsen, our engineers have developed a state-of-the-art triathlon frame; the PLASMA. The frame is 980 grams (2.15 lbs.) light. Add the integrated aero seatpost at 300 grams (.66 lbs.) and the result is the world’s lightest aero carbon frame with triathlon-specific geometry.
2007 - 790 grams frame weight - Complete bike below 6 kg
The new Addict is the lightest road frame available, just 790 grams with integrated Seatpost (165 grams). By developing further upon our successful CR1 process, we’ve created a state of the art Integrated Molding Process (IMP™) and mated it with our Naked External Tubeset (NET™), which removes the cosmetic layer of carbon and shaves precious grams off of the entire frame. The Addict also features carbon dropouts, an integrated carbon seatpost, a replaceable allow hanger, and a carbon front derailleur mount. The Addict was developed with feedback from our Pro-Tour Saunier Duval Prodir athletes Gilberto Simoni and Leonardo Piepoli. When combined with our new, slimmer carbon IMP™ fork that weighs just 330 grams, our new Addict weighs an amazing 5.9 kg (size 54).
2007 - 1790 grams - the lightest frame/shock combination in the world
By applying our revolutionary new Integrated Molding Process (IMP™) to our already proven CR1 technology and new Nude TC™ shock, we’ve produced the lightest full suspension bike available. The Nude TC™ shock continues the legacy of our Genius™ design by offering three travel modes at your fingertips - All Travel mode (providing 110 mm of travel), Traction mode (offering 70 mm), and of course Lockout mode. The NudeTC™ was developed in cooperation with DT Swiss and features the innovative new Tracloc TC lever, which allows the rider to quickly change between travel modes on-the-fly. The Spark LTD also features carbon dropouts, our new Naked External Tubeset (NET™) carbon finishing process, an integrated carbon seatpost and a replaceable derailleur hanger. Complete 2007 Spark LTD weight: only 9.9 kg.