The Shimano 105 equipped CR1 Team offers the perfect balance of performance and comfort. Designed to absorb shock and vibration created by irregularities in the road, this concept results in a very smooth and stable ride, reducing rider fatigue and making any ride more enjoyable.
SDS: Shock Damping System
SDS minimizes high frequency vibration from the road, enabling a damping effect without losing performance. Scott has engineered a balance of vertical compliance and lateral stiffness in both the rear triangle and the fork.
- Vertical compliance is a measure of how smoothly a bike rides. By maximizing vertical compliance, SDS cancels road vibrations, increasing rider confidence, stability and comfort.
- Lateral stiffness correlates to responsiveness during sprinting, acceleration, and climbing. Found on CR1 and Scale.
Each tube profile is designed to absorb both abrupt and high frequency vertical input with no compromise in lateral stiffness. Scott has created an original tube shape that allows controlled deformation in the rear triangle called an S-bend. The SDS rear stays enable this S-bend deformation via unique tube structure, thickness, and shape in specific sections of the chain stays, seat stays and fork.
Carbon Fork featuring SDS
The new 330 gram (.72 lb) CR1 fork has an improved shape and carbon dropouts. Now featuring SDS, the CR1 fork provides maximum comfort without compromising steering control. It is lightweight and very stable, providing the utmost performance whether climbing or descending.
IMP™ – Integrated Molding Process
Scott's engineers have developed IMP™, the newest technology applied to carbon production. The top tube, head tube and down tube are produced in a single step using a top-secret process. Scott's proprietary process allows for lighter construction by removing 11% of the material from the head tube intersection while increasing strength by utilizing high modulus HMF composite fiber, now in combination with Scott's brand new HMX composite fiber. IMP™ also increases strength by utilizing high modulus stressed fibers with more precise fiber placement in critical areas. The result of this exclusive combination is a truly unique stiffness/weight ratio. Complimenting the IMP process, Scott's frames benefit from Scott's Naked External Tube set (NET™) finish, which eliminates the cosmetic carbon layer to shave precious grams.
Design and Shape
The overall frame design combines fluidity with the mechanical concept. Smooth continuous lines extend from the head tube and along the top tube. Each portion of the frame and fork was designed in unison to create an aesthetic that is both functional and visually appealing.
*Please Note: Scott Bikes can ONLY be shipped to approved Sun & Ski bike stores in the following territories: Texas and Tennessee.