Nothing beats a Time Trial (TT) bike for pure speed. With even the smallest margins having massive consequences, every part of a TT bike must be carefully examined. As Team DSM always challenges established norms through scientific knowledge, our experts contributed to the creation of the fastest bike to date: the SCOTT Plasma RC TT. To learn more about this speed monster, we spoke with Team DSM R&D expert Piet Rooijakkers.
The SCOTT Plasma RC TT was officially unveiled the day before the start of the Giro d’Italia, just in time to make its debut within the first stage’s time trial from Fossacesia Marina to Ortona where Andreas Leknessund finished only one minute and 18 seconds behind eventual winner Remco Evenepoel. This first ride not only meant the start of the Giro d’Italia, but also the end of an exciting development process, Piet says: “The fun thing about developing a new TT bike is – because it’s built for such a specific group – that we were able to go all the way. It is designed for riding TTs and not for the bigger road racing public, just the people who want to go really fast. That’s also the task we gave to SCOTT’s engineering team: make it as fast as possible”.