The SCOTT Plasma Premium has been completely redesigned to not only make it more aerodynamically sound, but also to make it faster WITH a moving rider on it than without. With Sebastian Kienle racking up the IM European Championships and World Championships in the bike’s first year, it is safe to say that the Plasma 5 is a cut above the rest. Next level adjustability, fuel storage and integration and now Shimano Di2 make the Plasma 5 not just a bike, but rather a well-oiled machine with one intention and one intention only- the top step.’
The Plasma 5 has been designed to be faster with the rider than without.
A moving rider creates a substantial influence on the airflow around the bike and ultimately on the aerodynamic performance.
Despite the extra effort required to examine this complex phenomenon, it was closely considered during the development process of the Plasma 5 and had a major influence on the frame design.
To a large degree, the position of the rider on the bike determines riding performance. The position of the rider directly influences the force distribution during the pedal stroke and consequently determines pedaling efficiency while the position of the rider’s upper body directly affects aerodynamic drag.
An aerodynamically positioned torso will lower drag therefore improve aerodynamic performance. Saddle and handlebar adjustability were in effect a major topic during the developmental phase.
Considering the idea that this bike would be ridden by riders of all shapes and sizes, from World Tour riders to long-distance triathletes, the Plasma 5 offers a wide range of adjustability to follow suit.
Long distance triathletes spend several hours on their bike before switching to the running segment.
While aerodynamics and ergonomics are key factors for a fast and efficient bike split, nutrition and hydration are essential to maintain a high pace during both the bike and running legs.
With this in mind, the engineering team developed a sophisticated storage system that stands above the rest due to its high degree of usability, while not hampering the aerodynamics of the bike nor the ergonomics of the rider.
Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about the Bike or other models in Scott’s Range.