The Scott Plasma 20 uses the Scott Plasma 4 frame with an HMF TT carbon layup to maximize strength and minimize weight. Scott has long been considered pioneers and experts in the field the use of carbon in bicycle frames, and the result of this expertise is a perfect lay-up with optimal carbon orientation and fiber size.
The Plasma 4 frame uses a Pressfit 86 bottom bracket standard, allowing for a wider bottom bracket shell for added stiffness. The Plasma 4 frame also features modern frame features such as a top tube aerobox mount for cleaner storage options.
The 2018 Scott Plasma 20 adds a new size to the lineup, with a new Extra Small option where previous versions of the bike only offers a Small option. The frame features a high-visibility, highly-reflective paint finish to make sure that you are seen when you're on the road.
The Plasma 20 comes with 11-speed Shimano 105 derailleurs and Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end shifters. You get a Shimano 11-speed chain, 11-28 Shimano 105 cassette, and a Shimano 50/34 crankset.
The Scott Plasma 20 is equipped a Profile Design T2 alloy base bar and Profile T2+ alloy extensions. The Profile Design aerobar lineup is among our favorites at Tri Shop, offering excellent ergonomics, adjustability, and compatibility.
The Plasma 20 ships with Syncros Race 22 aero profile wheels and Continental Ultra Sport 25c tires.
The saddle for 2018 is a Syncros RR2.0 Tri. We haven't had much luck with this saddle, so a saddle upgrade may go a long way to improving rider comfort.
With its superior carbon layup, adjustable aerobars, and Shimano 105 drivetrain, the Scott Plasma 20 is an option that should be on your short list if you're shopping for a new tri bike