Quad Cycles is a Scott dealer based in Arlington, Massachusetts, just a few miles from Boston. We have an extensive selection of Scott bicycles, including road and mountain bikes.
The Swiss company Scott makes bicycles, skiing/snowboard/outdoor winter equipment, motorsports gear, and sportswear.
In 1958, engineer and skier Ed Scott from Sun Valley, Idaho invented an aluminum ski pole which outperformed its bamboo and steel competitors. The company built off this achievement to start producing many kinds of sports goods. In 1970, Scott began selling their first motocross goggles, and expanded into other kinds of motocross gear. Scott expanded to Europe in 1978 and moved their headquarters to Fribourg, Switzerland.
In 1989, Scott introduced one of the most important parts in road cycling history - the clip-on aerodynamic handlebar. That year, American Greg Lemond used the aerobar to secure his 1989 Tour de France win by the smallest margin in Tour history to date, when he beat Frenchman Laurent Fignon by nearly a minute in the 24.5 km final time trial and posted the fastest ever speed for a final time trial in the Tour de France.* Since then, virtually every competitive time trial and triathlon rider has used aerobars for ergonomic and aerodynamic improvements, except for mountain time trials.
In 1991, Scott produced the first suspension fork, called the "Unishock," and a year later, the first full suspension mountain bike was shown to the public. Scott has also expanded their high performance road bike design, and in 2002, Patrice Halgand, riding for Jean Delatour, a Scott-sponsored team, won stage 10 of the Tour de France. Today, Scott supplies Orica-GreenEDGE Cycling, IAM Cycling, Team Hitec Products, Scott-Odlo MTB, Scott-3Rox MTB, and many other UCI and semi-pro teams with equipment.
* Lemond's performance is still considered by many to be the best time trial ever in the Tour de France, because while the fastest average speed in a Tour de France time trial thus far is Rohan Dennis' in stage 1 of the 2015 Tour, it's a lot easier to go fast if you haven't been racing for three weeks. It's thus fair to say that Scott's design was indirectly responsible for one of the greatest athletic feats in cycling history.
Featured ROAD Bike: Addict Team Issue
Quad Cycles is happy to offer the Scott Addict Team Issue for 2016. The climbing bike of choice for Orica-GreenEDGE and IAM Cycling features the best drivetrain in cycling, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, now paired with Shimano's Dura-Ace 9000 series carbon clinchers. The upgrade keeps the weight of the bike well below UCI minimum standards at 13.75 pounds and takes advantage of carbon's lateral rigidity (stiffness) and vertical complicance (smoothness), with improved brake performance from the aluminum in the rims. The result is one of the best accelerating, road noise-absorbing, highest performance bikes in history, and it can be yours.
Featured Mountain Bike: Scale 710 Plus
The Scott Scale 710 Plus features the latest advance in wheel sizes for the mountain biker who wants it all: 27.5+" wheels. The new wheel size, which can accommodate a 2.8" to 3.2" tire, increases the effective circumference of the wheel to match a 29" wheel with a regular tire without the inherently reduced strength of the 29"er. This, combined with the SRAM GX1 1x11-speed drivetrain, results in a stable, fast, and confident climber and descender, ready for the fire roads of the Middlesex Fells or the rocky technical Vietnam trail network in the Milford State Forest. So if you want to go all over the diverse mountain biking trails and parks of Massachusetts on the same bike, the Scale 710 Plus is ready for you.