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|Industry||Bicycles, skiing and snowboarding equipment|
|Products||Ski helmets, ski goggles|
The Swiss company SCOTT Sports SA (formerly Scott USA) is a producer of bicycles, winter equipment, motorsports gear and sportswear.
In 1958, engineer and skier Ed Scott from Sun Valley, Idaho, invented a ski pole made of aluminium, which compared favorably with those made of bamboo or steel. On the basis of this success, the company started to produce many kinds of sports goods. In 1970, Scott sold their first protection goggles for motocross riders; further motocross wear followed.
In 1989, SCOTT introduced one of the most significant innovations in the history of cycling to mass market – the clip-on aerodynamic handlebar. The handlebar was strategically utilized by American Greg LeMond in his 1989 Tour de France win, when he beat Frenchman Laurent Fignon by nearly a minute in the 24.5 km final time trial. Previous to this event it was widely used in triathlon and Race Across America.
In 1991, Scott produced their first suspension fork named "Unishock" and a year later, their first full-suspension mountain bicycle was shown to the public.
In 2001 they launched the CR1, a road bike frame, at 895gr it was the lightest frame available at the time.
Meanwhile, the racing bicycle sector continue to expand and in 2002, stage 10 of the Tour de France was won by Patrice Halgand riding for the Jean Delatour team, which was at that time supported by Scott. Today, Scott supplies IAM Cycling and GreenEDGE Cycling with equipment.
The name 'Scott USA' was changed to 'Scott Sports', representing a shift in emphasis to the European market.
- "First Aero Bar". Scott Sports. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
1989 - First Aero Bar - In 1989, SCOTT introduced one of the most significant product innovations in the history of cycling - the aerodynamic handlebar. The handlebar was strategically utilized by American Greg Lemond in his 1989 Tour de France win.
- SCOTT sponsors US Military Endurance Sports organization
- SCOTT | News | Bike | SCOTT Is Back In The U.S
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