Scott Sports celebrates it's 60th anniversary in 2018, but believe it or not they didn't actually start out building bikes. Ed Scott, a talented engineer and skier started what was then known as Scott USA when he invented the first aluminium ski pole, which revolutionised skiing and changed the sport forever. Scott has since moved base from the USA to Switzerland, but the strive for technical innovation is as strong as ever with Scott bikes always at the cutting edge of the cycle industry. Scott developed the first aerodynamic handlebar, which was used by Greg LeMond in his famous 1989 Tour de France win. Their push for innovation continued with their unishock front suspension fork in 1991, which was followed by their first full suspension bike in 1992. However, it's bikes like the Endorphin, the first carbon mountain bike introduced in 1995, and the CR1 which at 895g was way ahead of the competition in 2003 and remains today lighter than many carbon road frames today, that truly put Scott on the map. 2003 also saw the introduction of the Scott Genius, which truly revolutionised the mountain bike world with its remote controlled, 3-position rear shock, it set the blue print for a line of bikes that continues to this day. If you want truly innovative and great value bikes, Scott should be on your radar for sure!