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 Post subject: Scott Plasma 3 TT build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Just been lucky enough to buy a Scott Plasma 3 TT frame at a good price.

Hope to post some more build pictures shortly.

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I come from a MTB background so it could make for an interesting couple of months firstly trying to build it up and then learning how to ride it !!

I competed in a couple of Duathlons at the end of 2012 on my mountain bike which turned a few heads (funny seeing my Scott Scale RC racked up next to full blown Time Trial bikes).

The full aero boys couldn't keep up on the hills but left me for dead on the flat where the aero advantage kicked in (and I ran out of gears/stamina).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:51 am 
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Welcome to the forum!

We love tt/ triathlon bikes here.

Here are a couple of links you may enjoy.

From one Scott lover to another.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=93479&hilit=PlAsma


viewtopic.php?f=10&t=97788&hilit=Time+trial

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:34 am 
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Get this built up and some more pic's!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:28 am 
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So awesome! Not a bad first TT bike. :wink: can't wait to see it built up

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Just started gathering all the bits I need to complete the build.

The instructions stated that only a Shimano 7800 rear brake would fit so I promptly ordered one. It fits perfect but I'm pretty sure 7900 would of fitted.

The pads and holders supplied with the 7800 brake weigh approx 35.7g for the pair with aluminium compatible pads.

I've changed them for KCNC holders and Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro pads which weigh approx 28.2g

Not a huge saving in weight but the saving would of been a lot greater had I not needed carbon compatible pads which are approx 6g heavier

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Just received my TriRig Omega front brake so I'll post some photos of it shortly

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Just wondering what other options there are for handle bar stems as the one supplied with the frame weighs in at 463grams with steels bolts.

Changing to titanium bolts will knock off a few 10's of grams as there are 8 bolts in total.

Does anyone supply a lighter alternative for my Plasma 3 TT DI2 which will still look good?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:18 pm 
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I think there are actually two considerations in changing stems.

First, only the team bikes(Plasma 3 TT) got that particular stem if I recall correctly. So, I don't believe the standard stem would fit, seen here:
http://www.scott-sports.com/gb/en/produ ... 1227EF0254

Second, that stem is specific to that aerobar, so if you change the stem, you will have to change bars.

If you really want to change, I guess try experimenting or contact Scott. I'd guess that one is your only option.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:50 pm 
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You might be stuck with that stem, which I don't think is a bad thing. True, it's _heavy_ but it routes so nice and you'll have a hard time matching that. I have the custom stem Shimano made for the Shiv and it too weighs over 400 grams. You can however use other bars, which would be a place to save lots of weight.


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Sounds like the supplied stem is the way forward. Looks great but weighs a ton.

Just been playing with the TriRig Omega front brake which looks great.

It came supplied with a bag containing the latest modifications which was a simple task to fit

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With Zipp carbon specific pads and the supplied steel M6 40mm bolt kit it weighs in at 132grams.

Struggling to find a hex (10mm socket size) M6 x 40mm titanium bolt to replace the supplied steel one. Any ideas? The guy from TriRig couldn't help.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:29 pm 
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http://torontocycles.com/Selling/Titanium_Bolts.html

Try here for the bolt.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Just finished rebuilding the front TriRig and rear Shimano 7800 brakes in an attempt to get their weights down.

The front TriRig brake complete with Titanium bolts and Zipp carbon specific pads came in at 126 grams

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The rear Shimano 7800 brake complete with Titanium brake nut, KCNC pad carriers and Zipp carbon specific pads came in at 146 grams

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The titanium hardware basically offset the extra weight of the Zipp carbon specific brake pads.

Looks like I'm heading towards a 8Kg total weight including Zipp 404/808 wheels, Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 TT changers/mechs and 7900 gearing.

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Scotts are supposed to be black, yellow and white. Loks good!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:47 am 
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Peter_E wrote:
Scotts are supposed to be black, yellow and white. Loks good!


Yes they are! :thumbup:

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Sorry, its a Plasma 2.

Pictures also pre Omega brake.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Nice build.

Have you thought about removing the decals on the front wheel and swapping the saddle for a tt specific one?


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^ I agree... there is a little TOO much going on with the decals on that front wheel.

Other wise... nice build!

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