SCOTT Sports, the globally recognized multisport company, created a special edition of bikes for select athletes chosen for the Rio Olympics. They are now offering just 50 pieces of the FOIL ‘RIO Olympic Edition’ frame sets to its customers worldwide, and India will be one of the lucky countries to be allocated one.
The Rio Olympics have been special for SCOTT Sports as they witnessed the glorious win of their two International Athletes, Nino Schurter and Jenny, who won the Rio Olympics 2016 on the special edition bikes in the MTB XC Category.
Michael Pinto, the designer behind the RIO Special Edition, said, “When we kicked off the project, we did a lot of research regarding colours, patterns and symbols which represent aspects of Brazilian culture. It wasn’t until I spent my holidays in Brazil that I found this unique pattern in the streets of Rio, which for me perfectly represents the colourful culture, and spirit of the Brazilian people. We then worked on the integration of the pattern into a design concept that features SCOTT’s ‘Racing Concept’ colours: black and yellow. The colourful, yet balanced design would shine on the streets and on the trails in and around Rio during the big showdown.”
“For us at SCOTT Sports India this our way of paying tribute to the dedication and hard work that each Olympic Athlete puts in throughout his/her sporting career. We will be raising funds through the Auction sale of this limited ‘RIO Olympic Edition’ frameset, and the funds will be donated to an organization which works with children in promoting sports at grassroots level” said, Jaymin Shah, Country Manager, SCOTT Sports India.