Scott Sports recently posted this inside look at their carbon fiber bicycle production facility. While every brand has their secrets, the process is generally pretty similar. What’s rare is for a company to show so much of it. Every frame is handmade, and the amount of time spent on each varies by model. How long? Scott USA’s Adrian Montgomery said:
“Each frame is different. For instance a Plasma3 takes 80 hours, a Scale takes 22 hours, a FOIL takes 40 hours. Full suspension frames come in parts but generally take about 30 hours for a Spark or Genius.”
Check out their mini-site with more details on the process here.