A guy and engineer named Ed Scott made an aluminum ski pole in 1958. This was revolutionary. In 1986, he took that aluminum technology to the production of bicycle frames and components. In 1989, he invented the aerobar used by Greg Lemond to win the Tour de France by 8 seconds. Then, Scott bikes fell off the face of the Earth (well at least in the US).
Fast forward a couple decades and Scott bikes have returned to the United States in a major way. Scott now makes bikes of all types for all different kinds of riders and terrain:
The first bike that brought Scott back to the United States is probably one of the best valued road bikes out there ---- the CR1. The CR1 is a lightweight road frame made entirely of carbon fiber. We all know carbon is lightweight, offers a smoother ride and just looks cool right?
Take a look at the Scott CR1's currently for sale on eBay: