The Scott Plasma 3 build

The current bike build project is the highly anticipated Scott Plasma 3 and the initial setup of this bike is done. We'll be updating details about the ride and various parts as we go along, but for now enjoy this Scott Plasma 3 gallery.

Still not installed is the Garmin 800 display for the Quarq, plus the bars will get wrapped in Fizik tape once it arrives.

Plasma 3 details

Frame: Scott Plasma 3 team Commerzbank
Fork: Scott
Stem: Profile Design integrated 70mm
Base bars: Profile Design Prosvet
Aero bars: Profile Design T2 Cobra
Shifters: SRAM R2C
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red
Front derailleur: SRAM Force
Cranks: SRAM 975 175mm 53/39
Power meter: Quarq
Cassette: SRAM Red 11-23
Brake calipers: TRP Magnesium R970 SL
Brake levers: SRAM carbon
Brake pads: Zipp cork
Front wheel: Zipp 404 Firecrest clincher
Rear Wheel: Zipp 808 Firecrest clincher
Tires: Zipp Tangente Open Tubulars 700x21
Saddle: Fizike Arione Tri 2 Carbon Braided

All images are © Herbert Krabel /

The Scott Plasma 3 in the Commerzbank team colors is basking in the winter NC sun.

Rob Wall of Cycletherapy in Clemmons, NC focused on the task at hand.

The magnet for the Quarq power meter is attached via Scotch double sticky tape.

Time to replace the stock TRP red Swiss Stop pads with the Zipp Tangente cork pads. (only yellow Swiss Stop pads are recommended by Zipp)

Rob Wall in front of the shop ready to take the Scott Plasma 3 for a test spin

The TRP Magnesium R970 SL brakes look great on that Scott Plasma 3 frame and have great stopping power.

Zipp Tangente open tubulars sized 700x21 are the ideal match for the Firecrest clincher wheels.

A Zipp 404 Firecrest carbon clincher up front with a Continental inner tube with a 80mm valve stem

The rear Zipp 808 Firecrest carbon clincher looks quite aggressive but required a valve extender.

SRAM R2C shifters up front are super tiny.

Zipp quick releases have a very nice shape.

Powered by a SRAM Red rear derailleur and RideOn GoreTex cables.

The heart of this Scott Plasma 3 is the Quarq power meter mated to a SRAM 975 crank in a 175mm length.

May the SRAM Force be with you. Soon though a SRAM Red front derailleur to check the myth of the difference.

This gadget will allow us to fine tune the front derailleur.

A Profile Design Karbon Lite cage on the down tube is the only cage currently on the bike

Different clamps for the seat post allow for different sized rails, ie the over sized Fizik Carbon Braided ones.

A Fizik Arione 2 Carbon Braided saddle is perched on top.

SRAM brake levers on the Profile Design Prosvet bars.

The view under the Profile Design T2 Cobra bars.