In 1986, a new boom had come to the mountains, only this time it was coming in the summer, on dirt with two wheels
and no engine. Some crazy Californians were riding bikes up and down mountains. It made perfect sense to the staff at SCOTT, as they had always wanted to ridebikes on the same trails that they skied on in the winter. That same year SCOTT introduced its first “Mountain Bike”. It did not take long for the mountain craze to cross over to Europe and SCOTT was ahead of most European manufacturers in introducing mountain bikes in Europe and quickly gained a strong foothold.