I remember when the original carbon scale came out, scott had been around for ages but you didn't see them much (at all in my parts i remember my LBS had a catalogue for them in 93, so we could order them, but nobody did). So Scott, kind of a nowhere brand, good bikes but not stuff you lusted over. Then came the scale, and instantly went to cool factor 10, personally I think it made carbon bikes how popular they are now, sure there were many carbon bikes about, but this siad if you don't have a carbon HT at a world cup, what in the world are you going to sell on monday.
of course this made carbon bikes all the rage and now everyone has one and if you don't your not a biker...meh...
^all that was my opinion only, no facts were used in that story
but still a cool bike, my GF loves hers (even thought its some sort of micro frame, but it was pretty and thats all that counts...)
2003 Yeti ARC, 2008 GT Zaskar Reissue
, 2012 Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon (broke), 1996 GT Xizang
2012 Cervelo R3, 2015 Look 675 Light, 2015 Scott Spark 710