PRO RIG - Linsey Corbin's Scott Plasma 3

 Dec 8, 2010 article & images by Nick Salazar

  • Scott Plasma 3
  • Custom Paint
  • Sram RED
  • Visiontech Aerobars
  • Adamo Race saddle
  • Zipp 343 clinchers

Linsey Corbin was one of the first pros in the sport of triathlon to ride the new Scott Plasma 3, and to accentuate how special she is, Scott made her a one-of-a-kind paint scheme that she would get to ride in Kona. Linsey reported that she "didn't want anything too sleek. So many of the tri bikes out there just have really precise lines, and I didn't want that. I just wanted something more personal." That's definitely what she got; the look of her custom Plasma 3 is striking and memorable.

We caught up with Corbin at Retul studios in Boulder, Colorado, where she came in for a bike fit with Mat Steinmetz.

All Smiles

No doubt whose machine this is.

Corbin is known for her explosive entry into the tri world, cracking a top-five finish at her first outing in Kona. What she's also known for is her boisterous personality, which is no myth - she's typically beaming from ear to ear. And she's highly approachable - only too happy to chat about anything from technical details of the triathlon world to what color she's going to paint her nails for Kona. (Incidentally, we DID chat with her about her nails in Hawaii, but our video was corrupted. Next year, Linsey, you'll have to top the atomic orange nails!)

Tags » linseycorbin,  plasma3,  retul,  rigs,  scott,  steinmetz
  • Linsey Corbin with that trademark smile, and her very cool, one-of-a-kind Scott Plasma 3
  • Linsey Corbin aboard her custom Scott Plasma 3 at Retul in Boulder.
  • The Plasma 3 features a beefy integrated bottom bracket that eliminates outboard cups, much like the Trek Speed Concept.
  • Linsey's paint scheme is a pale teal blue, with understated graphics.  She said she didn't want anything too sleek, and preferred a more personal look.
  • The graphics make use of the ample space on the Plasma 3's wide tubes.
  • Even Linsey's Profile Design stem got the custom treatment.
  • Putting the pedal to the metal, Linsey hammers during her fit session.
  • Corbin is definitely one to smile, but puts on the serious face every once in a while.
  • Corbin got wired up at Retul for a fit analysis and bike scan.
  • Corbin takes a look at her fit numbers on the screen off camera.
  • Linsey Corbin with her custom painted Scott Plasma 3.
  • Mat Steinmetz of Retul scanned Linsey's bike in with the Zin tool, for later comparison and analysis.
  • The beefy bottom bracket also serves as the exit port for the rear brake, mounted above the chainstays and behind the BB.
  • Corbin is running a Visiontech bar on the Plasma 3.
  • She even gets a custom seatpost with her name beneath the clearcoat - no doubt who this bike belongs to!
  • No space was overlooked - even the top of the top tube got the custom treatment.
  • The custom paing on the chainstays also includes some sponsor logos.
  • The Plasma 3 looks right at home next to the matching blue Retul wall.

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