- - Scott Addict Gravel Gets More Integration and Better Aerodynamics

Scott Addict Gravel Gets More Integration and Better Aerodynamics

The Scott Addict Gravel bike got more integration and better aerodynamics this season thanks to full internal cable routing, along with the brand’s patented D-shaped aerofoil tube shapes, a D-shaped Syncros Duncan Aero SL seatpost and radically dropped flat-top seatstays.

Full integration is achieved courtesy of Syncros’ Creston iC SL X combination carbon handlebar and stem, which nicely routes all cables and hydraulic brake hoses inside the headtube via a special 1.5″ headset, while the handlebar itself features a wide 16° flare, 10mm longer drops and a thinner top-section to accommodate thicker bar tape for extra damping, along with a direct accessory mount to support devices like lights and cycling computers.

The geometry of the Addict Gravel also got tweaked courtesy of both a longer reach and fork rake, as well as a lower bottom bracket height and shorter stem lengths. Tire clearance has also been increased, providing enough room to accommodate tires up to 700×45.

Weight is also down, with the frame tipping the scales at an impressive 930g, while an uncut fork weighs in at 395g.

Storage was also a consideration, with provisions for two bottle cage mounts inside the main triangle, plus a toptube bag direct mount and another bottle cage mount in front of the bottom bracket.

Other features that highlight the Addict Gravel include a PF 86.5 bottom bracket, an integrated X12 derailleur hanger, 12mm thru-axles and flat mounts for supporting 160/180mm front and 140/160mm rear rotors. There’s also a removable braze-on style front derailleur mount for 2x drivetrains that can easily be swapped out for a chain retention device for 1x setups.

The Addict Gravel is available in five complete models, the flagship Addict Gravel Tuned for 8700€, which features Scott’s HMX carbon frame that’s equipped with a SRAM Red AXS groupset and carbon DT ERC wheels.

Next, is the Addict Gravel 10 that comes with a SRAM Force AXS and DT Swiss GRC 1400 Disc wheelset for 5700€, followed by the less-costly Addict Gravel 30 that has a Shimano GRX groupset with Syncros RP2.0 Disc wheelset for 2600€. 

Both models feature Scott’s HMF carbon frame, while 1x and 2x SRAM eTap AXS wireless groupsets are also available, plus more affordable Shimano GRX mechanical 2x set-ups.

Additionally, there also a women’s version called the Contessa Addict Gravel 15, which has the same HMF carbon frame that’s fitted with a Shimano GRX 2x mechanical groupset with a women’s-specific saddle, narrower handlebar, Syncros RP2.0 Disc wheels and a distinctive green paint scheme for 2600€.




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