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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