Scott has launched its latest Addict RC eRide, claiming it to be the lightest electric-assist road bike on the market.
What gives the new Addict RC eRide its gravity defying weight, is its 1,040g carbon frame that’s made from Scott’s highest grade HMX carbon, sharing the same tube profiles, frame design and aero details as the pro-tour level Addict RC such as an integrated fork crown, dropped rear stays and a D-shaped seatpost, albeit with a slightly more relaxed geometry. That combined with Mahle’s latest incarnation of its ebikemotion rear-hub drive system, the X35, and a 252W/h slimline battery that’s enclosed within the down tube, brings the weight to impressive sub-24 pounds.
Additionally, the ebikemotion system uses a second battery to keep the main battery fully charged at all times rather than relying on parallel power sources, which also simplifies cable routing with just a short cable that runs from the down tube to the conjuncture of the seat tube and bottom bracket. Scott claims the system can provide up to 60 miles of travel and a staggering 7,000 feet of climbing.
Greater tire clearance was also a consideration when designing the new Addict RC eRide, which can accommodate tires up to 32mm, while the top-tier Premium model features Syncros’ Creston IC SL one-piece bar and stem that routes all the cables through the bar and down into the steerer and head tube.
The lower models come equipped with the Creston IC 1.5, which uses a separate bar and stem, but still routes all cables and hoses internally as well.
The Addict RC eRide is offered in four models, the Premium, 10,, 20 and Contessa.
Here’s a breakdown of them:
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