Scott is claiming to have the world’s lightest electric-assisted road bike with its update Addict eRide, setting a new benchmark of 23.3 pounds (10.6 kg) thanks to the latest Mahle X20 rear hub drive system that drops 300 grams over the previous drivetrain.
The Addict eRide further sheds weight thanks to full, internal cable routing and the choice of either a 1 or 2-piece integrated cockpit courtesy of Syncros, as well as new front and rear 12mm thru-axles, while clearance has also been increased to now accommodate tires up to 30mm.
Boasting a more stealthy 250Wh system, Mahle claims the X20 yields higher peak torque, increased range and virtually no drag when the motor isn’t engaged.
But, more importantly, when engaged, the German brand says the system provides seamless pedal-assist power via new sensors and AI power management, along with a more sophisticated controller that’s linked to an ANT+ head unit and revamped remote control buttons that are located on the toptube.
There’s also a new Mahle ONE app that lets cyclists adjust the power from three support modes, plus a fourth that’s automatically controlled with AI.
Available in four guises, Addict eRide shares the same Mahle X20 system and 1040g HMX carbon frame across all models that start at 6000€.
What determines cost from there, is the selection of groupsets, wheels, cockpit pieces and range extender batteries, bringing the top-tier bike up to a hefty 10,000€.
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