Since 2008, the publisher of RIDE has owned one road bike: a Scott Addict. This model was once a team bike (for Saunier Duval and Highroad) but once the Foil was released the Addict ceased duties in the pro peloton… but there are changes brewing and we can expect to see a new model released soon by the supplier of both the Orica-GreenEdge and IAM Cycling teams.
When Scott first started supplying frames to the top level of pro road teams, the frames were chrome-finished aluminium. That was back in 2001 when the likes of Patrice Halgand and others from the French team Jean Delatour were part of wild-card invitees to events like the Tour de France. The brand had been known as Scott-USA but it has a strong Swiss connection which may, in part, explain why IAM Cycling – the new Swiss-registered Pro Continental team – is using the Foil in 2013.
There have been subtle refinements throughout the years but it’s possible to see attributes of the early carbon-fibre frames like the Speedster in today’s bikes… even if the shape is vastly different. Here is a summary of the 11 Scott bikes that have been reviewed in RIDE over the first 15 years…
Scott’s bike test history in RIDE
|Brand||Model Name||Price*||Issue number||Zinio Link||Back Issue|
|Scott||AFD Team||$2,995||RIDE #18||Not available||#18 (Sold out)|
|Scott||AFD Pro||$3,600||RIDE #21||Not available||#21 (Sold out)|
|Scott||CR1 Pro||$5,199||RIDE #23||Not available||#23 (Sold out)|
|Scott||Speedster S2||$2,299||RIDE #27||Not available||#27 (Sold out)|
|Scott||Plasma Team||$4,500||RIDE #34||Not available||#34|
|Scott||Addict R2||$7,499||RIDE #36||Not available||#36 (Sold out)|
|Scott||CR1 Team||$2,899||RIDE #39||Not available||#39 (Sold out)|
|Scott||Addict R1||$14,999||RIDE #45||Not available||#45|
|Scott||CR1 Pro||$4,299||RIDE #48||Available||#48|
|Scott||Plasma Premium||$11,999||RIDE #56||Available||#56|
|*In AUD at the time of the test|
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RIDE Media publishes RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.
RIDE Cycling Review is now available in a digital format via Zinio.