Bike test 03: RIDE 75 – Scott Addict
The third of the five bikes on test in RIDE Cycling Review #75 is the Scott Addict 10.
Tested by the mechanic for issue 75, Lachlan McKillop, it left an impression on him that extended well beyond the workshop.
“Jump on the Addict and the first sensation relates to the weight, or apparent lack of it. It simply feels very light. On my first few climbs out of the saddle it felt great, you can throw this bike around as much as you want. It feels nimble and the distribution of weight makes it seem balanced. I’m not usually one to ride a light bike but this felt great and this feature will surely be the first thing many riders will notice.”
The new Addict frame is just 907g and despite its very light weight, it is robust and provides positive ride characteristics. It is stable and, frankly, easier to maintain than the Foil that many of the Orica-Scott riders have opted to use early in 2017.
The accessibility to rear brakes is the main point of difference; this frame has the caliper mounted on the rear stays rather than underneath the chainstays which means there’s no need for the cable actuated quick-release that you can see on the bike used by Caleb Ewan (featured on p.88 of #RIDE75).
The Scott Addict is the first test bike in RIDE that features new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series components. The dark finish of the brake calipers and cranks certainly give it a different look than the polished aluminium of the previous iteration of the groupset.
The Build Report allows us to see inside and out of the each bike…
The sum of all parts… Lachlan McKillop pilled all the components of each bike together for a photo session after pulling each bike apart and weighing every item.
The stem, a Syncros RR2.0, weighs in at 169g. The saddle, another item from Syncros – the component brand associated with Scott – weighs 222g.
The matte finish of the frame is attractive and surprisingly easy to clean. The down tube features three large Scott logos, one on each side and another with yellow highlights at the top.
This is the new Dura-Ace… with mechanical shifting.
A different style of quick-release is one of the changes for the R9100 Dura-Ace brake calipers.
The non-drive side crank. There are several changes for the new generation Dura-Ace and it’s not only in the colour of the finished product. We found them to be two grams heavier than the previous crankset (ie. 9070).
Neat drop-outs and and quick-release levers that from Syncros – easy to use, lightweight, and innovative…
There are several changes to the rear derailleur and the shifting action is, believe it or not, even more crisp than before. This is a mechanical groupset and it’s glorious to use.
The cranks from another angle…
The flash of the studio lights bring out the sparkle of the dark aluminium chainrings.
Syncros hubs and a 11-28 cassette.
The stem and handlebars are from Syncros and they suit the bike particularly well.
– Photos by Shane Lovejoy