Scott’s road range covers the three main strands of the market, with the Solace taking care of comfort, the Addict focusing on low weight and the Foil, which we’ll come on to, looking after aerodynamics.
The revamped Addict was brought back into the Scott range last year and the frame remains unchanged this time out. You can find the full tech lowdown in our launch article but some of the Addict’s key features include an oversized 86.5mm-wide bottom bracket, tapered headtube, tube profiles which draw upon the aero knowledge of the Foil to garner a claimed 25 per cent reduction in drag compared to the old, round-tubed Addict, and a carbon fibre layup in the rear triangle and fork designed to add some comfort to the ride.
Weight is the Addict’s raison d’etre, however, and the frame is available in three versions, with the flagship HMX-SL chassis said to be the first fork frame and fork to weight less than 1,000g when launched in 2014, thanks to the use of a carbon fibre layup dubbed HMX-SL: a blend of Toray’s T800S, bonded with a ‘nano resin’ to create a stronger composite, and T1000, the highest modulus fibre available, according to Scott, and one more commonly used in military applications. The top-of-the-range Scott Addict SL is dressed in a SRAM Red groupset, Syncros RL1.0 carbon clinchers and Ritchey finishing kit for a paltry claimed weight of 5.86kg. UK price TBC.
Meanwhile, the mid-range HMX-Net frameset is used for Scott’s two Team Issue bikes and said to offer ‘one of the highest stiffness-to-weight ratios’. It pairs a 790g frame with a 300g fork. The Addict Team Issue Di2 comes in Orica-GreenEDGE colours and is equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset, Syncros RL1.1 carbon clinchers and Syncros finishing kit for a 6.28kg claimed weight and £6,999 price tag. The regular Addict Team Issue, meanwhile, comes in the colours of Scott’s other sponsored team, IAM Cycling, and shares a similar spec but with mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace. Claimed weight is once again 6.28kg but the price drops to £5,699.
Moving on and four 2015 bikes are based around the more affordable HMF-Net frameset, which combines a still very light 860g frame with a 360g fork. Of the four bikes, the Addict 10 is the flagship model, equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace (UK price TBC, claimed weight 6.88kg). The Addict 15 Di2 wears Shimano Ultegra Di2 for £2,699 (claimed weight 7.30kg), the Addict 20 gets mechanical Shimano Ultegra and is yours for £2,499 (claimed weight 7.12kg) and the Shimano 105-equipped Addict 30 costs £1,999 (claimed weight 7.76kg).