Performance Bikes: Scott Addict

VeloUK goes off in search of the ideal race bike and finds this Scott Addict at Cycle Division’s new shop which has the seal of approval of the former pros who work there

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Performance Bikes: Scott Addict

The Scott Addict is known for being Scott’s lightweight performance road bike ideal for tackling any gradient and race situation. The Addict 15 is supplied with the Shimano Ultegra DI2 groupset and the carbon frame has the same geometry you would find on the Scott Addict’s the World Tour pros are racing on.

The bike, says former professional Kieran Frend at Cycle Division, is very popular, including by the staff at the Cycle Division and he says “it’s a comfortable bike to ride, but is also a performance bike and one not to be under estimated”.

The bike comes with Shimano’s best selling groupset, Ultegra (Di2 version), which Kieran says is raced by some teams and riders at the highest level in races like the Tour of Britain so well good enough for any rider racing domestically at any level. On the front Shimano Ultegra chainset are 52 and 36 tooth chain rings which says Kieran gives you a big enough chain ring to go fast on the flat or descents as well as make any tricky ascents that bit more bearable.”

On the back wheel, the cassette has 11 – 28 sprockets, providing riders a big enough gear to go fast when required and a small gear for those pesky climbs as well as small enough increments between gears so you’re not having to jump from too big a gear to too small a gear at any point.

The bike pictured is finished off with some special race wheels,  the top of the range Cero RC45 EVO carbon clincher wheels (which come with special brake pads), 20 spokes in each of the front and rear wheels, straight pull Sapin  spokes, and the rim width suits 25 mm tyres.

The finishing kit is Scott’s own Synrcos, a brand purchased by Scott a few years ago. So handlebars, handlebar tape, saddle, seat pin, stem are all of a high standard says Kieran.

Frame:  Scott Addict HMF / IMP Carbon technology, Road Race geometry / Replaceable Dropout
Fork: Addict HMF, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/4″ Carbon steerer, Integrated Carbon Dropout
Headset: Syncros Integrated
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6870SS, 22 Speed Electronic
Front Derrailleur: Shimano Ultegra FD-6870, Electronic Shift System
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra ST-6871, 22 Speed Electronic Shift
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra BR-R561 Grey Super SLR Dual pivot
Crankset: Shimano FC-RS500 52×36 T
Bottom Bracket: Ultegra SM-BB72-41
Handlebar: Syncros RR2.0, Anatomic 31.8mm
Headstem: ‘Syncros RR2.0 1 1/8″ / four Bolt 31.8mm





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