2020 Scott Addict RC: First ride review

2020 Scott Addict RC: First ride review

[VidSitePro id=54 ]I have the old Swiss Cycling tips kit on from the Swiss road trippin video we did about a year and a half ago that can mean one thing I am in Switzerland and I am at another product launch with a bunch of pros including mr. Esteban shovers so that might give you an idea of what background we are testing and what bike is coming to the shops near you so right let’s delve in [Music] [Applause] [Music] then it is that time of year again when the bike world goes a little bit frenzy and launches all their new products and well I have come to Scott because they are no different the new addict is where let’s say a departure from the old version it is still classed as a lightweight climbing but but they have carried over quite a few little details from the foil including integrated handlebar this thing comes from Singh cross Scott in-house brand what you will know is is there is ZERO cables hanging about dangling anywhere yet this bike is fully integrated that’s if it’s a hydraulic cable a mechanical cable or an electronic cable the other thing a little thing that I do like about this bike is the cables actually have a foam cover on them in the down tube to stop any unnecessary rattling because that can be well let’s just say a little bit frustrating when riding it’s a lightweight frame overall this bike comes in at something like a hundred grams lighter than the old model the bike is only going to be available in a disc version you may notice that the frame shape is very much well if the truncated Aero version much like the foil there’s ten models to choose from of the Adak this is the big dog and the big books it retails at somewhere about eleven and a half thousand euros I’ll flash the prices up it’ll be in the article as well this comes with SRAM red axis at your zip wheels and well there synchros finishing kit including we’ll do a deep dive into order yet the new features the new ticket expect a little bit later when we speak to the engineers but first let’s get out for a ride and see what it’s like [Music] okay we’re here with Rick Cohen you’re gonna tell us what’s new this is a whole new system it is not just a frame and the fork and the bar it is now all of the sudden everything comes together the heart of this whole integration thing is our patented eccentric zero shaft you’ve offset the steerer tube by was it three millimeters explain why you’ve done that in the in the bottom of the of the bearing the rotational axis of the steerer is still concentric to the bearing but on the top the the rotational axis of the steerer basically moves three millimeter out of the rotational axis of the bearing and so this combination of this three millimeter offset one and a quarter-inch steerer in the one and a half inch bearing creates exactly the the space we need in front of the steerer to guide both or like mechanical shifting electronic shifting and hydraulic braking into the frame right stupid question how come that doesn’t affect their the way the bike handles then because the rotational axis on the bottom is exactly the same as on the bottom bearing so you don’t feel anything because it still rotates around the same axis and obviously you’ve worked we seen cross on that because it’s not just any great Baron stem that you can do that with you’ve you’ve also deliver a stem and a bear two separate items to integrate that’s right yeah that’s exactly true it is the same for the split the cockpit basically which consists out of a bar and a stem and this is totally new on the market so far this is not existing so you can can change the stem length without having to rebleed the brakes basically without having to open the brakes okay it’s lighter obviously than the old one though the frames heavier is that right it’s true yes the whole part of in the creation for sure we we had to give some additional weight to that also to the optimization of the aerodynamic performance we agreed off on giving some additional weight to that and in total the way the frame is in fact 20 gram heavier than the previous one the fork is actually at the same way but due to some little details some little nicely graded and engineer details we were still able to shave the the set weight of combo seatpost frame and fork down by a reduction of weight of 100 gram this is assuming a 45 it only comes in a disc brake version in the rear you can basically run both options you can run 140 mm as well as 160 ml but in the front we are we believe that you should run a 160 ml rotor in the front and this is also the reason why we integrated the the adapter which you actually need in the front into the carbon structure so there is there is no need to have the standard adapter you usually put under a flat mount brake and so also there we could save weight ciao would you like about I don’t know where put the pikey we said climb bike or sprain by because it feels really good for the climb but also for the flat yeah so it’s a sweet bike I have a opportunity for right twice just twice yeah it’s enough for understand it’s a really nice bike it is stiff the other super like this will definitely it feels really stark white for how stiff it fell yeah and I like also the thing is super clean okay we’ll see everything is inside yeah so the first one in the market that man do you don’t have to deal with a mechanic side of things they all deal when you go home yeah sometimes I do that this one the all the investment they do it on all the investigation is friendly with the mechanics well now did you have much input into the development of the bike we have some rights before with the prototypes during these three years they do the fabrication of the bike and we test some prototypes before during all this period of course and give the feedback to them and is whole that works ok it’s only ever a bit of nervousness that they’re gonna take something out that you really like oh for sure for sure especially going from a rim brake to the disc brakes yeah you know the only disparate bugs I’ve used are from Scott do you like the discs I do yeah and fly first personally as professionals the rim brakes there’s nothing wrong with them we have a mechanic he changes the brake pads every day we have it but the bikes are flawless yeah if they’re maintained they’re very similar there’s not much difference in performance for me personally but in the rain they’re chalk and cheese yeah exactly they’re completely different and you really have that consistency all the time is your learning curve do we change to it um no no I think we rather bike so much that you you were just fast what about a learning curve to knowing the characteristics of the bike the new bike yeah it’s gonna take some time I’ve only used it once or twice already now my first impressions are great this is very stiff when you’re when you’re out the seat which is one of the first things that I noticed a fissure it’s gonna take some time to do it just right now here we have we have the rest of the year to get used to it yeah cuz obviously one thing that has been designed around is wider deeper tires 28 it comes stocked with you guys want Pirelli right correct will you be riding 28 do you know for now I think they’re two blurs that we have are 25 and then they’re they’re great they’re I believe they’re already designed then the bigger ones already I viewed after yeah somebody else because I’m not sure I’ve been the biggest of use is 30s super nice I didn’t I didn’t notice a big difference from the 25 to the 30s when you use the third uh just testing the Pirellis and stuff like this and just the differences there but I think in a minute with the bikes are they are now the sweet spot is around 25 26 there so when do you get to roll this bike out in competition then it depends what I’m doing of course and if I go to the Tour de France now I need to make sure I’m fully recovered from the Giro still super tired it’s only been three days like we talked about before so take some time now to recover both physically and mentally before the next race that I do will be will be on the new okay quick roundup of the Scot addict well it’s hard to find fault with a bike that sort of sits at 11 and a half grand technically because it should be good a bike should be really good at this point we have had enough technical development enough input from pro teams to get the bike right and it rides supremely well I really enjoyed the ride on the limited miles that I did do on it I’d love to get out on it for a lot longer for maybe five hour ride somewhere down there I’ll hopefully someone here at CT will get their grubby mitts on and be able do a long-term test until then it is hard to find fault with the back the integration is really tidy it seems pretty simple to set up as well and I love the fact that you can use just a normal balance then admittedly there own synchros branded balance them but that’s a feature that you’re not finding on a lot of other or fully integrated bikes and it is very welcome I would say it’s interesting that they’ve stuck 28 millimeter tires on this constant it’s meant to be a lightweight sort of all-around climbing bike I suppose the all-around bits where the 28 comes into plate and really for me full analysis of this fight me full review .

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